|When||4 Jun 2011 - 5 Jun 2011|
|Where||Bushwick Open Studios
117 Grattan Street #307
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Chaw Ei Thein, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist
Bushwick Open Studios 2011 June 4-5, 12-7pm
Chaw Ei Thein relates her personal physical and emotional struggles as a Burmese woman and as an artist living in New York. But her most poignant expressions relate to her comparative studies between her homeland and New York. Her series of paintings relate to her transient status and her ongoing efforts to bring her artistic voice to the forefront. In her accompanying video work, Chaw acknowledges the conflicts between her two worlds.
Alexandra Pacula (originally from Poland) presents NYC as chaotic and full of ecstatic energy. Through luscious brushwork, vibrant color and sense of motion she is able to capture the essence of New York. Her streets are filled with light that travels within the composition almost of it’s own accord. She has developed her own unique style of painting which combines, impressionism, expressionism and photorealism. She uses a disposable digital image as a starting point to elaborate on the fact that we are living in the age of technology.