Gershman Gallery



Puzzle Pieces (we go together just right) by Alex Ebstein
Curator: J. Susan Isaacs, PhD
February 11 – April 3, 2016

Opening Reception with artists Alex Ebstein and Liz Donadio, and curator J. Susan Isaacs
Thursday, February 11
6:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE – Registration required
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Alex Ebstein’s mixed media abstractions are inspired by Jean Arp’s bodily references and playful malleability of organic forms, modern art’s premise of abstraction’s power of transcendence, and a personal interest in the cult of the human figure and fitness.

Alex Ebstein is an artist, curator, and critic based in Baltimore, MD. She received her BA in Studio Art from Goucher College in 2007 and her MFA from Towson University in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at Cuevas Tilleard in New York, NY, SophiaJacob in Baltimore, MD, and at Kent Place Gallery in Summit, NJ. Recent group exhibitions include Deep Superficial Perceptions at CES Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, The Shared Patio at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and After Space at Loyal Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Myth & Menagerie by Lesley Dill with Typography by David Charles Chioffi
Curator: Cynthia Nourse Thompson, MFA
April 24 – July 22, 2016

Opening Reception with artist Lesley Dill and curator Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Friday, May 6
5:30 – 7:30 PM
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Closing Reception
Friday, July 22
5:00 – 7:00 PM
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FREE Admission to both programs with advance registration

The University of the Arts and the Gershman Y are proud to present an exhibition of work by renowned artist Lesley Dill. Dill works in sculpture, photography, printmaking, and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experiences. Myth & Menagerie serves as the premiere of a newly produced body of work by Dill. These new works are a collection of unusual animal/human puppet-like forms incorporating text and language.

Lesley Dill’s work has been widely exhibited and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among many others.

Dill lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has received a Joan Mitchell grant, an NEA grant, a Rockefeller Multi-Arts Program grant, New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and an Anonymous Was A Woman award. She is represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, LA.