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Walter Wickiser Gallery

210 11th Ave, Suite 303, New York
212-941-1817
Tuesday - Saturday: 11 - 6 p.m.


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Preeti Varma: NEFELIBATA
Sep 02-Sep 27
Walter Wickiser Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Preeti Varma, entitled NEFELIBATA, from September 2nd to September 27th, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 6pm 8pm. NEFELIBATAroughly translated from the Portuguese as Cloud Walkerthe bold colors and forms come off as abstracted maps of the unconscious, though they are in fact drawn from the external world. With a nod to the French modernist Jean Dubuffet, who found beauty in what lies at our feet, Varmas unorthodox representations focus attention on what we do not usually see, what she terms as physically present, but visually absent objects. Preeti Varmas fascination with portraying the unnoticed developed in response to dramatic shifts in her surroundings, as she moved first from India to Singapore, and then to New York City. Here, the overlooked objects are Manhattans ubiquitous fire hydrants. The India-born artist sees the commonplace hydrants as not just necessary fixtures of the urban landscape, but ones that are worthy of our admiration, with their own distinct patinapeeling paint, dog stains, graffitiannouncing the passage of time and experience. Varma conveys an almost child-like fascination toward the mundane objects, rendering them as vivid, almost primal incarnations of their physical forms. The paintings pulse with life. To be sure, Dubuffets biomorphism echoes in their bold shapes and bright hues. In this series of paintings Varma continues to shake off the dullness that might otherwise cloak the familiar props of urban landscapes by lingeringjust like a cloud walkerin the aftermath of fleeting visions. Deidre Greben For further information contact the gallery at 212-941-1817. Tuesday through Saturday 11am 6pm


Mally Khorasantchi: Faked News
Sep 02-Sep 27
Walter Wickiser Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Mally Khorasantchi, entitled Faked News, from September 2nd to September 27th, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 6pm 8pm. Khorasantchi was inspired by the space between order and chaos, which is polar opposite exist in the natural world and human experience. She utilizes boldly painted images of symbols, lines and shapes as her unique visual language. She always seeks to convey chaos and fragmentation in varying degrees. The paintings reflect her interests in rhythms, beauty, remnants as well as discord found in nature and man-made. In 2008, she began to combine photography from family archives into her paintings. With her recent series Faked News, she has expanded the theme to include photo fragments from modern and contemporary fashion shoots to create a unusual visual. Her mixed media works are representations of our collective human existence a reality that is unlike any that has come before a perpetual jumble of morals and morass that is impossible to ignore. D. Dominick Lombardi For further information contact the gallery at 212-941-1817. Tuesday through Saturday 11am 6pm


New Abstractions: Judy Rifka, Peter Reginato and Caroline Board
Sep 02-Sep 27
Walter Wickiser Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition of Caroline Board, Peter Reginato and Judy Rifka, entitled New Abstractions, from September 2nd to September 27th, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 6pm 8pm. The exhibition explores outside the realm of mainstream abstraction and its con nes, whether through various shapes and forms, distinct compositions or di erent mediums. Caroline Board received her MFA in Studio Arts from Tufts University, Medford. Since 2007, She has had solo and group shows in New York, Boston, and Chattanooga. She was also a participant in Womens Achievement Showcase at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Judy Rifka has had over 50 solo and group exhibitions and has shown in numerous art museums, including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few. Shewas reviewed by various art publications, such as Art in America, in which wrote: Rifka reworks the new-classical and the pop, setting all sources in quotation of todays art-world cognoscenti. Peter Reginato has been showing in New York since the 1960s and was included in the 1970 and 1973 Whitney Biennial. His abstract paintings and sculptures were often reviewed by major publications, such as Art in America, The New York Times and The Hudson Review. An opening reception for New Abstractions, will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 6pm 8 pm. For further information, please contact the gallery at 212-941-1817, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am 6 pm.