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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Inka Essenhigh

Start Date: 5/9/2018 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 5/9/2018 10:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: "The Eighth Floor"

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
17 W 17th Street
New York, NY  United States  10011

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $25
Guests | $30

The fee for this monthly program has increased by $5 to allow ArtTable to provide participating artists with an honorarium that recognizes our gratitude and their time. 

Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts, feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Inka Essenhigh, whose current exhibition is on view through May 25 at Miles Mcenry Gallery. 

Inka Essenhigh

Inka Essenhigh's painted visions are richly colored distorted fables peopled with archetypes, sprites, and anthropomorphized nature. The paintings breathe and undulate with life as ocean becomes sea monster, tree becomes goddess, or hipster bar-goers become drunken ghouls. The imagery is imbued with a sense of a collective unconscious and mischievous narrative that makes its way into each landscape, building, and figure. As she describes it, her mythologies strive for "the feeling of an inner vision" captured during the witching twilight hours.

Inka Essenhigh has been exhibiting for the past two decades. She has just compleated a commissioned mural for The Drawing Center in New York and she has been in shows such as "Comic Abstraction" Museum of Modern Art in New York, "USA Today" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2nd Berlin Biennale in Berlin Germany, SITE Santa Fe Biennial in Santa Fe New Mexico and the Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has had many one person museum shows such as at the Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, Frist Center, Nashville TN,  Albright knox Museum, Buffalo NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; DA2 Domus Artium, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Over the years she has shown with Dietch Projects, Mary Boone Gallery and 303 gallery. She has recently shown at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen. She is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery in London,  Miles McEnery Gallery NYC, and Kavi Gupta in Chicago.

She lives and works in New York City.

This program is generously hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.

Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners. Currently on view is “The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy and Engagement,” an exhibition pairing, for the first time, artworks by two leading artists of the social practice movement, Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy in collaboration with cultural anthropologist Pilar Riaño-Alcalá.

Thank you to ArtTable NY's Artist Breakfast Committee for organizing this event. 
Image: Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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