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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

NEW YORK |Studio Visits at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Start Date: 8/7/2018 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/7/2018 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

323 W 39th St., Third Floor
New York, NY  United States  10018

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

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


Members I $10
Guests | $15


Join ArtTable for studio visits at the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts. We’ll have an insider's view into the practices of established and emerging artists, touring the studios of Samira Abassy, Valerie Hegarty, Amy Hill, Patricia Fabricant and Cheryl Molnar. The Elizabeth Foundation will provide a light reception at 6PM. 

Samira Abassy
Samira Abbassy was born in Ahwaz, Iran and moved to London, UK as a child. After graduating from Canterbury College of Art, she began showing in London. In 1988 she moved to New York to help establish and found the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, where she currently has a studio and is a lifetime board member.

Her work is shown internationally and has been acquired for private and public collections, including: the British Government Art Collection, The British Museum, the Burger Collection, the Donald Rubin collection (Rubin Museum, NY), the Farjaam Collection, Dubai, the Devi Foundation, India & the Omid foundation, Iran. Her NY solo show in2007 was reviewed by Benjamin Genocchio in the New York Times and by Ariella Budek in Newsday.   In Sept/Oct 2012, the Financial Times lifestyle section will print an interview with Abbassy by Nisa Qasi. Her awards include: a Yaddo residency fellowship in 2006, a NYFA in 2007 and a Joan Mitchell Painting/Sculpture award in 2010. In April 2012 she was the artist in residence at the University of Virginia and has recently been nominated for the Jameel Prize.

In 2013 and 2014, her work was presented by Todd Hosfelt Gallery at The Istanbul Art Fair. In September 2014, Abbassy's solo show "Conflicting Narratives" at B2OA Gallery in Chelsea presented four sets of the Eternal War series. The second set of the war series will be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 2015. Other upcoming shows in 2015 include a solo show at XVA Gallery in Dubai, and at Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, NJ. Also in 2015, group shows including: The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta, Peabody Essex Museum, MA, and FiveMyles gallery in Brooklyn.

Patricia Fabricant
Patricia Fabricant is a painter and award-winning book designer, born in New York City. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and studied painting in Florence Italy, through the Syracuse University program. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited widely at such galleries as David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Schema Projects, Sideshow and Front Room in Brooklyn; Morgan Lehman, the Painting Center and the National Arts Club in New York; and Geoffrey Young Gallery and No. 6 Depot, in the Berkshires. She recently began working figuratively both on a series of political pieces, called Paper Dolls, and on her most recent self-portraits, which she began in response to the recent election and its aftermath. She lives in Brooklyn and shares a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation, in Manhattan.

Valerie Hegarty
Valerie Hegarty is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Hegarty creates paintings, sculptures, and installations that comment on American history and society, addressing such themes as colonization, Manifest Destiny, environmental degradation, and repressed histories. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Among Hegarty’s many solo exhibitions are shows at Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery Chelsea; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; The MCA in Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others including a commission for a public sculpture on the High Line, NY and her most recent show of site-specific installations in The Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Hegarty was Drew University’s (Madison, NJ) first Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence from 2014-2015 and recently was awarded her second Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2016.

Amy Hill 
Amy Hill has shown widely in NY and abroad. Recent solo shows include at Andre Zarre Gallery, Brussels and New York City, Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, and Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn. Hill received a Peter S. Reed Foundation grant in 2015. She attended New York University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Cheryl Molnar 
The fictional landscapes depicted in my collage paintings are inspired by places I’ve been, but reimagined into exaggerated environments that reflect man’s alternation of nature. So often, land is raised to make way for prefabricated housing developments, strip malls and industrial parks, which alter the natural beauty that initially attracted developers to these sites.

The collage paintings are created though collaging strips of oil-stained paper, as well as found materials such as vintage magazines and postcards onto natural birch panels. Architectural elements are carved directly into the wood and then stained with oil, creating permanent incisions into the wood itself, symbolizing the permanence of the altered landscape.

About the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
The EFA Studio Program, initiated in November 1998, is an open-submission, juried membership program for professional visual artists, providing subsidized workspace in midtown Manhattan for up to 80 artist-members.

Getting to the Eliazabeth Foundation for the Arts: 
Trains: A C E to 42nd Street/Port Authority

Thank you to Bill Carroll, EFA Studio Program director, the participating artists, and Ingrid Dinter for organizing.
Image:  Patricia Fabricant. Icon 051918  2018
Gouache on paper, woven
16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the Artist

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All programs are non-refundable.

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