Monday, January 31, 2011

New Exhibit, Distant Faces and Places opens at Riverdale Gallery. Artist Reception Sunday, February 6th 2-4pm

Here is a post for all the art lovers out there. For those of you that attend, please do feel free to post your reviews on the BoogieDowner.

Journey to far away places and distant lands. Encounter a spirited few in the new exhibit, Distant Faces and Places at Riverdale’s only contemporary Art Gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art.

Our current exhibit explores abstracted landscapes and figurative work in paintings and sculptures. It is an invitation to escape into the worlds of our four artists and find a place to call your own.

From the art of Syracuse artist, Sharon Gordon, whose landscapes balance delicately on the fine line between abstraction and representation to the intensely pigmented exotic worlds of Canadian Artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc.

In the haunting paintings of Hawaii artist Connie Firestone, you'll sense a watchful presence and be captivated by the body and shadows of the wire mesh sculptures of Kaya Deckelbaum.

These four female artists create visions of alternate spaces and places to explore.

What: Distant Faces and Places
When: Now - March 13, 2011

Artists Reception with Kaya Deckelbaum: Sunday, February 6th from 2-4pm

Where: Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY
Gallery Hours: Friday/Saturday 10 am - 6pm and by Appointment. Sun. Feb. 6 12-5pm

5% of gallery commissions from sales will be donated to one of the support charities helping underserved
children heal through art. We currently support Free Arts NYC, Creative Arts Workshop for Kids and our new
partner, Arts to Grow.

Check website for additional events in late February to support the Arts to Grow programs for Riverdale Neighborhood House.

I have attached a detailed press release and two installation images. If you are interested in higher resolution images, please contact me at

Thank you in advance for your support in generating awareness for this exhibit.

All the best,

Lisa Cooper
Elisa Contemporary Art

Riverdale Gallery: 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471
Elisa Contemporary Art Changing the world through art.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this info. Sounds like a good way to relieve cabin fever.
"Ars longa, vita brevis"!

Boogiedowner said...

My friend, if you seriously think this is porn I think you have some issues you need to deal with. There is nothing pornographic about this photo or the scuplture.


Anonymous said...

You may know about the Greek religion, but you're no descendant of Homer or Sophocles or Aeschylus or even Kazantzakis.

Boogiedowner said...

WOW - This comment goes straight for the heart.

"You may know about the Greek religion, but you're no descendant of Homer or Sophocles or Aeschylus or even Kazantzakis."

Please let me know what offended you so much to make such a statement. And by the way I love Kazantzakis.


Anonymous said...

You miss the point each time.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What happened to the "BOOBIE Downer" comments?

Is the blog now censuring comments it disagrees with (i.e. doesn't understand)?

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. I will not read this anymore. What an absolute abortion of a blog this is now. I cannot believe you are deleting comments. A slippery dangerous road you've taken, sir.

Anonymous said...

Get out of the blog business, Greg. You are a disgrace to the Bronx!

Anonymous said...

By deleting comments you don't like but leaving your defensive replies, what's left is pure nonsense.
Your 1/31/11, 2:39p.m. comment "if you seriously think this is porn" comes after a comment thanking you for posting the art show info. Makes you look like a complete idiot. When did "Thank you" become porn?
Too much ouzo, Greg???