THE WEEK: Sept 14-16.

 ARIAS WITH A TWIST @ABRONS ART CENTER.
September 14-October 16
Wednesday-Saturday | 8 pm
Saturday Late Show | 10:30 pm
Sunday | 7 pm

This updated version of the original deliriously madcap fantasy once again features the soaring song stylings of demented diva Joey Arias surrounded by an eye-popping theatrical extravaganza conjured by a team of puppeteers under the direction of Basil Twist. Channeling lurid celluloid dreams, macabre nightmares and bizarre premonitions, the adventure begins with an alien abduction and concludes with a stupendous Busby Berkeley-esque finale. Along the way, the throaty chanteuse belts out pop, rock and jazz standards in addition to some original tunes by Alex Gifford as Twist and company work their magic with vintage marionettes, anatomically correct puppets and fantastical scenic elements.

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BEATRICE CORON AT MURIEL GUEPIN, OPENING SAT.

   

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2011 FROM 6:30 – 8 PM

NEW GROUP SHOW “JUXTAPOSED” FEATURING THE ARTWORK OF: BÉATRICE CORON AND ROBERT SZOT

ON VIEW FROM APRIL 16 – MAY 29, 2011

Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to announce “Juxtaposed” a new group show featuring the artwork of Béatrice Coron and Robert Szot. The opening reception is Saturday, April 16th from 6:30-8pm, and will be on view through May 29th.

Béatrice Coron’s paper cut images tell stories inventing situations, cities and worlds which all have their own logic and patterns. These compositions include memories, associations of words, ideas, observations and thoughts that unfold in improbable juxtapositions. Coron researchs collective memories and myths, questioning the notions of identity and belonging.

In her site-specific installation called “drifting Worlds” (displayed in the dramatic street level window of the gallery) the window is used not to see out but in, placing the spectator in an outsider/insider situation. Shadows, reminiscent of film noir and voyeurism, leaves room for multiple interpretations.

Béatrice Coron’s work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art center and The Getty. She’s had numerous solo shows in galleries in the U.S.A., France and Japan.

Robert Szot will present his latest paintings called BLS (roman conflict). Szot’s oil paintings are wrestling with the conflict of impermanence. Szot’s methodology is primarily one of problem solving. Fine details are sometimes marred or sacrificed until the final composition has reached a more dynamic and complex resolution.Thin layers of activity and line drawing peer through a more dominant foreground of broad color fields. This process provides a depth that becomes sharper in definition over time.

Curator Robert Bunkin writes: “Robert Szot’s abstract paintings seem to come from the urban environment. They are reined in by architectonic structures, broad fields of color are interrupted by smaller gestures and idiosyncratic forms…his work has a palimpsest effect, where layers of previous activity bleed through the final layers of paint.”

Robert Szot lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited throughout America and internationally. Szot has shown with The Painting Center and Melody Weir in New York and with the Saatchi Gallery in London. His work can be found in private collections worldwide. A portion of the artist’s proceeds will be donated to Rett Syndrome research.