Kindred Spirits

Grand Central Art Center

Kindred Spirits features the illustration and sculptural work of U.S. artists Julianna Bright, Marjorie Liucci, Margaret Meyer, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, and Julianna Swaney. The exhibition was curated by guest curator Alexandra Duron. Using a range of media including acrylic, watercolor, pencil, ink, clay and found objects, the exhibited artworks portray human characters and anthropomorphized animal characters that interact as equals or kindred spirits. At times, the human and animal traits are so interchangeable within the depicted subjects that the works becomes intriguing commentaries on human nature. With narratives ranging from the whimsical to the foreboding, Kindred Spirits reflects on the bonds that strengthen our kinship to the animal kingdom or the conflicting differences that separate us. The selected artists’ works exude a nostalgic style, one that is reminiscent of Victorian fashion and the romantic sensibilities of past eras, and one that calls to mind the moral codes and fantasy of Aesop’s Fables and fairy-tales.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: May 2. Continues through May 30, 2010
 
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