|Artwork from an exhibit by Avel deKnight.|
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In celebration of Black History Month, Berkeley College is presenting the artwork of Avel deKnight at its Midtown Manhattan Gallery.
Mr. deKnight was born and educated in New York City to parents from the Caribbean Islands of Barbados and Puerto Rico. He later studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Julian in Paris. In the 1950s he began writing as an art critic for various French and American publications. His mature paintings and drawings frequently included many archetypal images. As the psychoanalyst Carl Jung might have observed, Mr. deKnight demonstrated his appreciation for the power and wisdom of the collective unconscious through his art. He was an instructor at the Art Students League of New York, an academician at the National Academy of Design and an instructor at the Academy School of Fine Arts from 1981 until his untimely death in 1995.
The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan location
3 East 43rd Street
New York City
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of a variety of artists at the Brooklyn location gallery.
Featured artists are:
Mike Deutsch - A long-time photographer, Mr. Deutsch shot film and resisted going digital for many years. Once he came across a process called high-dynamic range imaging, he saw its potential and now uses it to make his photos look different and unique. He has had many New York group and solo shows in Soho and Chelsea.
Tracy Hanna-Foye - A fine artist for 32 years, Ms. Hanna-Foye’s work mostly consisted of paintings and murals in a very realistic style. She moved on to abstract work which she finds gives her a feeling of freedom and escape from the ordinary.
Ramesh KC - A native of Nepal, this artist says the path he takes art reflects his awareness of the ancient temples, life of the city and artistic philosophy.
Mae Jeon - Her artwork is a combination of intuition and discovery within the digital medium. She says she enjoys “combining floral images within synthetic environments to transform an emotional and spiritual vocabulary to a pictorial image.”
Duygnu Kivanc - Her abstract artwork has been shown in New York at the United Nations, in Soho and in Chelsea; in Alexandria, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in Washington, DC, as well as internationally.
Cedric Van Eenoo - Mr. Van Eenoo is a multidisciplinary artist, painter, musician, writer and university professor. He says his ink paintings are “an interpretation of the principles of quantum physics in a poetic aesthetic.”
The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Berkeley College Brooklyn location
255 Duffield Street
For more information, contact Bob Keiber at 212-252-2065.