Berkeley College Presents the Open Studio Artists of Brooklyn
Screen Prints Both Inspirational and Eye-Catching
Berkeley College is exhibiting screen prints from the artists of Roni Henning’s Open Studio group at the Brooklyn Gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY. This exhibit, which opened October 18, is on display through January 9, 2015. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
“I am excited about every artist who is a member of the Open Studio group,” said Robert Keiber, Curator, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn galleries, Berkeley College. “I find the work inspiring and eye-catching.”
Featured artists are:
Angela A’Court – Pastel is a pure pigment with intense vitality which encourages Ms. A'Court's very defined approach to art. With a bold, contemporary style of strong graphic shapes, contrasts, and edges, she depicts everyday objects, showing how to revere simple lines in space, drawn with rich, saturated color.
Nancy Beranbaum – Her work is an amalgam of botanical forms layered in sheer colors that range from earthy and organic to brightly candy-colored. Her interest in plant forms and movement have been a consistent framework for her exploration of shifting colors and silhouetted shapes.
Regina Araujo Corritore – Fascinated with various techniques of printmaking, she produced a series of over 100 prints. She is now a member of Ceres gallery, a feminist art cooperative in New York City.
James DeWoody – Current work combines painting, drawing, and screen monoprinting on paper. His images are part of a continuing Asian Series.
Gail Flanery – An artist with a consistent practice and exhibition history over several decades. She was a denizen of the 1970s downtown art scene in Soho, New York City.
Darcy Gerbarg – Her work ranges in size from intimate etchings and silkscreen prints to wall-size acrylic paintings suitable for public, corporate, and residential environments.
Susan Greenstein – She is a teacher of elementary and high school students, and also dedicates her time to painting with watercolors, drawing, and printmaking.
Roni Henning – She is an artist, master printer, teacher, and author, as well as the owner of Henning Screen Print Workshop. She has taught printmaking classes and collaborated with many artists, including Andy Warhol.
Jackie Leger – Specializing in architecture and design, her work shows the pioneers of the modern movement. Her silkscreen portfolio pays homage to modern architects and their work.
Nancy Lunsford – Co-founder of 440 Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn, she has worked in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and shadow theater.
Cynthia Cherish Malaran – She is a DJ and visual artist who is healing from an accident. As an agent of the Hospice of New York, she offers music as palliative care to patients.
Philomena Marano – She created the winning poster for the first Spirit of Brooklyn poster competition and is a master of the elegant cut paper technique. Her work as a co-founder of the Coney Island Hysterical Society was featured in Charles Denson’s book “Coney Island Lost and Found.”
Mollie Thonneson – Primarily a painter, she works in a variety of mediums and has now added serigraph to her repertoire.
Jane Warrick – Her work has included conceptual pieces, performances, and photography, and she has published short stories in art magazines.
Rachel Woursell – Works with a variety of mediums, including photography, video, and printmaking, examining transitional states of the ordinary.
For more information about the Open Studio artists and the exhibit, contact Mr. Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 212-252-2065.