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Structured Spaces: Exhibition at Elisa Contemporary Art features four contemporary artists
Alexis Duque, Uptown, 2013. Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36.
RIVERDALE, NY.- Elisa Contemporary Art presenting Structured Spaces featuring four contemporary artists exploring strong lines, geometric shapes and bold color to create architecturally driven worlds. From the simplistic to the acutely detailed, our artists create internal spaces and external worlds that invite the viewer in to explore, discover, walk and wander. The exhibit opens April 26th.

The everyday scenes of Marfa artist, Martha Hughes debuting for the first time with Elisa Contemporary Art, are familiar, yet filled with unusual perspectives and strong colors. The spaces are defined with walls, halls and windows, yet simultaneously ambiguous, slightly unsettling and altogether new.

Hawaii artist, Jason Wright contrasts the soft lines of the sky against the hard lines of the earth to create his complex perspectives. The results are startlingly haunting skylines and dream-like landscapes.

Turkish artist, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel explores the rise and fall of places. She juxtaposes nature with urban environments, carefully shifting between abstraction and representation. Her worlds are created through fragmentation and connection – the reconstruction of places and buildings, while simultaneously destroying them.

Colombian artist, Alexis Duque creates architecturally detailed drawings inspired by real skyscrapers including the Chrysler Building, Empire State, Flatiron and other landmarks to build his fantastic buildings, cities and metropolises. Working from hundreds of photographs, Alexis details each element of these majestic edifices. The result is cities where structures are idealized and transcendent beauty is worn on the exterior of each edifice.



Today's News

April 28, 2014

Exhibition devoted to portraits by Oskar Kokoschka opens at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Exhibition of works by Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein opens at Leo Castelli Gallery

LACMA acquires ten artworks during its Annual Collectors Committee Weekend

A series of new paintings and works on paper by Hernan Bas on view at Victoria Miro

Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street: Group exhibition opens at Steven Kasher Gallery

Swann Galleries announce highlights from their spring auction of Contemporary Art

Birmingham Museum of Art opens renovated galleries featuring its exceptional collection of African art

New Kiev show reveals kitsch treasures from deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych palace

Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the meteoric rise and remarkable achievements of Patrick Kelly

Artist Arik Levy presents a RockGrowth sculpture at the Atomium in Brussels

Ronald Phillips reveals first of their showstoppers destined for Spring Masters New York

Artists create ambitious new projects with the generous support of committed collectors

Exhibition of new photographs by American artist Jeff Bark opens at Hasted Kraeutler

Exhibition at Charles Riva Collection brings together works conceived by eight American artists

Structured Spaces: Exhibition at Elisa Contemporary Art features four contemporary artists

Kohn Gallery announces grand opening of new space in Hollywood

Anthony Faroux's second solo exhibition at 43 Inverness Street opens in London

Ian Law's second solo exhibition at Laura Bartlett Gallery opens in London

Special art installations by Tony Feher on view at the Akron Art Museum

Exhibition of new work by Dinh Q. Lê opens at P.P.O.W in New York

Solo exhibition of new works by Dutch artist Tiong Ang on view at Lynch Tham

First New York solo exhibition of Polish-Dutch artist Monika Zarzeczna opens at Lesley Heller Workspace

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