The Carter Burden Gallery is proof that creative peaks aren’t tied to a particular age. The gallery, which champions older, lesser-known artists and believes they must not be overlooked due to age or decreased marketability, will launch an exhibition featuring artist over the age of 60 with deep roots in New York’s creative communities. Carter Burden’s three galleries will be devoted to the trippy and textured, earthy and organic work of these seasons artists.
“In the Dark: Packages & Shadows” features work by Werner Bargsten and Charles Ramsburg. Bargsten presents clay sculptures bound in copper, inspired by childhood memories of the rich black Iowa dirt of his family’s farm. Ramsburg’s delicate, dark and quiet drawings from the series “Blind Spot” were inspired by his years in the Adirondacks. One piece, “Pathing Sticks,” draws on the ancient tradition of the walking staff, while incorporating organic and man-made materials,
The intimate oil paintings in Danny Turitz’s series “Carts” use “homeless shopping carts” as metaphor, and they reflect the “isolation, melancholy and degradation” of the human condition. In the West Gallery, a 7-by-18 foot space outside the main gallery for experimental public art installations, viewers will find Edward Fausty’s “On the Wall.” Inspired by a dream he had during college, Faust uses landscapes done with a fisheye lens to replicate the wonder of seeing our planet from above, and ponder our footprint upon it.
Enjoy the opening reception on Oct. 5 or view the exhibition through Oct. 26.