Saturday, May 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m.
April 2, 2015 — New York, NY: CORRESPONDENCE presents works by forty visual and performing artists inspired by letters and postcards written to Steve Clorfeine, the creator and curator of the exhibition, over a period of fifty years. The exhibition will be on view at the Westbeth Gallery from May 2 through 17, 2015.
Spanning multiple generations and cultural backgrounds, the artists were invited by Mr. Clorfeine to create works that incorporate selections of original correspondence material into their chosen format and reference the time-honored practice of exchanges of written words and pictures. The art of correspondence–sensory, temporal, tactile, aesthetic, imaginative–is interpreted and presented through a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, collage, video, photography, film, and installation.
The project was conceived and developed, in part, during Mr. Clorfeine’s residency fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center in 2014. CORRESPONDENCE
represents the culmination of the project.
Elana Adler, Christine Alicino, Joan Anderson, Theresa Antonellis, Agness Au, Susan Banyas, Barbara Bash, Ursula Brookbank, Brenda Bufalino, Birgitte Bush, Steve Clorfeine, Marilyn Crispell, Jon D’Orazio, Marcello Dolce, Leslie English, Monica Frisell, Aimee Gilmore, Roy Gumpel, Kate Hamilton, Lanny Harrison, Gurmi Lama, Ralph Lee, Cyndi Levine, Elmer Luke, Bob Rosen, Claire Rosenfeld, Marchel Ruygrok, Andra Samelson, Robert Seward, Robert Spellman, Constance Steckel, Louise Steinman, Suzy Sureck, Hiroshi Tachibana, Lauren Turk, Ursina Vogt, Hy Varon, Wilma Vesseur, Lucienne Weinberger, Christoph Zihlmann, Jane Zipp.
Westbeth Gallery is a not-for-profit gallery located on the first floor of Westbeth Artists Housing at 55 Bethune Street at Washington Street in New York City. It exhibits the work of resident artists and presents independently curated exhibitions. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.