Martha Rich (MFA '11) in exhibition currently on view at the Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

Martha Rich, Deluxe Cake Lovin'

True Self
Group Exhibition curated by Gary Baseman

Exhibition Dates: October 24- November 21, 2009

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011

NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2009) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce True Self, a group exhibition of new works by over 40 artists, brought together by represented artist and special guest curator Gary Baseman. The theme has been left open to encourage individual interpretation and there are no size or medium restrictions, so that each participating artist has complete creative freedom on the subject at hand.

In the curator’s words: “In this exhibition, I have invited a group of painters, photographers, and sculptors, to look deep inside themselves and create an image that they feel represents their own passion or obsession. They might imagine themselves as anyone or anything—a wolf, a cupcake, a mermaid, even a skyscraper. I am requesting each artist to create an artwork that represents his or her true self. I am not asking for (nor do I want) a self-portrait. Rather, I’m requesting that the participating artists pick an icon, metaphor, or symbol that they feel represents their true essence. The desired result is a breaking of boundaries to allow a space and time where we can discover, accept, and love our true selves, feeling nirvana and heaven on earth.”

Participating artists include:
Adam Wallacavage, Alex Prager, Amor Muñoz, Boris Hoppek, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dave Cooper, David Sandlin, Deedee Cheriel, Eric White, Esther Pearl Watson, Fons Schiedon, Frieda Gossett, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Gérard DuBois, Gretchen Ryan, James Jean, James Marshall (aka Dalek), Jonathon Rosen, Josh Agle (aka Shag), Korin Faught, Lauren Bergman, Leah Hayes, Lola, Luke Chueh, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Mark Todd, Martha Rich, Mike Shinoda, Miso, Natalia Fabia, Orly Cogan, Ray Caesar, Robin VanValkenburgh, Ron English, Ryan Heshka, Ryan Jacob Smith, Shannon Freshwater, The London Police, Tim Biskup, and Travis Lampe.

For more information about the exhibiton see: www.jonathanlevinegallery.com

See more of Martha's work: www.martharich.com

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