Marjorie Van Cura (MFA '02) in Two-Person Exhibition at YES! Gallery, NY, Opening November 18th, 7pm

Marjorie Van Cura (MFA '02) will have work featured in a two-person exhibition titled "Rhythm" with Zoe Pettijohn Schade at YES! Gallery, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. Van Cura will also have a new work on view at the backroom of STOREFRONT Gallery in Bushwick Brooklyn. Van Cura's investigation combines graphic, Op-Art aesthetics with invented hybridizations that contain human-animal-mechanical parts. She create these iconic Chimera figures by collaging together digital photographs of various components culled from the internet which then is transformed into the final version of the hybrid and used as a foundation for the specific shapes in her mixed-media paintings. The placement and transfer drawing of each figure by hand builds an image through a systematic process that is unique to each painting. The repetition of shape combined with intense optical color relationships dissolve into a complex pattern and create a visually intense, visceral experience. Van Cura's work stands as both social commentary, informed by several themes of interest that include the origin and genetic make-up of species, the phenomenon of evolution, and issues of identity, alienation, and community in a Digital Age.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 18th, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, November 18th - Friday, December 10th

YES! Gallery
147 India Street
Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY 11222

To see more of Van Cura's work, visit http://www.marjorievancura.com/index.htm

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