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July 25 , 6:00 pm - August 18 , 6:00 pm
Artist SARA ERENTHAL and Lower East Side gallery THE STOREFRONT PROJECT are pleased to announce the artist’s solo exhibition at the gallery Backstory, curated by Nina Blumberg. Erenthal will present new mixed media works which showcase her instantly recognizable artistic iconography and seasoned ‘upcycling’ technique.
Backstory deeply explores Erenthal’s preoccupation with ‘upcycling’: the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. The majority of the works in the exhibition are created from old, thrifted paintings, upon which the artist paints her signature motif– a graphic silhouette of a woman’s form with wide eyes and red lips– thereby creating a new work entirely. Underpainting subjects include a Catholic pope, a Jewish rabbi, old-fashioned portraits of unidentified anonymous men or women, and still lives of flowers or plants, among others.
Opening reception: Thursday, July 25, 6-9 (and will then be on view through August 18, 2019).
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.