April 25th- May 14th, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, April 25th, 6.00-9.00pm 278 GRAND STREET,
2ND FL, 10002 New York City (Btwn Eldridge and Forsyth)
Gallery Sensei is pleased to present Relaxing the Virgin, by painting collective BLONDE.
Relaxing the Virgin, the third exhibition by BLONDE collective addresses the body, gender, sexuality, and identity from three radically different angles. Chrzanowska’s sensual and geometric handling of the human form decadently marinates our inner voyeur. Clodfelter’s process-heavy paintings forge a treaty between the recognizable and the abstract. Shwetz’s lush and classically rendered works twist and blend tradition with new modes of sexual expression. From meticulous realism to radical abstraction, Relaxing the Virgin pierces norms, convention and archaic interpretations of our bodies, how we relate to our environment and how we interact with others.
Kelsey Shwetz (b.1986) is a Canadian-born painter, co-founder of Studio 200 gallery in Chelsea, and member of the NYC-based painting collective BLONDE. Shwetz received a BA Honours in Psychology and Painting from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Shwetz lives and works in New York City. www.kelseyshwetz.com
Originally from Poland, Beata Chrzanowska (b.1987) has lived most of her life in Chicago. She got her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she studied Integrated Studio Arts with a focus in painting and drawing the human form. Since then she has migrated to New York where she continues an active career in the arts painting from her studio in Queens. cargocollective.com/beatachrzanowska
Ehren Austin Clodfelter (b.1982), a member of the Nyc based painting collective Blonde, is an American born painter living and working in Brooklyn Ny. www.ehrenclodfelter.tumblr.com
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