Jan 8, 2015
Jan 25, 2015

La Galleria: Eileen Doster “Waves and Water Lines”

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Above: Detail from “Joy Like a Fountain”

Opening reception: Thursday, January 8, 6 to 8PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

This exhibition of paintings explores our visual relationship to our rivers, oceans and water as a source of life, beauty and as a destructive force. Seemingly endless lines of sea and sky are rendered in multiple layers of blues creating images that are contemplative and complex.

Waves and Water Lines follows last springs Shimmmering Green exhibition at The NY Public Library. This is EiLeen Dosterʼs second one person exhibition at La Galleria. She also curated the well recieved Paint Show at La Galleria in 2008.The recently renovated Great Jones space with itʼs charming, old school panache and uniquely angled walls is the perfect venue for Dosterʼs intimate and forceful images in acrylic, on canvas, linen and denim as well as her watercolors on paper.

We extend a special invitation to any local school or community group to attend the exhibition by appointment.

Artist’s Statement

“I live 2 blocks from the East River. My studio at The Brooklyn Navy Yard has a fine view of the traffic on the river. This work was also created on the New Jersey coast over several summers. I am never far from the sea or the river and Hurricane Sandy was a reminder of that. These communities of which I am a part have witnessed the destructive force of rising water. Our world struggles with water issues daily; access to water as a human right, fracking, plastic in our seas, and the taxing of water. On the other hand, water is a source of sustenance, a sacred source of joy!

Exhibiting at a space that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition­-making is a rare and beautiful thing. Because of Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is a place that nurtures artistic experimentation and promotes dialogue between diverse and intergenerational audiences. I am so proud to be a part of that.”

This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.Give Back My Beast received developmental support as part of the Artist Residency Program of The Drama League of New York, Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director, Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director, funded in part by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

La MaMa Galleria


Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.

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