Nov 29, 2018
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Dec 29, 2018

La Galleria: Paintings by Julia Shirar & Michelle Marchesseault

Curated by Elise Gardella

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Opening Reception | Thursday, November 29th; 6PM-8PM

These artists rebelliously represent real time, with keen affinities for the materials and the processes of painting. Believing in the value of the moment, they preserve it by committing it to paint and surface. Marks repeat across and within Michelle Marchesseault’s paintings, beating with a raw extemporaneous rhythm. Color drives her compositions, allowing harmonies to emerge without restraining discord. Julia Shirar paints from life and memory. She works closely with her subjects often in their own domestic spaces. Women dominate her current portraits.


The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa Galleria

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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.

Special Event

December 7, 2018

Please join us for poetry and performance with Nadxieli Nieto, Genya Turovskaya, Carley Moore, Dirty Churches and Giorgio Handman.