June 7th – June 25th,
Saturday, June 11th, 2011, 3-6pm
Thomas Werner Gallery
526 West 26th St, #712 New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat 12 to 6 pm
Global Fusion Art
is pleased to present a group exhibition exploring the nurture
matrix, an environment or structure in which nurturance develops in relationship with
nature and life. Amidst the self-life-world unity, the matrix encompasses parents, children, family, community, habitat, ecosystem
and universal consciousness. The artworks in this exhibition reflect
various aspects of this interactive and protective environment, focusing on relationships within the behavioral, socio-cultural, spiritual-ontological and ecological essences.
Global Fusion Art is a nonprofit
organization, consisting of multicultural artists and communities committed to support cross-cultural understanding through
visual arts, music, performance and multi-media. We seek to raise awareness of the global community and
promote individuals and organizations that provide humanitarian services across the world. For this exhibition,
artists have pledged 15% of sale price of artwork will be donated
to the Red Cross to support the relief efforts to help those affected
by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. www.globalfusionart.com
Farhana Akhter explores the transformative journey from chaos to harmony and grace. To capture
the transitioning stages of motion, fusion and stillness evident in every aspect of life, her mixed media paintings incorporate
found objects that are symbolic of the transformative process by combining materials with organic and inorganic elements.
C Bangs investigates frontier science combined with symbolist figuration and quantum
equations as design elements, which refer to the interconnectivity of everything and the relationship of time and space.
Archetypes of the Earth and cosmological elements are depicted from an ecological feminist perspective.
views life as a fusion of artistic and spiritual journeys. She depicts
the emotions, sensuality, and spirit of imaginary human beings, influenced by her own inner contemplation and the surrounding
world. In addition to making and exhibiting art that is “a visual manifestation of the soul,” she practices as
an energy healer. Over the past few years, she has channeled a set of spiritual symbols, called Souligraphy™, from which
she is creating jewelry, books, and paintings. www.janetcristenfeld.com
Catherine Lan explores
themes of female identity through a contemporary perspective. The organic, baroque-like forms and patterns are associated
with her desires and are linked to her body. Lan sketches with her hands, draws with scissors and polish the work with
shavers and poured paint. The fairy tale title - Snake Leaves, is a moral and love story: the princess
came alive when the prince saved her from the magical leaves that a snake carried in her tomb. The material - faux fur,
fake diamonds, lace, silk, glitter are collaged and assemblaged into three- dimensional "paintings". They
are collaged into an abstraction of an archetypal fantasy character: a princess or prince in Snow White, a bride or groom
in Snake Leaves, a wolf or a girl in Little Red Riding Hood. She continues to push the concept of painting into a new
Jeanette Martone depicts her subjects captured in a moment of time, revealing their inner grace and the beauty that can be found in
the infinite details of their environment; the sun cracked earth, the drape of tired fabric, and the detritus of struggle.
Her experiences while traveling to various parts of the developing world, participating in volunteer projects assisting the
poor, have contributed to the evolution of her work. The simplicity and purity of pencil and paper lend immediacy and intimacy
to the complex images formed, reminiscent of the protoplasmic origins of life we share. www.jmartone.com
Todd Monaghan is a Painter, collagist, filmmaker specializing in what Tony Solomon of the
Andy Warhol foundation described as "spiritual surrealism". Mr. Monaghan has shown in various
galleries in New York City and is part of academic, corporate and private collections both in the United States and abroad.
O'Dwyer describes her work as “Passionate Emotion”.
Whether it is passion or fury, joy or melancholy, defiance or playfulness, the many moods and emotions of the human soul are
personified with insightful determination. Ellen takes
her strongest artistic inspiration, the horse, and captures the magical and undying spirit; and graceful, yet powerful movement
of the spellbinding creature and entwines them with the emotions of the human soul. www.globalfusionart.com/id44.html
John Sebastian describes his list of inspirations as
”Earth, Sky, Moon, Sun, and the amazing effects these forces have on the people around me”. Whether he is working in
abstraction or approaching his paintings from a more impressionistic perspective the final result is usually a thoughtful
and compelling representation of his subjects. Currently John is publishing an inspirational website called www.thenewyorkoptimist.com
focusing on Artists and galleries from around the world, featured weekly to provide mass media exposure.
Maryann Sussoni is a prolific
artist who is captivated by all forms of artistic realms. Her abstracts are result of a Zen like sensibility awareness of
similarities and differences in all aspects of life. At any given time shapes, colors, textures, lines, sounds flow and converge
around her creating a palette for her visual creative energy. Her artistic outpour is due to the realm of deep inner contemplation
and outer connectedness. She says, “The more we are different, the more we are all the same”. http://www.globalfusionart.com/id24.html
Carol Colby Tanenbaum believes photography
offers the viewer the opportunity to see through the eyes of another. By taking subjects out of context,
and by changing their color and/or perspective, Carol hopes to bring the viewer’s eye to the sensuality and complexity
of objects usually rejected as forms of decay and degradation. www.colbytanenbaum.com