Some of the most hardworking, dedicated artists, organizations and art programs are those that fill a void that is ignored by the general population. The Carter Burden Gallery, in New York, NY, is one admirable example. Established in 2009, it is committed “to empowering re-emerging older professional artists through the exhibition and cultivation of their work, based solely on quality and impact.”
Today, many young artists are granted exhibitions and showered with publicity before they even ripen. On the other end of the spectrum, as Carter Burden acknowledges, mature artists have limited opportunities to show their art, in spite of their career credentials, body of work, and contributions to art history. In focusing on exhibiting the work of these under-represented artists, the gallery brings more equality to the art world — for the betterment of artists and art enthusiasts alike.
Most importantly, the gallery provides a sense of community and social engagement that lessens senior artists’ feeling of isolation. Its network of artists and art enthusiasts provide camaraderie and support through attendance at opening receptions, studio visits, and critiques of each other’s work.
Hedy O’Beil is an extraordinary artist who has exhibited at Carter Burden Gallery. She is a native New Yorker and has attained an impressive history of awards and one-person and group exhibitions in the city. She recently exhibited in “Creative Epiphanies”, a group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery. I am proud to say that O’Beil was also a contributing arts writer for Manhattan Arts International magazine in the 1990’s.
Carter Burden Gallery is presenting four artists and their exhibitions simultaneously. They include: Edward Fausty: “The Night”; Rod Recor: “Creek Granite Sculptures”; Kiyoko Sakai: “Vision Beyond”; and Basia Goldsmith: “On the Wall”. The exhibition runs from March 26 to April 16, 2015. There will be an opening reception on March 26th from 6 – 8 PM.
Kiyoko Sakai is a New York artist and member of the Manhattan Arts International Featured Artists Program. She creates abstract paintings in an innovative style that combines the dynamic spontaneity of American Abstract Expressionism with the eloquent and graceful line quality of traditional Japanese art. You may read more about her on the Manhattan Arts International website.
Carter Burden Gallery is located at 548 West 28th Street, #534, New York, NY. Since its inception the gallery has presented more than 40 solo and group shows, and exhibited the work of more than 85 artists. Artists may submit their art for possible exhibition. Artists should visit the gallery’s submission page on the website for details.
Bravo to the Carter Burden Gallery for providing a much needed venue for mature artists. We hope more galleries will be welcoming to artists of all ages and thereby contribute to the well-being of the art community in New York City and our society as a whole.by