by Camille Tibaldeo
Communications Manager, Fountain Gallery
4 Women 4 Voices 4 Visions: Works by Catherine Borisov, Elizabeth Borisov, Justine Hall, and Gail Shamchenko opened at Fountain Gallery on Thursday, June 30. This dynamic group show features works in mediums including oil, acrylic, and gouache. More than fifty people attended the opening night reception.
Suzanne Coley, director of the Art Collective and artist-in-residence of Community Access a program for people with psychiatric disabilities, curated the exhibition. She said, “Catherine Borisov, Elizabeth Borisov, and Justine Hall have created lush scenes of forests, hills, and countryside – natural worlds undisturbed by human concerns. Gail Shamchenko’s larger than life paintings introduce us to the world of theatre – a man-made scenery.”
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:166:]]“I asked these four artists to paint what is important to them, with no restrictions or boundaries, and each has captured the beauty of life in her own voice,” concluded Coley.
The artists, all of whom are active members of Fountain House, represent diverse creative visions.
has studied art for as long as she can remember. She attended a high school that specialized in art studies and holds an A.A. degree from the Professional College of Animation in Moscow. She has studied painting and drawing with teachers from St. Petersburg at Bridgeview Art Academy in Queens. She favors subjects drawn from nature, such as landscapes and still lifes, and she is particularly inspired by the spring and fall seasons.
draws from imagination, whether in acrylic or pencil, and sometimes she also uses charcoal or pastels. She attended an art-oriented high school, then took a break from art studies and from making art. She has studied painting and drawing at Bridgeview Art Academy and says that "it meant a lot to me to paint again." Elizabeth likes to work outdoors, as she finds inspiration in the natural world. Her favorite subjects are landscapes and still lifes.
is primarily self-taught and works using dye, gouache, acrylic and oil. She also creates intricate wall hangings incorporating various mediums. Her latest works include delicate paintings of animals in the wild, animals in pasture and floral designs. She has studied textile design at Fashion Institute of Technology.
is a self-taught artist who works primarily in oils and colored pencil. She has exhibited at Adelphi University, the Educational Alliance and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society as well as Fountain Gallery in a two-person show Serendipitous
4 Woman 4 Voices 4 Visions will be on view at Fountain Gallery until August 15, 2011.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by generous support from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, and The Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust.
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