FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Camille Tibaldeo, Communications Director
Fountain House Gallery Presents OASIS: Exploring Central Park
Curated by Robin Cembalest
On view: June 7 – August 8, 2018 / Reception: June 7, 6-9 p.m.
NEW YORK – Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming opening of the group show Oasis: Exploring Central Park. The exhibition will open with a Reception on June 7, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will remain on view through August 8, 2018.
Oasis is curated by Robin Cembalest, founder of Robin Cembalest Editorial Strategies. Said Cembalest, "The different ways in which these artists use their work to explore Central Park is fascinating. In painting, textiles, collage, and more, they employ distinct ways of conveying the magic of the park, whether through shimmering reflections of the lake and ponds or the brilliant fall leaves that are seen in multiple works. The natural and manmade forms found in the park take on distinctive personalities—the trees and bridges that are repeat characters in the show are animated and affectionately portrayed. Throughout, we never lose sight that surrounding this urban oasis is a bustling city."
The exhibition showcases more than 40 works in a variety of mediums. The Oasis artists are: Christine Albane, Gavin Dubblex Alleyne, Susan Baus, L.B. Berman, Linda Bienstock, Catherine Borisov, Elizabeth Borisov, Laurel Burns, George Peñón Cassallo, Jenny Chan, Martin Cohen, Michael Colon, Skye De La Rosa Topala, Ann Fischman, Guiomar Giraldo-Baron, Jonathan Glass, Glenn Goldstein, Maybellene González, Maura Hall, Michelle Hammer, Jorge Pablo Hernández, Sheila Horne, Louise Kavadlo, Jayce Kim, Marina Marchand, Anthony Newton, Gary Peabody, Saverio Penza, Kathy Pieper, Lewis Pujol, Aracelis Rivera, Angela Rogers, Barry Senft, Gytis Simaitis, Jasmine Soto, Susan Spangenberg, Robin Taylor, Jeanne Ungar, Alyson Vega, Laura Anne Walker, Boo Lynn Walsh, and Valerie Wax.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Hearst Foundation, Inc., the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
About Fountain House Gallery Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment in which artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living and working with mental illness, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.