CurateNYC is Awesome!
I went to the opening reception for CurateNYC at Elisa Contemporary Art gallery last evening and was absolutely blown away by some of the art. One piece in particular, Unanswered Questions VII, by Donna Diamond, was so compelling yet mysterious that I absolutely had to talk with the artist.
From across the room, it looked like a black and white photograph, but of what you couldn’t tell. As you got closer, you could see more and more detail, but still didn’t know of what.
So of course my first question was, how did you do it? Her first answer wasn’t especially helpful: “with a brush and ink, very slowly and carefully.” But as we talked, artist to artist, it got a little clearer. I don’t want to spoil the fun and give you the whole answer, but it has something to do with light bouncing off her studio table. You really need to go to her website and see for yourself: www.theartofdonnadiamond.com and go to portfolio/drawings. If I knew how to do it, I’d pull the image into my blog.
Anyway, do check it out … you won’t be disappointed.
And if you’re in NYC, go to Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale, NY. The exhibit is there through Nov. 16, when it has its closing reception from 5-7pm. Call ahead to find out when they’re open: 212-729-4974. It’s worth the trip.