January 18 - February 9,
in the WINDOW. On view 24/7
Artist's Reception: Sunday January 30, 2-4pm

These “constructed” drawings are created by sandwiching fragments of plastic and other discards salvaged from the urban waste stream between heavy handmade cotton paper and a thin layer of translucent banana plant fiber. Sunshine then adds veils of acrylic aerosol color, emphasizing the metaphysical aspects of these mysterious pieces that are laced with illusions and symbolism. Constructed from quotidian scraps,  they offer a mood of floating spiritualism, surrealist humor, and playful whimsy. In our present moment, when words fail us … what could be more wise than that?

"These constructed drawings--very physical to make--allow me to engage states and realms I'm unable to name.” - Ilene Sunshine

Ilene Sunshine is a New York City-based artist who uses an array of eclectic materials— leaves, plastic bags, discarded toys, scavenged tree branches— to explore the interface of nature and culture. Ranging from large-scale site projects to intimate drawings, her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally— and is included in various collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center (NYC).  She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Dieu Donné Papermill, The Constance Saltonstall Foundation, The Ucross Foundation, and MacDowell, among other awards. 

SONIC February 12 - March 20, 2022 a group exhibition examining the influence of sound, featuring five artists whose work builds on the structures of sound & synesthetic suggestion. Rosaire Appel, Emily Berger, David Henderson, Daniel Hill, Gilbert Hsiao
In March an ambient sound performance by Daniel Hill

SHORT STORIES, TALL TALES 2022 a group exhibition of painters who explore the narrative in their work through veiled social, political, and personal stories creating a new form of provocative contemporary history painting.

MICRO-COSMOS 2022 a group exhibition of artists whose intricate works manage to approximate vast systems and phenomena, finding radical depth in minute complexity.