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Multi @ Pen + Brush

Dates: May 13th – July 31st.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM, and by appointment on Saturdays or other times.
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, New York, New York 10010.
Phone: (212) 475-3669
Artworks are available for sale on ARTSY
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Sculptures from Thought Storm, Dendrites, Vital Memories and Ancestors are on view, including latest work, Growth, 2021.

Multi features work by six different women artists in an array of media. Works shown range from mural painting to sculptures and span through spirituality, aging, race, and isolation all with an otherworldly touch. Featuring work by veterans and newcomers alike, artists Donna Festa, Anya Kotler, Christine Mace, Judith Modrak, Lola Flash, and Michela Martello present a multitude of perspectives and techniques on the walls and floors of Pen + Brush’s upstairs gallery.

Donna Festa’s small scale aging portraits set against their dark backgrounds are offset by Anya Kotler’s three-dimensional surrealistic canvases while both comment on the passing of time. Judith Modrak’s anthropomorphic, neuroscience inspired, sculptures along with Lola Flash’s cross-color AIDS-era photographs highlight a surreal truth that comes with our humanity. Christine Mace captures the intimacy of a city healing in her black and white photograph that finds a way to be both documentary and narrative. Finally, Michela Martello’s mural Decolonized Mary and the permanence of affection, 2021 captures a unique universality of religious iconography that only Martello can project.

Art in Conversation with Farrin 7/24 – Guest Artist Judith Modrak

Event: NAWA’s Art in Conversation Series with Farrin
Date: Friday July 24th, 2020
Live Event Time: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Online Location: The National Association of Women Artists — Art in Conversation Series on YouTube

Judith Modrak engages in conversation about her work with Farrin Chwalkowski in this live streaming event from her NYC studio. The program is part of NAWA’s Art in Conversation weekly YouTube series which features award-winning NAWA artists. For more information about the program and the National Association of Women Artists, please visit: www.thenawa.org

Panelist for Women in Biology: “The Intersection of Art and Science”

Date: July 26th, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Pride Globl Flight Deck Graybar Building, 30th Floor
420 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10170
Register: http://womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=31658
This event is a production of Women in Bio- Metro New York 


The evening will open with Julia Buntaine, Director of SciArt Center, setting the backdrop of how the apparently opposite fields of art and science have begun to merge in the recent years. While science aims to deliver accurate information about the world, art can inspire and present scientific concepts to a broader audience. The introduction will be followed by a panel discussion on SciArt, moderated by artist and WIB member, Yana Zorina.
The panel of artists will include:

Judith Modrak
Lauren Bierly
Julia Buntaine
Cheryl Safren