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Multi @ Pen + Brush

Dates: May 13th – July 31st, 2021
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.
Artworks are available for sale on ARTSY
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Sculptures from Thought Storm, Dendrites, Vital Memories, Ancestors and 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

Cartographies of the Mind – House of Solutions

Dates: Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019, exhibition runs through October 31st.
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends in September and October
Location: House of Solutions, Nolan Park House 4B, Governors Island
Event information: Event is free and open to the public
Made possible by the generous support of: Emotiv and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Cartographies of the Mind_House of Solutions_Event_Judith Modrak“Cartographies of the Mind” is a participatory installation which visualizes the brain waves of viewers as they contemplate climate change, pollution, and their relationship to planet Earth. As the viewer’s brain waves reflect thought patterns over a changing aesthetic spectrum, they become the agent for the creation of the art experience, revealing the multi-layered internal compositions of the landscape of the mind.

“Cartographies of the Mind” is created by artist Judith Modrak with research support from Julia Buntaine Hoel. This project is made possible by the generous support of Emotiv, and in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.

The House of Solutions is a collaboration between the Human Impacts Institute and Climate Reality Project NYC Metro Chapter. The House is a place where climate solutions come to life through workshops, events, exhibits, and experimentation.