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.