La Galleria: Paintings by Julia Shirar & Michelle Marchesseault

November 29 - December 29, 2018

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones Street

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

Free Admission

Curated by Elise Gardella

Julia Shirar works from life, as distinct from a photograph, making richly detailed paintings as souvenirs plucked from the quivering mesh of the present. Moments unseen, left out, exert their weight in awareness of the erasures of history. Michelle Marchesseault considers her work somewhat figurative, although it reads easily as abstraction. She is exploring themes of discipline and repetition as it relates to the body.
Julia Shirar's Maggie and The Brace

About La MaMa Galleria

Founded in 1984, La MaMa La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects. Its focus is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience. And as a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.
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