The Painting Center in New York City is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition “Taking Place,” showcasing the works of artists Kathleen Beausoleil, Michele Montalbano, and Ekaterina Popova. This exhibition will be on display from April 25 to May 18, 2024, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, April 25, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

“Taking Place” offers viewers a chance to delve into themes of identity, belonging, and the human experience through the distinct artistic lenses of each of the featured artists. Visitors can expect to be immersed in a wide range of artworks, including oil paintings depicting figures, interiors, and landscapes, as well as invented landscapes inspired by nature and thought-provoking observations of collective cultural events.

Kathleen Beausoleil will showcase her series “The Fair,” which explores the dynamics of communal gatherings and the preservation of traditional community rituals. Her oil paintings on canvas and panel offer poignant insights into social interactions and cultural identities, rooted in personal experiences and observations that celebrate the unity found in local community events.

Michele Montalbano’s inventive landscapes transport viewers to tranquil realms of imagination and memory, drawing inspiration from nature and introspection. Through a multimedia approach that combines digital collage with traditional painting techniques, Montalbano blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, offering moments of solace and reflection.

Ekaterina Popova, known for her contemporary oil paintings, delves into themes of home and belonging with emotive compositions inspired by post-impressionism, fauvism, and magical realism. Her internationally recognized art invites viewers on a journey through emotive landscapes and intimate domestic spaces, showcasing her unique style and perspective.

“Taking Place” is a captivating exhibition that celebrates the diverse perspectives of Ekaterina Popova, Kathleen Beausoleil, and Michele Montalbano. Join us for the opening reception on April 25th to experience this thought-provoking showcase of talent.

Event Details:
Exhibition: Taking Place
Featuring: Ekaterina Popova, Kathleen Beausoleil, Michele Montalbano
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 25 – May 18, 2024
Location: The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001, USA
Admission: Free and open to the public

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with these inspiring artworks that explore themes of identity, belonging, and the human experience in a captivating and unique way.

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