Sara Nightingale Gallery and guest curator Karyn Mannix are pleased to present Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Out Gallivanting, opening Saturday, November 14th from 5 - 7 p.m.
Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s paintings and mixed media works combine her observations and memories of visual occurrences with text gleaned from conversation, poetry and other sources. The works depict seemingly quotidian experiences and impressions of everyday life, and, indeed, their inspiration derives from simple objects or events such as a recollection of a woman’s scarf, a label on a can in a grocery store, or snippets of overheard conversations. Yet Brody-Lederman’s personal narratives are imbued with emotionally charged undertones that generate “impressionistic portraits of uncertain psychic atmospheres”*. It is this ambient concern for the mysteries of human nature and affairs of the heart that lends a universal context to the work.
It has been said that no two people can truly share a memory, even if the actual experience is shared, because each person forms his or her own version of what actually transpired. Likewise, an individual may have several versions of a private memory, and these can change and evolve over time. In theory, this feature of the human experience seems alienating, but it gives life to Brody-Lederman’s work as each viewer projects his or her own memories and emotions onto the canvasses, engaging in a dialogue with the artist’s experiences as well as their own.
Stephanie Brody-Lederman has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited internationally at galleries and museums, including OK Harris, Musee Bourdelle in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art, NY and The Cooper Hewitt. Her work is held in public collections such as Tate London, The Brooklyn Museum and MoMa, NY.
There will be an opening reception at Guild Hall in East Hampton for her solo exhibition, Dancing with Truffaut, on Saturday, October 24th, 4 - 6 p.m. The exhibition will run through Jan. 3rd.
On Saturday, Nov. 14th Brody-Lederman will give a talk about her work at Guild Hall, East Hampton at 11:30 a.m.
For more information and images contact Sara Nightingale (631)-793-2256 email@example.com or Karyn Mannix (516) 318-0000 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Edward M. Gomez, Art & Antiques, September 2012
image: Stephanie Brody-Lederman, In Perfect Bloom, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"