Multi and Focus Space:  Miriam Kruishoop

An exhibition from different perspectives, literally.

Pen + Brush is pleased to present to the public two concurrent exhibitions: Multi in our main floor gallery and a focus space, Miriam Kruishoop in our lower-level gallery, opening Thursday, May 13th.

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, and Judith Modrak, Lola Flash, and Michela Martello present a multitude of perspectives and techniques on the walls 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.

Multi and Focus Space:  Miriam Kruishoop

May 13 – July 31, 2021

Pen + Brush

29 East 22nd Street, New York, New York
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm