Thursday, September 12, 2013

Becoming, an art exhibit about women, motherhood and an ever evolving life.

Elisa Contemporary Art presents Becoming, the first New York City solo exhibit of Connecticut artist,
Daryl Zang.  The exhibit will be held in the public art space at Saint Peter’s Church in New York -- 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street). The exhibit openedon August 27th and run through October 10th.   

An artist reception will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 6-8pm.

Daryl Zang’s art communicates the universal stories of women -- the teacher and temptress, protector and provider.  They are moments of selflessness and self-absorption.  While based on her own personal experiences, Daryl's work touches on universal truths of women everywhere…shared around the world and passed down from generation to generation. In Becoming, you'll see captured moments filled with doubt, longing, deep sorrow. Others exuding maternal instincts, selflessness, pure joy and letting go. 

According to Daryl: "Women’s lives are so multifaceted that the potential for subject matter is seemingly endless. There are themes common to all of us which are simply human."

As Daryl has grown and changed over time, her work has evolved as well.  As a young woman, she painted about loss, pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood, sharing the uncertainty, isolation, and exhaustion as well as the tenderness.   As her children have grown, she found inspiration in their discoveries and wonder in all they taught her.  

The exhibit will include several new works including “Cared For,” which was inspired by the simple task of washing hands.    According to Daryl, “This painting’s imagery serves as a reminder of what and who is important.  I am supposed to be my children’s teacher and caregiver, but I find that I often need them...They reset the pace at which I sometimes race through life.  Tuning myself in to their innocence and simple rhythms, ‘cleanses’ me of the (adult) stresses and brings me back into balance.”  

Strong hands are a constant theme throughout Daryl’s work.  They shed light on how women have worked tirelessly to create life and, whether physically or metaphorically, to build a home.  They also represent the sacred space which at times creates, holds and nurtures, and then releases.  

A portion of all gallery sales by Elisa Contemporary Art are donated to charities helping children heal through art.  For this exhibit, a portion of sales will be donated back to The EverWonder Children's Museum.

What: Becoming.  A solo exhibit of Connecticut artist, Ms. Daryl Zang
When: August 27 – October 10, 2013
Special Events:
             A Special Reception with Artist, Daryl Zang Thursday, September 12th 6-8pm
Where: Saint Peter’s Church, Narthex Gallery, 619 Lexington Avenue (Entrance on 54th Street btw. Lexington and
              Third Avenues), New York, NY 10022.
Hours: Daily 9:00 am – 7:00pm The Church building sometimes closes early. Call 212-935-2200 for exact closing times