Neither the Other or Myself
Lauren Simkin Berke
August 3rd-20th, 2017
Opening Reception: August 3rd from 6-8pm
DUMBO Art Walk: August 3rd from 6-8pm
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Neither the Other or Myself, an exhibition by Alumnae Artist Lauren Simkin Berke. Berke will be showing a new body of work, a collection of large painted portraits of the artist’s mother. This is Berke’s fih solo exhibition in New York City (their third at A.I.R. Gallery). Neither the Other or Myself contains seven large paintings created between 2016 and 2017. These paintings depict the artist’s mother, Carol F. Simkin (1949-2011). Consistent with Berke’s earlier painted work, these portraits are painted enlargements of small freehand ink drawings. Unlike Berke’s earlier paintings, this new series has been created with a much looser hand.