JORDAN BUSCHUR, PETEY BROWN, MICHELLE FARRO, NATSUMI GOLDFISH, ELIZABETH REAGH
September 29th, 2021 – October 23rd, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 29th, 6pm–8pm
Gallery Hours: Fri-Sun, 1pm-6pm (and by appointment)
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition”James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
This exhibition seeks to present the home as a connection to family and to our soul. A home is more than simply a house or an apartment; places, favorite belongings, and people may conjure the concept of home by bringing comfort, memories and happiness. Home may be the memories we can carry with us anywhere.
Jordan Buschur is an artist, educator, and curator, with an M.F.A.in Painting from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. Her work has been shown in numerous locations, including exhibitions with the Center for Book Arts (New York), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York) and Spring/Break Art Show (New York). She completed residencies at Chashama North, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Awards include the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Kimmel Foundation Artist Award and the Charles Shaw Painting Award. Her artwork has been featured on Creative Boom, the Jealous Curator, and Young Space, among others.
Petey Brown was born in West Orange, New Jersey and attended public schools there. She received a BFA in Painting from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts. Her first exhibitions were in Boston area group shows. She has also had one person shows in Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Provincetown, Ma. In 1983 she moved to New York City where she had several one person shows at the Patricia Heesy Gallery. Some of her commissioned works are in Vero Beach and Tampa, Florida, Los Angeles and San Diego, California, Hawaii, and Uruguay. Her work has been shown in galleries in Palm Beach, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Museums and Universities throughout the United States. Some of the collections she is included in are: DeCordova Museum, Lincoln Ma, Coca Cola Co, Atlanta, Ga, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Brown’s work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art New England, and The New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn and Otsego County, New York.
Michelle Farro is a painter and printmaker from New Jersey. She received her BFA from Laguna College of Art & Design and also studied at the Florence Academy. She considers her work a visual diary and finds interest in old photographs, overlooked items, and nature. Her work can be found in private collections around the world. Her work is based on personal memories, family photographs, found imagery, and still life motifs painted from direct observation.
Natsumi Goldfish is a Japanese visual artist born and raised in Fuchu-City, Tokyo, Japan. Fuchu-City is fringe of Tokyo witch is described as a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for commuters working in central Tokyo. Where she grew up in her childhood was a place of between, both urban and suburban, where nature and urban culture and many different elements coexisted. The environment made her believe in pluralism, or something close to the idea of being between and both as a truth of the universe. Natsumi’s creation is based on her interest in human behavior: gestures, actions, and habits that derive from conscious and unconscious states of mind. She is intrigued by each individual human being as a unique creature that lives and dies for its mind, imagination, and creations. Natsumi creates her work as waypoints on a path of seeking the differences between human and other creatures. In her work, Natsumi uses multiple everyday life subjects and spaces such as bath tubs, fish tanks, specimens, and windows that can be seeing as subtle symbols of human being. In 2012 Natsumi moved to Philadelphia, in the United States where she received her BA in Art degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2013), then soon after she moved to New York City. Natsumi Goldfish had a solo exhibition in Koganei, Tokyo (2017), and two small solo exhibitions in New York City (2018). She has been included in multiple group exhibitions in Tokyo, Philadelphia, and New York City. Today, Natsumi Goldfish lives and works in New York City.
Elizabeth Reagh is a painter who recently moved from Brooklyn NY to Sacramento California. Due to pandemic isolation, Reagh’s focus over the last year and a half has been on observing and translating into paintings her immediate environment — a kitchen sink, the family dog, familiar objects and a backyard. Reagh has a MFA from The University of Oregon and a BA from San Francisco State University. Most recently she has had solo shows at The Painting Center in New York and B. Sakata Garo Gallery in Sacramento, California.