Ellen Berkenblit: Sistergarden — at Anton Kern Gallery

Ellen Berkenblit
Sistergarden
Anton Kern Gallery
16 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022
February 20 – March 28, 2020

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Ellen Berkenblit, Sistergarden, Installation View, 2020, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
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Ellen Berkenblit, Sistergarden, Installation View, 2020, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Ellen Berkenblit’s eighth solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Sistergarden, populates the main space with eleven large-scale paintings that form a dizzying daisy-chain of faces.

Each face emerges from a velvety abyss with unbridled intensity and a noticeable shift in palette. The artist’s signature electric colors now merge with earth tones and twilight blues. This otherworldly color language, coupled with formal choices in cropping, creates a subplot of intrigue. Berkenblit’s compositions intentionally exclude narrative attributes, allowing the viewer to focus on the emotional qualities of paint application, brushstroke, and shape.

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via Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Featured image: Ellen Berkenblit, Sistergarden, Installation View, 2020, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
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