Zero Gravity / Heavy Weather

Exhibition Dates: March 26, 2007 - April 20, 2007

Reception: Thursday, March 29, 6 - 9 pm

 Dionisio Cortes

Dionisio Cortes

 Dale Emmart

Dale Emmart

Zero Gravity/Heavy Weather: Weight and Weightlessness in Contemporary Painting addresses the idea of how conceptual content of a work of art reflects its material qualities. The question of how to integrate the almost limitless plastic qualities of paint – from its extreme substantial to ethereal possibilities – with a meaning that is congruent with a work’s inherent material traits is explored in this exhibition. Zero Gravity/Heavy Weather presents six New York City painters who explore contrasting, internally consistent material and thematic approaches to physical and conceptual weight in painting. Artists include: Andrew Leo Baron, Dionisio Cortes, Dale Emmart, Heidi Johnson, Margaret Krug and Leticia Ortega.

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a two-part workshop given by the participating artists and in association with The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare. April 7 Artists participating in Zero Gravity/Heavy Weather will speak about their work at The Painting Center. April 14 A hands-on workshop will be given at The Creative Center’s Chelsea studio. Please visit www.thecreativecenter.org or call 646-336-7612 for details.

In addition, concurrent with The Painting Center exhibition, nextspaceGallery is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting the work of artists in Zero Gravity/Heavy Weather in its beautifully rendered virtual exhibition space. Founded in 2007 by Stephen Walker, nextspaceGallery offers a forum for artists to show their work without typical spatial or temporal restrictions thereby making art exhibitions accessible to a wider viewer base and allowing anyone with access to the internet to have a gallery experience. Please visit: www.nextspacegallery.com.