Saturday, August 11, 2007, 1PM: Cynthia von Buhler will be giving an informal gallery talk about her work at The Staten Island Museum. This artist’s talk is part of the Artists/Ideas Series: Supported by JP Morgan Chase.
The Show & Tell exhibit runs from April 26, 2007 – September 23, 2007
Cynthia von Buhler's surreal three-dimensional works blend Renaissance inspired portraiture and messianic figures with natural objects. Her enigmatic paintings impart their meaning through symbol, design, and narrative. In von Buhler’s art, butterflies, snakes, birds, and plants are set into cages, boxes, and peepholes to serve as metaphors for the human condition. The layered gouache paintings and their sculptural, performance, and audio accoutrements are at once poignant and mischievous. Show and Tell is akin to a trip down an ornate rabbit hole. Many New Yorkers are familiar with von Buhler's interactive sculptures which have been exhibited frequently in the city. But few have seen an exhibit of her 3-d paintings, since most of these works are in private collections. Also on view will be characters from von Buhler's recent children's book, The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). The museum is easily accessible from Manhattan via the Staten Island ferry which is a free twenty-minute ride, and lands across the street from the museum. A free exhibition catalog is available. Books are available for sale in the museum gift shop.
The Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, New York 10301
Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays from 9AM to 5PM, Saturday 10AM - 5PM, Sunday 12PM- 5PM.
This talk is included in the museum admission fee.
To find out more about Cynthia von Buhler and her work click on the article headline above.