April 2, 2005
New York artist Ellen Berkenblit will show a group of new paintings in the back room gallery. All works originated during her 2004 Art Production Fund residency at Claude Monet’s estate and gardens in the small French town of Giverny. Berkenblit, ever so New York, however, seemed more taken by the experience of traffic in the French country side, the traffic signals and road signs around her, thus acclimating to a pastoral landscape charged with impressionist attitude. In an ironic and unexpected twist, her new work has become more hard edge, layered, bold and abstract.