Shira Toren “Eternal Return”
Date posted: November 14, 2015
“Reflection in Teal” ©Shira Toren 2014 mixed media on canvas 32″ x 30″
Opening Reception Sat. December 5, 6-8pm
Cross Contemporary Art
81 Partition St. Saugerties, New York 12477
on view from November 28th through December 27th, 2015
Shira Toren’s solo show “Eternal Return” opens with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, December 5, 6-8pm at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY.
Shira Toren’s solo show “Eternal Return” is an exhibit of abstract paintings and drawings that refer to vast patterns and dimensional space. Painted on plaster substrates applied to canvas, these luminous images serve as a spiritual template for the real world. Ms. Toren uses the velocity of twining, travelling or precipitating marks to create universes that are at once vast and minute. The same way many cells make up a living organism, stars create the constellations and human populations collectively make history, Shira Toren’s artwork refers to the endless consolidation of the many into the one.
Shira Toren “Eternal Return” is on view from November 28th- December 27th with a reception for the artist on Sat. Dec 5, 6-8pm
About Shira Toren: Shira Toren is an emerging American-Israeli artist. Born in Tel-Aviv, she moved to New York City to study fine art and design receiving her BFA from the Pratt Institute and an Associate Degree in Art Therapy from The New School. Ms. Toren has also studied at The Art Students League as well as IS183 School of Art in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Shira Toren is a recipient of The Henry Matisse Estate Scholarship and attended the New York Foundation for the Arts Bootcamp in 2011. Ms. Toren maintains studios in New York City and Great Barrington, Ma.