Andrea Cukier: Paintings
April 10 - April 30, 2008
Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 PM
Consulate General of Argentina in New York
12 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 603-0440
Gallery Hours: Monday â€“ Friday, 11 AM â€“ 5 PM
This exhibition will feature two aspects of Ms. Cukierâ€™s work that have never been shown together before. Both her outdoor landscapes on paper and her abstract paintings on canvas play with subtle variations of color temperature and hue. Every piece, in its own way, reveals a sensitive tension between the expressive, often impulsive, brushstroke and an evocation of a delicate atmospheric climate.
Her landscapes, she has said, seek â€œthe humidity in the atmosphere and the smell in the air.â€ Her abstract works, which she also regards as kinds of landscapes, are darker and moodier, inspired by the artistâ€™s memories of the port areas of Buenos Aires. They evoke in equal measure the quiet pleasure and melancholy of recollections. In the words of Lucid Culture, they are â€œpowerfully captivating paintings, many of which peer out from the shadows at an illumination whose source is never visible.â€
At the core of Andrea Cukierâ€™s work is the search for an emotional quality of light embraced by its contemplation.
Ms. Cukierâ€™s work is in private collections in the United States, France, Japan, Argentina and the United Kingdom. She is an elected member of the Art Studentsâ€™ League of New York and of The Women in The Arts Association.
For further information: Please contact A. Cukier at (917) 698-7392 or call The Consulate General of Argentina in New York at (212) 603-0440.
You can visit www.andreacukier.com to view some of the artistâ€™s work online.