For Immediate Release
November 2017

Rachel Siporin

Homage to the Happenings:
The Artist as Performer and Audience

October 31 – November 25, 2017

Reception: Saturday, November 4, 3-6 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday November 18, 3 pm — The artist will discuss process and content.

Rachel Siporin explores multiple plate color etchings in her second solo exhibition at the Bowery Gallery, 530 West 25th Street: Homage to the Happenings/The Artist as Performer and Audience, October 31-November 25, 2017, Opening Reception November 4 3-6 PM. Referencing the period photographs of Robert R. McElroy, Siporin constructs figure compositions that celebrate the collaborative spirit and energy of the 1960’s Downtown NYC artists’ community. An Artist Talk is scheduled for Saturday November 18th at 3:00 PM where the artist will discuss process and content.

The surface of these color etchings are worked, areas scraped and redrawn as Siporin develops the narratives and relationships of the figures. Plates are expanded on to include diptychs and triptychs as the stories unfold. The color etchings in Homage to the Happenings utilize multiple plates and monotype techniques to increase color resonance and range, creating unique prints.

Rachel Siporin, a painter for several decades, exhibited color reduction woodcuts in her 2014 solo show at the Bowery Gallery, featured as well in the 3rd Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational at Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, and in a solo exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at University of Connecticut, Avery Point. Solo exhibitions include Blindfold at the Downtown Gallery 2008, New Britain, CT, The Limit of the Marvelous at 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC, 2006, and Gotham City Romance at the Bowery Gallery, 1997. In 2011 Siporin participated in June Bisantz’ Love in a Cold Climate—Screen Project, Willimantic, CT, continued through the Streaming Museum in cyberspace and public spaces in seven continents. Group exhibitions of note include Commentary/ Herself, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Grand Illusion, The Painting Center, NYC, and Family Business at the Susan Teller Gallery, NYC. Siporin’s work was reviewed in Art New England, the Hartford Courant and the New Britain Herald. Rachel Siporin received her BA from Brandeis University, and MFA from Yale University, and is Professor of Art and Chairperson of the Art Department at Central Connecticut State University where she has taught since 1984.

View of works in the exhibition here.

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