In Quintessence

Denise Adler

July 6 - 28th, 2018
Opening Reception: 07/06/2018, 5p-9p

A retrospective of work created over the past 3-4 years, Adler set out to create portraits and dreamscapes that express the mythic and legendary.  Representative of the artist’s personal reaction to the world around her , in empathy, apprehension, or disbelief. Both personal and archetypical these pieces are memorializing a moment in time. “In Quintessence” examines identity and it’s reflection in contemporary culture-the multifaceted connections between the internal; external and virtual, distilled into hybrid creations that illustrate a deeper sense of social reality.  

About the Artist

NYC based collage artist, Denise Adler, attended Buffalo State University for 2 years where she studied printmaking arts. A graduate from Hofstra University with a degree in Fine Arts and design, Adler published the book “Parallel Spell: 7 pictures 7 poems” in collaboration with the poet and writer Elena Alexander. In addition to being a founding member of the Cultural Guerrillas group with the artist Mary Jones, she is also a member of the Pleiades Gallery group on W25th St. in Chelsea, NYC.

“…my collages and photomontages are made by cobbling together work from disparate snippets of media, mass-marketing, advertisements, newspapers and photographs, type and found objects, the detritus of my yesterdays, lost and found and given a place. A photographer frames her perception, parts of the whole result in images with their own reality. I photograph the collages and use that as the raw material for my electronically manipulated photomontages and collages.

This work is the outcome of my journey to force this ‘Photo matter’ into new forms. The resulting portraits and photo-scapes contain much of the same “genetic” material but have their own reality and their own discovery.”

-D. Adler