“MINDSHAPES” is an exhibition of two artists with a dynamic consciousness that explores inner reality and transforming shapes. Their work is bold and colorful with sculptural materials that play with perception and dimensionality.
Geraldine Neuwirth attended American University before moving to LA where she studied under the artist and UCLA professor Martin Lubner for six years. Her work has been influenced by Elizabeth Murray, Frank Stella, Terry Winters, and Lee Bontencou to name a few. She handles paper in such a way that is only learned over time with a mature hand and a unique vision compiled from a life full of experiences. The works on paper have increased in volume and scale over the years to incorporate wall constructions that create a floating effect. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Theater of Balancing Energy’ at Hidell Brooks Gallery (Charlotte, NC), ‘How Many Miles to Babylon’ at C24 Gallery (NY) curated by Peter Frank, a site-specific wall construction at LAXart (LA), Waterfall Mansion curated by Kate Shin (NY), and a solo show at Wendt Gallery (NY). She was awarded a special recognition by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Southern California Council in 2002. Her work has been collected widely nationally and internationally, notable collections include TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art (South Korea), Kate Shin Collection, Joan and and Michael Spector, and Dori Peterman Mostov. Neuwirth works out of her studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and resides in NYC.
Méïr Srebriansky (b. 1976 in Strasbourg, France) is an abstract painter based in New York City. He earned his BFA from École supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. In France, influenced by French and American New Wave cinema, he painted realism. Working with blurred photographs in his series “Wasted Pictures” led the artist to explore abstraction. Shapes often derived from his figurative drawings, and colors, guide his labor-intensive process driven by popular culture, science, and the depths of his own imagination. Moving beyond oil and acrylic, the artist incorporates cast resin, wood, and debris in his practice; he both harnesses and explores the physicality of painting. Srebriansky has participated in residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Con Artist NYC. He has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia at the Belskie Museum, NY; European Parliament, Strasbourg; The Boring Gallery at 106 Rivington, NYC; HK Walls, Hong Kong; and one of his murals is permanently on view at The Mes Hall, NY.