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The Visual Read

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland, UK

 

Saturday, May 18 to Saturday, June 29, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2 to 4 pm

 

Though based in New York City, CENTRAL BOOKING is an international artist-run gallery specializing in the book as art, art and science projects and collaborations with cultural institutions. CENTRAL BOOKING focuses on the breadth and depth of the book works of the more than 30 plus of our distinguished artists who live, work and are from New York. The historical structure of the Gracefield Arts Centre provides the ideal venue to showcase the more traditional idea of the artist’s book as a hand held object, along with the expansion of it through sculptural installations: works that utilize the walls, floors, ceilings, and even staircases. Materials to explore include paper, but go well beyond an image on a flat surface; many of these artists approach the book as the sculptural object it is, therefore incorporating metal, stone and digital elements into their work. In appreciation of the Scottish contribution of sandstone to the essence of architectural New York, some of the artists draw their inspiration from the subject, others deal with ecology and the waters that surround us, still others those of social and political issues, as do some draw you in with texture, color and subtle cuts. With the exhibition, we intend to highlight the full scope of what book art is in the contemporary world through the eyes of New York artists.

 

Curator: Maddy Rosenberg

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Plant Cure/Brooklyn

CENTRAL BOOKING in collaboration with Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Curated by Maddy Rosenberg

Exhibition at Humanities Gallery, LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

September 3 - December 13, 2019

Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6 - 8 pm

Plant Cure project continuing with group exhibit of medicinal plant-themed work. Five artists, who were artists in residence at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the spring of 2019 are joined by additional artists working with the them of medicinal plants. Exhibit includes four watercolors and two ceramic sculptures, which were inspired by research during the Brooklyn Botanic Garden residency. 

Exhibition at the Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

March 3 - November 15, 2020. Conservatory Gallery closed in March 2020 and reopened September 2021.

Exhibit extended through March 27, 2022.

Opening Reception and "Plants as Healers," Art &Science Roundtable, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6 - 7:30 pm

The five artists in residence at Brooklyn Botanic Garden exhibit work inspired by research in the library and garden collections. Exhibit includes four watercolors and two ceramic sculptures, which were inspired by research during the Brooklyn Botanic Garden residency.

Agnes Murray, Pelargonium sidoides, 2019
Agnes Murray, Pelargonium reniforme, 201

Agnes Murray

l. Pelargonium sidoides, 2019

   Watercolor, 30 in. x 22 in.

r. Pelargonium reniforme, 2019

    Watercolor, 30 in. x 22 in. 

Exhibited at Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, with additional watercolors and ceramic sculpture.

Pelargonium - Summer Geraniums, diptych_

Agnes Murray, Pelargonium: Summer Geraniums, (diptych), 2014, watercolor on chine collé paper, mounted on BFK Rives paper, 20 x 70 inches

Exhibited in Plant Cure at Central Booking, L.E.S. along with other watercolors.

Plant Cure

CENTRAL BOOKING in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine.

September 6 - October 29, 2017

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 6, 6 - 8 pm.

Group exhibition of medicinal plant-themed work includes Pelargonium: Summer Geraniums (above) and Pelargonium – Geranium Portfolio, 2017, a handmade portfolio for watercolors and text, 15 x 20 inches.

 

Dig

 

February 12 – April 5, 2015

Curator Maddy Rosenberg

 

An archaeology-themed exhibit.

 

One of my Approaching Slains Castle monotypes is

included in this group show.

 

Opening reception Thursday, February 12, 2015

 

Haber Space at Central Booking Art Space,

21 Ludlow Street (LES), New York, NY 10002

347-731-6559 

www.centralbookingnyc.com

 

Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm

F train to East Broadway

Building

 

September 7 - November 2, 2014

Curator Maddy Rosenberg

 

An architecture-themed exhibit.

 

Two of my Assisi lithographs are included in this group show.

 

Haber Space at Central Booking Art Space, 21 Ludlow Street (LES), New York, NY 10002

347-731-6559

www.centralbookingnyc.com

 

 

 

Installation of Building exhibit with Assisi II, lithograph diptych, 30 x 44 inches.

Installation of Building exhibit with Assisi III, lithograph diptych, 30 x 44 inches.

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