Sunday, May 23, 2010

At the ARTEON Opening Reception : La Mama Galeria NYC



I exhibited one of my " Traveling Scroll Series" entitled: From Manila to New York.

at the ArtEon Art Festival ,a ten-day exhibit from May 20- 30,2010 at the La MaMa La Galleria on 6 East 1st St. New York City. This event promoted a spirit of collaboration that brought together established and emerging talents from different parts of the world. ARTEON members from Manila, Athens, Berlin, Japan and many others were represented.

Below are  some pictures from the Art Opening reception last Friday:

Madonna Davidoff with scroll painting  

My mix-media scroll paintings were inspired by the different countries I have lived in and visited. These scrolls are a combination of digital, linocut printing and traditional painting methods. My works combine mythological symbols and urban icons in a playful fusion of modern Western and Eastern motifs, such as skyscrapers, zeppelins as well as snakes and volcanoes. Arranged in thematic series, my works include paintings, watercolors and prints that offer rich tableaux of both primitive and modern forms.
In these scrolls, I draw upon numerous motifs, which are native to the Philippines and other Asian-Pacific cultures. Some of these works include autobiographical exploration of the subconscious through dream images and fantasy with playful juxtapositions of Eastern and Western motifs.
My work was included in a Symposium on The History of Philippine-American Art and the Swiss Artist Events from the Swiss Consulate Cultural Section in New York City and has been reviewed by a Washington Post art critic who wrote, ”Of the thirty three works on view at the Foundry Gallery, I liked Maria Madonna Davidoff’s mix-media scrolls..." 

Madonna Davidoff and guests at the opening:



( photo credit above Edwin Datoc)

Madonna Davidoff with more guests below:

Other artists'works at the exhibit 





 
Madonna Davidoff with Rowena & Marietta

John , Bart,  Madonna and Rosangela


ARTEON ART FESTIVALis presented by La MaMa e.t.c.: a project of ARTEON New York Art Foundation Inc. and ArtExite.

2 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Hey Maria! Looks like you were a hit. Great review. Congrats!

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

Thanks Jack.

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