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04-23-2009 04:37 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: RAANDESK Gallery of Art

It's Only Black & White, April 23 through July 3

It's Only Black & White, April 23 through July 3

The Raandesk Gallery of Art, a virtual and alternative site gallery of contemporary and emerging art in New York city announces It’s Only Black and White, a group exhibition featuring the work of 15 artists in various mediums only in black and white. The opening reception is Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at 16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NYC.

The phrase "black and white" is deceptive in that it conveys a simplicity, of perfect boundaries and easy judgments. Yet in the work displayed in this exhibition, the viewer is introduced to a minimalism born out of exacting detail from the laborious efforts by the artist.

Color is a fundamental aesthetic that can easily disguise flaws and distract the viewer with its showiness. Through the sole use of "black and white", the artist is forced to rely on other variables that constitute the word "beauty." The featured artists in this exhibition exemplify the grace and art in a world unhindered by color.

“I have anticipated this show since I opened the gallery three years ago” says Raandesk Gallery Founder, Jessica L. Porter, “I love the texture you get from a show with so many diverse pieces and no color!”

The exhibition includes new black & white paintings by Jason Bryant, Kevin Cyr, David Kaelin; photographs by Jennie Barrese, Louise Daddona, Sarah Kaufman, Michelle Nixon, Ricardo Yamamoto; mixed media works by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, Robert Kent Wilson; and drawings by Miriam Castillo, Kim Sillen Gledhill, Jee Yun Lee, Kellyann Monaghan, Jennifer Murray and Chris Taylor.

Information on these artists can be found on the gallery’s website,

Please join us in seeing the world through a different light at the opening reception, April 23, 6:30-8:30 PM, 16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor.

RAANDESK® GALLERY OF ART combines a virtual resource of contemporary artwork by emerging artists through, with ART@IGC, the gallery's regular exhibition venue and through temporary alternative site exhibitions and special events across the country.

Based in New York City and launched by attorney-by-day Jessica L. Porter in 2005 to make art collecting a contemporary and enjoyable experience, Raandesk also provides art consultation services including portfolio reviews, art rental, artist studio visits, collection management and artwork installation.

Raandesk Gallery of Art
16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010

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