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The Selfless Preservation Series by New York artist Mercita Buhner (Artist Reception)


Dec 5, 2019
05:30 PM until 07:30 PM


Arlene's Artist Materials is thrilled to open the exhibition The Selfless Preservation Series featuring work New York artist Mercita Buhner running December 5th to 28th 2019.

The Selfless Preservation Series explores the effects and realities of both internal and external relationships as they relate to individualism and self-sufficiency. Through an examination of shared living space, various forms of communication, and self-projection as a means of preservation, these works aim to communicate the space between people, that may often appear unseen and unspoken. Through the process of exploring text and image, many of the works began with physically written self-reflective notes, that may or may or be evident in the end product. The process of writing free-associative thoughts, drawing from communications, and listing what may otherwise seem mundane allows the artist to build on the everyday interactions that allow for continuance in personal relationships and self-growth. The Artist Reception on Thursday, December 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be provided.

The R Gallery at Arlene’s exhibits emerging and established artists, working in any media, exhibiting contemporary artworks with an emphasis on technical execution. The aim is to showcase thought-provoking and impactful work while highlighting craftsmanship and technique. Our goal is to further enrich the community that we've been apart of since 1960. The gallery is located on the main level of Arlene’s Artist Materials, in the nook right behind the front counter.​




View map the R Gallery at Arlene's
57 Fuller Rd
Albany, NY

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