March 4 - April 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, MArch 9, 6-9pm
New Paintings by Sara Erenthal in the Plus/Space
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTIST, LOIS STAVSKy FROM STREET ART NYC AND A FIVEMYLES MODERATOR SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 4pm
Sara Erenthal shows paintings that illustrate seminal moments in her life. To the artist the vividness with which her memory recalls them means that they were clearly central experiences in the making of the woman Sara Erenthal.
There is the time her father locked her out on the balcony; the time when she ran away as a very young child and found herself in the midst of immense traffic; the teacher who humiliated her in grade school, all this she has captured with her idiosyncratic lines that are half illustrations and half sophisticated renderings of a memory's capture and storage of unsettling and distressed moments.
In the last of these seven paintings, made with acrylic on canvas, Sara Erenthal stands in front of her easel and paints - a tribute to the hard won present.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Erenthal is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on themes of displacement, survival, and liberation. Born into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, she left home at 17 to avoid an arranged marriage and has spent the next two decades creating art and traveling the world. She works across mediums such as painting, sculpting, and video, often integrating everyday materials into her process. Erenthal has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in New York and internationally, in addition to mural commissions and public art projects throughout New York City. Her work has been reviewed and profiled in The New York Times, The Daily News, Vice, The Village Voice, The Jewish Week, and The Times of Israel, among others. www.saraerenthal.com
Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment.
Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.
FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Humanities NY.