Rachel Siporin – Murals in the Marketplace

Exhibition dates: November 1 – 26, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 3:00-6:00 PM

Bowery Gallery is pleased to present Rachel Siporin’s exhibition “Murals in the Marketplace”, paintings and Intaglio prints. Murals in the Marketplace is Ms. Siporin’s third exhibition at the Bowery Gallery. 

Recently discovered negatives from her father, Mitchell Siporin’s trip to Mexico in 1939 provided the inspiration for the paintings and intaglio prints in Murals in the Marketplace. The photographs follow a pilgrimage of Depression-era Federal Arts Project muralists, contemporary Mexican artists, and their companions, as they pay tribute to the great 1920’s Mexican murals that inspired and informed their WPA murals.

Rachel Siporin describes: “My process begins with sketchbook ink drawings and multiple state etchings and aquatints. As I juxtapose figures, architecture, and landscape, the narrative emerges. Bystanders, incidental tiny actors in the distance, discovered through enlarging the photographs’ sections, shape the narrative.” The paintings on panel in “Murals in the Marketplace” are executed in Flashe. Siporin is attracted by the quality and range of color of Flashe. The choice of the colored ground in each painting is essential, as it provides the foundation for the color choices in the individual works.

Wall”, 20″ x 16″, flashe/panel, 2022
“Maestro and Audience”, 16″ x 20″, etching/aquatint, 2022
“Picnic”, 24″ x 36″, flashe/panel, 2021
Rite of Passage“, 24″ x 36”, flashe/panel, 2021

Siporin is a Painter/Printmaker whose work focuses on narrative and observation.  She received her BA from Brandeis University, and MFA in Painting from Yale University and is Professor of Art, Emeritus, at Central Connecticut State University, where she taught Painting and Drawing for many years. Rachel Siporin has exhibited widely in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art New England, The Hartford Courant, and The Hartford Advocate. This exhibit will run concurrently with “DowneastNew Work by Iris Osterman.

About Bowery Gallery:  

Founded in 1969, Bowery Gallery has been showing contemporary art of the highest quality for more than six decades.  Bowery Gallery is a cooperative, founded by artists and directed by the collective decision making of its member artists.  From its beginnings, Bowery Gallery has been a force for the expansion of art’s traditions in a venue unconstrained by commercial pressures. Named after its original location, Bowery Gallery is now located in the heart of the Chelsea art district.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org.

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