The New York Open Center in Murray Hill is currently presenting a group exhibition titled As Above, So Below: An Exploration of Our Inner and Outer Landscape Through Geometry.
Curated by Lola Shepard, the show offers works by Sharon Ligorner, Karl Lorenzen, Luisa Satori, and Kenneth Walker. As the title of the show suggests, use of geometrical patterns and the different ways in which they are vital to our world, is the key basis for each artist’s work. For instance, Sharon Ligorner builds upon her interest in nature by composing pieces that depict the consecutive stages of birth, life, and death.
Karl Lorenzen introduces the viewer to “The Flower of Life Motif” through watercolor paintings where he portrays an intricate grid pattern illustrating curvaceous figures and how they evolve.
Luisa Satori delves into her keen interest in how complex geometrical patterns are formed. She contributes drawings and paintings to convey her process of figuring out, but also defying reality.
Kenneth Walker reveals several paintings that highlight spiritual and literal concepts through use of minimalist forms. Walker also shows the viewer how light can be associated with fondness, celebration, and joy, by using spray paint to create faded gradients to show refraction of light and color.
At The New York Open Center, 22 E. 30th St., through Feb. 23. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.