July 28 – September 10, 2011

Praxis International, NY

541 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

tel 212 772 9478

Summer Hours Mon-Fri 10-6PM

This year’s summer show is filled with a variety of works of all different mediums.  Intricate patterns, diverse textures and the use of color,transparency and glossy finishes make the work of these artists exquisite and amusing.

Intertwined fabrics are suspended in an apparent empty space, oil drippings and collaged paper, flowers, buttons and clay, characterize the physical structure of the work of David Antonio Cruz and Nina Surel. The Miami-based duo Guerra de la Paz also resorts to the use of fabrics.
Recycled clothing is the medium of choice to explore the manipulation of textiles that breathe new life to these rescued remains. The properties of fibers, yarn and dies in textile design, are translated to wood, resin, pencil, and stickers by Nancy Saleme. Similarly, Firelei Baez evokes popular traditions of the Caribbean in a delicate use of gouache, watercolor, and thin lines of ink on paper in beautifully painted patterns.

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