Something’s Gotta Give
New York, NY
November.2 – 23 2019
Nature is our Home.My paintings and installations deal with environmental and women’s issues. I am an artist who has for years developed my own fantasy images – both organic and woman-made compositions. My background is Norwegian and I grew up close to the fjords, so water and birds are very familiar to me. In many of my art residencies in Costa Rica and the Everglades, Florida, I was intrigued by the the magnificent foliage, birds, as well as, alligators and crocodiles.Human beings are part of Nature. We must never forget that or take Nature for granted.This is my mythology, my personal iconography. Its symbols and densely worked images are a translation of my sense of the primacy of nature, our dependence on it and inescapable bond to it.
Irazu I see you 60 x 36 oilMaori Woman oil 30 x 30Nature is our Home oil 20 x 16
Edison Price Lighting
41-50 22nd St
May.13 – November.26 2019
Edison Price Lighting invited 11 local artists to REVISION our raw materials and create a new and unique perspective from the seemingly ordinary.
A World Within
36 x 56 EPL scraps (perforated metal plates), wooden beads, lichen, shells, ink, acrylic paint, watercolour paper (5 pieces)
“Irene Christensen’s A World Within utilizes a combination of metal and paint, and give off a uniquely captivating, otherworldly feel.
Christensen’s layered metal plates and found objects on top of a mysterious series of illustrations gives the impression that the figures within are caged behind the cuttings.
The flat, stylized paintings beneath the metal framework and three dimensional objects feel like a glimpse into a captive universe.” Ilana Napoli February.18 2019
This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Art Fair 14C
March.15 – 17 2019
Costa Rican Dreams engages emotions and memory. Irene Christensen approaches the work as streams of consciousness to actualize in symbols an alternate world allowing dream and reality to meet.
Installation of 12 Concertina Books “PERSONAL STRUCTURES” as organized by the GAA Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre at Palazzo Mora, Venice.
New York, NY 10014
The Sculptors Guild celebrates its historic 80th anniversary with an exhibition curated by distinguished poet and critic John Yau at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village.
This exhibition of over 50 works by current Sculptors Guild members alongside historical pieces from the Guild’s collection. Works by founding member Chaim Gross as well as pieces from the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, including drawings by member Louise Nevelson will be exhibited.
I hope you are able to join us at one of the two receptions.
Closing Reception: Friday Febrary 24th 6pm-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Cultures are not static, they are constantly moving. In the encounter between different cultural standpoints, something entirely new created.
Opening Reception, Friday, Jan.20, 7 pm
Idylls, Idols, Ideals
Atlantic Gallery is pleased to announce “Tango,” a solo exhibition of paintings and assemblages by Irene Christensen created from 2000-2016. Tango will be on view November 1-26, 2016. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 PM. plus late hours until 8PM Thursdays.
“My paintings are windows on a world. I address transcendence in space and time. This is my mythology, my personal iconography, whose symbols and densely worked images are a translation of my sense of nature..The world can be like a ship, we’re all sailing around the sun together.” — Irene Christensen
Irene Christensen’s visual world pulses with beauty, brokenness, hope, despair and ultimately, grace. A unique visual music scores each of her paintings, drawings and assemblages, in which the rich cultural and mythological heritage of her native Norway dances with the vibrant aura of abstraction always pulsing in New York City, where she came to live and work at the age of 22. Tango presents a selection from the last 15 years of her painting and assemblage practice in an intelligent design engaging to create a unique, interactive experience, highlighting themes and inspiration that have endured over time.