Vernissage: December 12, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: December 12 – February 3, 2015
Sermin Kardestuncer’s upcoming solo exhibition will showcase the Turkish born, New York based artist’s most recent works. Kardestuncer’s work is organic in nature and displays loyalty to proportion and control. She is sensitive to the material she uses, and can transform the most common into the most unique. The exhibition will include sculpture, work on rice and silk paper, and fabric. The intricate and repeated patterns throughout the body of work bring a sense of wholeness and an insight on the inner workings of Kardestuncer’s thought process. The hand-stitched works are methodical and sensitive. The slow process of making the works allows the viewer to identify with Kardestuncer’s faith in possibility and her respect for tradition.
Kardestuncer received an MA from New York University and a BFA from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has exhibited her work at numerous institutions including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, MoMA/PS1, Art in General, Brooklyn Museum (all NY), as well as the Davidson Visual Arts Center (NC). She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Anonymous Was A Woman and has participated in residencies at Ucross, Wyoming and The Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, Italy and Blue Mountain Center, NY.
This exhibition was made possible in collaboration with Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. We would also like to thank Kardestuncer family and especially Melek Zahine.