Marsha Klein “Partially Veiled”, 2009. Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.
The painting by Marsha Klein “Partially Veiled” is an excellent example of metaphorical vision. Female heads look like flaming candles and like streams of blood. Veils make faces look even more like melting candles. And they also look like bandages, putting even more weight on the allusions of wound, pain and vulnerability. The composition is reducible to the abstract pattern that opposes the yellow of melting wax and the red of blood or fire. This strong foundation of abstraction justifies the figurative aphorism, and makes it intensely convincing.
The judging committee for the NY ART MARATHON is proud to announce the winner for the Spring 2011 art contest. First Place Prize has been awarded to Carrie Elston Tunick from New York for her installation “Float” (2010). The artist received a $3000 cash prize during the opening reception at the AG Contemporary Art gallery. Our warmest congratulations, Carrie!
On photo (left to right): Alexandre Gertsman, the judge of the NY ART MARATHON and the owner of the “AG Contemporary Art” gallery; David Gibson, the curator and judge for the NY ART MARATHON; Kate Bychkova, Marketing and PR Director for the NY ART MARATHON; Vlada Reznikova, Art Director for the NY ART MARATHON; Carrie Elston Tunick, the winner for the NY ART MARATHON (spring 2011); Irene Ceasar, Development Director for the NY ART MARATHON.
Photo credit: © Victor Miloslavsky
Dear friends! The deadline for participation in Spring 2011 Season of the NY ART MARATHON is over. Our judges have selected 50 semi-finalists of the competition, however, it depends on you, as to who will receive the People’s Award Prize. Feel free to invite your family and friends to vote but keep in mind that each person is allowed to vote just once. Voting ends at 12 am on June 27, 2011. The winners will be contacted shortly after the voting is over. Good luck!