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NURTUREart 2011 Benefit Auction, Tuesday October 11, 7pm, Chelsea Arts Museum

NURTUREart's Annual Benefit
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7pm
Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street, New York NY

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Over 600 artists submitted work for the benefit auction. This year's exhibition jury, Pamela Auchincloss, David Cohen, James Kalm and Gregory Volk, culled the show down to 250 works. They may be viewed here.

Trudy Benson at FREIGHT+VOLUME, Who's Afraid of Ornament at NURTURE ART

James Kalm believes in the serendipity of fate, and sometimes, despite the best laid plans, ends up turning on the camera and capturing intriguing happenings. Such was the case when he popped into view a debut exhibition by Trudy Benson. The artist uses thick slabs of oil paint in coloristically rich pictures that verge on relief. Trudy discusses her "fetishization" of paint, and her painterly influences in a brief chat.

Heading east we visit NURTUREART to partake in the opening of "Who's Afraid of Ornament?" curated by Natasha Kurchanova. This show investigates decoration and ornament and bares testament to the reemergence of the Pattern & Decorative movement from the late seventies.

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