Hello Friends,
I invite you to join me on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 pm for the opening of “Spheres and Sinospheres,” a solo exhibition curated by Sara Henry at the Voelker Orth Museum located at 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing (Queens), NY.

In the Middle of the Dream
In the Middle of the Dream, limited edition archival print, 2011

The show features examples from three different series of my work including Mandala paintings from the 2010’s, oil paintings on paper informed by Chinese Folk Art from the 2000’s, and a small gouache and oil marker on paper from my current geometric abstraction series.

Caravan, oil on paper, 22 x 30, 2007

The official name of the museum is The Volker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden. It occupies a two-story house that was constructed in 1891. The house was purchased in 1899 by a German immigrant named Conrad Voelcker, who moved in with his wife Elizabeth and infant daughter Theresa. After Voelcker’s death in 1930, the house became the home of his daughter, Theresa Voelker  and her husband, Dr. Rudolph Orth. Their daughter, Elisabetha Orth, who lived in the house most of her life, established the organization which now runs the museum in her will. The property was designated a New York City Landmark in 2007.

This exhibition was the brainchild of Sara Henry, an Independent Curator and Art Writer, Professor Emerita of Art History and NEH Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Drew University.

Arabesque 4, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″, 2016

The upside of going to Flushing, Queens is that it is where the new Chinatown is located with its restaurants, bakeries, tea shops, and other retailers. It is quite a contrast to the original Chinatown in Lower Manhattan: the streets are clean, the constructions are new, and the people look prosperous — it resembles current day Mainland China.
Untitled 2019-26, gouache and oil marker on paper, 8 x 9″, 2019

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