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  May 8th - June 10th, 2006
Private reception Sunday May 7th, 1 - 5 pm

DM Contemporary was founded in March 2003 by Doris Mukabaa Marksohn in Mill Neck, NY, with the intention of providing a space to show significant contemporary art, by emerging and established artists, in an environment that encourages the exchange of artistic ideas and contributes to a cultural dialogue. Since opening its doors to the public on May 2nd, 2004, dm contemporary has exhibited the work of 12 artists in eight exhibitions, and has hosted gallery talks as well as exhibition tours. Almost nine hundred visitors have enjoyed the gallery's programs so far. The gallery, housed in a contemporary residential setting - a contemporary salon - promotes the meeting of art and people to interact. dm contemporary is pleased to present the "2nd Anniversary Exhibition", a group show of selected recent works by ten gallery artists whose work has been exhibited at the gallery in the past two years, and one new gallery artist, Luis Castro. This exhibit is a group "snapshot"of these artists' work at the present moment. Barbara Andrus known for her large-scale installations and spheres made with tree limbs and branches, explores a screen-like structure made out of branches looped together that reads like a drawing when hung against a wall. Jackie Battenfield captures nature at its most dramatic, poetic, or energetic moment in her paintings as well as her works on paper. Isabel Bigelow reduces floral and botanical forms to blurred backlit silhouettes evoking dreamlike images of a vine or branch that has become ingrained in the memory. Luis Castro carves wood, limestone and marble to make exquisitely crafted sculptures whose forms though simple are powerful in their own quiet, elegant way. Linda Cummings creates visually intriguing digital photo sequences in which the flow of time and space becomes interrupted or stretched out very much like the variances in rhythm in a musical composition. Carole Freysz Gutierrez continues to explore color and pattern with a refreshing spontaneity in a new series of abstracted still life paintings. Tamiko Kawata who uses everyday objects as her primary medium, transforms sheets of corrugated cardboard - by applying powder pigment, pounding, tearing or piercing - to surfaces of sublime visual and tactile beauty. Jerry Marksohn focuses on and digitally photographs the markings of time and the elements on surfaces creating colorful, vibrant abstractions. Eung Ho Park ponders the notion of origin and identity inspired by a cluster of exposed roots in a series of delicate, repetitive line drawings. Sally Shore brilliantly weaves color using ribbon as her medium to create vivid geometric compositions with op-art spatial complexity. Louise P. Sloane's minimally composed paintings with their vast expanses of color, layered over densely textured purposely indecipherable script, are luminous and absolutely striking.

There will be an artist talk with Luis Castro on Wednesday, May 17th , from 10:30 - 12:30. The talk will be held at 148 Roger Canoe Hollow Road in Mill Neck, NY. Gallery talks are free and open to the public, but registration is necessary as seating is limited. For directions and further information please contact Doris Mukabaa by phone (516) 922-3552, or email

DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552