May 28th, 2004
DM Contemporary is a new gallery on the north shore of Long Island
presenting contemporary art in a contemporary residential setting.
For its inaugural show, DM Contemporary is proud to present the
work of Tunisian artist Emna
Zghal who lives and works in New York
City. The show, “Emna Zghal: Recent Paintings and Prints” features
Zghal’s new works which combine woodcut printing with drawing and
painting media. These mixed media paintings transcend traditional
practices of printmaking and painting and achieve a unique expression.
Zghal's images are not conceived on the woodblock, but her interpretation
of the organic patterns on it is usually her starting point. She
then develops the paintings by layering gouache and pastels to
suggest mysterious landscapes or natural phenomena. The surfaces
of Zghal's paintings were described by Roberta Smith, in a 2002
New York Times article, as having "...quiet pulsing power
and sophisticated technique." Zghal's patterns never feel
confined in the surface that supports them but imply an infinite
expansion: the immensity of nature.
Zghal studied at the Ecole Des
Beaux Arts in Tunisia, and at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited in numerous
solo and group exhibitions in Tunisia, France, USA, Germany, Japan,
Kuwait, India, Lebanon and Italy. Zghal has received fellowships
from many prominent art organizations, such as: The Newark Art
Museum, NJ, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME,
the Lower East Side Printshop, NY, the MacDowell Colony, NH, the
Weir Farm Trust, CT, the Vermont Studio Center, VT, and the Cité
Internationale Des Arts in Paris.
Recently, the Schomburg Center,
a branch of the New York Public Library, acquired a portfolio of
her prints for their collection.
There will be a private inaugural
reception on Sunday, May 2nd, after which the exhibition will be
open to the public by appointment starting May 3rd. For further
information please contact the gallery by phone (516) 922-3552,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552 www.dmcontemporary.com