New York, NY - April 25, 2024 - The Painting Center is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition "Taking Place," featuring the works of artists Kathleen Beausoleil, Michele Montalbano, and Ekaterina Popova. The exhibition will run from April 25 to May 18, 2024, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, April 25, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

"Taking Place" offers an exploration of identity, belonging, and the human experience through the unique perspectives of each artist. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a diverse array of artworks spanning oil paintings of figures, interiors, and landscapes, invented landscapes inspired by nature, and insightful observations of collective cultural events.

Kathleen Beausoleil presents "The Fair," a compelling series that explores the dynamics of communal gatherings and the preservation of traditional community rituals. Through her oil paintings on canvas and panel, Beausoleil offers poignant insights into the complexities of social interaction and cultural identity. Her work, rooted in personal experiences and observations, celebrates the resilience and unity found in local community events.

Kathleen Beausoleil

Michele Montalbano's inventive landscapes transport viewers to tranquil realms of imagination and memory. Drawing inspiration from nature and introspection, Montalbano creates captivating compositions that offer moments of solace and reflection. Her multimedia approach, blending digital collage with traditional painting techniques, results in artworks that blur the lines between reality and fantasy.

Michele Montalbano

Ekaterina Popova, known for her contemporary oil paintings, delves into themes of home and belonging with her evocative compositions. Inspired by post-impressionism, fauvism, and magical realism, Popova's work invites viewers on a journey through emotive landscapes and intimate domestic spaces. Her internationally recognized art has been exhibited in galleries worldwide.

Ekaterina Popova

"Taking Place" is a thought-provoking exhibition that celebrates the diverse perspectives of Ekaterina Popova, Kathleen Beausoleil, and Michele Montalbano.

Join us for the opening reception on April 25th!

Exhibition: Taking Place

Featuring: Ekaterina Popova, Kathleen Beausoleil, Michele Montalbano

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: April 25 - May 18, 2024

Location: The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001 USA

Admission: Free and open to the public