Uncharted: The Paintings of Lisa Taliano

Uncharted: The Paintings of Lisa Taliano

Tuesday, September 9 — Friday, October 31, 2014

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM

Berkshire Bank Gallery Space

210 Pinehurst Ave (Corner 187th. St. & Pinehurst) (212) 568-0013 Painting in the shadow of The Cloisters Museum, Lisa Taliano has created paintings which explore the uncharted waters of the ever expansive, mercurial mind. These works speak of a private narrative driven by an inner necessity to express a deeply felt emotionality and a fearless intellectuality which seeks the truth of ones being. Similar to William Faulkners’ complex and stream of consciousness narratives, the paintings skew any specific “ism”. The suggestive forms morph into becoming shapes both specific and abstract. This balance between solidity and the elusive nature of thought sets the paintings on edge, turning what is expected into an unexpected or uncharted perception. Lisa Taliano earned a MFA from Boston University where the English artist John Walker was her mentor. Lisa studied at Indiana University, Bloomington, and earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy. At the University of Urbino, Italy she studied Italian Art and literature. Lisa has exhibited at Ten 43 Gallery, NY, NY, Chashama Gallery in Harlem and Columbia University Russ Berrie Exhibituon Space. In 2009 Lisa received a Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Individual Grant. Currently, her work is represented by the Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, N.Y. Lisa has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. Funded in part by The Medical Center Neighborhood Fund.