Opening: June 5, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm
June 5-26, 2015
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive at 135th Street, 7th floor
Alex Unthank’s artistic style combines photography and print-making to create works that evoke contrasting emotions–a sense of serenity found in the gentle flow of nature, juxtaposed with the greyscale tones that are reminiscent of the unmovable concrete of the cityscape.
Unthank’s art work delves deep to unearth the rich visual stimuli that informs the New York City urban aesthetic experience. She draws on her acute understanding of patterns and her ability to find the cohesive points between natural and the urban landscapes to achieve a greater awareness of the concept of man versus his natural environment.
Says Unthank, “our presence is felt in how we live, building, demolishing, changing and also by what we leave behind. The natural and the man-made become the same, therefore, I seek to challenge the viewer to see my work from the inside out, change perspective and see from up close to far away, and from the future to the past.”
Alex’s work was selected for inclusion in the exhibition, “Spirit of Community: Women and their Art” mounted in March 2014 at the Interchurch Center Galleries in Harlem. In the fall of 2013 she mounted her first solo exhibition entitled “Mudane Push,” at the Hamilton Landmark Gallery.