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Josette Urso I See Now. Mixed media, dimensions variable. 2011 © Josette UrsoI See Now. Mixed media, dimensions variable. 2011 © Josette Urso                                                                                                                                               
I See Now

26 April – 3 June 2011
Art in Windows
Exhibition

On view day and night

Mid-Manhattan Library
40th Street @ 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-340-0871
Mon-Thu 8-11 Fri 8-8 Sat-Sun 10-6                                                                                                       

The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present I See Now a site specific exhibition of sculptural collages by artist Josette Urso. These collages are the result of Urso’s ongoing investigation into the complexities of contemporary human experience and the intricate processes and cycles of life. This work blurs the boundaries between the natural, the artificial and the technological while challenging viewers to join the artist’s constant state of searching. Mary Birmingham, curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, will join Urso for an Artist Dialogue on Saturday May 14 at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th Floor. The exhibition series Art in the Windows is curated by Arezoo Moseni.

I See Now. Mixed media, dimensions variable. 2011 © Josette UrsoI See Now. Mixed media, dimensions variable. 2011 © Josette Urso

Artist Statement

My work with collage and paint grows initially from an intrinsic and spontaneous response to my materials. The "givens" with regard to image and color are clipped from the daily milieu of printed matter and are an instant footprint of the range and variety of modern society. These ingredients are tangible accounts reflecting my involvement with contemporary experience and culture. The fragments with their simultaneous collisions of contrasts and threads of interconnection send the mind spinning in multiple, sometimes contradictory directions. It is these contradictions that compel me. The reordered jumble along with the resulting language of instinct and intuition is the result of my investigation into the simultaneously ordered and chaotic systems that govern reality.