Thursday, November 11, 2010

Member Spotlight: Caren Jo Shapiro, painter, participates in group exhibition "Body Image" at virtual and physical Pen and Brush Galleries through Dec. 11th‏

International Women Artists’ Salon is pleased to announce Salon member Caren Jo Shapiro is exhibiting three paintings in Pen and Brush’s  exhibition Body Images, on view in their physical gallery as well as in their online virtual gallery.


Body Image - Physical Exhibition
November 11th – December 5th
Artist Opening Reception: Thursday, November 11th, 4 - 7pm

Pen and Brush
Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri 4-7pm, Sat/Sun 1-5pm, Closed on Thurs. Nov. 25th in observance of holiday

Body Image Virtual Exhibition
November 11th – December 5th
Thurs., Nov. 11th 4-7pm

Women on Red”

Body Image presents a diverse exploration of female and male forms as reflected in our minds, imagination, media, and culture.
Body Image is a two-part all media event, comprising an online gallery accessible through and a physical gallery in our Manhattan building.  Each gallery will exhibit distinct work.

Pen and Brush
16 East 10th StreetNew York, NY 10003between 5th Ave. and University Place Subways: L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 (Union Square)Buses: M1, M3, M6


Devilish Queen”
 Grappling with issues of abuse, gender, femininity, masculinity, and sexuality my paintings confront the overly consumed, idealized and oppressive values inherent in society.  Through psychological, expressionist portrayals of ‘real’ human beings, my work exposes the impact of, and adaptations to a society which frequently denies the oppression and abuse inherent within it.
Defined by expressive, broad strokes of unapologetic color, the subjects of my work demand that the covert truths behind their existence be laid bare. Grappling with emotional and physical survival, conveyed through scale, color, brushstroke and occasionally text, are flawed yet remarkable individuals.
In addition to painting I am a licensed psychotherapist, who provides counseling services on the Lower East Side primarily to women and members of the LGBT community. or at (Caren Shapiro) / / (917-439-9103) 

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