GODDESSES HERE & NOW: Amy Zerner & Audrey Flack
Audrey Flack is a groundbreaking artist, world famous for her Photorealist paintings and monumental sculptures. Her public commissions have transformed city spaces with compelling depictions of powerful female figures.
Her brilliant new series of enhanced, hand drawn, multi-media images are available here for the first time. Flack continues to resurrect goddesses who have been maligned for centuries. She creates beautiful paintings, works on paper, and sculpture of iconic female deities as varied as Medea and Marilyn Monroe. Flack creates works of art that heal the confused and damaged psyche of today’s world.
Audrey Flack was the first woman to be included in Janson’s History of Art and was the first Photorealist acquired by MoMA. Her work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The recent documentary “Audrey Flack: Queen of Hearts” opened in November at DOC NYC and won two awards at the Hamptons Doc Fest. The film continues to win awards and it currently being shown throughout the country. It captures Flack’s struggles and accomplishments as an artist, woman, mother, and teacher.
Amy Zerner’s pioneering Magic Surrealism fabric collage tapestries were recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts when she was awarded a major fellowship in the category of Painting, bridging the gap between fine art and fine craft.
The exotic images that Zerner conjures in her mixed-media collages are infused with spiritual symbolism, mystical philosophies, ancient myths and other life-affirming multi-cultural stories. This exhibition will feature new work and a selection of never-before-shown pieces.
Zerner’s unique art is filled with dream-like images of archetypal goddesses, sacred sanctuaries and secret gardens. The carefully assembled materials – with hand-painted fabrics, altered and recycled ornamentation, luminous colorations, textures and vintage embellishments - create landscapes of the soul: lush and detailed art made even more opulent with many layers of magic and meaning.
Like her long-time friend and mentor, Audrey Flack, Amy Zerner, too, is a multi-disciplinary artist. For twenty years, she has had her own collection of elaborate one-of-a-kind jackets, coats and caftans sold exclusively by Bergdorf Goodman. The best-selling metaphysical books, illustrated oracles, tarot decks and meditation tools that she has created with her author husband, Monte Farber have inspired millions around the world.