NIAD artist debuts works in New York

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NIAD artist debuts works in New York

By Kathy Chouteau

Artist Karen May has been part of NIAD’s studio program for more than a decade, culminating in her now debuting a two-part exhibition called “Artforum Interventions” in the Richmond art center’s virtual gallery and at The Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton, NY.

Both the California/virtual and New York exhibitions feature differing selections of May’s drawings on Artforum advertisements and are currently on display. The East Hampton showing is in the arts center’s Little Gallery and will be up until July 7. The exhibition was organized by Jess Frost of the New York arts center.

NIAD said Artforum is known among art enthusiasts for its large square format, which was described by Jerry Saltz as “where the art world does its peacocking” since ads make up 70 percent of the magazine.

“The contrast between the magazine’s clean precision and May’s voracious, instinctive drawing underscores the gap between the genuine urge to create art, and the glossy presentation of that urge when it’s been packaged for sale,” said NIAD about May’s exhibition.

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is located at 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton, NY. Check out May’s virtual exhibition here.