FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Yvette Sikorsky at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. Her exhibit will be on display from November 1 through 26. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Now a New York City resident, Ms. Sikorsky was born and educated in Paris, France. Following in the artistic footsteps of her parents, she began her career in the mid 1950s, studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and exhibiting at her uncle’s gallery, Salon Violet.
She labels her early work as “academic” until the 1980s when she began creating abstracts that received critical acclaim at the Paris International Exhibition. Critics call her an abstract-expressionist, but she prefers to describe her work as “wind-blown motifs.” Ms. Sikorsky says, “After years of experimentation, I came upon a technique of sensuous abstraction that explores color and form. The images strike the viewer visually to reveal a true sense of design. The use of luminous colors plays across the spectrum while balancing a complex tension in design.”
As one might gather from her turbulent images, Ms. Sikorsky is a whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm. Having had numerous group exhibitions throughout New York, and particularly in SoHo’s row of prestigious galleries, she has also received enthusiastic praise for her one-woman shows in New York, Paris, and Connecticut. The artist is listed in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists as well as ranked among Manhattan Arts magazine’s “Artists of the 1990s.”
For more information about the exhibit, please contact Berkeley Gallery Curator Bob Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: “Icy Pond,” one of artist Yvette Sikorsky’s paintings on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from November 1 through 26.
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