Shira Toren "Eternal Return"
Shira Toren’s solo show “Eternal Return” is an exhibit of abstract paintings and drawings that refer to vast patterns and dimensional space. Painted on plaster substrates applied to canvas, these luminous images serve as a spiritual template for the real world. Ms. Toren uses the velocity of twining, travelling or precipitating marks to create universes that are at once vast and minute. The same way many cells make up a living organism, stars create the constellations and human populations collectively make history, Shira Toren’s artwork refers to the endless consolidation of the many into the one.
Shira Toren "Eternal Return" is on view from November 28th- December 27th with a reception for the artist on Sat. Dec 5, 6-8pm About Shira Toren: Shira Toren is an emerging American-Israeli artist. Born in Tel-Aviv, she moved to New York City to study fine art and design receiving her BFA from the Pratt Institute and an Associate Degree in Art Therapy from The New School. Ms. Toren has also studied at The Art Students League as well as IS183 School of Art in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Shira Toren is a recipient of The Henry Matisse Estate Scholarship and attended the New York Foundation for the Arts Bootcamp in 2011. Ms. Toren maintains studios in New York City and Great Barrington, Ma. More about Shira Toren: Artist’s website: http://www.shiratoren.com New York Times mention: http://bit.ly/ccastnyt