Clara Fialho

February 3 - February 28, 2009

Opening Reception with the Artist
First Friday, February 6th, 6 - 8:30 pm

In the Vault Room:
Zoё McCloskey
"And I Don't Want It to Be Misappropriated"

The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce the premier solo show of painter, Clara Fialho. Her multidimensional paintings will be on view from February 3 – February 28, 2009, with an opening reception First Friday, February 6th, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

Clara Fialho's complex oil on canvas paintings contain elements from dreams. They are filled with universal forms that evoke micro organisms and entire galaxies simultaneously. An interest in Carl Jung's theory of the collective unconscious, that states there are memories, instincts and experience that are shared by all people, has influenced Fialho to crate paintings that mirror his observations. Struggling with a "disenchantment with the material world" around her, Fialho creates a connectedness through imagery, color and application. She urges the viewer to allow themselves to be guided by subconscious sensations to feel connected to the work and one another.

Clara Fialho was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1984. She received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Sciences and Art in 2006, where she graduated with a full-tuition scholarship. In 2007 she was a finalist for the MTA Arts for Transit, Permanent Art Program, New York, NY. This is her first solo show at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, meanwhile, this past spring, Fialho recently had her second solo show in Chelsea, NYC. In the past, she has shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Merge Gallery, Castle Gallery, Dieu Donne Papermill Gallery, Flux Factory and the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery amongst others. Clara Fialho lives and works in New York City.

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & by appointment. For additional information please contact Bridgette Mayer at (p) 215-413-8893 (f) 215-413-2283

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