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MsBehavior

featuring the work of:
AMY FELDMAN    POLLY SHINDLER    AMANDA VALDEZ
Curated by ArtBridge

APRIL 5 – JUNE 28 EXTENDED through August 23, 2012

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“Incontrovertible proof that an exhibition needn’t be big to have a lasting impact. Don’t miss this one.” -Doug McClemont, Saatchi Online Magazine

“A spiritual panacea for a slick, superficial digital age.” -Howard Hurst, Hyperallergic

“The three women rock insouciant shapes using monochromatic color, humble materials, and simple drawing techniques.” -Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint

The ArtBridge Drawing Room is very pleased to present MsBehavior, a three-woman exhibition featuring the paintings and drawings of Amy Feldman, Polly Shindler and Amanda Valdez. Be it on canvas or scratch paper, sturdy, near-primal shapes assert their right to take up space and interact, while the handling of materials, unsteady edges and uncertain compositions activate the work with energy, humor and disheveled charm.

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AMY FELDMAN received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Rutgers University. She has recently been included in exhibitions at Sue Scott Gallery, New York; Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York; and Participant Inc., New York. Feldman has been a Visiting Artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, Lehman College, and Wave Hill, and received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant. She also was awarded fellowships from VCUArts at Plant Zero, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  Amy Feldman is currently an artist-in-residence at The Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Art Center and is preparing for exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans.  

POLLY SHINDLER was born in New Haven, CT in 1977. She received her B.A in History from the University of Massachusetts in 2001 and recently received her M.F.A in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Polly was recently named one of “30 Artists to Watch in 2012” by NY Arts Magazine. Recent shows include SCOPE art fair, Chromophilia at Brooklyn Artists Gym and Paper/Work at Rogue Space Gallery. She resides in Brooklyn and has a studio in Bushwick.

AMANDA VALDEZ is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, additionally she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship, and is a contributing arts editor at Dossier Journal and Bomb Magazine. Recent shows include Faraway Neighbor at Flux Factory, Queens, Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City, and Xanadu: A Stately Pleasure Dome at Soil Gallery, Seattle.