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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artist reception Saturday at New Haven Public Library

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Rosebud & Ebenezer
Nov. 17—Dec. 27, 2012.
Artist's reception: Sat., Nov. 17, 2—4 p.m.

Press release from Azoth Gallery

A show of the work of artists Rosebud Ebenezer and Ebenezer Sunder Singh opens this Sat., Nov. 17, from 2—4 p.m. at the New Haven Free Public Library.

Rosebud Ebenezer:

Rosebud Ebenezer: "Byway"

"My recent acrylic on canvas series New York is my rumination over my New York City life," writes Rosebud Ebenezer. "Born and raised in a very quiet countryside of South India, I moved to New York a few years ago. The concrete jungle that New York is famous for baffled my senses at first and later I started seeing the quintessential abstract and geometrical patterns that was hiding behind the physical facade of the city.

Rosebud Ebenezer continues:

Abstraction to me is the essence of my innermost feelings that stand with color and form. The subtle forms in my work hold a physical presence of the cityscape yet truly an inner manifestation of my own self of the objective exterior. I prefer to make sketches from my walk in Manhattan and other high-rises around Brooklyn area then transfer them on to my canvas to convert them as my personal images.

The bright colors that are characteristic of my palette help me bathe in vivid shades till I complete a work. I move to and fro between delicate color variations and intense shades until the form and the color converge to become a unique whole.

In Chennai, India, 1992, Rosebud Ebenezer earned her B.Sc. in Ceramic Design at Government College of Arts and Crafts, and an award for Excellence at the Victoria Technical Institute. During 2012, Rosebud has had two shows at A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, on West 57th Street, New York City: Yudh Abhyas and New Beginnings.

Ebenezer Sunder Singh:

Ebenezer Sunder Singh, a Fulbright scholar from Madras, India, constructs images with allegorical/religious references, displaying metaphysical aspects of Shiva, angels, and the human figure, with a mastery of texture, equilibrium, tonality, and rhythm. His references cross several cultures because he comes originally from the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, studying at the Madras College of Art there, and at the Art Institute of Boston.

Building references in his writing to "elemental forces," the "Body's compulsions," "matter & energy," "memory packages," and "spiritual plethora," his artwork is committed to developing a visual vocabulary of his spiritual experience. His evocative figures each fall within a fixed translucent geometric form, visualizing personal thought and the intimacy of human emotions, such as the mutual sharing of breath and the experience of sexual parity in free-fall.

Working on hand-made paper in tempera, acrylics, or acrylic emulsion, Ebenezer explores the inner color complexity of the human torso: contrasts of blue, red, and orange blend to manifest the throat chakra and a mandala centered over the navel chakra. He describes a visionary experience invoking the symbolism of the Snake, representing its mythic history and the creation of the Universe. His writing is included in three catalogs: Fibre Glass Sculptures and Painted Books, The Hollow Men, The Stuffed Men, and Inspirationen.

Both Rosebud Ebenezer and husband Ebenezer Sunder Singh are currently represented by A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery on West 57th Street, New York City, and have their studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

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