Sensory Observation: Spanning Realism and Abstraction
by Dawn Lee and Lorena Salcedo-Watson

March 21 - April 25, 2010

Reception: October 3, 2012, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Presentation by the Artist at 6:00 p.m.

The Anthony Giordano Gallery at Dowling College presents Sensory Observation: Spanning Realism and Abstraction, a drawing exhibition featuring large-scale images of the natural world by artists Dawn Lee and Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

Both Lee and Salcedo-Watson have identified themselves as artists whose work is well-established in two-dimensional imagery.  The focal point of this exhibition is their connection to mark-making and paper as well to the environment. Whether it is the human figure, rain on water or the creatures that inhabit the natural world, these artists explore relationships between life forms, their morphologies, and the essence of their living energy.

Dawn Lee received her B.F.A. from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. She attended the graduate studies program at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and received an M.F.A. in painting from Long Island University, Brookville, NY.  Currently, Lee is Professor and Chair of the Art Department at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY.  Additionally, Lee is an independent art curator and has organized over 100 exhibitions in the New York Metropolitan area.  Lee lives and works on Long Island and has exhibited her work throughout the New York tri-state region.

Select exhibitions include: Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY;  Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY;  C2 Gallery, Patchogue, NY;  Viridian Gallery, New York, NY;  Art Sites, Riverhead, NY;  Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY;  Glenwood Arts Center, Glenwood Landings, NY.

Lorena Salcedo-Watson received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union, New York, NY and an M.F.A. from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.   As a master printer she has worked with renowned artists such as: Elizabeth Murray;  Terry Winters;  Jasper Johns;  James Rosenquist;  Robert Rauschenberg;  Julian Lethbridge;  Kiki Smith;  Suzanne McClelland;  Carroll Dunham;  Susan Rothenberg;  Jane Hammond;  Lisa Yuskavage;  Ellen Gallagher and Malcolm Morley, at the prestigious printmaking workshop, Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E) Bay Shore, NY. 

Salcedo-Watson is currently teaching at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY and St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY.  Additionally, she taught at The Cooper Union, New York, NY.

Select exhibitions include: Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY;  South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY; Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, NY;  The Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich CT;  Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY;  Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT;  Staller Center Art Gallery, Stony Brook, NY;  Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, NY.

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