All are invited to a reception with the artists Thursday, February 27, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Refreshments served.

Anne Finkelstein & Cora Jane Glasser: Archi | Texture is displayed in the Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter's Church February 22 – March 30, 2014. Free and open to the public daily. This installation is presented by Midtown Arts Common and Saint Peter's Church.

About the work

Archi | Texture is an exhibit of work by Anne Finkelstein and Cora Jane Glasser, two native New Yorkers who use architecture and texture, both literally and metaphorically.

Finkelstein’s photomontages start with digital photographs. They reflect a mental landscape—the ability of the mind to hold many images simultaneously and blend them into a seamless whole. The result is a densely textured surface, which fluctuates between abstract patterns and recognizable spaces.

Glasser takes her abstract imagery from construction and demolition sites.
She layers hard lines with washes of opaque and translucent paint to capture the uncertainty of the constant change that is the texture of the city. By subverting the strong verticals and horizontals of architectural references, she conveys a sense of strength, energy and vitality, tempered with skepticism.

The connection between the two bodies of work is complex and evocative. When seen together, the similarities of color, structure and imagery are aparent, as are the differences in surface treatment, technique and approach to abstraction. The exhibit is arranged to highlight the visual relationships.

Planning your visit

Saint Peter's Church is located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 54th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Gallery hours: daily 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
The Church building sometimes closes early.
Call 212 935 2200 for exact closing times.
Saint Peter’s Church is accessible to all people at the building entrances on Lexington Avenue and on 54th Street. The E, M (weekdays only), 4, 5 and 6 trains stop nearby. As do the M57, M31, M50, M101 and M103 buses.