C24 Gallery opened their latest exhibition, Transfigured, last night, receiving countless visitors throughout the evening. Guests enjoyed the first look at new and significant works by four notable New York artists: Jaishri Abichandani, Andrea Dezsö, Sophie Kahn, and Gabriel Barcia-Colombo. Curator David C. Terry spoke to the exhibition’s significance to the gallery, saying, “Transfigured is the first of many exhibitions that will celebrate the core of what C24 Gallery offers to the arts. The exhibition pays homage to our place and time by showing works by four artists whose art and practices are at once deeply connected to the city of New York, and also to internationally relevant concepts - in doing so, we’ve turned a mirror on ourselves as a gallery and discovered exactly who we want to be.”
Jaishri Abichandani, who founded the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective in NYC, was in attendance discussing her three new sculptures on display in the lower level, Grief and Glory, End Game, and the ambitious and deeply personal Abortion Goddess. Sophie Kahn, too, was present - her new series of figurative sculptures and prints, inspired by hysteria patients of 19th Century France, are presented alongside new works by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo. The interactive element of Barcia-Colombo’s video sculptures are especially captivating, and received much attention throughout the reception as he demonstrated the functionality to guests. Andrea Dezsö, whose incredibly varying works are on display with Abichandani’s sculpture on the lower level, was unable to attend due to prior engagements: she is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, Hawaii. Abichandani, Barcia-Colombo, and Kahn will reconvene at C24 Gallery on January 12 for and artist discussion, moderated by the curator.