Pensive States

The Broadway Gallery is please to announce the group show Pensive States. The exhibition, featuring the works of Sefkat Islegen, Giovanni Carlo Rocca, Daniel McKinley, Helen Joynson and Guillermo Riveros will be held from August 1st-15th, with an opening reception on Saturday August 2nd. Curated by Christina Zhang, Pensive States explores a deeply contemplative corner of the visual sphere. The artists in Pensive States seek to eliminate the boundaries of memory, history and geography in order to make a state of true contemplation possible. The works span a dynamic assortment of stylistic and thematic conclusions that are linked by their reflective nature. Each artist utilizes Pensive States as a forum to display the conclusion of a journey that begins with their imagination and ends with a poetic act of expression.

Pure art springs from a meditative state of mind. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. Pensive States brings together artists whose work is intent on achieving a better understanding of spiritual and aesthetic enrichment by opening innovative and thought provoking new dialogues up to the viewer.

Executed through a dynamic visual language, the exhibition is structured upon the idea of pictorial clarity as the elimination of all obstacles between the artist and the idea, and between the idea and the observer. By paying close attention to the transitional works of each artist, Zhang constructs an exhibition of effortless compositions, luminous color and passionate ideas—all of which are found through each artists own experimentations with everything from Realism and Surrealism, to Portraiture and Landscape.