FLOW: Release and Surrender
September 15th - October 15, 2022
630 Flushing Ave, Bed-Stuy NY
Fine artist, muralist, educator, and curator Alice Mizrachi premieres a new body of work, “FLOW: RELEASE AND SURRENDER” which features numerous artworks covering an expansive plethora of mediums. Throughout her career, Mizrachi has shown that she can excel using a myriad of techniques. FLOW: RELEASE AND SURRENDER will explore a selection of her diverse practice: minimalist works on paper, mixed media collage works, assemblages, and ceramic works.
Mizrachi’s drawings on paper are the product of what she describes as “totally surrendering to the moment, allowing instincts and her subconscious to take over.” With visceral strokes of vibrant color on a variety of paper types, fluidly connecting one color to the next. Though Mizrachi’s creative process is driven by intuition, the artist also brings a precision to her interpretation due to her masterful line work. The mixed media collages are created using rich layers of handmade paper and upcycled materials. These collages illustrate the influence of The Harlem Renaissance implementing collage techniques used by artists like Romare Bearden. An essential part of the artist’s practice explores the heritage of the divine feminine imagery, most apparent in the marquee works of the exhibition.
The ceramic works reflect the artist’s first foray with working in clay, introducing another dimension to the FLOW series. Over the past few decades, Mizrachi draws from a variety of cultural references in her practice. The ceramic masks, in particular, have a distinct sense of familiarity. Moreover it appears as if the brush strokes and line work could not be contained on paper and were compelled to take a more corporeal form. This evolution in Mizrachi’s practice has resulted in the production of these intriguing sculptures. "FLOW: Release and Surrender" celebrates what’s possible when an artist completely submits to the process and trusts their instincts.
630 Flushing ave, Brooklyn
630 FLushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Hours: Saturday 12-6pm & By appointment