September 26th - October 8th, 2014

Curated by Joseph Latimore

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 26th, 2014, 7.00-9-00 pm
278 GRAND STREET, 2nd floor, New York City, 10002 (btwn Eldridge Street and Forsyth Street)

gallery SENSEI presents an exhibition of Paintings by WHIT CONRAD

““I try to capture the poetry and mystery in what I see. My paintings are all conceived by an image that strikes me as powerful or interesting in one sense or another. The image triggers an inquiry—often emotional, often playful—into elements of form, color and narrative. I normally begin with the visual world: a pictorial idea. This can be something I have seen and perhaps sketched or photographed, or drawn from my collection of family photos, books and newspapers: the richly landscaped archives of memory. Whatever its origin, the image becomes my companion in the journey through my imagination and the demands of the medium. Together we evolve, complicate, suffer, celebrate, transform. Without a map and without direction, we are free to wander recklessly. Eventually, the painting itself takes over as guide, steering us toward some unexpected destination”

Whit Conrad

October 10th - October 15th, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7.00-9-00 pm
278 GRAND STREET, 2nd floor, New York City, 10002 (btwn Eldridge Street and Forsyth Street)

Gallery SENSEI is pleased to exhibit new works by painter Renelio Marin.

Marin’s art education was traditional, with an emphasis on painting and drawing on canvas and paper. His drawings and paintings evoke the many moods of New York and Havana’s streets – from quiet and sultry to pulsating with action. Marin has been featured in countless group and solo exhibitions, among many others, "Latin American Art Biennial" Gordon Parks Gallery, Bronx, New York (2010); “One Man Show” Havana Libre Gallery, Cuba; “Pensacola Museum of Fine Arts.” Pensacola, Florida (2003) and "Art Without Borders”, Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM (1998.)
His work has been included in the following Collections: The Giorgio + Rosanna Armani Collection; The Shelley + Donald Rubin Foundation Collection; The Vidal Partnership Collection, CEO Manny Vidal; The Wilfredo Rosado Collection; The Havana International Bank Collection; The Jorge Reynardus + Jorge Moya Collection; The Sheppard Collection; The Giuliana Caporale Collection.
Renelio Marin was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from Havana University. He then moved to New York and studied art in New York City, graduating from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts. Marin furthered his studies to receive a Master of Arts from New York University in 2011.