UNTITLED - Petra Valentova, Hana Cisarova and Veronika Adaskova
October 20th – December 2nd, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20th, 6 – 9 PM

48-18 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-1899
Directions: Metro 7 to Vernon-Jackson (one stop from the Grand Central).

Flower - pink marble Flower - white marble Flower - green marble
Flowers, 2006
Dimension: Diameter 17 1/2" x 3" each
Material: pink, white and green marble
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Animal I & II - Jaiselmer marble Animal I & II - Jaiselmer marble Animal I & II - Jaiselmer marble
Animal I & II (Fish and polar bear) - Jaiselmer marble and red marble inlay - Fish 12" x 5" x 3"; Bear 4 1/2" x 8" x 2 1/4"
Lama - Jaiselmer marble Lama - Jaiselmer marble Lama - Jaiselmer marble
"Lama" - Jaiselmer marble and red marble inlay - 8" x 7" (width) x 2 1/4"
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Subdivision Art presents "Untitled": an exhibition by three Czech artists connected by origin who met in NYC.

Petra Valentova, a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (2001) and Hunter College, CUNY (2005), creates sculptures and large installations in public spaces. While primarily creating objects from classical materials such as wood, bronze and stone, Valentova is also working with performances, sound and video. ‘Flowers’ and ‘Animals Marble Series’, to be exhibited at the Subdivision Gallery are continuation of her older series "Market Art/So Long Ago I Can't Remember" (2001) and "Flowers" (2002-5). Using simplified, familiar forms, almost confining on design, these objects attempt to evoke in viewer memories and emotions of childhood. The smoothness and softness of the marble invite viewer to touch and feel the exhibits.

Hana Cisarova, also a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, uses in her paintings strong and vibrant colors to provoke tension.  Her portraits - whether of the artist herself or of other people, often close family members or friends - seem to radiate feelings of frustration and loneliness, provoking uneasiness in the viewer as to their source.

Veronika Adaskova, currently a student at Hunter Collage, CUNY, acts in her two photographic series  ‘Siblings’ and ‘Birds’ as an observer. Her photographs of siblings mix real emotions with a performance for the camera. The ‘Birds’ series presents a world of unreal colors and detachment.

More information about artists: www.hanacisarova.net and www.petravalentova.com.

Opening Opening Opening
From left Hana Cisarova, Petra Valentova and Veronika Adaskova Petra Valentova's yellow marble "Animals" and Rachel Hana Cisarova and her "Panther" painting
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Veronika Adaskova with her "Siblings II Series" Virginia from the Subdivision Art (left) and Erica with Petra Valentova's "Flower" Hana Cisarova and her paintings, front Petra Valentova's "Flower" objects
Invitation card