Joan Linder: sloppy spontaneity meets obsessive precision

“Of Bodies and Buildings: Drawings by Joan Linder,” Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. Through Dec. 9. Check out Linder’s website. “In culture hyper-saturated by electronic imagery I use the traditional materials of a quill pen and a bottle of ink to create large-scale images that persist in exploring and claiming the sub-technological process … read more… “Joan Linder: sloppy spontaneity meets obsessive precision”

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Samira Abbassay: mythology as autobiography

“Samira Abbassy: Cultural Convergences,” Anthony Giordano Gallery at Downing College, Oakdale, NY. Through Oct. 14. Ancient tales from Greek mythology, the Bible and the Quran provide the content for Iranian-born Samira Abbassay’s paintings. Ariella Budick reports in Newsday: “Some people dig strenuously into their psyches to find themselves, mining their dreams, tunneling through memory. Samira … read more… “Samira Abbassay: mythology as autobiography”

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