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MFA Alumn Lisa May McCleary Solo Exhibition on View at GALLERY CUBED

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SOFT OPENING: 02.06.20 6 – 9PM
ON VIEW:  02.06.20 – 02.29.20
CLOSING RECEPTION: 02.29.20 3-6PM

Gallery Cubed

DUMBO Archway Brooklyn, NY 11201

Through painting, sculpture, and tapestry Lisa McCleary addresses the sensation of touch. In her work, McCleary creates a space in which desire, tactility, the body, and digital representation come together. Through her work, McCleary examines mediated corporeality, rendering the body into an abject and sensuous landscape and filtering the human form through many screens. Interested in the pleasure of flesh and the way that pleasure translates into our desire for tools of communication, McCleary’s work explores our tactile relationship to industrial materials. Using paint, she explores the erotic quality of the oozing landscapes, wet folds of metaphorical flesh, sexual arousal, and “otherness.”

Lisa McCleary is an Irish-Australian artist currently living in New York. In 2015, she received her BFA from UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, and in 2018 she completed her MFA at Parsons, The New School, in New York. She has exhibited internationally, and recently had a solo exhibition, “Edging”, at Gallery MC (New York). In 2018, she was chosen as a winner of the RE: ARTISTE, Show Your World, International Juried Art Competition at Gallery MC, and, in 2019, she was selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Competition at Miami University and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She has been an artist-in-resident at Trestle Artist Residency (Brooklyn), the Summer Painting Residency at the School of Visual Arts (Manhattan), and the Vermont Studio Residency (Johnson, VT).

Nathan Sinai Rayman established the NEA, Network of Extraordinary Artists, to support international artists seeking the “Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities” O-1 US Visa or Green Card. In partnership with GALLERY CUBED, which supplies the exhibition space, the NEA is at Hunter East Harlem Gallery Project Space in conjunction with the show The Extraordinary, until March 14th.

Both the NEA and HEHG held open calls to artists seeking an O-1 Artist Visa, or those currently holding an O-1 Artist Visa. The NEA awarded six artists with solo shows, which will rotate about every four weeks. The NEA selection panel was composed of Heather Bhandari (Curator at The Remix NYC and Program Director of Art World Conference), Gabriel de Guzman, (Curator & Director at Smack Mellon), and Gee Wesley (Independent Curator).

The mission of GALLERY CUBED is to amplify art’s transformative potential and cultural impact so art can sustainably reach more communities. More art for more people for less money.

GALLERY CUBED offers affordable, collapsible, portable, compact white-cube exhibition spaces. Its extreme portability frees it from the crushing overhead of traditional galleries and the limitations of a permanent space.

With the launch of GALLERY CUBED 4.0, each gallery device now includes hidden electrical power, easily replaceable parts, and quickly-assembled, interlocking flat-pack, space-saving, scalable panels that anyone can put together to make a sturdy, load-bearing white-cube exhibition space appear out of thin air.

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