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'Four Generations' of art closing celebration Friday in Binghamton
Karen Kuff-Demicco speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder
'Four Generations' of art closing celebration Friday in Binghamton
Online interview audio now available Cooperative Gallery 213 presents:
Four Generations of Artists: closing reception


Closing Celebration: Friday, April 24, 6-9pm

Cooperative Gallery 213
213 State St
Binghamton, NY 13901

website: www.cooperativegallery.com

Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street in Binghamton, NY is pleased to announce the closing reception for the exhibition entitled "Four Generations", which opened on April 3rd and runs through April 25th, 2009.

Cooperative Gallery 213 Features Four Generations of Artists

Local artist, Karen Kuff-Demicco's exhibit at the Cooperative Gallery 213 is a family affair, a sharing of not only her own art, but also the artwork from four generations of her family. The four generations of artists begins with Karen's grandmother, Ruth M. Bernstein, who was a well-known artist, collector and gallery curator in Baltimore in the 1950s-1970s. The Baltimore Sun in 1964 described her work as having an atmosphere of mystery. In the same generation was her grandmother's sister, Margaret Lehman, who studied art in Boston and became a fashion illustrator in New York and Baltimore. Some of her fashion illustrations are included in the exhibit. After working as an interior decorator in Washington, D.C., she enjoyed sculpting in Venice, Florida.

The next generation is Karen's father, Edward L. Kuff, a long-time bio-chemical, cancer researcher with the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, who painted, sketched and sculpted throughout his life. He participated in a number of exhibits in the Washington area. Also in her father's generation is Zea Morvitz, her father's cousin. Morovitz is an active artist now living in Inverness, California. Her work has been in many publications, workshops and exhibits, including one in Ireland,.

Karen herself, an award-winning clay artist who primarily creates figurative and narrative sculpture is the third generation in this family line of artists. Finally, continuing the work of this talented family is Karen's son, David B. Demicco who creates intricate family drawings.

Karen says that family dynamics are usually hard to work out, especially by the family members themselves. "Overtly or covertly though, family relationships affect all members, and artists are not immune. Does seeing other family members' artwork over the years influence an individual artist's work? In addition, the time span of the works in this exhibition, some 60 years, adds an interesting nuance to the show. Various styles of art have waxed and waned in popularity and influence over the years and echoes of these styles are captured here. I hope people will come and share four generations of my family's artistic adventures."

The Cooperative Gallery 213 is open Fridays from 3-6 PM and Saturdays from 12-4 PM.