21st Century Modernism 
East Goes West: Part l

Coinciding with Modernism Week, karyn mannix contemporary
is pleased to present artists Eric Ernst and David Rufo 
in a  traveling art exhibition
21st Century Modernism: East Goes West: Part l
Pop Up Show


Traveling to  the city of Palm Springs, California which is noted for its many examples of Mid-century modern architecture ,  21st Century Modernism East Goes West: Part l,  will examine  the intersection of these two contemporary East Coast artists placed against the time period of a modernist  Mid-century backdrop.
Modernism once dismissed as both a social and aesthetic failure, has long overcome its past and continues to influence  many artists works of  today. Using form, color, and a style characterized by clarity and natural shapes,  artists Eric Ernst and  David Rufo offer a modernist collector and aficionado, a unique opportunity to acquire new influential  contemporary works of art.
Teaming up with Geras Tousignant Gallery,  
who will be featuring West Coast artists.
Geras Tousignant Gallery,  
located at  278 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
Open Daily February 16-27, 2017.


Eric Ernst was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1956 into a family of some notoriety in the art world. Structurally arranging the works to be viewed as small scale architectonic spaces, Ernst recently has begun incorporating elements of representational imagery into his constructions. These serve to create an interaction of forms, shapes, and colors that, mixed with musical and harmonic elements, conjure a more immediate narrative and strive to transcend the limits of pure geometric abstraction
David Rufo holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum in Art Education at Syracuse University. Dr. Rufo is an artist, educator, and independent scholar whose work involves creativity in education, democratic learning environments, and student agency and empowerment. He has been a general elementary classroom teacher in both private and public school settings and an instructor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. His scholarly articles have appeared in numerous national and international journals and he is currently the Editorial Assistant for the journal Art Education.

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