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Artist Pamela Davis Kivelson Turns Art Collectors into Art “A Gentle Madness: Art Collectors And Their Passion” at the Mark Miller Gallery

92 Orchard Street, New York, NY

May 16 - June 29, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6 - 9 PM

New York, NY – May 8, 2014: Mark Miller Gallery presents a solo exhibition/installation titled “A Gentle Madness: Art Collectors And Their Passion” by artist Pamela Davis Kivelson working between performance and painting. The exhibition preview is on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6 - 9 PMThe exhibition will run from May 16 through June 29, 2014 at the Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NYThe opening reception is Saturday, May 17, 6 - 9 PMDuring the closing weekend, Kivelson has invited some physicists to perform “Physicists at Work” at the gallery on June 28, 4 - 6 PM.

In this meta-exhibit, the art-lover becomes the art; collectors become the collected.  Kivelson portrays nine collectors in a series of images whose iconography tells stories of pieces sought after and acquired. Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Morris Lewis, Richard Diebenkorn and others are represented and evoked.

Kivelson’s paintings are presented as characters in a kind of eclectic theater installation providing an intimate view of the precise details that catch a collector’s eye. Kivelson portrays the places, details and objects that shape the collector’s vision. Why is the experience of discovering art so powerful? What matters – refrigerator art, taste, trends, fashion, investment, personal satisfaction, or being a custodian of culture?

“Pamela’s work is intriguing because she is doing something different, something few other artists are doing,” says Mark Miller of Mark Miller Gallery. “She reveals the inner life of the collectors, their passions and personas, and the connection between art and owner.”

On June 8, 2014, Kivelson will perform “Pitching” at PACE Gallery Menlo Park.

Pamela Davis Kivelson is a Silicon Valley based artist and Stanford University lecturer. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries that include Krannert, DeSasset, Wight Art Gallery, Robert Koch, Stephen Cohen, and Moreton Street. Kivelson recently performed “Drawing with Tetrahedra” with her group Drawing Orchestra and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall (see video). For more information on Pamela and her work visit her website http://www.facestell.com.

The Mark Miller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the lower East Side of Manhattan.