Theresa Christensen’s the “Mother of all Shows.”
RIPE is thrilled to show a talented long island artist, Theresa Christensen’s the “Mother of all Shows.” A series of paintings featuring your favorite TV moms!
Opening reception, September 16, 2017 from 7-10pm.
Theresa Christensen is a long-time artist, whose portraits, illustrations and 3-dimensional figures are directly influenced by pop culture, primarily movies and television shows from the 1970’s through today. A native of Long Island, New York, Theresa received a healthy dose of television and movies as an impressionable youth, and taught herself to draw (before she even knew her ABC’s/123’s) by copying images and illustrations she spotted in Rolling Stone, Archie Comics, and MAD Magazine. Theresa began painting in the mid 1990’s while attending SUNY New Paltz, as a visual arts major. Since then, she has shown her work in Manhattan and Long Island. Theresa has drawn creative inspiration from other artists who have successfully made a name for themselves in the industry portraying movie and music icons in their work.
Theresa also designed the cover of journalist/author Greg Prato’s novel, “MTV Ruled The World: The Early Years of Music Video.” Theresa has sold her work at The Roebling Fair, a sidewalk art fair hosted by Tara McPherson’s Art Boutique The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY. She was named “Best Artist/Painter” on Long Island by the Bethpage Best of Long Island for 2015, and 2017 competitions.
About the show from Ms. Christensen:
Over the past five years, I became a mother to two amazing children. While motherhood is truly the greatest opportunity that I have ever been given, it has been an interesting journey trying to combine life as a mom with life as a full time artist and painter. When Ripe invited me to do a solo show for them, I knew that I would be creating a series of paintings with a very specific theme, just as I always have. I knew it was time to paint the women from whom I draw inspiration each and every day. It was time to honor all of the television moms I have watched and learned from over the past 30 years. It was at this moment of realization that “The Mother Of All Shows” was born.
The Mother of all Shows will be on view until September 16th through October 12th 2017
RIPE Art Gallery at Rexer’s Crossroads Farm, is working to expose our community of collectors and patrons to contemporary art and modern fine art photography. We have been breathing new life into this gateway to Huntington, at the corner of Park Ave and Broadway/Greenlawn Rd. Sitting just ¾ of a mile north of Jericho Tpke. Rexer’s Crossroads Farm is fusing agriculture and art.
Ripe Art Gallery is located at 1028 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. For more information, please visit www.ripeartgal.com, or call 631.239.1805.