Ula Einstein


©Ula Einstein

March 1 to 31, 2007


   Safe-T-Gallery is pleased to announce “Resonance” an exhibition of sculpture, installation and works on paper by abstract-conceptual artist Ula Einstein. The exhibition will open on Thursday, March 1, and close on Saturday, March 31, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

   Ula Einstein creates objects that are small and intimate and that can span the wall of a entire room. Working with fire and ink, eggshells and rice paper, tyvek and razors, her works are akin to memory and identity, they are fragile and ethereal constructs. Shadows are as important as their sources. Her multi-layered drawings are made with fire, blades and thread, and allow both the density and emptiness of each layer to be felt throughout. The near obsessive mark-making evokes continuing rituals but also the fragility of traditions and the desire to break free. There is a quality of recovered ancient texts to some works, we sense that the marks are important, but can’t decipher exactly what they say. In some of the more sculptural pieces we see eggshells literally wrapped in layers of words, words that simultaneously protect, define and constrain the original fragile objects. Coils are enveloped with words, dense, concealing and revealing.

   Of her work, Ms. Einstein writes, “I impart line and mark making as a long continuous and interrupted dialogue. I am dealing with the impermanence of things and with inevitable relentless change. Perception is everything. Conceptually I am engaged with notions of both positive and negative space, and the breath existing in both.”

   Ula Einstein was born in Switzerland and now lives and works in New York City. Ms. Einstein has participated in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and the UK. Her works are included in private collections internationally. This will be her first one-person show in New York. More information, images and directions are available at the gallery website You can hear a recent radio interview with the artist by clicking <Hear>

Ula Einstein


Ula Einstein of WFMU
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