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THE MAGICIANS: Carole d’Inverno & Susan Rostow



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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 to Saturday, 15 October 2022
Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 6:15pm

The Atlantic Gallery is proud to present The Magicians, a collaborative exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29, 6 PM-8 PM

Instagram Live Feed and Walkthrough: Tuesday, October 4, 6 PM

Live Performance: with Bill Frisell (Guitar), and Luke Bergman (Bass). Limited seating. Friday, October 7. Doors open 6 PM, Performance 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM. RSVP ONLY at

Artists Talk at the Gallery and on Zoom: Thursday, October 13, 6-7 PM
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The Atlantic Gallery is proud to present The Magicians, a collaborative exhibition by painter Carole d’Inverno, and printmaker-sculptor Susan Rostow. Composer and guitarist Bill Frisell provides the soundtrack for a video by Rostow.

Circus, humor and magic tricks are favorite subjects for both artists. For Rostow, she attributes her propensity to jokes and verbal puns to her grandfather Poppy, a Russian-Jewish immigrant who hailed from Odessa, the "Capital of Humor.’ For d’Inverno, it’s her memories of the traveling circus passing through her Italian village: the one very old and mangy lion, the ripped fishnets of the aerialists, and the mismatched shoes of the clowns.

Rostow presents a series of anthropomorphic sculptures made by gluing together layers upon layers of her prints on paper. The pieces are then toned with pigments, and sand. The added elements of found materials, plastics, and metal wires, make the work familiar yet otherworldly. The sculptures range from 3 inches to a monumental 6 feet tall called Alter Kocker. The visual relationships between the pieces creates stories, puns, intrigue, and laughter.

d’Inverno presents a large 6.7 x 12-foot painting called Abracadabra. This semi- abstract piece invites the viewer into a world evocative of magic tricks, and marionettes. On view also is Shenanigans, a series of small works on paper, in watercolors, pencils and vinyl emulsions. These chromatic pieces are based on the frenetic activities of the circus.

The artists are also presenting a collaborative installation, entitled The Magicians. Here the viewer is presented with d’Inverno’s lines extending outwards and creating a bridge for Rostow’s anthropomorphic figurations to travel to and from the painting. On view also: The Magicians, an animation by Rostow with a soundtrack by composer Bill Frisell. In it, the artists’ work interacts, separate, and regroup, to the mysterious sounds of Frisell’s music.

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Carole d’Inverno grew up in Belgium and Italy. In 2023 she will hold solo exhibitions at the Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, the Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, and will have a two person show at the Maitland Art and History Museums, Maitland, FL. Selected solo exhibitions include the Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH, the Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, and the State University New York, Rochester, NY. Recent group exhibitions included in NY 2021, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, two NARS foundation shows curated by Elisa Gutierrez, New York, NY, and the Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD. Selected residencies include The Maitland Art and History Museums, FL, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Willapa Bay AIR, Willapa, WA, and the Bas Institute, Otranto, Italy. d’Inverno’s work is in the Microsoft Art Collection, the SUNY Monroe College, Rochester, NY, The Swedish Hospital, Seattle, The Maitland Art and History Museums, FL, The Massillon Museum, OH, and in private collections in the US and Europe.

Bill Frisell is an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Frisell has an extensive recording and touring career spanning decades. His output as a bandleader has integrated prominent elements of folk, country, rock "n roll, and Americana. Recognized as one of America!s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, and Meet the Composer among others. In 2016, he was a beneficiary of the first Fresh Grass Composition commission to preserve and support innovative grassroots music. Frisell served as the Resident Artistic Director for the San Francisco Jazz Performance Center. Frisell was also the musical director of "Century of Song' curated by artistic director Gerard Mortier and Chief Dramaturg Thomas Woerdehoff for the 2003-2004 seasons at the Ruhr Triennale Arts festival in Germany. Frisell is the subject of a documentary film by director Emma Franz, entitled "Bill Frisell: A Portrait'', which examines his creative process in depth. Writer Philipp Watson recently published a biography on Frisell entitled "Beautiful Dreamer”


Susan Rostow is an interdisciplinary artist who uses printmaking, sculpture, installation, and animation to create her work. She splits her time between living in New York City and rural upstate New York. Her work combines her fascination with the clamor of crowds of people in the city with the solitude found in the rich countryside landscapes.

Rostow recently had a solo show at Atlantic Gallery in 2022 and is preparing for her second solo exhibition there in 2023. Her recent work has been influenced by her Research Residencies at the New York Academy of Medicine and the New York Historical Society, a collaborative project with CENTRAL BOOKING. Her work has earned a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Rostow’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Peru, Korea, and Japan. Her work is in public and private collections including the Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection, Yale University Art Gallery and the Library of Congress, National Print Archives.



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Atlantic Gallery • 548 West 28th Street Suite 540 • NY, NY 10011 • Tel. 212 219-3183. Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 12 - 6 PM. Open late on Thur to 8 PM.

Atlantic Gallery , New York (Manhattan)

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