At least that’s what incredible painter Ester Curini suggests during her stunning solo exhibition of wolves in New York City.
There are certainly no big bad wolves found within “Endangered,” a brilliant solo exhibition of works by Ester Curini at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City. Rather, the show is about celebrating wolves, their majestic beauty, and their importance in our ecosystem.
Wolves are amazingly complex and social creatures of the wild, and Curini captures each animal’s individuality and character with amazing intimacy and vision. The portraits are set against stark white backgrounds, and the viewer is forced to confront the animals directly, considering their physiognomy, unique colors, and elegant gestures.
“My aim is to raise awareness about their importance in our ecosystem,” Curini says. “They have been hunted, trapped, and poisoned. Specifically, the Mexican Gray and the Red wolves. They are the most endangered species in North America.
“The subject of my portraits featured in my exhibition are living at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. It is just a few miles away from Manhattan.”
“Endangered” opens today, March 2, and will continue through April 1. To learn more, visit Bernarducci Meisel Gallery.
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