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"The Empire Series at the Empire State Building"
2001-08-31 until 2001-11-11
Empire State Building
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Powerful buildings, powerful art. The Empire Series at the Empire State
Building is Ethel Lebenkoffs second solo exhibition in one of Manhattans
supreme architectural achievements.
Says Ethel, When I first arrived in New York City, I could see the Empire
State building from my studio window. I found the building beautiful. It was
intimidating, and powerful. I began to develop a relationship with this
edifice. I began playing with it, anticipating its color changes, and
watching the way light fell on it. We began to watch each other. It watched
me as I watched it. And thus the Empire Series was born - a Manhattan love
story. Even though Ive moved away, the empire and I still smile at each
As you can see, Ethel is a very playful artist. Ethels paintings bring the
size and strength of the empire state building to a human level, allowing
the building to take on its own persona. One begins to feel empathy for the
building and the power bestowed upon it.