Artist Lauren Fensterstock Illuminates New York Gallery With Fervent Depiction Of Buddha's Sermon Of The Seven Suns

Crystals reclaimed from a chandelier welcoming entertainers to a legendary Harlem hangout that’s become a gallery protrude amid a meticulous inlay of painstakingly-sourced glass, vintage crystal, quartz, and reflective materials that invite the viewer’s sedulous examination. Craters emerge, drawing the eye into darkness buried in the shimmering light. Depictions of the real sun and its representations in centuries of imagery collide. When a Fifth Sun challenges our conceptual and pragmatic perceptions, forcing a contemporary and contemporaneous discussion of political, personal, and environmental cataclysms. 
June 11, 2021