Children's Museum of the Arts' families are invited to enjoy a free private gallery visit + art activity led by Lisa Edelstein in celebration of her debut solo exhibition, Family, at SFA Advisory in Tribeca.
Children ages 8-11 will have the singular opportunity to play with color, saturation, and hue as they add their own spin to tracings provided by Lisa.
About the Exhibition
The paintings in Lisa Edelstein's debut exhibition, Family, are inspired by old photos that Edelstein found of her family and relatives (and the occasional Poodle). They are candid shots – fugitive moments — often the mistaken shots that occurred in the days when there was no “delete” button on the camera. Her works are not photorealistic but does render by some strange alchemy the decaying colors and qualities of the old photos, as well as the feel of familial reminiscence, of time past. At the same time, they are painterly works as much about exploring the forms present, the patterns and textures in relation to each other, and the spaces in between them.
About Lisa Edelstein
Lisa started her career by writing, composing, and performing her AIDS awareness musical Positive Me at the renowned La MaMa Theater in New York City. She then pursued an acting career in television and film, volleying between comedy and drama. She played a variety of culturally ground-breaking roles such as Rhonda Roth in ABCs Relativity, which featured Lisa in the first lesbian make-out scene on network TV, and law student Laurie on The West Wing, who smoked pot and unashamedly chose prostitution to pay for her degree. Lisa then spent seven seasons as Cuddy on the worldwide hit Fox medical drama House, followed by five seasons as Abby, the star of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and three seasons as Phoebe, Alan Arkin’s drug addict daughter on The Kominsky Method. During this time, she started directing - both on TV and her own projects (short films Unzipping, Lulu) as well as writing, selling both a pilot and a feature she is attached to direct. Next on the acting horizon is Fremantle’s limited series Little Bird as well as the short film projects Swipe NYC and Shadow Brother with Alden Ehrenreich. Entirely self-taught, Lisa developed an art practice during the pandemic. Edelstein’s exhibition at SFA Advisory in New York marks her first-ever solo presentation of her work.
Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.