Emotional Intelligence

February 22 - April 23, 2022

Shannon Cartier Lucy
Brice Guilbert
Loie Hollowell
Tamo Jugeli
Jo Messer
Hanae Moreno-Niimi
Justine Neuberger
Alison Peery
Carrie Rudd
Markeidric Walker

Polina Berlin Gallery is pleased to announce Emotional Intelligence, a group exhibition opening February 22, 2022, marking the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at 165 East 64th Street.

The term “emotional intelligence” entered the collective consciousness in 1995 to describe the capacity to perceive and understand emotions and use them to steer thinking and behavior. Forgoing the systems-based, data harvesting approach to deciphering meaning, Emotional Intelligence brings together ten artists mining new tropes at the intersection of abstraction and figuration. Ebullient, poignant, and at times confounding, the works included represent a plodding forth, a pushing, and a ripening. Through the process of examining, obscuring, and revealing, heightened emotional states are leveraged to extract fresh modes of representation and probe understanding.

Press release


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The Guide.Art - Emotional Intelligence Review 

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