Seminal / Sentience 
‘all form is a face looking at us’

Seminal / Sentience
‘all form is a face looking at us’

August 15 – Nov 5, 2022
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00 

and by appointment

Artists Reception Thursday Sept 15th, 6-8pm.


IFAC Arts @ The Yard Lower East Side

85 Delancey St, 2nd and 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10002



Al Diaz aka SAMO©

Brian Leo

Christina Nicola

Doug Groupp

Marc Andre

Pia Chavarria

Organized by Lee Wells 


IFAC Arts presents Seminal / Sentience ‘all form is a face looking at us’, an exhibition of painting, print, and collage which resonate with elements of Neo-Expressionism, Surrealism and Pop.  Using Serge Daney’s axiom ‘all “form” is a face looking at us’ as a vehicle for discussion, the viewers become part of the cinematic mise-en-scène in relation to the artworks and the exhibition spaces at The Yard.


The six artists display a distinctive and powerful visual language through intensely expressive gesture, color, and use of pictorial space challenging the viewer to reflect on their own self awareness and subjectivity. 


There is an immediacy to the works which trace themes of personal identity and form a romantic contrast between the individual and society. Resisting hierarchy the exhibition offers a new moment for expressionism and a way forward for figuration through free association without social constraint or the necessity to include emotional historical narratives. 

The artists will be available for appointments while the show is on view allowing visitors to dive deeper into a dialogue with the artists at IFAC. Goto for full artists biographies and exhibition checklist. 

For all press inquiries or to inquire about a tour of the show, please contact  Lee Wells: +1 646 863 1009 /



85 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002


85 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002
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