“New York, New York II” …Six Contemporary Painters …. Four Decades of the NY Art Scene

On March 1st this much anticipated exhibit, co-curated by Ro Lohin,  featuring six acclaimed NY painters opened at Watson MacRae  on Sanibel Island in Florida .  It provides  a unique look into the many different aspects of the current art scene in NYC.

Bowery member, Lynn Kotula is in the show.


Lynn Kotula uses vegetables, cloth and bowls to construct landscapes in her still life paintings.  Color next to color, form next to form, Kotula paints a non-verbal story that is clear and vibrant 


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Until recently, Ruth Miller Forge was a teacher of painting and drawing at New York Studio School since 1973. As such, Miller paints what she taught: forms are significant, colors contain an inner light and construction is essential. The appeal of her paintings, as expressed by one reviewer  “…  is her vivid hues and richly scumbled surfaces.”




Mark Heyer refers to his style as primitive.  Painting scenes from by-gone eras or New York skylines, Heyer’s paintings have a sincerity that touch us and stir our memories



Albert Kresch is a New York Schoolpainter best known for landscape and still life compositions painted with evocatively rhythmic forms and vibrant colors. As he says about his work, “Although I had studied with Hans Hoffman for 2 years I am not particularly interested in his famous “Push & Pull.”  On the other hand, my aim is to hurl the viewer off the surface.”


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After nine years as the co-owner and director of the Lohin Geduld Gallery in Chelsea, Ro Lohin is back full time to her first love – painting.  Lohin captures the everyday-ness of life around her, layering bits of color until images of her subject beautifully emerge.



Kevin Wixted’s geometric paintings at first appear as an array of colorful simple shapes.  But with closer and longer observation, they take on the form of a recognizable object and then the magic begins.  Shapes cluster, pulsate and reform giving Wixted’s paintings an organic aliveness that captivates.


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