Bowery Gallery Artists Group Show

The Bowery Gallery in New York City is very proud to present a group show of  member’s artwork August  23- September 1, 2016.   This show is the culmination of several outstanding shows this summer which presented  the work of three invitational artists — Chris Semiergieff, Linda Carey, and Rebecca Rolke Gray,   and an exciting Juried show curated by Martica Sawin. (You can read about these exhibits on our blog.)
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The work in this exhibition reflects the broad range of approaches to picture making of our members, united not through any particular style, but through our mutual striving to make art that attains its fullest form of expression through a unity of form and meaning.

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Over the years, exhibitions at the gallery have received notice in The New York Times, Art in America, Vogue, The New Criterion, The New Republic, Arts, Artcritical.com and many other publications.

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There will be a reception for the artists 5-8pm on Thursday, August 25. ALL ARE INVITED

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 Iris Osterman,   Untitled(#2),   Mixed media on paper,  9″ x 12″,  2015

Osterman on her work: “This piece on paper began as a detailed monotype and evolved into a multi-layered image with acrylic, graphite and watercolor. It is based on an observed landscape and is one of a series of drawing/paintings.”

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Grier Torrence, 10th and 25th, casein on paper,  14″ X 17.5″,  2016

 done on location in Chelsea last spring.

Torrence writes this about his painting,  “The large orange buildings dwarf the bereft burgundy townhouses, and defy perspective; a rectangle of silvery green emanates from afar as two come forth, seemingly not champs, fine folks.  Sub-edge, a little yellow calls to pink  and to a reaching tree”.

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Diane Drescher, Rhode Island Rocks, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″,   2014

“I went searching for new forms to paint…this rock escarpment across the bay from Newport, RI, glowing in the late day light was both beautiful and challenging”.

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Nagib Nahas,  “Channel”, Oil on Canvas   18”x 24”, 2016

Nahas states: “We had meandered into this location on the last day of our yearly vacation in Maine, about 10 years ago.   Two boats crossed ways and I took a snapshot.    I wanted a softer light for the painting than the one the photograph had captured.”

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David Bradford ,  Umbria I,  Oil on Board,  12” x 15”, 2014

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Martha Armstrong,    “Wheatfields, Umbria”   20 x 24,   oil on canvas,   2016

Armstrong says: “Fields in Italy seem as beautifully shaped and designed as Italian shoes and fabrics, clothes and cars. And they have been tended and productive for thousands of years. There must be considered practicality in the location and plan of these fields and yet the way they fit in the hills and mountains is aesthetic.”

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John Bradford,  ” Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife”   24×24″ oil on canvas  2015

Artist Statement: “A mature woman, a young man, and a husband: God help them.”
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Walter Strach, “Late September ”   16×20  2015

“I worked a long time on preparing the surface (not the the board, but the colors and marks) hoping for a good day to find some meaningful calligraphic images. But I finished the painting in the studio making small adjustments as I felt the painting was already there.”

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Michael Louis Johnson,  DONGAN, 16″ x 20″ , Pigment stick (oil) on Canvas, 2016

“At the center of this park scape is a cherry tree. In the last several months it’s become my weather vane, my farmer’s almanac. Once brilliant pink, here it succumbs to summer and almost hides itself away.”

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Rita Baragona, Pink Hydrangea in Spring Window, acrylic on paper, 8” x 5”, 2016.
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“The vibrant pink flowers against the light yellow, baby tree leaves are infused with luminous color, energized by linear rhythmic notations.  Together they express an inner joy of renewal, born out of finding harmony in impermanence”.
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Younghee Choi Martin, “Kissena Park”,  18 x 22 , oil on canvas, 2015

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Gael Mooney, ” Head of Gisant (Clovis)”, 13 x 13, Oil on Linen, 2012

“in this head of a gisant — one of the several medieval reclining tomb effigies housed in the Saint-Denis Basilica where this painting was done — I am drawn to the reflections of color and light emanating from the stained glass windows and the powerful metaphor they express.  Adopting a close vantage point allowed me to fully immerse myself in this mysterious process of transformation and see where it would take me.”

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Stephanie Franks, Intrepretation from De Hooch “The Bedroom” Oil On Paper, 10.25 x 12

“This loose interpretation of De Hooch’s The Bedroom was begun after dropping our daughter off for her first year of university in Scotland. The depiction of mother and young child in the de Hooch triggered a deep emotional response in me, compelling me to work from that particular painting”.

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Kotula, Pink Cup with Cut Lemon and Limes, o-c, 8-x14

LynnKotula, Pink Cup with Cut Lemon and Limes, Oil on canvas 8 x 14 inches

“I set up this still life in front of a window that looks over a white tin roof onto the street.  I’ve always avoided setting up a still life anywhere nearby because when the sun hits that roof, it blasts into the room. This time—I thought I’d try.”

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Barbara Grossman, “The Country House”, Oil on Linen, 24 x 20 inches, 2013/16

“This painting was ‘finished’ in 2013. When I moved to my new studio I went back in to it and now it is completely different. The women moved from being outdoors to being inside.  It is the last of the series of people with their dogs”.
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Richard La Presti,  Interior # 74.   18 x 23 1/2 inches

“This painting is the smallest that I’ve worked on recently, but besides fitting the bill for size requirements it is very representative of what I’ve done lately”.

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Simon Carr, “Two Horses Grazing, Cherry Plain”   acrylic/canvas  24×24″   2016

“Part of a series of landscapes with horses and horses and riders. I draw from life and memory, , then use the drawings as the basis for paintings in the studio.( Though I can stand outside the studio and see the horses.) I dont think these paintings are observed as much as they are felt to be right, (when they are).
I have painted this landscape since I was very young. “

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 Naomi Nemtzow “Subway Study, Red, Green, Brown”, Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ Mixed media on b/w print,  Date: today!
“Over the past several years I have been drawing from observation on the subway — and then combining those drawings with exploration of color/light relationships”.
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Suzanne Guppy,  “End of Summer – Pool Time”,  14 x 11″.  Oil on canvas.

 “My daughter’s family enjoying their pool but brilliant hot summer light is almost over .  Hate to see it go”.
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Jeremy Long  “Study for Ithaca Summer”,  Oil on paper,   16 x 20 inches  -2013
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Ian Tornay, “Melting Snow, Wissahickon Creek”, 16”x20”, oil/canvas, 2015,

“This “finished sketch” of the Wissahickon Creek outside of Philadelphia was painted from life during a midwinter warm spell”.

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John Goodrich,  Road and Trees, Cranberry Island , oil on board, 12 x 16 in.  2014
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Christopher  Dolan, “Imaginary Landscape, 2015 #1”, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 2015
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Tony Serio, Sand Piles, Highway 12” x 16”, Oil on Canvas
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Nicole Maynard Sahar, Untitled, oil on panel,  24”x 18”   2016
Layers of built-up paint form the surface of this artwork. It’s physicality connotes toughness, time and archeology while the color and orchestrated movement of the brush marks offer a hard-won lyricism.
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Charles Swisher, “Figure, Balance”, Acrylic , 20″ x 10″, 2015
“The human form and paring down essentials”
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David Mollett,  Collapsing Embankment Tanana River, 20X22″, oil on canvas 2015
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Jessie Hedden, Bone Forms and Basket on Green Cloth, 24X20″, mixed media collage 2016
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Lynette Lombard, Night in the Cabrera Mountains,Spain Oil on canvas 11 “ x 14” 2015
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Karen Davie, Venus,  20” by 16” Oil on linen 2016
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Anne Delaney, Pittsburgh series – Man of steel 1. 2015. Oil on canvas. 12”x12”.
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Temma Bell, “Vala Day Dreaming” 16 x 20 inches      o/l     2016
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Monica Bernier, “Fabric Collage No. 22”, 12 x 16 inches, silk and cotton, 2016
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Carolyn Virgil,   Gotham Jazzmen at The Greenwich Village Bistro,  acrylic on canvas panel, 14” x 18”,  2016
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Dena Schutzer –  Man on Bottle, 2016, oil on board, 16″x20″
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‘Seen July 4th while hunting for those details that can make life and paintings interesting’.
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 Janet Gorzegno, Putto,  Gouache on Paper,  6″ x  6″
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 “In Putto, the linear feathers in the wings are echoed by the painterly brushstrokes in the hair.”
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Deborah Rosenthal 
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Bowery Gallery

530 West 25th street, 4th floor,

NY, NY

Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm. For more information, call 646-230-6655

 

 

*DIANE DRESCHER – with special thanks to  GAEL MOONEY

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