The Bowery Gallery celebrates community among artists by proudly presenting “Midsummer Salon”, an exhibition of paintings from the Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors. The Federation was founded in 1940 by Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Milton Avery, Meyer Schapiro & Ilya Bolotowsky, with the stated mission to “Promote the welfare of free progressive artists working in America; to strive to protect the artist’s general and cultural interests and to facilitate the showing of their work; and to take legitimate action in furtherance of such purpose.”
The group has shared traditions with the Bowery Gallery as both were founded in tumultuous times, by artists who dared to challenge the conventions of the day. Like the Bowery Gallery, it is of artists for artists, with an embrace of diversity of style and concerns. While members are very active in the art world on an individual basis, they also place great importance on the idea of a group of artists working and exhibiting together. This group exhibition celebrates the friendships and artistic dialogue that come from its history and its group exhibitions. The show will run from June 18 to July 6.
In this 50th anniversary year of the Bowery’s founding, we are pleased to include original gallery member Lawrence Faden as one of our participating artists as well as works from Anneli Arms, Sharon Ascher, Violet Baxter, Elizabeth Bisbing, Richard Castellana, Nicholas Christopher, Marcia Clark, Tad Day, Robert Feinland, Diana Freedman-Shea, Geoffrey Gneuhs, Martin Goldblum, Kenneth B Gore, Jerilyn Jurinek, Patricia Melvin, Valerie Mendelson, Otto Neals, Vincent Pinto, Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Jon Rettich, Jean François Rocheman, Larry Rushing, John Servetas, Philip Sherrod, Richard Sloat, and Joy Walker
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*this blog is excerpted from The Federation of Painters & Sculptors press release; edited by Colleen Franca.