When: July 28-September 15, 2020
JUROR: JANICE NOWINSKI
The Bowery Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district is pleased to present its 29th annual juried exhibition of work in two dimensions. The juror this year is New York painter Janice Nowinski. This is the first online juried exhibit presented by the gallery.
Bowery Gallery was founded in 1969 by a group of New York artists resisting the commercialization of the art world. Since then, the Gallery, with some 30-odd members, has shown painters and sculptors, abstract and figurative, who share a consciousness of tradition and a belief in the formal power of art. Bowery artists have shown in group and solo shows in galleries and museums nationwide; Bowery exhibitions have been praised in the pages of The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, Modern Painters, The New Republic, The New Criterion, and on artcritical.com, among other publications.
Bowery’s Annual Juried Show gives Bowery artists and the art-loving public a first look—or a fresh look—at artists young and new to the scene, as well as mid-career artists. Many of them live and work in the Northeast, but the show includes artists from diverse parts of the country, including the South, Midwest, and the West Coast. Juried in previous years by prominent painters including Rackstraw Downes, William Bailey, Joan Snyder, and well-known critics, among them Jed Perl, Martica Sawin, and Lance Esplund, the show chosen by this year’s juror introduces forty pictures by forty artists, working in a wide and eclectic range of media, including oil, acrylic, mixed media, and gouache.
This year’s juror was Janice Nowinski, a former Bowery artist, whose work has been included in shows at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the American University Museum, the John Davis Gallery, and Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, among others. Critics for the Hudson Review, The New Criterion, on hyperallergic, and the Huffington Post have reviewed her exhibitions. She was the recipient of a purchase prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. https://www.janicenowinski.com/
Here are a few selections from the 40 works included in the show.