Anne Delaney – On Notice

Recent Paintings and Drawings 

Exhibit Dates: November 2-27, 2021 

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 4, 5-8pm

Gallery Talk: The artist will be in conversation with artist Jill Nathanson on Nov. 20th @4:30pm

Bowery Gallery is pleased to present On Notice, an exhibition featuring drawings and paintings by artist Anne Delaney.   

On Notice is the artist’s fourth solo show at Bowery Gallery and features oil paintings and drawings on paper.  Many of the drawings in the show were created upstate NY and served as starting points for the paintings.   

Circumstance, Oil on Canvas, 42″ x 46″, 2021

 In her artist statement Anne Delaney explains: 

This exhibition of paintings and drawings was created over the past 2 years against the backdrop of upheaval.  The general mood here in NYC and beyond felt dark and uncertain, with a sense of isolation.  Yet, there were also brighter moments of hope.   

During this time, I had the opportunity to be in upstate NY and I used my studio days to read and draw.  Following in the ages-old tradition of painting from nature, I drew outside, and when it was too cold, I drew the interiors of the house and studio, including a few people, and 2 cats.

Three Trees on a Hill, Charcoal on paper, 8″ x 10″, 2021

She continues: “With form and color, I attempted to reflect the mood of both quarantine and racial reckoning.   I started drawing flowers, and tulips that were full of beauty and life, and when faded, symbols of mourning and transience. I also drew the trees around me.  The old cragged and enduring apple trees were particularly satisfying subjects to examine.   And finally, the colossal heads, created centuries ago by the Olmec people, were introduced to me in a drawing class by Graham Nixon.  I drew large heads, sometimes falling over, reminiscent of Greek and Roman sculpture, which reminded me of the overturning of so many of our public statues.  In my mind, the heads are both powerful and feminine.

Bluebird, Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 30″, 2020
Swimming with History, Oil on Canvas, 28″ x22″, 2021

Anne Delaney has exhibited at Bowery Gallery since 2013 and has participated in group shows at this gallery and other venues in New York City and elsewhere.  Additional works by the artist can be viewed at and on her Instagram @Annedelaney2020. 

Bowery Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11am-6pm.   

For more information, visit, email, or call 646-230-6655.   

Bowery Gallery

547 W 27th St. Suite 508

New York, NY 10001


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