July 12- 30, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 5-8pm
Bowery Gallery is pleased to present “Resilience in NYC” – an invitational show by Brooklyn artist Nick Savides. Savides paints realistic urban landscapes, transporting his viewer to scenes that simultaneously capture the real and the imagined. His compositions bring iconic structures and uncanny corners alike to life as though bearing a sense of consciousness and curiosity—silent witnesses to human experiences within their midsts. The exhibit’s title comes from the work “Creative Resilience” on Rivington, which includes an interpretation of the “Creative Resilience” mural by Danielle Mastrion, incorporating many of the elements found in his cityscapes – architecture, nature, murals, graffiti, people, and mystery.
In his work Think Coffee, cafe-goers engrossed in their own rituals while sitting on blue tables and chairs on the sidewalk, appear to be oblivious to the black and white figure on the brick wall and a monochromatic reflection of Debbie Harry—both openly addressing the viewer directly.
In Morning on Gansevoort, Savides paints the cobblestones, pavement, and architecture in intricate detail, shrouded in an alluring tonal atmosphere, all to lure the viewer’s eye towards the lone figure looking back from the distance. By seamlessly merging the familiar and the mysteriously intriguing, he encourages both casual inspection and intimate dialogue where all are welcome to bear witness, akin to the timeless structures epitomized in his work.
Savides has exhibited in solo shows in the New York region, most recently at EV Gallery, NYC, Wagner College, Staten Island, Shakespeare & Associates, Milford, PA, The Good Gallery, Kent, CT, and Berkeley College Art Gallery, NYC. He has exhibited in group shows in numerous venues in the US and Canada, including Salmagundi Club, NYC, Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, Bowery Gallery, NYC, the Painting Center, NYC, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, and Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY. His work is also in the State Department’s Art in Embassies program.
For more information on the artist, please visit nicksavides.com.
About Bowery Gallery:
Founded in 1969, Bowery Gallery has been showing contemporary art of the highest quality for more than six decades. Bowery Gallery is a cooperative, founded by artists and directed by the collective decision making of its member artists. From its beginnings, Bowery Gallery has been a force for the expansion of art’s traditions in a venue unconstrained by commercial pressures. Named after its original location, Bowery Gallery is now located in the heart of the Chelsea art district.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. All visitors must wear a mask.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or email@example.com or visit bowerygallery.org.