Nagib Nahas- Images of the City

October 4 – October 29, 2022

For his fourth solo show at Bowery Gallery, Nagib Nahas will exhibit paintings of Manhattan streets, based on photographs taken over many years around his different places of employment. Combining attentive
description and formal rigor, these photo-derived pictures convey very effectively the distinctive tenor of their grand and varied subject—the City.

“Third Avenue Canyon”, 2021, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

The artist writes: “I love Manhattan for its variety and complexity, its dense overlaps and incongruities of size and scale, its abrupt juxtapositions and seemingly endless formal and chromatic combinations and permutations… I also love its underlying order.

“Corner of 5th and 56th“, 2018, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40”

There may be other cities with a comparable visual richness and fecundity, but I have yet to encounter them. With its protean body and its colossal energies—Manhattan is a magnetic place
whose attraction is most intensely felt when one is no longer in its orbit…”

“Ninth Avenue from Thirtieth Street”, 2018, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″

A preview of the works is available at The
artist will be present at the gallery on October 29th, 2022 which is the show’s
closing date.

Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more
information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or

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