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Velocity Games: New Work by Margaret Garrett and Steven Kinder at Sara Nightingale Gallery

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Velocity Games: New Work by Margaret Garrett and Steven Kinder, opening Saturday, May 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Both artists are inspired by motion in the natural world and/ or the human body. 

Margaret Garrett is an artist and dancer whose abstract paintings allude to the qualities of rhythm and movement. Trained as dancer, she left home at the age of sixteen to join the Pennsylvania Ballet and later danced with the Cleveland Ballet as a soloist. She began to paint in her early twenties, finding something spiritually akin to dance in the movement of line and color. Garrett’s approach to painting is strongly influenced by her early training in dance. “When I begin working on a new piece, I see the paper or canvas as an empty stage…” Texture, form, and the interaction of colors are, for her, manifestations of motion, rhythm, and energy.

Steven Kinder attended Cooper Union and has been making drawings, paintings, and large scale installations inspired by movement, energy and “natural forces” for over four decades.  His recent work advances his interests in various forms of dynamic tension found in nature, specifically tidal bores, surges, and whirlpools. Even his easel is not static; he designed a rotating mount for his works. Kinder wants his work to “call out in some way”. He is inspired by the eternal color of Rothko, the angst embedded in the figures of Bacon, and geometric abstractions.
Exhibition ongoing until June 26th
Margaret Garrett, Safety, acrylic on linen, 64″ x 70″

 

ODETTA Gallery presents Curmudgeon

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

ODETTA Gallery feels that you can trust a curmudgeon. They’re some of their favorite people. Deep down, they’re tender-hearted. Gruff, stoic, humorous, and empathic. With pencil, sewn materials, kitsch, and word play the gallery’s curmudgeons explore unlikely materials to deliver their message. ODETTA hopes that visitors will come out and spend some time with their cranky artists and their work. You’ll more than likely share a laugh while taking in the view.

The exhibition features David Borawski, Carla Rae Johnson, and Rita Valley. As is their practice the gallery curates Flat Files. The featured artists are Patricia Dahlman and Gil Scullion.

The exhibition runs June 1 – July 1, 2018 with the opening reception on Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Talk: Sunday, July 1, 3:00 pm  (Story Telling Performance with Suzanne Benton 4:30)
Special Event: Handwriting the Constitution- with Morgan O’Hara Sunday, June 17, 2-5 pm

Image – Carla Rea Johnson

 

JoAnne Artman Gallery presents – Urban Flora

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Life and growth often find a home in the unlikeliest places. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition that juxtaposes urban grit with the delicacy of flora, highlighting the often surprising congruities in the beauty of both. Much of the motifs in art and design are borrowed from the natural world in which the processes of regeneration, life and decay are in constant flux and motion. An especially important part of this framework is the flora, or the particular plants of a region, habitat or geographical area which are as diverse, unique and localized as the constitution and customs of any urban population.  Artists Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide, and Greg Miller are artists whose work addresses this intersection between the beauty of nature and the ethos of urbanity.

Villa America Fine Art announces Rites of Spring

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

The Villa America Fine Art is pleased to announce a NYC season finale exhibition by resident and guest artists at Art 345 Gallery, 345 East 104th Street in East Harlem. Curated by Susan Nelly, The Rites of Spring, an invitational group show features works on a grand to small scale. The selection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, as well as photography, installation and architecture, from the studios of a select group of NYC artists including Dana Adams, Helene, Awad Wahba, Vicky Barranguet, Mati Bracha, Braden Burgon, March Chadwick, Paul Ching-Bor, Lorin Cole, John De Soto, Anne De Villemejane, Hollie Heller, Chizuru Morii Kaplan, Michael Katz, William King, Louise Laffaille, JJ Li, Carole McClintock, Hugh Millar, Todd Monaghan, Lindsey Nobel, Fabienne Ricard, Simon Rigg, Bolek Ryzinski, Liz Schneider-Cohen, Shane Townley, Preeti Varma and Norbert Waysberg.  The exhibition, at  remains on view, by appointment, through June 19th.

The Gala Opening Event on May 17 is free to the public with a cocktail reception from 6-8 PM, artist’s studio tours at 7PM, and  at 8 PM a solo piano performance from Steinway Artist Gustave Casenave, presenting compositions from his Latin Grammy nominated CD.

Ground Floor Gallery Turns 5 years old and they are celebrating!

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

This spring, Ground Floor Gallery turns 5 years old! To commemorate the occasion, they will be presenting an anniversary show in five parts: a sequence of solo exhibitions between May and August 2018, featuring five artists they’ve shown in past group exhibitions. FYI: The Gallery will be offering a surprise collector’s item at each opening reception. Stay tuned!

The first iteration is artist Peter Gynd’s Blanketed: Textiles, Culture and the Landscape. Recent paintings and photographs. This is the first New York solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Known for his paintings and photographs featuring blanket-cloaked figures staged against patterned backgrounds, landscapes, or interior scenes, Gynd’s work stems from an exploration of the relationships between textiles, regional cultures and landscape.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th, 6-8:30pm. The exhibition is runs May 18th – June 3rd

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