I’ll have two paintings in this show this week in lovely Nolita, NYC. The opening reception for the show is Thursday evening, May 19th, 2011, from 6-10pm, and you are invited. The show is open for two additional days- Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 from 10am-6pm. But that’s it! There are just three days to catch this renegade/pop-up event.
Evergreene: The Artists and Their Art
233 Mott Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
So what’s this show about?
Evergreene is the name of a leading architectural arts studio here in Manhattan. Working there for several years after moving to New York taught me a few things graduate school simply could not. I quickly learned how to work collaboratively on huge paintings with a group of highly skilled artists from all over the world. I made many artist friends, and gained experience with a whole range of techniques. A highlight was working as a restoration technician on a several landmark murals, including the lobby ceiling of the Chrysler building. After spending many hours cleaning old varnish and dirt off these beautiful paintings, I realized that my artist education was coming full circle. By learning to work gently back through the layers obscuring an old mural, I had finally learned to paint backwards.
It’s going to be fun to share the walls of this exhibit with some wonderful artist peers and friends. I hope you will join us Thursday.