"The City exploded in a blaze of expressionistic colors with the brilliant laser white light sculpting the buildings, cabs, messengers and scurrying figures. At once I realized my mission[...]"
Laverdin Gallery, 445 Park Avenue, becomes one of the first to break the silence with "Life Before A Pandemic", an exhibition of Tom Christopher's expressionist paintings of the city's not-too-distant past. The paintings explode with his classic energy, the NYC we love (and sometimes loath) - bustling bikers, rushing taxis,
and, of course, streets filled with people and stories.
Tom Christopher debuts new NYC paintings to inspire hope - and test NYC's
The art world has gone into hiding, just like much of the city. Although Manhattan is crawling back to life (with half-filled offices laden with face masks, rules, and ghosts of those in the Hamptons), most of the art world is holding their assets behind sheets of plywood.
Like much of the bizarre and often tragic recent events, nothing is normal in
this reopening exhibit. Socially distant viewers will look at new paintings,
shrouded in masks.
Yet, as the saying goes, "Don't bet against NY." Christopher aims to offer
paintings full of NYC can-do-optimism. And optimism is something the city never loses its appetite for.
June 28 through September 30
SAME DAY APPOINTMENT AVAILABLE
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
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Eric R. Buechel is based in TriBeCa, New York and is known as a visual abstract artist and fine art photographer. His photography is primarily focused on the elements found in nature, nudes and conceptual imagery. These images have a contemplative and meditative quality to them, capturing the essence of stillness in motion. While on safari in South Africa, his captured images embrace the natural habitats and the rare moments of the animal kingdom.
Tom Christopher is a classically trained draughtsman. He received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.
In 1987, NYC was a dark city, crime ridden and gripped by fear. But, as he put it: “One day walking around Times Square, the clouds cleared and I had an epiphany of sorts. The City exploded in a blaze of expressionistic colors with the brilliant laser white light sculpting the buildings, cabs, messengers and scurrying figures. At once I realized my mission; try and capture the narrative, the beauty and the magnetic pull of the epicenter of this modern urban city.”
Now his subject matter is largely focused on the streets of New York. But calling him a New York painter would be as much a mistake Indeed, this theme is universal as his paintings have found a following in Europe, especially Paris, Germany and Tokyo.
Bia Doria was born in Pinhalzinho Santa Catarina She lives and work in Sao Paulo.
Her pieces are identified by works made from forest management of waste, sustainable products and native trees rescued from fires, deforestation, background rivers, dams, among others.
The creations are developed with a lot of innovation within your imagination identifies as ideal forms of nature. And so if itself as a representative of sustainable contemporary art.
Taking the forms of nature as the beginning of his work, waste re-creates and transforms forests as if they were cut diamonds, difficult materials to be worked out and acquired as they are rescued from deep forests, rivers funds and hard to reach places. Need special care, from hygiene to its preservation is therefore a lengthy drafting process.
João di Souza's current artistic production presents fantastic tropical landscapes on large screens dimensions, with an invitation for a deeper look, unraveling the intricacies between playful and erotic.
The artist's youth amid the rich biome of Bahia State (BRAZIL) is rescued through these works, in which memory and imagination merge into compositions by warm and humid atmospheres. His paintings are
filled with contours, volumes and recesses that suggest hidden bodies between logs and roots, colors and shapes. Sensuality is latent under the layers of oil paint, merging figure and background into a phenomenon of constant discovery.
Jean Marie Fiori lives and works in Paris, France. He is a graduate of the Beaux Arts. JM turned to sculpture in the early 90’s. In 1997 in Mallorca, he erected the “tour aux betes” (Beastly tower) and in 1999 the “dolmen de Serris" for Marne la Vallee. In 2000 he created a zodiac series for The Paris Mint. His material of predeliction is alabaster, whose rich texture and whiteness resonate the colors with which he completes his work. He also works in bronze creating unique furniture pieces which incorporate sculptural elements, but are more stylized and architectural by nature.
KOLLERISM, is defined by the realistic representation of the form and the abstraction of colors. "I am the creator, leader & only follower of my own art movement. Disciples need not apply! Don’t let the esthetics fool you! These paintings are powerful symbols,for not agreeing with how things are.These paintings are iconic portraits of sentient beings, supreme beauties without a reference of time and space, esoteric manipulations of nature."
Andrey Marudenko is based in Moscow and Monaco and specializes in portrait and fine art photography. His works are strongly influenced by the classical traditions of timeless art. His purpose is to explore the archetypal and eternal that lurks beneath the shifting mask of human face, nature, or social plots.
French contemporary artist, Jacques Owczarek taught himself sculpture when he was 30. He does not define himself as a wildlife sculptor : sculpture gave him an interest for animals and not the other way round. He moulds a form until it resembles to an animal. Making pure and geometric forms is his priority, they confer to the sculpture the impression of moveme
Alessandra Rehder (b. 1989 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a visual artist who in her creative process explores and articulates multiple strands of contemporary art. Initially renowned for her research skills and talent for photography, her art transcends an absolute definition of technique or material by constantly expanding into new possibilities and interpretations. Rehder converts her productive research into visual manifestos which act as reference for discussion and reflexion on matters such as
contemporaneity, the environment and social issues.
Luis Urribarri is a Venezuelan born artist based in New York City.
Urribarri’s works channel both his extensive background in architecture and interior design— complimentary fields where raw structures of mixed materials marry with color, technique and masterful composition to create something larger than the sum of its parts.
445 Park Ave,NY 10011
445 Park Ave,NY 10011