C. Selves-Arbust de Mimosa

C. Selves. A Personal Vision of Modern Spain

In her lively oil paintings, C. Selves says her goal is to depict no less than “my life, my person, my class, and my generation.”
Her vision of her world in contemporary Spain is at once …

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Opens Thursday 12/11: Tenth Annual Small Works Show

December 8, 2014 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off

40 Gallery celebrates the tenth year of hosting its Small Works Show. This much anticipated juried exhibition regularly opens with an overflow crowd spilling onto Sixth Avenue. There are three awards given each year: the Curators Award, the 440 Award, and the popular People’s Choice Award which is determined by the number of “Likes” received by the works in the show, posted on 440 Gallery’s Facebook page.

The artists chosen for the show are: Jo-Ann Acey, Kristin Adamczyk, Lianne Alcon, Arshes Anasal, M.P. Armelin, Eric Banks, Christina Baril, Stephen Basso, Joshua Beliso, Stacy Bergener, Sue Blanchard, Adisak Chiwhanung, Frieda Christofides, Casey Concelmo, Milan DelVecchio, Tom Duimstra, Rina Dweck, Joan Easton, Jim Ebersole, Richard Estrin, Janice Everett, Donna Festa, Debra Friedkin, Alan Gaynor, Gail Ghezzi, Sean Grandits, Susan Greene, Susan Greenstein, Rachel Heinold, Barbara Hessel, Doug Holst, Owen Karrel, Jamie Kay, Matthew Kirby, Roz Kochman, Tara Kopp, Marina Korenfeld, Taeko Kuraya, Matthew Langland, Camille Laoang, Kathleen Erin Lee, Jeanette Levy, Robert Lobe, Chris Lucius, Brian Madonna, Sabina Magnus, Tali Margolin, Spencer Merolla, Isabelle Milkoff, Todd Molinari, Ellen Moses, Kellie Murphy, Ronald Peters, Cindy Press, Anna Redwine, Mari Renwick, James Rose, Mark Rosenthal, Evan Schwartz, Natasha Shapiro, Jenine Shereos, Stephan Sieg, Ross Smirnoff, John Sousa, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Marcy Sperry, William Tarnowski, Preston Trombly, Lisa Tubach, Dominique Vitali, Jeanne Marie Wasilik, Amy Weil, Jeanne Wilkinson, Dale Williams, Divine Williams, Cindy Zaglin, Dganit Zauberman, Erin Zelley.

Ines de Poligny. Using Color and Form to Bring Opposites Together

November 24, 2014 – 3:42 pm | Comments Off
Ines de Poligny-Celta

“I try to express opposites coexisting,” Ines de Poligny says of her work. The path that the artist follows to express those dualities uses a variety of media — oils and acrylics as well as …

Be Original, Give (Affordable) Art This Holiday Season

November 24, 2014 – 3:23 pm | Comments Off

Brooklyn, NY – A scarf for Mom, a tie for Dad… again? Get creative! Get them something that will outlast the vagaries of fashion. A work of art gives pleasure for generations.
The …

Artist Joshua Barber reveals new Richmond painting – Sara D. November Gallery Dec. 4-Jan. 11

November 22, 2014 – 2:19 pm | Comments Off
Joshua Barber

Richmond, VA – Richmond-based artist Joshua Barber opens the exhibition “eleven” on December 4, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Sara D. November Gallery in Richmond.
Barber is known for painting modern icons that are both …

Tanya Mayer. Taking and Creating Pleasure in Looking

November 17, 2014 – 8:24 am | Comments Off
Tanya Mayer-Morning

Tanya Mayer is a master painter working primarily in watercolor on paper with the occasional use of ink and water dyes.
Often depicting the human figure in shining, voluptuous form, her subjects pose nude or semi-nude …

Tamo. Using Color and Texture to Express Emotion

November 17, 2014 – 8:17 am | Comments Off
Tamo-The Secret

Color and texture are at the center of Georgian artist Tamo’s quest to express her emotions.
The artist cites Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism as influences, but her images have a combination of restraint and power that …

Christopher Breining, Balancing Technical Mastery With Artistic Interpretation

November 16, 2014 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off
Christopher Breining-Babe Ruth

Long Island native Christopher Breining’s naturalistic watercolors and drawings balance technical mastery and figurative representation with the personal interpretation of the artist.
A self-taught artist, Breining prefers to start with a photograph — usually black-and-white — …

Anders Hafsbrandt Explores the Faux Joie De Vive of Society’s Outcasts

November 16, 2014 – 2:45 pm | Comments Off
Anders Hafsbrandt-The Kiss

Inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec and the lyrics of Bellman, an 18th century Swedish songwriter, Swedish-born Anders Hafsbrandt explores the decadent and romantic sadness of society’s outcasts.
“I place the poor, misunderstood and drunken people in exclusive environments …

Alejandra Larrea Koch Creates Eternal Perfection In Form

November 16, 2014 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off
Alejandra Larrea Koch-Bolas Peludas

Richly wrought in vivid tones, Chilean artist Alejandra Larrea Koch’s luscious geometric abstractions explore the sphere as a symbol of organically feminine perfection, dynamically balanced between timelessness and creation.
The roundness of the shapes becomes filled …

Tiago Atalaia. New Contemporary Art from Portugal

November 15, 2014 – 4:52 pm | Comments Off
Tiago Atalaia-Erupcao

“Painting is an expression of my inner person,” says the definitively Portuguese fine artist Tiago Atalaia.
Drawn to the spatula and its naturalness, Atalaia maintains that it is his country of origin – particularly its sun, …

Purcell completes Tower Bridge High Level Walkways

November 15, 2014 – 4:46 pm | Comments Off

Tower Bridge has unveiled two new glass floors across its high-level walkways, enabling visitors to view a bridge lift from a wholly new and unique perspective. Purcell were the architects responsible for introducing the glass …