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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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10th Anniversary Group Show

January 3, 2015 – 1:10 pm | Comments Off

440 Gallery presents a selection of work by its fourteen members to commemorate ten years as a thriving artist collective

Brooklyn, NY – 440 Gallery opened its doors as a pop-up gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn in January of 2005. Within a few months this temporary gallery developed into an artists collective under the guidance of founders Nancy Lunsford and Shanee Epstein. Now the gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary with a group show featuring the current membership. The opening reception is Thursday, January 15th, from 6 – 9pm. The show runs through February 15th.

440 GalleryThis celebratory exhibit, curated by members Gail Flanery and Amy Williams, will showcase a variety of styles and techniques including sculptural reliefs by Fred Bendheim, photography by Tom Bovo and David Stock, and paintings by Katharine Colonna Hopkins, Ellen Chuse and Karen Gibbons. Laurie Lee-Georgescu will exhibit woodcuts and Vicki Behm will present drawings and collage. The work of Susan Greenstein, Jay Friedenberg, founders Lunsford and Epstein, as well as curators Williams and Flanery will also be shown.

As a collective, the members run the gallery in its entirety. 440 has grown slowly and organically, dedicated to the exhibition and sale of artwork with the goal of facilitating a lively exchange, both within the neighborhood and the artistic community at large. Currently the gallery mounts eight solo shows each year and 10 group shows, including two national juried exhibitions. In a decade, this unassuming little storefront gallery has shown the work of well over a thousand artists as well as hosted hundreds of performances including readings, dance, music and theater.

Vicki Behm will conduct the Young Artists Workshop in January, and the curators and founders will present a talk about the gallery, past and present, dates to be announced. Visit our website for more information and to join our mailing list [440gallery.com].

440 Gallery is located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is convenient to the F, G, and R subways. The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday, 4-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm, or by appointment.

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 …

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, …