Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hot in Hell's Kitchen at Fountain Gallery

Cool Hell's Kitchen themed art fun at Fountain Gallery for the hot summer...

Swing by and check out Hot in Hell's Kitchen... Closes September 12, 2012.

Favorite pieces are the collages and mixed media by Ann Fischman, Lita Goldberg (pictured), Martin Cohen and Robin Taylor.

Sharp photo captures by Leonard Aschenbrand and Sally Fisher.

Many delightful paintings by Paula Isaac, Anthony Newton, Mercedes Kelly, Nick Gifford and Keith Pavia.

Masterful pen and ink by Jonathan Glass and inspired digital photography by Bradford Stringfield.

Other winning pieces by June Kosloff, Lisa Tai, Ariella Kadosh, and Fay Kurland.

(Pictured with this blog post: Lita Goldberg, Hell's Kitchen, Collage, 2012, 16 x 20 inches, $275)

Press Release:

In the steamy days of summer, when many art galleries are closed until the
opening of the fall season, Fountain Gallery presents this show as a tip of the hat
to the New York City neighborhood located between 34th and 59th Streets (give
or take a few blocks), from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River: 

The area, now gentrified but still known as “Hell’s Kitchen” owing to its rough-and-tumble past,
has been home to the Gallery since it opened its doors in 2000. In addition to
works referencing Hell’s Kitchen by Fountain Gallery artists, this exhibition
features pieces by a number of the community volunteers who contribute their
time and talents to facilitating the Gallery’s activities. Another element of the
exhibition: Visitors are invited to participate in a collaborative art piece.
Hot in Hell’s Kitchen showcases works in mediums including: oil, acrylic, and
watercolor paintings; mixed media pieces and collage; pen and ink drawings;
and digital photographs.

Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists with mental illness, today announced the upcoming opening of Hot in Hell’s Kitchen. This group exhibition will be on view from July 19 through September 12, 2012.

Hot in Hell’s Kitchen is curated by Carolina Penafiel, Director and founder of Local Project, a non-profit art space located in Long Island City, Queens, which since 2003 has provided a platform
for emerging artists.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a great champion of this gallery... And i always reading your posts about it over the years...