Self-Portrait at Eleventh Street Arts: through June 20th, 2017

Josh LaRock, Self-portrait (detail), 2016

Adjacent to the collaborative artist studios of Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts presents contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures that invokes, challenges, and celebrates the classical tradition. In that vein, the Self-Portrait exhibition, curated by artist Colleen Barry and running from April 20 through June 20, 2017, celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. From the Eleventh Street Arts website: "These self-portraits represent the perspective of an emerging generation of artists and their pursuit of identity in a world of shifting artistic values. These exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representative of the pedagogies of the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League. Celebrating an artistic practice that reaches back to the Renaissance, the works of Self-Portrait offer compelling evidence that the legacy of great western art continues to live on through the practice of artists alive today. With the self-portrait as the shared origin of inspiration, these works present a dazzling synthesis of technical skill and personal vision."

Featuring the work of: Daniela Astone, Colleen Barry, Stephen Bauman, Anthony Baus, Benjamin Bjorklund, Patrick Byrnes, Jacob Collins, Kamille Corry, Hollis Dunlap, Louise Fenne, Richard Greathouse, Amaya Gurpide, Daniel Graves, Cornelia Hernes, Brendan Johnston, Joshua LaRock, Rodrigo Mateo, Edward Minoff, Gregory Mortenson, Carolyn Pyfrom, Edmond Rochat, Irvin Rodriguez, Travis Schlaht, Jordan Sokol, Will St. John, Nicolas Uribe, Charles Weed and Justin Wood.

On Thursday, May 4, the gallery will host a live chamber music concert during the exhibition. Entitled Chiaroscuro, the evening will include music by Orlando Gibbons, Matthias Pintscher and Arnold Schoenberg with acclaimed musicians Fred Sherry, Jay Campbell, Brooke Speltz on cello; Michelle Ross, Alexi Kenney, violins; Milena Pajaro-Van de Stad, Luke Fleming, violas; Conor Yanick, piano. Doors open at 6:30pm. Musician Q&A to follow. Tickets are $20 with advance purchase or $25 at the door.

 

ELEVENTH STREET ARTS

46-06 11TH ST, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

Open by appointment Monday through Saturday

email info@eleventhstreetarts.com to arrange a viewing

http://www.eleventhstreetarts.com/