Monday, June 27, 2011

New Faces of Realism at Arcadia Fine Arts

Hello beautiful readers,

I hope you're doing well and staying hydrated during these sunny days. DH took me to NYC last weekend for my birthday cake:) He took to get some tasty treats. After having some treats and strolling around the neighborhood for a bit, we went to Arcadia Fine Arts to check out their current show "New Faces of Realism."  The opening itself was held last Thursday, and we couldn't make it. Fortunately, Michael Sincavage from the gallery had kindly let me know that they were going to throw a closing reception for American Artist Magazine's Weekend With The Masters on Saturday.

The group show featured paintings, drawings, and mixed-media collages from Kerry Brooks, Danny Galieote, Peter Greaves, Kris Lewis, Ann Marshall, Cesar Santander, Jordan Sokol, Ian Marion, Jeffrey Ripple and Josh Suda. One thing that I really like from this group show is how strong each artist's individual style next to each other. Sometimes when I view a group show I can have difficulty to recognize the participating artists' different styles. All of the participating artists of "New Faces of Realism" showed extraordinary works that night. Kerry Brooks' small drawings were so detailed and delicate. I said small because the biggest size was 7" by 9" while the smallest was 3" by 4." They weren't just beautifully rendered drawing with fine attention to details, but also filled with so much emotion. One piece entitled "Ashes to Ashes" actually made me a bit melancholy. It might be hard understand what I just said if you just view the online photos. You need to experience it by actually seeing them in person.

I wasn't left feeling melancholy after seeing that drawing for long, because there were these fun paintings by Cesar Santander. Cesar Santander is a hyperrealistic painter of still life objects. This group show featured three paintings of realistic tin toys. My favorite was a painting entitled Mercury Robot. Kerry Brooks wasn't the only who presented highly detailed works in small size. Another artist, Peter Greaves, had some mini oil paintings and a drawing. The gallery actually provided a magnifying glass for the viewer to see the details. They were simply incredible. That was another thing that you just have to experience it in person:)

All the artists contributed amazing pieces for the show as you can see on  Arcadia's website .

The New Faces of Realism runs until July 3rd

Arcadia Fine Arts  

51 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013

telephone:   212.965.1387           
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
                         Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm

Some photos from last Saturday's closing reception:
(all photos by David F. Luecke, © Alamanda Art. Original works © their respective creators. All rights reserved.)

 Ann Marshall
Torn Wallpaper

Cesar Santander
The Pursuit

 Kerry Brooks
Ashes to Ashes

Kerry Brooks

 Danny Galieote
Team Work
 Cesar Santander
Mercury Robot

Michael Sincavage
Peter Greaves' Mini Painting
Cesar Santander
Exploration Group Alpha

Ian Marion
Justinian's Flight
There was this huge beautiful Jeremy Lipking's painting on the back of the gallery. I saw it on the gallery's website before but didn't know that they would hang it during the current show. It was a treat to be able to see the brushstrokes on his painting up close:)

Jeremy Lipking
Enchanting Depths


Albert Sorrentino Jr. said...

Wow, incredible blog!! Thanks for sharing your work and all the other work too!

Heidi Alamanda said...

Happy to know that you enjoy reading my blog, Albert. Thank you:)