Music to Drive to 14, 2012, watercolor and gouache on paper
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street 3rd Fl, 212-940-1200
New York, New York
October 1 – October 19, 2012
Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to present Watercolors, a curated selling exhibition featuring a diverse group of contemporary works by artists who have moved beyond using watercolor paint as an auxiliary mode of expression to embracing it as their primary medium. The exhibition will showcase over 80 abstract and figurative works that challenge the romantic ideologies associated with historical watercolor.
Presently, many artists regard watercolor as an secondary tool reserved for simple sketches and impromptu figurative gestures too fickle and challenging to render complete works of art. However, a new generation of artists, utilizing contemporary aesthetic innovation and expertise, is turning to watercolor to establish a unique movement that explores the consequences of individual choice and social anonymity.
Watercolors is curated by Kristin Sancken, a New York-based writer and curator. She graduated in 2011 from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a Masters of Art in Art Business and is a current employee at Phillips de Pury & Company. This exhibition was organized in conjunction with Active Ideas Productions, Inc. AI Productions serves the artistic community by facilitating awareness of emerging artists and educating the public about their work. Also in partnership are galleries 303, Ricco Maresca, Bravin Lee Programs, Greenberg Van Doren, Halsey McKay, Tripoli, Salomon Contemporary, Eli Ridgway, and Nicole Klagsburn.
FEATURING CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY BEN BLATT, DELIA BROWN, JULIA COLAVITA, SERENA COLE, ANNIKA CONNOR, TEODOR DUMITRESCU, ERIC FISCHL, ROY FOWLER, RICHARD GABRIELE, JILL GALARNEAU, TIM GARDNER, JOHN GORDON GAULD, JUDITH HUDSON, AUBREY LEARNER, EVA LUNDSAGER, ANDREA MARY MARSHALL, MARTINA MOLIN, KANISHA RAJA, LAURIE REID, WILLY BO RICHARDSON, CHARLES RITCHIE, ALEXIS ROCKMAN, ELIZABETH ROGERS, LOLA SCHNABEL, BILLY SULLIVAN, PHILIP TAAFE AND DARIUS YEKTAI