Watercolors Selling Exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company

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Watercolors Selling Exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company
Curated by: Kristin Sancken

450 West 15th St
New York, NY 10011
October 1st, 2012 - October 19th, 2012
Opening: October 1st, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

watercolors, mixed-media, modern


Watercolors at Phillips de Pury & Company on display now till October

19th. The Watercolors exhibition will be on view Monday to Saturday

from 10am-6pm and Sunday's from noon to 6pm.  Phillips de Pury is

located at 450 West 15th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011.


Highlights from the exhibit are here:


WATERCOLORS is a selling exhibition featuring contemporary works by

Ben Blatt, Delia Brown, Julia Colavita, Serena Cole, Annika Connor,

Teodor Dumitrescu, Marcel Dzama, Eric Fishl, Roy Fowler, Richard

Gabriele, Jill Galarneau, Tim Gardner, John Gordon Gauld, Judith

Hudson, 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

Taaffe, and Darius Yektai.


New York - 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 will not only focus on current uses of the

medium, but emphasize the idea of individual experience and alienation

through the study of everyday life. The collection of works will seek

to replace modern depictions of opposition and sorrow born of social

crisis with idealistic depictions of the humbler aspects of personal

character unaffected by social influence.


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.


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