CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

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Location: 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm

FLOWERS: a Gossamer’s Glimpse

November 25–December 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 25, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

FLOWERS: a Gossamer’s Glimpse
John Beardman

The Flower as Metaphor

I like to think of myself as knowing flowers. I’ve spent my life experiencing flowers, from the time I was a small boy crushing a huge pink-white peony to my nose and running past the old dog on the porch to tell my grandmother, to now, as a man planting and caring for them and trying to shrink a 3-acre garden. Always sensing them, feeling them. And yet, I realize just how little I know of them, not just the namesI (for I rarely paid attention to those) but how little of the intricacies of those shoots and petals that focus energy and light.

I wished to make those discoveries new again and had hoped that I could make them free of all convention. Impossible! I had hoped to eschew techniques and gimmicks and paint fresh. Paradoxically I found that it was in the precise and skillful use of learned comparisons that I felt the most free. I used what I had learned so completely that it had become part of my body in order to find different ways of “seeing” flowers . Oddly enough, this gave the sensation of newness . Perhaps it’s not at all odd, but common, in
realigning what we thought we had learned, we constantly recover
freshness. We all remake the world as we are looking at it.

The flowers become a metaphor. They fight with each other for space. Yet ironically, it’s spatial ambiguity that merges them. Similarly, their beauty, with its particular energy, connects us with everything.

Image: “Swantree,” 52 × 48 inches



Upcycled

December 16, 2014–January 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 18, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Upcycled
Elaine Forrest

Reconstructed consumer packaging becomes pop art inspired social commentary

Image: “Birds,” mixed media on paper, 30 × 42 inches, 2014



Riddles on the Rocks

January 6–24, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 4–6 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Riddles on the Rocks
Leon Yost

Photographs of Native American rock art

Image: “Bighorns Climbing,” pigment print, 32 × 24 inches, 2013



Life Undressed

January 27, 2015–February 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29, 5–7 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Life Undressed
Emily Stedman

Paintings of nudes, portraying life stories

Image: “Nicola Tesla at the Hotel New Yorker,” watercolor, 18 × 24 inches, 2014



Above and Below

February 17–March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Above and Below
Margaret Vickers

Ventures through the macrocosm and the microcosm, seemingly by many routes

Image: “Series 3 # 4,” Flashe Vinyl paint on Arches paper, 30 × 40 inches, 2014



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