Hubert Gallery is proud to present The City Abstracted featuring the work of Dennis Campay, Paul Chojnowski, Tom Christopher, Valerio D'Ospina, Alicia Dubnyckyj, Geoffrey Johnson and Jeremy Mann.
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, artists have been captivated by the wonder that is New York; its towering skyscrapers, bustling streets and divergent neighborhoods are just a few of many attractions that have inspired a creative response. Today, as New York evolves in both structure and identity, artists continue to be drawn to New York for many of the same reasons that inspired past generations. \X!hile the visual complexity of the city can often be a daunting subject to approach, each of the artists in The City Abstracted responds to the metropolis in a unique and thought-provoking manner.
The gallery is very pleased to introduce the work of two young, talented artists, Jeremy Mann and Valerio D'Ospina. Mann's painterly works are darkly romantic, moody and mysterious. He often draws inspiration from the city at night, particularly when lights glitter off wet pavement. Mann uses staining techniques and an ink brayer to create diaphanous cityscapes, evoking the impression of a scene more than the details. D'Ospina takes us high above the city, with straight, forceful lines and dramatic viewpoints. He renders a bird's-eye view of the metropolis, revealing a powerful city through the heights of its splendid skyscrapers.
Tom Christopher, a veteran painter of New York, captures the dynamic energy of Times Square through his expressionist color palette and gestural brushstrokes; while Alicia Dubnyckyj's sleek, geometric paintings rise above the clamor of the urban streets with twinkling views of bridges and skyscrapers. Paul Chojnowski evokes the nighttime glamour and romance of New York in his deftly created torch drawings. Dennis Campay's paintings capture the unique character of Greenwich Village with surprising details and textures drawn and carved in graphite, charcoal and plaster. Longtime gallery artist, Geoffrey Johnson, evokes the mood and atmosphere of the city. Using elegant, monochromatic hues, Johnson suggests form and figures, lending an air of anonymity, reflection and contemplation to his paintings.
The City Abstracted reveals a great diversity of imagery from these seven accomplished artists in response to the amazing metropolis that is New York, a city that will never cease to allure and inspire artists to create works of singular vision, depth and meaning.
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