Atlantic Gallery’s NY2SF
Anita Arellano, Theodore Leung, Elena Osipova, and Vernon Pouncey are the featured oil painters in Atlantic Gallery’s current exhibition NY2SF, on view September 26 – October 14, 2017. Opening reception was held September 28, 2017. Located at 547 West 27th St. or 548 West 28th St., in Suite 540, New York, NY, the Atlantic Gallery’s hours are Tues. – Sat. 12noon – 6pm, and on Thursdays, 12noon – 8pm.
A kinship born in Studio 14 of the NY Art Students League gives life to a vibrant, plein aire study of America’s intensity and creativity. Two world-leading cities that continually test the frontiers of culture and industry, New York and San Francisco, are boldly portrayed in oil. These artists uniquely capture intimacy and grandeur in subjects both reminiscent and unique.
Here are a few images from Atlantic Gallery’s NY2SF show:
Arellano is a visual artist and educator who lives in San Francisco. Her exploration of the themes of truth, authenticity and the American community are showcased in her paintings. She is inspired to capture the vividness of these moments through light and color. Her work has been featured in galleries in New York and San Francisco.
“Passion for art and politics come together in my work. I am inspired to capture truth and authenticity as an artist whether in a portrait, still-life, figure, landscape or abstract. My cultural background is a huge influence in the artwork I create. I am Chicana and Native American and find that being considered an “other” in my native land makes me stronger, bolder, more determined, more reflective, and more insightful in presenting this unique viewpoint in my work.” – Anita Arellano, curator of the exhibit and member artist of the Atlantic Gallery.
Shrouded, oil on linen, 26 x 36 inches by Anita Arellano
Up Pacific Avenue, oil on linen, 32 x 23 inches by Anita Arellano
Clay Street, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches by Anita Arellano
Visit Anita Arellano’s website to view more of her work at: www.anitareginaarellano.com
Leung is an artist working out of Queens, New York. His body of work is generated from an intense study of plein air painting of the urban landscapes around him. The Art Students League is a source of inspiration and its rich art history helps inform his work.
Queensboro Bridge Night, oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches by Theodore Leung
Long Island City Courthouse, oil on linen, 11.25 x 10.5 inches by Theodore Leung
Central Park Afternoon, oil on linen, 10.5 x 15.25 inches by Theodore Leung
Visit Theodore Leung’s website, www.theoleung.com to view more of his work or follow Theo on instagram at:
Manhattan-based artist Elena Osipova was born and raised in Russia. Big cities around the world have always inspired her. Moscow, New York, San Francisco are definitely her favorite places to live and create. This creative series of paintings she dedicates to water sceneries of the urban areas, a huge source of positive energy, mindfulness, and serenity in a middle of a megapolis.
On the Pond (Conservatory Water, Central Park), oil on linen, 9.5 x 10.5 inches by Elena Osipova
Sunday on Hudson, oil on linen, 18.5 x 10 inches by Elena Osipova
Red Boat on the Hudson, oil on linen, 11 x 16 inches by Elena Osipova
Follow Elena on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/lalaosipova/
Vernon Lee Pouncey
Pouncey is a Brooklyn native by way of Bennettsville, South Carolina. He and his wife Terry have recently become grandparents. Pouncey has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City. Several of his paintings and drawings are featured in private collections.
Riis Beach in April, oil on linen, 13.25 x 12.13 inches by Vernon Lee Pouncey
St. Marks Place 2012, oil on canvas, 13.87 x 19.25 inches by Vernon Lee Pouncey
Ft. Tryon Park, oil on linen, 27 x 33 inches by Vernon Lee Pouncey
About Atlantic Gallery
Atlantic Gallery is located in the Landmark Arts Building, half a block from the High Line, in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. This historic building is home to more than two dozen art galleries. The Gallery may be accessed from either the building’s West 27th or West 28th Street entrances.
Atlantic Gallery represents a select group of artists, who jointly own and manage it. Rotating exhibitions feature the work of the Gallery’s member artists, as well as the work of other artists. Atlantic Gallery is committed to supporting creative autonomy and excellence. Its innovative programs create a forum where both participating artists and the public provide mutual challenge, support and inspiration.
Founded by painters and printmakers in 1974, Atlantic Gallery migrated from Brooklyn to SoHo in 1979 and to Chelsea in 2007, having added photographers and sculptors to its roster of artists. In 2012, the Gallery moved further west to its current location.
Visit their website for membership opportunities and upcoming exhibitions at: http://atlanticgallery.org