For Immediate Release
March 2017

Simon Carr
Scenes and Stories: Recent Painting

February 28 - March 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 11, 4pm
In Conversation with Thadeus Radell

Bowery Gallery presents the recent work of Simon Carr Feb 28-March 25, with an opening reception Thursday March 2 from 5-8. There will also be a gallery talk Saturday March 11 at 4pm, “Simon Carr in Conversation withy Thaddeus Radell.” Carr and Radell will discuss the show offering insights into the methods and techniques of a contemporary figurative painter.

Simon Carr’s work over the last ten years has centered on human environments and situations. From street scenes to working on a farm, Carr begins with drawings. Drawings on the spot note figures, environments, details, he then assembles them into larger drawn compositions in the studio. The paintings are done from these drawings. The process itself allows for memory and experience to enter the paintings, worked on for long periods of time, rather than transcriptions of things seen in a particular moment.

The paintings are evocative of the light, colors and atmosphere of the different locales. The artist writes in the catalog that accompanies the show, “This show attempts to reveal the relationships and rhythms that unite groups of figures and bring them into harmony.”

View of works in the exhibition here.

The Bowery Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org

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