For Immediate Release
December 2018

Tony Serio

Urban Nature

November 27 – December 22, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3-6pm

Bowery Gallery is pleased to present a collection of Tony Serio’s landscapes that examine nature in the urban setting. In the most recent landscapes, we see his compositions growing and evolving more spontaneously. While taking cues from nature he reveals the particular character of the place.

“Tony Serio’s landscapes revel in leaps of space.…As with Bonnard, shifts of space and scale reveal not just topography, but also the character of the objects within.” —John Goodrich

After a recent visits to the Prado in Spain and studying the old masters Serio started exploring the use of black to extend his color range to a new depth. He uses a deeper and darker tonality while retaining a rich luminosity. In “Winter Night Reflections,” Serio explores multiple nocturnal light sources from the bridge as street lights punctuate the weighty dark masses of trees. The mood of a winter’s night is felt. “Bridge and Walkway” contrasts concrete structures against lush greens of the foliage which become a theatrical canopy for community gatherings to unfold. Then there’s “Fort Tryon Pines,” where broad diagonal swipes of the palette knife abstractly define pine trees and a rocky cliff with brilliant light and deep shadows.”

Tony Serio studied at MICA and Yale University. He has received two grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMMA), the Alice B. Kimball Traveling Fellowship from Yale University and an award from the Drawing Center in Manhattan. His paintings are in many private collections and Columbia University. 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

View of works in the exhibition here.

Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or