April 18, 2023 9:53 AM EDT (EZ Newswire)
NEW YORK, NY -- The Pictor Gallery, a fine art gallery located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in New York’s Chelsea District, today announced two new exhibitions that will be on display from April 25th through May 20th, 2023: Head Space by Gail Comes in Gallery 1, and Outside the Box by Elaine Chao, Charles Compo, Sachie Hayashi, and Nancy Rosen in Gallery 2.
The Pictor Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 204, New York, NY 10001, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The opening reception for the new exhibits will take place on Thursday, April 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gail Comes: Gail Comes grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in a house filled with jazz musicians, dancers, actors, writers, and painters. Studying John Coltrane, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Francis Bacon ignited Gail’s artistic passions, but she admits that the playfulness in her work probably came from devouring Robert Crumb comics. As she began to explore the tension and balance between bold colors and abstract forms in the human body and the human face, Gail developed an unmistakably strong painting style. Gail has exhibited in New York and Amsterdam and has won numerous accolades and honors. One favorite story: During an award ceremony at the Society of Arts and Letters, Al Hirschfield shook her hand and said, “Welcome to the world of perpetual unemployment,” then added “But we find a way”. Gail clearly found her “way” and she has never looked back.
Elaine Chao: Strips of color intermingle to interrogate the role of boundaries. A box deconstructed into a flat plane like a flayed butterfly-hybrid structure places “high” and “low” on the same plane.
Charles Compo: Charles Compo explores the boundaries of his imagination by studying his work in progress from every conceivable angle. With each brushstroke, thoughts emerge and become forms.
Sachie Hayashi: Box for me is our physical being. These artworks express the laughter of the sun, the joyful dancing of the winds, and the liveliness of the spirits in nature.
Nancy Rosen: Noting that “traditional watercolors are lovely,” Nancy Rosen reaches further. “I strive to work 'outside the box' by using watercolor to display intense color with an innovative approach to design.”
For more information, please visit https://www.pictorgallery.com.