NORTH AMERICAN TRAVELS
OCTOBER 5-DECEMBER 2, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 6, 3-5 pm
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BENNETT HARRIS HOROWITZ
Bennett has been drawing and making pictures since his childhood in Queens, NY. Following art lessons in various studio settings, he enrolled at Pratt Institute in 1973 at age 17. There he dedicated himself to painting, forging an artistic identity under the influence of painters Franklin Faust and Rudolf Baranik. Faust’s intensely colored fauvist landscapes inspired Bennett to explore the nearby Hudson Valley and create his own high-keyed plein-air watercolors. At the same time, he was also working on life-size portraits in acrylic and oil paints in his Brooklyn studio.
In 1981, Bennett earned his MFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) The mild and often sunny California climate allowed for almost year-round outdoor landscape painting. Since returning to New York in 1981, Bennett has earned a living as a book illustrator, magazine graphic designer, and as a teacher at Manhattan’s High School of Art and Design. Bennett retired from teaching in 2015 and moved to bucolic Woodstock, NY, where he maintains his painting studio.
Digital photography has been a great boon for Bennett’s landscape painting; he is now free to explore North America with a small daypack and camera, recording landscape images which are references for more ambitious studio paintings than previously possible. Favorite locations have included Maine, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oregon, Banff, and most recently the Catskills. Bennett’s paintings are Expressionist interpretations of his original photos, without obligation to literal photorealist standards.
two artists, twice the fun
AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 18, 3-5 pm
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Born in Brooklyn to Italian royalty and raised by Sicilian gypsies, Dennis Galante demonstrates an innate and distinctive creativity in his art. He has shaped a successful international career in Advertising, Editorial and the Abstract Arts. Schooled in San Francisco and New York City in commercial photography, Galante is a self- taught Abstract Expressionist. While never having been formally trained in painting, his passion for the art has manifested in a body of work utilizing diverse and “out of the box” mediums.
A residential real estate broker in New York City, Galante has established a welcoming Fine Art venue within his storefront office on West 21st Street. Real+Art Chelsea has hosted artists from all over the country with group and solo shows, showcasing talented and upcoming artists.
Margie Greve was born on Long Island September 7, 1956. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and studied printmaking at The Art Students League and The School of Visual Arts, as well as patternmaking at The Fashion Institute of Technology. After a childhood of sewing she worked in the home sewing industry as an art director, graphic artist and patternmaker.
Margie’s woodcut portraits have appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and such books as The Cowgirl Way and Rolling Stone’s trio of books: Love, Life and Rock. She created 20 portraits for Crossroads: How the Blues Shaped Rock’n’Roll (and Rock Saved the Blues), by John Milward. To create these portraits, she scanned many fabrics and textures collected over the decades and “digitally collaged” them into the drawings.
Her current show, “Rock and Roll Tarot,” is an interpretation of the 22 Major Arcana Tarot Cards as Rock and Roll Archetypes. The work depicts the mystical journey of the Fool who gains knowledge through a series of experiences in life and music. These paintings are acrylic on board simulating the look of Tarot Cards.
Margie’s work has been exhibited in New York City and the Hudson Valley. She divides her time between Woodstock, NY and New York City.