MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS ART GALLERY
@ ARTS AND CRAFTS BEER PARLOR
CURRENT ARTIST - MAJÔ
ON DISPLAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2017
Majô L. Foy began drawing and painting in the 1980s when she lived in Paris. Since 1991, she has been affiliated with The Art Students League of New York, where she has studied sculpture, drawing and painting. She currently works as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has numerous paintings in private collections and has displayed her work at Café Mocias, Bettolona and, most recently, at the restaurant Arco Cafe. Majô paints landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes and figures from observation. Her approach is loose and non-descriptive. She is ultimately looking to reveal the beauty and emotion in all things through the aesthetic elements of painting – expressive brushstrokes, form, space, color and light. In her still lifes, for example, she imbues her forms with emotional warmth and light expressed through her expert use of color.
For more info and images, please visit the artists website: www.mjlanarifoy.com
ALL ART EXHIBITS
Martha Scott Burton was born in 1992 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. In 2015, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Columbia University, graduating with multiple honors. After her debut at Arts and Crafts Art Gallery, she will participate in a group show curated by Emily Sussman. Burton currently lives and works in New York.
My paintings are of stolen moments; instants of daily encounters between active figures and their environment. From images of busy New York streets, to floating forms in swimming pools, I reference figures as they dissolve into the periphery of vision.
From my early days as an art student I was inspired by the French Impressionists. In 2008 this inspiration extended to the Plein Air painters of California, from the turn of the century to the present. Experiencing nature’s wonders first hand, and then translating those experiences onto canvas with oil paint continues to inspire me.
Damien Mitchell grew up in up Wagga Wagga, Australia. He discovered his talent for art while working in a local paint store called Fitzy’s. At the age of 18, he moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where his passion continued to grow. Throughout his eight years in Prague he painted numerous commissioned walls for international groups such as Doctors without borders, Urban Act, Botas Shoes etc. while also exhibiting in galleries, yet keeping his street based work visible.
REST IN POWER: A TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF RICK BUDO
Boy gets camera, boy starts taking pictures, and more pictures, and more pictures…
Rick Budo was a New York City native who had an unyielding love for his city and all it’s beauty and magnificence. The lens of his camera filtered his already somewhat warped vision and perspective of his daily surroundings.
The Herd is a series of paintings inspired by the Columbia University Farmers Market (a block away from the SoHa location of Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor). It features cows in various settings, including restaurants.
Sean Bowen has been exhibiting his paintings in New York City and New England for the last thirty-five years, including over 25 one-man shows as well as group shows including the Silver Mine Gallery, Hells Kitchen Artists Show, and Bethel Art Junction.
Inspired by a college photo-internship and the allure of long-exposure, time-lapse photography, Philip J. Cunningham succeeds in revealing the essence of his subjects rather than re-photographing the well-known.