Preview: Water, Ann Rhoney, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

Mystery, Ann Rhoney, 1985

Water has inspired many an artist and linguist due to its malleable forms and beauty. Ann Rhoney and Carolyn Marks show it best in their exhibition at Nailya Alexander Gallery.

Water brings together work by two female artists, each of whom approaches her work as a photographer with a strong sense of place and with a painter’s sensitivity to color and light. A native of Niagara Falls, Ann Rhoney draws deeply from the famed waterfall as a source of inspiration, just as the artists of the Hudson River School did a century and a half before her. “She is drawn to the intensity of edges, borders, and pending thresholds where water roils, light cascades and hearts beat faster,” writes Christopher Sweet, Editorial Director at Thames and Hudson, in the essay Etudes of Light and Color.

In addition to pigment prints, Rhoney produces gelatin-silver prints that she meticulously paints with oils. Her work can be found in public and private collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; the American Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY; and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

Water will open Wednesday May 24th and conclude June 24th. The opening reception on Wednesday will run from 6 to 8 pm.

For More Information: Nailya Alexander Gallery

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