Coast to Coast: New York Studio School West Coast Alumni
Curated by Karen Wilkin
Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Coast to Coast is a group exhibition curated by independent curator and art critic, Karen Wilkin, featuring 25 artists from the New York Studio School West Coast Alumni Association. Artists include: Malado Baldwin, Judith Belzer, Sarah Blaustein, Silas Borsos, Ariel Churnin, Stephanie Franks, Jenny Hager, Jeremy Herrmann, Nick Lamia, Michael Leigh, Mila Libman, Michael Meehan, Jack Miller, Katelynn Mills, Hadley Nunes, Hearne Pardee, Paige Pedri, Marie Peter-Toltz, Karlis Rekevics, Katie Ruiz, Asa Schick, Niki Singleton, Eli Slaydon, Aaron Swindle, and Gina Werfel. The show opens July 11, 2019 and runs through August 2, 2019 with a reception on Thursday, July 18 from 6 to 8 pm.
Curator, Karen Wilkin, writes about the show: “New York Studio School students come from all over the world and settle in many different places after they complete their studies in the school’s historic 8th Street building. Last year, an exhibition organized by the West Coast chapter of the NYSS, held in San Francisco, showcased the varied approaches of alumni resident in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. This year, thanks to the generosity of Berry Campbell, New York, and Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, “Coast to Coast,” an expanded version of this idea celebrates the achievements of NYSS alumni living on the West Coast or from there, but living elsewhere. Their work embraces an impressive range of conceptions, materials, and possibilities. What unites all of the exhibited artists is their attention to the physical expressiveness of their work, no matter what their chosen medium, and their sensitivity to space, whether invented or responsive to perception. And they are all ambitious, in the best sense of the word, striving to make the best work there are capable of. The NYSS is grateful to Berry Campbell and Paul Thiebaud Gallery for making this exhibition possible.”
- Elisabeth McKee