NEW YORK – The Salmagundi Club’s 2022 New York Figurative Show, featuring works from more than 70 member and non-member artists, will conclude on Friday, January 28. This exhibition features figurative works of the human form in all its permutations: portraiture, clothed and nude, focusing on the human form and/or face. Presenting an array of works in various media with drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture, this show explores the range of figurative practice thriving in today’s artists’ studios.
Salmagundi welcomes ARC Living Master Max Ginsburg (www.maxginsburg.com) and Hyeseung Song (www.hmarriage-song.com), who will serve as the Jury of Awards with ARC Living Master Patricia Watwood as guest advisor. ARC Living Master Luis Alvarez Roure is among the exhibiting artists.
Max Ginsburg was born in Paris, France, and received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA from City College of New York. Since then, his true-to-life New York City sidewalk scenes have received numerous awards including, Christopher Award, Pauline Law Award, The Edith Lehman Prize, and honorable mentions from both Audubon and Salmagundi.
Hyeseung Song was born in Seoul, South Korea, and studied philosophy at Princeton and Harvard Universities. She left academia to pursue painting at the Water Street Atelier, now the Grand Central Atelier in New York City. After completing her studies in 2008, she was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant (winning it a second time in 2011) and began to exhibit in New York. She is recognized as an American contemporary representational painter best known for her large-scale figurative oil paintings and prints whose visual idioms toggle between resolution and fragmentation. Her work explores themes of creativity, psychological incipience, and the life of the artist.
The New York Figurative Show is on now and continues through January 28 in the Skylight Gallery at the Salmagundi Club, which is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (The cross street is Twelfth Street).
Salmagundi is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional and social club, created in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with more than 1,100 current members throughout the United States and abroad.