WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC presents “Artists on the Bowery Part 3,” an exhibition of recent and historic paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by artists Martha Diamond, Brenda Goodman, Medrie MacPhee, and Mary Ann Unger. This is the third exhibition in a series focused on Contemporary artists who have lived and worked in the Bowery Arts District between 1970s-present in New York City, curated by James Cavello as part of the core gallery program.
WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC is pleased to collaborate on the exhibition with Magenta Plains, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Davidson Gallery. On view from June 25 – August 27.
The Bowery has been a haven for artists to establish live/work studios in a neighborhood previously known as ‘skid row’, with its flop houses, underground clubs, factories, and wholesale lighting and restaurant supplies stores. Artists were pioneers of the distressed area due to the reasonable rents and expansive spaces to work. Over four hundred artists have been identified as having studios on the Bowery from the early 1920s-present, often catalysts for some of the most important artistic movements in Post-War Art History, including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Pop Art, Color Field Painting and more. It has attracted the talents of Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Ferdinand Léger, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson, Robert Indiana, Eva Hesse, Will Insley, Robert Ryman, Lynda Benglis, Cy Twombly, Charles Hinman, James Rosenquist, John Giorno, Adrian Piper, Roy Lichtenstein, Janet Fish, Joe Overstreet, Inger Johanne Grytting, Tom Wesselmann, Roger Welch, Alan Steele, numerous other artists, and the four artists featured in the gallery exhibition.