Flowers, New York: 19 June – 12 July 2014 We are thrilled to be hosting the Eighth Annual Summer Exhibition of the New York Academy of Art. The selection has been curated by Matthew Flowers, Managing Director of Flowers Gallery, Laura Hoptman, curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and Patterson Sims, President of the Board of Independent Curators International.
The show includes a diverse range of paintings, drawings and sculptures, shortlisted from over 700 works submitted by the Academy’s acclaimed and emerging artist constituency. Representing what’s new in the world of figurative art, the exhibition, on view through July 12th, aims to create a visual dialog that disrupts expectations. Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, the New York Academy of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Led by a dynamic faculty including Senior Critics Steven Assael, Will Cotton, Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Judy Fox, Kurt Kauper and Jenny Saville, the Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art.