Current Art Show
"New Year, New Works"
Liz Beard works full-time painting and teaching in Queens NY at Grand Central Atelier. Her current interests include symbolic still-life and figurative works done in her studio from live models and studies made from observation. Her work is both autobiographical and an exploration of tradition, poetry, and design. Guided by the look of nature, she aims to convey what is most poignant in what she sees. Throughout her most recent body of work, many objects and themes reappear, threading and unraveling her ongoing journey. The works on display are a small selection of studies and paintings that are done in relationship to or as a study for one of her larger conceptual works.
#2 Pale Yellow Light, oil on panel, 9.25 x 14.25, $950 (image shown)
#11 Study for Bearing Fruit, oil on canvas, 4 x 6, $125
#14 Small Boys Back, oil on panel, 4 x 6, $1755
#3 Untitled, oil on canvas, 11 x 14, $850
#4 Twin Vases, oil on canvas, 11 x 9, $450
#10 Color Feast in Charcoal, charcoal and white chalk on brown paper, $500
Jessica Artman, originally from Central Florida has her studio in West New York, NJ. She is a core instructor at the Grand Central Atelier. She received both her BFA and MFA prior to her classical training with Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier in 2012. During her studies with the Grand Central Atelier, Jessica received two Art Renewal Center awards for excellence and GCAs Structure Prix award. She is a Hudson river fellow, and a reoccurring Metropolitan Museum Copyist. Since completion of the four year program, Jessica began teaching Drawing and Painting with the Grand Central Atelier and was a founding instructor at the Paris Academy of Art. While her work focuses on the figure and anatomy, the principles and philosophy fostered in the atelier system continue to guide her studio practice. She believes in drawing as the source of all knowledge of truth and understanding and aims to develop drawings and paintings that resonate in the classical tradition
#8 Reflections of Joan d’Arc, oil on canvas,10 x 10, $850
#9 Parisian Vase with Dried Flowers, oil on canvas, 10.5 x 8.75, $850 (image shown)
Dan Bunn of Brooklyn, NY, grew up in southern Wisconsin where he developed a deep love for the outdoors and observing nature. Over the last decade he has been digging progressively deeper into his personal artistic quest, which takes him on adventures throughout the USA and world. His mix of focus and play draws inspiration back through time and out of this world, from the Realms of Middle Earth, to Gothic Futurism of Rammellzee; mystery and magic of Andrew Wyeth, to the incomprehensible splendor of the Dutch Golden Age. With these examples as guiding stars, he strives to materialize a continually expanding world of fantasy and truth - pigment and perseverance the only hope to catch a bit of magic lit by a passing light
#1 Sweet Bread on a Ledge, oil on canvas, 8x10, $450
Rodrigo Mateo is originally from Buenos Aires Argentina and emigrated to the United States in 1998 where he received a B.A. in photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He graduated from Grand Central Atelier four year training program in 2012 under Jacob Collins and then continued private studies with Michael Klein in New York and Paul Ingbretson in New Hampshire.
Rodrigo exhibits regularly with Williams Fine Art Dealers, Collins Galleries, Cooper & Smith and Eleven Street Arts. His work has also been exhibited at Still Point Arts Gallery and Robert Simon Fine Arts in New York City.
Awards and honors include three years at the Hudson River School Fellowship for Landscape; La Napoule Art Foundation scholarship in France and Decorative commissions for the C.S. Lewis Institute in Ohio.
Rodrigo is a painting instructor at Grand Central Atelier concentrating on the copying of old masters and still life. He currently resides in Long Island City, New York.
#5 Red Peonies, oil on panel, 6 x 8, $250
#6 Plate of Fruit, oil on panel, 9 x 12, $600
#7 Harmony in White, oil on panel, 6 x 6, $400 (image shown)
#12/#13 Daffodils, oil on panel, 5 x 7 each, $300 for both ($160 each)
Past shows have included works from Hana Shannon, photography from Tony Vaccaro, alumni and faculty from Grand Central Atelier, local tattooist and artist Gene Coffey, and Queen's native, Domingo Carrasco.