Manhattan: Dusk to Dawn
“MANHATTAN: DUSK TO DAWN”
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9th 3-6 pm
September 5-30, 2023 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 pm or by appointment
The City that never sleeps. New York splashed in oil on canvas in those between hours from Dusk to Dawn.
A bewitching stage set between realism and abstraction. Theatrical colors. Fireworks gracing the skies above the Brooklyn Bridge! Famous icons showing off their Glory! Rhapsody!
The sky no longer passive but alive with the Golden Hour, the Blue Hour. That intensity of color highlighting the magnificence of ordinary structures taking on a character of their own. Artificial neon lights become a player as the anonymity of figures and wavering shapes weave in and out between the shadows of After Hours.
The mysterious movement of the night and murkiness of her weather. The coziness of the indoors calling. Beckoning bars and restaurants. Fearsome Magical Gotham!
And the promising Quietude of a morning dawn.
Ellen Bradshaw’s work was influenced by the realism of the Ashcan painters, as well as the sense of color and atmosphere explored by the Impressionists. Ellen's usual subject is New York City. "I'm drawn to the common everydayness of life in the city, and perhaps what is hidden just beneath the surface of the ordinary. The reflective moody quirky streets of Lower Manhattan are my usual subjects - the neighborhoods, the personalities of her buildings, the majesty of her bridges, the streets transformed by snow or the colors of night, the lone figures of daily routine, the everyday intensity of the simple passing of moments against that in-your-face reality that is New York City.”
Ellen has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is the recipient of several awards. She has been President of Pleiades Gallery since 2000.
Venue: Pleiades Gallery
547 West 27th St, ste 304
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