Hewitt Gallery of Art Reopens with ‘Changing Lanes’
Crown of the Andes (foreground, in mirror) by Margaret Lanzetta
Paintings by Seth Michael Forman
Photograph by Judy Mannarino
Lanzetta, Future Ready, acrylicon rayon and sari fabric, 34” x 34”
Lanzetta, Blue Cheer, oil and acrylic on panel, 23” x 18”
Mannarino, Pink Do, oil on panel, 10” x 16”
Weinberg, Summer Studio 1 & 2, oil on canvas, 62” x 42”
Weinberg, installation of Summer Studio Change-Ups and Typologies
Sarah Bedford, Changing Lanes installation
Forman, Untitled male figures, stoneware
Forman Man,Boulders and Trees, oil on panel, 14” x 11”
Forman, Mountain Man II, oil on panel, 16” x 12”
After a virtual hiatus due to COVID-19, a new exhibition graces the walls of the Hewitt. Changing Lanes:Painters Explore Dimension in Clay will run in the Hewitt Gallery of Art from October 19–December 2, 2020.
Curated byJudy Mannarino, adjunct instructor in Art and Art History, alongsideHallie Cohen, MFA, Professor of Art and Director of the Hewitt Gallery, the Changing Lanes exhibit features five painters who have shifted gears and adopted a ceramic practice that complements their established creative vision.
“I have noticed more and more painters using clay,” says Mannarino. “You can think you’re alone working in your studio, but there is a collective energy out there that somehow connects us. I made note of it and wanted to examine the ‘Changing Lanes’ of artists who were painting, yet had the desire to work with clay.”
Throughout a sunny weekend in early June, three members of the MMC community joined Upper East Side neighbors for a two-day art and music fair on 91st Street. The event was sponsored by “City Canvas,” a new initiative organized by Manhattan Community Board 8 to celebrate the reemergence and “reawakening” of New York City after nearly 15 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.