Cityscapes are defined as an artist’s visual representation of the city in which they live and they are the subject of the new group show "In the City: Artists' Views of New York City" at Chelsea's George Billis Gallery.
24 artists are taking part in this show celebrating the City of New York in a multitude of atmospheric tones. Andrew Woodward depicts a bright and sunny landscape of skyscrapers while Richard Orient's work shows the soft gleam of lights on 42nd street.
From realism to impressionism, created in acrylic oil or mixed media, the works present an ever changing view on New York, catching the notion that experiencing this city can be beautiful and glimmering as a star filled sky or gloomy and daunting as a shuttered corner store on a rainy evening.
The cityscapes are mostly devoid of any human presence, letting the city and its architecture stand by themselves. Towering skyscrapers basked in soft autumn light, the mystical hazy shadows cast by the Brooklyn bridge, or the intricate decor of an Art Deco downtown building, visually capture the city's ever changing spirit.
The exhibit features works of John Aquilino, Lisa Breslow, Derek Buckner, Nicholas Evans-Cato,David FeBland, Harvey Gordon, Todd Gordon, Hans Habeger, Kenny Harris, Frederick Hodder, Steven Katz, Elaine Komorowski, Rolland Kulla, David Leonard, Benat Iglesias Lopez, KellyAnn Monaghan, Elizabeth O'Reilly, Richard Orient, Lucy Reitzfeld, Ephraim Rubenstein, Paul Schulenberg, Christopher St. Leger, Franklin Tartaglione, Bennett Vadnais, and Andrew Woodward. Here are 12 of those amazing artists.