19-29: 10 Years
by Clayton Calvert
June 1 – June 29, 2017
19-29: 10 Years is a solo show featuring a curated selection of work by artist Clayton Calvert. The show includes highlights from a 10-year artistic oeuvre. The exhibition offers new insight into the diverse areas of exploration that Calvert probed during this productive period. His work oscillates between the concrete and conceptual as well as from representation to abstraction.
Calvert’s richly textured paintings, full of fluid forms and vibrant colors, invite the viewer to experience the world as he sees it. His works utilizing oil paint, watercolor, gold leaf, gouache and other materials create a sumptuous visual world for the viewer to inhabit. His sculptures also highlight material, form, color and texture. The varying techniques employed in creating this body of work ensures a vast variety of visual experiences. He also explores drone technology in work, completed with his brother Parker. Footage from these
flights will be on display on the building facade on the Dock street side of 1 Larkin Plaza.
Clayton Calvert is an American artist based in New York City. Calvert has studied with renowned artists Carlo Maria Mariani, John Foote, Thomas Lollar and Tim Casey. He also spent time in Rome studying art and architecture. His work is found in numerous private and corporate collections around the world.
The exhibition is dedicated in loving memory of John Foote (1929 – 2017), BFA Boston University, MFA Yale University; member Salmagundi Club, American Pastel Society; British Federation of Artists; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Speaking about studying with Pietro Annigoni in Florence, Mr. Foote said: “There are times in life when it does not get any better, savor those moments.”
You can view more of Clayton Calvert’s work at his website: http://www.claytoncalvert.com.
Upcoming exhibit applications are being taken for:
The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.
The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers has long been the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director. Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee.
Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to: email@example.com.
Application packages may be addressed to:
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.
Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.
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