Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The Painting Center Moves to Chelsea

 Phillis Ideal, Zowie, 2008, 48” x 48”, mixed media on canvas, Photo Credit: Phillis Ideal
Phillis Ideal, Zowie 2008, mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 inches, Photo Credit: Phillis Ideal

After 16 years in SoHo, the Painting Center opens its doors in Chelsea at a new location at 547 West 27th Street on the 5th Floor.  Their inaugural show opens on April 13 with a group invitational show titled Continuing Color Abstraction, curated by Rella Stuart-Hunt the main gallery and Phillis Ideal: Recent Paintings in the Project Room.

The move was precipitated by in increase in rent at the old location, which members and the Board of Advisors decided to turn into an opportunity to seek a more advantageous location.  They share the 547 West 27th Street building with many other prestigious galleries including Cheim & Read, Aperture, Ceres Gallery, Dinter Fine Art, Hendershot, Flomenhaft, Foley, M.Y. Art Prospects, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Sputnik Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Soho 20 and more.

The Painting Center members and Advisory Board are excited and energized by the move and hope the new, more accessible location will allow them to broaden the audience and develop new outreach and education initiatives.  The Painting Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the exploration of painting in all its forms.  Founded in 1993 by 12 painters, the Center hosts approximately 20 exhibitions per year and plans to continue its commitment to support the work of emerging, mid-career and under-represented artists; and continue its legacy as a vital and dynamic place for painters and those who love painting.  04/11/10