Sunday, May 15, 2016

Art Opening in New York City -- the city of art

 Executive Director of the Amsterdam 
Whitney Gallery and me in front of my
 Ocean series work.
Yesterday afternoon was excited to be part of an
opening for a group show at the Amsterdam Whitney
Gallery, in Chelsea, New York City.  It was a real treat
get to see the Director of the gallery, Ruthie Tucker and
her husband Alton Louis Amsterdam III.

My work, which was featured in the Florence Biennale
is there  -- a grouping from the Wonder Water Series.
It looks super, and it was delightful to hear how much
the guests and staff liked my work.

Doing the Happy People move for
Miranda Brouwers who
started that idea with me at
The Florence Biennale in the
fall and together we invigorated
a good size group. 
And I was incredibly happy
to see my work here in New York City!

The gallery attracts an intellectual, cultured audience.
Because my series is based on the idea of saving
the oceans, there were invigorating and perceptive
discussions on everything from climate change, to
the political climate -- which the New Yorkers we
talked to were quite concerned about.

Below you can read part of the compelling press
release Ruthie Tucker wrote about my work.  It is
such a pleasure to work with people who understand and
appreciate what I'm doing.

Have a checking out this show if you're in New
York City day.

Detail from the press release (thank you Ruthie
Tucker -- you are amazing)
"Henry David Thoreau declared: "I would give all the wealth of the world,
 and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision."  Canadian 
master Barbara Muir's narrative diorama collection entitled, "Ocean Series", 
reverberates a clear, unique artistic vision that reflects a deep reverence 
for nature and a passion for our oceans, landscapes and inhabitants of our 
environs.  Rejoicing in the penetrating beauty and profound effect that our 
environment plays in the quality of our lives and throughout the imperiled
 world, Ms. Muir states: "The young will have to fix what past generations 
have done to the planet -- a tall order."


Unknown said...

hi Barbara,
Great press release review: your work looks fab. Exciting times. have fun in New York.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. It is ridiculously exciting to be in NYC. Like a full
time euphoric high -- every visual, every person, everywhere. Amazing.
It must be -- it is -- love.


Nicki said...

Barbara, I am always so excited and inspired to hear of your amazing New York adventures and experiences. What a wonderful exhibition of your passionate series and the inspired press release to announce it. Fantastic! You must be walking on clouds!

Hugs and love to you,

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thank you so much. It is a wonderful exhibition of that series and really sets it off beautifully. The press release was dazzling, it made me blush. I am back in Toronto now trying to soak in all that I've seen, and there was sooooooooooo much. You would have loved it. Congratulations on all of your gorgeous work!


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