Monday, August 3, 2009

Guss's Pickles leaving the LES

And so it goes...

"Essex Street"
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches

Read on the Lost City blog that Guss's Pickles is moving to Brooklyn. Yet another long-time fixture on the LES packing it up and moving out. When I was a kid, my Dad who was born on the LES, used to take us to Orchard Street to shop. We'd have lunch at Katz's or at Ratner's and then walk around. He would always stop and buy a few pickles to take home. I did this painting in 1998 as a commission for a collector who had grown up nearby. We walked around on a sunny Sunday afternoon and I took a lot of photos. This is the one she chose, because this stretch of Essex Street reminded her of the neighborhood as it looked when she was young. Pickles, fire escapes, shop signage, nothing stays the same.

On another note, my current exhibit, "On & Off the Grid" is up and running and many of the subjects in the paintings on view are still standing. I've been getting some good feedback and look forward to the upcoming reception, always a highlight of an exhibit.

"On & Off the Grid"
Durst Organization
Lobby Gallery
1155 Avenue of the Americas
Between 44-45 Sts.
July 30- September 18

Reception: Thursday, August 6, 6-8 pm.

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