Opening Reception, Hersh Fine Art

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Diverse Group of
Painters Brings “Beauty” to Hersh Fine Art

A new exhibition, “Beauty Revisited,” featuring work by nine

painters from across the United States and Europe, opens in Glen Cove at Hersh

Fine Art on November 5th, 2012. The opening reception, to which all

are welcome, takes place on Friday, November 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“The thinking behind ‘Beauty Revisited’ was to ask some of

today’s leading figurative artists for a fresh look at age-old, long-cherished

ideas about what is beautiful,” says gallery director Flora Armetta. The

artists, all of whom have studied, taught, or spent months and in some cases

years painting abroad—in Rome and Florence; Bialystok, Poland; Paris and the

South of France, and Göteborg, Sweden, among other places—as well as here in

the U.S, include Juliette Aristides, Robert Armetta, Stephen Bauman, Colleen

Barry, Dennis Cheaney, Dave Peikon, Catherine Prescott, Carlo Russo, and Dan

Thompson. What unites the group is a love for the traditional artistic methods

and practices each has sought out in their travels and training; all are

realists working within 16th and 17th-century Spanish and

Italian and 19th-century French traditions. Yet their paintings and

drawings show a wide range of influences, and each of these nine artists has a

distinctive personal aesthetic, evident in the subject matter, color, and mood

of their work, that is unmistakable. This brings a dynamic variety and

contemporary sensibility to the grouping as a whole.

“We are
interested in the fact that these artists are faithful to their traditional

training and subject matter and yet avoid simply imitating paintings from the

past,” says Ms. Armetta. “Everyone in this group has something important to say

here and now. It’s a very exciting experience to be able to bring them together

here.” The exhibition includes landscapes, still lifes, figures, and portraits;

it will be on view through December 31st, 2012.

For more information, please visit www.hershfineart.com.