Loretta Kaufman To Exhibit At Chelsea’s First Street Gallery

Loretta Kaufman’s acrylic painting “Sere Deconstructed II:  Circle of Life Series” is one of 48 works selected from 1,900 entries in First Street Gallery’s 2018 National Juried Exhibition. The works range across genres, styles, media and treatments, from figuration to geometric and other non-objective imagery in painting, collage, print, assemblage, photography, and sculpture. The exhibition will take place in New York City in June and July 2018.

In 1969, First Street Gallery opened its doors in Lower Manhattan when the art world was awash in second generation Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism.  Gallery founders created an artist-run gallery that heralded a return to figuration in painting, grossly underrepresented at the time.  First Street Gallery has been hailed as the most consistently energetic of the several veteran co-operatives that have migrated to Chelsea, and have held National Juried Shows for non-members for more than 30 years.

The 2018 National Juried Exhibition will be held at the Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, NY, June 21 to July 14, 2108.  An Opening Reception is planned for June 21 between 6 – 8 pm.  For more information, please contact First Street Gallery at www.firststreetgallery.org or by phone at 646-336-8053.

About the Artist

In nearly five decades Nashville sculptor and painter, Loretta Kaufman, has produced work in several media that focus on the environment, and she continues to work with oil and acrylic paints.  Her oil painting, “Three of a Kind:  Series HR” is published in Peter Waldor’s limited edition book of poetry, Gate Posts With No Gate – The Leg Paint Project.  Released in April 2018, readings and exhibitions throughout the US, Canada and abroad are planned in 2018-2019.  The book carries and endorsement from Sean Hemingway.  

Loretta’s paintings and sculptures have also been juried into numerous international online exhibitions including Fusion Art’s Elemental – Air, Fire, Earth, Water in 2015, Waterscapes, Animal Kingdom, 2ndAnnual Figures and Faces in 2016.  She also won an Honorable Mention Award for the painting “There Is Safety in Numbers (Variation I): Environment Series” in Colors in 2017, and an Honorable Mention Award for her sculpture “Double Monologues I:  The Celia Series” in Women Artists in January 2018.  “Sere Deconstructed II: Circle of Life Series” was also included in Colors in 2018.

For more information about Loretta and her work, please visit her website:  www.lorettaanakaufman.artweb.com.

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