Planes, (Baghdad-New York), 2009-10, oil on linen, 46” x 72”

Above the Clouds and Under the Radar: The Paintings of Regina Granne
April 2 - 26, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, April 2, 6-9PM

A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery hours: Wed - Sun, 12PM - 6PM

An artist's artist, Regina Granne's career spanned fifty-years - the breadth, depth and mastery of which can be seen in this exhibition. The work's importance is self-evident;Granne's paintings travel on a path of development that is inexorable, give her intelligence and strength of perception as a visual artist. The show must be seen, thought about and, above all, contemplated. It is not one-take art, but rather the work of a master, honing her craft over time, observing the world and rendiering it for our reflection.

Regina Granne (1939-2013) lived and worked in New York City. She received a BFA and an MFA from Yale University, and taught painting and drawing at Parsons School of Design in New York City and the Milton Avery Graduate Program in the Arts at Bard College in Annandale, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Genovese Sullivan Gallery in Boston, Columbia University in New York, The Andover Gallery of Fine Art in Andover MA, in Yamasaki, Japan, and many other places. Her work has been reviewed by the Boston Globe, The New York Times, Art News, and The Chronicle among other publications. Granne received the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award for Art, (CUAA Award) in 2013.

She is represented by the A.I.R. Gallery in New York and the Genovese Sullivan Gallery in Boston.
For more information: JoAnne McFarland, Director of A.I.R. at 212-255-6651 or Martin Granne at 212-675-5941.

The Figures, essay by Stephen Westfall (2013)
. . . Regina Granne is a special case even among them, for she is among the best drawers alive. I had the image of Kwan when thinking about the drawings at hand because of the uncanny way her line will carve space out of the page while superbly delimiting the outer edge of the “subjective” form it is describing, and finally and always remaining itself . . . Click here for complete essay
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