NYCAMS / New York Center for Art and Media Studies
44 West 28th Street, 7th Floor, 212-213-8052
September 16 - October 21, 2011
Reception: Friday, September 16, 6 - 8 PM
SWISS BLISS Curated by Chris Larson
Werner Casty Jan Czerwinski Christian Herter Mara Mueller Valentina Stieger Martin Walch Herbert Weber
NYCAMS is please to present Swiss Bliss, a group exhibition featuring seven artists from Switzerland, which opens to the public on September 16 in the NYCAMS Gallery.
These 7 artists working in photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video and installation, resist, subdue, deconstruct, explore, escape, celebrate, and critique the overly breathtaking but sometimes threatening landscape that surrounds them.
For centuries Swiss artists have been inspired by the dramatic and gorgeous landscape of their small European country. It is said that the painting by Swiss painter Konrad Witz called “The Miraculous Draught of Fishes” is one of the first “real” landscape paintings, where the landscape is a recognizable place and not painted from the imagination of the artist. The paintings’ setting takes place on the shores of lake Geneva with the Saleve Mountains in the background, but the biblical story that unfolds in the foreground is set on the shores of Galilee.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am to 4 pm, or by appointment. Contact: Janna Dyk 212.213.8052.