What happens when you get six of the best figurative artists in the world together in one room? You get “After School Special,” an exhibition featuring original work by the Full-time faculty of the New York Academy of Art.
Harvey Citron, Catherine Howe, John Jacobsmeyer, Margaret McCann, Edward Schmidt, and Wade Schuman.
Showing together for the first time, these six exceptional artists exemplify the core values of the Academy. The timeless elegance and flawless observations of Ted Schmidt’s drawings counter Catherine Howe’s virtuoso paint-handling, Harvey Citron’s muscular renderings of the human form offset against nuanced and elliptical images by Wade Schuman. John Jacobsmeyer and Margaret McCann complete the picture with hypnotic visions of plywood worlds and self-portraits with Marge Simpson hair stuffed with Magritte icons. There is no mystery as to why the Academy is such an extraordinary place to study figurative art.