Jean Promutico’s “scroll paintings” combine creativity and skill, drawing in the viewer and leaving them with a sense of profound satisfaction. She is a colorist of unusual ability and the subtle and skilled application of paint on the un-stretched canvas evokes the beautiful fragility of an ancient manuscript or the value of a medieval tapestry. Promutico eschews a strict viewpoint in the creation of her work, but rather embraces an openness in her exploration of the creative process and available materials.
Hilda O’Connell’s large canvases illuminate her interests in semiotics and the three Abrahamic religions. Through her explorations, language is fragmented into clusters of letters, numbers and improvised scribbles, creating new shapes and layers of images. O’Connells’s paintings engage the viewer in the same way an archeological dig makes one wonder about the meaning of the objects and the decoding of the language…its an exploration with meaningful consequences.
Lindsay’s “City Folk Art” paintings give a glimpse of the Soho street scenes encountered on the way to the park, the N train, the diner. They are peopled with the faces and activities of everyday life. The paintings are a kind of theater; not a re-creation of life but a new world inspired by the events, the actions and the captured moments. In this case, the reality is the painting.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
For further information, images or to arrange an interview, please contact: Marlena Vaccaro, [email protected] 646 400 5254
Located in Chelsea, gallery 307 is a program of the Carter Burden Center designed to give a voice to New York City’s re-emerging older professional artists. The Carter Burden Center is a non-profit agency established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden when he was a New York City Councilman. The mission is to promote the well-being of older adults through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. For more information about the Carter Burden Center and its programs, visit www.carterburdencenter.org.
Jean Promutico was born in the 1930s to Italian immigrants, and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her BFA, Magna Cum Laude, from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA, and an MA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1968. Promutico has exhibited extensively across the country and has received numerous awards and grants in recognition of her art. She has work in both private and public collections, including The Fine Art Museum of New Mexico and the The Museum of Albuquerque. She currently lives and continues to paint in New York City.
Hilda O’Connell holds a BFA from the Pratt Institute, and an MFA in painting and art history from Yale. She has exhibited in both group and solo shows, and has worked as a Project Director for Public Art Projects with a number of institutions. O’Connell has also been the recipient of awards and grants from several organizations, including Yale University. She currently lives and continues to make work in New York City.
Lindsay is a folk artist, holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute and an MS in language from Carnegie Mellon. She has shown in many venues for 50 years, and continues to actively show work in New York. In addition to her exhibiting her artwork, she has worked as the director of a cooperative gallery and taught at the school of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Lindsay lives in New York City, and continues to make artwork that capture snippets of life in Manhattan.