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TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
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BERKELEY COLLEGE PRESENTS 'NEW YORK ICONS' -
THE ARTWORK OF NICK SAVIDES
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Nick Savides at its Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City. This exhibit, “New York Icons,” is in addition to his semi-permanent series of paintings already on display at the Gallery, including “Wall Street,” “Brooklyn Bridge,” and “Central Park.” The new exhibit will run from September 1 through October 31. It is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Mr. Savides studied art at Brandeis University under New York figurative painter Paul Georges, where he learned formal composition and painting techniques. Initially, he focused on interior settings, drawing on Jan Vermeer as an influence. Moving to New York in 1980, he turned to city scenes, painting people in the context of the streets. Later, while living in Brooklyn, he drew new inspiration from his surroundings and painted scenes from Park Slope; Prospect Park; Coney Island; and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Verrazano bridges. Over the next few years, he focused on the New England landscapes and national parks across the United States, before moving on to paint scenes from travels to Paris, France.
“I find inspiration in the beauty of the world around me,” said Mr. Savides. “The majority of my paintings depict the outdoors – landscapes, cityscapes and street scenes. These scenes often include people and animals, with the interaction very expressive, personal and subtle. Collectors say they see new things in the paintings over time.”
Mr. Savides’ work has been featured at Berkeley College on several occasions. In 2011, his oil on canvas, “Wall Street – Early Morning” took first place at the Change in Brooklyn art competition held at Berkeley College in Brooklyn, NY.
Other solo exhibitions include the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY; Geary Gallery, Darien, CT; Nabi Gallery, New York, NY; and Gallery Alexie, New York, NY. Group shows include the White Gallery, Lakeville, CT; Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NY; Accent Gallery, Ocean City, NJ; and Connoisseur Fine Arts, Bedminster, NJ.
According to Robert Keiber, Curator, Berkeley College, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Galleries, “I think Nick is one of the greatest undiscovered painters of our time, and his day of recognition will soon come. We are proud to exhibit his work.”
For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Mr. Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: “Waverly Diner,” one of a series of paintings from artist Nick Savides’ exhibit titled “New York Icons” is on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from September 1 through October 31.
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