Salmagundi Art Club of New York


George Gallo Exhibition
Lower Gallery, September 17, 2015 - October 01, 2015

George Gallo studied landscape painting with internationally renowned artist George Cherepov when he was a teenager. He has had several one man shows including three at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City. In 1991 Gallo won the coveted Top 100 “Arts for the Parks” award for his landscape painting of the Delaware River Water Gap entitled “The River in Winter”. He also had three one man shows at the Thomas Moxley Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. A painting from one of those shows entitled “Albuquerque Junkyard” was picked to be on the cover of the critically acclaimed novel “Junkyard Dreams” by Jeanette Boyer. Gallo has taught landscape painting four years in a row for American Artist’s Weekend with the Masters. His work has been the subject of several magazine articles including in American Artist Magazine, Art of the West, and Fine Art Connoisseur. George is also included in the North Light book “Oil Painting With The Masters: Essential Techniques from Today’s Top Artists.” His solo book will be coming out this January entitled “Impressionist Painting For The Landscape.” He is in numerous collections, both public and private, including the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, LA, and the private collections of actor Robert DeNiro, actress Meg Ryan, actor Gary Sinise, actor Mel Gibson, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby, film composer Chris Boardman, and producer Marshall Herskovitz to name a few. He is also a screenwriter and film director. His movies include “Midnight Run”, “Bad Boys”, and “Local Color”, a semi-autobiographical story of his early years as an artist.

“My approach to painting is to paint outdoors in plein air no matter what the size of the canvas. I consider the act of painting a performance. I am very much inspired by the works of Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber and Walter Elmer Schofield, all masters of the Pennsylvania Impressionist movement. In most cases I finish the painting in one session, working wet on wet. I also do paintings in the studio, but work at the same pace as I would outdoors. The idea is to react emotionally to what you’re seeing without much second-guessing. A painting that is too analytical becomes nothing more than a cold-hearted rendering. I try to push color to its limits while still keeping their interactions believable.”   -George Gallo

On view Mon-Fri, 1-6pm,. 1-5pm Sat & Sun. There will be a reception for the exhibit on Friday, September 25th @ 6pm with a talk to follw by George Gallo. The Dining Room opens at 5:30pm will offer a $40 buffet for Members and Guests. For reservations, call 212.255.7740.

There will also be a showing of "Local Color", a film written and directed by the artist, at 2pm on Saturday, September 19th. Admission is free.  For more information, click HERE.




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