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Panel Discussion: Collins, Bauman, Watwood, & Mastromatteo; Moderated by Dale Zinkowski
January 11, 2019

Friday, Jauuary 11, 2019
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Parlor
Panel: 6:30 to 8.00pm Main Gallery
Sponsored by the SCNY Program Committee. Organized by Bonnie Seiler and Alexander W. Katlan.

Tickets: required and non refundable
$25 for admission
$10 for SCNY members, students, seniors
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Skip Weinstock, pianist and Fernando Martinez on bass will be performing at the reception.

In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Salmagundi Club dining room downstairs (calling at least a week in advance to make reservations (212) 255-7740.)

Panelists:

Jacob Collins is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting. Collins's style of painting is considered Classical Realism and his subject matter focuses on the figure, portraiture, still life and landscape as well as the occasional interior. Collins is the founder of the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art, and the Hudson River Fellowship. Jacob Collins is a resident artist member of the Salmagundi Club.  Collins' drawings and paintings have been shown with museums and galleries in North America and Europe, and he has been commissioned to paint portraits of J. Paul Getty Jr.,President George H.W. Bush and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
 

 

Stephen Bauman’s work focuses on the human figure. In 2016, after a decade of studying and teaching in Europe he returned to the United States upon the invitation of The Florence Academy of Art to teach and paint at their U.S. branch in Jersey City, NJ where he is currently the Director of the Anatomy and Ecorche programs as well as continuing to teach drawing and painting in the core program. Stephen has given drawing and painting workshops and demos throughout the United States and Europe including the Long Island Academy of Art in New York, the Art Florida Academy in Miami, and at all three campuses of the Florence Academy of art in Sweden, Italy and America. His work has been featured in numerous publications. He was awarded first place in the Imaginative Realism category of the 2014-15 ARC salon as well as being awarded a purchase prize for his painting When I Was Young. That painting was featured on the cover of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in which he was profiled. Stephen’s work has exhibited and been collected in the US, Europe and China.
 

 Patricia Watwood has written articles for American Artist, American Arts Quarterly, and    Fine Art Connoisseur. Her work has exhibited at galleries and institutions worldwide such as Hirschl & Adler and The Forbes Galleries, The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Butler Museum, and the Bruce Museum. In 2012-13, her work was exhibited in China in an historic presentation of American painting, Contemporary American Realism, which toured six cities including Beijing and Shanghai. Watwood’s solo museum exhibit, Patricia Watwood: Myths & Individuals was on view in two venues in 2011-12: St. Louis University Museum of Art, and The Forbes Galleries. Watwood’s paintings are in private and public collections, including The New Britain Museum of American Art, Harvard University, St. Louis City Hall, Weill-Cornell Medical College, and Culver Academy. 

 

Anthony Mastromatteo studied art history at Princeton University, began his art career working at Christie’s, started his fine art classes at the Art Students League and then intensively with Jacob Collins at Water Street. He is based in Ohio.

 

 

 

Moderator:

Dale Zinkowski currently lives and works as an artist in New York. Upon graduating from The School of Visual Arts (BFA), his influence from the traditions of the past masters brought him to the Southwest where he studied with John F. Murray. After 3 years of study in Arizona, he went on to Florence, Italy, keeping a studio, and studying for 1 year at the Florence Academy of Art. The search for truth and knowledge led him back to New York City to study with Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier, where Dale completed the Atelier’s four-year core program.

 

Reception Performers-Musicians:
Skip Weinstock performs with the Skip Weinstock Trio or Duo. This evening the performance will be Skip Weinstock on piano and Fernando Martinez on bass. Jonah Weinstock usually performs with the Skip Weinstock Trio. Salmagundi Club member Skip Weinstock and his Trio have performed at clubs, events, and fine restaurants in Manhattan for many years. Their speciality is playing jazz standards, and classics from the American Songbook. The Trio recently performed at Salmagundi at the Thumb Box Exhibition Reception.
 

Support this program and others like it by gifting an additional donation. Salmagundi is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
 


"Finding The Marrow Not The Bone!"
-Anthony Mastromatteo-

The Role of Realism- Past, Present and Future
“I write this because the aesthetic and philosophical statements circling around contemporary realism...and the very nature of the paintings themselves...must have eyes opened to the developments in the fields that similarly explore the nature of reality and the human relationship to reality beyond itself.  To have any relevance beyond one of sentimental longing, painting cannot adopt the clothing of eras whose descriptive framework of reality has been shown to be wanting.  This goes not only for systems of reality's structure but also systems of reality's reception...aesthetics...understanding of topics such as "the beautiful." That does not eliminate realism but demands a new, invigorated, thoughtful and experimental realism achieved through reading and study and painting and discussion and experimentation.  No past construct of the Real will satisfy the contemporary individual's desire to connect with and understand it and him or herself through and in it.”
-Author Alfred North Whitehead Process and Reality

Pictured (top to bottom):
William Claes Heda (1594-1680) Still Life with Leg of Lamb
Travis Schlaht Portrait of Anthony Mastromatteo
M Hernandez Photograph of Dale Zinkowski

 

 

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