How are Jim Sullivan and Bill Richards artistic genius abilities even possible? Jim Sullivan's tree trucks look like actual black and white photos and not drawings that are rendered with graphite pencils and Bill Richards beautifully high contrasted floral drawings fooled my eyes when I first walked into Nancy Hoffman Gallery. The third show (in the back gallery/room) at the gallery that runs in conjunction until July 1st is a group show titled A Rose By Any Other Name, displays an assortment of artistic mediums and talents grouped together. Joseph Raffael's April, a flower/rose rendered with watercolors on paper. Joan Bankemper's Garden of Earthly Delights, a beautiful ceramic decorative vase made with mixed media. Gregory Halili's Summer Rose depicts a delicate floral dress on a hanger done with watercolor and paper. Don Eddy's Beatrice a flower done in peach tones, color pencils and Last Few Tears a tri-panel of overlooking down on a clear evening, a flower and a ground view of majestic building decorated with ionic columns. David Bierk's Still Life with Steel, to van Aelst; while there were there painter's with the name van Aelst, this one may be attributed to Willem van Aelst. And finally we come to Carolyn Brady's Mill Road XVIII a mono type of a bushel of roses. See it at Nancy Hoffman Gallery til July 1st. - Madame J.
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