“Breaking Glass” Exhibition

The Painting Center

poster for “Breaking Glass” Exhibition

This event has ended.

The Painting Center presents Breaking Glass, a group exhibition. The exhibition showcases watercolor artists on the forefront of developing modern techniques to present their watercolor artwork in a permanent fashion, without the typical glazing so common in watercolor. For centuries, watercolor artists have struggled for recognition of their medium as equivalent to other mediums in importance, stature, and value.

The exhibition, which is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., and curated by Laurin McCracken with support from The Painting Center, features ten watercolor artists who are recognized through their memberships in national watercolor societies and multiple awards for their work, as well as being represented in significant public and private collections.

“We strongly support this work and this exhibition as an important step to begin to break down the hurdles for artists working in watercolor, said Golden Artist Colors CEO, Mark Golden. “Aptly titled Breaking Glass, the show is about removing glass as a barrier to the viewer as well as breaking the glass ceiling of arbitrary values placed on a medium and not on the work itself. We continue to devalue the work of many incredibly talented artists because they have chosen the medium of watercolor. We have created a devalued market for their work, not based on aesthetics or merit, but on the fact that the work is created in paper and exhibited behind glass. We hope this show will shed light on a topic needing many further discussions and changes in the future.” A full color catalogue of the paintings in Breaking Glass is available.

Artists featured in the exhibition are Laurin McCracken, TX; Rance Jones, TX; Michael Holter, VA; Matthew Bird, MD; Lynn D. Pratt, VT; Thomas Bucci, Wash., D.C.; James Maria, PA; Iain Stewart, AL; Frank Spino, FL; and David Stickel, NC.



from September 07, 2021 to October 02, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-09 from 17:00 to 20:00

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use