Monday, May 9, 2011

GCA shout out in the Wall Street Journal Today!

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article about the open studio I participated in on Saturday! You can read the entire article online, but here are the bits that give a mention to GCA and what we are doing here:

"Ms. Lee, after living the itinerant life of a rock climber and a model for outdoor-gear companies since she graduated from college ... recently moved to Brooklyn and is studying painting at the Grand Central Academy of Art. I can report without exaggeration, based on a recent visit, that she's a landscape painter of great promise....

Ms. Lee's figure studies are as elegant and feel as confident as an Ingres. I also loved a small Vermont landscape that reminded me of college. She said she's baffled by much of contemporary art: "It's all about shock. You get to the point where people aren't shocked anymore.

"A lot of contemporary art seems to be about the inner struggle of the artist," she said. "It's not about the execution. The way I approach art it's not about me at all. It's just trying to be faithful to nature." .....

While I was there, a gentleman who had found Ms. Lee on Facebook and collects the art of her teachers dropped by and purchased one of her figure drawings (she would go on to sell four more works Saturday). Afterwards, he told her she was underpriced, and reminded her to buy those red dots artists place beside sold paintings.

"Yes!" she shouted as soon as he was out the door but still well within earshot." -- Ralph Gardner, Wall Street Journal, 5/9/11

1 comment:

Living In Art said...

~ well deserved, enjoy ~