Press Release

During January and February the George Adams Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new smaller-scaled paintings by Andrew Lenaghan. The exhibition includes 19 cityscapes, landscapes, and interiors (with figures), all painted from life.

In his new paintings of Brooklyn, Lenaghan returned to several sites he previously depicted, notably the once empty lots and abandoned piers around North 8th Street, now East River Park, as well as the streets and yards near his home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. In addition, Lenaghan has continued to introduce the figure and even narrative into his work. The exhibition includes several paintings featuring his wife and children in and around their house. Finally, there are four views of Santa Fe in the show, the results of a month-long stay and as is often the case, Lenaghan chose to depict some of the least likely sites, including a local cemetery and an abandoned housing complex.

This is Lenaghan’s tenth exhibition with the gallery since his debut in 1995. He is currently an adjunct professor of art at Pratt, Brooklyn College, and New York Academy of Art, and is a 2011 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.

Exhibition Checklist

1.
Sarah and Charlie Upstairs
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 577

2.
Jane By Her Dresser
2011
oil on panel
32 x 24 inches
AnLp 573

3.
Sarah, Charlie, and Dora
2010
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 561

4.
North 11th and Berry Williamsburg
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 572

5.
New Stadium Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 566

6.
McGuinness Blvd/Clay Street
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 564

7.
East River Park
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 567

8.
Old School Freighter Red Hook
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 571

9.
Gowanus Canal from Carroll St Bridge
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 569

10.
Tombstones
2009
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 581

11.
Church, Cloud and Car
2009
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 580

12.
Camel Rock
2009
oil on panel
24x 32 inches
AnLp 583

13.
Ghost Town
2009
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 582

14.
Backyard
2010
oil on panel
32 x 24 inches
AnLp 579

15.
August Backyard
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 578

16.
View from Walid’s Rear Window
2011
oil on panel
24 x 32 inches
AnLp 565

17.
Sunset Over East 19th St.
2011
oil on panel
32 x 24 inches
AnLp 570

18.
Bedford Ave Armory
2010
oil on panel
32 x 24 inches
AnLp 558

19.
West 37th Street from Ron’s Window
2004
oil on panel
32 x 49 inches
AnLp 377