Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors
June 27 – September 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Eleventh Street Arts
46-06 11th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Free and open to the public
Eleventh Street Arts presents Escape, a group exhibition curated by Emilie Lee, featuring a collection of paintings that were created by artists who brave the elements to create their work in the great outdoors. The tradition of painting “en plein air” or “in the open air” requires an appetite for adventure, a level of patience, and a willingness to listen for nature’s voice. Each of these paintings represents an artist’s intimate communion with the landscape and presents the viewer with an opportunity to join in. We invite you to escape the city heat and see what has been created by these artists in their quest for inspiration around the world.
In honor of the wild places that have inspired these paintings, Eleventh Street Arts will donate a portion of proceeds to The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.