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From Here to There painting series by David Stickel

From Jackson Hole to Charleston and all points in-between, it’s the same thing.

Oils, acrylics and 3-D sculptures are in every gallery across the land, but very few have watercolors on their walls. Why is that? For many years, watercolorists have sought a level playing field compared to other mediums. Galleries are quick to point out their perceived ‘lack’ of longevity and permanence’ as well as the ‘annoying distraction of reflections’. Special UV non-glare glazing is available, but expensive.

Well… I am thrilled to announce that during September, I am part of a group of watercolorists who are participating in a unique exhibition called “Breaking Glass!” What’s so unusual about this exhibition is that the entire show is comprised of watercolor paintings using varnishing techniques usually reserved for oil or acrylic paintings – watercolors without glass! Golden Artist Colors CEO, Mark Golden, aptly entitled the show, ‘Breaking Glass.’ He says 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.”

Breaking Glass‘ is a group exhibition on view at The Painting Center in the Chelsea area of New York City, opening September 8 and running through October 2, 2021. Here are three of my watercolor paintings included in “Breaking Glass.”

Reception: Thursday, September 9, 5:30pm – 8pm

The Painting Center
547 West 27th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001

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