Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Spring Studios, 50 Varick St, NYC
6:30 PM Silent Auction | 8:00 PM Live Auction
ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues of homelessness, poverty, and social justice. Sponsored by MaxMara, the event will have art and philanthropic honorees as well as a special guest appearance by Debi Mazar, who we recently caught up with for an exclusive interview. For its 24th edition, ARTWALK NY will feature Artist Honorees Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney and Philanthropic Honoree Suzanne Siano.
Artist honoree Marina Adams fluently pushes color into form, creating undulating, interlocking shapes that reveal a powerful internal rhythm beneath their surface simplicity. Adams’ vibrant compositions use saturated shades and sensual shapes to pack a graphic punch. Stanley Whitney, the second art honoree, has been exploring the possibilities of color since the mid-1970s. His recent paintings take the form of saturated fields of color that are delineated in three to five horizontal bands and fill a square canvas. Whitney’s multicolored works exhibit a masterful pictorial balance with an underlying tension; conflict and resolution between colors and forms simmer within each painting.
Last year, the event raised an astonishing $850,000 for The Coalition for the Homeless, which provides emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention, crisis services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for kids to over 3,500 New Yorkers each day.