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Tim Saternow's High Line Watercolors

EnlargeImage courtesy of George Billis Gallery
EnlargeImage courtesy of George Billis Gallery
EnlargeImage courtesy of
George Billis Gallery
 

Tim Saternow, a Chelsea-based artist (and Emmy-nominated art director for television), spent the last two years painting the High Line from the street and surrounding buildings. The resulting series of simultaneously luminous and somber watercolor, The High Line Series, is on display at the George Billis Gallery all month, with an opening this Thursday.

Tim explains what struck him about the High Line and why he chose to paint it it the way he did:
"I find tremendous beauty and energy in the grit and rust of these forgotten industrial areas of New York City. The High Line Series explores the architectural landscapes of the last remaining industrial region along the far west side of Chelsea and 10th Avenue, now becoming galleries and condominiums. These large figurative cityscapes are painted in strong watercolor on rough paper. By exploring the tension between carefully drawn linear perspective and the freedom of watermarks, paint runs and spatters, I'm capturing the weathered patina of old steel and concrete that is the texture of the city."

Tim Saternow: The High Line Series
George Billis Gallery
511 West 25th Street
March 3 - 28
Gallery Hours:
Tues - Sat, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 5, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

More paintings on Tim's Web site.

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