As you know The Quin hotel is one of my favourite places to stay in when in New York. Not only is it an exquisite and classy hotel but its strong support of the Arts Community has always been a unique difference that The Quin was able to offer to its guests. Today I’ll be taking some time to run you through a particularly exciting and upcoming exhibition.
On March 1st, the Quin will debut a compelling exhibit in partnership with the New York Academy of Art. The collection, co-curated by DK Johnston and Heidi Elbers, Director of Exhibitions at the Academy, features work from seven of the prestigious graduate program’s most accomplished alumni. The exhibit will be on view to the public at The Quin, located at the intersection of 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan through April 2018.
The Quin has long demonstrated its dedication to the arts through its Quin Arts program, which has brought dynamic artists to new audiences for the past five years. The Quin and the New York Academy of Art also share an extended history of collaboration. Most notably, they partnered to feature Blek le Rat, the “father of stencil graffiti,” as an artist-in-residence at the Quin in 2014. During his residency, the artist created a series of 25 unique monotypes with lithography at the New York Academy of Art, which were then featured at the Quin as part of the exhibition, “Blek le Rat: Escaping Paris.”
The upcoming New York Academy of Art exhibition will include works from Tamalin Baumgarten, Shauna Finn, Alexis Hilliard, Gianna Putrino, James Razko, Nicolas V. Sanchez, and Gabriel Zea. Beyond their graduate studies, they bring an impressive range of techniques, viewpoints, and experiences to this show.
Below are two of my personal favorites:
1) Shauna Finn “Hecate” NY Academy of Art
2) Alexis Hilliard “The Whale Hunt” NY Academy of Art