Thinking Big : Blue Mountain Gallery at Westbeth

NOVEMBER 2-25, 2017

Westbeth Gallery

55 Bethune Street, New York City

Between the West Side Highway and Washington Street, four blocks south of the Whitney Museum and the end of the High Line.

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, November 5, 3 -5pm with music by the First Street Quintet

WALK AROUND with the Artists: Saturday, November 11, 2 -4 pm

CLOSING PARTY Saturday, November 25, 4 -6 pm

LINK to PDF Artists Statements and images

Thinking Big addresses the significance of both the physical and psychological impact of an artwork’s size in relation to its thematic concerns. Forty one gallery artists are included in this dynamic exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.

The accompanying online catalogue, available in late October, includes each artist’s thoughtful statements on the theme of bigness and an introductory essay by the critic Xico Greenwald.

This show serves as a reminder of the important role played by artist-run cooperatives over the past half century and builds on the recent interest in these galleries generated by the widely acclaimed exhibit “Inventing Downtown” at NYU’s Grey Gallery. Blue Mountain Gallery opened in 1980 as Soho was emerging as an art epicenter. Now located in the heart of Chelsea, its history and continuity form an important contribution to New York’s art world.

The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists Housing. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions., email:

Hours for the exhibition : Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 6pm.

Blue Mountain Gallery | 530 West 25th St, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001 | Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM | Phone: 646-486-4730

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