Feb 19

The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums

This exhibition examines the various complexities and interpretations of the figure in contemporary art. The exhibition, selected by Barbara McAdam, succeeds in representing the most interesting and exciting reaches of contemporary figurative work. From Raphael’s “The School of Athens” to Willem de Kooning’s abstract renderings of the human body, the figure has held a central, though now, increasingly contested place in art history. With the advent of photography and mass imagery, artists have had to continually reimagine their relationship with the human form. This show exhibits a wide array of work— all of it technically masterful and visually resonant—that fruitfully engages with such a relationship. 

About the Juror:

We are fortunate to have the highly respected Co-Executive Editor of ARTNews Barbara A. MacAdam. She has worked as executive editor of Art + Auction, and was an editor of Review: Latin American Literature and Arts and New York Magazine. She has written on art and design, reviewed books on art and literature for the LA Times Book Review, Newsday, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. She has been co-president of AICA-USA (the International Art Critics Association)

Chris Cosma + Shirley Verrette at The Yard
Dec 30

Chris Cosma + Shirley Verrette at The Yard

  • The Yard


by Shirley Verrette    

For 17 years, I’ve divided my time between the U.S. and Turkey. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel extensively. Living in two diverse cultures and experiencing others through travel have provided rich visual imagery for my work.

My gouache series of the last ten years, entitled “Threads”, includes elements from art, literature, and world culture. What seems diverse is seamlessly fused into dynamic story-telling compositions.         

“Threads”, tells the stories of how diverse peoples, places and times converge.




Paintings by Chris Cosma

This series of paintings explores direct imprinting of objects, sites and actions into canvas, recording views from under, above, within and over time.