Through July 8, 2017, New York City's acclaimed Gallery Henoch is presenting a solo show of paintings by Vincent Giarrano entitled “New York City Women.” In a series of what the gallery calls "modest sized paintings," Giarrano celebrates the beauty and diversity of the women who have made New York City their home—as well as the City itself, as a kind of symbiotic character in each scene. According to the Gallery Henoch website, many of his subjects are "involved in the clothing industry as fashion designers, models, and provocateurs. Like a reporter, Giarrano paints the details that surround their everyday lives, from postcard-laden walls of studio apartments to local hangouts. In doing so he documents their burgeoning independence and self-reliance. It is a picture of youth who endeavor to realize their dreams and develop their identities in the backdrop of New York City."
Giarrano focuses on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and SoHo, neighborhoods well known for their commitment to artistry. "Painting his models and their surroundings with the same generous attention to detail, Giarrano suggests a symbiotic relationship between his subjects and the city—the distinctive city streets and interiors echo the individuality of his subjects, and vice versa. For the artist, his subjects are symbolic of how the metropolis is continually evolving in its ideas and its physicality."
Simultaneously on view is a summer group show featuring the works of several exemplary artists represented by the gallery.
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