OSilas Gallery to Present Retrospective of Late 19th-Century and Early 20th-Century Paintings Starting February 12 Print

Feb. 12, 2014:  The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College in Bronxville is proud to present the exhibition Artists in Depth: 19 Retrospectives from the Davies Family Collection, opening February 12 and running through mid-April. The exhibition will fill the gallery with 99 paintings.

The works span the late nineteenth century, along with a heavy concentration of works from the early twentieth century. It also includes contemporary work over a wide range of mediums and subjects.

An opening reception and gallery talk will take place on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 pm in the OSilas Gallery.

Featured artists include:  Frank Boggs, Dines Carlsen, John Costigan, Emile Gruppe, Aldro Hibbard, Felicie Waldo Howell, Max Kuehne, Hayley Lever, Alfred Mira, Frederick Mulhaupt, T.M. Nicholas, Tom Nicholas, Edward Potthast, William Lester Stevens, Gardner Symons, Harry Vincent, Frederick Waugh, Edwin Lord Weeks, and Guy Wiggins.

Each of these artists actively participated in influential art colonies, and many hail from the Cape Ann art colonies that still thrive today.

OSilas Gallery programming will continue to explore the concept of art colonies and their vital influence in the artistic community, beginning with the opening talk given by scholar and curator Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD., titled "Coastal Allure: American Artists and the Art Colony Experience." The gallery will continue this theme with visits to the Old Lyme Art Colony and Florence Griswold Museum in April.

The exhibition was assembled by Tom Davies and provides a unique spin on the concept of an exhibition--allowing visitors to view a minimum of four paintings per artist by a large number of artists. This private collection has never been on view to the public on this scale.

For more information on OSilas Gallery exhibitions and programming, please visit www.osilasgallery.org.

Pictured here: Aldro T. Hibbard (1886–1972), Jeffersonville Winter, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

Photo courtesy Shanley Hanlon, Gallery Manager, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College