The summer exhibition at George Adams Gallery Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein and the Emergence of a New Realism: Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1990 focuses on three East Coast realist artists. Philip Pearlstein was a friend of Andy Warhol and actually moved to New York in 1949 and shared a studio in the East Village. Pearlstein is primarily known for his fleshy paitings of nudes, however the show also includes one of his earlier landscapes.
Jack Beal has also produced figurative paintings for much of the last 40 years, however this show highlights some of his more stylized still lifes from the 60s.
Alfred Leslie started out as an abstract expressionist painter and then shifted to hyper realist figurative paintings. In an interesting note, in order to come up with the $250 needed for a show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1952, Leslie appeared on the Television gameshow Strike It Rich and was able rto win the requisite amount.
Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein and the Emergence of a New Realism: Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1990
2012 June 12 – Augugust 10 at George Adams