Dark and light : depression era works.


SAL record control number: 134645 ;

Record level: Listing ;

Record type: Exhibitions ;

Exhibition type: Collection  ;



Title: Dark and light : depression era works. ;

Begin Date: September 1, 2022 ;
End Date: December 31, 2022 ;

Exhibition hours:
Monday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Location: Salmagundi townhouse, Print gallery ;

Admission: This show is FREE and open to the public ;

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NEW YORK, New York (August 31, 2022)–Beginning September 1 until December 31 of 2022, Salmagundi will present Dark and light : Depression era works, ten pieces from the permanent art collection reflecting the topsy turvy economy of today, through black and white art on paper.  The exhibition includes etching and drawings where the balance of dark and light ink or charcoal represent approximately a 50% / 50% ratio.  The nearly equal balance of dark/light heightens the instability of the markets during the 1940s and today.

Depression artists worked in economical mediums creating accessible works for buyers during tough economic times.  The era saw an explosion of etchings, wood cut, wood block and charcoal mediums.  Prints could be easily mass produced on inexpensive papers to offer at a low price to the collecting public at a time when resources where scarce.

The show features six Salmagundi American artists who all worked in a Regionalist style, including: Hanson Booth (1885-1944) [RA 1910-1944], Howard Simon (1903-1979) [RA 1953-1979], James Edmund Allen (1894-1964) [RA 1927-1964], James Joseph Gaboda Jr (1918-2000) [RA 1953-2000], John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) [RA 1917-1972] and John Harmon Cassel (1877-1960) [RA 1925-1960].



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Record birth date:
August 17, 2022

Last updated: July 13, 2023 at 13:13 pm

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