Lauren Sansaricq, "The Basin, Evans Notch," oil, 24 x 48 in. This fabled district in northern New Hampshire and westernmost Maine is renowned as America’s first tourist playground. The White Mountain region was widely depicted by artists of the Hudson River School, and contains the highest peaks in the Northeast, including 6,288 foot Mount Washington.

Eleventh Street Arts presents “Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors,” an exhibition curated by Emilie Lee, featuring a collection of paintings that were created by artists who brave the elements to create their work in the great outdoors.

The tradition of painting “en plein air” or “in the open air” requires an appetite for adventure, a level of patience, and a willingness to listen for nature’s voice. Each of these paintings represents an artist’s intimate communion with the landscape and presents the viewer with an opportunity to join in.

Marc Dalessio, “The Port, Marseillan,” 2019, oil on panel, 11 x 14 in.
The port is a protected heritage site, and the altar and organ in the church are also listed. There has been virtually no new building in the heart of the village since the 17th century, and many of the houses date from the twelfth century.
David Troncoso, “Long Beach Bay, Orient, Long Island,” 2019, walnut ink on paper, 7 x 11 in.
“A winter landscape overlooking Orient State Park and Bug Lighthouse. Weather on the bay can change suddenly, bringing in high winds and fog from the sea.”
Jesse Powell, “Moss Landing Tonal,” 2018, oil on linen, 8 x 10 in.
“This was painted just north of Monterey, California. I love exploring the deep moods that occur at the edges of the day, a simple silhouette and a setting sun can tell a whole story. These moments don’t last more than a few minutes, leaving very little time to think a a painting and only time to react to whats in front of us.”

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Eleventh Street Arts (Queens, New York). The show is on view through September 5, 2019.

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