NEW YORK CITY – Katharina Rich Perlow will exhibit “Richard Segalman: – New Paintings” from January 11 to February 8.
The artist, an accomplished Brooklyn-born painter who studied with Raphael Soyer and at The Art Students League, has shown continuously throughout the United States for the past 30 years. He is known for his romantic visions of women on beaches, streets, gardens and especially in their dressing rooms.
A great influence on his work has been his mother, who worked as a milliner during the Depression. As a young man, he was always surrounded by hats, color and fabric and these are the objects that inhabit his work.
Segalman works primarily in a realist mode, although his figures are frequently simplified. Facial features are hidden and nondescript and invite viewers to imagine them or to identify them with their friends or selves. Because Segalman works from live models, there is a sense of an intimate connection between himself and the women in his work.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm. For information, 212-644-7171.