WAG got to spend a lovely afternoon with artist Daniel Greene back in late January.
We visited his North Salem studio, an incredible space housed in a onetime barn, to hear about his longtime career – and discuss his April show at Gallery Henoch.
Unfortunately, I was not able to make the opening reception, so it was a particular treat when I made it down to the Chelsea gallery this week when assignments brought me to Manhattan.
Walking through the main gallery space, where 20 of Greene’s works hang, was pretty incredible. One of the first paintings I saw – “Two O’Keefe’s” – was the one he was working on during our visit.
“At the Auction” includes both Greene’s recent work, which focuses on the drama of the world of auctions and antiques, but also includes some of his notable work based on the city’s subway system and its riders.
There was such a vibrance to each of the works, something palpable even when the scene was of a subway platform devoid of people.
It was even great to see “Greene” at the show. I had to smile when I came upon his familiar face in “Self Portrait, Grand Central,” a pastel on board work from 2010-11.
The show will continue through April 25.
Make a point to catch it.
– Mary Shustack