Carlton Arms Hotel is pleased to invite you to MEET & GREET with visionary artist Brian Dowdall and his partner contemporary artist Alison Spiesman.
Alison and Brian are currently creating new murals in the room FORE-SEA (4C). During the holiday season artists collaborated on a dual exhibition TABLEAU & AUSPICIOUS which imagery is integrated into the room. This event offers a great opportunity to learn about visions and inspirations behind the happy paintings, while artist continue to work in the room. Hotel’s art residency program is now into it’s fourth decade.
Friday, January 29th 2016, Noon-4PM.
Carlton Arms Hotel, 160 East 25th Street, NYC
Selected work will also be available to purchase. Brian’s work is in many collections, including musicians Dave Brubeck, Van Morrison, actor John Glover, writer Russell Banks, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger – founder of AVAM, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD and many others.
Like many visionary artists, Brian is prolific and compulsive, he intuitively taps into a space that spontaneously spills out onto that which is his favorite canvas “cardboard” or scripts sand spirits deftly.
Brian Dowdall is an original, a creative force, prolific in paint…he calls up the spirits of animals and goddesses from his inner being. His work is joyful, unconscious and sometimes strange. – http://www.briandowdallvisionary.com
Below images are from dual exhibition TABLEAU & AUSPICIOUS.
Brain Dowdall, TABLEAU III, VII and XII.
Alison Spiesman – Abundance, Freedom, Hamsa and Tingsha.
Find out more about Alison’s art.
Stay tuned for more information about other artists participating in this year’s residency at the Carlton Arms Hotel.
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Thank you!!! You guys are the BEST!! this looks great and we had such a fabulous time doing the project, bringing in the show, staying in the primate room 9C, having tabby Sonnie with us 🙂 but mostly being with all of you!! ENJOY FORE-SEA
Love Peace Live Art
Alison & Brian
Baltimore USA represent!