FRIDAY FIELD TRIP: Jack Stuppin
I am introducing a periodic new column (I have learned never to promise a precise schedule!), where I will suggest a great cultural activity. It's my plan to suggest something that I have attended personally, and that I think is really special and unique.
If you live in the NYC metro area, terrific! I hope I motivate you to go.
If you can't attend in person, I will provide links to explore, thus encouraging you to have a "virtual" field trip.
This week I attended the opening of an exhibition at ACA Gallery of one of my favorite artists, Jack Stuppin. I first came upon Jack's work in the Hamptons back in 2013. Jack paints stupendous landscapes. They are a hybrid of sorts--glorious bold color and texture, with an element of realism. Some of his paintings are inspired by the Hudson River School. Last night, Jack chuckled and told me that some people look at all of the color in his work and think he is "on something." Laughing, he said how untrue and unnecessary that is, adding that he is just happy. Obviously.
ACA Gallery is located at 529 West 20th street in Manhattan. Jack's work will be on exhibition until February 20, 2016.
No matter how you experience the art of Jack Stuppin, you are bound to leave with a smile. His work is so vibrant and joyous. Have a great weekend everyone!
Images of Jack Stuppin's paintings by Lynn Byrne.