ANN CHERNOW Top: “An Explosive Situation” Bottom left: “What’s THAT!” Bottom right: “PEARL”
The Art of Ann Chernow BY ANN CHERNOW
hernow’s work has been exhibited at many galleries around the globe including: Hubert Gallery, Uptown Gallery and 220 Gallery in New York City, Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. Lessedra Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria, The Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, PMW Gallery in Stamford, CT, Dorothy Rogers Fine Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico, The Silvermine Center in Connecticut and many others. Housatonic Museum of Art and the Westport Arts Center mounted major exhibitions of her “Noir” work in November 2016, and October 2017. The Westport Country Playhouse presented her work, “Amazing Grace” in an exhibition that inaugurated their new gallery space. In April she was honored by Norwalk Community College naming the 800 piece contemporary art collection she developed that is permanently installed throughout the entire college “The Ann Chernow Art Collection.” One of the world’s most respected art critics, Hilton Kramer, lauded the work of Chernow in the New York Observer while reviewing “Disegno,” an exhibit at the National Academy of Design in New York. At the time, her work was also being shown at many other galleries around the world, including The College of the National University of Taiwan, The Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Yangzhou, China, Galerie Matarasso in Nice. France. Chernow’s art has been recognized and
celebrated around the world for its skill, emotional impact and aesthetic significance. The Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection housed at the Silvermine Center for the Arts in Connecticut recently acquired an archive of 388 original prints by Chernow. Ann Chernow was born and brought up in New York, and experienced much of the New York art world of the 1950’s and l960’s. She has since created a personal, defining body of work, a genre that is recognized as unique: moments of suspended reality based on material from aspects of American movies from the l930s and l940s, but totally reinvented in her own vocabulary. She currently shares her time between New York City and her studio in Westport, Connecticut. She co-stars in a current film by Manny Kirchheimer: “Art is...the Permanent Revolution” and in Doug Tirola’s WAC documentary “13 Women.” A film by documentarian Martin West, “A Moment in Time” is being completed about Chernow’s life and work.Chernow is presenting a solo exhibition March 14 - April 14 at Odetta Gallery, 231 Cook Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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