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Martha Diamond: From Three Decades

The New York Studio School is excited and proud to present “Martha Diamond: From Three Decades.” This exhibition, the first retrospective overview of the artist’s development since the early 1980s, launches the 2004-05 season at the gallery in the fortieth anniversary year of the School.

Born and educated in New York, Martha Diamond has developed an unmistakeable personal language from the forms and sensations of the city. Her painterly style, in equal measure energetic and rigorous, sharply observed and freely lyrical, mirrors the dualities of delirious New York itself with its soaring, exuberant skyscrapers and its endlessly complex street culture.

We are enormously grateful to Martha Diamond for her cooperation in making this exhibition possible. We take this opportunity to extend special thanks to the Museum of the City of New York (Susan Henshaw Jones, President and Director) for the generous loan of their important painting, “New York II,” (2000), and to Ilka Scobie and the publishers of Artnet Magazine for their kind permission to reproduce Ms. Scobie’s 2001 interview with the artist.

As ever, a big vote of thanks goes to our student crew, under the gallery captain, Nicolai Nickson, for the beautiful and professional installation of this show.

Graham Nickson
Dean, New York Studio School

David Cohen
Gallery Director, New York Studio School

 

Postscript: We are additionally grateful to Joe Fyfe, whose sensitive essay on the artist was added to site in June 2005

Essay by Joe Fyfe

Interview by Ilka Scobie

Press Release

Snapshots From NYSS

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