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Sonya Sklaroff lives and works in New York City . Her paintings have been
exhibited at major museums and galleries around the world, including: Arnot
Art Museum ;
Albright Knox Art Gallery; Flint Institute of Arts. Sklaroff’s work is also included
in national and international permanent collections of corporations and
She has been reviewed in major publications, including The New York Times
and The Washington Post. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of
Design and an
MFA from Parsons School of Design.
Walking down Sonya Sklaroff’s New York City sidewalks, the ordinarily overlooked
water towers become more prominent, the street lights more vibrant, the arrangement
of the buildings more aesthetic than economic. Each painting is an experiment in
composition, an investigation of light and dark, complimentary colors, and negative
space. Sklaroff creates portraits of New York with a vitality and unnerving force that
alter our perception in subtle but lasting ways
Sklaroff’s most recent work captures the breadth and expanse, both physical and
emotional, of our city. The complex and contrasting patterns throughout the cityscape
are shown with a panoramic dimensionality that reflects a great inter-connected
community. Depicting the city from its rooftops, Skarloff’s paintings contextualize her
interpretation of the romantic cityscape; the profound and the gritty, the pre-war and the
post-modern, the natural and the man-made all coexist within a swarming ecosystem of
complements, contradiction, and creativity.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of painter Sonya Sklaroff’s recent oil-on-panel urban landscapes.
An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6 to 8pm.
Noho Water Towers at Sunset, 2010, oil on panel, 36 x 48
|Sklaroff, Fire Escape and Shadow, 2010, oil on panel, 36x24
Skarloff, Three Umbrellas, 2009, oil on panel, 30x30.jpg
|Sklaroff, Architect Sunset, 2010, oil on panel, 36x36
|Sklaroff, Red Sky Panorama, 2010, oil on panel, 24x60
|Sklaroff, Smith's Bar, 2009, oil on panel, 24x36.
|Sklaroff, Fee Water Towers, 2010, oil on panel, 28x84.jpg