Andy Paczos, new on-site paintings from Chicago
March 8th - April 7th, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday March 8th 6-9pm
David Sena presents Andy Paczo’s paintings. This is the second exhibition by guest curator Lorenzo Rodriguez. Senaspace is a storefront gallery/tattoo parlor located in the center of downtown Manhattan. Lorenzo’s vision of exhibiting artists in unique spaces is an ongoing passion he has had for over two decades. He has acted as a facilitator, collector and patron of the arts while creating exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Venice Italy, Frankfurt Germany and Madrid Spain. Lorenzo is currently residing in Rome Italy and will return for Armory Week 2018 in New York.
Eschewing the traditional artist studio, Andy Paczos has been painting on-site in various locations in Chicago for the past fifteen years. While concentrating on Chicago's industrial heritage its highways, subway system and bridges, example "Looking South from Lake Street Bridge, (2013)", this new suite of paintings aims to glean a more psychological element in the landscape - including interiors and singled out objects in the landscape. Almost surrealistic stillness pervades the images. Andy continues in the tradition of Rackstraw Downes who sees himself as a painter of his surroundings/environment, the “plain air” within the context of an urban city.
Andy Paczos was born in Detroit 1961. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While this will be his first New York show, Paczos has exhibited extensively in Chicago, Michigan, Indiana and California. In addition he has participated in numerous group shows throughout his career.
His work is in numerous private collections and also corporate collections includ- ing Bank of Montreal, Harris Bank, Northern Trust Bank, Smith and Jessen GmbH Frankfurt Germany and FMC Corporation