Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jill Krementz covers Cornelia Foss at Rafael Gallery

Cornelia Foss with her self portrait on opening night.
Cornelia Foss
Opening Reception: March 27, 2018
Rafael Gallery: 235 East 59th Street
Curated by MM Fine Art

Two Sailboats, 2016. Oil on canvas by Cornelia Foss.
Cornelia Foss, a painterly realist, has been painting for over half a century with her sure hand and her elegant use of color. 

The artist’s work, featured in numerous solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, is currently on view at The Rafael Gallery through April 14, 2018.

Ms. Foss is resident of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she teaches at The Art Student’s League, and a long time house owner in Sagaponack where she has devoted much time to her “plein air” landscapes.

There was an opening on Tuesday, March 27th attended by Cornelia’s children, grandchildren and her numerous devoted friends: Louis Miano, Susan Lacey, Jane Maynard, Louise Hirshfeld Cullman, Alexandra Schlesinger, Jeffrey Gelfand, Emmy Storrs, and Sallie Benton.
Painting of Sagg Beach by Cornelia Foss.
Louise Hirschfeld Cullman with Nina Bernstein Simmons and Jamie Bernstein.
Louis Miano. Jeannette Seaver.
Sculptor Emmy Storrs.

Still life of a black and white cat and a vase of flowers.
A wall of small canvasses.
Leslie Garis.

Maggie Paley and Lou Miano.
Alexandra Schlesinger with Cleo Allen, her 6-year-old granddaughter, and Robert Pounder.
Christopher Foss and Susan Lacey. Jeffrey Gelfand.

Cornelia Foss  with  Jane Maynard.  Cornelia told me that the painting behind her is her favorite in the exhibition.
John Loengard and Maggie Simmons.
Sallie Benton, who will be having a show of her paintings on May 3rd at the First Street Gallery (526 West 26th Street in Chelsea).
The guest book. Catalogs of Cornelia's work are on sale at the Gallery.
Cornelia Foss with Olivia, her 17-year-old  granddaughter.

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