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  A Late Night on L
Steven S. Walker
Oil on panel
2016
Size: 40 x 30 (art) 41½ x 31½ (framed)
Price: $4,500 (C6514SW)


  Afternoon Stroll
Rodgers Naylor
Oil on canvas
2016
Size: 30 x 40 (art) 35½ x 45½ (framed)
Price: $4,500 (C6670RN)


  Broad Limits
Steven S. Walker
Oil on panel
2016
Size: 14 x 11 (art) 15½ x 12½ (framed)
Price: $1,100 (C6516SW)


  Cafe Evening
Rodgers Naylor
Oil on canvas panel
2016
Size: 20 x 16 (art)
Price: $1,200 (C6347RN)


  Carpeaux Sculpture II, The National Gallery of Art
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC metrocard
Size: 2⅛ x 3¼
Price: $250 (C5981MT)


  Carving and Tree in Oxford
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC MetroCard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6624MT)


  Chrysler Building and Flag, AP 1
Andrew Sovjani
Unique print, chemically altered silver gelatin print
2013/2016
Size: 19x19 (art) 27x27 (mat)
Price: $2,200 (C6506AS)


  DC Street II
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC MetroCard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6287MT)


  Delhi
Colin Taylor
Oil on canvas
2013
Size: 31 x 23 (art) 33 x 25 (framed)
Price: $4,800 (C5222CT)


  Double Barreled
Alex Keto
Digital print on metallic paper
Edition 3/100
2016/2017
Size: 12½ x 18½ (art) 18 x 24 (mat)
Price: $800 (C6763AK)


  Downtown Street Crossing
Rodgers Naylor
Oil on canvas panel
2016
Size: 18 x 14 (art) 23½ x 19½ (framed)
Price: $1000 (C6471RN)


  Dreaming Spires Metro Card XII
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC MetroCard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6895MT)


  Georgetown Skyline
Rodgers Naylor
Oil on panel
2016
Size: 14 x 11
Price: $600 (C6511RN)


  Harbor Golf Carts
Carl Bretzke
Oil on linen panel
Size: 12 x 9 (art) 15¾ x 12¾ (frame)
Price: $900 (C5719CB)


  Hometown Hero
Carl Bretzke
oil on linen
Size: 20 x 16 (art) 24 x 20 (frame)
Price: $2,500 (C5905CB)


  I Want a Cupcake
Rodgers Naylor
oil on panel
Size: 12 x 9 (art)
Price: $400 (C3686RN)


  Max
Leslie Nolan
Acrylic on canvas
2017
Size: 30 x 30
Price: $3,400 (C6706LN) (G)


  Natural History Museum
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC metrocard
2015
Size: 2⅛ x 3¼
Price: $250 (C5990MT)


  Paris in the Morning
Rodgers Naylor
oil on canvas
2012
Size: 48 x 36 (art) 56 x 44 (frame)
Price: $6,400 (C4047RN)


  Piazza del Campo, Siena
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC Metrocard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6616MT)


  Serge
Leslie Nolan
Acrylic on canvas
2017
Size: 30 x 30
Price: $3,400 (C6705LN)(G)


  Speaking Layers The Flight of Time
Lindsay Mullen
2017
Acrylic and gesso on canvas
Size: 64 x 50
Price on request (C6729LM)


  St. John's Bridge, Cambridge
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC MetroCard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6627MT)


  Street Smart
Charles Ross
Mixed media on canvas
Size: 48 x 36 (art)
Price: $3,800 (C5350CR)


  Sunday Afternoon on the Potomac
Colin Taylor
Oil, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen
2016
Size: 39 x 24 (art)
Price: $5,250 (C6284CT)


  The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC Metrocard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6596MT)


  The National Mall
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC metrocard
Art Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C5986MT)


  The Pyramid at the Louvre
Maud Taber-Thomas
Oil on NYC Metrocard
2016
Size: 3¼ x 2⅛
Price: $250 (C6605MT)


  The Visitors
Colin Taylor
Oil, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen
2016
Size: 31 x 24 (art)
Price: $4,800 (C6285CT)


  Venice Rain
Carl Bretzke
Oil on linen
Size: 11 x 14 (art) 13 x 16 (frame)
Price: $1,200 (C5906CB)


  Wisconsin Avenue 8
Rodgers Naylor
oil on panel
Size: 16 x 20 (art)
Price: $1,200 (C3254RN)


  Zephyr 28 study
Steven S. Walker
Oil on panel
2016
Size: 8 x 8 (art) 9½ x 9½ (framed)
Price: $600 (C6528SW)


Contemporary Urban Life
We as humans tend to coalesce, gathering in groups for safety or a sense of togetherness. According to a 2016 study performed by the UN, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with this number expected to increase to 60% by 2030. However, despite the growing number of people within cities, city life can feel somewhat isolating. In urban spaces, we are so closely intertwined with strangers - we walk the line between feeling inspired and feeling lonely. And yet, we live in awe and wonderment of these places due to their beauty and intrigue. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that artists want to reconcile this dichotomy between intimacy and isolation which city life encompasses. Painters such as Rogers Naylor or Steven S. Walker investigate the warmth and familiarity of an urban coffee shop or street scene, while artists like Leslie Nolan portray the potential bleak reality of urban corporate business. Works by artists such as Charles Ross, and Lindsay Mullen may not be literally representational of cities, but still evoke the nostalgic intrepid sentiment of the typical concrete jungle through abstracted expressionistic compositions that feature muted grays and sharp, rough textures. Curated by intern Alexandra Cirelli, Contemporary Urban Life combines artworks from gallery artists at Susan Calloway Fine Arts for an exhibition about life in the “big city.” Whether gritty, beautiful, or a combination of the two, urbanism makes for a contemplative, sophisticated, and alluring artistic subject matter. On view: July 14 - August 5, 2017
 
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