Rackstraw Downes

January 24 - March 1, 2008

DAPHNE CUMMINGS' BROOKLYN

STUDIO, 2006

Oil on canvas

23 5/8 x 32 inches

60.01 x 81.28 cm

RD12291

 

BEEHIVE YARD AT THE RIM OF A CANYON ON THE RIO GRANDE, PRESIDIO, TX, 2005

Oil on canvas

6 3/8 x 34 3/4 inches

16.19 x 88.27 cm

RD12286                                                                                                      

THE PULASKI SKYWAY CROSSING THE

HACKENSACK RIVER, 2007

Oil on canvas

24 x 66 1/2 in./60.9 x 168.9 cm

RD12311                                                      

BULL BARN INTERIOR, MARFA, TX, 2007

Oil on canvas

17 1/4 x 19 inches

43.82 x 48.26 cm

RD12284

ATLANTIC AVENUE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY, 2007

Oil on canvas

14 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches

36.83 x 141.92 cm

RD12287

THE EL AT ALABAMA AVENUE WITH

THE EAST NEW YORK BUS DEPOT

OF THE MTA, 2007

Oil on canvas

14 3/8 x 52 3/4 inches

36.51 x 133.99 cm

RD12288

Press Release

Exhibition Dates:  January 24 – March 1, 2008

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm

Opening:  Thursday, January 24, 2008, 6 – 8 PM

 

            On Thursday, January 24, 2008, Betty Cuningham Gallery will open an exhibition of paintings by Rackstraw Downes comprised of approximately 20 works completed by Downes from 2004 to 2007.

   Included is an important series of four paintings titled: Presidio Horse Racing Association Track, Presidio, Texas, painted on site during the last three winters. Downes, who moves with the seasons in order to paint on site year round, has been traveling to Texas since the early 1990’s. Concerning the locations that he chooses, Downes has said:

 

            “It’s my job to find places that answer to some internal need—I think there is one before you even get to the place, and the place answers the need.”