Thinking Big : Blue Mountain Gallery at Westbeth

NOVEMBER 2-25, 2017

Westbeth Gallery

55 Bethune Street, New York City

Press: Martina Sawin in Westview News

PDF of Catalogue    Catalogue available at the gallery for $5 or from MagCloud

Catalogue Essay by Xico Greenwald

LINK to PDF Artists Statements and images


Thinking Big addresses the significance of both the physical and psychological impact of an artwork’s size in relation to its thematic concerns. Forty one gallery artists are included in this dynamic exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.

The accompanying online catalogue, available at Westbeth and Blue Mountain Gallery, includes each artist’s thoughtful statements on the theme of bigness and an introductory essay by the critic Xico Greenwald.

This show serves as a reminder of the important role played by artist-run cooperatives over the past half century and builds on the recent interest in these galleries generated by the widely acclaimed exhibit “Inventing Downtown” at NYU’s Grey Gallery. Blue Mountain Gallery opened in 1980 as Soho was emerging as an art epicenter. Now located in the heart of Chelsea, its history and continuity form an important contribution to New York’s art world.

The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists Housing. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions., email:

Hours for the exhibition : Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 6pm.

Blue Mountain Gallery | 547 W. 27th Street, Suite 200 , New York, NY 10001 | Wednesday-Saturday noon-6PM | Phone: 646-486-4730

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