Queen City Art Gallery
An innovative rotating exhibition space located at Montefiore New Rochelle, The Queen City Art Gallery is collaboration between the Montefiore Fine Art Program and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts. The gallery exhibits original artwork and is open to all artists living and/or working in New Rochelle and Westchester County. This rotating exhibition program seeks to enrich the lives of the patients, caregivers, associates, students, faculty and the community’s understanding of contemporary art in a medical center context.
The Queen City Art Gallery strives to support Montefiore’s mission to heal, teach, discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Exhibitions feature a wide range of artwork with diversity in theme, medium and execution that appeals to a wide audience while being respectful of cultural backgrounds and the New Rochelle community. Montefiore New Rochelle will sponsor three exhibitions annually.
Nature vs. Urban
August 25 - November 17th, 2017
I am a self-taught landscape photographer living in the diverse city of New York. My inspirations are adventure and nature. In this exhibition, I seek to portray both the various landscapes of nature and the cityscapes of Manhattan.
I have always been a city boy. I was born in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, and arrived in New York in 2003. I appreciate city life, the fast pace and the everyday hustle and bustle. Walking for hours, I am captivated by the juxtaposition of modern and historic architecture. This urban imagery is very compelling and I am constantly driven to capture it in my photography. But I also appreciate the beauty of nature and have explored many areas around the United States and overseas. I enjoy hiking and camping and will travel to the most remote locations in America for the perfect image. Creating art from nature is priceless in my book. My intent is to create a visual representation of a particular scene so beautiful that it motivates any individual to visit the site.
My passion for photography brings me an endless source of inspiration and satisfaction that I cannot quite describe with words, so I let my photographs do the talking. After attaining my shot, I utilize Adobe Lightroom to paint my personal vision of each composition. The last stage is printing on various media to bring my photographs to life. This is the true end game and what I consider the 3rd dimension of fine art photography.
I am honored to share my photography with the Montefiore New Rochelle community. Please enjoy and I hope to entice you to visit some of the sites I have captured in my work.
All photography is for sale. Please contact The Montefiore Fine Art Program for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the artist’s website: www.theodorealexandergalleria.com
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Faces of Burke
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has helped patients recover from serious illnesses, injuries and surgeries. Burke helps thousands of patients each year to regain both cognitive abilities and physical strength through acute inpatient and outpatient programs. Faces of Burke is a traveling photo gallery that showcases some of these remarkable patients--and their remarkable stories of recovery.
An exhibition featuring artwork by local New Rochelle artists, Alvin Clayton, Jesse Sanchez, Billboards Hacker and the collaboration of Claudine Nash and Carlos Monteagudo, recognizes and celebrates the diversity and innovation of artists living in the surrounding community.