Jacqueline Pezzillo

John Cunningham Showcases Recent Work at William Holman Gallery

November 1-25, 2012

NEW YORK, October 16, 2012—William Holman Gallery is proud to feature a collection of over 30 paintings and drawings by John Cunningham in a solo exhibition, open November 1 through November 25. Cunningham’s show follows the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, a group show of the gallery’s nine artists in October. Cunningham’s solo show initiates a series of independent showcases of each gallery artist through 2013.

Born in New York, Cunningham has been showing his work publicly since 1983. He has studied at the National Academy of Design, The Art Students League of New York, and the New York Studio School, as well as L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His work has been on exhibition in New York, Paris, Nimes, Florence and Mexico. After receiving a degree in literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, Cunningham declined an offer to join the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and returned to New York to pursue work in drawing and painting. He subsequently moved to France in 1977. Currently, Cunningham lives and works in both New York and France.

Cunningham’s work is a lifelong labor of looking and interpreting what the trained eye can see. His deep grounding in drawing in the studio, outdoor and life drawing has been at the center of his composition and colors.

“Drawings and paintings are efforts to entrance, perchance to enhance, the eye event,” says Cunningham.

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