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Published on January 25, 2024

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to present “Big Stories,” a group exhibition featuring large-scale, contemporary figurative paintings influenced by the narrative tradition. Curated by Bo Bartlett, Noah Buchanan, and Carl Dobsky, "Big Stories" travels to New York after its initial showing at the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

The exhibition aims to underscore the profound impact of storytelling on Western culture. Whether the narratives are evident in the surface imagery or deeply woven into the work itself, paintings in “Big Stories” invite reflection on and connection to our shared stories, urging the viewer to find meaning in our existence.

Among the exhibiting artists is ARC Living Master Patricia Watwood, Odd Nedrum,  Andrea Kowch, Zoey Frank, and more.

The exhibition runs from January 26 – March 3, 2024 with the opening reception on January 26th at the New York Academy of Art, 11 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013.

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