Philip Pearlstein and Desirée Alvarez: Painter/Painted – February 22, 20212

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30PM


group exhibition
New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street (5th & 6th)

Internationally recognized artist Philip Pearlstein will be in conversation with his model of 12 years, Desirée Alvarez, award winning poet, sculptor and painter. The dialogue will explore the nature of Pearlstein’s work process and his intimate relationship to perception. Ms. Alvarez is the recipient of three Fellowship Awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the European Capital of Culture Award, and the American Academy Willard L. Metcalf Award.

Recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters (2008), Philip Pearlstein had his first one-person show at the Tanager Gallery, NY in 1955, and has since been the subject of over 140 solo exhibitions. New work by Pearlstein will be featured by the Betty Cuningham Gallery at the ADAA Art Show, opening March 6, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory.

Lectures begin at 6:30, lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.