2017:1947
September 6 – October 7, 2017

Alva CalyMayor, Sharon Florin, Peter Gynd, Ambre Kelly, Gelah Penn, Christopher Stout and Bryce Zackery
Curated by Melinda Wang

Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, NY, NY 10002
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 6–8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12–6pm, and by appointment


In celebration of Artists Equity’s 70th anniversary, Equity Gallery is pleased to announce 2017:1947, a group exhibition featuring works by Alva CalyMayor, Sharon Florin, Peter Gynd, Ambre Kelly, Gelah Penn, Christopher Stout and Bryce Zackery. The exhibition is curated by Melinda Wang, the founder of Equity Gallery and former executive director of Artists Equity. It will be on view from September 6 through October 7, 2017, with a public opening reception on Wednesday, September 6, 6-8pm.

2017:1947 will bring inspiration and ideas of the past and present together through painting, sculpture and photography. As with Equity Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in October 2015, contemporary artists were invited to show new work in their own style and media that conceptually responds to work of an Artists Equity founding member of his or her choice.  Exhibiting artists drew inspiration from Yasuo Kuniyoshi (Artists Equity’s first president), Philip Guston, Lily Harmon, Guy Pene du Bois, Charles Sheeler, David Smith and Max Weber. In addition to their studio practices, each of the seven exhibiting artists is an active contributor to the New York art community, embodying the Artists Equity ethos of “artists helping artists.”

Artists Equity was founded in 1947 by over 160 leading American artists to promote opportunities for visual artists and to address business and economic issues affecting them. Since its revitalization in mid-2015, Artists Equity has built a diverse artist community that spans all ages, mediums and genres; relaunched the membership program; established an ongoing open call for exhibition proposals; instituted a free professional development workshop series; and created outreach programs both online and offline.

About Artists Equity and Equity Gallery

New York Artists Equity Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1947 by artists and art patrons with the mission to promote opportunities for artists. It operates Equity Gallery, an art space located on the Lower East Side of New York City. It simultaneously serves as a gallery for artists to exhibit and sell their work; a hub for professional workshops and innovative programming exploring critical issues of interest to artists and curators; and a gathering place for artists, curators and patrons. For more information, please visit www.nyartistsequity.org.

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Image: Sharon Florin, LIC Jackson Avenue Reflections, 2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches © Sharon Florin