The Six

The Six

center city by gregory prestegord

Gregory Prestegord

Center City

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first communion by james labold

James Labold

First Communion

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010Sunday, January 9, 2011


Southampton, NY USA

A Premiere Exhibit of "New Philadelphia School" Members in New York City

Tribeca, New York, October 2010 – JSF Contemporary proudly presents “The Six,” a compelling exhibition of six New Philadelphia School members, who are actively redefining Philadelphia’s traditionally conservative artistic reputation. Exhibited in the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space (143 Reade St.), a private champagne press reception will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, from 5-7pm to celebrate the group’s debut. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 6th, from 6-9pm.

In 1908 the Ashcan School, a group of Philadelphia based artists led by Robert Henri, organized a groundbreaking exhibition of their work in New York City in response to what they felt was an inadequate representation of the Philadelphia art scene. Following in their footsteps this fall, Jeffrey Frederick will curate "The Six” comprised of artists Thomas G. Brady, Jonathan Eckel, Adam Lee Farrell, James Labold, Kenneth E. Parris III, and Gregory Prestegord. Members of what Frederick has coined “The New Philadelphia School,” together they create a complimentary vision of the city's progressive and diverse contemporary art scene.

"The New Philadelphia School is not defined by a particular style or movement,” says Frederick, “instead these artists each share a highly personal aesthetic vision. Conversely, when shown together their work seems to compliment itself. They are all pushing the boundaries of contemporary art yet remain simultaneously rooted in tradition.”

In a contemporary art world increasingly dominated by digitally manipulated images many critics have proclaimed the death of real painting, this exhibition will confirm that it is alive and well in the city of Philadelphia.

“The Six” will be on view from Wednesday October 6th 2010 through January 9th 2011 at the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space (143 Reade St.). An artist’s reception will take place on Wednesday October 6th 6-9pm. Gallery hours by appointment only. By showcasing their roster of eclectic artists JSF Contemporary aims to expose both young and established contemporary art collectors to this exciting new work and advise their audience on developing tasteful collections. With a private exhibition space located in the heart of historic Old City, Philadelphia's gallery district, it offers a more intimate and engaging experience than the traditional gallery setting. Now, with this exhibition, JSF Contemporary will affirm its position in the New York contemporary art scene.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Jeffrey Frederick, please call 267-516-5034 or e-mail jfrederick@jsfcontemporary.com, or visit www.jsfcontemporary.com.

McNeill Art Group began as an art consulting and acquisitions company in 2005. After establishing a presence as a private dealer and exhibiting artists at international art fairs around the world, McNeill began seeking exhibition opportunities in alternative spaces. McNeill worked with Artisan Lofts to create the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space in an effort to continue the global movement towards enhancing the visibility of contemporary art while not conforming to the traditional gallery structure. The Tribeca Project Space is on the ground floor of Artisan Lofts in Tribeca, located at 143 Reade St. in New York City.

For more information about McNeill Art Group, contact Beth McNeill at 631-838-4843 or email mcneillartgroup@mac.com.