JAN BRADY, PAINTERMar. 16, 2012
Of all the members of the Brady Bunch, we’re not surprised that middle-child outcast Jan is the one who turned out to be the artist. That is, the actress who played Jan at least, Eve Plumb. The 53-year-old actress and painter recently opened an exhibition of new work at a penthouse in the luxe Chelsea condo Carriage House.
The self-taught Plumb calls her subject matter “spontaneous still life” and has said she finds inspiration in objects randomly, takes photos and then paints later. Her latest series, however, takes an atypical turn, invoking classic imagery from the American west and black-and-white Hollywood noir films.
“Carriage House was a perfect location -- especially the penthouse -- since it felt very much like an art gallery space with the high ceilings, and open and airy flow,” Plumb said in a statement.
The opening at 159 W. 24th Street brought together a mix of Plumb’s friends, real-estate developers and buyers on the market for a $3.6 million apartment. If that’s out of your price range, other units start at $695,000 and Plumb’s work is an even bigger bargain, priced around $750-$2,850.
The show is on view through the end of March.