Carmen Cicero, Race 1972-4, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102 inches

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Westwood Gallery NYC is presenting “Artists on the Bowery Part 1,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed media by Bowery artists Carmen Cicero and Alan Steele. This is the first exhibition in a series focused on Contemporary artists living and working on the Bowery in New York City, curated by James Cavello as part of the core gallery program. On view through July 13, the exhibition includes twelve works by Cicero and Steele. The two artists represent polar opposites on the spectrum of the art movements that made the Bowery an incubator for artists since the 1950s. Cicero’s intense Figurative Expressionism reflects both personal experiences and the raw emotion of downtown streets, while Steele’s Geometric Abstraction with its clean lines and its programmatic non-objectiveness is analytical, meditative and purposefully removed from the neighborhood hum.