Janet Sawyer

Janet Sawyer is exhibiting work at the Blue Mountain Gallery from April 23 to May 18, 2024. The exhibition is entitled “lost trees” and consists of six large works on canvas, including a 48 x 144” triptych and a 48 x 96” diptych. There are also 18 works on paper. Painted over the past 25 years, the trees that were the subjects of the paintings are gone now. The Monterey pine was in Berkeley California and went down in a mudslide, the pitch pines of eastern Long Island are being decimated by southern pine beetles, and the beloved cherry and willow trees were cut down by new property owners who bought Sawyer’s former house in Montauk New York. The works that the trees inspired have not previously been exhibited and are being presented now. 


 Janet Sawyer was born in 1942 in Raleigh North Carolina where her parents taught at the state school for the blind. She was among the founding students of the NY Studio School, and received a BA from SUNY Stony Brook and MFA from Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Manhattan and Montauk, NY and has exhibited continuously since l972 in NYC, Paris, Berlin, and various American venues. Her work is in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, West Publishing, Gibbons PC, Sterling Corp., Bryn Mawr College as well as private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Reviews include the New York Times, Art In America, Art News, Where, NY Magazine, Ms. Magazine and other publications.

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April 23 - May 18, 2024
Tuesday - Saturday 11-6
Opening reception Saturday April 27, 3-6

547 West 27th, suite 200, New York, NY 10001

Gallery Hours Wednesday – Saturday, 11 - 6

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