The Bowery Gallery in Chelsea is presenting Alone, Together, an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Anne Delaney.
Delaney uses the beach as the setting for most of the works in the show, and the subject is portrayed as being alone, or with one other person. For instance, one untitled painting depicts a young couple standing across from one and other on the sand. The man is covered by a towel and is listening closely as the woman seems to be explaining something important to him.
Another painting features a depicts a young girl wearing a dark green, short-sleeved shirt walking on the sand with a log behind her. A beach ball and a two other people can be seen far out into the distance. One of the paintings that isn’t set on a beach is one of a woman seated on a wooden chair in her home, wearing a luxurious white and blue robe engrossed in deep thought. The colors of the wall behind her represent a stark contrast with emerald green on one side and bright orange on the other.
There are also black and white drawings in the show including one of a single, nude woman sitting on the sand and staring at an unusual object in front of her, and one where two nude men and a nude woman are seated or lying on the sand.
At the Bowery Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through Oct. 26th. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Saturday, Oct. 5th, from 3—6 p.m.