For Immediate Release
April 2021


Then and Now

Part 1: April 13 - May 15, 2021

Part 2: May 18 - June 19, 2021

Part 3: June 22- July 24, 2021

The Bowery Gallery is pleased to present: "Then and Now”, a three-part online show which features the 36 members and 11 associate members of the gallery. Each artist was asked to consider how their work has changed and evolved over time by selecting one recent and one early work. Artists also wrote a brief statement of reflection to offer the viewer (and themselves) further insight into their artistic journey.

Examining one’s work through the lens of time can reveal new perspectives and provide a deeper understanding of what makes one do what one does.  In 1908 at the age of 39, Henri Matisse wrote in “Notes of a Painter”: "I feel very strongly the tie between my earlier and my recent works, but I do not think exactly the way I thought yesterday. Or rather, my basic idea has not changed, but my thought has evolved, and my modes of expression have followed my thoughts. I do not repudiate any of my paintings but there is not one of them that I would not redo differently if I had it to redo. My destination is always the same, but I work out a different route to get there."

Years later at the age of 82 he reflected again: “There is no separation between my old pictures and my cut-outs, except that with greater completeness and abstraction, I have attained a form filtered to its essentials…”

The exhibition can be seen online on Artsy ( and as a virtual installation on Bowery's website (

Part 1: Martha Armstrong, Kamini Avril, Rita Baragona, Temma Bell, Monica Bernier, Robert Braczyk, David Bradford, Simon Carr, Glen Cebulash, Audrey Cohn-Ganz, Anne Delaney, Colleen Franca, Diana Cabouli, Barbara Grossman, Suzanne Guppy and Richard La Presti.

Part 2: Stephanie Franks, Dorothy Frey, John Goodrich, Janet Gorzegno, Michael Louis Johnson, Deborah Kahn, Lynn Kotula, Mark Lewis, Adrianne Lobel, Lynette Lombard, Jeremy Long, Younghee Choi Martin, Marylou Schuck, June Silverberg, Walter Strach and Charles Swisher.

Part 3: Gael Mooney, Nagib Nahas, Naomi Nemtzow, Iris Osterman, Hearne Pardee, Thaddeus Radell, Deborah Rosenthal, Dena Schutzer, Tony Serio, Rachel Siporin, Esme Thompson, Grier Torrence, Ian Tornay, Evelyn Twitchell and Carolyn Virgil.