Each chair of the five departments at Lesley’s Art Institute of Boston - Animation and Motion Media, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration and Photography - selected alumni to represent the talent and achievement of their graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.
700 Beacon Street, Kenmore Sq, Boston
Opening: Thursday, March 21st, 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Sloane Merrill Gallery will open a solo exhibition for Philadelphia-based painter Gregory Prestegord on Friday, March 15th, 2013. The exhibition, Safe Haven, focuses on time spent in Boston and New York City and consists of fifteen oil paintings produced over the past several months. Born in Philadelphia in 1983, Gregory trained at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and during his time there he was highly influenced by Murray Dessner, Sidney Goodman, and Scott Noel.
‘Panoramic’, 24 x 57, Oil on Panel, 2013.
Safe Haven marks a strong progression for Gregory’s work, as he delves into capturing the energy of these two iconic cities and their powerful, yet different architecture. Gregory’s passion for cityscapes extends from his interest in urban culture and the ability that a city has to nurture its inhabitants. The fifteen oils present a visual narrative of life in Boston and New York City. Gregory’s work can be found in many private collections throughout the US and Canada.