TAKING FLIGHT
American Art Collector|October - November 2020
Rehs Contemporary Galleries’ newest collaborative exhibition with Art Renewal Center spotlights birds in art.
JOHN O’HERN

This year’s collaboration between Rehs Contemporary Galleries in New York and the Art Renewal Center will be on view from October 15 through November 20. Taking Flight: ARC Select 2020 is a “socially distanced” exhibition available for viewing by appointment.

Gallery director Lance Rehs explains, “Due to the prevalence of birds in art, it was plainly obvious that our role is not simply to present and preserve art but to help preserve the inspiration behind the art as well. With that, we decided to team up with the American Bird Conservancy to help raise awareness regarding threats to bird populations and the effects their dwindling numbers have on our ecosystems. While the presence of birds in the artwork is prominent, it is superfluous…the presence of birds in the real world is a necessity.”

The artists—Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jon Burns, Natalie Featherston, Lucia He‘ nan, Adam Matano, Rob Rey and Josh Tiessen—are Rehs Contemporary Galleries’ award winners from the 14th ARC Salon Competition.

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