New Work Added to Live ARC Salon

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New Work Added to Live ARC Salon

April 4, 2017

We are pleased to announce that The Romance of Land and Sea, Cuttyhunk Island by Joseph McGurl has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
"The Romance of Land and Sea is of Cuttyhunk Island. Cuttyhunk is a sparsely inhabited Island off the Massachusetts coast. This painting was based on a plein air sketch painted at the top of the Island looking over the salt ponds which are used for oyster farming. In the distance is a monument dedicated to Bartholomew Gosnold who explored the coast in 1602. The posts of a chain link fence which leads into the composition are indicative of the military use of the island. The fencing once surrounded World War Two era bunkers which were built as lookouts for spotting submarines coming up Buzzards Bay. There are many anecdotal elements in this painting, but the true subject is the exploration of light, form, space, and color and the use of these elements to translate the multi-dimensional world onto a static two-dimensional surface. With the long view from foreground to the horizon creating a great sense of space, this was an ideal location to address this subject." - Joseph McGurl

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon