New York City / by Sarah Braden

The art world is a pretty wild place, in the way that everything is connected. It seems everyone knows each other. My first experience with the NYC art scene was in 2018, with a goal in mind for several years: to show work in Manhattan or Brooklyn. In January 2018 I was following up with all the galleries I spoke with during art basel Miami in December 2017, forming connections. After a few bits of correspondence I managed to get an appointment for a portfolio overview with a gallerist in NYC. Now, exactly one year later I find myself accepted into a group show in Chelsea.

The art organization, @artsavenuenyc is a private event space that functions as a speak easy. The intimate show “Resolutions” had a great turn out, I wish there was more time to chat with people and mingle. The two paintings I contributed to the show were, Intuition, and Rainbow Delta. I painted these paintings close to a year apart. The Delta piece was created after a long creative hiatus, and intuition was painted after a time of reckless travel. Below are the pieces I had on display along with some New York sunroof photos from the week long adventure.