Guest of a Guest 2013 Christmas Dinner Guide

Guest of a Guest 2013 Christmas Dinner Guide

featuring our restaurant,

Gemma

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Happy Holidays

Bill Saylor Exhibition “Liquidy Split” at The Bowery Hotel Basement Annex

The Bowery Hotel is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Bill Saylor entitled, “LIQUIDY SPLIT.” This exhibition, curated by Peter Makebish, presents a series of paintings, whose imagery and iconography rotates around the mythology of the rural American sublime. The emblazoned symbology comprised of images with various troupes of loss and decay, i.e. rattlesnakes, skulls, various crustations and the like, offer a dense and formalized surface for contemporary painting. Saylor’s lineage can be traced back to that of the early beginnings of the American painters of the 21st century. His visceral approach and tactual eye has resounded in numerous exhibitions and bodies of work, most notably within the American context of presentation and venues. Saylor’s roots belong to the space of American abstract expressionism. Aspects of Kline, Pollock, DeKooning and Motherwell are ┬ápresent within these new works, as well as later historical touchstones as Lupertz, Schnabel, and Polke. Although at once engaging in the immediacy of shock and awe, Saylor’s new body of work pivots and swerves into unknown directions and consciousnesses in a remarkably fresh and vital manner. In the current digital age we all live in, paintings such as the ones presented here in ‘LIQUIDY SPLIT’, offer us a unique view into the heart of what it means to be wrestling with the notion of the possibility that an ‘oil on canvas’ can suspend disbelief.

Bill Saylor has been included in various international exhibitions, including Leo Koenig Gallery in New York, Eleni Koroneou Gallery in Athens, Voges & Partner in Frankfurt and Asbaek Gallery in Copenhagen. He holds a BFA from Cal State Long Beach. Bill Saylor lives and works in New York City.

Turtles on Bowery!

Eric Goode is one of New York’s most renowned hoteliers, so it may come as a surprise to some that he is also a dedicated turtle conservationist. Eric established the Turtle Conservancy (and Behler Chelonian Center), a non-profit NGO, in 2005 when he transformed his property in southern California into a tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation center. The center serves as an assurance colony for over 25 species of threatened and endangered species. With two-thirds of the world’s turtles and tortoises threatened with extinction, Eric made it his personal mission to do whatever he could to save the last remaining populations.

Until February 20th, Live Urban Walls will be projecting images of swimming turtles along with thought-provoking messages and images from other non-profit organizations like Charity : Water and Razia Said, at the corner of Bowery and Houston. For more videos, information, and how to submit a tax-deductible donation go to: www.turtleconservancy.org/support.