Painting in the Now

A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY


A.I.R. Gallery invites you to a conversation with artist members Jane Swavely, Joan Snitzer, and Susan Bee, moderated by artist and critic Mira Dayal, on the occasion of Jane Swavely's solo exhibition Jinx. Join us Saturday, December 15th at 4pm in the gallery. This is the final weekend of the exhibition, which closes on December 16th at 6pm. 

Jane Swavely is a painter and has been a member at A.I.R. since 2011. She was previously represented by CDS Gallery. Her paintings simultaneously point to the history of the medium while maintaining a firm conversation in the now. Her current exhibition of new paintings is her fourth solo show at the gallery.

Joan Snitzer is a New York member of A.I.R. Gallery. She has been affiliated with the gallery since the 1970’s, employed as A.I.R.’s first director. Her paintings express a poetic and colorful relationship between our histories and current visual surroundings. She examines traditions of abstraction while offering a painted atmosphere to contemplate the natural and fabricated world. 

Susan Bee is an artist, editor, and book artist. She has had eight solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery. Bee has been a member of the gallery since 1996. She is a painter of scenes and screens. In her landscapes, still lifes, and figurative paintings, expressionist and symbolic intensity run riot, with striking pop imagery, linear gestures, and layered painterly textures. 

Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of The Journal of Art Criticism, co-curator of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, curatorial fellow at SOHO20 and CUE Art Foundation, and assistant editor at Artforum. Dayal’s studio work has focused on the routines and materialities of language and the body.