Art Exhibition All About the Color Blue Opens at CUSP NYC Gallery in Sunset Park

Photo by Weston Wittry for CUSP NYC


Has the constant dreary weather got you down? “Blue State of Mind,” an exhibition of painting and photography, knows how you feel.

Opening today at the CUSP NYC gallery in Sunset Park, the show features work that highlights the color blue, from portraits to landscapes to abstract compositions. There will be more than 50 artworks displayed in the show.

“The word blue literally takes on many meanings and connotations, so we wanted to address that with art that reflects this,” said Brian Maloney, a marketing and public relations executive who founded and runs the gallery and its related creative consultancy. The color “reflects both calm reflective moments and intense turmoil.”

Billed as a “salon-style group show,” it incorporates artists such as Brian McCafferty, Matthew Ellis, Kelly Cyd Schnabel, Beatricia Sagar and John Kneapler, among others.

Photo by Weston Wittry for CUSP NYC

Photo by Weston Wittry for CUSP NYC

CUSP NYC moved to Sunset Park from Tribeca in May 2017, taking over the former studio and residence of artist Ross Brodar, who has collaborated with Maloney in the past. The neighborhood “is exploding with an exciting new creative energy,” Maloney said.

The opening reception of “Blue State of Mind” will happen at 6 p.m. at CUSP NYC, located at 264 39th Street in Sunset Park. The exhibition runs through April 27. For more information, click here.

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