Steven Zevitas Gallery is pleased to present YOU HAD ME AT HELLO: New American Paintings 2022 Review. The exhibition will run through May 15, 2022.

You Had Me at Hello: New American Paintings 2022 Review, brings together eighteen artists who have been featured in New American Paintings over the past twelve months. Hailing from throughout the United States, each of the included artists brings a unique aesthetic viewpoint and offers a differentiated lens towards what it means to be a painter today.

In recent years, a new generation of artists have embraced the figure in painting. While all of the featured works are representational in form, there is an extraordinary range of technique and subject matter on view. This group of artists is fluent in art history and chooses to recognize and enliven it with new ways of making. In the exhibition, we see artists addressing the potency of formative memories, the nature of the gaze, records of fleeting instances, studies of intimacy (between figures and also between objects and spaces), wistful longings, buoyant musings and precious feelings.

The exhibited works display a full range of human emotion — and how these emotions can collide and briefly overlap — all equal in weight and consequence. Individual pieces intersect in a dynamic grouping: table-scapes converge, gazes meet, and pointed fingers lead us into the ether.

See the full artist list and captions here: