FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fountain House Gallery Presents "SEEN: Portraits of Fountain House Artists by Photographer Carmel Fromson" at Church of the Heavenly Rest Undercroft Gallery
On view: January 15 – February 19, 2023
Reception: January 17, 6-8pm
New York City – Fountain House Gallery, which represents artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming exhibition SEEN: Portraits of Fountain House Artists by Photographer Carmel Fromson at the Church of the Heavenly Rest Undercroft Gallery, located at 1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th Street on Manhattan's Museum Mile. The show will be on view from January 15 through February 19, 2023. A Reception with the artists, to be held on January 17 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, will feature remarks by the Rev. Matt Heyd of Heavenly Rest, Fountain House CEO Ken Zimmerman, and photographer Carmel Fromson. Undercroft Gallery hours are: Monday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 212-289-3400 to confirm access to the gallery.
Carmel Fromson has been photographing great works of art – paintings, sculpture, silver, glass and jewelry – for 30 years. Her professional background encompasses 19 years as staff photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, two years as staff photographer at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and project photographer at the Corcoran Gallery. Fromson is Chair of the Fountain House Gallery Advisory Board, a Fountain House Council member and former Board member. She is the 2022 recipient of the Esther Montanez Leadership Award, established in memory of Fountain House Gallery's Founding Director. Fromson is also a longtime member of Heavenly Rest.
Each of the nearly 60 Fountain House Gallery artists featured in the show has selected a representative piece of their artwork to complement the portrait. The portraits were shot during several sessions held over the past year.
TBD: Selected Fountain House Gallery artists will participate in a virtual panel discussion, followed by a brief Q&A. The artists will discuss their work and art practice. Please visit the Fountain House Gallery website for date and details.
About Fountain House Gallery
Fountain House Gallery and Studio supports the careers, creative visions, and recovery of artists living with serious mental illness. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators, and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.
About Arts at Heavenly Rest
The mission for Arts at Heavenly Rest is to shine as a community where artistic creativity of many forms is valued as a spiritual practice and a force for reconciliation. Situated on Museum Mile on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, we aim to nurture artists, deepen our shared experience of their work, and invite the greater community to explore our shared humanity through art.
This exhibit is part of Heavenly Rest's ongoing commitment to addressing mental health needs in our city. Thanks to Judi Allen and the mental health working group for spearheading these efforts.
Church of the Heavenly Rest
1085 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10128