Prince Street Gallery

Prince Street Gallery

Why does Chelsea excite me? Why does the gallery scene in this upscale but ever so yuppy, artsy yet classic neighborhood enthrall me? It comes back to my nostalgic personality. In 2005  I graduated from SVA, School of Visual Arts- The city's top ranked art school located in many campuses in Chelsea and Gramercy Park. It was during those years that I found my niche, perfected my craft and skill, and most importantly, learnt about the current art scene in NYC. Each week, one or more of our professors (or as we called them - instructors) assigned us to visit various galleries ranging from 21st street to 27th street mostly near 10th and 11th avenues. Later, in my last year, during a summer residency program, I visited these galleries alongside (and with great explanations from) Tobi Kahn, a wonderful painter and instructor who I'll always be grateful to. So perhaps it's an homage to my college years, but something tells me that Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart. Over the last twenty years I have visited the "Chelsea Galleries" on many occasions and the streets and surrounding architecture have become the subject of so many of my works. It's quite ironic that the painting accepted into this show is titled "Chelsea Hustle." It depicts the Flatiron district which has a special place in my heart as well.... While I have exhibited my work in Tribeca, Brooklyn, Long Island and the Upper East Side, it's Chelsea that causes strong feelings of enthusiasm for me! Thanks Prince Street Gallery for this moment!

 

August 03, 2022 — Rachel Haas
Architecture Past and Present

Architecture Past and Present

In 2008, the Edmund J Safra Synagogue welcomed Peshi's paintings into their elegant space. The artist was once again offered a solo show. The artist herself named the exhibition Architecture Past and Present. While Peshi displayed many modern and abstract paintings of Judaic and secular content, it was her Kristallnacht series which gained much attention. Many of those works had sold that night and in the months that followed. It was at that juncture in her artistic journey that Peshi realized she would need to travel more and explore her heritage in order to make more meaningful art.
July 06, 2020 — Peshi Haas
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Urban Synagogues

Urban Synagogues

In 2006 at the young age of twenty five, fresh out of Art School, Peshi had her first solo show in Synagogue for the Arts in Tribeca, N.Y. The venue was a well respected Gallery whose shows were always listed in Gallery Guide, the city's primary art publication of what and when would be exhibiting. The show was named "Urban Synagogues" by the curator Maralyn Sontag who accepted almost thirty works of art into the showcase. The paintings and cahrcoal drawings were all of synagogues from around the globe. many of which Peshi had not visited but rather researched prior to painting them. The show was well attended and almost all the art sold out on opening night. It gave the artist great encouragement to proceed forward with her art career and exhibitions.
July 06, 2020 — Peshi Haas
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The Jewish Art Salon

The Jewish Art Salon

The Jewish Art Salon is an artist group that I have been apart of since my days as an art student. Founded and run by renowned artist Yonah Verwer, its members are sophisticated contributors to the Jewish art world. When Yonah, its president and Toby Kahn, an extraordinary and famed, abstract New York-based painter (who was also my Professor at SVA) introduced a Juried Art Show
 in conjunction with Beth Torah in Brooklyn, NY, I jumped at the opportunity to participate. Many months later, one of my Kristallnacht paintings titled "Aftermath" was accepted into the show. I have always enjoyed the many artist talks hosted by the Jewish Art Salon and the multitude of  personalities I have come in contact with at its many meetings and artists talks.
July 06, 2020 — Peshi Haas
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