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The Art of The Sea, co-curated by art professional Nicole Ianniello and Quin Arts curator D.K. Johnston, dives into the theme of water and its movement. The exhibit in the lobby of the Quin Hotel, open to the public 24 hours a day, runs September 20-November 8, 2018 with an opening reception September 20 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

In The Art of The Sea, featured artists Dan Balilty, Michael Dweck, Michael DiDonna, Delphine Diallo, Adam Guy, Anne Menke, and Ruvan Wijesooriya all explore water as their central element and evoke the ebbs, flows, and often raw power of water through their works. 

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The Exhibition

Date: March 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Lorem Ipsum

Location: Quin Hotel (lobby), 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, New York

With a collection of works representing a range of mediums, including a 13-screen video installation by Dan Balilty, the curators hold a balance in the exhibit akin to the necessary equilibrium of water both in the body and in natural environments.

“The idea came about because I’ve always been obsessed with water and its movement,” Ianniello said. “Some of these photographers and artists I had relationships with already, a few I was able to find through social media.” Never underestimate the power of social media in 2018 after all.

“Art is a great medium for this because it speaks to everyone. Anyone can take something from a piece of art.”
— Lorem Ipsum

“Water and the ocean are so healing for me,” said Ianniello, an Art Business Master’s student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, for whom this was her first exhibit. “I chose to curate an exhibit exploring this theme to bring those revitalizing qualities to life through visual art.”

The curators have also partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to raise awareness through the exhibit about the impacts of global warming on the world’s oceans, including rising sea levels and an urgent need for coastal communities to adapt to a changing climate.

The exhibit is easily accessible in the heart of Manhattan at the Quin Hotel, surrounded by some of the oldest galleries in New York City. Learn more about Quin Arts and previous exhibits.

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