The New York Academy of Art is pleased to present “Call of the Wild”, a special exhibition at the 2016 Art Southampton art fair, co-curated by Academy Board Member Brooke Shields and Academy President David Kratz. “Call of the Wild” will be on view from July 7 -11 at the Nova’s Ark Project. The Academy will celebrate with special reception on Friday, July 8, 5–7pm.
“Call of the Wild” presents over thirty paintings, prints and sculptures by alumni from the New York Academy of Art, themed around the animal kingdom and the natural world. As the nation’s premier school for training in contemporary figurative and representational art, the Academy has a long tradition of portraying animals in artworks, and even partners with local animal sanctuaries to offer drawing classes with live animal models at the school. Everything from kangaroos and alligators to monkeys and owls have appeared in Academy classrooms as the subjects of drawing sessions. “Call of the Wild” represents a diverse range of artistic styles and fauna, from highly stylized whale paintings to meditative portraits of cows.