An exhibition of 52 paintings by New York City artist Ed Adler

The Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 19th floor

The Gallery of the Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

May 2nd through May 30th

Reception Tuesday, May 10th, 6 to 8 PM


Ed Adler, whose studio is a short walk from the Municipal Building and

looks out on the Brooklyn Bridge, has been painting and exhibiting in

the city, around the country, and in France and Canada, since he

received a Ph.D. in Art from NYU, where he remained as a professor.

His work has often been seen in the University's Broadway and

Washington Square Windows and he has had recent solo exhibits at

the Denver Art Museum and The Whistler Museum. His work has been

shown in MOMA, The Smithsonian, The LA County Museum, The Santa

Monica Museum of Art, and at UMass and Denver Universities. He is

the author of Departed Angels: Jack Kerouac, the Lost Paintings, has

lectured on art and the Beat generation throughout the world and has

been a professor of art at the Sorbonne.


The City Hall exhibition focuses on his paintings of the last decade

and the work explores the relationship between antiquity and fantasy.

The Freedonia series draws its iconography from location shots in the

1937 Marx Brothers movie "Duck Soup". Another series "The View from

Plato's Cave" references the well-known myth in its shadows and

Renaissance inspired landscapes. "Mountain Madrigals" and

"Mediterranean Blues" celebrate the artistís obsession with

mountaineering -- he is a member of the Explorers Club -- and his

love of the south of France.


A broad spectrum of Adler's work can be seen at

and on Facebook. Studio visits are encouraged.