Thursday, January 27, 2011

Eva Deutsch Costabel Interviewed by Tara Kyle on DNAinfo

Check out the interview at DNAinfo

Eva Deutsch Costabel at Gallery 307: Exhibition Opening January 20th 2011

Opening of Eva Deutsch Costabel's retrospective exhibition “Paintings: 1950- 2010” was held on January 20th in the Gallery 307 and will be on view until February 17th. It was a very well attended opening in spite of the threat of the snow storm. It was a very happy event for me.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eva Deutsch Costabel at Advanced Style

Meeting artist Eva Deutsch Costabel was truly an amazing and inspiring experience. She has lived and worked in New York for 57 years, after surviving the Holocaust and fleeing for her life for several years. She arrived in New York in 1949 and worked under artist Franz Kline. During this time she created deeply personal abstract paintings informed by her emotional journey.

Eva told me, " Living in New York you must be educated. I don't have many prejudices, but Boring I can't stand." She considers herself a colorist choosing to eat and dress in the colors that fill her wonderful works of art. My short visit with her could not do her story justice. For more on Eva's amazing journey check out her website and blog.

Eva Deutsch Costabel: Paintings and Drawings 1950-2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20th, 6-8pm
Show runs: January 20th-February 17th, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

Gallery 307
307 7th Avenue, Suite 1401, NYC 10001 (between 27th & 28th Streets)

“Paintings: 1950- 2010” will feature the art of 86-year-old artist, Eva Deutsch Costabel. Ms. Costabel, a Holocaust survivor, fled her native Zagreb in 1941 during the Nazi occupation. After her internment at an Italian concentration camp in Croatia, she joined with the Yugoslav resistance as an army nurse and staff artist for resistance publications. Her art training continued after the war in Rome at the Academy of Fine Arts and later at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has called New York her home since 1949. The solo show at Gallery 307 will exhibit Ms. Costabel’s paintings and drawings from the early 1950s through 2010. Her style flows between realist, semi-abstract and abstract, with her striking use of color being the standard throughout her work.