SACI Artists Council members in the news: Audrey Flack and Amalie R. Rothschild

Rock Palaces of NYC: Photography of Amalie R. Rothschild & Bill Green

You can still catch Rock Palaces of NYC: Photography of Amalie R. Rothschild & Bill Green at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo (116 Prince St. 2nd floor,) through June 8, 2015. SACI Artists Council Member, Amalie R. Rothschild, has also exhibited her work at the SACI Gallery (2005, 2009, 2011) .

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Read the ABC7 article, SoHo Exhibit Looks Back Golden Era of Rock and Roll and Rock Palaces in the

Amalie R. Rothschild has a multi-faceted background in Photography, Computer Imaging, Motion Picture and Video Production. From 1968 to 1974 she worked extensively as a free-lance photographer in the music field, her photographs appearing in many publications. From 1969 to 1971 she worked with the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York producing special effects photography, slides, graphics, and films used during performances and was considered the theater’s unofficial house photographer. She was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and photographed many major rock music events including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood 1969 & 1970, The Who’s 1969 U.S. premiere of the rock opera Tommy, the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in November 1969, Bob Dylan’s 1974 tour, and, in England, the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, as well as many anti-war and peace demonstrations in the U.S. in the 1960’s and the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. A monograph, Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir was published in 1999 and had its 5th printing in 2004.

A skilled, award-winning filmmaker, and co-founder of New Day Films, she has been producing and directing documentaries since 1969 with special emphasis on films about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts. She lectures and shows her films often at museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. Her work is seen frequently on covers and in the booklets of compact disc reissues by Sony Music, Electra, Columbia, Grateful Dead Merchandising and other record labels.

A number of galleries in both the U.S. and the U.K. represent her photographs, and a selection of her work is in the group show Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era at the Tate Liverpool, U.K. May-October 2005. She has lived and worked in Italy on and off since 1966, and now, after 20 years in Rome, lives most of the year in Florence.

Audrey Flack teaching at Studio Art Centers International, Florence

Audrey Flack teaching at Studio Art Centers International, Florence

SACI Artists Council member, Audrey Flack, is exhibiting her work at the Hollis Taggart Galleries on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where her show, Audrey Flack: The Abstract Expression Years, extended through June 13. Flack has taught and exhibited her work in the SACI Gallery and has donated work to the SACI Art Collection.

Read the NY Times article, An Artist With Too Many Ideas to Consider Retiring.

A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia. She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Throughout her career, Flack’s work has been featured in numerous traveling museum exhibitions, including “Twenty-two Realists” (1972) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Super Realism” (1975-76) at the Baltimore Museum of Art; “American Painting of the Seventies” (1979) at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Contemporary American Realism” (1981-83) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Toyama Now, 1981″ (1981) at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; and “Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream” (1989) which traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ms. Flack has also held numerous solo exhibitions including at the Roko Gallery, New York; French & Company, New York; and the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, among others.

A major retrospective of her work organized by the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky has traveled to four museums around the country during 1992-93. Numerous books have been published on her work with the most recent being Breaking the Rules by Thalia Gouma Peterson (Abrams Publishing Company in New York). Among her public commissions are a Monumental Gateway to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, consisting of four twenty-foot high bronze figures on granite pedestals, and Islandia, a nine-foot high bronze sculpture for the New York City technical college in Brooklyn New York.

Audrey Flack holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She attended New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts where she studied the history of art. She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Audrey Flack has taught and lectured extensively both nationally, and internationally. She lives and works in New York City and Long Island.

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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