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Jay SamitSeptember 30 – October 18, 2020


RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY is pleased to announce the U.S. representation of the artist Jay Samit (b. 1961) and to present his inaugural New York solo exhibition, America Disrupted featuring a series of watercolors painted during the COVID-19 quarantine. At once a record of the artist’s emotional response to our current era, it is also a time Jay Samit found himself conflicted about his nation’s history. Part therapeutic, part social commentary, Samit’s palette reveals the fissures in American society further exposed by this unsettling period.

Jay Samit began painting this past March to cope with the sudden isolation prompted by the forced confinement measures. He used this time indoors to paint one watercolor a day in a manner and style that perfectly convey the disquieting feeling that all found themselves in facing a radical change in their daily routines. Harboring a Hopperesque appeal, his paintings are deeply evocative, sharing an uncanny charm that conspicuously communicates the disruption that defines our time.

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Based in Los Angeles, Jay Samit is an American artist and bestselling author. The former Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte Consulting, Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, been a Nasdaq company CEO, and has held senior management roles...

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