Michael Netter: CRYPTOGRAPHICS on view through July 29
ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the Gallery District, hosted on opening reception for the exhibition of Michael Netter’s paintings, video art and assemblages from the 1970s to the present. A self-taught artist and a protégé of Andy Warhol, Michael was fully immersed in the dynamic art world of New York City in the early 1970s working continuously for more than 40 years.
Michael Netter, Casey Bergen
From a family of Hollywood moviemakers, Netter at the age of 22 in 1970 was drawn to the Sony Portopak, the world’s first portable video system. At this point he was introduced to Andy Warhol by his good friend and fellow Georgetown alumnus and Interview Magazine editor, Bob Colacello. Michael shot 200 videos of Factory superstars and celebrities including Dennis Hopper and fashion designer Halston. Encouraged by Andy, Netter continuing to paint while building a successful corporate consulting practice over the next three decades developing logo designs, branding strategies, and product innovations for Verizon, United Artists, Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, Kraft, Chase Bank, American Express and other companies.
For Netter, painting has always been about self-fulfillment and the act of creation keeping the purity of his experience by remaining private with his art. The work now on exhibition at ACA Galleries showcases a raw talent long overdue for recognition. Rarely has such a body of work been hidden from the public for so long.
Susan & John von-Brachel
Eliza & Hannah Netter
Jen Devour, Nina Fraas, Janie Fine
Lynne Gilson, Joel Schuman
Victoria Hopper, Mikaela Lamarche
Jaeq Dowling, Vaughn Bergen, Sherman Lakha