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Join us for drinks and two incredible solo shows at the opening reception for Roy Nydorf and Michael Dowling at the Waiting Room Gallery.

Roy Nydorf, Intimate Works

Roy Nydorf is an award-winning carver, printmaker, painter and draftsman. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The son of artist parents, he was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. He attended the Art Students League of New York, and State University of New York at Albany; received his Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Brockport; and earned a Master of Fine Arts with honors from Yale University. Roy is a drummer who loves blues and jazz, a year-round organic gardener, and he is painstakingly restoring a mid-19th century farmhouse. He has taught art at Guilford College since 1978.

Michael Dowling, Myths of Realism

Michael Dowling spent much of his early life as a typical kid apart from being an obsessive drawer. It wasn’t until the age of 25, and after several years studying various subjects as well as working in many fields, that Michael started painting. With that late beginning, Dowling dove full in and began studying extensively. At 28, he decided to sell a burgeoning art sales company and moved to Florence, Italy to focus on painting. He has since returned to his native Denver where he lives with his childhood love and three naughty children.Michael is represented in Colorado by K Contemporary, Chicago by Studio 6F, California by Peris Contemporary , Miami by G Rossi Fine Art and Little Rock by M2 Gallery. His work has been featured in the films “the Frame” and “Ink”, and will be the focus artist on the upcoming showtime release “Devils”. Michael has  worked with and shown at the Museum of Contemporary art Denver and Denver Art Museum, and has work in several private and public collections both nationally and throughout Europe.

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