Piece description from the artist
The Puck building on Houston Street near Little Italy is a wonderful old building in SoHo. When I was a child, my friend's father worked there when the building was used as a printing factory. Years later I attended the wedding of a good friend who where we celebrated in the elegant ballroom. Today it is a multi-use building in a busy part of town. I liked seeing all of the shutters on the side of the building, opened at different angles. Made for an abstracted view of this older structure.
Sharon Florin has been an oil painter of the urban landscape for over 40 years and has been described as an “urban documentarian”. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for her as she endeavors to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. Street scenes, architectural details and reflections on buildings cloaked in glass facades are her specialty. Florin’s work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone.
Sharon Florin’s work has been exhibited since 1980 in solo exhibitions and in numerous group shows and she has created many commissioned paintings of specific sites and buildings. Her work has received awards from The National Association of Women Artists, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Allied Artists of America and the Butler Institute of American Art among others.