The paintings of a self-taught New York artist of note in the Gallery Space at Wagner.

Ketchum Hill Series No. 1, 2013, by Paul Gruhler.

New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will host an opening reception on November 5 from 6 p.m-8 p.m for Convergences, a new exhibition in the Gallery Space at Wagner of a series of paintings by visual artist Paul Gruhler. The reception is free and open to the public.

RSVP is required: Visit to register. NYU Wagner is located at 295 Lafayette Street (at the corner of Houston Street), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. [Subways: B/D/F/M trains to Broadway/Lafayette, 6 train to Bleecker, or N/R trains to Prince Street.]

Convergences features eleven acrylic-on-linen paintings inspired by the interplay between space, form, geometry, and color; it represents a part of Gruhler’s larger Ketchum Hill Series. The vibrant hues and compositional choices reflect Gruhler’s longtime interest in urban architecture and natural geological features, in particular the mountain ranges of Vermont and the Northeast. His work captures an abstracted dialogue between these two muses, urban architectural and natural landscapes, to culminate in a series of paintings that express controlled tension.

Gruhler is a self-taught artist from New York whose work focuses on studies in modernism and abstraction. Among his mentors and close friends are sculptor Michael Lekakis and painter Harold Weston. Gruhler has shown his work at a plethora of galleries and museums in Mexico, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and throughout the United States. He has also served as a curator for other exhibitions. For more information on him, visit

The NYU Wagner exhibition, curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni and cosponsored by the Student Network Exploring Arts & Culture (SNEAC), will be on view through January 30, with regular viewing hours every Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Sundays). For more information, call 212.998.7400 or email

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