New York Studio School students come from all over the world and settle in many different places after they complete their studies in the school’s historic 8th Street building. Last year, an exhibition organized by the West Coast chapter of the NYSS, held in San Francisco, showcased the varied approaches of alumni resident in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. This year, thanks to the generosity of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, and Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, “Coast to Coast,” an expanded version of this idea celebrates the achievements of NYSS alumni living on the West Coast or from there, but living elsewhere. Their work embraces an impressive range of conceptions, materials, and possibilities. What unites all of the exhibited artists is their attention to the physical expressiveness of their work, no matter what their chosen medium, and their sensitivity to space, whether invented or responsive to perception. And they are all ambitious, in the best sense of the word, striving to make the best work they are capable of.