Davenport and Shapiro Fine Art will present new works by acclaimed New York School artist Harriette Joffe at the upcoming AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries at Boston's Cyclorama from March 15-18, 2002.
Joffe is a last living link to the first generation of Abstract Expressionist painters and a noted artist in her own right. "We are delighted to present her new Riversong series," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "Harriette remains at the center of the continuing dialogue between form and abstraction in the art world."
Joffe’s career spans the post-World War II Abstract Expressionist movement to the present. She was embraced by the first generation of AbEx painters as a student, friend and colleague and has exhibited with many of them. She has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, showing alongside artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Eric Fischel, Linda Benglis, April Gornick, Larry Rivers, and Jackie Windsor. She was nominated to the National Academy.
Joffe was a student of and friend of De Kooning and his influence is evident, especially in the way that form seems to move in and out of abstraction in Joffe's work. However, Joffe takes this in a sensuous direction, leaving behind the misogony and even anger evident in so many first generation artists' works.
In addition to new works by Joffe, Davenport and Shapiro will offer works by up-and-comer Eddie Rehm, whose work radiates an intense, masculine virility, or, as he terms it, "belligerance."
Finally, the gallery plans to exhibit ceramic works by Brother Thomas Bezanson, whose work can be found in more than 80 museums, and an early modernist masterpiece by painter Rolph Scarlett.
The AD20/21 weekend show and sale takes place Friday, March 16 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 17 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 18 from 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free and includes admission to all special programs, lectures and panel discussions at the fair. Valet and discount parking available. The show café is catered by Jules Catering. Details at www.AD2021.com.