Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Janet Mait, "Marigold," acrylic on canvas, 2014, 50 x 48

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase Modern and Contemporary Masters at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Released: January 19, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase a strong roster of mid-century and contemporary masters across genres at the upcoming Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Valentine's Day Weekend, February 12-15. The fair is part of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. The gallery will exhibit an early work by Abstract Expressionist painter Cleve Gray and a series of "very Motherwell" collages circa 1950 by Rolph Scarlett. The collages have never been seen before. Also on tap are works by Pop artist Marjorie Strider, work by acclaimed contemporary sculptor Albert Paley, a "stunning" triptych by Etsuko Ichikawa, wh...

Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words Photographs by Jennifer Bermon

Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words Photographs by Jennifer Bermon

Released: January 15, 2015

dnj is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of "Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words." Photographs by Jennifer Bermon, writing by several women. Jennifer Bermon presents her photographs of several different women, and the writings of these women describing, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in the pictures. In the United States, we grow up feeling as if our bodies are manifestations of our inner selves, and perhaps because of the power of such beliefs we offer these sometime negative comments about ourselves. "These were intelligent, strong, beautiful wome...

Shells, Cabinet of Curiosities, Pen and Ink by Robert Buratti

Marion Harris to Exhibit New Artists, Cabinet of Curiosities at METRO show

Released: January 15, 2015

Art and objects can span centuries and geography ranging in purpose from profit or pleasure to posterity. Some transcend all categories. At METRO, Jan. 22-25 at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion, in addition to a selection of unusual collector items that represent a cabinet of curiosities, Marion Harris is introducing two artists, one from Australia and one from Scotland, whose works are both classic and curious. Robert Buratti    Australian Robert Buratti’s is making his New York debut at METRO with intricate pen and ink drawings in the Renaissance style. A scholar of eas...

Peach Vase on Pedestal, 2014, Collection of the Artist

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Ceramicist Cliff Lee, “My Work, My Love, My Passion” on Thursday, February 12

Released: January 15, 2015

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY CERAMICIST CLIFF LEE, “MY WORK, MY LOVE, MY PASSION” ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Thursday, February 12, featuring ceramicist Cliff Lee speaking at 6 pm. Dr. Lee is an artist who presents himself with problems and revels in the discovery of their solutions - devising new (usually laborious) techniques and developing proprietary glazes. In “My Work, My Love, My Passion” Dr. Lee will provide insight into his creative process. The talk takes place during the pr...

Raul Diaz, El Lago


Released: January 14, 2015

January 17 - February 28, 2015  Jerald Melberg Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings, works on paper and sculpture by one Argentina’s most respected artists, Raul Diaz. Internationally known and exhibited, Diaz has been represented by the Gallery for over 15 years. Although he studied architecture, Diaz could not avoid the overwhelming call within himself to be a painter. Self-taught as such, he is well known in South America and is rapidly gaining recognition in Europe and the United States for his compelling, dream-like paintings and sculpture. Diaz was honored wi...

after John James Audubon (1785-1851), Snowy Owl, hand-colored engraving, 38 ¾ by 25 ⅞ inches, ($60/90,000)

Copley’s Winter Sale Returns to Charleston on February 12, 2015

Released: January 14, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is pleased to announce its upcoming Winter Sale 2015, which will be held on February 12th at the American Theater in Charleston, South Carolina. Copley will return with a dynamic offering of over 560 items including American paintings, drawings, prints, folk art, bird decoys, and antique bamboo fly rods and reels. A preview of the lots will be available on Wednesday, February 11th from 5-7 PM and again on Thursday, February 12th from 8:00-10:00 AM. The auction will begin at 10 AM, and online bidding will be offered through Bidsquare and Invaluab...

art on paper Launching March 5 - 8 on Pier 26 in NYC

Released: January 13, 2015

For Immediate Release                       Media Contact Kelly Freeman, Communications 212.518.6912 - -  art on paper launches in March of 2015 -   Pier 26, New York City ********* March 5 - 8, 2015 Brooklyn, New York - January 12, 2015 - Art Market Productions is pleased to announce art on paper, an art fair from the producers of Miami Project, launching in March, 2015 on Manhattan’s vibrant Tribeca waterfr...

"Street Dog," by Federico Uribe, 2014


Released: January 13, 2015

Whether it’s a single artist or a thematic booth, visitors to the 4th edition of Metro Curates, opening on January 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion,will cast their collective eye on a veritable treasure trove of the unusual and unexpected. Here is a sampling of some of the spectacular highlights that make this four-day fair a must-see for art lovers of all persuasions:   WHERE: Adelson Galleries, Boston (Booth 216) MUST-SEE: Street Dog by Federico Uribe, 2014 WHY: Demonstrating Uribe's mastery in his preferred unconventional medium of colored pencils, this vibrant sculptur...

Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo

Golden Globe Winner Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo to Host LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on 1/14

Released: January 13, 2015

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® named opening night beneficiary of the 2015 LA Art Show Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo to Host Benefit The LA Art Show is pleased to announce its selection of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as benefiting charity of its opening night premiere party,  8-11 p.m.,  Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center,  1201 S. Figueroa St. A Patron Reception will begin at 7 p.m., and the LA Art Show will be open to the public in the same location from Jan. 15-18. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo wil...

Carie Moyer, Four Dreams in an Open Room, 2013.  Courtesy of the artist and CANADA LLC.

The Rose at Brandeis Reconsiders Modern Art in Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Released: January 12, 2015

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, a groundbreaking exhibition that reconsiders the history of modern art and its renewed meaning for contemporary artists, February 11 – June 7, 2015, in the Foster Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, February 10. Pretty Raw takes the work of the artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) as the point of departure for an alternative version of modernist art over the past 50 years, a story usually written as a series of male masters. In this new history, decoratio...

Sean Scully, Wall of Light Peru, 2000, oil on linen, 110 x 132 in., Gift of Mary and Jim Patton, © 2014 Sean Scully

North Carolina Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Works of Art from Private Collection

Released: January 11, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a major gift of works of modern and contemporary art from the private collection of Jim and Mary Patton. Amassed over a lifetime, the Pattons’ collection includes seminal works by masters of mid- to late-20th-century American art: Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn, Jackie Ferrara, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, David Park, George Rickey, Sean Scully, Frank Stella, and many others. The gift includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings,and photographs. On December 10 the NCMA’s Bo...

Hugh Arnold, Secreto Velado, 2014, Archival c-type metallic print, 40x60in.  © Hugh Arnold, courtesy Mead Carney Fine Art

First Solo Exhibition of Hugh Arnold in London Opens at Mead Carney

Released: January 8, 2015

Agua Nacida, ‘water born’, presents a truly unique collection of hauntingly beautiful large-scale nudes, shot underwater on location in Fiji and Gozo by the internationally acclaimed photographer Hugh Arnold. Agua Nacida at Mead Carney Fine Art, the first London exhibition by photographer Hugh Arnold, offers an evocative exploration of nature, beauty and sexuality interpreted through an ambitious and highly accomplished series of underwater nudes. Overcoming the considerable technical difficulties of photographing underwater, Arnold’s models Polina&nb...

Cover to Online Catalogue

Powers & Lowenfels Presents: BIRDS BURL BRANCHES & BARK at Metro Curates

Released: January 11, 2015

BIRDS BURL BRANCHES & BARK presents the divergent and overlapping interests and aesthetics of Steven S. Powers and Joshua Lowenfels around the loose premise of flora and flying fauna. Powers’ aesthetic flirts with the traditional, however walks the line of the unexpected and unorthodox, while Lowenfels is well established in the unpredictable, incidental and surprisingly sublime. Though each presents their own interpretation of the theme—incidental Venn diagram-like overlaps occur. For example, Powers offers a carved granite mother bird with covey by African-...

Damien Hirst's Limited Edition Cathedral Collection Jewelry Makes California Debut at LA Art Show

Released: January 12, 2015

The LA Art Show, taking place January 14 - 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, will showcase limited edition jewelry pieces designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst and Californian jewelers HOORSENBUHS. The Cathedral Collection combines HOORSENBUHS signature tri-link design with Hirst’s iconic ‘pharmaceutical religion’, which follows from Hirst’s previous jewelry collections in its use of medical symbology. The collection consists of two pieces; a Pill Ring and Pill Rosary with each item limited to a 25 piece run. Made of golden Valium, Vicodin & Viagra pills, ...

Pinckney Marcius-Simons American, 1865-1909, The Child Canova Modeling a Lion out of Butter, ca.  1885.  Oil on canvas.  Canvas: 23 3/4 x 29 inches

Chrysler Museum Acquires Five New Artworks Through Donor Event

Released: January 7, 2015

Five new accessions to include 19th-century genre painting, Renaissance sculpture, early photographs of Paris, contemporary glass, and large-scale painting by Kehinde Wiley. Members of the Chrysler’s Mowbray Arch Society have added not just one, but five new works to the Museum collection. This Museum membership group features more than 300 patrons dedicated to supporting the Chrysler while learning about its permanent collection and promoting its growth. Each December, Society Members gather to hear the Museum’s curators and director present works of art they seek to add to the Ch...

An Iznick black-and-white jar with “Tombak” (gilded copper), 2014

A Cavalcade of Ceramics & Glass in All Shapes and Sizes

Released: January 8, 2015

When the 16th edition of The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair (Jan. 21-25) opens its doors at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, visitors will be treated to an eye-grabbing array of ceramics and glass, from traditional to avant-garde, offered by an international roster of galleries and private dealers as well as by the artists themselves. The only fair of its kind in the United States, this five-day event has become a mandatory stop for collectors, curators and designers who cherish everything having to do with ceramics and glass. Here is a guide to of some of the fair’s d...

Ann Purcell (Represented), AM-RM 1976, Acrylic on canvas Ann Purcell, AM-RM, 1976, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.  (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Ann Purcell | Paintings from the 1970s

Released: January 8, 2015

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of Ann Purcell: Paintings from the 1970s. The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM. A nationally known artist whose work is represented in museums across the United States, Ann Purcell creates abstract paintings, collages, and works on paper in which she explores tensions of paradox, ambiguity, duality, and contradiction.  Using an active process related to dance—an important form to her when she was growing up—Purcell brings feeling and movement into her work, drawing the viewer into an emotiona...

Lot 1005, Wendell Castle, Music stand, Scottsville, NY, 1965, $18,000 – 24,000.

Rago Modern Design Auction Sets Up (Temporary) Shop at Museum of Art and Design

Released: January 7, 2015

The Modern Design auctions held by Rago are must-sees for designers, collectors and dealers.  While all prospective buyers are invited for a full preview at the auction house, highlights from the February sale are on view on the 7th floor of the Museum of Art and Design at 2 Columbus Circle on Friday, January 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  No admission is required. Rago’s Modern Design Auction takes place on Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 at 11 a.m. in Lambertville, NJ (midway between Philadelphia and NYC).  Bid online, by phone, absentee, in room. Previews begin...

Molly Larkey, That was also, 2014, acrylic and mix media on burlap and panel, 24 x 18 in

MOLLY LARKEY: The Not Yet (or the Dictionary of Insubordinate Geometry)

Released: January 6, 2015

"From the invention of letters the machinations of the human heart began to operate; falsity and error daily increased; litigation and prisons had their beginnings, as also specious and artful language, which causes so much confusion in the world." Henry Noel Humphreys, The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing, 1853, here quoted from Johanna Drucker, The Alphabetic Labyrinth, 1995 "The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now's totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there... queerness is essentially about the rejection ...

Abigail Goldman, Quick Dip, 2014, Dieorama, mixed media, 9 x 12 x 8 in

Abigail Goldman: Oh So Sorry

Released: December 7, 2014

SCARSDALE, NEW YORK ART GALLERY PRESENTS, ABIGAIL GOLDMAN: Oh So Sorry  December 12 – January 24, 2015 Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present ABIGAIL GOLDMAN: Oh So Sorry, Las Vegas artist Abigail Goldman’s first solo exhibition in New York, from December 12 through January 24, 2015. The exhibition will consist of fifteen dieoramas, created in the past year.  Previews and private showings are by appointment only.  Abigail Goldman creates meticulous, disarming sculptures, befittingly dubbed, dieoramas—gruesomely detailed, miniature scenes of mayhem and murder...

Heinz Mack, Licht-Relief, 1958.

ZERO IN ASPEN Exhibition Focuses on Experimental German Artists' Group

Released: December 29, 2014

“The exclusiveness of a completely nonrepresentational, dynamic pictorial structure, light years apart from nature, will be redeemed in a pure emotion. It will unveil a new reality, whose secret beauty we now only suspect.”- Heinz Mack, “The New Dynamic Structure”, in: ZERO 1, Düsseldorf, 1958. RambleOnProjects in collaboration with Gallery 1949 presents the exhibition ZERO IN ASPEN, December 23, 2014 - January 30, 2015, which highlights works bythe experimental German artists’ group Zero (1957-66) and the larger pool of international artists that shared their concerns. ZERO I...

Cavalier Galleries- Harry Benson Andy & Bianca, The Factory, New York, 1977


Released: December 9, 2014

Renowned fine art, antique and jewelry exhibitors to showcase prominent collections in one of the most enviable resort destinations in the world   The Palm Beach Show Group, recognized as the nation's leading producer of premiere jewelry, art and antique shows, announces the annual return of the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show to the Naples Exhibition Center located near Downtown Naples, Florida. The show will feature world-class collections from an esteemed list of internationally acclaimed exhibitors. Guests will have access to the world’s most beautiful and coveted treas...


Released: December 9, 2014

PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW TO RETURN FOR ITS 12TH ANNUAL EDITION AT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER FEBRUARY 13-17, 2015   The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show rolls out the white carpet for guests in search of rare and beautiful treasures.   WHAT:              PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will celebrate its 12th Year as a hallmark to the community wh...

George Ohr, $700-900.

Everything Goes at Rago's Unreserved Auction, January 10 and 11 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20th C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles with No Reserves

Released: December 23, 2014

Rago Auctions is holding a 1350+ lot Unreserved Auction over two days, Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 2015 starting at 10 a.m. The highest bid for each lot in an unreserved auction is the selling price, no matter what the estimated value, and everything must sell. On Saturday, look for 580 lots of Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by George Ohr, Grueby and Van Briggle, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture and decorative arts, art glass, artwork by Chagall, Dali and Picasso. On Sunday, 574 lots of 20th c. contemporary and...

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde presents Nice Drawings

Nice Drawings at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

Released: December 22, 2014

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde felt there was no need to staple a clever title onto this show of 11 artists, because Nice Drawings came about via a simple request for some of the gallery’s friends and collaborators to send over a new drawing: Nesa Azadikhah Niyaz Azadikhah Abdelkader Benchamma Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh Nargess Hashemi Mohammed Kazem Jessica Mein Farshid Maleki Hesam Rahmanian Haleh Redjaian The responses were neither conventional or necessarily ‘nice’ drawings: Pencil-like lines areformed in an unthreaded rice bag; bikinied ...

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