Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Farideh Lashai, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow, 2012-2013 suite of 80 photo-intaglio prints with projection of animated images 11 3/4 x 9 inches (each) | 75 1/2 x 122 inches (overall size) Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery, New York/Dubai and The Estate of Farideh Lashai

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Showcases Multimedia Masterpiece of Famed Iranian Artist in Farideh Lashai: Only A Shadow

Released: September 16, 2015

On September 16, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow, an exhibition that centers around Farideh Lashai’s renowned 2012-13 multi-media installation, When I Count, There Are Only You…But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow. For this series, Lashai meticulously recreated 80 of the 82 etchings from Francisco Goya’s famous Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) series (1810-20, published posthumously), which articulates the cruelties of warfare as both historically specific and timelessly universal. Five first edition imprints from among the 8...


Released: September 4, 2015

Outdoor Walks and Talks in Scenic Marin Headlands,  Performances, Culinary and Mixology Programs, Artist Studio Tours   Sausalito, CA (September 4, 2015)…Headlands Center for the Arts, located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s historic Fort Barry, organizes a variety of public programs that complement the artists’ residencies and connect visitors to the creative process. Headlands’ artist-renovated Mess Hall, where resident artists enjoy chef-prepared meals, is a key component for many on-site public programs and serves delicious locally sourced, organic meal...

Images: 1 "Standing Man" by Eric Rebane.  4th year at St Petersberg 1949 2.  Eric Rebane "Structure" 1947 2nd year 3.  "Cossac Man" by Vasily Nesterov.  study work of 3d year.  1950

Laguna College of Art and Design with Russian Academy of Arts present Academia

Released: September 11, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) with the Russian Academy of Arts announced Academia, an exhibition of historical and contemporary works from students of both schools. Academia will be on exhibit from October 8th through November 19th, Monday thru Saturday at LCAD’s Main Campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651. The public is welcome to view the exhibition as well as to attend the opening reception with Russian curator and art collector, Ahkemd Salakhly, who will discuss and compare the similarities and differences of these two great schools of drawing and ...

Bunny Harvey, Harmonies of the World, 1990.  Oil on Canvas, 78 x 78 inches.  Courtesy of the artist.

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Celebrates Career of Longtime Art Professor with Bunny Harvey: Four Decades

Released: September 16, 2015

WELLESLEY, Mass. – On September 16, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College will present Bunny Harvey: Four Decades, an exhibition of the work of Bunny Harvey, artist and Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art at Wellesley from 1976-2015. In addition to her well-known landscape paintings, Bunny Harvey: Four Decades will feature works from Harvey’s forty years at the College, during which she has engaged with an array of diverse themes: archaeology and the ancient world; scientific observation and discovery; and the visual response to non-visual sensation in time and space. Throughout her pr...

Forever Marilyn, by American artist, Seward Johnson (b.  1930)

Weschler’s to Offer Life-Size Forever Marilyn Sculpture by Seward Johnson

Released: September 11, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Weschler’s will hold its inaugural 2015-2016 season Capital Collections Estate Auction on Friday, September 18. The 382-lot auction will feature fine art, jewelry, Asian art, furniture, decorative art, and rugs. The sale will kick off at 10am and will feature the life-sized sculpture, Forever Marilyn, by American artist, Seward Johnson (b. 1930). Forever Marilyn, previously housed in Washington, D.C.’s St. Gregory hotel, will be a truly monumental offering of the sale. The statue is a replica of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch and carries a $...

Adam Fuss (British, b.  1961).  "Medusa," from the series "Home and the World," 2010.  Gelatin silver print photogram, edition 3 of 9, 94 1/2 x 56 3/4 in.  Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York.  © Adam Fuss

Third Exhibition in Frist Center Series on the Human Body in Contemporary Art Explores Themes of Loss, Memory, and Spirituality

Released: September 11, 2015

The third in a series of exhibitions about the human body in contemporary art organized by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala, Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art includes provocative artworks that address themes of trauma, loss, and transformation, while considering the possibility of an animating spirit that can exist independently of the body. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings, photography, videos, sculpture and installations by a noteworthy roster of contemporary international artists and will be on view from October 30, 2015, through February 14, 2016. “The a...

Lot 49: EDWARD HENRY POTTHAST, (American, 1857-1927), WADING, oil on board, 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 in., $30,000-50,000


Released: September 15, 2015

Grogan & Company is poised to present a diverse and exciting selection of American fine art in their annual September Auction. A charming Edward Henry Potthast (American, 1857-1927) 11 ¼ x 15 ½ inch oil on board titled Wading is estimated at $30,000-50,000. The work, which will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Potthast, depicts four young girls at the beach, playing at the waters’ edge. Other American fine art highlights include an 11 ¼ x 12 ½ inch John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) watercolor titled Girl with the Ring, estimated at $20,000-40,000. The work, whi...

Mario Bencomo, Release, 2007, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24"

Many Faces of Abstraction

Released: June 19, 2015

                The Anita Shapolsky Gallery keeps exhibiting energetic and vigorous abstract art that captures attention with an arresting play of moods. The interesting works on display once again contribute to the vibrant New York art scene.                 The works featured in this exhibit are paintings and paper works. They are examples of the use of various techniques, materials and artistic ideas. The contrast of the work heightens ...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Gallery List Released for Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Released: September 9, 2015

Art Basel today announced the gallery list for its 2015 edition in Miami Beach, comprising 267 leading international galleries drawn from 32 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. 29 galleries are completely new to the Miami Beach show. The fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3 – December 6, 2015, bringing together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe. As the premier show of the Americas, Art Basel's Miami Beach show presents established and emerg...

Landscape with an Archer, 1991, oil on canvas, Collection of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

Laguna College Of Art And Design Presents David Ligare: Studying

Released: September 9, 2015

Laguna Beach, CA (September 9, 2015) - Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced a new exhibition, David Ligare: Studying. Opening October 1st and running through October 31st at LCAD Gallery, the collection will feature preliminary studies for paintings in the Laguna Art Museum's exhibition, David Ligare: California Classicist.   The opening reception of David Ligare: Studying will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Avenue, during the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk on October 1st.  LCAD Gallery will extend its hours to 9 p.m. on October 1...

Jason Kowalski Tower 6, 34" x 24", Oil on Wood, 2015 LCAD BFA Alumni, 2009 Represented by Sue Greenwood Fine Art, J Willott Gallery, and Groveland Gallery.


Released: August 28, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (August 28, 2015) -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced its 26th Annual Collector's Choice Juried Art Auction and Fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California, 92651. Collector’s Choice is LCAD’s annual fundraising event that showcases the amazing talents of more than a hundred professional artists who continue a legacy of focused and passionate support for arts education. Collector's Choice is chaired by Nelson Coates and co-chaired by Laura Rohl. Tables and individual tickets shoul...

Captiva-Night Shadows, 2015, 8x10

Jerald Melberg Gallery Opens Lee Hall Exhibition

Released: September 9, 2015

September 12 – October 31, 2015   Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present Lee Hall Collages: Captiva and Rome Wall Series.  The exhibition features collages on paper and on canvasboard. Known primarily for her painting, Hall’s two distinct collage series demonstrate variety in the artist’s technique, as well as an ability to capture mood, color and her own emotive response to her environs. She treats her collages as “vocabulary cards” that function as small studies on the essence of the place they represent.   The ROME WALL SERIES collages are verticall...

Andy Taylor, "Wet Spring"

“Out of the West” landscape painting exhibition at Ann Korologos Gallery

Released: September 9, 2015

The Western landscape, in its many dazzling incarnations, is the focus of the exhibition opening September 18 at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, CO. “Out of the West--Landscapes” features the works of five artists, each offering a personal vision inspired by the expansive vistas and intimate details of the land. The show highlights the work of popular landscape artist and Carbondale resident, Andy Taylor. Collectors are drawn to landscape paintings for their ability to connect the viewer with the larger environment. "By distilling the wildness of nature into form, structure and co...

Ju Ming, Tai Chi Series Bronze Sculpture, 1984

Important Ju Ming and Harry Bertoia Sculptures Offered at Clarke

Released: September 8, 2015

Clarke Auction will offer several monumentally important works of fine art, sculpture, and modern design on September 13th. The most anticipated lots in the sale are both bronze sculptures by renowned and important artists of their time. In 20th century design, the featured artwork is an 11 foot high bronze on steel screen sculpture by Harry Bertoia. The Bertoia sculpture was created as one of set of matching double-sided screen panels under the commission of Florence Knoll for the First National Bank of Miami, Florida in 1956. The sculptures are well documented in a number of scholarly...

Catch Up, 2015, 50x60

Jerald Melberg Gallery Opens Susan Grossman Exhibition

Released: September 8, 2015

September 12 – October 31, 2015 Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present Susan Grossman: In Motion, showcasing new work by the artist. The exhibition features drawings on paper in charcoal and pastel. Grossman absorbs our attention irrevocably with her luminous, shimmering drawings, The monochromatic work glows with a cinematic quality through flashes of color that the artist couples with strong compositional and perspectival effects. Grossman most often explores the streets of New York City, camera in hand, to capture her imagery. She works from masses of still photographs,...

Franklin Sirmans, photo (c) 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA

Franklin Sirmans Named Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami

Released: September 6, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today the appointment of Franklin Sirmans as the museum’s director. Sirmans comes to PAMM from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where he has served as department head and curator of contemporary art. He was the Artistic Director of the 2014 Prospect New Orleans biennial exhibition, P3: Notes for Now. As a curator, writer and editor, Sirmans has established himself as one of the leading voices in contemporary art. At LACMA, he curated Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, as well as Fútbol: The Beautiful Game and oversaw major r...

'Facelessness' © Max de Esteban on cover of Photograph Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015.

MAX DE ESTEBAN - On Cover of Photograph Magazine

Released: September 6, 2015

Max de Esteban Featured on the cover of Photograph Magazine Feature Article by Lyle Rexer Extract from 'About The Cover'.   "Like a fault line in the surface of appearances, photo collage opens up in periods of social stress and political obfuscation ... Where earlier 20th-century collage artists like Hannah Höch deliberately let the seams between her images show in order to represent the rawness of colliding elements in a chaotic society, contemporary artists such as Max de Esteban, whose photograph Facelessness is on our cover, often layer images to mimic the experi...

Among the many artists featured, the community can catch a rare glimpse of a sculpture by acclaimed Cuban artist, Jose Bedia.  Bedia’s work is a replica of his public art sculpture titled, “Dueños de las Estrellas” located next to the Intercontinental Hotel at Biscayne Blvd.  in Downtown Miami.

From Jose Bedia to Trek6, 23+ Miami Artists Take the Stage at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show – Labor Day Weekend

Released: September 4, 2015

Beginning at 6pm, today Friday, September 5, 2015, 23+ Miami artists will take center stage as part of the “At Home Art” feature at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. Included in this weekend’s show are live painting demonstrations, a new Urban ArtSpace featuring interactive painting performances and exhibit by popular street artists: Atomik, Abstrk, Trek6, Nicole Salgar, Luis Valle, and Don Rimx; four curated art exhibit spaces; as well as exhibits presented by Viernes Culturales and The Coconut Grove Art Festival and their 2015 Poster Artist, Duaiv. Among the many art...

Wasserman Projects exterior

Wasserman Projects Opens New Space for Arts in Detroit

Released: September 3, 2015

Interdisciplinary arts venue to open its doors in September 2015 in the heart of historic Eastern Market  Wasserman Projects, a new independent, interdisciplinary arts space, will open its doors in Detroit on September 25, 2015, during Detroit Design Week. Located in a renovated firehouse building in the historic Eastern Market district, the space is envisioned as a hub for artistic growth and development, a vibrant gathering place for Detroit’s artistic community, and a destination for the city’s visitors. Wasserman Projects was founded by cultural producer and philanthropis...

Celebrity Interior Designer Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design provides complimentary design seminars throughout Labor Day weekend.  Magon and her team find inspiration in paintings by local artist, Lorie Ofir.  Magon’s room is dedicated to CBS4’s Rudabeh Shahbazi.

South Florida Interior Designers Find Inspiration in Miami Art

Released: September 3, 2015

Anyone staying in town for Labor Day Weekend should not miss the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. The Show’s signature, Designer Vignettes for the Stars, features 5 showcases that highlight Miami’s unique style and pay tribute to South Florida television news personalities. And, for the first time, South Florida interior design firms source work by local artists for inspiration. The Show takes place from Friday, September 4 through to Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   The Honorees who will be presented with their custom room design are: ...


Released: August 24, 2015

Show Wows Collectors of Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry; Receives Accolades and Reports Strong Sales The 35th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show came to a close this past Sunday after four days of impressive sales, drawing robust and enthusiastic crowds of more than 25,000 collectors. The attendees, which included private collectors, art connoisseurs, museum curators, interior designer and non-exhibiting dealers were impressed with the consistent quality and quantity of dealers that presented aisle after aisle of extraordinary fine art, antiques and jewelry. Produced by the ...

Natural Springs, 2015, Shepard Fairey // OBEY GIANT ART

Shepard Fairey to Create Mural, Billboard Near Holland Tunnel to Coincide With NYC Exhibition

Released: September 2, 2015

Mana Contemporary has announced a special long-term installation by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey as the latest addition to its Mana Urban Arts project. Fairey will create artwork for dual sides of a 60-foot-wide billboard atop one of Mana Contemporary’s buildings overlooking the Pulaski Skyway, as well as a large-scale mural covering a 140-foot-wide wall at Mana’s Ice House, a former ice factory located near the Jersey City entrance to the Holland Tunnel. The long-term installation coincides with Fairey’s On Our Hands, opening at Jacob Lewis Gallery on September 17. The...

Two New Printmaking Exhibitions at The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

Released: September 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Collection and James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints     Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Collection and James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints, now on view. Featuring over five dozen exceptional works, these exhibitions highlight the significance of printmaking in 20th-century art, as artists explored the expressive range of traditional processes and developed new techniques. &nbs...

Castlehaven (Dark Skies), 2013

There was an Englishman, an Australian and an Irishman

Released: August 31, 2015

John Kelly: Irish Landscapes Septemeber 16 through October 15, 2015, NYC Exhibition Organized by Spark Assoc. Art Management in association with O’Sullivan Antiques Spark Assoc. Art Management is pleased to present the first U.S. exhibition of works by internationally renowned Australian-Irish artist John Kelly (b. 1965). A noted sculptor, painter and printmaker, John Kelly first garnered international fame for his paintings and large bronze sculptures of cows (inspired by the papier-mâché ruminants William Dobell was allegedly commissioned to make for Australian airfield...

Lot 59.  Henry Francois Farny (American, 1847-1916)

Aspire Auctions Inc. September 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Online Auction

Released: August 31, 2015

Aspire Auctions Inc. is proud to present the current online auction catalog featuring items from the Martha Jackson Gallery as well as rare works from fine estates. Two watercolors by the famous painter & illustrator Henry Francois Farney, lots 59 & 60, are offered with estimates of $100,000.00 - $200,000.00 each, both depicting American Indians. "A Friend in Need" by sculptor Carl Kauba, lot 156, is offered with an estimate of $10,000.00 - $15,000.00. Lot 7. by William Aiken Walker depicting a cabin is estimated $8,000.00 - $12,000.00. Manuf...

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