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“RAGS IN THE SANDS OF TIME” The Evolving Rag Series

Released: April 15, 2016

The opening of a new show this season at Desert Art Collection in Palm Desert, Californis introduced the Art Public to Bernard Stanley Hoyes's Rag series. In contex that has the earth, the dirt, the grains of Sands combined with the textures of the Rags in concert.  Tones of browns and beiges are highlighted to values that relies on the natural realm. THE RAG SERIES Unique Contemporary Graphics by Bernard Stanley Hoyes. Rag impressions reflect ancestral connections to contemporary life. Done in a spontaneous technique. A rag laden with ink is cast onto paper as a fisherman would cast hi...

Light & Shadow International Online Juried Art Competition

Call for Artists - "Light & Shadow" International Online Juried Art Competition

Released: April 15, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Light & Shadow,” its June 2016 international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of light and shadow. The artwork should focus on the dramatic placement and effects of light and shadow over the canvas or through the lens. Whether color or black and white, the light and shadow in the artwork should emphasize the subject matter by giving definition and dimension thus enhancing the vivid placement of lights and darks...

Installation view (detail) of The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.  Photographed by Alex Fradkin, Photo courtesy the artist.

Iconic American Architecture Inspired Cornelia Parker's Dramatic 2016 Roof Garden Commission at The Met, Opening April 19

Released: April 15, 2016

A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture—the classic red barn and the Bates family's sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho—will comprise the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Nearly 30 feet high, The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is fabricated from a deconstructed red barn and seems at first to be a genuine hou...

Paolo Canciani, Apollo Riding a Harley Davidson, Acrilic on Canvas, 28''x 20''

Solitary Spaces and Illumination

Released: April 6, 2016

This spring Agora Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions highlighting new and groundbreaking voices in the fields of painting and photography. Solitary Spaces celebrates the individual dreamer forging ahead, with a collection of widely dissimilar pieces that represent each artist’s imaginary viewpoint. There are surreal portraits, impossible landscapes, and entirely abstract compositions. The eye picks out what is real and what is not – and must come to terms with the fact that it is harder to distinguish more often than not. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography featu...

Ralph E.  Cahoon, Jr.  painting brought $30,000 at Eldred's


Released: April 14, 2016

A rare micro-mosaic panel depicting Castel Sant’ Angelo by Vatican artisan Cesare Roccheggiani sold to a phone bidder for a sale price of $32,400, making it one of the top sellers at Eldred’s annual spring Americana and Paintings auction. The sale, which took place April 8 and 9, included lots from a wide range of collecting areas including early American glass, folk art, firearms, period furniture and more.   Other than the micro-mosaic, most of the sale’s top lots were in the paintings category. Highlights include two works by Ralph E. Cahoon, Jr., one a quintessential scene of sailo...

Jeremiah Quarshie, Yellow is the Colour of Water series, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152 cm, courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957, Accra.

Jeremiah Quarshie: Yellow is the Colour of Water at Gallery 1957, Accra

Released: April 14, 2016

Gallery 1957 presents Yellow is the Colour of Water, a solo exhibition of new works by contemporary figurative painter Jeremiah Quarshie. Quarshie’s intricately detailed portraits are characterised by a unique realism combined with his own distinct visual language. His practice considers the construction of imagery and the boundaries of portraiture. Quarshie’s complex and multi-layered portrayals of beauty queens, businesswomen, and labourers take their narrative from contemporary life in Ghana and emphasise the connections between people otherwise divided by social, economic or geograph...

Untitled in St.  Mary's Cathedral

The Cathedral Collection: A Sculptural Installation by Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin

Released: April 1, 2016

THE CATHEDRAL COLLECTION An installation of works by renowned international glass artists Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin will be exhibited at St. Mary’s Cathedral during the Edinburgh Festival, and curated by Gallery TEN’s Paul Musgrove. Their modern, minimalist aesthetic provides a dramatic juxtaposition against the backdrop of St. Mary’s ornate Gothic architecture. The Cathedral Collection will include new works from their Frames series, mobiles, and large scale boat sculptures, including a nine meter long version recently exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Applie...

Grear Patterson, White/Orange/Blue, paper, 21.3cm x 33.7cm, Courtesy the artist and Marlborough Contemporary, London

Grear Patterson: True Romance at Marlborough Contemporary

Released: April 12, 2016

Marlborough Contemporary in London presents True Romance, a solo exhibition (June 24-July 23, 2016) of new works from the New York-based artist Grear Patterson, which appropriates its title from the cult 1993 film. Patterson’s mixed media works present stylised sunsets, alongside auditory and visual recreations of the Tony Scott directed picture. The exhibition explores pop-culture, imagery and processes of perception, recurrent motifs of the artist’s output. Inspired by the visual vernacular of a sunset as an auspicious moment - simultaneously a romantacised ending and yet a promise o...

Justine Frischmann, “Lambent #93,” 2016.  Oil, acrylic spray enamel over sublimation print on aluminum, 60 x 60 inches.

New Justine Frischmann Paintings at George Lawson Gallery

Released: April 12, 2016

New paintings from Justine Frischmann’s “Lambent” series will be on view at George Lawson Gallery from April 13–May 28, 2016.  An opening reception will be held at the gallery, located at 315 Protrero Avenue, on Saturday, April 16 from 4–6 pm. You can view a video of Frischmann discussing her work here.  Coming fresh on the heels of Frischmann’s solo presentation at the VOLTA NY art fair, the gallery exhibition will reprise some of the work shown in New York along with more recently completed paintings utilizing a diptych format and increasing the scale of her panels. Frischmann exploi...

Vulgaris by Jason Martin

Contemporary and Modern Corporate Collection Soars at Brunk Auctions

Released: April 11, 2016

Over 150 lots of Contemporary and Modern Fine Art, sculptures, and more sold at Brunk Auctions on Thursday, April 7th. The objects offered were part of a Southern Corporate Collection before they were sold by the Asheville-based auction house. Many of the artists whose works were represented in the auction are living, and are active and heavily exhibited across the globe. More than 99% of lots sold, with several exceptional results during the night. The high lot in the auction was an oil on aluminum painting entitled Vulgaris by British artist Jason Martin. Even at the time of the aucti...

JAE YONG KIM “Pop Goes The Donut” installation (detail)

JAE YONG KIM “Pop Goes The Donut” to Open at Lyons Weir Gallery

Released: April 8, 2016

Lyons Wier Gallery presents "Pop Goes the Donut" by Jae Yong Kim, April 14 - May 14, 2016. Akin to Pop artists before him, Jae Yong Kim's work elicits an immediate visceral response. In this case, "DONUTS!" His motif is instantly recognizable and the viewer can't subdue their immediate hankering for these sculptures. Concurrently, a parallel effect also takes hold of the viewer. Similar to being in a donut shop, a synesthesia effect causes each color to render a flavor and a sweet and/or savory dream starts to unfold. As these dreams develop, deeper meanings begin to emerge. Distinguis...

Robert Rauschenberg Ruby Re-Run Spread (1978)

Robert Rauschenberg Spreads + Related Works May 1 - November 30, 2016

Released: April 4, 2016

The exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works is a group of paintings and works on paper chosen to compliment the painting Recital (Spread), 1980 which Philip Johnson purchased that same year. The Spreads series was inspired in part by the Rauschenberg retrospective that was organized by the Smithsonian Institution in celebration of the nation’s bicentennial. It premiered at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. in 1976 and there the artist had a chance to revisit many of his earlier works which he had not seen in years. The Spreads reference the Combines, ...

Alexandra Reilinger, Hidden Dangers, 2016.

Fruitlands Museum opens 102nd Season with 'William Schnute: The Natural World in High Relief' and '2016 Student Art Competition' on April 15

Released: April 6, 2016

(Harvard, Mass.) Fruitlands opens its 102nd Season on Friday, April 15 with two new exhibitions in the Art Museum–The 2016 Student Art Competition and The Natural World in High Relief: Carvings by William Schnute–on view from April 15 to June 19. Both exhibitions celebrate the art, nature and history of Fruitlands, and the creativity of local New England artists. A free opening reception will be held on Friday, April 15, 6-8pm.   Fruitlands Director Wyona Lynch-McWhite commented, “We are thrilled to open our 2016 main season, and to welcome everyone back to Fruitlands this April with tw...

Leonard A.  Lauder

Whitney's New Building Named In Honor of Leonard A. Lauder

Released: April 6, 2016

The inaugural Whitney Collection Award was presented to Leonard A. Lauder, the Museum’s Chairman Emeritus, at a dinner Tuesday night at the Whitney Museum of American Art, honoring Mr. Lauder for more than four decades of unstinting support. The Whitney Collection Award is given in recognition of an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to expanding the Museum’s collection and advancing our nation’s cultural heritage. As the Award was bestowed upon Mr. Lauder, it was announced that the Whitney’s new home in the Meatpacking District is being named the Leonard A. Lauder...

JJ Peet, INTO, 2013.  Courtesy Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Gift of Katherine Kitchen and Paul Kovach.  Courtesy the artist and On Stellar Rays.  Photo credit Lisa Albaugh

JJ PEET Receives 2016 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award

Released: April 6, 2016

(Waltham, MA) – The Rose Art Museum is pleased to announce that JJ PEET is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award. The New York-based PEET is a celebrated ceramicist who works in a range of media, including installation, video, painting, and sculpture. PEET’s multi-faceted residency and exhibitions will take place at pop-up locations across the Brandeis campus, and at the Rose Art Museum’s satellite gallery Rosebud, this April through early June.  Established through the generosity of Ruth Ann Perlmutter and given in recognition of an emerging ...

The unveiling of The Next Rembrandt

A 'New Rembrandt' is Revealed in Amsterdam

Released: April 5, 2016

Can technology and data bring back to life one of the greatest painters of all time? The Next Rembrandt is a new painting created from historical Rembrandt data. On Tuesday morning, The Next Rembrandt was unveiled in Amsterdam: a 3D printed painting, made solely from data of Rembrandt’s body of work. Thus bringing the Master of Light and Shadow back to life to create one more painting. Only this time, data is the painter, and technology the brush.  A portrait of a man in black 17th-century clothing with a white collar and a hat has been unveiled in front of a packed auditorium. The p...

Lucas Samaras, Untitled, July 26, 1961, Pastel on blue construction paper.  The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift from Lucas Samaras and Arne Glimcher.  Photography by Graham S.  Haber, 2015.  © Lucas Samaras, courtesy Pace Gallery.

'Dreams in Dust: The Pastels of Lucas Samaras' Exhibition Opens at the Morgan in May

Released: April 4, 2016

During the first three decades of his long career, American artist Lucas Samaras (b. 1936 in Greece) turned to pastel to produce small, intimate works that explored themes present in his better-known paintings, sculptures, and installations. He was attracted to pastel’s bright colors and shimmering surface, and also to the fact that it was an unfashionable medium in postwar American art. Dreams in Dust: The Pastels of Lucas Samaras, on view beginning May 6, celebrates the gift of fortyeight works to the Morgan from the artist and his dealer Arne Glimcher. Dating to the years 1958-1983, the...

Gordon Parks, Department Store, 1956.  Pigment print.

Art Brussels announces details of Discovery, Rediscovery and Solo sections and its flagship artistic project

Released: April 4, 2016

From April 21 to 24, the 34th edition of Art Brussels will take place in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904, formerly a customs house. This year, the fair has been reduced in size, bringing together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME, DISCOVERY and a new section, REDISCOVERY. There will also be 24 galleries participating in SOLO, a section dedicated to presenting the work of individual artists. The selection of the international committees resulted in 32% newcomers, including Ben Brown Fi...

Catalogue Cover

Powers presents: NEEDLE • KNIFE • TORCH [&] BRUSH

Released: April 3, 2016

Steven S. Powers presents, NEEDLE • KNIFE • TORCH [&] BRUSH, a collection of Outsider, Folk Art and good ol' Americana assembled for exhibition and sale at The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, April 15-17. Featuring the works of Joseph Roth, a schizophrenic patient at the Central Islip Psychiatric Center, NY, 1905. In addition to these exciting works, we have a number of works from the esteemed Marvill collection of American Folk Art. We are also pleased to be bringing contemporary works by Pennsylvania painters, John David Wissler and William Kocher. Powers will present this co...

Fusion Art's "Landscapes” International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opens April 1, 2016

Released: April 1, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its April 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Landscapes.” Opening on April 1st, the “Landscapes” exhibition features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Photography & Digital Art.  The Best in Show winners include Raquel Stokes for her acrylic on canvas, “A Tale of Two Mountains,” and Markelle Palombo for her photograph on fine art fiber rag, “Lassen.” Both Raquel and Markelle are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of March 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to parti...

RedBall Memphis to Take Place April 28 – May 7

Released: March 21, 2016

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is excited to announce that, as part of the museum’s centennial, New York artist Kurt Perschke will bring his world-traveled RedBall Project to Memphis April 28 – May 7. During its performance run in Memphis this fun and provocative installation will be strategically placed in ten different sites in the city, personally selected by Perschke during his visit to Memphis in December 2015. While these sites are currently a secret, they will be revealed next month. “On behalf of the Brooks, I’m proud to announce RedBall Project as our gift, on our hundredth bi...

The former Kraft building

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Development of Innovative Arts Venue

Released: March 30, 2016

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces that it will begin development of an innovative visual art exhibition space, performance venues for music, film, and theatre, and multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program to be housed within a freestanding building in downtown Bentonville. The project will involve adaptive reuse of a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant, located approximately 1.5 miles south of Crystal Bridges, into a vibrant facility engaged in exploring the visual and performing arts. “This facility will further Crystal Bridges’ guiding principle of welcoming all to c...

Installation view, Richard Gorman, Iwano, at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

RICHARD GORMAN Iwano at Kerlin Gallery

Released: March 30, 2016

Kerlin Gallery presents Iwano, an exhibition of new work on Echizen kozo washi paper by Richard Gorman, through May 7. Iwano is titled in recognition of Iwano Heizaburo, a master paper producer with whom Gorman worked closely until Iwano’s death earlier this year. Relying solely on traditional production techniques, the Iwano family has operated its paper factory in Echizen, western Japan, for ten generations. Iwano Heizaburo worked generously with the artist for more than 25 years to help produce his works on Echizen kozo washi paper, now a central – and celebrated – part of Gorman’s pr...


Released: January 10, 2016

 San Diego, CA - January 10, 2016 - The Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) is pleased to announce a new group exhibition, “RESONANCE.” .29 San Diego artists present their non-figurative work in an all-abstracts show. The show runs from Saturday March 19 (opening reception from 6-9pm, RSVP only) through May 8, 2016. Without figurative grounding, vibrations, rhythms and energies in each work emerge. The movement of the painter’s brush stroke comes into focus… paint is pushed or pulled across each canvas differently in every piece. Light through a lens is captured withou...

Han Seok Hyun, Super-Natural

SUPER NATURAL, a colossal crowdsourced installation in Megacities Asia (MFA Boston, Apr 3 - July 17)

Released: March 28, 2016

Han Seok Hyun in Megacities Asia April 3, 2016 – July 17, 2016 MFA Boston, Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31) Spark Art Management is delighted to announce that Seoul-based artist Han Seok Hyun is participating in the upcoming exhibition organized by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from April 3 to July 17, 2016. Titled Megacities Asia, this exhibition presents monumental sculptures and installations by artists from Asian “megacities,” representing the unique urban realities of Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Seoul. Alongside works by notable 11 artists including Ai Weiwe...

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