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Released: July 9, 2015

FRESH2015 - the wall/the page/the internet Exhibition Dates: July 8–August 1, 2015 Artist Reception: July 8th, 6:00–8:00pm KLOMPCHING GALLERY is delighted to announce FRESH 2015, the gallery’s annual summer exhibition. The exhibition was opened with an Artist Reception on Wednesday, July 8, 6pm–8pm. FRESH 2015 is co-curated by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, from an international open call for submissions. Five new voices are presented, each presenting distinct bodies of work, but united in bringing the subject of the photograph(y) itself into scrutiny through...

Rendering of the expanded Peabody Essex Museum.

Peabody Essex Museum Reveals Updated Plans for $650 Million Campaign

Released: July 9, 2015

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has announced an updated expansion and facilities plan, an array of infrastructure improvements and new programmatic initiatives as elements of PEM's landmark $650 million Advancement Campaign, one of the largest art museum campaigns in the country. "PEM's Advancement Campaign defines a new model for museum finance, fundraising and operations. The updated plan emphasizes long-term financial stability through substantially increased endowment. By right-sizing facility and infrastructure investments, PEM gains a rare degree of freedom to advance our mis...

20th c.Russian Silver Plate and Enamel

Lark Mason Associates Rings Up High Figures at Recent Online Auction 
of Fine and Decorative Arts

Released: July 9, 2015

Lark Mason Associates achieved outstanding sales in a charged online auction of Fine and Decorative Works of Art that concluded on July 7. Of the 209 lots sold, the top 10 lots approached a third of $1 million total. An impressive Russian Silver and Silver-Plate Fabergé-Style Plique-à-Jour and Enamel Desk Set captured the uppermost price-point. So energetic was the bidding that the buying was lengthened by more than an hour, and 56 bidders eventually drove the grand total for the piece to just under $98,000, including buyer’s premium. Another Russian objet d’art, a Silvered Figural C...

"The View: Past & Present" to feature Peter Campbell and Terry Gardner

Released: July 9, 2015

The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt is proud to present the work of Peter Campbell and Terry Gardner this July in The View: Past & Present. The exhibition features both Colorado based artists’ interpretations of everything from bygone days to the modern West.   “For this exhibition, each artist was asked to document his unique perception of the ever-evolving western landscape,” says Gallery Director Julia Novy. “Terry exemplifies his mantra of being a modern painter of the American West. His historical context and emotion transmit through the colors and tones of his works. A...

Saggar Fired Shard Pots by Irina Okula

Fruitlands Museum presents two new exhibitions, "Irina Okula: Gifts of the Saggar Fire" and "Layers: A Pastel Exhibit by 80 Dusty Fingers"

Released: July 9, 2015

Fruitlands Museum presents two new exhibitions, Layers: A Pastel Exhibit by 80 Dusty Fingers and Irina Okula: Gifts of the Saggar Fire, on view July 12 – September 8, 2015 in the Art Museum.  Layers will showcase the artistry and diversity of pastel paintings created by the eight regional artists that make up the 2015 Fruitlands Artists-in-Residence group, 80 Dusty Fingers.  Gifts of the Saggar Fire will feature the stunning ceramic art of Irina Okula, created using alternative firing techniques.  An opening reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.  Ma...

Postcommodity Stages Installation and Public Engagement on U.S./Mexico Border

Postcommodity Stages Installation and Public Engagement on U.S./Mexico Border

Released: July 8, 2015

Continuing their exploration of contested spaces, the indigenous artist collective Postcommodity will present Repellent Fence, the largest bi­‐national land art installation ever exhibited on the U.S./Mexican border, October 9‐12, 2015 near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico. Repellent Fence is comprised of 26 tethered “scare eye” balloons, ten feet in diameter, floating fifty feet above the desert landscape creating a temporary two‐mile‐long sculpture that intersects the US/Mexico border. This geographic location is the center point of the largest and most densely fortified milit...

“Pets We Love” Exhibit At Gallery 25N In Support of the ASPCA

Released: July 8, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Pets We Love” This Group Exhibit in support of the ASPCA opens July 08, 2015 Gallery25N’s Online Exhibition, New York Exhibit – “Pets We Love”, 07/08/15: Gallery 25N [G25N] is presenting a group exhibition of work relating to pets by eleven contemporary artists. The artists featured in this show are: Dean Buhler Kathryn Hansen Mariah Kaminsky John Keeling Dolores Kiriacon Adrienne Lewis Evelyn McCorristinPeters Joseph Sundwall V.... Vaughan Patti Vincent Cecili Watson In accordance with this ...

Perez Celis, Untitled - Buenos Aires, 1989, Mixed Media on Paper, 31" x 25"

Many Faces of Abstraction

Released: June 19, 2015

July 8 – September 19, 2015 Mario Bencomo, Seymour Boardman, Ilya Bolotowsky, Peter Busa, Perez Celis, Nassos Daphnis, Beauford Delaney , Nathalie Edgar, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Burt Hasen, William Manning, Joseph De Martini,  Andy Moses, Thomas Nonn, Richards Ruben, William Scharf and more.                 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.  ...

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will open The Art of Bill Ogden, the first solo exhibition of artworks by Bill Ogden through August 31, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design Presents First Retrospective Exhibition of Legendary Laguna Beach Artist Bill Ogden

Released: July 7, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will open The Art of Bill Ogden, the first solo exhibition of artworks by Bill Ogden from July 2 to August 31, 2015 at LCAD Gallery at 374 Ocean Ave. Laguna Beach, CA 92651.  The Art of Bill Ogden will feature vivid original paintings, illustrations and drawings from the mid-1970s to the present day. The exhibition coincide with the publication of OGDEN: The Visionary Art of Bill Ogden. OGDEN: The Visionary Art of Bill Ogden celebrates Ogden’s masterful works of art and offers Ogden devotees and new admirers alike a comprehensive overview ...

Liz Hurley at Masterpiece London 2015


Released: July 5, 2015

Masterpiece London 2015, in association with Principal Sponsor Royal Bank of Canada, resulted in strong sales to private collectors and international institutions alike. Held for the sixth year at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, many exhibitors saved their very finest pieces to unveil and sales across all principle categories supported the Fair's ethos of 'cross-collecting'. The fair saw record visitor numbers of 40,000, a significant increase on 2014, and an influx of international collectors, a number of whom stated that they had flown into London to enjoy Master...

Gustav Metzger Liquid Crystal Environment, 1965/2013.  Installation view of Supportive, Musee d’art contemporain, Lyon, 2013 Photo: Blaise Adilon.  Courtesy of MAC Lyon


Released: July 1, 2015

From July 18 to October 25, 2015, Museo Jumex will present the first solo exhibition in Mexico of the work of the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger. The exhibition, titled We Must Become Idealists or Die. Gustav Metzger, features work spanning six decades and explores how the use of texts, symposia, and calls for public participation have been essential to Metzger’s artistic practice. One seminal example of each will be used as the starting point for the exhibition: Metzger’s manifesto Auto-Destructive Art (1959), the Destruction in Art Symposium held in London in 1966, and Th...

"Persona" - A Group Show

Released: June 30, 2015

Persona – A Group Show ON VIEW JULY 19 - AUGUST 30, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JULY 19, SIX TO NINE PM RSVP Required - email, call (619) 696-1416 or via the FB event page “PERSONA" An exhibition of portraits by San Diego artists: a selection of faces and figures, both real and fanciful.   //Nationally recognized installation artist Cathy Breslaw will install a suspended art piece called “Above, Below, and Beyond” in the gallery. //Trunk Show: Erin Fader Jewelry // A chance to r...

Rendering of The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

BAM/PFA’s New Building Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Open January 31, 2016

Released: June 29, 2015

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley campus, the new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will provide improved spaces for exhibitions, film screenings, and public access to BAM/PFA collections.   The new BAM/PFA’s inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life, will explore the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates aspects of life exper...

Crucifixion I, 1969, oil on canvas, 42 x 72

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit Work by Pioneering Feminist Artist Eunice Golden at Art Southampton

Released: June 30, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit early work by pioneering feminist artist Eunice Golden at Art Southampton, July 9-13. The Gallery will feature Crucifixion I and Crucifixion II. In these abstracted sexual landscapes, Golden mixes geology and anatomy to create works of biomorphic lyricism. "No review of pioneering feminist artists  is complete without the inclusion of Eunice Golden," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "Others would include Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Hannah Wilke and Joyce Kozloff."  "Each of these artists would go in her own direction over time, b...

Eric Dyer, Copenhagen Cycles Journey.  Image courtesy of the artist.


Released: June 29, 2015

Artist Eric Dyer’s Copenhagen Cycles Journey, a dizzying bicycle ride through an intricate reconstruction of the Danish capital, will be shown on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.    Copenhagen Cycles Journey features moving images of Copenhagen that swirl across the screen and establish a dizzying pace as the viewer is led through a tour of the city in what feels like a pop-up book co...

Scott Grieger, United States of Anxiety, 33.5" x 46", chalkboard paint on paper, 1995

Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015

Released: June 30, 2015

Two-Part Exhibition Curated by Peter Frank Opens at Temporary Space LA in July   Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the artists and noted critic Peter Frank. The 4,000 square foot exhibition will present works selected from two careers spanning 45 years.    The exhibition will feature a digital overlay accessed via on-site iPads. The digital exhibition includes a timeline showcasing the artists’ finished works and studies juxtaposed against world events and the personal happenings of the artist. T...

This matched pair of modernist, 14k gold wedding bands by celebrated Greenwich Village designer, Sam Kramer, are estimated to realize $1,000 - $2,000 by E.M.  Wallace as part of the Summer Delights auction, with online bidding offered by Invaluable.

E.M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals Partners with Invaluable to Offer Exclusive Online Bidding on the June 28th Summer Delights Auction

Released: June 25, 2015

Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, today announced that it has partnered with E.M. Wallace Auctions & Appraisals, a premier auction house based in Central Florida, to make the June 28th Summer Delights auction available for online bidding exclusively through the Invaluable platform.  The auction is scheduled to take place on June 28, 2015, starting at 12:00pm EDT, and will feature everything from jewelry and coins to French crystal and fine art. Bidders can view the full catalog on and bid online in real-time during the live auction. ...

Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art gives mid-century Modernist masterpiece 21st-century treatment

Released: June 24, 2015

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has unveiled a new online archival collection for Miller House and Garden, one of the nation’s most highly regarded mid-century Modernist residences. Located in Columbus, Ind. and open for scheduled tours, the site is one of two National Historic Landmarks owned by the IMA. The robust digital collection contains 17,699 downloadable images, including architectural drawings, material samples, photographs and administrative documents related to the history of the property. The archive spans more than 50 years, from the initial planning and construction of the...

JIM DOW, Tacos Jessica, East Los Angeles, California, 2009

Jim Dow Brings a Sampling of Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos to Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri

Released: June 23, 2015

Looking for restaurant suggestions? Ask photographer and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, professor JIM DOW, whose systematic and thorough search for vernacular subjects has propelled him to take countless road trips through North and South America. Dow has been documenting Latin American quick food vendors for over ten years. The exhibition Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos, which opens at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave) on July 10th, will present Dow's photographs of American taco trucks, Mexican tacquerias, and Uruguayan carritos together for the fir...

Aristodimos Kaldis, "Pan-Hellenic #2", 1950, oil on canvas, 40 c 60

Lawrence Fine Art to Highlight work by El Anatsui, Aristodimos Kaldis, Albert Paley and Knox Martin at Art Southampton

Released: June 24, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at this year's Art Southampton, running from July 9-13.  Please note the new location: Nova's Ark, just off Scuttlehole Road, in East Hampton. "This is our second appearance at Art Hamptons.  We couldn't be more pleased to be showing among such a fine roster of galleries and presenting to such a discerning and sophisticated audience," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  The gallery will show for the first time new work by acclaimed Ghanian artist El Anatsui. Anatsui is well-known for large scale...

Drunk with Turpentine No.  14, 1979, Oil and Oil Stain on Board, 19x15

Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition

Released: June 22, 2015

June 27 - August 29, 2015 Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famed American artist’s birthday. The exhibition features collages, paintings and works on paper highlighting several of the artist’s hallmark styles and periods, including the Elegies, the Lyric Suites, and the Open Series. Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) is unquestionably one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. In the 1940s, Motherwell became the youngest member of a group of artists known as the Abst...

Verboeckhoven - Hens & Chicks in Farmyard

Fine Art, Jewelry and Ephemera Lead Schwenke Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Released: June 22, 2015

On Sunday June 14th, Schwenke Auctioneers held its anniversary spring fine estates auction with an offering of over 450 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates in Greenwich, New Haven, Bloomfield, West Hartford, Bethel, Litchfield, Woodbury and Southbury CT; Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hastings-on-Hudson, Bedford and New York City NY, featuring property from the estate of Gisbert H. Flanz, noted international constitutional law scholar and author. The auction included Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American coun...

Caitlin Keogh, The Intestine , 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 96 x 72 inches

The Pizzuti Collection Unveils New Acquisitions in Summer Exhibition

Released: June 20, 2015

The Pizzuti Collection is pleased to announce our summer show This Just In: New Acquisitions (July 1 – August 15, 2015), a dynamic exhibition of twelve newly acquired works from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. These stunning paintings, sculptures, videos, and photographs reflect the Pizzuti’s most recent interests as collectors and puts on view their passionate eye for new work by a fascinating mix of emerging and established artists from across the United States, Japan, Israel, and Sweden. The works run the gamut from large-scale abstract painting to dramatic furniture design to...

Corita Kent, the juiciest tomato of all, 1964.  Screenprint.  Collection of Jason Simon, New York.  © Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.  Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

The Harvard Art Museums Present Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Released: June 20, 2015

The Harvard Art Museums has announced the upcoming special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at Harvard before travelling to the San Antonio Museum of Art, where it will be on view February 13 to May 8, 2016. The exhibition is curated by Susan Dackerman, the former Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums (2005–2014) and current consultative curator of prints. Corita Kent was an activist nun who juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbol...

Trevor Bell, Blue Radial, 1985.  Acrylic on canvas.  96 x 140 inches

Trevor Bell: Thrust – Major Exhibition of Renowned British Artist at Waterhouse & Dodd, NYC

Released: June 23, 2015

WATERHOUSE & DODD ANNOUNCES TREVOR BELL’S FORTHCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION Thrust (paintings from 1959 to the present day) 960 Madison Avenue, New York City   Exhibition: June 24 – July 18, 2015 This June, Waterhouse & Dodd brings to New York a major show by one of Britain’s greatest Wost-War abstract artists, Trevor Bell. The large-scale, powerfully executed paintings included in the exhibition demonstrate that the artist's vigour and power as a painter remain undiminished after over 60 years as a practicing artist. Some of these works have never been shown befor...

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