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Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), ALL THINGS BIG AND SMALL, 2016.  Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas; 70 x 57.25 in.  Collection of Lisa and Stuart Ginsberg.  Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California.  Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Denver Art Museum to Debut First Major Exhibition Featuring Native American Indian Contemporary Artist Jeffrey Gibson

Released: April 19, 2018

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first major museum exhibition, showcasing his acclaimed multi-disciplinary work from 2011 to the present. On view May 13–Aug. 12, 2018, Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer will feature about 65 objects comprising large and mid-sized figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of his illustrious Everlast beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, as well as videos. Organized by the DAM and curated by John Lukavic, curator of Native Arts, the exhibition will chronicle a pivotal m...


6th Quarterly International Open Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Fuson Art Announces the Winners of the 6th Quarterly International Open Art Exhibition

Released: April 19, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its 6th Quarterly International “Open” Online Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art. For this open (no theme) exhibition, the gallery invited both 2D and 3D submissions artists, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. All artists, over the age of 18, were encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. The Bes...


Kathryn Hart; The Search Detail, Diptych, 56x96x4 inches

Kathryn Hart: SEARCHING

Released: April 20, 2018

The School of Visual Arts CE (SVA) presents Searching, a solo show by artist Kathryn Hart.  The exhibition will be on view from May 2-30, 2018 in the Project Spaces CE locations at 209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor, and 380 2nd Ave, 8th floor.  This is Hart’s first solo show at the SVA.  In this exhibition, Hart explores the web of emotions confronted in the search to begin anew, and the burden of choice.  She continues her dialogue with evolving identity and the hope for new beginnings amidst a maze of emotional conflict, pain, and self-doubt. Hart offers, “after life leaves us tumbled up...


Jenna Rose Simon, Security,Colored Pencil on Paper, 12'' x 9''

Seeking Strength: Recent Drawings by Jenna Rose Simon

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Jenna Rose Simon in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Artist Jenna Rose Simon uses graphite on paper to create evocative and emotionally layered self-portraits. As a result of her sexual assault as a child, the artist has battled chronic anorexia, the psychological...


Becky Sungja Kim,Winter Song,Oil on Linen, 30'' x 30''

Lucid Dreaming: Recent Paintings by Becky Sungja Kim

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Becky Sungja Kim in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Becky Sungja Kim paints dream-like landscapes in a restrained, tonal palette, simplifying forms to create colorful abstractions of the natural world. Her scenes depict lucid dreams and childhood memories with co...


Margit Enggaard Poulsen, Marsh Sheep, Fanoe, Acrylic on Canvas, 39.5'' x 49.5''

Radiant Light: Margit Enggaard Poulsen

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Margit Enggaard Poulsen in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Born in Fanø, Denmark and working in Lucca, Tuscany, Margit Enggaard Poulsen combines the coast and countryside in her pastoral scenes. Using broad, energetic strokes of acrylic paint to channel the textu...


Maribel Matthews, Lilies, Oil on Canvas, 46'' x 36''

Maribel Matthews: The Joy of Life

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Maribel Matthews in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Maribel Matthews’ illustrious oeuvre harmoniously captures the joy within the world that surrounds her. Working in predominantly oil on canvas, Matthews’ paintings capture a variety of themes, including but not ...


Nancy Holleran,Dog Paparazzi, Watercolor & Gouche on Arches, 12'' x 18''

Nancy Holleran: The Voyage of Remembrance

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nancy Holleran in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Rather than painting from life, Nancy Holleran uses photos her father took during his boyhood in 1920’s Santa Clara Valley as her source material. Layered over the nostalgia of discovering youthful photos taken by...


Lizzy Forrester,Band Stand in the Park, Oil on Canvas, 18'' x 15''

Lizzy Forrester Finds Nature’s Balance

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Lizzy Forrester in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Oil painter Lizzy Forrester creates timeless, poetic landscapes that capture the enduring energy and innate beauty of nature. For Forrester, the act of painting is akin to composing classical music; it is the emo...


Abigail Custis,One Hour, One Day, One Week,Acrylic on Canvas, 26'' x 14''

Abigail Custis: Joyful Abstraction

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Abigail Custis in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Adventurous and relentlessly curious, Abigail Custis fills her canvases with as much visual information as possible. Custis is an abstract painter who plays with all the physical possibilities of acrylic paint. Th...


Maria Beykirch, Bosco Biati, Gouache on Paper, 47.5'' x 39.5''

Maria Beykirch: Oppositions and Contrasts

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Maria Beykirch in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist German artist Maria Beykirch creates bold gouache abstractions on paper, layering pigments with collaged materials to create vivid compositions. Drawing from nature, personal stories, and music, the artist’s paint...


Jerry Anderson, Cave Energies, Acrylic on Canvas, 40'' x 30''

Jerry Anderson: Nature, Humanity, and the Divine

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Jerry Anderson in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist American artist Jerry Anderson’s harmonious paintings explore the relationship between nature, the body, and the metaphysical world. Working in predominantly acrylic on canvas, Anderson applies highly saturated, b...


Wallace, Cranes in Blue, Photographic Print on Fine Art Paper, 16'' x 20''

Wallace: Modernity and Ritual

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Wallace in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Focusing on subjects like ritualistic dancing, handwritten letters, and watery landscapes stippled with boats, Wallace often recontextualizes vintage photographs to elaborate on how hist...


Lorella, Abstract Flower (2), Photographic Print on Metal, 30'' x 22.5''

Lorella: Fragile Radiance

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Lorella in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In her underwater photographs, artist Lorella seeks to reveal beauty in unexpected places. Lorella submerges richly hued wildflowers in pigmented liquids, transforming the inherent prett...


Shifra Levyathan, The One Who Went Away, Photograph on Fine Art Paper, 16''x 26''

Shifra: Digitally Reimagining Architecture

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Shifra Levyathan in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Shifra’s direct experiences of the landscapes of towns and cities are but a starting point for photographs that come to be altered via digital technology. Beginning with her dig...


Linda Harding, Horticultural Maze, Photograph on Fine Art Paper, 16'' x 24''

Linda Harding: Surreality in the Everyday

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Linda Harding in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The photographic methods used by Linda Harding juxtapose anthropomorphic forms against hauntingly desolate landscapes. Influenced by the avant-garde provocations of the Surrealists...


Stacey Dolen,Transcending Planar Space 1, Digital Print on Aluminum, 16'' x 15''

Stacey Dolen: Life Force

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Stacey Dolen in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In her digital works printed on aluminum, artist Stacey Dolen mines her personal history with physical trauma and transformative healing to create layered compositions that draw fro...


Paul Christener, In Search of Silence, Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper, 16'' x 24''

Paul Christener: At the Edge of the World

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Paul Christener in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Swiss artist Paul Christener’s hazy landscape photographs capture the atmospheric conditions that occur at the edge of daylight. Traveling to untouched, remote locations only acc...


Sam Barrow, Night Watch #3, Photograph on Fine Art Paper, 39.5'' x 17.5''

Sam Barrow: Illusory Worlds

Released: April 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Sam Barrow in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Self-taught photographer Sam Barrow photographs the landscapes of his native New Zealand, capturing highly charged and richly detailed scenes. Rather than documenting the countryside,...


Sandra Muss, "Permutations," mixed media, 2016.

Sandra Muss Exhibiting in OpenArtCode Florence at Basilica of San Lorenzo

Released: April 17, 2018

Sandra Muss is one of fifty international artists who will be exhibiting in OpenArtCode Florence in the Salone di Donatello of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, from April 19 to May 8, 2018. This site has a rich history, forming part of the Opera Medicea Laurenziana complex, which features extraordinary work by artists such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Michelangelo. By bringing a collection of painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and installations into this space, curator Vito Abba initiates a dialogue between the Renaissance and contemporary art, connecting works created half a cen...


Diana Al-Hadid’s new installation Delirious Matter in Madison Square Park - opening on May 14 - is the artist's first commissioned outdoor public art installation.

Syrian-born Artist Diana Al-Hadid's Delirious Matter Comes to Madison Square Park this Summer

Released: April 17, 2018

Madison Square Park Conservancy has announced its thirty-sixth exhibition, Delirious Matter by artist Diana Al-Hadid. Six new sculptures will be installed across Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn, peripheral lawns, and northern reflecting pool. Delirious Matter is the artist’s first major public art project. It will be on view from May 14, 2018- September 3, 2018. In spring 2018, artist Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981, lives and works in Brooklyn) will create newly commissioned sculptures in Madison Square Park. Two wall works will be combined with rows of hedges to...


Frank Romero, The Closing of Whittier Boulevard.

Bridges in Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico

Released: April 17, 2018

Celebrating the cultural commonalities that Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles and Mexicans share, the unique AltaMed Art Collection exhibit aims to break down walls between two countries in an era of political tension In a landmark cultural exchange, the renowned Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG) in Mexico City and Los Angeles-based AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest federally qualified community health center (FQCH), will collaborate to present “Bridges in Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico,” a multigenerational selection of works by Chicano and Lati...


Casterline I Goodman Gallery, Robert Indiana, Aspen LOVE.

Art New York Returns for its Fourth Edition with 95 International Galleries Offering Iconic Contemporary, Modern, Post-War and Pop Works

Released: April 17, 2018

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 for its fourth edition on Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6, 2018 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture. The highly anticipated 2018 edition will see more than 95 international galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists, including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talen...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


The Met's Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace Opens April 17

Released: April 12, 2018

Artist Huma Bhabha (born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace will be on view from April 17 through October 28, 2018 (weather permitting). The title of the installation, We Come in Peace, has its origins in the classic American science-fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), a tale of first contact between humans and aliens. The installation's two sculptures—the 12-foot-tall five-headed intersex figure We Come in Peace, and...


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