New York, NY – Our recent series of online exhibitions featured new bodies of work by William Beckman, Alan Magee and Alyssa Monks. Now is your opportunity to view selected works from these online presentations in a new exhibition at Forum Gallery, In Person: William Beckman | Alan Magee | Alyssa Monks. Opening the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 27th, the exhibition will present 19 paintings and monotypes and remains on view through Saturday, January 9th, 2021.
William Beckman’s compelling figurative paintings and self-portraits, expansive landscapes, and farm scenes reflect his Midwestern roots, his personal life, and his six decades creating Art. Our In Person exhibition will feature a wry self-portrait and five new landscape paintings from small scale to the impressive, panoramic, Montana, which at 104 inches wide is a sweeping vista, exemplary of the theme of the working farm that Beckman has returned to throughout his career.
Feeling acutely the anxiety of our current times, Alan Magee has revisited subjects he has long explored in a new visual language that is a poignant metaphoric insight for today’s world. Our online exhibition, Alan Magee: Witness introduced nine captivating paintings of helmets, armor and weaponry that art scholar and author Eleanor Heartney describes as “works of mourning... (at) a moment in our life and in our time where there is great sadness.” For the exhibition In Person, we will present three examples of Magee’s helmet paintings alongside three monotypes, haunting works that speak to the human experience in troubled times.
Alyssa Monks recently completed seven new paintings created entirely during the Covid-19 quarantine in New York City. "We have all been 'planting ourselves' wherever we are and staying put,” Monks remarks. The new, small scale paintings, with their intense but distorted color, portray the inner psychological experience of isolation for these female subjects as they interact with the "natural" world as it gets less and less certain or safe. In Person will offer you the opportunity to view all seven paintings together.
Preview the exhibition: In Person: William Beckman | Alan Magee | Alyssa Monks
Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit https://www.forumgallery.com/exhibitions/in-person to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on November 27, 2020 and will be on view through January 9, 2021. A full color catalogue is available from the gallery.
Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Forum Gallery will not host an opening reception. We will be pleased to greet you during our public hours, and will provide hand sanitizer and face coverings to ensure the safety of all our staff and visitors.
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About Forum Gallery
Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery was a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1962. From inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism. Forum Gallery’s program expanded in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, in addition to these artists, Forum Gallery represents more than twenty American and European artists and estates, including the Spanish masters Cesar Galicia and Guillermo Munoz Vera. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Tula Telfair, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee and Brian Rutenberg. Forum Gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs throughout the United States. The gallery exhibited at the inaugural edition of The Art Show (ADAA – Park Avenue Armory) and has since participated twenty times. An early exhibitor at the Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier, Forum now exhibits at ExpoChicago annually. In 2000, Forum Gallery mounted an Odd Nerdrum exhibition at the FIAC in Paris, and today the gallery exhibits regularly at fairs in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Seattle and Chicago. A service business focused on customer satisfaction, Forum Gallery looks forward to every opportunity to assist collectors, experienced and new.