The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 27, 2014


Marlborough Opens Exhibition of Works that Evoke Organic Forms
Steven Charles, "Trpanuon", 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 in., 27.94 x 35.56 cm. Photo: Courtesy Marlborough Gallery.
NEW YORK, NY.- Marlborough presents the group exhibition natural renditions, curated by Diana Campbell and Eric Gleason, will open at Marlborough Chelsea on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. The show is comprised of twenty-two artists who use a number of disparate materials, processes and techniques to create work that evokes organic forms and phenomena.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, a number of significant artistic movements found their primary influence in the sublime elements of the natural world. The forty-five works that comprise this exhibition were created by a new generation of young artists who have found beauty and inspiration in the fundamental structures and occurrences that pervade nature.

In new works created for the exhibition, David Brooks, Valerie Hegarty and Amit Greenberg construct installation-based reliefs using found natural materials and man-made synthetic objects. Brooks, whose tropical forest encased in concrete is currently featured in P.S.1’s “Greater New York 2010”, fuses an uprooted tree to a rusted cast-iron balcony via twine in Balcony with Landscape, 2010. A natural transformation also seemingly occurs before the viewer in Brooklyn-based Hegarty’s Cathedral, 2010, an homage to Pollock’s painting from 1947 of the same name. California-based artist Amit Greenberg’s installation of manipulated branches will be his New York gallery debut, preceding a similar construction that will appear in a forthcoming exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Appropriation and re-contextualization also play significant roles in many works in the exhibition, including a cocoon-like structure created from shoelaces, rope and a basketball hoop by New York artist Suzanne Broughel, entitled Dream Hoop III (Dreamcatcher Series), 2010, as well as in Jina Valentine’s Poisonous Books, 2009, a monumental construction of handmade paper composed of acrylic and pages torn from old books, delicately cut into organic formations. Vlatka Horvat, also currently exhibiting in “Greater New York 2010”, repeatedly photographs the phrase “Here to Stay” written in leaves in drab urban environments. Will Ryman’s Untitled, 2010, combines the totemic construction and intimidating nature of African art with the artist’s own perspective and distinct style. In Polish artist Aleksandra Mir’s series of “space collages”, entitled "The Dream and the Promise", 2008, imagery from religious texts is juxtaposed with garish pictures of spacecraft, creating a contradictory, satirical landscape.

Painted landscapes of a similarly unconventional nature include Iranian-born artist Kamrooz Aram’s monumental "From the Smokeless Flame of Fire", 2009, whose work contains “the exuberant depiction of…the enthusiastic sense of life”, as written in Art in America in March of 2009. Kim Dorland’s "Woods I", 2009, is a rich example of the artist’s gestural style in which thick layers of oil and acrylic function representationally but also suggest a state of decomposition. Ahmed Alsoudani, whose work can currently be seen in the acclaimed exhibition "Until Now: Collecting the New at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts", will debut two new paintings that typify the artist’s dense figurative abstractions.

The exhibition will also include work by Jose Alvarez, Steven Charles, Diana Cooper, Ben Degen, Adam Helms, Kent Henricksen, Nir Hod, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen, Shane McAdams, Sean McCarthy, Kon Trubkovich, Phoebe Washburn and Rob Wynne.

Diana Campbell is an independent curator and advisor and has most recently held positions at Sotheby’s and the Neue Galerie, New York, NY. Eric Gleason has been with Marlborough Gallery since 2004 and is a Director at Marlborough Chelsea.

Marlborough | Diana Campbell | Eric Gleason | Organic Forms |




Today's News

June 3, 2010

Jeff Koons Unveils and Signs His Psychedelic BMW Art Car at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Artists with African Roots Exhibit at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Getty Museum Puts Monumental Red-Figure Krater on View

Painting by Corot Purchased by Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva

MoMA Announces Exhibition of Abstract Expressionist Works

Marlborough Opens Exhibition of Works that Evoke Organic Forms

Nassau County Museum of Art Examines the Romantic Fascination of the Sea

Previously Unseen U2, Beatles, and Rolling Stones Photographs Up for Sale

Allegra LaViola Gallery Opens Show with Sculptural Works Attached to the Wall

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Opens First Solo Exhibition by Samuel T. Adams

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery Showcases a Wide-Ranging Body of Work

Rare 215 Year-Old Gold $10 Eagle Brings $117,000 at Inaugural Auction

Friedman Benda Presents Work by Post-War and Emerging Artists

7th Annual Edinburgh Art Festival Programme Unveiled

Guggenheim Study Reveals Importance of Education in Development of Problem-Solving Skills and Creativity

Author Lynn Cullen Changes Book on Finding Portrait

Tiffany Studios, Contemporary Glass, and Diego Giacometti Work Highlights Bonhams' 20th Century Sale

Remains of Mexican Independence Heroes Undergo Analyses

Facing the Artist: Portraits by John Jonas Gruen Opens at the Whitney

Chicago Tribune Begins Digitizing and Selling Archive Photographs

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Marlborough Gallery presents an exhibition by Red Grooms on the theme of New York

Eighteen new paintings in oil and mixed media by Vincent Desiderio exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea

Recent Paintings by Contemporary Scottish Painter Stephen Conroy at Marlborough Gallery

Recent Paintings by Contemporary Scottish Painter Stephen Conroy at Marlborough Gallery

North Sea Paintings by Distinguished Artist John Virtue on View at Marlborough Fine Art

New Work by Renowned Sculptor and Glass Artist Dale Chihuly at Marlborough

Marlborough Fine Art Holds First Ever UK Exhibition of Picasso's Women in Print

Exhibition of Monumental Sculpture by Colombian Artist Fernando Botero at Marlborough

Renowned Polish Sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz Exhibits at Marlborough

Marlborough Offers First Comprehensive Overview of Women in Picasso's Prints 1905-1968



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site