The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 20, 2019


Group exhibition of works inspired by Marsden Hartley opens at Driscoll Babcock Galleries
David Humphrey, Hartley's Lilies, 2014. Acrylic and paper on canvas, 14 x 18 inches. David Humphrey. Courtesy of Driscoll Babcock Galleries.


NEW YORK, NY.- Driscoll Babcock Galleries presents The Earth is All I Know of Wonder: Contemporary Responses to Hartley, a group exhibition of works inspired by Marsden Hartley curated by Jacob Rhodes. Presented concurrently with Art is Long, Life is Short: Marsden Hartley and Charles Kuntz in Aix-en-Provence, the exhibition explores the lasting impact of one of the greatest American Modernist artists.

Seven contemporary artists whose diverse practices all draw inspiration from Hartley’s oeuvre were invited to preview Art is Long, Life is Short and create an original work in response to it. The resultant works by Katherine Bradford, Jennifer Coates, Holly Coulis, Rachael Gorchov, David Humphrey, Danielle Orchard, and Robin F. Williams each respond to different aspects of Hartley’s work – the immense mountainous landscape, the portrait-like still life, the vibrant ruby hues. While Hartley’s work serves as the spark of inspiration, demonstrating the impact and enduring influence of Hartley, the artists have each responded in markedly different ways, thus demonstrating in tandem their own creative originality.

This theme of influence versus originality is likewise explored in Art is Long, Life is Short, which shows the confluence of two artists in Aix-en-Provence, France between 1925 and 1928: Marsden Hartley, who was already an internationally known artist and poet, and Charles “Arlie” Kuntz, a young artist who was just beginning to articulate his own significant signature statement with large-scale expressionistic paintings. Their friendship and collaboration was important to both artists, as was the fact that they were living and working in the native ground of Paul Cezanne. It is the staggering achievement and lasting influence of Cezanne that serendipitously linked the two artists as they each produced inspired bodies of work. In the words of both Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, Cezanne was “the father of us all” and his defining influence not only affected Hartley and Kuntz, but modern and contemporary art as it stands today.

But perhaps an even greater inspiration is an over-arching spirituality Hartley found in the natural world around him. To express this connection between nature, spirituality and intellect he, like Wallace Stevens, chose to represent “not ideas about the thing but the thing itself.” The landscapes and still lifes created by the seven artists in the exhibition similarly search for the magic within the everyday, like Hartley declaring, “I want nothing in the way of artificial heaven – the Earth is all I know of wonder.”






Today's News

January 16, 2015

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features new works from the life estate of Paul Mellon

Rediscovered Shintu painting exhibited in Edinburgh for the first time in fifty years

Christie's to offer exceptional works on paper from the Triton Collection Foundation

Five major works by Claude Monet lead Sotheby's London Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces new acquisition: Watercolours by Ivar Arosenius

Zurich Asia to present rare stamps and philatelic treasures in February Hong Kong sale

Exhibition features revolutionary American art from the era of the Great Depression

New-York Historical Society showcases photographs from the 1965 Civil Rights March

Outstanding medieval stone relief acquired for Somerset after garden find

Metro Pictures in New York opens exhibition of works by artist John Miller

Group exhibition of works inspired by Marsden Hartley opens at Driscoll Babcock Galleries

Bruce Museum to celebrate with special penguin lecture, 3D-printing demonstration

One hundred books famous in children's literature on view at the Grolier Club

Promise of Palm Trees: A group exhibition opens at Breese Little

Art world remains optimistic for 2015 after a bumper year for sales

Berry Campbell announces the representation of Perle Fine in New York

For Palestinian cartoonists, religion is off limits

Kunsthaus Zrich records 300,000 visitors and launches new programme

The relationship between design and art

Autumn Richardson and Richard Skelton's Cumbrian material gathered for exhibition

Ben Brown Fine Arts presents first UK solo exhibition of Kitty Chou's work

Exhibition of Australian artist Ben Quilty's work opens at Pearl Lam Galleries

Elite Decorative Arts owner fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lvy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



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
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com 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
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful