NEW YORK, NY.- Forum Gallery
will move to a new, expanded location at 475 Park Avenue in February 2017, Gallery Directors Robert and Cheryl Fishko announced today. The gallery will depart its current location, 730 Fifth Avenue, in December 2016, and will reopen at 475 Park Avenue on February 7, 2017. Forum Gallery will launch its new location with an exhibition of modern and contemporary figurative art. An exhibition of new paintings by the abstract landscape artist, Brian Rutenberg, will follow, from March 23 through May 6, 2017.
Forum Gallery will present two final exhibitions at its current Fifth Avenue location: American Views, now on and continuing through November 5, 2016, and Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, from November 10 to December 17, 2016.
"In an era when so many fine art galleries are working in a purely digital format, Forum Gallery remains committed to maintaining a first-class physical space," said Robert Fishko. "This street-level space on Park Avenue, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is an ideal new home and will bring a wider audience to the gallery's artists than ever before. We are thrilled by the possibilities that this expansion will offer for our already robust exhibition schedule."
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, each of whom is an important part of Forum's program today. The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America. From inception, Forum Gallery's contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery's focus on humanism. Forum Gallery's program includes more than twenty American and European artists and estates, including American artists Steven Assael, William Beckman, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee and Brian Rutenberg; and Spanish masters Cesar Galicia and Guillermo Munoz Vera.
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.