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Schantz Galleries opens an exhibition of cast glass from Sweden by Bertil Vallien

Bertil Vallien, Janus, 2022, 9 x 11.75 x 4.75" Photo: Göran Örtegren.

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.- Bertil Vallien is known for his exploration of dualities—past/future, interior/exterior, light/dark, life/death, hot/cold, soft/hard. In his intricately layered cast glass sculptures, surfaces oscillate between transparent polish and distorting grittiness (another duality) to provide multiple visual avenues of entry. Storytelling is fundamental; it begins with the form and finish of the work but develops within the glass body, characters and symbols hovering in suspended animation. Much of Vallien’s approach to construction and content does indeed reinforce a focus on dichotomy, but the work embodies a complex spectrum of elements that make it not so much a binary experience but a pluralistic story about the world we live in. WAYPOINTS, the title that Bertil Vallien chose for this exhibition at Schantz Galleries, offers insight into messages ... More


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Galería RGR opens a solo exhibition of works by Julio Le Parc   Ernie Barnes and Fred Eversley headline Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction at Hindman   Christie's New York announces The Roger Sant Collection


Julio Le Parc, Continuel Mobile Losange Acier, 2020 Steel, 300 cm Unique. Courtesy Galería RGR.

MEXICO CITY.- Galería RGR, Mexico City, is presenting a solo exhibition of Julio Le Parc (b. Mendoza, Argentina, 1928) from September 22 through November 12, 2022. The exhibition includes new and seminal works across two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, showcasing the artist’s dedication to experimentation and research. It marks Julio Le Parc’s debut in a commercial gallery exhibition in Mexico. Through his work, Le Parc sought the development and exploration of abstract visual languages. In Between Experimentation and Research, curated by Daniel Montero Fayad, five influential series Alchimie (1988 - 2022), Surface-Couleur (1959 - 2022), Continuels-Mobils (1960 - 2022), Lumière (1959 - 2022), and Déplacement (1963 - 2022) are on view. They study Le Parc’s experimentation with light and color relationships across complex canvas compositions and acrylic mobiles. In recent works, such as Alchimie ... More
 

Ernie Barnes, Jr., Untitled (The Stare). Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000.

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman will offer a compelling selection of contemporary American art in its September 28th auction, highlighted by distinguished names who have recently taken the art world by storm. Among the dynamic offering in this month’s Post-War & Contemporary Art auction, works by Ernie Barnes, Fred Eversley and Nathaniel Mary Quinn are those expected to see the most passionate bidding competition. While the artworks themselves can all be considered master works, the stories behind them are equally as compelling. A strong selection of large-scale abstract paintings by Giorgio Cavallon, Gene Davis, Ron Davis, Friedel Dzubas, Suzan Frecon and Paul Jenkins will be featured in a session of nonobjective works. Legendary Chicago Imagists will also be on the roster, with paintings by Roger Brown and Ray Yoshida. Works by Leon Golub, Arnulf Rainer, Andy Warhol and John Wilde will round out the sale.Ernie Barnes’ Untit ... More
 

Paul Gauguin, Pêcheur et baigneurs sur l’Aven. Oil on canvas. Painted in 1888. Estimate: $6,000,000-8,000,000.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s is honored to announce The Roger Sant Collection will be sold during the Fall Marquee Week of sales taking place this November in New York. The collection spans from Post-Impressionism through the Post-War era. It is being sold for charity, with proceeds benefitting The Summit Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to a world where people can thrive and nature can flourish. The collection in total consists of 30 works, with a group highlighting the 20th Century Evening Sale. It is led by two masterworks by Paul Gauguin and Joan Mitchell, painted more than a century apart. Additional works will be sold in the Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sales and the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale. In total, The Roger Sant Collection carries a low estimate of $50 million. Roger Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Virginia-based AES Corporation, ... More



Exhibition at the Belvedere explores the tree in art   Gagosian opens an exhibition of new and recent works by Sarah Sze   A new audience and a long-awaited return: Hilma af Klint and "The Ten Largest" at Moderna Museet


Klemens Brosch, Tree Study on the Danube, 1926 © Belvedere, Vienna.

VIENNA.- The Tree of Knowledge, the Tree of Enlightenment, the Axis of the World: Following these narrative strands, the exhibition GROW is centered around the tree as a subject in art and its relationship to humankind. Director General Stella Rollig: “In the current climate crisis, the tree is perceived more than ever as a companion whose survival or demise has direct, tangible effects, not the least of which are emotional ones. While a tree dying on your own street is painful, the far-off deforestation of the rainforest is downright frightening. This exhibition explores this deep connection between humans and trees.” Throughout the centuries, the tree has been an area of projection for humankind’s relationship to nature and questions about human identity. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere builds a thematic connection from the tree of knowledge between good and evil, to the tree of enlightenment, to the tree as metaphorical axis of the world. Whether as a ... More
 

Sarah Sze, Proportioned to the Groove (next day still dark), 2019. Clay, wood, and archival pigment prints, 9 x 15 x 13 inches. © Sarah Sze. Photo: Sarah Sze Studio.

ATHENS.- Gagosian is presenting new and recent works by Sarah Sze. Opening on September 8, this is her first solo exhibition in Greece and her fourth exhibition with the gallery. Following her presence in Ruins and Fragments at Gagosian Athens earlier this year, this exhibition introduces many additional aspects of Sze’s diverse practice, a spectrum of sculptural propositions and the latest of her oil-and-collage paintings. In employing the full potential of her processes, Sze represents the ephemeral and immaterial in different time scales and durations—from light projections programmed to imply shift and change, to sculptures made of pure paint, fired clay, or stainless steel. Sze gleans from the physical and digital worlds to create art in two and three dimensions of great intricacy and diversity, inviting minute observation while evoking a macroscopic perspective on ... More
 

Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest, Group IV, No 3, Youth (Tempera on paper, mounted on canvas), 1907 © The Hilma af Klint Foundation Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet.

STOCKHOLM.- After a nine-year long wait, visitors to Moderna Museet in Stockholm can once again enjoy the opportunity to see “The Ten Largest” by Hilma af Klint. Painted in 1907, these works are truly monumental in every sense of the word. Many will remember the series from the museum’s celebrated exhibition in 2013, “Hilma af Klint: Abstract pioneer”. Now a new generation of visitors can become acquainted with these enormous paintings. In the exhibition “Hilma af Klint: The Ten Largest” the works are accompanied by a selection of the artist’s watercolours and a series of hand-coloured photographs of the compositions that has never previously been exhibited in its entirety. In the autumn of 1907 the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) began the first painting in the series that would come to be known as “The Ten Largest”. Working on these ten paintings over a period ... More


The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens 'River of Forms: Giuseppe Penone's Drawings'   Miller & Miller announces highlights included in Canadiana & Folk Art Auction   Exhibition highlights the careers of three PDNB artists that passed away within the past nine months


"Vegetal Gaze (Sguardo vegetale)," 1991, by Giuseppe Penone. Pencil and ink on paper, 14 1/2 x 10 9/16 inches (36.8 x 26.8 cm). Gift of the artist in honor of Dina Carrara, 2019. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2020.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- In celebration of an exceptional gift of drawings by one of Italy's leading contemporary artists, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major exhibition examining the poetic vision of Giuseppe Penone, whose artistic production from the late 1960s to the present invites a timely rumination on the relationship between human experience and nature. River of Forms: Giuseppe Penone's Drawings will demonstrate the centrality of drawing in the artist's work through a selection from the important gift and related sculptures. The exhibition will convey Penone's extraordinary range of mark-making techniques and will trace his explorations of drawing as an interface between artist and nature. Visitors arriving at the West Entrance will first encounter Identity, a monumental bronze outdoor sculpture by Penone ... More
 

Circa 1920s ladies’ carved walking stick attributed to Willard MacKenzie (Nova Scotia), with a compressed ball top and two carved painted bathers below (est. CA$4,000-$6,000).

NEW HAMBURG, NY.- A painting by acclaimed Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1980) titled Winter Sleigh Ride, an exquisite mixed media diorama by Adelard Brousseau of Quebec titled Maple Sugar Time (circa 1930), and an acrylic on paper by Canadian Woodland artist Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) titled Ancestral Visitors, are a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions’ online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction Saturday, October 8th. The 346-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, features a fresh to the market offering of Canadiana and folk art representing some of the oldest collections in the county. The backbone of the sale is built on the collection of the Honorable Jim Fleming, the former Canadian broadcaster and member of the House of Commons (1972-1984). Fleming’s search for Canada’s best folk ... More
 

Dressing Room, La Villa Blanc, Albuquerque, 1971 by Jeffrey Silverthorne

DALLAS, TX.- One of the great pleasures of running an art gallery is developing invaluable relationships with the artists. Through time, we learn so much about their lives, their families, politics, desires and philosophy. This exhibition highlights the careers of three PDNB artists that passed away within the past nine months. We pay tribute to the art they created and their everlasting friendship. • Jesse Alexander, 1929 – 2021, b. Santa Barbara, California • Paul Greenberg, 1935 – 2022, b. Kansas City, Missouri • Jeffrey Silverthorne, 1946 – 2022, b. Honolulu, Hawaii We remember Jesse Alexander’s motor sport photographs from the great races in Europe during the 1950's and 60's. He photographed the sexy, fast cars, the handsome drivers speeding dangerously along the winding roads in numerous races including Monte Carlo, Le Mans, and Nürburgring. This was an exceptional era that Jesse witnessed and captured on film. The resulting images are some of the most nota ... More


Colby College announces Lyons Arts Lab   Freeman's Books & Manuscripts Auction kicks off fall season with sale of rare colonial first edition   Ralph Lemon receives The Whitney's 2022 Bucksbaum Award


Multidisciplinary incubator will bring to life student concepts and content.

WATERVILLE, ME.- To continue to build one of the most innovative arts programs at a liberal arts college, Colby announced today that it is establishing the Lyons Arts Lab. With a focus on developing and realizing original student-driven projects, the dynamic new lab is the result of a $5-million endowed gift from Colby Trustee John Lyons ’85, P’22 and Susannah Gray P’22, who currently serves on the Board of Governors at the Colby College Museum of Art. Launching this fall, the Lyons Arts Lab will be a collaborative incubator to create groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work. The lab will serve as a creative think tank augmented by industry professionals with the goal of supporting and bringing to life new ideas, concepts, and content developed by Colby students. It will provide resources, including funding and mentorship, to test, focus, and refine creative projects so they can ultimately be performed for and ... More
 

“We’re thrilled by the successful sale of New Englands First Fruits, and so is the consignor,” says Darren Winston, Head of Freeman’s Books and Manuscripts department

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction inaugurated Freeman’s fall auction season with the remarkable $277,200 sale of New Englands First Fruits (Lot 11). The extremely rare first edition on early colonial New England includes the first printed account of Harvard University—and garnered considerable interest in Wednesday’s auction, with competitive bidding driving the sale price more than nine times above its pre-sale high estimate of $30,000. “We’re thrilled by the successful sale of New Englands First Fruits, and so is the consignor,” says Darren Winston, Head of Freeman’s Books and Manuscripts department. “This is the first copy to be offered at auction in over 20 years, and today’s result confirms the market demand for this material, setting a new world auction record for the title.” A ... More
 

Ralph Lemon, Untitled, 2021. Oil and acrylic on paper, 26 × 40 in. (66.1 × 101.6 cm). Image courtesy the artist.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that Ralph Lemon is the recipient of the 2022 Bucksbaum Award. Lemon was chosen from the sixty-three intergenerational artists and collectives working across disciplines and media in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept. An interdisciplinary artist, who works primarily in performance, Ralph Lemon has made drawings throughout most of his creative life. He has described the purpose of these works, which have been constant and mostly private, as “a mapping akin to an anthropological practice,” involving research and art making in places such as Japan, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire and, for many years, the Mississippi Delta. For the Biennial, he developed a choreography of presentation, exhibiting hundreds of drawings from over or more than twenty-five years in five transient variations that unfolded monthly over the course of the exhibition. ... More




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Ogden Contemporary Arts presents: Ideal Home
OGDEN, UT.- Ogden Contemporary Arts opened with a new exhibition: Ideal Home. The exhibit features distinct bodies of work by multidisciplinary artists Elizabeth Alexander and Kasey Lou Lindley. Together, the artists’ works represent unique processes in paper, collage, and installation art, connecting concepts that reflect on the idealism of home in past and present-day America. Ideal Home brings together female artists who hail from different sides of the country, but whose works draw connections between local and national conversations. “This exhibition not only furthers our organization’s commitment to attracting nationally recognized artists while uplifting local creatives and curators, but also continues our mission to highlight timely and relevant societal topics with an accessibility too often lacking in contemporary art,” stated Venessa Castagnoli, Executive ... More

HistoryMiami Museum announces Natalia Crujeiras as new CEO and Executive Director
MIAMI, FL.- HistoryMiami Museum’s Board of Trustees today announced the selection of Natalia Crujeiras as its new CEO and Executive Director. She is the first female CEO in the museum’s 82-year history. She assumes her leadership role on October 3, 2022. “I am deeply honored to accept the position of executive director of HistoryMiami Museum and feel grateful for this opportunity,” said Ms. Crujeiras. “I firmly believe that museums are critical institutions that connect people to place, where we can build bridges of understanding, celebrate our differences and acknowledge our shared humanity. I want to help make those connections and amplify all voices by eliminating barriers of access, such as affordability and mobility, and increase participation. Together with our board, the museum team and the community, we can democratize ... More

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4: Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates
LONDON.- Jerwood Arts and Photoworks are delighted to announce two major forthcoming commissions by Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates, the awardees of the latest edition of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. The exhibition takes place at the Jerwood Space, from 23 September until 10 December 2022. Heather Agyepong is working on a commission that is deeply personal and universal at the same time. ego death is a project about self-discovery, imperfection, compassion, and radical acceptance. Meanwhile, Joanne Coates is building a body of work, The Lie of the Land, addressing the erasure of contemporary working-class histories and culture in the countryside, particularly interrogating notions of rurality and women, and the perceived stigma associated with them. Now in their fourth edition, the Jerwood/Photoworks ... More

Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber installs Victory Spikes in Munich
BERLIN.- Victory Spikes, created by the Viennese artist collective Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber, addresses the ongoing international discourse regarding historical monuments and the debate over demolishing controversial structures. The installation will be exhibited in Munich until November 20, 2022. Making a case for not effacing the past, Victory Spikes comments on new ways to update a monument’s historical relevance – with the aim to revitalize Munich’s ambivalent Victory Gate (Siegestor). The monument was originally constructed between 1843–1850 as a war memorial dedicated to the Bavarian army, and after the Second World War, it was repurposed as a shrine for peace. In Victory Spikes, the top of the monument is covered with spikes. Although the spikes that are commonly used to repel pigeons are approximately 10 centimeters ... More

Lawrie Shabibi opens an exhibition of works by Nathaniel Rackowe
DUBAI.- Fractured Landscapes is the third solo exhibition by London-based artist Nathaniel Rackowe (b. 1975, UK) to be shown at the gallery. Rackowe’s practice spans public art, installation, sculpture, contemporary dance and painting; investigating form and materiality through his observations of light and the effect its changeability has on our experiences of urban spaces. Whereas in his previous work Rackowe would often use light-emitting sources (embedding neon tubes into his sculptures), here he considers the notion of light (artificial and natural) as upon reflective surfaces, guiding our sensation of space, material and colour. The title of the exhibition is inspired by a passage in Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara, the Artificial Friend protagonist of the novel, understands her environment in moments of intense focus by fracturing the visual ... More

Bisma Hussain's first solo exhibition opens at Over the Influence
HONG KONG.- Over the Influence is presenting It’s Already Tomorrow, Bisma Hussain’s first solo exhibition. Bisma Hussain’s vibrant and arresting paintings offer intimate portraits of domestic life that convey the resilience of the human spirit with extraordinary emotion and immediacy. Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Hussain turned to painting at sixteen to cope with debilitating chronic pain. On a personal and cultural level, her undiagnosed illness was met with confusion, disbelief, and denial. Her art- making practice evolved from a need to transform her anguish, isolation, and frustration into something generative, meaningful, and capable of expressing the inexpressible. By exposing what is otherwise unseen the artist both validates and champions the experiences of those suffering from invisible illnesses. “My paintings show what I ... More

Carol Burnett leading campaign to rename theater for Hal Prince
NEW YORK, NY.- Carol Burnett doesn’t own a Broadway theater. But she does have a long resume, a lot of friends and fans, and an Instagram account. And now she is hoping to use what influence she has to persuade Broadway's bigwigs to rename a theater after the legendary director and producer Hal Prince. Burnett, speaking in a telephone interview, said that last week’s announcement of the impending closing of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which Prince directed and is the longest-running show in Broadway history, prompted her unexpected activism. She said she has come to believe that the Majestic Theater, which has housed “Phantom” for the entire 35 years of its run, should bear Prince’s name. “Hal not only had the longest-running show, but he had 21 Tony Awards, and now that ‘Phantom’ is closing, what a great ... More

Tracey Emin to offer 'Like A Cloud Of Blood (2022)' to raise funds
LONDON.- Christie’s will present Tracey Emin’s Like A Cloud of Blood (2022, estimate: £500,000-700,000): an outstanding, deeply personal painting which is being sold by the artist to benefit her pioneering TKE Studios in Margate. An abbreviation of the artist’s full name, Tracey Karima Emin, this revolutionary studio complex and residency programme intends to foster new generations of talent, and to create a thriving artistic hub in her home town. The painting will be on view in London from 6 to 13 October, ahead of the 20th / 21st Century: Evening Sale, which takes place on 13 October 2022. Having repeatedly referenced her Margate upbringing throughout her oeuvre, Emin has become a passionate cultural advocate for the Kent seaside town since returning in 2017. With 12 subsidised professional artist studios, a rigorous ... More

Silverlens presents the first New York solo gallery shows by artists Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann
NEW YORK, NY.- Silverlens, the established Manila-based gallery known for its robust roster of Asian Diaspora artists, announced the opening of their first New York gallery with inaugural exhibitions by artists Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann. The shows opened on September 8, 2022 in Silverlens’ new space at 505 W 24th Street in Chelsea. The trans-continental expansion from Manila to New York marks the beginning of a new chapter in the gallery’s eighteen-year existence. The expansion is necessitated by the growth of the gallery’s program and the drive to bring a broader representation of Southeast Asian, Asian Pacific, and Diasporic artists into the wider framework of the contemporary art dialogue. The New York gallery plans to activate the space with both gallery-curated and curator-led exhibitions, along with artist talks, panel discussions, ... More

Immersive art experience The Awakening opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art
HONOLULU.- Hawai’i's deep connection to pua—both endemic and imported flowers—will be celebrated in a year-long art installation that will transform two Honolulu Museum of Art galleries into immersive floral experiences starting Sept. 22, 2022. The Awakening marks the debut of renowned British artist Rebecca Louise Law in Hawai’i. Law has garnered international acclaim for her elegant and immersive installations of strung flowers, leaves, shells and other organic materials. The artist says she strives to give each hanging blossom in her massive floral assemblages as much value as a drop of paint, but with one significant difference—the viewer is invited to walk through her “canvases” and lose themselves in her hanging gardens. The installation, on view through Sept. 10, 2023, will reflect the region's unique eco-system and landscape, ... More

Yinka Ilori's creative practice explored for first time at the Design Museum
LONDON.- The first museum display exploring the work of artist and designer Yinka Ilori is now open at the Design Museum in London. It celebrates Ilori’s mix of cultural influences and unpacks the ingredients of a diasporic visual language. The free display coincides with London Design Festival 2022 and will run until June 2023. YINKA ILORI: PARABLES FOR HAPPINESS (15 September 2022 until 25 June 2023) showcases key elements of Ilori’s vibrant aesthetic, which throughout his career have been drawn from a mix of cultures that came together in the north London diaspora community where he grew up. The display highlights some of the most important aspects of Ilori’s work – such as his billboard graphics that promote joy – and places them beside key influences, including Nigerian textiles. These African fabrics of his childhood are the foundation ... More




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On a day like today, American sculptor Louise Nevelson was born
September 23, 1899. Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 - April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in Czarist Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in the early 20th century when she was three years old. Nevelson learned English at school, as she spoke Yiddish at home. In this image: Playwright Edward Albee, center, joins his star, Iree Worth, left, backstage at the Morosco Theater in New York City Thursday, Jan 31, 1980 . After the opening performance of his " The Lady From Dubuque." The two were greeting well -wishers, who included Louise Nevelson, at right.



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