ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Viridian Artists - December 27th - December 27th <p align="center"><strong>"BEYOND REALITY"</strong></p> <p align="center">January 13- 31, 2015</p> <p align="center">reception Thursday January 15, 6-8pm</p> <p align="center"><strong>Claudia Fainguersch, </strong><strong>JOSHUA GREENBERG</strong>,</p> <p align="center"><strong>ELIZABETH FEATHERSTONE HOFF</strong>, <strong>RENEE KAHN, JEFFREY MELZACK,</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Sarah Riley</strong>, <strong>SHEILA </strong><strong>SMITH, </strong><strong>Meredeth </strong><strong>Turshen</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;Chelsea NY</strong>: Viridian Artists is pleased to present an exhibition of outstanding art by eight artists who are part of Viridian Artists' Affiliate program and whose art explores the worlds "Beyond Reality". All these artists have a personal vision that seeps into their imagery or the absence of imagery &ndash; those shapes beyond suggestions. They share a sense of the reality beyond the everyday of living. Perhaps all true art reflects that. The artists' vision, the reality that each artist owns and attempts to convey for themselves and others, is as real as we let it be.</p> <p>&nbsp; The show extends from January 13 to 31<sup>st</sup> with a reception to meet the artists Thursday January 15<sup>th</sup>, 6-8pm.</p> <p>As <strong>ELIZABETH FEATHERSTONE HOFF</strong> states so aptly, "my work is about life, the life I have lived, thus far, the life I have given birth to, and, the life I have observed.</p> <p>The human condition in all of its' variety is an unending source for new work. It is, for me, the reality beyond the reality.&rdquo;</p> <p>In his &ldquo;<em>Abstract Landscapes&rdquo;</em> <strong>JOSHUA GREENBERG</strong> uses photo-based imagery to create abstract art from landscapes. Greenberg is a natural teacher, and through his art explores photo-based imagery to create landscapes from abstract imagery that he sees in reality- textures, reflections, juxtapositions of color in which he discovers for us &ndash; landscapes of his imagination.&nbsp; Color, texture, and light of initial images, are qualities he sees present in the reflections, shadows, and &ldquo;segmentations&rdquo; of new images. For the artist, &ldquo;rain, snow, hills and trees project a sense of movement and balance as part of emerging abstract art. Clouds, sky, horizon and sunlight add foreground, background and a sense of depth.&rdquo; The artist uses these elements as if they&nbsp; were paint on a palette to be mixed together to create new images.</p> <p>Architecture was <strong>Claudia Fainguersch'</strong>s first choice of media, with perspective, lights and shades, composition, color and space as elements that she has now translates into photography. The artist states that for her "the camera approaches and gets lost between spaces and materials. It penetrates into reality, dissolves it and a new reality appears with its own places, its own lights and new sensations."</p> <p>In these four images from the series "FAIT", we discover a small world suggesting a route through cinematographic images akin to Film Noire: Mysterious Characters, Suggestive Lights, Threatening Shades, silence, shouts and questions without answers&hellip;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp; </strong>In her Bowl Series, <strong>RENEE KAHN</strong> represents women as the nurturers of society. In these works, the bowl of fruit symbolizes women's offerings of caring, sustenance and hope to the world. In essence, Kahn sees the women that she portrays as Earth Goddesses. She does it with harmonious colors and images that are painted flat and unadorned, reduced to the simplicity of her symbolic messages.</p> <p><strong>JEFFREY MELZACK</strong>, whose art is usually comprised of surrealistically conceptualized paintings, is presenting both two and three dimensional work that relate conceptually through sound and its absence.</p> <p>There are small 2D works in watercolor with colored pencil that reflect moments of quiet introspection, with a three dimensional violin piece serving as the bridge between sound and the &ldquo;color&rdquo; or tonal value of the notes played. As one looks at the violin, Melzack invites the viewer to "imagine the improvisation of sounds that it might project to you, try to see the notes using your mind's eye and hear it played with your mind's ear."</p> <p><strong> Sarah Riley</strong> is a painter/printmaker based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her current works are explorations of mixed-imagery, combining drawing, collage, printmaking and paint. Many of her works contain feminist overtones and are drawn from myth, literature and personal history; the juxtaposition of images suggests both memories and re-imaginings. In these particular pieces, she explores alignments of colorful watercolor monotypes with intaglio and photo-based print imagery. Her works are concurrently on view at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum as part of their Centennial Celebration<em>. </em>Sarah Riley is Prof. Emeritus and former Head of Printmaking at Southeast Missouri State University.&nbsp;Her book, "Practical Mixed-media Printmaking Techniques" was published in the USA in January 2012 by A &amp; C Black, London. Copies are available for purchase at the gallery.</p> <p><strong> SHEILA </strong><strong>SMITH 's </strong>photo series entitled "Rainy Nights In N.Y.C." were taken in 2014 during her artistic wanderings on rainy nights in New York City. After shooting, she digitally transforms her images to create a painterly look and then prints them on canvas which are mounted on board. Each image is part of a limited edition.</p> <p>&nbsp; <strong>Meredeth </strong><strong>Turshen</strong> is exhibiting new bold, layered and textured paintings with compositions that evoke energy, movement and radiate light. These works have been done on paper in oil paint, with traces of pastel and graphite. Drawing inspiration from her environment to represent imagined realities, Turshen creates new work that evokes a balance of sensibility and emotion, reality and imagination.</p> <p>These artists have presented a reality beyond ordinary reality visible to all those&nbsp; who are able to see deeply into the work and discover their own &ldquo;reality beyond reality&rdquo; that they find there. The artists' vision, the reality that each artist owns and attempts to convey for themselves and others, is as real as... we let it be.</p> <p>The Affiliate Program is an important aspect of Viridian's mission to expand exhibition and sales opportunities for outstanding contemporary artists, both emerging and well-known.</p> <p align="center">Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For further information please contact the gallery at 212 414 4040 or <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 23:46:34 +0000 Isamu Noguchi - The Noguchi Museum - February 4th, 2015 - September 13th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of its ongoing series of installations from the collection, the Museum presents <em>Iconic Display</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether we realize it or not, and whether we consent to it or not, the contexts in which we encounter art are irremovable frames. The excerpted installations are ones that have proven epochal in shaping the critical interpretation and public perception of specific bodies of Noguchi's work--for better and for worse. They include Noguchi's participation in <em>Fourteen Americans</em> at MoMA (1946); his first Japanese exhibition, which took place in a Tokyo department store (1950); an installation by the architect Arata Isozaki for the Seibu Museum of Art (1985); and contemporaneous attempts, through exhibitions and photographs, to make sense of one of his largest and least well-understood bodies of work--the 26 galvanized steel editions he made for Gemini G.E.L in the early 1980s.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:53:04 +0000 - The Morgan Library & Museum - February 13th, 2015 - May 24th, 2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of the Morgan Library &amp; Museum's pivotal decision to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary drawings. Long noted for its holdings of Old Master drawings, the Morgan over the last decade has been able to acquire hundreds of exceptional works by some of the greatest artists of our time. The show will include more than ninety drawings created between 1900 and 2013 by artists from Matisse, Mondrian, and Schiele to Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly, and&mdash;more recently&mdash;Kippenberger and Dumas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Isabelle Dervaux, who has guided the Morgan's acquisitions and exhibition program in this area since her appointment as the first curator of modern and contemporary drawings at the Morgan in 2005, the show will propose a reflection on twentieth-century drawing, looking notably at the characteristics that define its modernity in relation to the historical tradition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-credit-line field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions</em> is made possible by the Ricciardi Family Exhibition Fund and the Rita Markus Fund for Exhibitions.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:47:24 +0000 Barbara Wolff - The Morgan Library & Museum - February 6th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff</em> offers startling illuminations&mdash;recent gifts to the Morgan&mdash;created by this contemporary artist. The ten folios of "You Renew the Face of the Earth" illustrate passages from Hebrew Psalm 104, a celebration of all creation, with images illuminated in silver, gold, and platinum foils. In the seventeen bifolios comprising the Rose Haggadah, Wolff, while rooted in the tradition of illustrated Haggadot, presents a modern interpretation of the texts used at the Passover Seder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-credit-line field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff</em> is made possible through the generosity of Daniel and Joanna S. Rose and the David Berg Foundation, with additional support from the Sherman Fairchild Fund for Exhibitions.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:45:45 +0000 - The Morgan Library & Museum - January 13th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. French artists often traveled to Italy to study, and it was there that they began making forays into the countryside to immerse themselves in nature and record their observations in small-scale studies in oil on paper.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When these artists returned home, they brought with them the practice of working outdoors or in the studio on a modest scale to capture the landscape and the ephemeral effects of light and weather conditions. Soon French artists began focusing on their native landscape&mdash;from inland forests to rocky coasts. These explorations coincided with a burgeoning appreciation of nature in France and the recognition of pure landscape as a genre. Such investigations of indigenous terrain laid the foundation for subsequent generations of artists, including those of the Barbizon school, who took the French landscape as their exclusive subject.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Exploring France</em> is the second exhibition in a planned series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw, who is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his wife, Clare.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:44:18 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - November 6th - April 30th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">This special display of instruments made by three generations of the Sax family marks the bicentenary of the birth of Adolphe Sax. Rare saxophones, brass instruments, and an exquisite ivory clarinet are among the twenty-six instruments selected to showcase the inventions and innovations of this important family.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are few instrument makers who have become a household name. The eponymous instruments of Adolphe Sax have had a wide-reaching impact on music and society. Patented in 1846 and conceived as a military band and orchestral instrument, the saxophone is now integral to many different types of music around the world. Through jazz and pop, it achieved the type of universal popularity matched by few other instruments. During Sax's life, military and band music were transformed by saxhorns, his innovative family of brass instruments. The saxhorn fueled the brass band movement, which opened up music making to the working classes. Modern day euphoniums, tenor horns, and baritones are all descendants of the saxhorn family.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The bicentenary of Adolphe Sax's birth also marks the 125th anniversary of the gift of over 3,600 instruments to the Met by the pioneering collector Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown. Sax was also an avid collector, active during a formative period of musical instrument scholarship. Many important instrument collections were established during his lifetime, including the one at the Metropolitan Museum. Sax and Brown circulated in the same international community of scholars and collectors, and instruments made by the Sax family featured prominently in Brown's collection as examples of cutting-edge instrument design. They continue to inspire performers, composers, and instrument makers.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:32:38 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - December 20th - June 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">This installation features elaborate mandalas, embroidered <em>tangkas</em>, devotional sculpture, and jewelry for the gods. A highlight of the display will be ritual costumes used by masked dancers who reenacted divine conflicts to ensure abundance and ward off malicious forces. All the objects on display served as visually pleasing tools that allowed individuals to reach toward the elusive idea of transcendence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Fund.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:30:57 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - December 9th - April 13th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The most outstanding examples of first-century Roman mold-blown glass were produced by the master glassworker Ennion, the focus of this exhibition. With twenty-four examples from collections in Israel, Europe, and the United States, it is the largest gathering of his work to be displayed in an exhibition. Works by other named glassworkers&mdash;such as Jason, Neikais, Meges, and Aristeas&mdash;are also on view, along with a selection of unsigned mold-blown glass vessels that illustrates the profound influence Ennion exerted on the nascent Roman glass industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by Diane Carol Brandt, The Vlachos Family Fund, and The David Berg Foundation.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:27:39 +0000 Paul Gauguin, William Blake, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Pietro Perugino - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - December 9th - March 16th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition of works of art on paper pays tribute to the esteemed connoisseur and brilliant curator George R. Goldner, Drue Heinz Chairman of the Department of Drawings and Prints since 1993, who will be stepping down in early 2015. Under Goldner's leadership, the Department of Drawings and Prints has acquired&mdash;through purchases, gifts, and bequests&mdash;some 8,200 works on paper from Europe and the Americas dating from about 1370 to the present. These acquisitions range from famous works such as Leonardo da Vinci's studies for a statue of Hercules to those more esoteric such as Hans Christian Andersen's <em>A Whole Cut Fairy Tale</em>. There are rare works such as the subtle engraving <em>The Queen of Flowers</em> by the Master of the Playing Cards and exceptional examples of an artist's oeuvre such as the majestic drawing <em>Queen Esther Approaching the Palace of Ahasuerus</em> by Claude Lorrain.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Upon joining the Metropolitan, Goldner set out to strengthen our extensive holdings of drawings and prints so that all important periods and schools were well represented. He undertook this mission with passion, instinct, and a shrewd knowledge of the art market, acquiring Netherlandish, German, British, and French drawings from collections, dealers, and auctions around the world. Goldner made remarkable discoveries, among them his first purchase for the Metropolitan&mdash;an exquisite landscape drawing by Pietro Perugino. Superb works by Titian (1999.28), Peter Paul Rubens (2000.483), William Blake (2011.448), and Paul Gauguin (1996.418) have also entered the collection under his stewardship. Presented here are highlights of the acquisitions made during George Goldner's twenty-one years at the Museum.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:25:38 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - February 17th, 2015 - May 31st, 2015 <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_aboutExhibitionDivTag" class="text-box cleared"> <p style="text-align: justify;">For centuries, Persian kingship was epitomized by two complementary pursuits: <em>bazm</em> (feast) and <em>razm</em> (fight). The ruler's success as both a reveler and hunter/warrior distinguished him as a worthy and legitimate sovereign. The pairing of <em>bazm</em> and <em>razm</em> as the ultimate royal activities is an ancient concept with roots in pre-Islamic Iran. It is a recurring theme in the <em>Shahnama</em> (or Book of Kings)&mdash;the Persian national epic&mdash;as well as other poetic and historic texts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will feature some three dozen works of art in various media, created between the fifteenth century and the present day. Works from the Museum's Department of Islamic Art that illustrate the linked nature of <em>bazm</em> and <em>razm</em> will be displayed alongside corresponding works&mdash;primarily Persian&mdash;from the departments of Asian Art, Arms and Armor, and Musical Instruments. The exhibition will chart the gradual shift in meaning and usage of this pairing as it emerged from a strictly royal, or princely, context and became more widespread.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:21:56 +0000 - The Drawing Center - March 26th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Screening of <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Brad Bernstein&rsquo;s</a> award-winning 2012 documentary <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank"><em>Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story</em></a>.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:18:42 +0000 Tomi Ungerer - The Drawing Center - January 18th, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, January 18 from 11am to 12:00pm; book signing from 12:00 to 12:30pm. Co-produced by <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Books of Wonder</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ungerer will read from his 2013 children&rsquo;s book, <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Fog Island</a>, (<a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Phaidon Press</a>) and share his drawing process.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:17:12 +0000 Tomi Ungerer - The Drawing Center - January 17th, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, January 17 from 3 - 4:30pm; book signing from 4:30 - 5pm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conversation between <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Ungerer</a> and art director/writer <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank">Steven Heller</a>, moderated by Claire Gilman, curator of <a href="" rel="external" target="_blank"><em>Tomi Ungerer: All in One</em></a>.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:15:24 +0000 Harry Bertoia, Alma Thomas, Jim Parker, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler - Tampa Museum of Art - December 20th - February 22nd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum has curated three exhibitions covering the Classical World to Mid-Century Modernist works. These are works from our permanent collection that have been supplemented by notable loans from private collectors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The works in this exhibition were all created in the middle decades of the twentieth century, an especially important time in modern art, when the attention of the western art world shifted from Paris to New York City. The decade prior to World War II saw an influx of European vanguard artists who, fleeing social and political turmoil, immigrated to the U.S., particularly New York City. Their influence would deeply affect many American artists&mdash;including Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb, Conrad Marca-Relli, and others with work exhibited here&mdash;leading to the development of Abstract Expressionism, often considered the first innately American art movement. Subsets or extensions of this movement followed, including Color Field painting and Post-Painterly Abstraction, here represented with lithographs by Helen Frankenthaler, a small drawing by Kenneth Noland, and paintings by Jim Parker and Alma Thomas, among others. Also included in <em>Mid-Century Modernist Works</em> are three sculptures, most notably a small-scale tonal work by Harry Bertoia.</p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:59:32 +0000 Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Roy Lichtenstein, Elaine de Kooning, Adolf Gottlieb, Abraham Walkowitz - Tampa Museum of Art - December 20th - May 31st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum has curated three exhibitions covering the Classical World to Mid-Century Modernist works. These are works from our permanent collection that have been supplemented by notable loans from private collectors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring more than 20 paintings and works on paper from the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection, <em>Picturing Land and Sea</em> explores how artists perceive and portray the natural world. From romantic depictions of the American wilderness to colorful, geometric renderings of the French countryside, this exhibition highlights key stylistic movements from the past 150 years. Including work by Abraham Walkowitz, Adolf Gottlieb, Elaine de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, and others, <em>Picturing Land and Sea</em> explores the diverse interpretations of these overlapping sources of inspiration. Many of the works exhibited here are celebratory, others more reactionary; while some depict land and sea in straightforward ways, others seek to capture a momentary feeling. Taken together, they invite us to reconsider our relationship with the natural world.<strong><br /> </strong></p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:58:40 +0000 - Tampa Museum of Art - December 20th - May 17th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum has curated three exhibitions covering the Classical World to Mid-Century Modernist works. These are works from our permanent collection that have been supplemented by notable loans from private collectors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Supplemented with notable loans from local private collectors, this permanent collection exhibition explores the ancient Mediterranean world across its many centuries and vast geographical spread. Beginning with prehistoric pottery and sculpture from Cyprus, Greece, and Italy (as early as 3000 BC), and ending with marble sculpture from the Roman Empire (as late as the 3rd century AD), the exhibition includes a particularly fine assortment of painted pottery. Produced mainly in Greece and South Italy during the sixth, fifth, and fourth centuries BC, these black-figure and red-figure vases comprise the most noteworthy segment of the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection of classical antiquities. Also included in the exhibition are important works of sculpture in terracotta, stone, and precious metal, as well as ancient coins, jewelry, and glass vessels. Alongside these nearly 200 Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artworks, an anthropoid sarcophagus and several other Egyptian artifacts conclude the exhibition.<strong><br /> </strong></p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:58:03 +0000