Further Illuminations: Recent Paintings
The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce our fourth solo exhibition with Maira Kalman. This exhibition is comprised of over fifty gouache paintings created since 2005, mainly on assignment for various magazines and publications including Departures, The New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Time, Travel and Leisure, The New Yorker and the recent New York Times blog And the Pursuit of Happiness. The work encompasses Kalman's signature subjects: fashion (Galliano, Balmain), still lifes (soda bottles, oysters, flowers, crown jewels), great hotel interiors, and portraits (presidents, poets).
Kalman has been involved in multiple aspects of art and design for almost forty years. She is self-taught and works in many media including embroidery, installation, photography, product, theater and textile design and performance. She has authored twelve children's books with text and illustrations, has illustrated the Elements of Style and authored two blogs for the New York Times, "The Principles of Uncertainty" which was subsequently published as a book and was the subject of our last exhibition in 2007. She is perhaps best known for the 2001 cover of The New Yorker entitled Newyorkistan which she coauthored with Rick Meyerowitz.