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Anita Shapolsky Gallery and AS Art Foundation

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Anita Shapolsky Gallery and AS Art Foundation
152 East 65th Street
Patio Level
New York, NY 10065
Venue Type: Gallery
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
Open hours
Wed - Sat 11AM-6PM, and by appt.
Phone
212-452-1094
Fax
212-452-1096
Cost
Free
DESCRIPTION

Anita Shapolsky Gallery opened in a pristine, large, minimal space in Soho in 1982 with a collection of American Abstract Art from the 50’s. By 1989 Latin American Artist and Women Artist exhibitions were also included in her schedule.

In 1997 the Anita Shapolsky Gallery moved to a Brownstone house in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and established an Art Foundation in a large church in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

All these different venues showed the abstract art in other environments and established an interplay between visual art, architecture and landscape . In so doing this create an unmistakably American setting and a haven for people with a serious interest in contemporary art.

The exhibits create something that you can enter, that attracts your gaze and confronts you, not something like an icon. Anita Shapolsky Gallery wants something more porous, that you can inhabit, that is more alive because you became part of the exhibit and you can play with narratives. You are not only playing the role of a passive viewer.