I am proud to have co-curated "Robert Swain: Syntax", which was installed last weekend in the large atrium at 375 Hudson Street. Swain, one of the foremost color theorists at work today has been a practicing artist since the 1960s and is known for his large-scale paintings which explore and explicate his findings. He has created six large-scale works specifically for the space. A color brochure with an essay by Matthew Deleget, founder of MINUS Space in Dumbo accompanies the show; my co-curator is Lenore Goldberg of Hines Management, who sponsored the exhibition along with Hudson Square Properties, LLC. An opening reception will be held at 375 Hudson (just below Houston in west SoHo) on Tuesday, May 22 from 5 - 7 PM. I have organized a panel discussion on June 5th, starting at 5:30 PM about the work, which will feature critic Donald Kuspit and curator Tricia Bloom of the Newark Museum, moderated by Matthew Deleget.
Please join me and artist Aaron Wexler as we celebrate the opening of his show at the 527 Madison Avenue Lobby Gallery from May 16 – August 24, 2018.
Aaron Wexler creates collages of great visual complexity using a variety of sources. While much of his work is made from paper that he has himself painted and cut into shapes, the artist also uses commercially printed patterns,images from books, photographs and a wide range of other material in his collages. Wexler’s shapes are arrangedon a sophisticated internal structure that calls to mind systems of organization used in typography. Mixing hard edges and painterly areas with intertwined lines, Wexler arrives at works that resonate on many levels.
Located at 54th Street and Madison Avenue, the show is open to the public 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The reception will be held in the lobby from 5 PM - 7 PM at 527 Madison Avenue.
This will be the thirteenth exhibition in 527 Madison’s ongoing program showcasing noteworthy emerging and mid-career artists.
Please join me on Tuesday June 5th at 375 Hudson Street (just below Houston) for a panel discussion focusing on the new paintings Robert Swain created for the lobby gallery. Panelists include Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Tricia Laughlin Bloom, American Art Curator at the Newark Museum. The panel will begin at 5:30 PM and will be moderated by Matthew Deleget, the founder of MINUS SPACE Gallery in Brooklyn. The event is sponsored by Trinity Properties and Hines Management; light refreshments will be served after the talk.
Please join me and artist SoHyun Bae as we celebrate her show at the 450 Park Avenue/Phillips space (at 57th Street). The reception will be held from 5 -7 PM on Wednesday, April 25th. This is the third show I have organized at the 450 Park space as part of their ongoing rotating series of exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists.
I am proud that artnet.com has picked Angela Fraleigh's show as a must see show this week. You may read the link here. This is the tenth show of emerging artists at the 527 Madison Avenue space, a program I have administered since 2013
From October 3 - November 21, 2016, large-scale paintings by Claire Sherman will be on view at the lobby gallery at 527 Madison Avenue, where I coordinate an ongoing program of exhibitions of emerging artists. The reception will be on Tuesday, October 18, from 5 -7 PM. Sherman is represented by the DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea; Sherman will have a show of new work there from October 6 - November 5.