450 Park Avenue to Show Artist Oona Ratcliffe

450 Park Avenue is proud to present works by New York artist Oona Ratcliffe in the lobby gallery from July 17 – October 19, 2018.  An evening reception and walkthrough of the exhibition led by the artist will be held for tenants of 450 Park Avenue on August 9, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM. This is the fifth show the building has mounted as part of its new program of rotating exhibitions of contemporary art.

Brooklyn-based artist Oona Ratcliffe uses vibrant color and combines hundreds of small shapes to create paintings of great visual impact. Ratcliffe holds a BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA from Hunter College.  In addition to numerous solo and group shows in New York and California, she has done a residency at the Yaddo artist’s community in Saratoga Springs, New York  and was awarded a travel grant by Hunter College which she used to study art at the Ecole de Louvre, Paris.

Apres Flash  (2018) by Oona Ratcliffe, acrylic on canvas, 52x40" 

Apres Flash (2018) by Oona Ratcliffe, acrylic on canvas, 52x40" 

Robert Swain Exhibition at 375 Hudson Street

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. 

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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. 


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SoHyun Bae Paintings at 450 Park Avenue Opens April 25

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.

SoHyun Bae,  The Three Graces , 2010, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 10 feet (triptych)

SoHyun Bae, The Three Graces, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 10 feet (triptych)

499 Park Avenue shows Tadasky

499 Park Avenue has nine canvases by the acclaimed Japanese American artist Tadasky on view through Labor Day.  Ever since his inclusion in the 1965 Museum of Modern Art exhibition "The Responsive Eye", Tadasky has been admired for his rigorous, controlled approach to painting.  Organized in cooperation with D. Wigmore Fine Art; a color brochure with text by Thomas Micchelli accompanies the exhibition.

499 Park is located on the southeast corner of 59th Street and Park Avenue. The show is open to the public 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Click image below for link to Tadasky exhibit booklet.