The next exhibition at 527 Madison will open on Thursday, May 26th, from 5 – 7 PM. Views of New York City by painter Glen Hansen will be on view, including a new work he will unveil at the space which depicts the iconic Unisphere in Corona Park. I am the coordinator for this program, which is now in its fourth year. The owners of the property, Mitsui Fudosan, recently hired me as their art consultant for a major renovation of their New York headquarters.
I wrote the catalog essay for "Divine Proportion", a selling exhibition of Norman Bluhm's work, which is on view September 10 - October 3, 2015 at Christie's Rockefeller Center galleries. Bluhm (1920 - 1999) is recognized as a key member of the New York School who infused the Abstract Expressionist idiom with his personal vision, informed by a wide range of ideas from art history. My essay, "Wrestling with the Figure", looks closely at the artist's dramatic stylistic shifts throughout his career as well as his contemptuous outlook on the art market. All are welcome to the opening reception at 20 Rockefeller Plaza (49th Street, btw 5th and 6th Avenues) from 6 - 8 PM on Thursday, September 10. A link to the exhibition is here, and you may view an electronic version of the catalog here.
Norman Bluhm, Henri Did It, 1971, oil on canvas, 96 x 116 inches
New York artist Dorothy Robinson will exhibit large-scale oils in the lobby gallery of 527 Madison (at 54th Street). Please join us at the opening reception on Tuesday, May 12, from 5 - 7 PM. Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 9 - 5 PM, and the show will run through September 11, 2015.
Referencing the history of heroic landscape painting, Robinson's sweeping compositions done with vigorous brushwork and dramatic colors depict scenes where mountains and bodies of water collide.
I coordinate these rotating displays of contemporary artists at 527 Madison Avenue, which is owned by Mitsui Fudosan and managed by DTZ Real Estate. The goal of the art program is to provide an opportunity for established New York artists to exhibit large-scale works which enhance the experience of the lobby for visitors, tenants and staff.
The next in the series of exhibitions I coordinate at 527 Madison Avenue (at 54th Street) will showcase the work of Brooklyn-based painter Rick Siggins. The opening is Tuesday, January 13th, from 5 – 7 PM, and the show will run through May 7th, and is on view Monday – Friday, 9 – 5. Rick has shown with Feature Inc. and Marlborough Gallery. His large-scale works are made up scores of small canvases, each individually stretched, which he joins together to create abstract works of dazzling intricacy.