GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
A CURRENT LISTING
Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320; (860) 443-2545; www.lymanallyn.org. Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Ko¯gyo (June 16–October 14, 2018) explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh Theater at the turn of the 20th century. K¯ogyo specialized in depictions of Noh Theater, a classical art form that had primarily been enjoyed by social elites until the modernization of Japan in the Meiji era. Over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints and several masks will be featured.
Neil Welliver: Paintings and Prints. On view through June 29th.
In the 1960s and 70s Neil Welliver (1929–2005) led a movement to redefine representational painting in a post-abstract expressionist, post-minimal world. This exhibition surveys Welliver’s work and includes prime early figurative subjects along side his mature landscapes from the 1980s and 90s of the unspoiled wilderness, some of which measure 96 inches square. Included also are a selection of masterful ukiyo-e woodcut prints, which were part of Welliver’s practice throughout his career.
Robert Simon Fine Art 22 East 80th Street, 4th Floor, New York 10075; www.robertsimon.com; grandcentralatelier.org; email@example.com “The Unbroken Line: Old and New Masters” May 11–June 1, 2018. Open: Mon–Fri, 11:00 am–5:00 pm Robert Simon Fine Art and Grand Central Atelier present an exhibition of contemporary paintings and drawings alongside Old Masters works, revealing the unbroken line of fine art into the 21st Century. Robert Simon curates a selection of Old Master paintings and drawings paired with new works by Jacob Collins, Colleen Barry, Anthony Baus, Will St. John, Edward Minoff and Justin Wood, all instructors at Grand Central Atelier, one of the world’s premier ateliers training artists in the classical tradition of drawing, painting and sculpture.
Victoria Munroe Fine Art 67 East 80th Street #2, NY, NY, www.victoriamunroefineart.com firstname.lastname@example.org (917) 900-6661, Tuesday-Thursday 11-5 and by appointment From June 5 - July 26, the gallery presents Examples of Natural History: 18th, 19th and 20th century works on paper. Drawings in this exhibition come from Europe and India, where there was a strong drive to classify and accurately record the flora and fauna of the time. Drawn beetles, fish, crustaceans, squash, mushrooms, eggs and bulbs are all exquisitely replicated on paper, often floating in the center of the page with without context beyond the species label.
Atlantic Gallery 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, New York, NY, 10001; Tel: (212) 219-3183; www.atlanticgallery.org. Tues–Sat noon to 6:00 pm, open till 9:00 pm on Thurs. Meera Thompson: ALLEGRO New Works on Paper. June 5–23, 2018.
John Davis Gallery 362 ½ Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534; (518) 828-5907; email@example.com; www.johndavisgallery.com Clintel Steed, Paintings May 26–June 17 “In this current body of paintings that I will be showing at John Davis gallery I will be focusing on the summer Olympics from 2016. I have been working on this series for the past 2 years and this will be the first time I will be able to exhibit the series in its totality." — Clintel Steed, 2018
Wildlife Art westendantiques.com Tiger painting by Michael Banks. michaelbankswildlifeart.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shepherd / W & K Galleries 58 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075; (212) 861-4050; shepherdgallery.com. Gustav Klimt — Drawings. May 1 – 27, July 2018. In 1918, in Vienna, four major contributors to modernism died; the architect Otto Wagner, and the painters Kolomon Moser, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Klimt was widely known as one of the most fashionable artists of the fin-de-siècle. Even so, he embraced the avant-garde works of his younger colleagues and was, along with Kolomon Moser, a founder of the Vienna Secession. The sensuality that Gustav Klimt’s works convey remains powerfully vivid today. He reveals essential aspects of life, shedding light on sexual desire, pregnancy, and birth and death. His work paved the way for the autonomous evolution of the Vienna art scene; decades later, its influence can still be felt in the Viennese Actionism of the 1960s. On the occasion of the centenary of the Klimt’s death, Shepherd W&K has mounted a special exhibition of forty of the artist’s drawings, including portraits, studies, and a sizable ensemble of nudes. The exhibition can be viewed on our website: Shepherdgallery.com. An accompanying publication Gustav Klimt—Drawings in the series W&K Edition, is available at $45.00 (includes shipping).
Atlantic Gallery 548 W. 28th Street, Suite 540, NY, NY 10001; (212) 219-3183; www.atlanticgallery.org; Phyllis Chillingworth: Of Joy… An experience in the land of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Oil paintings. For more info: www.phyllischillingworth.com; Opening Reception: June 7th, 5 to 8 pm. Gallery hours: Tues. through Sat. noon to 6 pm. Thurs. noon to 9 pm. Exhibit runs: June 5–June 23, 2018.
Boris Lurie Art Foundation 599 11th Avenue, Floor 4, NY, NY 10036 Boris Lurie and Sam Goodman are featured in Flashes of the Future: the ‘68’ generation or the power of the powerless, at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany through October 7. What was repressed in the United States became the subject of [their] work: lynch mobs, serial killers, atomic bombs, racism, wars. In a way that scandalized the art world, Lurie combined images of concentration camps with pin-ups cut out of magazines…. With his pin-up collages, Lurie exposed culture as barbarism in the spirit of Adorno. If culture is actually unculture, then NO!art can become the true art." — Peter Weibel, artist, curator, theoretician.
Swann Auction Galleries 104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010; (212) 254-4710; swanngalleries.com. Upcoming Auction: “Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III,” June 21; Preview: June 16-21. This single-owner auction of Americana from the collection of William Wheeler includes letters signed by George Washington and Thomas Paine, and documents signed by Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere. Printed items include a broadside from Massachusetts in May of 1776, declaring the justice of the rebellion. All but a few U.S. presidents are represented, creating a nearly unbroken lineage of letters, documents and important Americana from 1776 to today.
American Painting Fine Art 5125 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Suite 17, Washington, DC 20016, (202) 244-3244; classicamericanpainting.com. Wed. thru Sat. 11 am–7 pm, and by appointment. Current Exhibit: New Year, New Start, works by Gallery Artists, Andrei Kushnir, Michele Martin Taylor, Alexangel Estevez, Michael Francis, Carol Spils, Stevens Jay Carter and Ross Merrill. Our gallery is dedicated to the finest work in landscape, still life, genre, urban and marine art by accredited, current traditional American painters, many with national reputations.
Meera Thompson, DUET (detail from a suite of four 18" x 18" paintings) watercolor, gouache and ink on handmade cotton paper
Miidera (Mii-dera Temple), 1899 from Nogaku Zue (Pictures of Noh). Woodblock print, 10 x 14 1/2 in. Collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst.
Neil Welliver, Dark Canoe, 1966, oil on canvas, 50 x 72 inches Alexandre Gallery (212) 755-2828; email@example.com; www.alexandregallery.com.
Phyllis Chillingworth, Of Joy, 2018, oil on linen, 20 x 26 inches
Tyger, Tyger. 24" x 36"
Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, concerning a rendezvous at the Caffe Boston in Paris, 1790s. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
Clockwise: Simon Vouet (Paris 1590– 1649) Portrait of a Young Man, Oil on canvas, 16 ¾ x 13 5/8 in.; Anthony Baus, Self-Portrait, 2017, Ink and wash on hand toned paper, 11 x 15 in.; Colleen Barry, Black Hat, 2018, Oil on wood, 12 x 12 in.; Donato Creti (Cremona 1671–Bologna 1749) Study of a Young Man, Black chalk with white heightening on light brown paper, 16 ½ x 12 in.
Charles Yver, French, Petit Atlas des Poissons, 1941, watercolor
Boris Lurie, Railroad Collage (Railroad to America), c. 1963.
Michele Martin Taylor, Runaway Roses, 22” x 30” Watercolor
Diver, 2018, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
Gustav Klimt, Study for "Medicine", c. 1897