Heather James Fine Art | ART

Ex­pand­ing their na­tional and global reach while cel­e­brat­ing their com­ing of age, Heather James Fine Art of­fers of note­wor­thy 19th-cen­tury, modern and con­tem­po­rary art sees them main­tain­ing the ranks of a rep­utable fine arts com­pany.

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Two new gallery open­ings will take place in San Fran­cisco and Santa Bar­bara, form­ing the gallery’s fourth and fifth spa­ces, join­ing Palm Springs, Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming and New York in prime lo­ca­tions. Cel­e­brat­ing 20 years in 2017 with spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions of Alexander Calder and lead­ing Latin Amer­i­can artists, an­other milestone was the open­ing of their new pri­vate gallery in New York City. Work­ing tire­lessly to bring ex­cep­tional art to mu­se­ums na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally through loans and ac­qui­si­tions, Heather James Fine Art has en­sured the best for 2018.

On loan from Chi­nese artist Ai Wei­wei, Cir­cle of An­i­mals / Zo­diac Heads will be on dis­play un­til De­cem­ber 30, 2018 at the Farnsworth Art Mu­seum in Rock­land, Maine. Fea­tur­ing twelve an­i­mal sym­bols from the tra­di­tional Chi­nese zo­diac, Wei­wei’s sculp­ture in­stal­la­tion re-en­vi­sions the or­nate foun­tain clock. Wei­wei touches on is­sues of loot­ing, repa­tri­a­tion and cul­tural her­itage and this will be his first pre­sen­ta­tion in Maine.

A few ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tions will be held at the pop­u­lar Palm Desert lo­ca­tion, in­clud­ing Louise Bour­geois Holo­grams. Cre­ated in 1998 to 2004, this suite of eight holo­grams pro­jected as one piece by the artist, con­tains im­agery that in­cludes a pair of lovers, chairs and a bell jar. The holo­graphic im­age is cre­ated by us­ing laser beams to record the light field re­flected from an ob­ject and then burning that im­age onto a plate of glass and scal­ing it at a one-to-one re­sem­blance of the orig­i­nal ma­te­rial. Paint­ings by N.C. Wyeth and his prog­e­nies An­drew and Jamie Wyeth, Art of the Wyeth Fam­ily spans three gen­er­a­tions. With strong roots along the East Coast, in coastal Maine and ru­ral Penn­syl­va­nia, the art­works re­flect the nat­u­ral­is­tic de­pic­tions of the land­scape, wildlife and area in­hab­i­tants. De­spite the var­ied style and tech­niques from each fam­ily mem­ber, the works are uni­fied by a solid com­mit­ment to cap­tur­ing the su­pe­rior beauty of their sub­ject mat­ter.

The well-known Amer­i­can Jazz mu­si­cian Herb Alpert main­tains a sec­ond ca­reer as an ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ist and sculp­tor. Herb Alpert: A Vis­ual Melody, con­sists of ab­stract mixed-me­dia paint­ings from the early 1990’s to 2017 with large and small-scale bronze sculp­tures made in the same time-frame. Cap­ti­vat­ing au­di­ences with his ex­pres­sive use of var­i­ous me­dia high­light­ing move­ment and form, trans­lat­ing art into a lyri­cal and haunt­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

At Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming, Andy Warhol’s Cow­boys and In­di­ans can be seen. Fea­tur­ing the full set of ten screen prints cre­ated by Warhol in 1986, por­traits of well-known Amer­i­can ‘he­roes’ Annie Oak­ley and Teddy Roo­sevelt are com­bined with Na­tive Amer­i­can images and mo­tifs that in­clude kachina dolls, form­ing an iconic com­men­tary on Amer­i­cans’ com­mu­nal mythol­o­giz­ing of the his­toric West.

Of­fer­ing an eclec­tic range of art­works that Heather James Fine Art is renowned for, the open­ing of the New York HJFA, lo­cated in Man­hat­tan’s Up­per East Side be­came a re­al­ity in 2017. View­ing is by ap­point­ment only and fea­tures works by Wo­j­ciech Fan­gor, the Wyeth fam­ily and Sal­vador Dali. It is a must-visit for art lovers through­out the world.

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