June 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
Bruce Nauman: Für Kinder / Beschriebene Kombinationen
Konrad Fischer Galerie – Berlin, Germany
9 June – 30 July 2011
Julie Mehretu: In Praise of Doubt
Di Palazzo Grassi – Punta Della Dogana, Venice
9 April 2011 – 31 December 2012
Larry Bell, Vija Celmins, Ed Kienholz, Kenneth Price, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell
Venice in Venice, Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art from 1960
4 June – 31 July 2011
May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
May 19, 2011
On Thursday, our gallery staff members Chris and Jae-Min attended the International Print Center New York’s (IPCNY) 2011 Spring Benefit.
The evening began with a pre-reception event at the IPCNY’s gallery space to view their current exhibition, Artists Collect: Prints from the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, Philip Taaffe, Richard Tuttle, and was followed by cocktails and dinner at Cedar Lake. This year, the IPCNY honored artist Terry Winters, ULAE publisher Bill Goldston, and collector Jordan Schnitzer for their enormous contributions and achievements in the print world. It was a cheerful and celebratory evening with Christopher Gaillard as Master of Ceremonies, and Lisa Phillips, Christophe Cherix, and Joseph Goddu as presenters. There was also no shortage of notable attendees such as artist Vija Celmins, Chelsea gallerists Larry Shopmaker and Betsy Senior, Jim Kempner and Dru Arstark, and Mary Ryan, plus respected art advisors Janice Oresman and Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, and IFPDA Executive Director, Michele Senecal.
The first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints, we congratulate the IPCNY on their 10th anniversary!
March 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
March 16, 2011
Sidney and I attended the reception at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in honor of Vija Celmins. An exquisite, intimate showing of Vija’s early paintings is on view there through June 5th, having traveled from the Menil Museum in Houston. The paintings and sculptures are mostly gray, with one fiery red-orange painting and one painted sculpture punctuating the otherwise monochrome installation. All created in her Venice Beach studio between 1964-66, many of the works were exhibited at (and bought from) her graduate school exhibition at UCLA. After the reception, Vija’s dealers, Renee and David McKee, hosted a dinner at one of our favorite LA restaurants, Campanile. Gemini artist Sophie Calle accompanied us to the reception and the dinner; Sophie had just arrived from Paris to begin a collaboration with the workshop on a new project. The night prior to the LACMA opening, we attended a lovely dinner held in the home of a private collector, where Vija reconnected with many of her long-time LA artist-friends. She also spent time chatting with museum Directors Michael Govan and Annie Philbin, as well as collectors, several of whom had spotted her talent in the 60s and had bought (and kept) works from that period. It was a joyous homecoming for Vija.
Vija Celmins at Gemini artists’ workshop, 2002
(Photograph by Sidney B. Felsen © 2002)