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Mary Boone Gallery to Open Dawoud Bey Photo Exhibit on 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

On 1 May 2014, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location an exhibition of photographs by DAWOUD BEY from his series The Birmingham Project. (more...)


Rare Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks From 1985
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts and museum archivists have discovered a dozen previously unknown artworks by Andy Warhol on aging floppy disks from 1985. Warhol earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University, then Carnegie Institute of Technology, in 1949. (more...)


The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum to Display the GENESIS OF PHILATELY, 5/3-11
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will display an extremely rare philatelic item, referred to by stamp experts as the “genesis of philately.” On temporary loan to the museum, the extraordinary and historic postal document will be on display—for nine days only—in the museum's new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery May 3–11. The May 2, 1840, cover shows the earliest known use of two different philatelic elements: the Penny Black, the world's first adhesive postage stamp, and the Mulready One Penny letter sheet. (more...)


New Children's Exhibit to Open 5/24 at Crown Center
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

It's saving electricity with a single flip of a light switch. It's the power to turn an old tablecloth into a superhero cape and the ability to repair something instead of throwing it away after a crash, boom, bam. It's fighting pollution and saving the world one aluminum can at a time. It's ordinary kids making a difference. It's Super Kids Save the World, a complimentary exhibit open May 24 to September 7 in the Crown Center Shops Showplace, located on Level 1 of the Crown Center Shops at 2450 Grand Boulevard. (more...)


Anna Maria Maiolino's BETWEEN SENSES to Go On Display at Hauser & Wirth, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Anna Maria Maiolino is one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today. In a career spanning five decades and a diversity of disciplines and mediums, ranging from drawing, sculpture, and artist books to video and performance, she expresses through her art a bottomless concern with creative and destructive processes and, above all, the never-ending search for identity. Maiolino's multidisciplinary practice has consistently explored the viscerality of embodied experience – often obliquely through fragmentation and abstraction – and engaged the human body's processes as analogs for both the making of art and the making of modernity. As an immigrant coming of age in politically unstable Brazil, Maiolino has perfected a dialogue between opposite yet complementary categories in a practice that dissolves dichotomies of inner and outer, self and other. Hers is an art in search of a new language for the liminal realm of daily human existence. (more...)


Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin Present PIERRE SOULAGES, Now thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Beginning today, April 24th, 2014, Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin will jointly present Pierre Soulages, the first American exhibition in ten years devoted to the most significant and internationally recognized living artist of France. (more...)


Luise Ross Gallery Presents MARZIE NEJAD: CONVERSATION, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

The Luise Ross Gallery will present MARZIE NEJAD: CONVERSATION, today, April 24-May 31, 2014. A reception will be held April 24 from 5-7pm. (more...)


The San Francisco Art Institute Presents WRONG'S WHAT I DO BEST, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), one of the most prestigious and oldest art schools in the nation, presents Wrong's What I Do Best, an exhibition transcending social, political and personal fault lines intent on provoking dialogue through the artists' fearless exploration of the deep and sometimes dark edges of our world. Working against both correctness and failure, Wrong's What I Do Bestrevels in repeated derailments to present the work of artists who commit themselves to unadulterated freedom of expression. Some of the artists unearth scorched histories or upset “natural” order, while others fling themselves headlong into the coming apocalypse. Characterized by illicit unrestraint and lack of critical judgment, the work occludes the artists' true selves. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Eric Zener's recent paintings will be exhibited at Gallery Henoch from today, April 24- May 17, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 6-8pm. (more...)


Lori Bookstein Fine Art Presents JOHN CRAWFORD, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent sculpture by John Crawford. This is the artist's first solo show with the gallery. (more...)


Lehmann Maupin Presents POLVO by Adriana Varejão, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by one of Brazil's leading artists, Adriana Varejão. Through painting, sculpture, installation and photography, Varejão addresses themes of colonialism, miscegenation and anthropology in Brazil, one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Varejão will be present for the champagne reception & opening tonight, April 24, 2014. (more...)


Jason McCoy Gallery Presents the LI-LAN: FIVE DECADES Closing Event with Carter Ratcliff Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Tonight, April 24, 5:30-8:30pm, join us for a closing event in celebration of Li-lan: Five Decades-an exhibition of key works from the past 50 years by the acclaimed American painter-at Jason McCoy Gallery. Lauded poet, art writer, teacher, and lecturer Carter Ratcliff-author of the recently published first major monograph on Li-lan, The Art of Li-lan: A World Achieved-will speak on his collaboration with the artist. (more...)


CalArts Alumni and Faculty Donate More Than 30 Works of Art for CalArts Benefit Auction, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

32 works of art have been donated by California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) alumni, faculty and friends, including works by John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Mike Kelley, Robert Longo, Cathy Opie, Ed Ruscha, Tony Oursler and Jennifer Steinkamp. (more...)


Margaret Thatcher Projects to Open Cathy Choi's AMBIENT PRESSURE Exhibition, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Projects will present Ambient Pressure, the gallery's first solo-exhibition with Korean-American artist, Cathy Choi. The artist's works have been included in several group exhibitions at the gallery over the last two years; this exhibition will offer the first full presentation of the artist's works in New York since 2011. The exhibition will include paintings from three bodies of work, including her recent paintings of flowing color and premiering her newest group of 'spontaneously poured' works. The exhibition will be on view May 1 - May 31, 2014, with a reception on the 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)


AFLA Announces 2014 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase Winners
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has announced the winners of the 2014 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents of seniors in assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities across the country. Each senior living community was asked to submit one digital photograph of a piece of artwork created by the collaborative efforts of at least three residents. Hundreds of creative residents from 158 communities, representing 33 senior living companies participated. (more...)


Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents Meredith Pardue's STARDUST TO STARDUST, 5/3-31
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents New Abstract Paintings by Meredith Pardue In Houston, TX Acclaimed Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition, 'Stardust to Stardust,' presenting the newest series of abstract paintings by Meredith Pardue, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, from 6 - 9pm. The 'Stardust to Stardust' collection will be on view through May 31, 2014. About The Artist Meredith Pardue is back in Houston for her fifth solo show at LRFA. Known for vivid color juxtaposed to white negative space, her canvases express energy as well as a sense of calm. At an early age Pardue wanted to be an artist, which led her to study painting at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and subsequently at Parson School of Design where she received her M.F.A. in 2003. With oil, ink and oil crayon, Pardue creates rich color and texture that exude her love of nature, especially the physical beauty of her native Louisiana. In describing her technique she says, 'I combine random acts of painting with controlled, deliberate mark making to describe each form in my work, which often appears floral or plantlike in structure. The canvases are composed of organic forms that are similar to and possibly even derivative of those found in nature, but ultimately the paintings are a visual record of an unplanned dialog between myself and a blank canvas. Together the marks and forms create a visual language that reads as something unique to each viewer.' Since one of her first exhibitions at the Levee Gallery, Monroe, LA, in 1998, Pardue has had countless solo shows in Texas, New York, California and Louisiana, as well as regular inclusion in group exhibitions. Her work has been featured a variety of art and design magazines, including Art Ltd, Professional Artist, and Architectural Digest and she is represented in the collections of JCrew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capitol, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and BBVA Compass. About Laura Rathe Fine Art Formally established in 1998, Laura Rathe Fine Art represents a dynamic artist roster including emerging, mid-career, as well as blue-chip contemporary artists. With a primary focus on abstract expressionist painters, LRFA also represents diverse sculptors, mixed media artists, and photographers. Located in the heart of the gallery and design districts of Houston and Dallas, Texas, LRFA provides art consultation services, hosts exhibitions and actively participates in notable art fairs. Working closely with private and public collectors, LRFA artists have been acquired into world-renowned corporate art collections, including BBVA Compass and HKS Architects Headquarters. Laura Rathe Fine Art 2707 Colquitt St Houston, TX 77098 Meredith Pardue: Stardust to Stardust (more...)


The Met Museum Presents TREASURES FROM INDIA: JEWELS FROM THE AL- THANI COLLECTION, 10/28-1/25
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that an exhibition of some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will be presented at the Museum this fall. Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection, on view October 28 through January 25, will provide a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the early 20th century, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West. The exhibition will be shown within the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic art galleries, adjacent to the Museum's own collection of Mughal-period art. (more...)


Phoenix Art Museum Presents WILLIAM H. JOHNSON: AN AMERICAN MODERN, 4/19-7/13
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

An exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) arrives at Phoenix Art Museum and will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson, from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University. An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson (1901-1970) was a virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, and produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents, and genres. (more...)


Artist Bobette Stanbridge Releases 'Decade Series'
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sarasota artist and children's book author/illustrator Bobette Stanbridge has just released an important work of art series depicting American Culture in the 20 th Century by decades. The series is now available on her website www.thebobetteartco.com. (more...)


National Portrait Gallery Presents Catherine Goodman's LARGER THAN LIFE Exhibit, Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Striking new larger-than-life-sized portraits by the painter Catherine Goodman will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in June, it was announced today (Wednesday 23 April 2014). (more...)


First Public Viewing of 'Mandorla' is Presented, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Lilly Burgos, Brooklyn artist, also know as Miss Lilly Bee has announced a public viewing of her new body of art work, 'Mandorla' at the BWAC Outer Limits Spring Art Show on the Red Hook Pier, at 499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, from April 26-June 1st. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00-5:30 PM. 'Mandorla' is a Mixed Media and Photography exhibit that explores the different facets of power cycles, strength and control in the lives and experiences of women today. The artist is looking to create a greater consciousness of the gender roles and the subconscious dialogues and scripts that have been fed to women by society, culture, and religion. Through out time, women have found ways to share their struggles with the gender roles imposed on them, including vision of self, present and future in order to connect and communicate with their community in a way that words can not. Lilly's artistic expression in 'Mandorla' is an example of this type of self knowledge and consciousness. She believes that through self knowledge we will become empowered and effective women that can meet the challenges of living in the modern world. About Miss Lilly Bee: Lilly Burgos is a Mixed Media artist, Photographer, Interior Designer, Makeup Artist and a lover of art, all things colorful, curious and aesthetically pleasing. Her passion for cultural and social issues, the human experience, world travel, and Design directly influence her creative world. Lilly's goal is to always create art that is whimsical, nostalgic and unique. Her current themes range from women's issues, gender equality, Pin-Ups, Shoes & Fashion to Lingerie and Erotica. Overall, Lilly creates artwork that evokes thought on the power of women in today's world. (more...)


De Saisset at Santa Clara University Presents New Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

This spring the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University takes a fresh look at age-old ideas with New Passages, an exhibition of works by Bay Area artists Mari Andrews and Ann Holsberry. (more...)


Adriana Varejao on View at Lehmann Maupin Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by one of Brazil's leading artists, Adriana Varejão, opening today, April 24, 2014. Through painting, sculpture, installation and photography, Varejão addresses themes of colonialism, miscegenation and anthropology in Brazil, one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. The artist will be present for an opening reception tonight, April 24 from 6 to 8PM. (more...)


Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery Holds Champagne Reception for Michael Horner Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery will have a Champagne Reception for local Detroit artist, Michael Horner tonight, April 23, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Mr. Horner's works are on exhibit during Detroit Repertory Theatre's performances of Brother Of All until May 18, 2014. (more...)


American Museum of Natural History and New York City Student Ancestry Project Reveal Genetic Snapshot of 200 College Students Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

Today, April 23, 2014 from 3 -5:30 p.m.at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) there will be a presentation of DNA results followed by panel discussion with leading population geneticists and student roundtable discussions. (more...)




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