We are pleased to announce that the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT has added a drawing (right) by Jan Cunningham to their permanent collection.
ABOUT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM:
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is located in New London, Connecticut and was founded in 1926 by Lyman Allyn’s daughter Harriet Upson Allyn. The collection includes European and non-Western art as well as American fine and decorative art, 17th-century European works on paper, 19th-century American paintings, and contemporary art. The museum also conducts educational programs.
Lyman Allyn’s permanent collection consists of approximately 10,000 objects. Much of this collection was developed by the Museum’s first Director Winslow Ames, who acquired works dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries. It includes works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, as well as works by Frederic Leighton, François Boucher, Nicholas Poussin, Gustave Courbet, Charles LeBrun, and Tiepolo. Featured artists include Rembrandt Peale, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, Thomas Cole, Frederick Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt.[
ABOUT THE WORK:
Charcoal and thread on paper
7.5″ x 7.5″
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Continuing my inquiry into the ways that artists look at the work they live with, I’ve been asking the following questions: In the context of rampant disease, do you look at your personal collection differently now, and which works in particular? Is there one that especially resonates with you at this weird, frightening moment? And does it take on new meaning?
Lauren Henkin (Rockland, Maine): I first saw Gordon Moore’s work in an exhibition at Betty Cuningham Gallery in 2014. The show included paintings and photo emulsion drawings. Both were compelling, but the drawings struck a chord. There is a lushness to the grounds — beautifully printed photographs toned in warm yellows and grays — which, combined with marks of ink and gouache, suggest a velvet canvas scorched by electricity. It was as if the artist had formed a wire sculpture and then tracked its slow progress of shadow-making across a concrete surface, his hand creating furcated markings of time passing.
Quarantine has forced on me a strange relationship to time. One moment is filled with reflection and pause; the next, a casual glint of thought tossed into the wind. Mon-day, Tues-day, Wednes-day are no more. All that remain are day and night.
One of Gordon’s drawings hangs on the wall beside my desk. I see it whenever l look up from my computer. Throughout the day, I can see how light engages the work. In the morning, the sun buoys the light areas of the drawing. At night, the dark tones recede deeper into space.
The drawing has replaced my clock. It’s a beautiful and needed reminder that time can be measured not by seconds, hours, or days but by marks, tone, and depth.
Anita Rogers Gallery is proud to present a selection of works on paper by British artist Jack Martin Rogers (1943-2001). Anita Rogers, the owner of the gallery, is the daughter of the artist and now owns seventy-five percent of his estate. This will be the artist’s second major solo exhibition in the U.S. and the first to highlight the artist’s creative process and the centrality of drawing in his practice. The show will debut online in April 2020 and continue in the gallery when we are able to reopen.
The collection features a selection of preparatory drawings, never before seen by the public, that reveal Rogers’ immense dedication to observation and detail. The artist studied anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art in the UK, often dissecting and sketching bodies of the deceased to learn how to better illustrate the human form. While in school, his meticulous methods took root and they remained at the heart of his work for the rest of his life.
In conjunction with the show, the gallery has released a digital catalog highlighting over thirty works by the artist, the majority of which have never before been seen by the public. Download the digital catalog here.
On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition.
Born in Iowa and raised in Kansas, Gordon Moore began painting pictures at the age of 6 and has never stopped. Being a product of the Great Plains the dominant thematic in his work has long been informed by that experience and that environment and can be defined to this day quite simply as: Space. The creation of which, in an abstract Painting and Drawing idiom, is the fuel which drives his imagination. After finishing the Academic requirements of a formal education in Art, first at the University of Washington in Seattle and then at Yale in New Haven, he moved to the TRUE University of Art and Life In 1972: New York City, where he has lived ever since. In the ensuing years Moore’ work has developed an interest in a refined clarity of edge vaguely redolent of Architectonic space as well as fragments of shapes found from the street experience, most notably – the Bowery, close to which he has lived for nearly half a Century. His work has been most often shown in one-person showings since 2000 and he has received a number of awards and fellowships.
Art galleries provide necessary spaces for creative discovery and connection—experiences we all may be seeking in our current existences. Luckily, many galleries across the country can still be visited virtually, and at your work-from-home leisure through Artnet Galleries.
If you’re in need of an art break, here are 13 of our favorite exhibitions, from New York to California, that you can gallery hop through your laptop.
2. “Mark Webber: We Shall Be City Upon a Hill” at Anita Rogers Gallery, New York
Time: All day, every day
Having a Private Adventure Embodies My Idea of Home — Morgan O’Hara
Morgan O’Hara – Courtesy of Invisible Habitat
As a child I could go anywhere and was able to explore. I had to ride eighteen miles on the train to get to school, and many times I would get off the train instead of going to school and wander around, exploring the mountains and small villages. I had many private adventures. In some way, having a private adventure embodies my idea of home. When I am exploring something new that I don’t understand and nobody interferes—that is home.
My art, the practice of doing it and not necessarily the finished work, has always been my home. The working process has always calmed me. My practice is like a companion, and I am grateful for this. Many people have to go through terrible times and don’t have a way to calm and stabilize themselves. I feel fortunate to have my art practice.
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The 11th edition of Tribeca Art + Culture Night is here!
June 18, 2019
Tribeca Art+Culture Night kicks off the summer with its 11th edition tour of neighborhood arts spaces on June 20 from 6 to 9.
The program includes exhibitions, performances, curator-led tours, walkthroughs, talks and workshops, and the event spotlights contemporary art, design, fashion, dance, music and crafts, as well as popular and less well-known locations in Tribeca (including spaces typically closed to the public). At each venue, attendees can interact directly with directors, curators and artists, who are present all evening to introduce their work.
-150 rarely seen drawings by Leipzig school artist Neo Rauchfeatured in the first ever US exhibition devoted to his works on paper (The Drawing Center)
-David Hockney’s C.P. Cavafy-inspired etchings and screening of his creative process in the film “Love’s Presentation” by James Scott (Anita Rogers Gallery)
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Ask the Collector with Holly Hager
Collecting 101: Why Art? Part II
June 6, 2019 by
Now take a look at the very same room after the art has been replaced with minimalist drawings by Gloria Ortiz-Hernández. They radically change the ambiance. Now the space says, “Calm down, relax, and rest.” The luscious depth of these drawings is like visual Xanax. The roundness of the forms is soft and comforting. There’s movement in these works, too, but it’s a languid migration that lulls the mind. Contemplating them is like watching the petals of a flower open or tracking the moon across the sky. No matter that there’s still sun pouring in the windows, doesn’t this image make you want to climb into it, lay down on the couch, and take a nap?
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