EXHIBITIONS:


2017 IFPDA Print Fair
Preview (tickets required)
WED 10/25 6:30-9pm

THURS 10/26 12-8pm
FRI 10/27 12-8pm
SAT 10/28 12-8pm
SUN 10/29 12–6pm

New Location! Javits Center River Pavilion, Javits Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street
New York, NY 10001


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Morris Blackburn: Prints and Paintings in Process @ Palmer Museum of Art

January 7th, 2017

A new exhibition exploring the relationships between paintings, print making and process Blackburn made in the 1940s.

is organized by the Palmer’s Patrick McGrady.  It runs from Jaunary 17 to April 30.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Morris Blackburn attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with, among others, Arthur B. Carles, one of the country’s leading proponents of modernism. The city remained his home throughout his career as an artist and as a teacher, a profession for which he was equally known and admired. Starting in the 1930s, Blackburn offered courses in painting and printmaking first at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts), then the Tyler School of Art, at Temple University, and finally at his alma mater, PAFA, where he taught from 1952 until his death in 1979.

Blackburn’s affiliation with Carles, with whom he studied privately for a number of years following his graduation from PAFA, led to a healthy inclination toward abstraction. This propensity was further enhanced through his participation in the monthly workshops run by experimental printmaker Stanley William Hayter, starting in 1945, at the Print Club (today known as the Print Center). The majority of the drawings, prints, and paintings in the exhibition in particular demonstrate the discipline the Hayter experience brought to Blackburn’s creative process.

Morris Blackburn Still Life  c. 1945, oil on canvas

Still Life c. 1945, oil on canvas

Morris Blackburn  Still Life #3, etching, 1st state

Still Life #3, 1946 etching, 1st state

At the IFPDA Print Fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York + at the Met

October 31st, 2016

Come see us and what is new at the IFPDA Print Fair.  We will exhibit for the first time brand new works by Brooklyn-based Anders Bergstrom.  Brown Bag Test August, 02, 2016 is hot off the press and we will install it at the Print Fair Booth 403. (see our Addition Material blog for more on Anders Bergstrom and his work on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Anders Bergstrom's Brown Bag Test Ausgust 02, 2016, Proof and Counterproof

Anders Bergstrom’s Brown Bag Test Ausgust 02, 2016

We will also have new and recent works by Contemporary artists Rachel Selekman, Steven Ford, Donald Teskey, Michael Canning, Matt Colaizzo, Amze Emmons, Nona Hershey, Tom Roese, Shelley Thorstensen, and David Shapiro.  Modernist artists include Helen Phillips, Dox Thrash, Raymond Steth,  Elizabeth Catlett, Judith Rothschild, Robert Riggs, and Thomas Lias.  We will hang a group of progressive proofs of Stanley William Hayter’s early color masterpiece, Cinq Personnages, 1946, along side a pair of 1947 proofs by Ellen Abbey Countey.  Ellen helped with the production of Cinq Personages.  We will show the extraordinary plate for Fred Becker’s Jam Sessesion II, 1952 along with a monumental 1956 woodcut, Wire Plant; and Morris Blackburn’s early screenprint, Landscape Forms 1944, along with progressive proofs and related paintings.

 

Ellen Abbey Countey Nmemosyne 1947 open bite etching & aquatint

Ellen Abbey Countey Nmemosyne 1947

Stanley William Hayter Cinq Personnages. 1946, state 4 engraving, soft ground etching & gaufrage

Stanley William Hayter Cinq Personnages. 1946, state 4

 

Paul Keene @ LaSalle University Art Museum

September 28th, 2016

Plans for La Salle University Art Museum’s new exhibition, Paul Keene: Post War Explorations in Painting began with the discovery of paintings stored in the attic of the Keene home. Hidden way for decades, these works are a rich record of Paul’s early career. His GI Bill opportunity to work in Paris was soon followed by a John Hay Whitney Fellowship which supported a two year residency in at the Centre d’Arte, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1951-1953).
The exhibition celebrates a too little known period of Paul’s career. The paintings are hybrids of Paul’s exposure to the early Modern & Contemporary art he found in Paris and the authentic West African cultural traditions he sought in Haiti. Gallery shows upon his return from both sojourns sold out thanks to the astute Philadelphia collector and philanthropist, Ben Bernstein. Bernstein’s gift of two large 1950s paintings make LaSalle the perfect museum to organize this exhibition which will travel in 2017 to the North Carolina Central University Art Museum and the Georgia College Museum of Fine Arts.

La Salle’s exhibition opens September 28, 2016 and remains on view thru December 2, 2016.  La Salle University is located at 1900 Olney Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19141, artmuseum@lasalle.edu
We hope you will see this important exhibition.

Paul Keene, Mardi Gras Parade 1955, oil on canvas

Mardi Gras Parade 1955

Steven Ford at the Airdron Duckworth Museum

June 8th, 2016

A survey exhibition of 8 years of exploration at the printing press opens June 11 at 3pm. This is Steven’s first solo museum exhibition and includes 35 print works. His innovative works are made using traditional techniques in complex ways to make printed images which cannot be repeated. Each work is unique and have been acquired by major museums & private/corporate collections, including the Detroit Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Arkansas Art Center.

The Airdon Duckworth Museum is at 21 Bean Road, Meriden, New Hampshire. The exhibition opens at 3 pm on June 11, 2016. There will be a gallery talk at 4pm and the exhibition runs through July 24.

Steven Ford  Untitled, 2016, linocut, collagraph & collage, 44 x 60"

Untitled, 2016, linocut, collagraph & collage, 44 x 60″

Spring Masters @ New York City’s Park Avenue Armory

April 22nd, 2016

We are pleased to return to the Armory for the excellent Spring Masters, May 6-9, 2016.
60+ international dealers of fine art, design, funiture and jewelry will exhibit within Rafael Viñoly’s distinctive hexagonal exhibition plan.
We will present excellent Modern and Contemporary works on canvas, paper and bronze by Elizabeth Catlett, Donald Teskey, Judith Rothschild, Michael Canning, Morris Blackburn, Lynne Clibanoff, Norman Lewis, Dox Thrash, Steven Ford, Raymond Steth, Paul Keene, Stanley Wm Hayter, Helen Phillips, Tom Lias, Amze Emmons & David Shapiro.
Fair hours are Friday May 6 11-7:30, Saturday May 7 11-7:30, Sunday May 8 11-6, Monday May 9 11-6

Judith Rothschild Song of Troy

Judith Rothschild Song of Troy

Philadelphia Antiques & ART Show returns for 2016

March 24th, 2016

The Antiques & Art Show returns to the Marine Parade Grounds at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard April 15-17.
Preview party is April 14 and the show benefits Penn Medicine.
The range of material on offer will now include Contemporary art. We will have new works by Peter Brooke, Steven Ford, Donald Teskey, Michael Canning, David Shapiro, Amze Emmons and Lynne Clibanoff.
We have splendid Modern works by Fred Becker,

Morris Blackburn, Judith Rothschild, Elizabeth Catlett, Dox Thrash, Paul Keene, Helen Phillips, Raymond Steth, Robert Riggs and Benton Spruance.

Morris Blackburn Still Life Two Pitchers c. 1948

Morris Blackburn, Still Life Two Pitchers c. 1948

IFPDA Print Fair @ the Park Street Armory, New York

November 2nd, 2015

Welook forward with great anticipation to early November and this fair in New York’s storied Park Avenue Armory. The Print Fair is the largest and best of it kind–over 85 specialist dealers spanning the 500+ history of printmaking.
We have organized our booth, #123 with a superb selection of Modern and Contemporary works by
Fred Becker, Morris Blackburn, Michael Canning, Elizabeth Catlett, Amze Emmons, Steven Ford, Christopher Hartshorne, Stanley Wm Hayter, Thomas Lias, Helen Phillips, Robert Riggs, Judith Rothschild, David Shapiro, Benton Spruance, Raymond Steth, Donald Teskey, Shelley Thorstensen, and Dox Thrash.

Information about attending the fair are to your left. Hours are
Thursday, 11/5, 12-8
Friday, 11/6, 12-8
Saturday, 11/7, 12-8
Sunday, 11/8, 12-6

We hope to see you there.

Christopher Hartshorne, Brooding Space, 2015 unique, multiblock woodcut

Christopher Hartshorne, Brooding Space, 2015

July 9th, 2015

Self-portrait or selfie? The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia examines the ever-evolving ways artists explore their own images. Experience traditional, narrative and interactive self-portraits produced by artists across the United States. We were happy to contribute Self-Portrait at the Stone by Benton Spruance, Self Portrait with Model, by Salvatore Pinto, Francesco Clemente’s Untitled, Lawrence Hosannah’s Problem #2, Harry Brodsky’s Projection, and Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Glutton.
Self Reflections is on view through August 23, 2015.

Self Portraits by Benton Spruance, Salvatore Pinto, Francesco Clemente, Lawrence Hossanah, Harry Brodskey and Trenton Doyle Hancock

Self Portraits by Benton Spruance, Salvatore Pinto, Francesco Clemente, Lawrence Hosannah, Harry Brodsky and Trenton Doyle Hancock

Miniature: Small Comtemporary Works @ University of Wyoming Art Museum

June 18th, 2015

Artists have worked in the small-scale genre of miniature art for centuries, dating back to the 15th century illuminated manuscripts of the Far East and Europe. Miniature art is characterized by highly skilled and painstaking techniques that draw the viewers’ eye deeper into the world for close inspection. The works in Miniature: Small Contemporary Works revisit the history of small work through a variety of contemporary approaches. Artists in this international exhibition include Eric Tillinghast, Marie Harnett, Gregory Halili, Lucy Mackenzie, Lynne Clibanoff. and Matthew Schofield. Lynne Clibanoff’s work employs optical techniques of forced perspective, which also date back to the Italian Renaisance. Objects are constructed or manipulated to appear smaller or larger than they are. Lynne’s unique approach is to build miniature structures that appear to be much larger and deeper and full of natural light.
The exhibition continues at the museum through 8 August 2015. http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/

Down and Out, 2011, cigar box, plywood, acrylic paint, & plexiglass  7 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/16"

Down and Out, 2011, cigar box, plywood, acrylic paint, & plexiglass 7 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/16″

Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now @ Cleveland Museum of Art

May 16th, 2015

A selection of prints from the past 25 years, this exhibition showcases the printmaking techniques of a variety of contemporary artists. While some, including Julia Wachtel and Annette Lemieux, use printmaking to comment on contemporary political events, others, such as Lesley Dill and Louise Bourgeois, use the medium to express personal, feminist concerns. Traditional landscape themes interest Ellsworth Kelly and Rosemarie Trockel while Lucian Freud and Chuck Close prefer figurative subjects. Abstraction also remains important, exemplified by such artists as Terry Winters, Steven Ford, Tom Nozkowski, Richard Serra, and Julie Mehretu. On view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery thru July 26, 2015

Steven Ford's Untitled unique linocut hangs above Tom Nozkowski's suite of etchings

Steven Ford’s Untitled unique linocut hangs above Tom Nozkowski’s suite of etchings