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REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair July 18 – 21 in Saratoga Springs NY

Friday, July 12th, 2019

AWAD is pleased to share that two member galleries are participating in REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair  Saratoga Springs NY newest edition to the summer cultural scene. REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair embraces diversity, discovery and curatorial integrity, providing a platform for a select group of galleries from across the United States and Canada.  There will be a range of media—photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, and so on—from both the secondary and primary market. The Fair opens on July 18th and closes on July 21st. Throughout the REVEAL’s run there will be special events and programs. Please see their website for details.

Participating galleries include Adah Rose Gallery from Kensington, MD and Susan Eley Fine Art from New York City.

“Reckless in the Lab” by Mary Didoardo at Kathryn Markel Fine Art

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Mary Didoardo – Reckless in the Lab.

In this most recent body of work, Didoardo continues her exploration of dynamic line and color. Scrutiny of her paintings reveals the marks of fracture and surfaces worked. She begins her paintings by adding layer upon layer of paint to wood panels. The surface is then covered in tape, upon which Didoardo draws her signature expressive lines. In contrast to the freedom of this gesture, she then painstakingly cuts along these markings with an exacto-knife, and applies yet another layer of paint to the revealed surface. Finally, she removes the remaining packaging tape, which causes flakes of paint to peel off and reveal hidden colors. This process of building and revealing is captured in layers of paint and looping, swirling compositions. The manic dance of line across the canvas is chaos made visible, reaching sudden resolution. In their gestural eloquence, the paintings are simultaneously serious and celebratory. (more…)

Enlivening the Workspace: An Interview with Katie Henry, Director of Art in Offices

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Katie Henry is Director of Art in Offices, which was established in 2012. Her background lies in sculpture and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Saint Martins Art College and a Masters in Arts Administration and Management from the University of London. The company provides businesses of any size straightforward access to original and affordable art for their workplaces and ensures that their family of artists can make a living from their work. Not only does Katie handpick artists who have investible careers and could form the basis of a corporate collection, she also provides high-value services such as the management of art collections and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies.

www.artinoffices.com/

Services offered include art sales, rental, subscriptions, installation, shipping, insurance, valuation and consultation, corporate art collection management, arts strategy for corporate social responsibility.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Katie at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

We’ve gone through a rebrand recently and thought very hard about our new values. Our business is bespoke, passionate, open, cultured and proactive. (more…)

Ground Floor Gallery is pleased to present String Theory

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Ground Floor Gallery is kicking off their summer season a little early with String Theory, a group show featuring artists Antonia Perez,
Beka Goedde, Eliza Stamps and Victoria Manganiello.  The show is curated by the gallery’s Co-Founder, Jill Benson and ongoing through
In physics, String Theory describes how strings of individual particles propagate through space and interact with each other. The strings vibrate and create gravitational force. It is this natural force to create that drives these dynamic, mixed-media artists to weave, knit, crochet and sculpt their ideas into cohesion. Primarily using textiles, the artists weave new narratives from raw and found materials.

qUiRk curated by Fran Shalom at Markel Fine Arts

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Markel Fine Arts is please present, “!qUiRk”  a group show curated by Fran Shalom. The origin of the word “quirk” is unknown, but when it first appeared in the 16th century it referred particularly to a sudden twist, turn or curve, particularly in writing or drawing, later acquiring the specific sense of a “flourish” in writing or drawing. Using a variety of media – knitted yarn, clay, old photographs, ceramics & paint – the works of many of the seventeen artists represented in !qUiRk materially involve turns, curves, three-dimensional twists, sudden deviations, swirls and flourishes.

The exhibit features  work by Laylah Ali, Tom Butler, Mary Carlson, Jennifer Coates, Elisa D’Arrigo, Barbara Friedman, Teri Hackett, Catherine Harggerty, Judith Linares, Dennis Kardon, Andrew Masullo, Nat Meade, Marcy Rosenblatt, Caroline Wells Chandler, Daniel Wiener, Mie Yim, and Charles Yuen.

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