EAZEL | Dan Christensen Calligraphic Stains & Scrapes (Paintings from 1977 to 1984)
February 15, 2024
February 14, 2024
Beverley McIver, Truly Grateful, 2011, oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Gift in memory of Janet Martin Lampkin, former member of the executive committee of the Friends of African and African American Art
BEVERLY MCIVER (b. 1962)
A notable presence in American contemporary art, Beverly McIver has charted new directions as a Black female artist. With breathtaking honesty and virtuoso painting, her works tackle difficult themes about the human condition such as depression, racism, poverty, disability, and death. A recent article in Forbes compared her works both to “Frida Kahlo’s heart wrenching self-portraits,” and the “publicly exposed raw autobiography with the likes of Sylvia Plath poetry.” She has received numerous awards and honors and has been the subject of eleven museum exhibitions.
Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, McIver grew up in a single-parent household. Her mother worked tirelessly to make ends meet to support McIver and two sisters, one of which, Renee, has developmental disabilities. Despite these challenges, McIver pursued her artistic inquiry through her education, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from North Carolina Central University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Pennsylvania State University. Her artistic journey serves as a testament to her perseverance and the complexities that shape her identity such as stereotyping, self-acceptance, family, otherness, illness, death and, ultimately, freedom to express one’s individuality.
February 14, 2024
2024 UPCOMING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE • PAINTER
Working between New York City and East Hampton, artist Susan Vecsey delicately weaves influences from Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler. In her virtuoso manipulations of color, form, and space within poetic compositions, Susan Vecsey masterfully crafts an emotional experience.
In exploring nature’s abstract elements, Susan Vecsey’s paintings, a poetic fusion of geometric abstraction and minimalist landscapes, go beyond an intelligent reading of form. Her intentional play with perception allows each observer to project their own reflections onto the canvas where simplicity and abstraction coalesce.
During her residency at La Maison de Simon, the artist will work on a smaller series offering an intimate exploration of her work.
February 14, 2024 - Terri Provencal for PATRON
"I always look forward to seeing the paintings brought by Berry Campbell, which represents the estates of historical female artists. I am inspired by Alice Baber, who organized exhibitions of women artists, Including Color Forum fo 1972 at the University of Texas in Austin." - Catalina Gonzalez Jorba (Collector and Founder of Dondolo)Read More >>
February 13, 2024 - Our Hamptons Podcast
Esperanza and Irwin welcome artist Mike Solomon. Mike had an extraordinary childhood, growing up as the son of Syd and Annie Solomon. Syd was part of the Ab-Ex movement, and while he was a painter of great renown, the salons Annie hosted in her home were legendary. Mike, who is an important painter in his own right, shares the stories of what went on in the East Hampton in 1960's and 70's East Hampton.Read More >>
February 9, 2024
Unveiling the Untold Stories
In this captivating talk, Mike Solomon will take us on a chronological journey through the life of his father, Syd Solomon. The narrative will not only unveil the highlights of Syd's remarkable career but also shed light on the transformative impact he had on both Sarasota and East Hampton. This event promises to be more than just an exploration of art; it's a testament to how staying faithful to one's deepest dreams can lead to a fulfilling and influential life.
Join for the rarest evenings as we welcome contemporary artist Mike Solomon, also known as, the son of Syd Solomon, to offer us a never before seen vision of the entirety of his influential father’s life presented through rare photographs, stories and anecdotes that render the journey Syd Solomon took from the coal towns of Pennsylvania into WWII, to the beaches of Siesta Key and the Hamptons art community of the 1950s, on the way to achieving his artistic aspiration. Meet the charismatic man who counted as friends, such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Elia Kazan, Betty Friedan, John D. Mac Donald, Joy Williams, Phil Guston, Willem de Kooning and many others. Honored the world over, Syd’s works now grace RCAD’s Lois and David Stulberg Gallery with the exquisite exhibition, Fluid Impressions. Mike Solomon’s exclusive presentation is a unique rendering of the life and legacy of his very influential father. “Slowly Take Rise” is the title of one of Syd’s paintings and fits the arch of his artistic ascent perfectly, but we urge you to hurry and sign up.
Date : 02/16/2024 (Fri.)
Time : 5:00PM - 7:00PM EST
Location: Lois and David Stulberg Gallery, 1188 Dr M.L.K. Jr Wy, Sarasota, FL 34234
Cost: Free, reservations are required
Reserve Tickets: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AA9A62DA31-47867560-sydsolomon#/
February 8, 2024
Eric Dever, Moorland, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x36 in, The Heckscher Museum of Art
March 23, 2024 - September 1, 2024
The Rains are Changing Fast highlights artwork recently acquired by The Heckscher Museum of Art alongside a selection of key works long held in the Museum’s collection. For over a century, the Heckscher has been collecting and presenting art that explores the landscapes and social issues of its place and time. This exhibition, which takes its title from a 2021 video by Christine Sciulli, features new and beloved works of art that together reveal the diverse ways in which artists contend with environmental and cultural change. Created over a span of 175 years by 39 artists, the works are united by shared engagements with landscape, allegory, and abstraction. Some, like Richard Mayhew’s Pescadero (2014) or George Inness’s The Pasture, Durham, Connecticut (c. 1879), present luminous, if precarious, visions of the American landscape. Others, including Deborah Buck’s They Had Stars in Their Eyes (2020) and Dorothy Dehner’s Landscape (1976), employ modes of abstraction that speak to issues of gender and materiality. The resulting visual conversations emphasize the Museum’s ongoing commitment to social concerns, environmental issues, and Long Island’s diverse communities.
February 7, 2024
Saturday 3 February – Monday 6 May 2024
Guest curated by Dr Flavia Frigeri.
This spring, Turner Contemporary will present Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950 – 1970, a group exhibition presenting abstraction as a radical global language shared by women artists in the twenty years following World War II. Guest curated by Dr Flavia Frigeri, the exhibition will bring together the works of more than 50 artists to examine how, through abstract forms, materials and modes, women pushed the boundaries of artmaking while tackling seismic cultural, social and political shifts. Comprising over 80 artworks, predominantly sculpture, the exhibition will trace how the language of abstraction developed on a global scale.
Beyond Form will re-evaluate how art, gender and the act of making intersected in the post-WWII period, when men often eclipsed women’s artistic contributions. It will highlight the pioneering efforts of women artists in the development of abstraction, asserting their vital role in the discourse of the times.
In the 1950s and 1960s, women actively resisted the pressure to return to domestic roles, instead capitalising on their substantial wartime work experiences. By embracing abstraction, these artists leveraged a form of expression that resonated with the era’s proto-feminist sentiments. Through employing techniques like hanging, stacking and weaving they subverted established art-craft hierarchies and challenged entrenched gender norms. Their innovative use of sculptural materials allowed them to investigate critical social topics and explore themes concerning the human form, political discourse and more.
Looking beyond the Western canon, Beyond Form will present abstraction as a constellation of interconnected stories. It will celebrate artists from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, positioning them as central figures in the history of abstraction and will bring to light many works that have previously gone unseen.Read More >>
February 2, 2024
February 18–June 16, 2024
Spanning mural-sized representational oil paintings, expressionistic watercolors and pastel drawings, and intimate mixed-media abstractions, Beyond the Horizon will take viewers on a journey through visual styles and thematic experiences of the landscape. Featured women artists from the permanent collection capture the essence and tone of the environment through their own unique visual language.
Large-scale works by Renate Aller, April Gornik, and Jane Wilson will demonstrate how these women artists masterfully composed mural-sized works, countering the common association of large-scale with the masculine. A selection of paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, Nell Blaine, Edith Prellwitz, Susan Vecsey, and Jane Wilson expand techniques to include expressionistic mark-making and atmospheric washes of color across meadows, forests, and mountain ranges. Collages, relief works, and textured surfaces by Darlene Charneco, Sandi Haber Fifield, Laurie Lambrecht, and Michelle Stuart will celebrate abstraction and conceptual interpretations of the land and nature. Throughout the galleries, visitors will be immersed in the landscape and experience how each artist transforms their view of the natural world.Read More >>