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News: Berry Campbell Gallery Is Expanding, July 16, 2015

Berry Campbell Gallery Is Expanding

July 16, 2015


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 16, 2015– Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene, recently made even more vibrant with the May 2015 opening of the new Whitney Museum.

Berry Campbell continues to fill an important gap in the downtown art world, showcasing the work of prominent and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. The owners, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, share a curatorial vision of bringing new attention to the works of a selection of postwar and contemporary artists and revealing how these artists have advanced ideas and lessons in powerful and new directions.  “Much of the work that we show is by artists who have pursued a particular line of inquiry over many years, even when this has meant going against the day’s trends,” says Campbell. “We love the gritty and the cerebral; art that has a visceral impact and an optical intensity,” says Berry.

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell began their careers in the museum world: Berry at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas and the Whitney Museum of American Art and Campbell at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.  Both then worked for many years as Directors at Spanierman Gallery and Spanierman Modern.  The East Hampton Star recently profiled the duo in a well-received article by Jennifer Landes entitled, “The Long Neglected Bigger Picture.”

Berry Campbell continues to grow its illustrious roster of prominent artists and estates including important Color Field, Kinetic, and Minimalist artists such as Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, John Goodyear, Ann Purcell, William Perehudoff, and Albert Stadler.  The gallery also represents the estates of many artists associated with Long Island’s East End, a gathering place for the Abstract Expressionists and American Modernists, including Perle Fine, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, Raymond Hendler, Charlotte Park, and Syd Solomon.  In addition, the gallery represents the estate of the celebrated Abstract Expressionist and figurative painter, Stephen Pace.  Noted contemporary artists represented include Eric Dever, Ken Greenleaf, Jodie Manasevit, Jill Nathanson, Mike Solomon, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, and Joyce Weinstein.

Berry Campbell’s growing presence in the modern and contemporary art world has been acknowledged throughout the press.  Recently, Walter Darby Bannard’s important exhibition of early paintings was reviewed in Artforum by Phyllis Tuchman. Ken Greenleaf was reviewed by Peter Plagens in the Wall Street Journal; Jill Nathanson’s new work was hailed by Piri Halasz in a review for the New York Observer; and Syd Solomon was praised in Hamptons Art Hub by Charles A. Riley II. Berry Campbell’s recent participation in Art Southampton was singled out in the Huffington Post by Bruce Helander.

Opening on September 17, 2015, the expanded Berry Campbell gallery will feature a retrospective of paintings by Dan Christensen, the noted Color Field artist celebrated for his early spray paintings from the 1960s.  The exhibition, which will span Christensen’s entire forty-year painting career, will take place in the fully expanded street-level gallery space. 

Berry Campbell continues to find and place art in the world’s foremost public and private collections. The gallery’s summer hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and by appointment.  After September 8th, the gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment.

Berry Campbell is located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 530 West 24 Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10011. www.berrycampbell.com. For information, please contact Christine Berry or Martha Campbell at 212.924.2178 or info@berrycampbell.com.

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