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Artist Syd Solomon Led Rich Life in Sarasota

December 4, 2014 - Mike Solomon

When the adventure fabulist novel, King Solomon’s Mines, was written in 1885 by H. Rider Haggard, it was promoted in London as “The Most Amazing Book Ever Written,” and it became an immediate best seller. Once the contents at The Solomon Archive become known through a documentary film we are producing about my parents, Syd and Annie Solomon, I’m hoping that a similar response may occur. Their story is certainly an amazing one.

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News: Christine Berry quoted in Bloomberg News along with David Zwirner Gallery and Hauser and Wirth about a new generation of collectors., December  2, 2014 - James Tarmy

Christine Berry quoted in Bloomberg News along with David Zwirner Gallery and Hauser and Wirth about a new generation of collectors.

December 2, 2014 - James Tarmy

Younger collectors are expected to descend on the city.

“We’re talking under 30 years old,” said Christine Berry of Berry Campbell gallery in New York. “Their money is across the board. It’s self made; it’s inherited; it’s finance. It’s a new generation of collectors.”

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Art Review: Maine artists at the fore in NYC

November 30, 2014 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

While I was in New York to see the Leonard Lauder collection of Cubism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (it actually surpasses its lofty billing), I saw a pair of shows by Mainers Ken Greenleaf and Dan Mills.

While the Nobleboro-based Greenleaf had a notable early New York City career as a sculptor and has shown at Caldbeck and Aucocisco galleries in Maine, more Mainers probably know him as a serious and insightful art critic. An exhibition of his paintings, drawings and collages is now on view at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea.

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News: New Additions to Guild Hall Permanent Collection on View, November 20, 2014 - Stephanie Troy for Dan's Papers

New Additions to Guild Hall Permanent Collection on View

November 20, 2014 - Stephanie Troy for Dan's Papers

In an entirely different palette, Susan Vecsey’s “White Main Beach,” East Hampton, 2012, is a scene familiar to anyone who braves the ocean beach on an overcast winter’s day. Bathed in whites, with violet tints in the sky and greenish tints in the sand, Vecsey creates a composition that both goes in toward a vanishing point and comes back at you, through the movement in the clouds. The whole inward/outward motion then takes a vertical and horizontal direction from the crosshatching of the linen, on which White Beach, East Hampton is painted.

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News: Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007), November 13, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007)

November 13, 2014

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the representation of the estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007), a leading figure in the Color Field movement, whose relentless experimentation with new tools and materials made him among the most ambitious abstract and gestural artists of his time.  Christensen's exuberant art contributes to the gallery's prominent role as a showcase for established and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. Berry Campbell looks forward to hosting a solo exhibition of Christensen's paintings in 2015.

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Syd Solomon featured in Hamptons Art Hub

November 13, 2014

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Abstract Expressionist painter Syd Solomon (1917-2004). A curated solo exhibition of the artist’s work will be featured April 23 – May  23, 2015 at the gallery’s Chelsea location. In December 2014, Berry Campbell will participate in Miami Project (December 2-7) during Miami Art Fair Week. The gallery will present Dancing Mile, an important example of Solomon’s work from 1977.

A painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of East Hampton, New York, and Sarasota, Florida. 

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News: Eric Dever featured on Art & Education, November  6, 2014

Eric Dever featured on Art & Education

November 6, 2014

Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel at Molloy College featured on Art & Education

November 6–December 20, 2014

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News: Ann Purcell Receives Three Prestigious Grants, November  1, 2014

Ann Purcell Receives Three Prestigious Grants

November 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ann Purcell received three grants from important and highly respected art organizations this past year.  In October 2013, Purcell was awarded a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  In February 2014 she received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Most recently in October 2014 she won a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. 

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News: Eric Dever at Molloy College, October 31, 2014 - New York Times

Eric Dever at Molloy College

October 31, 2014 - New York Times

Spoken Word

ROCKVILLE CENTRE “Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel,” an exhibition of paintings at the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. 516-323-3196; molloy.edu/artgallery. Credit Courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery 

 

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News: Balcomb Greene, Susan Vecsey, and Larry Zox all in an upcoming show at Guild Hall!, October 23, 2014

Balcomb Greene, Susan Vecsey, and Larry Zox all in an upcoming show at Guild Hall!

October 23, 2014

In 1931, when Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse dedicated Guild Hall as a cultural center for the community, The New York Times noted that Howard Russell Butler’s portrait of Thomas Moran on exhibit was not a loan but an acquisition. “It marks the beginning of a permanent collection which is proposed to build up in Guild Hall,” the newspaper explained.

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