RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS

Hiroyuki Tajima
The Stone Cutter And His Apprentice
Gerardo Rueda
Madrid
Paul Elie Ranson
Femme (Woman)
Matthias Quad
Abyssinorum Sive Magni Regis Davidis ... (Early Map of Africa)
Nicolas Marie Ozanne
Plate 5 & 6. Masted Ship
Maxime Maufra
Route De Gaud / Alt. Title: Le Chemin Au Bord De La Mer
Donald Shaw Maclaughlin
Venice
Sydney Mackenzie Litten
Return To The Ship
Sydney Mackenzie Litten
Venice
Charles-Emile Jacque
Title Unidentified
Kawase Hasui
Moonlight Matsuyama Castle
Hiroshige (Rissho Kisai)
Play Of France Court At The Water Street In Yoko-Hama
Armand Guillaumin
Souvenir De Hollande
Isaac Friedlander
Boy's Head
Richard Florsheim
Blast Furnaces
Maurice Denis
Mourners (Les Pleureuses)
Maurice Denis
La Visitation
Zaccaria Dal Bo
Canal, Venice

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Michael Kempson | Child's Play

February 2 - 24, 2018 

First Thursday Opening February 1st 6 - 8pm

Following a 2011 residency at Sydney’s majestic Taronga Zoo, Michael Kempson found inspiration in the stuffed animals arranged along the shelves of the gift shop. His latest work, Child’s Play (2016/17), is a panel installation of 50 iconic etchings depicting invented toy creatures representing nation states, each identified by their three-letter ISO country code. The formal arrangement of this menagerie is contained by the bookends of China’s panda and the American bald eagle, hinting at the international and regional challenges confronting the old order, precipitated by the shift in the world economy from west to east. They combine officially sanctioned animal representation and occasionally substitute a vernacular equivalent. For example, the regal lion representing Britain is instead the pugnacious bulldog. In mapping our current geopolitical junction, and pondering the inevitability that things will and must change, Child’s Play reflects on the legacy of the “not-so-cute” strategic decisions implemented in the past and perceives the value of patience as we apply the lessons learned throughout history to facing the future together.

Ben Beres | They're Shootin' To Kill

February 2 - 24, 2018 

First Thursday Opening February 1st 6 - 8pm

Moving away from his trademark of indecipherable or miniature text, Beres zooms in to focus on single words, simple phrases, and short sentences. Inspired by the minimalist poet Aram Saroyan, this exhibition includes many three-word poems, using six to eight-letter words, separating the words into multiple parts to explore new meaning. Homonyms, puns, placement, order and disorder all are deftly employed. The grim and often humorous hidden messages in Beres’ prints tap into our collective anxieties, whether they are social and political or simply personal loss and love. He addresses this anxiety by employing wit and wordplay as a way to draw out the poison for a bittersweet catharsis.

Below is a preview. Please check back for the complete exhibition.

Roberto Matta | Selected Etchings

February 1 - 24, 2018 

First Thursday Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 6-8pm.

Perhaps Chile’s best known artist, Matta was trained as an architect.  Thanks to a short stint in the Merchant Marine, he landed in Europe.Through Le Corbusier he came to know Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali and Andre Breton, which in turn led him to join the Surrealist movement in 1937 (but he was later expelled in 1947).  His time in Madrid, London, Paris, and Scandinavia during the 1930s connected him to Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Gordon Ford, Yves Tanguy and Alvar Aalto.  After moving to New York in 1939, his images reflect a blend of the Surrealist landscape of the subconscious and the Action Painting of the Abstract Expressionist school.  The human form reappeared in works of the 1940s combined with organic and symbiotic relationships with machines.  Matta was a strong colorist as both painter and printmaker.  His images also reflect a response to international political events, whether in Spain, Germany, or Vietnam.

 

 

Kurt Seligmann | Protubérances Cardiaques Suite

Protubérances Cardiaques Suite

Suite of 15 mixed etchings on Rives BFK. 1933. 

Unsigned. 

Sheets: 19-1/2 x 15 inches each

Introduction by Anatole Jakovsky.  Numbered verso.  Full margins, excellent condition with few exceptions.

 $4,800 unframed