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FLOWER POWER at Garvey|Simon until April 28th

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Flower Power, featuring works by six contemporary artists exploring flora in a wide range of media, is the first-ever show co-curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, of ODETTA Gallery and Elizabeth Garvey, of Garvey|Simon.The two gallerists share a common aesthetic and the exhibition combines artists from their respective programs. Artists include: Christopher Adams, Jackie Battenfield, Daisy Craddock, Sally Gil, Mel Prest, and Sung Won Yun. 

Flowers, gently seductive in their ability to indelibly imprint upon us memories of first meetings, euphoria, and romance, inspire wonder. Flower Power explores both the materiality of flowers through different artistic media, and the entanglement of biological and emotional phenomena they represent. The six artists shown represent a variety of artistic practices, including ceramic, works on paper, and acrylic, and demonstrate the full spectrum from abstraction to realism. Each artist attends to the duality of their subject, offering up an array of technical innovations with which to capture the physicality of flora, and a diverse perspective on flora’s symbolic charge. Flower Power at once enhances and unravels the romance of its muse.

The Gallerists, both members of AWAD who had previously met at Art on Paper, were delighted to co-curate this exhibition. “We were able to connect and re-connect over time because of AWAD, which has been great. We realize that through community we stand a much better chance of growth and strength.”

Frederick Brosen: Flowers & Facades at Garvey | Simon

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

The Garvey | Simon Gallery is pleased to present Frederick Brosen: Flowers & Facades. This intimate exhibition of new work by acclaimed watercolorist, Frederick Brosen, juxtaposes the luminous watercolors of New York City, that the artist is known for with delicate paintings from his new floral series. Together, the flowers and facades highlight Frederick Brosen’s distinctive use of light and undisputed mastery of watercolor.

Brosen’s flower paintings are being publicly exhibited here for the first time.

Exhibition dates: February 15 – March 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 6-8pm

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Danielle Riede: Wingspan,

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Danielle Riede: Wingspan, an exhibition featuring the artist’s recent abstract oil paintings. This will be the first solo show in New York and at Garvey|Simon for the Indiana-based artist. The exhibition is ongoing through December 23, 2017.

Danielle Riede imbues her abstractions with lyricism and sensitivity, using dance, gesture, and movement patterns as the basis for her new paintings. A painter as well as a lifelong dancer, Riede translates movement through space to the surface of the canvas, and allows the nuance of her gesture to inform the inflection of her brushstroke. Riede captures the ephemerality of dance in her work and transforms her canvases into portraits of performance. Riede most recently collaborated with choreographer, Stephanie Nugent and performed her own work, “Mad River Echo,” at the premiere of BIG TENT at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

JOAN GRUBIN: The Detritus Series at Garvey|Simon

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present JOAN GRUBIN: The Detritus Series, an exhibition featuring compact and complex collages created with colorful ephemera from the artist’s studio. Grubin’s one rule in the creation of these works is that no intentional marks be added. These intimate structures are a collaboration between intention and chance. The pieces stay true to what Grubin explores with her larger paper works and installations, creating “optical experiences which raise questions about the discrepancy between what we see and what we know.”

This is Grubin’s first solo show with Garvey|Simon. The exhibition is ongoing through December 23, 2017.

Alan Bray: Inward Maine at Garvey | Simon Gallery

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Alan Bray: Inward Maine, an exhibition featuring the artist’s recent casein landscape paintings. This will be the eighth solo show in New York for the Maine-based artist, and his second solo at Garvey|Simon. Alan Bray explores the landscape of inland Maine via quiet rambles in the woods, kayak trips down forested streams, and most recently, Google Earth, where he can observe his surroundings from a foreign, aerial view. A poetic and visionary painter, his often-peculiar vistas celebrate the phenomena of nature in the ordinary. 

The show runs from October 12th – November 19th. The an opening reception on October 12, 6-8 pm. The artist will be present.  

Alan Bray, Swallowed, 2017, casein tempera on panel, 18 x 24 inches

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