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DAVID MORRISON: NATURE’S EPHEMERA at Garvey|Simon

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present David Morrison: Nature’s Ephemera, an exhibition featuring the artist’s realist colored pencil drawings of the specters of the natural world.  Morrison toggles seamlessly between realism and abstraction, creating highly complex compositions from his observation of branches, leaves, and abandoned animal habitats. This is Morrison’s third solo show in New York, and his fourth solo show with Garvey|Simon.  The opening reception will take place on Thursday November 15, 6-8pm. The artist will be present. 

“My drawings capture the degeneration cycle of plant materials and how they echo the living conditions of man and nature. I am interested in capturing the reality of their existence, with all the imperfections, echoing their fragile existence in nature.”

Melissa Stern: Strange Girls at Garvey|Simon

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Melissa Stern: Strange Girls, an exhibition featuring the artist’s evocative and dark-witted works. Stern works across all media to include assemblage, ceramics, painting, drawings and collage. This is Stern’s first solo show with Garvey|Simon, and her ninth solo show in New York.  The show is accompanied by a color catalog with essay by Meg Shiffler, Director and Chief Curator, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.

 In Strange Girls, Melissa Stern explores the definition of girlhood as a state of being and state of mind. Stern’s sisterhood ranges from lusty pin-up girls to minimalist, geometric bodies, embracing all within the loving arms of femininity and oddity. Though all share an innate formal elegance, each is afflicted by a sense of imbalance and loss: figures stride proudly as they are bisected by their frames, and voluptuous, fishnet-clad legs are severed from their bodies. In Stern’s fantasyland, girlhood is juxtaposition: beauty afflicted by the melancholy of insufficiency. The work hits an emotional soft spot in all of us, echoing our desire to belong to the norm. 

“We are all strange girls. We all harbor some memory of feeling like an outsider, a stranger. These feelings were most acute growing up: never quite getting with the program, never feeling quite in step with the cool kids. “What if people don’t like me?” Many of the dramas in these pieces are based on feelings that girls grow up with. But being a strange girl can transcend gender. Anyone who views this work will find a memory or story from their own life that resonates. “Girlhood, “ in the context of this show, is a state of being and a state of mind. It is one marked by being the other simply by virtue of being, femininity conflated with all that is weird and wrong across cultures. I invite you to be the strange girl that you are.” Melissa Stern

The exhibition closes on November 11th.

Select 3 at Garvey|Simon Gallery

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Garvey|Simon  is pleased to announce Select 3, the third annual exhibition of work by mid-career artists chosen by director Elizabeth K. Garvey through the gallery’s innovative Review Program. This year’s artists are: Kathy Cantwell, Kate Doyle, Bob Erickson, Jeanne Heifetz, Eileen Murphy, Tim Nighswander, Steven Paddack, Jane Schiowitz, and Marilyn Turtz.

This year’s iteration features an array of mediums and conceptual frameworks, all united by their interest in the intersection between design and the natural world. Bob Erickson’s and Tim Nighswander’s plant-based subjects are abstracted by their role as compositional elements. Both Jane Schiowitz’s and Jeanne Heifetz’s works reference the dichotomy of frivolity and efficiency at the foundation of design. Marilyn Turtz and Eileen Murphy each explore personal landscapes and strategically place swaths of unmodulated color to flatten their pictorial planes. The quirky, anthropomorphic objects in Steven Paddack’s miniature water towers play with scale and form. Kate Doyle and Kathy Cantwell both utilize polished surfaces and high-key color as a means of assimilating, abstracting, and reflecting the patterns of their natural surround.

The exhibition runs from July 26th – August 17th. Opening July 26th 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Five AWAD member galleries to participate in REVEAl-International Contemporary Art Fair

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

AWAD is pleased to share that five member galleries, representing two chapters, will be participating in the premiere edition of REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair held at he Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. August 2nd – 5th 2018. REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair embraces diversity, discovery and curatorial integrity, providing a platform for a select group of 30 galleries.  The Fair opens on Thursday, August 2 with an elegant  VIP Preview & Celebration from 6PM-10PM sponsored by Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corporation and benefitting the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital and The Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center at Albany Med.  The boutique fair will continue through Sunday, August 5th with a diverse mix of 30 galleries from around the US, the UK and Italy.

AWAD member galleries include:

DECORAZON Gallery      Garvey | Simon Gallery   Ground Floor Gallery                  Kathryn Markel Fine Arts      Susan Eley Fine Art

There will be an exciting array of paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and sculpture by internationally acclaimed, mid-career and emerging artists that will appeal to both seasoned and novice collectors alike.  The Fair’s offerings include two lively and insightful Art Talks on Friday, August 3: BUY WHAT YOU LOVE … and Other Advice organized by Kaufman Vardy Projects and The Art of Collecting: Building, Managing and Protecting a Collection moderated by Ray Piacentini, Senior VP, Marsh Private Client Services.  Art Talks and other events are open to everyone at the Fair.

 

 

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.”

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