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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.

 

 

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents Four Degrees of Abstraction

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Four Degrees of Abstraction, a group show curated by Anne-Brigitte Sirois. 

Four Degrees of Abstraction brings together paintings by four artists, Xiaofu Wang, Suzanne Olivier, Cora Cohen, and Morgan Everhart, working in various degrees of abstraction and investigates each artist’s iconographic relation with nature. The exhibition aims to consider the hierarchical distinctions first positioned by art critic and champion of abstract painting, Clement Greenberg, who wrote in his essay On Abstract Art(1944), “Let painting confine itself to the disposition pure and simple of color and line, and not intrigue us by associations with things we can experience more authentically elsewhere… art that is representational too easily suggests narrative and thus panders to literature.” Nearly seventy-five years and many waves of Clem-bashing later, the formalist perspective occupies a position at the zenith of the established culture, yet it remains a subject of controversy.

The show will run June 21st – July 28th.

Suzanne Olivier, Érosion du continent

Martina Nehrling, “Saudade” at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Martina Nehrling, “Saudade” 

On View February 15th – March 24th, 2018

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Saudade, Martina Nehrling’s second solo show with the gallery. Saudade is a Portuguese term that defies direct translation, but Martina Nehrling thinks the elusiveness of the word is best wrangled by Jasmine Garsd. She describes it as “a melancholy nostalgia for something that perhaps has not even happened. It often carries an assurance that this thing you feel nostalgic for will never happen again.” It’s an unexpected concept to associate with Nehrling’s unabashedly optimistic work characterized by highly saturated color, but in her latest work on view in Saudade she concentrates on the presence of absence.

Joanne Freeman’s My Generation at Katheryn Markel Fine Arts

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Joanne Freeman, “My Generation”

On View February 15th – March 24th, 2018

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present My Generation, Joanne Freeman’s second solo show with the gallery.

Joanne Freeman has been feeling nostalgic. Noticing the parallels between the current political climate and the nature of the 1960s and ‘70s when she grew up, she has been interrogating the aesthetics and societal attitudes of that era in her latest work. When protest and rebellion dominated the culture and traditional institutions were under attack, music and art signaled your identity more than ever before. However, as Freeman began her education, the notions of important art were limited to the male and Western perspectives. As her own artistic identity formed, it developed as a reaction against that lineage. Female attributes and aesthetics became a choice, rather than a burden. 

Freeman’s paintings incorporate elements found in architecture, design, popular culture, and art history. Her reductive compositions and pure color mimic the low-tech graphics utilized in mid-century media, and allude to color field paintings of the 1960s. Masking her forms out beforehand gives her paintings a stencil-like feel, a nod to the printmaking techniques that were also popular at the time, as well as Matisse’s cut outs. As seen in the above painting –Space _18_1, 2018, oil on linen.

The Wasp in the Garden at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present The Wasp in the Garden, Marilla Palmer’s third solo show with the gallery.

There is an inextricable connection between nature and the work of Marilla Palmer in inspiration, process, and concept. Her mixed media pieces blur the distinction between the organic and artifice, using dried foliage and scavenged detritus alongside synthetic materials to enrich rendered paintings of branches and flowers.

In Palmer’s studio, leaves and petals that have been gathered from her garden are pressed, wings are collected from dead insects, and mushrooms are gathered to make spore prints. These elements sneak into the work among drawn shadows of branches and watercolor florals, often nearly undetectable until after careful inspection. Then, Palmer brings a touch of glamour with lush fabrics, sequins, and glitter, adding a celebratory level of additional beauty.

Please see the companion exhibit The Hot House curated by Marilla Palmer.

On View January 4th – February 10th, 2018

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