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Ivy Brown Gallery presents Normaltown by Carol John

The Ivy Brown Gallery is pleased to present Normaltown by artist Carol John. The artist’s work been widely exhibited in Georgia and New York City. Venues have included The High Museum of Art, MOCA GA, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Ms. John’s work is in the permanent collection at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta .

Carol John’s art reflects her encounters with mainstream modern artists-showing the obvious influence of Guston and other individualists like Marsden Hartley and Alfred Julio Jensen-it also suggests an appreciation of certain ‘outsider’ artists, as with her improvisational approach to composition. Like quilters of Gee Bend, John often begins a work with little idea of where it will take her pictorially. She might find a composition’s repeating pattern needs to be squeezed to fit within a pictures margins or detoured around a corner for completion as if the papers edge were merely a slight obstacle. In their unrestricted manner, the paintings have much more in common with childhood doodles, mindless of convention and heedless of expectations. That is not to say they are directionless. Guided by insight, they recall the paintings of visionary artists like Howard Finster or J.B Murray, both from Georgia.

— Dennis Harper, Curator and Artist

The opening reception is on February 13th from 5:00 – 8:00. The exhibit is ongoing until March 13th.

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Ground Floor Gallery presents Sugar is Sweet: A Valentine’s Art Pop-up for the Caribbean

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And . . . we haven’t forgotten you!

On Tuesday February 13th, from 6 – 9 at Brooklyn’s NU Hotel, come to Ground Floor Gallery’s winter pop-up Sugar is Sweet: A Valentine’s Art Pop-up for the Caribbean.

The gallery will be selling original, small art works – conceived as Valentines – by dozens of local, emerging artists. Each will be priced at $75 with $25 from each sale supporting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and St. John: two Caribbean-American territories that share a fraught history in the sugar industry and are oft synonymous with sunny escapes. The day-to-day reality doesn’t necessarily reflect that vision – especially now, mere months after Hurricanes Irma + Maria devastated these cherished islands.

This show is a follow-up to the Gallery’s successful 2017 show “Marked Urgent,” that raised $1,000 for the Committee to Protect Journalists from dozens of your $25 donations!  This year, they’re hoping to repeat history with a new partner and location: Brooklyn’s NU Hotel at 85 Smith St. Brooklyn, NY .

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Art Fair Liabilities: Have you got it covered? – A post by AWAD Partner La Playa: Insurance with Intelligence

With Art Fair season rolling around every quarter, or every month if you exhibit overseas, there never seems to be “down” time during which you can properly take stock, deal with your in-tray and assess your overall annual needs, rather than just planning for the next event.

“What will I exhibit?” “Do I have enough people to staff both the fair and the gallery?” “Does my insurance cover what I want to do?”

An area we find UK gallerists frequently struggle is with exhibiting at art fairs overseas, particularly in the States. If your insurance policy is with a UK insurer or broker, they may not be able to give cover for your stock or more importantly, your liabilities to the public and other third parties, whilst you are abroad. Read more

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Reflections in a Blue Lake: Reduction Woodblock Prints by Chen Li at the Coningsby Gallery (19-24/Feb)

In February, Katrine Levin Galleries present Reflections in a Blue Lake: Reduction Woodblock Prints by Chen Li at the Coningsby Gallery in Fitzrovia from the 19th to the 24th of February.

Chen Li lives and works in Kunming, the capital of China’s spectacular Yunnan Province. Born into an artistic family in 1971, he grew up surrounded by the avant-garde artists of the post-Cultural Revolution, equally inspired by the works of Bruegel and de Kooning as of Guan Xiu and Zhao Wu-ji.

Last year, Katrine Levin Galleries  introduced Chen Li’s lyrical paintings in his first London exhibition, “Paintings from the Heart”. This time, we shine the spotlight on Chen Li’s extraordinary woodblock prints, made using a rare reduction woodblock technique developed in Yunnan.

The “reduction” woodblock printing technique involves stamping all of the colours from a single woodblock. Each step along the way destroys the previous one until the woodblock itself is destroyed.

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ODETTA presents – Hot Stuff

ODETTA Gallery is pleased to present Hot Stuff. The show brings together four artists who offer color-focused sculptural installations that address both social and formal concerns.  The work of artists Joe Fucigna, Joan Grubin, Levan Mindiashvili, and Jo Yarrington transform the gallery into a space where one moves through warm fields of space, florescent colors, referencing historical and current issues.

ODETTA’s Flat Files are curated to tie in with every exhibition. David Ambrose, Joan Grubin, and Audrey Stone have created new works that bring viewers into a more intimate encounter with their work. Opening each drawer in the cabinet presents interactive site-specific installations on a micro-scale, that offer an element of surprise with the breadth of dimensionality and innovation. 

Exhibition is ongoing through February 18, 2018

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