Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s - Whitney Museum Exhibit - Jan 27–May 14, 2017

Upcoming Exhibit at the Whitney Museum in NYC
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Jan 27–May 14, 2017

Opening Jan 27–May 14, 2017 ; Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s exhibit offers a focused look at painting from this decade with works drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum’s eighth-floor Hurst Family Galleries.

The exhibition features work by artists identified with the 1980s— Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sherrie Levine, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel—as well as by a significant number of less celebrated painters.

Often through exuberant work that engaged with the heroic gesture or pop imagery, these artists explored the traditions of figuration and history painting, and offered new interpretations of abstraction.

Many addressed fundamental questions about art-making in their work, while others took on political issues covering AIDS, feminism, gentrification, and war.

Far from dead, artists renegotiated their commitment to painting in the 1980s, and in the face of a media-saturated environment.

The medium suddenly came to represent an important intersection between new ways of seeing and a seemingly traditional way of making art—one full of possibility and thriving as many artists actively re-imagined what painting could be.
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s is organized by Jane Panetta, associate curator, with Melinda Lang, curatorial assistant.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

American Folk Art Museum 2016 Fall Benefit Gala - Gotham Hall, New York City - October 26, 2016

This year the American Folk Art Museum presented guests of their annual 2016 Fall Benefit Gala to a festive night of great food, art, and music at the Gotham Hall event space in midtown New York City.
Each year, the annual Fall Benefit Gala raises funds to support arts education that serve more than eight thousand New York City schoolchildren each year. Proceeds from the event enable the Museum to expand critically acclaimed educational programs that make the appreciation of the folk arts possible to the public.
Below are some pictures and highlights from this years event!
Gala attendees posing for photos before the event
President of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker with Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum Anne Radice 
Joyce Cowin - member of Board of Trustees
Longtime President of Chanel Arie and Coco Kopleman

Gala Honoree and board member Lucy Danziger and John Wilkerson