Alexandra Alexa published her editorial, "Christopher Adams’s Biomorphic Creations Breathe Life into Ceramics," today on Artsy.net. Looking beyond the surprise of the uncanny, Alexa sees the wonder of nature, science and process in the work of Chirstopher Adams.
The Arkansas Arts Center has acquired a metalpoint work by Susan Schwalb titled Strata #296. Schwalb is a leading figure in the re-discovery of metalpoint drawing in contemporary art, and in Strata #296 she incorporates brass, copper, aluminum, platinum, gold, and bronze. Other works from Schwalb's Strata series are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the British Museum, London.
Garvey|Simon Art Access is exhibiting for the 3rd year in a row with the Collectors Show and Sale at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. This year, the GSAA lineup includes Susan Schwalb, Christopher Adams, Jennifer Bartlett, Kate Carr, Marietta Hoferer, J Ivcevich, Michael Kukla, Tom Mazzullo, and Scherer and Ouporov.
"[Alan] Bray is like the Edward Gorey of Maine landscape painting: His works are both delirious and delicious," writes Daniel Kany if the Portland Press Herald.
In Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Schwartz focuses on composition and the interplay of color, light and space.
Tarnished presents the work of these two contrasting artists as they orchestrate permutations of tarnish, lustre and luminosity in a range of new works on paper, canvas, video and installation, confirming this ancient technique as a vital medium in contemporary art.
Mayer Rus of Architectural Digest writes about the new Christopher Adams show, Primordial Garden, at Garvey|Simon Art Access.
This autumn, The British Museum is hosting a metalpoint exhibition, showing some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings ever made. Included in the exhibition (10 September to 6 December) is the work of the contemporary American Jewish artist Susan Schwalb so this is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the foremost figures in the silverpoint revival in America. Susan will demonstrate the delicate ancient technique, making reference to the history and heritage of this fine medium.
Garvey|Simon artist Susan Schwalb will give a talk with a live demonstration of metalpoint drawing at the British Museum in London. She will cover metalpoint history and her engagement with the ancient drawing medium. Schwalb is the pioneering leader of a school of artists who adopted metalpoint as an expression for the twenty-first century. The talk and demonstration are on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum, London. The event is free of charge, however advanced booking is required. Book online here.
Artwork by Keiji Shinohara, artist in residence, is on display at Roger Williams University through October 28. After two separate showings in Japan, Shinohara’s Color Harmony/Color Woodcut exhibit comes to a close at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Gallery at Roger Williams University.
Katie Garry and Nisha Stickles asked our own Elizabeth K. Garvey for expert advice on art collecting as they wrote their article, "The Labrynthine World of Art," published in the Fall 2015 issue of DOWNTOWN Magazine.
If a dollop of paint or a chunk of stone could talk, might it reveal just how much it enjoyed having been scraped across a canvas by a Joan Mitchell or picked at by the masterful, form-seeking hands of an Isamu Noguchi? If so, then there is something about Daisy Craddock’s drawings in oil pastel or oil stick on paper ...
The Fitchburg Museum of Art, Massachusetts, is producing an exhibition of modern and contemporary landscape painting. The show opens September 27, and includes Garvey | Simon artist Sandy Litchfield. The artist will give a talk on November 1.
Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1435 by Rogier van der Weyden, is so finely wrought, so lightly spun in soft silvery-greys, it appears at once solidly three-dimensional and barely there – an apparition whose presence nonetheless feels vivid. Many of later works feel vapid in comparison. An exception is Susan Schwalb’s Strata 407, 2005, an abstract drawing of gently undulating horizontal bands, whose variegated silvery tones appear to suggest subtle colours. Bright slivers of untouched white paper enhance the metallic gradations. In an exhibition that dazzles with the exquisite draughtsmanship of the Renaissance, Schwalb’s small work makes an impression.
Curators at SUNY Purchase selected an Ann Aspinall screenprint, Fortuny I, 2014, for their exhibition titled Interwoven: Prints and Process at the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery.
Rebecca Wallersteiner visits with Susan Schwalb, whose work will feature in the British Museum. Few other contemporary artists see their pieces hang alongside Leonardo, Holbein and Rembrandt.
Photo: Sari Goodfriend
Schwalb will show alongside several of her compatriots of the 21st-century metalpoint revolution, including Marietta Hoferer, Lucie Beppler, David Connearn, Benjamin Cottam, Károly Keserü, Sam Messenger, Dillwyn Smith, Damian Taylor and Erika Winstone.
The Art Bank program of the United States Department of the State has acquired Color Shred I, 2015, a work in acrylic on paper, by J Ivcevich.
Garvey Simon Art Access is delighted to announce that two works by artist Kate Carr have been acquired by Grinnell College of Iowa for placement in the college’s Faulconer Gallery.
The works acquired are Diagonal Fold, 2013, and Slant Fold 4, 2014.
Carr works with plywood and fabric to create wall-mounted sculptures that explore line, texture, density, hand craft, and color.
Grinnell College, in association with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will make an official announcement of the purchase this Fall.
Aimee Rubensteen, Contributing Writer, Fundraising, Museums & Exhibitions, The Blueprint, 06/29/2015
Phaidon News Writes about Metalpoint Now! and Musing Metallic
Image: Michael Kukla, SP. 5, 2010
Colonies of Clay: Christopher Adams brings Ceramics to Life (or Vice Versa)
by Olivia Schwob
Harvard Magazine, July-August 2015
Image: Susan Schwalb, Palimpsest LVII, 2001
Untapped Cities reporter Jinwoo Chong discovers metalpoint and presents highlights of the exhibition, Metalpoint Now!
The Art Bank program of the United States Department of the State has acquired Leafy Mix, 2012, a work in gouache, paper, archival inkjet print and collage by Sandy Litchfield.
By Cate McQuaid
March 31, 2015
Christopher Wade Adams, "Life, or Something Like It" opens March 23 at Gallery 224, Harvard University, and remains on view through May 10. The exhibition is an expansive homage to exploration of organic form in a full-gallery installation of over 1,000 pieces.
Peri Schwartz was an Honoree at the ArtsWestchester 2015 Arts Awards “50 for 50” Luncheon, sponsored by First Niagara Bank.
Garvey | Simon Art Access is pleased to present the work of six of our artists at at the inaugural edition of Art on Paper, on the Tribeca waterfront.
The artists are: Kate Carr, Marietta Hoferer, J Ivcevich, Sandy Litchfield, Julia Randall and Susan Schwalb.
March 5 - 8, 2015 - Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan, Booth 206
Click HERE for fair tickets, dates, hours, and location.
Master printmaker Keiji Shinohara, artist in residence, will have three solo exhibitions in 2015.
This exhibition features drawings and watercolors of bird nests with a focus on the natural and man-made materials incorporated into these architectural structures. Photographs of forest understory will transport the viewer between the landscape and the ephemeral artifacts that signify the remains of a cycle of building, incubating, nesting and fledging. The featured artists are Sue Abramson, Wendy Brockman, David Morrison and Kate Nessler. The creators of these drawings and watercolors of bird nests and photographs of transitional landscapes are inspired by the relationship of the nest to time, place, music and architecture. Each artist has imbued the structures and the materials used and the locations and environments where built with their individual insight and perspective. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of birds, nests and eggs on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
In her first New York solo show at Garvey | Simon Art Access, Kate Carr presents work that can be variously read as sculpture, drawing, or painting. Her primary focus is line, as is evident in her reductivist compositions. As Carr writes, “The formal quality that concerns me most is line. I see line in my materials. I look for line in the world. It has a rhythm, a hum. It both differentiates space and connects it. A line is the simplest mark. It is a part of a whole.” Indeed, this relationship between the part and the whole is a driving element of her work, with lines crossing, intersecting, overlapping, and running under the entirety of an image.
"At a time when art is being redefined by new and rapidly changing digital tools and technology that often deny the man-made mark, silverpoint offers artists a connection with a potent creative tradition. The fine delicate lines inevitably reveal the artist's hand: an affirmation of human presence."
We are pleased to announce that David Morrison's drawing, Rusted Leaf Series No. 4, was just acquired by The New-York Historical Society for their permanent collection of drawings.
We are proud to announce that the painting Blue Mandala Diptych I by J Ivcevich was purchsed by the U.S. State Department's AiE program for the United States Embassy in Vientiane, Laos.
We are proud to annouce the purchase of Shred Mandala VI by J Ivcevich for the Indiana State Museum's growing collection of contemporary fine art under the fne curatorial leadership of Mark Ruschman. http://www.indianamuseum.org/
MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with the special exhibition Re: Collection, on view from April 1 to September 7, 2014. The exhibition will survey Chief Curator Emeritus David McFadden’s sixteen years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden’s years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; In the past 5 years alone, since MAD’s move to 2 Columbus Circle, approximately 730 objects that exemplify the imaginative transformation of materials have been added to the collection.
Julia Randall says she is "45 going on 12," an apt summation of her current artistic inspiration on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford.
In Randall's newest series of drawings, chewing gum, blown bubbles transform an innocent but disposable pleasure into a fragile sense of skin and bodily organs.
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
NEW YORK, NY.- Garvey|Simon Art Access presents FRAGMENTS, a group exhibition featuring works by J. Ivcevich, Ray Kass and Sandy Litchfield. The show will run from December 10, 2013 – January 11, 2014, with an opening reception on December 12, 6-8pm.
Drawing with silver, gold, copper and mixed media; an old technique - new concepts curated by Sherry Camhy.
December 4, 2013 to December 23, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Susan Schwalb is currently exhibiting at Garvey Simon Art Access in New York thru November 2. The renowned silverpoint and metalpoint artist’s work has been exhibited internationally in museum and gallery exhibitions since the 1970s. She generously shares with LFF about being a part of the revival of the traditional technique of silverpoint drawing in America and how her process has evolved, how her work relates to feminism.
NEW YORK, NY.- Garvey|Simon presents Susan Schwalb: Spatial Polyphonies, an exhibition highlighting Schwalb’s newest explorations with mixed metalpoint drawing. This will be Schwalb’s 10th solo show in New York and her first with Garvey|Simon Art Access. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 6-8pm; the artist will be present. A color catalog is available with an essay by John Yau.
An artist’s approach to line and color perpetually dictates the feelings that their artwork will evoke from viewers. It is a critical facet of the aesthetic process that grants complexity to art and sets styles apart. This is one reason we often find mid-career and established artists rigorously developing their craft, even after they hit a career peak. With that in mind, we explore exhibitions in New York City showcasing recent work by Bill Scott and Susan Schwalb, two passionate artists who continue to capture the attention of the selective art world with their arresting artwork.
New York, NY - The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present the work of Massachusetts-based artist Christopher Adams. This work represents the culmination of his 10-month residency at Greenwich House Pottery. Christopher is a prolific artist whose work focuses on flora and fauna exhibiting a mastery and affinity of material and glazed surface.
"The first fantastically pliable medium we ever enjoyed sloppily sculpting with our teeth, molding around our gums, and blowing joyful pockets of life into, is the perfect subject matter for artist Julie Randall, whose entire body of work teeters between mystical and marvelously grotesque.
“Blown,” her most recent series, is a deep meditation on, yes, chewing gum: it’s strange shapely pleasure, born from a certain oral fixation which moves beyond youth and into darker more cryptic mouths."
"I never think of the grid as a restriction. I see it as an enhancement. It contains my work in some way, but ultimately gives me freedom."
Artist Peri Schwartz creates among the hustle, bustle of downtown New Rochelle
Professor David Morrison, widely-known in the printmaking world, is had his first solo exhibition of drawings in New York City at Garvey | Simon Art Access Gallery in Chelsea. Challenging the idea of what is cherished in nature by celebrating the beauty of the overlooked and the imperfect, the exhibition, titled Spring Microcosm, ran from March 6 to April 6, and featured exquisitely rendered colored pencil on paper drawings of broken branches, peeling sycamore bark, bug-eaten leaves and flower buds.
Capturing the Essence of Spring through art:
"Spring Microcosm," a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist David Morrison open now at Garvey Simon Art Access in Chelsea.
This exciting exhibition of drawings captures the beauty in overlooked natural creations, broken branches, eaten leaves and colorful blossoms with a rare awareness that you don’t want to miss!
Debuting in February, 2013!
January 4 – February 16, 2013
Carroll & Sons
Garvey Simon Art Access is proud to announce the addition of Mary Reilly's graphite drawing "Breezy Point 3" into the New York Historical Society's art collection.
“...[the mouth] is the body’s critical site,
where we eat, speak, bite, kiss; it is both
ferocious and tender.”
Julia Randall. Ohhhhhhh lordy. Her drawings are so erotic, so human and so intense I feel like I need to take a shower after I look at them. Gestalt psychologists might just have to renounce their beliefs when they see the parts as depicted by Mrs. Randall. Step into her mind below:
Forbes, Inc. and members of the Forbes publishing family assembled vast collections of properties, historic documents Faberge eggs, wine, and artwork - including dozens of plein air paintings of their favorite places. Although some of the properties have been sold, Christopher Forbes has no regrets as a temporary custodian of these treasures.
"Demand for new alternative arts spaces on the rise" - Elizabeth Garvey
Garvey | Simon Art Access, LLC was founded in early 2010 by sisters, Elizabeth K. Garvey and Catherine Garvey Simon. Both having a passion for fine art, they realized that together they could share their enthusiasm for art and their knowledge of the fine art industry with those interested in collecting.