STAGING NATURE: A WORLD UNTO ITSELF
March 29 - May 11, 2019
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is please to present STAGING NATURE: A WORLD UNTO ITSELF, a group exhibition of modern and contemporary landscape paintings, works on paper, photography, and sculpture by a diverse group of 12 artists. Selected artists include Milton Avery, Gregory Crewdson, Katharine Dufault, Purdy Eaton, Abigail Goldman, Elissa Gore, Adam Handler, Larry Horowitz, Wolf Kahn, Sandrine Kern, Yangyang Pan, and Susan Wides. The exhibition will run from March 29 - May 11, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome.
In the Country, By the Sea-- Parts I and II
June 24 - September 1, 2016
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present In the Country, By the Sea, on view from June 24 to August 20, 2016. The exhibition will survey paintings, works on paper, prints and sculpture by 17 artists that reference the land and the sea. Spanning over 60 years, the works will range in style, from plein aire impressionism, to realism to total abstraction, pushing the limits of a traditionally representational genre.
SURF & TURF
July 10 - September 14, 2013
This exhibition features works by fifteen deifferent artists each providing their interpretation on themes of the summer.
Bejeweled, Bewitched, Bedazzled
November 26, 2011 - January 14, 2012
BEJEWELED, BEWITCHED, BEDAZZLED: A Holiday Exhibition
November 26, 2011 – January 14, 2012
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present “Bejeweled, Bewitched, Bedazzled,” a holiday group exhibition on view November 26, 2011 through January 14, 2012. With a special focus on art with meditative qualities in the midst of a season defined by chaos, the show will feature signature works by a range of artists, including Makoto Fujimura, Stanley Boxer, Donald Sultan, Susan Wides, Eugene Healy, Anne de Villemejane, Abraham Walkowitz, Larry Horowitz, John Beerman and Pablo Picasso.
The show will present works in several mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, collage, and mixed media.
Makoto Fujimura works within the tradition of abstract painting and Nihonga, a medieval Japanese painting practice. He combines sumi ink, used in East Asian brush painting, with pure gold, silver and ground minerals, such as malachite, cinnabar, and vermilion to create unmistakable work. The work on view is a shimmering, multi-layered painting that attempts to span the void between transitory and eternal worlds.
Stanley Boxer is heavily influenced in the Modernist tradition and a superb manipulator of surfaces. In Memoireofmoment, Boxer combines diverse materials, such as glitter and wood, with generous quantities of oil paint to create sensual mélanges of texture and color. His work is represented in major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Donald Sultan, a prominent painter, printmaker and sculptor, is known for slightly abstract still-life compositions. He commonly uses bold, bright colors and deep black forms, as seen in Black and Red Poppy, which also employs his signature use of unorthodox media in its tar paper and plaster make-up. His work is included in many prestigious collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Australian National Gallery, and the Walker Art Center.
Susan Wides explores layers of human participation in communal spaces through the transformation of public activities into intimate scenes. Central Park [February 2010] was a part of her recent solo exhibition at the Hudson River Museum and one of her more well known works, as it was the cover for the International Center of Photography’s winter catalogue. Her work is in many collections, including Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Norton Museum of Art (FL) and the International Center of Photography (NY).
Eugene Healy illustrates abstract shore scenes in his works on view, orchestrating lines, shapes and colors into particular combinations to evoke ecstasy. This use of significant form, a theory coined by British art critic Clive Bell in 1913, induces particular moods and feelings in the viewer, created by his employment of paint, sand, fabrics and pieces of window screens.
Anne de Villemejane focuses on a subdued rendering of nudes in her work of view. The emotional tension in Nu Dechire Blanc is developed through a sense of color and texture, and comes from her curiosity about the primacy of emotion and energy in life. As a collage, Nu Dechire Blanc explores the body through distortion and manipulation.
Abraham Walkowitz illustrated renowned dancer Isadora Duncan extensively throughout her life and after she died. The Dancer, part of these drawings considered the most comprehensive record to capture Duncan’s essential dance movements and style, utilizes minimal line and was executed from memory.
Larry Horowitz is a respected landscape painter working in the Plein Air tradition, whose paintings are alluring and tend to elicit a range of emotions in the viewer. Horowitz’s works reflect a careful attention to traditional methods and materials. While The Clothesline reflects a careful attention to traditional methods and materials in his signature application of paint – thickly painted impasto, palette knife carved surfaces – Horowitz’s colors are contemporary. Stylistically, this work bridges the divide between representation and near abstraction.
John Beerman is a master of painting the American countryside. As a student of the school of the great Hudson River landscape painters, light is the presiding presence in Eastern Sky. His guileless wonder produces a memorable view of the serene beauty of nature. This peaceful, almost dreamlike scene floats off the medium surface, delivered with technical mastery and self-evident care. He delivers visual and emotional findings to the viewer, characterized by the full power of nature and devoid of human intervention. His work has been acquired by the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Brooklyn Museum, NYC; Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Farnsworth Museum, Rockland ME; and Neuberger Museum, Purchase NY.
Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures
May 20 - July 10, 2010
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“Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures”
May 20 – July 10, 2010
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present an exhibition of recent works by two artists, Larry Horowitz and Ted Larsen, entitled “Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures” from May 20 – July 10, 2010. The exhibition marks the second for Westchester based painter, Larry Horowitz, and the fifth for Santa Fe based sculptor, Ted Larsen, at the gallery. Private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition displays an inspired pairing of two exceptional artists in mid-career. New York artist Larry Horowitz, a respected landscape painter working in the Plein Air tradition, travels extensively throughout America. His favorite locations, the picturesque harbors and summer beaches of the New England coastline and the dense forests and farms of the Hudson Valley are fuel for his work. Horowitz’s paintings are intimate depictions of color and light reflected through the atmosphere at different times of day and seasons, from clear skies to inclement weather. His paintings are alluring and tend to elicit a range of emotions in the viewer.
Horowitz’s works reflect a careful attention to traditional methods and materials. While his works reflect a respect for the Hudson River School painters in his signature application of paint – thickly painted impasto, palette knife carved surfaces, Horowitz’s colors are contemporary. Stylistically, his land and seascapes bridge the divide between representation and near abstraction.
Santa Fe artist Ted Larsen, formally a landscape painter, presents a series of box works reflecting his continuing practice of transforming salvaged metal into individualistic sculpture. His meticulously rendered, patterned constructions, outwardly reminiscent of minimalist painting, are a unique blend of pure aesthetics and historical subtext. Both metaphorical and non-objective, the artist does not intend to symbolize or represent an outside reality, allowing the viewer to make their own connections.
The choice of color, plane of color, line, texture, and material are principal in Larsen's work. The artist is continually in pursuit of non-traditional materials, re-claiming discarded aluminum and steel from cars, road signage, architectural elements, and industrial machinery. The metal fragments are in themselves ready-made, contributing their own physical attributes and history. Larsen uses steel, ink, and graphite in these constructions, finishing the surface with either resin or bee’s wax. Employing a variety of labor-intensive processes - deconstructing, cutting, distressing, painting, and piecing together - his fabricated constructions come together as objects reinvented. The result is a collection of enchanting metal-clad jewel boxes.
Larry Horowitz has exhibited in numerous galleries across the United States and Canada. Horowitz’s work is included in The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, the Yorktown Museum, NY and the United States Embassies in Finland and Russia; and in numerous public and private collections, including IBM, Salomon Brothers, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Coopers & Lyband, SOHIO Petroleum Co., First National Bank of Boston, Fidelity Management Group, Reuben H. Donnelly Co., Equitable Life Insurance, and Pfizer Corporation.
Larsen was granted the 2009 Edward Albee Foundation Residency Fellowship and was honored with a grant in 2008 from The Pollock Krasner Foundation. He has exhibited in over thirty gallery and museum venues across the country. His work is included in the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Krasel Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan; and in many corporate and private collections including American Honda Motor Co., Inc., NBC, Capital One, Prudential Securities, Reader's Digest, United Artists, Proctor & Gamble, Forbes, Inc., PepsiCo, University of Miami, JP Morgan Chase, United Airlines, and Dreyfus Funds.
The highly individual art practice of each artist complements the other, and represents a sample of the range of works shown by the gallery.
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Larry Horowitz: Reflective Moments
March 29 - May 5, 2007
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