Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty
MASS MoCA
Opening March 2014

Painter Darren Waterston’s installation Filthy Lucre -- the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty -- is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1896 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. At MASS MoCA Waterston will reconstruct the historical room as a sumptuous ruin. Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty also features a selection of Waterston’s works on wood panel and canvas. These luminous paintings, which seem to glow from within, transport viewers to other-worldly spaces, somewhat familiar but unhinged from a particular time or place. Like Filthy Lucre, they express both the grotesque and the beautiful, hinting at utopian fantasies and Arcadian dreams, as well as apocalyptic nightmares.

Visions of Mary Frank, a documentary film by John Cohen, will be showing at New York City's Film Forum from April 16-22, 2014.

Mary Frank and John Cohen will be doing a Q&A following the April 16, 8:20 PM screening.

Made in the USA
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC,
March 1 - August 31, 2014

“Our most enthusiastic purpose will be to reveal the richness of the art created in our United States, to stimulate our native artists and afford them inspiration.”
–Duncan Phillips, 1921

Real/Surreal is a circulating loan exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and prints by Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Philip Evergood, Jared French, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, George Tooker, John Wilde, and Grant Wood among others. MMoCA has added works from its own permanent collection, including a major watercolor by Andrew Wyeth and a significant painting by Marsden Hartley.

Landscape in Contemporary Art
A New York Public Library Art & Literature Series

A discussion moderated by Marcella Durand, with Eric Aho, Mark Innerst, Claire Sherman, and Darren Waterston

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6 - 8 PM

Mary Frank, Yvonne Jacquette, and Joyce Kozloff are included in the group show Women Choose Women Again at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

The show runs from:
January 17, 2014 - April 13, 2014

Joyce Kozloff will also speak at the center on
February 6, 2014 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.

ROBERT KUSHNER: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons, Commissioned in 1990 for Tower Place Cincinnati

January 10 – April 12, 2014

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 10, 5-8:30 pm

The new documentary film, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014.

The film, directed by Perri Peltz and Geeta Gandbhir, considers the artist's life and career as chronicled in the artist's own words, by his contemporaries, and by his son, the actor Robert De Niro.

Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and Country, 1912-1963 is on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts from December 20, 2013- June 29, 2014. The exhibit was inspired by Charles Burchfield’s visionary watercolors of rural landscapes. Five of his works, recently acquired by the DIA, will be displayed for the first time along with prints by his colleagues John Marin, Martin Lewis and Saul Steinberg, among many others.

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to announce that the Bank of England has selected a drawing by Isabel Bishop to include on their banknote commemorating Jane Austen.

According to a news release by the Bank of England, one of the features of the design is:

"An illustration of Miss Elizabeth Bennet undertaking 'The examination of all the letters which Jane had written to her'– from a drawing by Isabel Bishop (1902-1988), who illustrated E. P. Dutton & Company’s 1976 edition of Pride and Prejudice. Copyright DC Moore Gallery, New York, representing the Estate of Isabel Bishop."

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Duane Michals: The Man Who Invented Himself

Camille Guichard's film Duane Michals, The Man Who Invented Himself is a feature-length documentary about the photographer, artist, and poet, produced by Anne Morien, France Saint Leger, and Veronique Bernard of Terra Luna Films and Iliad Entertainment. The film has won a Special Mention at the 31st International Festival of Film on Art (2013).

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At left: Duane Michals at the opening of his exhibition The Painted Photograph. Photo courtesy of Rivka Katvan.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe
Opens December 22, 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe showcases the Whitney’s deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition’s yearlong duration.

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Click here to read Roberta Smith's review in The New York Times.

Past Events

Gallery Talk: Barbara Takenaga, Karen Shepard, and Jim Shepard

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OUTSIDE THE FRAME: Two Writers and an Artist Talk about Alienation, Apocalypse, and the Creative Process

Karen Shepard, Jim Shepard, and Barbara Takenaga
Saturday, September 28, 5 - 6 pm

Karen Shepard is the author of four novels, most recently The Celestials. Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and Ploughshares, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in More, Self, USA Today, and the Boston Globe, among others.

Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and four story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, the New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Playboy. Five of his stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize.

Barbara Takenaga’s work has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; and the National Academy Museum, New York. Her exhibition, New Paintings, is currently on view at DC Moore Gallery until October 5, 2013.

Summer Show Walk-through with Curator John Zinsser

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Please join us for a gallery walk-through
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6 pm

WOODS, LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP
with John Zinsser

Alexi Worth: States on Review Panel

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Alexi Worth's current exhibition States will be the subject of The Review Panel, presented by the National Academy Museum in association with artcritical.com.

Friday, June 7 at 6:30 pm
National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th St.

Eva Diaz, Ken Johnson, Chloe Rossetti, and moderator David Cohen will discuss:

Lorna Williams: Appositions: Still / Birth / Shit at DODGE gallery
Wolfgang Tillmans: From Neue Welt at Andrea Rosen
Alexi Worth: States at DC Moore Gallery
Brock Enright: Verdigris at Kate Werble Gallery

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Gallery Talk: The Art of Walt Kuhn by Gail Stavitsky

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Please join us for a gallery talk
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10-12 am

The Art of Walt Kuhn
with Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator, Montclair Art Museum

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Robert De Niro Sr. at Julie Nester Gallery

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An exhibition of paintings and works on paper in association with DC Moore Gallery

January 16 - 26, 2014

This exhibition is in parallel with the screening of The HBO Documentary Film Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. which premieres are the Sundance Film Festival 2014 and on HBO in June 2014.

Alexi Worth at Zurcher Studio, New York

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Several works by Alexi Worth are included in the current group exhibition at Zurcher Studio.

December 18, 2013 - February 16, 2014

COME LIKE SHADOWS - Palimpsests, Traces, Specters of The Silver Screen, Nightlife, Veils, The Absent Present

John Yau in conversation with Mary Frank

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:30 PM, with reception to follow.

Join us in our galleries for a conversation with John Yau and Mary Frank. Mary will speak about her work and process during this opportunity to view her most recent show after hours.

Whitfield Lovell: Deep River at Hunter Museum of American Art

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Whitfield Lovell: Deep River
Hunter Museum of American Art
May 16 - October 13, 2013

The Hunter Museum of American Art is organizing an exhibition of internationally renowned artist Whitfield Lovell. Lovell, a 2007 MacArthur Fellowship winner, is known for his thought-provoking images of anonymous African Americans from the 19th to early 20th centuries.

The Hunter Museum exhibition will feature works from the last five years, including the artist's signature 'tableaux' that are constructed of intricate charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects. This important exhibition will also include a large, site-specific installation created by the artist during his residency at the Museum in spring 2013, which will explore ideas of memory, identity, freedom and passage.

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Duane Michals: Gallery Talk and Book Signing

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Please join us for a gallery talk and book signing
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6 pm

In Discussion: Duane Michals and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz
Celebrating the publication of Duane Michals' The Pittsburgh Poem

RSVP to mbowers@dcmooregallery.com before April 15

Click here for available Duane Michals catalogues.

Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures at Legion of Honor, SF

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Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Reva and David Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books
March 30, 2013 - December 29, 2013

This exhibition showcases the portfolio A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures, 12 color aquatints by noted artist Darren Waterston and text plates featuring a poem by award-winning writer Mark Doty. The portfolio, a contemporary version of a medieval bestiary, was commissioned by the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC), in support of the art acquisitions program of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s prints and drawings department.

In this modern bestiary Waterston depicts silhouetted animal and plant forms in emotionally charged configurations meant to be as menacing as they are playful. “As Mark’s extraordinary poetry took form,” Waterston has said, “I painted in response, inspired by his words though not directly illustrating them.”

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Darren Waterston and Mark Doty: Gallery Talk and Book Signing

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Please join us for a gallery talk with Mark Doty and Darren Waterston
Followed by a book signing

Celebrating the publication of A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures
By Mark Doty & Darren Waterston


Saturday, April 6, 2013
4 - 6 pm at DC Moore Gallery

At 4:30 PM, Karen Levine, Executive Editor of Prestel Publishing, will moderate a brief conversation about the bestiary tradition and consider how artists and writers have collaborated on this genre throughout history. Mark Doty will also read from the book.

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Walt Kuhn Opening Reception with a Special Reading of Kuhn's letters

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Please join us for the opening reception for Walt Kuhn: American Modern, Thursday, February 7, from 6-7:30 pm.

The Archives of American Art will present a special reading of Walt Kuhn's letters by Michael Murphy at 7 pm.

Darren Waterston Lecture at Williams College

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Darren Waterston will be giving a lecture at Williams College
Tuesday, October 8th, 7 pm

Williams College, Williamstown, MA
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, L231

Alexi Worth in Conversation with Svetlana Alpers at NYSS

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Svetlana Alpers and Alexi Worth
A Conversation about Svetlana Alpers’s New Book "Roof Life"

New York Studio School
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 pm

Svetlana Alpers: Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley and Visiting Scholar, Department of Fine Arts, NYU; author of numerous books including The Art of Describing, 1983; The Vexations of Art, 2005; and Roof Life, 2013, published by Yale University Press.

Alexi Worth: Brooklyn-based artist, represented by DC Moore Gallery. Contributor to Artforum, The New Yorker, ARTnews and numerous other publications. Recipient of awards from the Guggenheim and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundations. Currently serving as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

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American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe

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American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe
Museum of Modern Art
August 17, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Drawn from MoMA’s collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Artists represented include George Bellows, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA’s collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution’s history.

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New York Times review featuring Burchfield

Lawrence's 'Aesop's Fables' at Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables
August 3 – October 27, 2013
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR

This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables, a collection of morality tales of the late 7th and early 6th century BCE ascribed to the Greek storyteller Aesop. Lawrence was particularly intrigued by the ancient Greek storyteller’s narrative and by the challenge of casting animals, birds, and insects as his main characters. Each drawing is accompanied by the fable and the moral lesson that the story illustrates.

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Kozloff in Jew York at Zach Feuer

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Jew York
Zach Feuer
June 20 - July 26, 2013

Joyce Kozloff is featured in this group exhibition.

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Alexi Worth at Monya Rowe

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Being Paul Schrader
Geoff Chadsey, Angela Dufresne, Vera Iliatova, Jake Longstreth, Marcial Ramos, Cynthia Talmadge, Craig Taylor, Andrew Witkin, Alexi Worth, Kevin Zucker
June 20 - July 26, 2013

Alexi Worth is featured in this group exhibition.

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Duane Michals in group show

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Duane Michals is featured in the group exhibition Perchance to Dream at Andrea Meislin Gallery, June 21 - August 9, 2013.

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Cadmus, Michals, Tooker at Addison Gallery

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Secrets, Loss, Memory, and Courage: Works by Gay Male Artists
Addison Gallery of American Art
April 27 - July 31, 2013

Secrets, Loss, Memory, and Courage considers issues such as the marginalization of gay men and the emergence of a new cultural acceptance of gay people in many circles. Through paintings, photographs, and video, the show explores a variety of themes, including secrecy, the male body as a focus of desire, AIDS, outsider communities, loving relationships between men, and the quest for tolerance and acceptance. Artists represented in the show include George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Duane Michals, George Tooker, and others.

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Darren Waterston and Mark Doty at NYPL

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A Swarm, a Flock, a Host - Mark Doty, Darren Waterston - An Art and Literature Series Event
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6 - 8 pm
Doors open 5:30 pm

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Free event

In this event, National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty and acclaimed artist Darren Waterston have an in-depth discussion about their stunning new book, A Swarm, a Flock, a Host: A Compendium of Creatures.

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Eric Aho: In the Landscape

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Eric Aho: In the Landscape
An exhibition at the Federal Reserve Board from May 20 to November 15, 2013

This exhibition features fourteen works of art by Eric Aho, a painter with a great passion for the outdoors. Aho’s paintings depict his emotional response to the landscape without referencing the specific details of the actual space. The artist’s works start with a memory of an event or a place. Then, he paints his feelings, creating dramatic compositions that evoke the spirit of the setting, rather than an exact representation.

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David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth

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David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth is a story about one of today’s most important artists and leading authorities on African American art. This film captures Driskell making collages inspired by mentor Romare Bearden, documents him with National Gallery consulting curator Ruth Fine, and painting at his Falmouth, Maine studio. The film also explores the give and take of his creative relationship with master printmaker, Curlee Holton. It all results in powerful works that pull from abstract expressionism, African masks, Coptic art, modernism, cubism, and the history of art.

Showtimes are available after the jump.

Joyce Kozloff at Espace Topographie de l'art

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Twelve works from Joyce Kozloff's series Social Studies are featured in this exhibition in Paris.

LE MAL
Topographie de l'art
May 11 - June 16 and July 6 - 8, 2013
Curated by Irving Petlin and Horst Haack

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Avery and Burchfield at Somerville Manning

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Works by Milton Avery and Charles Burchfield are featured in an exhibition at Somerville Manning Gallery in Delaware.

American Masters: Art of the 19th - 21st Centuries
Somerville Manning Gallery
April 19 - June 8, 2013

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Poem Spill: Art & the Written Word at Kemper Museum

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Poem Spill: Art & the Written Word
Kemper Museum
April 19 – November 3, 2013

The visual arts and the written word intersect in this exhibition of works of art by Ken Aptekar, Romare Bearden, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Stuart Davis, Lesley Dill, Janet Fish, Red Grooms, Norberto Rodriguez, and Edward Ruscha.

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Eric Aho in Landscape Expressed at Danforth Art Museum

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Landscape Expressed
Danforth Art Museum
April 7, 2013 – May 24, 2013

Featuring works by Eric Aho, Jason Berger, Francesco Carbone, Bernard Chaet, Jon Imber, Jack Kramer, George Nick, Joan Snyder, John Walker

Danforth Art is pleased to present a selection of landscape paintings by nine artists whose works explore a tradition of expressive landscape. From paintings created in the last quarter of the 20th century right up to the present, viewers are presented with work use a variety of approached to describe place.

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Michals in Discussion at AIPAD Photography Show

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AIPAD Panel Discussions
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 am
The Fine Art Photo Market from Birth to Today

The transformation of photography in the past decades, driven largely by the marketplace in art photography that began in the 1970s, is nothing short of revolutionary. This panel explores the 40-year-old photo market with leading experts.

John Buck at Hilliard Museum

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JOHN BUCK: C'EST MAGNIFIQUE
Hilliard Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
January 19 - May 11 2013

This exhibition will showcase the unique work and skill of internationally renowned sculptor, woodcarver, and printmaker John Buck. The artist creates intricately carved woodblocks, which he uses to make prints by hand rubbing rather than through mechanical processing. This labor-intensive technique produces prints that are high in quality and limited in edition. Additionally, Buck carves and assembles elaborate sculptures consisting of unexpected combinations of objects. These sculptures vary in size; many are two and three times Buck’s height. With several, Buck includes a kinetic component. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to activate these wonders into motion, bringing them to life. Art enthusiasts as well as anyone who appreciates the skill and time involved in woodworking will enjoy this exhibition.

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Kushner and Kozloff works at The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

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The Other Americans: Discoveries of the 1970s and 80s
The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst
Aachen, Germany
Opens March 17, 2013

Peter and Irene Ludwig started collecting American art during the 1960s in New York. In 1968 the works were shown in Aachen for the very first time world-wide. In their visionary ambition to Establish an art collection that maps the global landscape of art, there has always been space for positions beyond big names that defy the usual classifications. The exhibition shows rarely exhibited pieces as well as unusual works by famous artists of the collection, and Malthus opens up new perspectives on American art and society. The show includes works from Alan Cote, crash, Ero, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Kim MacConnel, Lowell Nesbitt, Judy Pfaff, Lady Pink, Robert Rauschenberg, Miriam Schapiro, and Kendall Shaw.

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Kozloff at Conference at Princeton

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Joyce Kozloff will appear in discussion with Irving Sandler at a conference on Maps & Diagrams in Medieval Art at Princeton University on Friday, March 15 at 4 pm.

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Duane Michals Lecture at Denver Art Museum

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Internationally-renowned photographer and DU alumni Duane Michals discusses his eight-decade career as a self-described “expressionist” at the Denver Art Museum, Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 pm. Blurring the lines between photography and philosophy, Michal’s imagery encompasses iconic text-and-image sequences, commercial portraiture, and most recently Japanese-inspired compositions coupled with Haiku poetry.

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Lawrence in Traveling Exhibition

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The first international exhibition organized by The Phillips Collection to feature an overview of the museum's renowned American collection, To See as Artists See showcases more than 100 works by 75 artists, including outstanding paintings by Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others.

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David Driskell in Discussion

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Discussion: BRANFORD MARSALIS and DAVID C. DRISKELL
Friday, February 15, 2013 6:30PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland

Two artists with abiding connections to African-American visual art will discuss the influence of jazz on the artists who create this work.

David C. Driskell has taken a leading role in bringing African-American art into the mainstream of American society through his own artwork and writing. Since 1977, as a professor of art at the University of Maryland, he has focused attention on black artists as they fight for survival and search for identity in the United States.

Real/Surreal at the McNay

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Real/Surreal
Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

February 13 | May 19, 2013

Drawn entirely from the deep holdings of the Whitney’s collection, Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on the tension and overlap between two strong currents in 20th-century art: realism and Surrealism. Real/Surreal features paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints that elucidate how artists—depending on intention and influence—developed degrees of reality in which imagination held more or less sway. Among the notable artists included in the exhibition are Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Joseph Cornell, Jared French, Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, Man Ray, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Yves Tanguy, George Tooker, and Andrew Wyeth.

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1913 Armory Show in Primary Sources

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As part of the centennial of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the 1913 Armory Show, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art developed this digital exhibition to make their materials available to a wider public.

Featured extensively is Walt Kuhn, whose exhibition is on view at DC Moore Gallery through March 17, 2013.

Visit the site here.

At left: Walt Kuhn scrapbook documenting the Armory Show, 1913. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Lawrence on view at Addison Gallery

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Jacob Lawrence is featured in the exhibition Eye on the Collection at Addison Gallery through March 10, 2013.

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

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Kozloff in Art & Politics at Hewitt Gallery

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Art & Politics
Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College

January 30th – February 21st

This exhibition takes an international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary look at the way these well-known artists comment on, perceive and provoke political action.

Joyce Kozloff, Dread Scott, Robin Tewes, Barbara Westermann, Shanti Grumbine, Tatiana Istomina, Anna Elise Johnson and Elliott Arkin

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Roger Brown is Deadly Serious! Gallery Talk

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Please join us
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 5 pm

Roger Brown is Deadly Serious!
A gallery talk by Robert Cozzolino
Reception to follow

Please RSVP to mbowers@dcmooregallery.com.

Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series

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Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series
Krannert Art Museum, College of Fine and Applied Arts at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
January 25 through March 31, 2013

Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) was one of the most influential and compelling painters of the twentieth century whose work focused on the struggles of historical and contemporary black culture. When twenty years old, Lawrence began a series of 41 paintings on the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the revolutionary who led the founding in 1791 of Haiti as the first republic established by former slaves.

Romare Bearden Black Odyssey App

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Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes App for iPhone and iPad
By Smithsonian Institution


Create your own collage art based on the incredible works of American artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988).

In 1977, Romare Bearden created a series of collages inspired by the ancient poet Homer and his epic story "The Odyssey." Bearden believed that “all of us from the time we begin to think are on an odyssey.” The Romare Bearden collage app, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey," was created with Bearden's quote in mind.

With this lively, colorful, and highly engaging app, you can remix works from Bearden's original series to create your own unique works of art, and express your personal journey. Choose from a variety of Bearden’s backdrops and layer in shapes and forms from other collages. Or cut your own shapes, add personal photos, change the colors of various elements and resize them. You can also add your words and your descriptions.

Burchfield, Kozloff and Kushner on NYC-ARTS

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In her coverage of current exhibitions at the National Academy Museum & School, NYC-ARTS anchor Paula Zahn discusses DC Moore Gallery artists Charles Burchfield, Robert Kushner, and Joyce Kozloff (pictured).

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Miami Project Art Fair

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Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair, will debut on December 4-9, 2012 in Miami's Midtown/Wynwood Art District. The Fair, centrally located at NE 1st Avenue and NE 29th Street in a 65,000 square foot modular structure next door to Art Miami, will feature presentations by 65 galleries from around the world.

Please click here for your complimentary VIP Pass, and visit DC Moore Gallery in booth #405.

A Writers' Celebration of Romare Bearden

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A Writers' Celebration of Romare Bearden
with Elizabeth Alexander, Kim Bridgford, Stanley Crouch, Kwame Dawes, Russell Goings, Sarah Lewis, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, John Edgar Wideman and others
92Y Tribeca

Playwright August Wilson praised Romare Bearden for his celebration of “black life presented on its own terms, on a grand and epic scale, with all its richness and fullness, in a language that was vibrant and which, made attendant to everyday life, ennobled it, affirmed its value, and exalted its presence.” In the last year, Bearden’s centenary was marked nationwide with a host of exhibitions and events befitting the legacy of a great American artist. Now the Poetry Center invites creative writers to speak about what his life and art has meant to them. Thanks to Russell Goings, Bearden’s devoted friend, our tribute will also feature a special showing of Bearden’s artwork in 92Y’s Weill Art Gallery.

Gallery Talk: Robert Kushner, Robert Berlind, and Irving Sandler

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Please join us for a panel discussion
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 PM
at DC Moore Gallery

IN CONVERSATION: ROBERT KUSHNER, ROBERT BERLIND, AND IRVING SANDLER

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The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World

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The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
November 12, 2012 - April 7, 2013

Featured in this exhibition are DC Moore Gallery artists Debra Bermingham, Isabel Bishop, Janet Fish, Mary Frank, Yvonne Jacquette, Joyce Kozloff, and Barbara Takenaga.

VIDEO: Robert Kushner, Robert Berlind, and Irving Sandler

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Click through to watch the video of Robert Kushner, Robert Berlind, and Irving Sandler's conversation at the gallery in November 2012, during Kushner's exhibition New Paintings/New Collages.

Watercolors: A Musical Tribute to Charles Burchfield

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Watercolors: A Musical Tribute to Charles Burchfield by Nell Shaw Cohen
Saturday · November 10, 2012
12:30 & 2:30PM
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Free admission

Composed for wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) by Nell Shaw Cohen in 2011, Watercolors is inspired by the watercolor paintings of Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967), a visionary American artist who, through his work, dwelled on nature, spirituality, and synesthesia. The four movements of Watercolors correspond to four paintings created between 1916 and 1950: An April Mood, Autumnal Fantasy, Sun and Rocks, and Glory of Spring (Radiant Spring), the latter of which is in the Parrish’s permanent collection. Images of the paintings will be projected during the performance, drawing listeners into the world of the artworks through both sight and sound.

Kushner opening postponed due to hurricane

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Dear Friends,

As you surely know, Hurricane Sandy's high waters and strong winds inflicted severe damage on a great majority of the galleries in Chelsea. We are grateful our gallery sustained no damage in the storm; however, power is not yet restored to our building and so we must regrettably postpone the opening of Robert Kushner's exhibition scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, November 8, as well as our project room exhibition of works on paper by Arpita Singh.

Kushner’s exhibition New Paintings / New Collages and Arpita Singh will instead open next Thursday, November 15th at 535 West 22nd Street from 6 to 8 pm. We anticipate no other interruptions to our 2012/2013 exhibition schedule. We hope you will join us in celebrating Robert Kushner's new work and the revitalization of our vital downtown community.

Later this month, on Thursday, November 29 beginning at 6:30, we will host Robert Kushner in conversation with Irving Sandler and Robert Berlind.

Our thoughts are with all the victims of Hurricane Sandy and our hearts go out to our colleagues and friends who have suffered major losses. Please join us in supporting the city’s and our Chelsea neighborhood’s efforts to rebuild. We encourage you to consider making a contribution to one of our local non-profits, The Kitchen, Primary Information, or Printed Matter, who lost so much.

As our telephone lines are still being repaired, we encourage you to contact us via email at info@dcmooregallery.com.

Warmly,

Bridget Moore

Roger Brown: This Boy's Own Story

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Roger Brown: This Boy's Own Story
Curated by Kate Pollasch
A project of the Roger Brown Study Collection

August 24-November 10, 2012
Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Hurricane Updates

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In the wake of the hurricane, DC Moore Gallery is closed until further notice. The Gallery is fortunate to have sustained only electrical damage, but it is uncertain when we will reopen.

Darren Waterston's conversation with Susan Cross, scheduled for tomorrow evening, is canceled.

Please email with any questions:

Bridget Moore, bmoore@dcmooregallery.com

Edward De Luca, edeluca@dcmooregallery.com

Heidi Lange, hlange@dcmooregallery.com

Priscilla Caldwell, pcaldwell@dcmooregallery.com

Yvonne Jacquette lecture at Prince Street Gallery

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Prince Street Gallery is pleased to announce

Yvonne Jacquette: a lecture about her own work

The Norma Shatan Memorial Lecture Series at the Prince Street Gallery

Friday, October 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Yvonne Jacquette, juror for Prince Street Gallery: 5th Annual Juried show in 2012, will present a lecture on her own work at the gallery. The lecture follows the exhibit of the selected work of 52 artists from all over the United States held at the gallery this past June. Jacquette, best known for her paintings and prints of aerial views of urban settings, is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy. Jacquette is represented by DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Admission is free. Reception to follow. For further information: 646-230-0246 or click here.

Burchfield in Hopper exhibition at Grand Palais

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Edward Hopper
Grand Palais, Galeries nationales
10 October 2012 – 28 January 2013

Featuring works by Charles Burchfield on loan from DC Moore Gallery.

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Gallery Talk: Darren Waterston and Susan Cross

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A GALLERY TALK
with refreshments to follow
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012, 6:30 PM
AT DC MOORE GALLERY

IN CONVERSATION: Darren Waterston and Susan Cross

DARREN WATERSTON has been exhibiting regularly in the US and abroad since the early 1990s. Most recently, he conceived The Forest Eater (2011) specifically for The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI. Remote Futures is his first solo exhibition at DC Moore Gallery.

SUSAN CROSS has been Curator at MASS MoCA since 2005. Notable exhibitions she has organized include Invisible Cities; Material World: Sculpture to Environment; and Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China.

Panel Discussion: City As Muse

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Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 PM

CITY AS MUSE:
Moderator John Zinsser
in Conversation with Rackstraw Downes, Joyce Kozloff, and Ethan Ryman


Click through to watch a video of the discussion.

Joyce Kozloff at Kemper Museum

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The Map as Art
September 14, 2012 – April 21, 2013
Kemper Museum

Inspired by the best-selling book The Map as Art, this exhibition presents large-scale artworks that explore issues of mapping—whether conceptually or quite literally—while also examining the personal gesture involved in works of overwhelming size. The exhibition is co-curated by Kemper Museum Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien and Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art (published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2009). It features work by DC Moore Gallery artist Joyce Kozloff.

From Burchfield to Wyeth: American Watercolors from the National Academy

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September 12 to January 13, 2013, 11 AM - 6 PM
at the National Academy, New York

The works in this exhibition range from the experimental, expressionistic landscapes of Millard Sheets and Eliot O’Hara to the moody, almost gothic scenes of rural America by Charles Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth.

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Pattern and Decoration at the National Academy

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September 12 to January 13, 2013, 11 AM - 6 PM
at the National Academy, New York

A highlight of this exhibition of work by Pattern and Decoration artists is a collage by Miriam Schapiro, a pioneering feminist artist. Other important works include Robert Kushner’s painting on a Japanese screen, a Joyce Kozloff watercolor, and a vase diptych by Betty Woodman.

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Chelsea Art Walk

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We will be open until 8 pm on Thursday, July 26 for the Chelsea Art Walk.

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artMRKT Hamptons

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artMRKT Hamptons
July 19 – 22, 2012

Bridgehampton Historical Society
2368 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY

Booth #109

Click here for a Complimentary VIP PASS to artMRKT Hamptons.

Click through for a list of artists.

Burchfield Penney Summer Exhibition

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CHARLES E. BURCHFIELD: FROM NATURE
Friday, July 13–Sunday, October 28, 2012

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

The exhibition From Nature focuses on Burchfield’s nature studies and paintings in which certain flowers and trees are central. His naturalist temperament resulted in beautiful studies that concentrate on landscape details. Some of his depictions of wildflowers rival illustrations made by John James Audubon, the Prestele family, James Vick and others who documented plants, birds and insects from both scientific and artistic perspectives. Burchfield, however, usually transposed his botanical studies into more interpretive paintings that expressed his profound appreciation of nature. The exhibition includes watercolors from the Burchfield Penney’s collection, as well as drawings and wallpaper studies from the Charles E. Burchfield Archives that have never been shown before. In addition, several private collectors are lending works for a rare public appearance.

Romare Bearden on ARTnews back cover

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Look for our advertisement featuring the work of Romare Bearden on the back cover of ARTnews Summer 2012.

Robert Kushner at La Jolla Athenaeum

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Robert Kushner's Scriptorium: Devout Exercises of the Heart
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

On view June 23 through July 28, 2012
Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Athenaeum is pleased to present an exhibition by Robert Kushner. Scriptorium will consist of hundreds of small drawings and paintings executed directly on pages of old books and manuscript. They will be exhibited pinned to the wall with simple dressmaker's pins. The arrangement is variable as to dimensions and number of images. The pages have been removed from discarded and damaged books from America, England, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Tibet and Japan. They date from ca. 1500–1920.

Gwen Knight in Traveling Exhibition

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Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
June 12, 2012 - January 6, 2013
El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art and Studio Museum in Harlem

The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture.

Mary Frank in Provincetown Views at ACME Fine Art, Boston

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PROVINCETOWN VIEWS
A Group Exhibition Of More Than 40 Artists
at ACME Fine Art, Boston

19 May - 23 June, 2012
Provincetown Views, a group exhibition featuring twentieth and twenty-first century artwork by more than forty artists will open at ACME Fine Art's 38 Newbury Street Galleries on 19 May 2012.

The exhibition will be titled Provincetown Views and will focus thematically on the artists' view of what has come to be considered America's most important art colony, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Gallery Director David Cowan has assembled the artwork for the exhibition from a variety of sources, including private collections, estates of artists, artists that ACME Fine Art represents, and from numerous contemporary artists currently creating artwork in Provincetown. This special exhibition is being mounted as a tribute to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. The Fine Arts Work Center is a not-for-profit organization based in Provincetown, Massachusetts that is the single largest provider of fellowships to emerging visual artists and creative writers in the World. A portion of all sales proceeds throughout the duration of the exhibition will be donated to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Provincetown Views will be on view at ACME Fine Art through Saturday 23 June 2012.

Eric Aho at the Currier Museum

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Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho
Organized by the Currier Museum of Art
June 2, 2012 – September 9, 2012

This summer the Currier Museum of Art will be the first American museum to present a survey exhibition of New England landscape painter Eric Aho (born 1966). With more than 30 major paintings, the exhibition follows Aho on his artistic journey from dramatic images of the New England landscape to energetic, freely brushed abstract compositions inspired by his responses to nature.

Gallery Talk: Mark Innerst and Richard Milazzo

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In Conversation: Mark Innerst and Richard Milazzo
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm

Watch the video after the jump.

Romare Bearden at Newark Museum

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Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections
On View Through August 19, 2012

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections will feature approximately 80 works of art that span the career of this internationally renowned artist. The exhibition underscores not only Bearden’s artistic mastery, particularly in the technique of collage, but also his development of narrative and thematic explorations of his native South. Collages, paintings, and works on paper will be assembled from acclaimed public and private collections. Organized to celebrate the centennial of Bearden’s birth, the exhibition will examine how the South served as a source of inspiration throughout his career.

Alexi Worth at New York Studio School

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Lisa Yuskavage with Alexi Worth
In Conversation: Artist and Artist/Critic

6:30 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2012
at New York Studio School
8 W 8th St, New York (212) 673-6466

Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.

Joyce Kozloff's "Jeez" at the Armory Show Modern

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DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Joyce Kozloff’s JEEZ for the first time at the main entrance to The Armory Show Modern at Pier 92. JEEZ is a twelve by twelve-foot painting in thirty-six panels based on the Ebstorf map, a 13th-century mappa mundi of the same size painted on thirty sewn goatskins. One of the most famous medieval world maps, destroyed during WWII bombing, the Ebstorf map combined geopolitics, science and theology. It depicted Biblical stories alongside pagan myths within a vision of the world as it was then known. Christ’s body served as both a symbolic and literal frame for the circular map, with his head at the top, his hands at the left and right sides, and his feet at the bottom.

Art Fairs

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The Art Show
March 7 - 11, 2012
Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street
Booth A15

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The Armory Show - Modern
March 8 - 11, 2012
Pier 92, 12th Avenue at 55th Street
Booth 222

Book Launch — Amy Goldin: Art in A Hairshirt, Art Criticism 1964-1978

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Thursday, February 16th, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Robert Kushner cordially invites you to
a book launch and signing of

Amy Goldin: Art in A Hairshirt, Art Criticism 1964-1978
Published by Hard Press Editions

Gallery Talk: The Visual Dimension of Albert Murray’s Aesthetics

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The Visual Dimension of Albert Murray’s Aesthetics
with Paul Devlin and Greg Thomas
DC Moore Gallery, 535 W 22 Street

January 26, 2012

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Forest Eater: Works by Darren Waterston

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May 27 - September 11, 2011
The Contemporary Museum & Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI

Over the course of the past year, as part of The Contemporary Museum’s artist-in-residence program, New York-based artist Darren Waterston made several trips to Hawai‘i, where he hiked on lava flows at Volcanoes National Park and researched past artists’ depictions of and writings on Pele and volcanoes. The result is Forest Eater, his response to the landscape of Hawai‘i and his interest in Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning and volcanoes. The two-part exhibition is staged at The Contemporary Museum, Makiki Heights, and at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Artist George Tooker Dies at 90

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One of the most acclaimed painters of his generation, George Tooker (1920-2011) possessed an originality and depth of vision that is unsurpassed in modern American art. For over sixty years, he has been highly regarded for his luminous and often enigmatic work. His themes range from alienation and the dehumanizing aspects of contemporary society to personal meditations on the human condition. By reducing action and anecdote to subtle gestures and juxtapositions that carry meaning and express essential truths, Tooker created modern allegories without traditional narrative content.

A Memorial Exhibition is currently on view at DC Moore Gallery
George Tooker: Reality Returns as a Dream
Through August 5, 2011

MORE THAN YOU KNOW — Works by Whitfield Lovell

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January 28 - May 1, 2011
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
More Than You Know features nearly fifty works from the early 1990s to the present by the American artist Whitfield Lovell.

The exhibition focuses specifically on the development of Kin, a recent series that is a distillation of the artist's concern with issue of self- and institutional representation. Kin is a series of portrait drawings on paper based on identification documentation such as passport, photo booth, and mug shots. This type of institutional document is designed to represent or classify the sitter in a markedly different manner than the staged photographic portraits Lovell used in other bodies of work. The static positioning, harsh lighting, and blank background that distinguish identification photographs are used by the artist to concentrate on the sitter's face, while his superbly precise draftsmanship allows him to tease out such intangibles as personality and emotional state in deft strokes of conté crayon.

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism

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The Jewish Museum, New York
September 12, 2010 - January 30, 2011

Including work by: Joyce Kozloff and Robert Kushner

Over the past fifty years, feminists have defied an art world dominated by men, deploying direct action and theory while making fundamental changes in their everyday lives. Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism explores the widespread influence of feminist practice on the styles and methods of painting from the 1960s to the present. The provocative paintings on view here embody the tension between individual expression and collective politics, between a traditional medium and radical action.

DC Moore Gallery Relocates to 535 West 22nd Street

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DC Moore Gallery is pleased to announce that we are relocating to 535 West 22nd Street. The spacious new gallery opens on January 15, 2011.

The move to a dynamic new location in Chelsea provides DC Moore with the opportunity to expand its ongoing program of concurrently presenting contemporary and 20th century exhibitions. The new space designed by Andrew Ong features two exhibition galleries, including an expansive area with high ceilings that can accommodate large-scale works and a smaller room designed for intimate viewing of paintings and works on paper.

Threads—Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists Threads Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists

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Curated by Lowery Sims

EK Projects
Bejing, China
September 18 - December 18, 2010

Including work by: Whitfield Lovell

Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

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Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
October 4 - January 3, 2010

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
March 7 - May 23, 2010

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
June 24 - October 10, 2010

Heat Waves in a Swamp will be the first major Charles Burchfield exhibition to be mounted on the west coast and the first in New York for more than twenty years. Arranged chronologically, it approaches Burchfield’s work with a new perspective facilitated in part by the curatorial sensibilities of Robert Gober. Working with Hammer coordinating curator Cynthia Burlingham, Gober has augmented a large selection of watercolors with the inclusion of extensive biographical material that continually infuses Burchfield’s own thoughts about his work and artistic practice.

Yvonne Jacquette — AERIALS: Paintings, Prints, Pastels

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Center for Maine Contemporary Art
August 05 - September 25 2010

Wild Things

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Work by: Robert Kushner
Scriptorium: Devout Exercises of the Heart

June 25 - September 19, 2010
Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense C, Denmark

Artist Talk — Panel Discussion: Painting and Sex

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Thursday, April 8, 2010
6:30 PM
With Chuck Close, Mark Greenwold, and Lisa Yuskavage
Moderated by Alexi Worth

Jane Wilson: Horizons

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DC Moore Gallery is pleased to announce that the first comprehensive monograph on the American artist, Jane Wilson, will be published by Merrell, London, in October 2009

192 pages
11 x 9 ½ in. (28 x 24 cm)
127 illustrations
$60.00 US
Essay by Elizabeth Sussman; Interview with
Justin Spring

MacArthur Foundation Genius Award

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We would like to congratulate Whitfield Lovell on receiving the MacArthur Fellowship.

MacArthur Foundation Website
New York Times Article

4 Seasons Seasoned, Robert Kushner (2004)

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