NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Rico Gatson.
Rico Gatson is a Brooklyn based mixed media artist working across abstraction and figuration. With a multifaceted practice that spans painting, video, sculpture and installation, Gatson considers himself an object-maker inspired by Conceptualism, Afro-Futurism and spirituality.
ARTnews in Brief: Miles McEnery Now Represents Rico Gatson—and More
Mixed media artist Rico Gatson has joined the New York–based Miles McEnery Gallery, where he will have a solo exhibition opening November 19.
We are pleased to congratulate our friends at Vielmetter Los Angeles on their 20th Year Anniversary.
"Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present a group exhibition on their 20th Year Anniversary.
Featuring works by Laura Aguilar, Nick Aguayo, Edgar Arceneaux, Math Bass, Whitney Bedford, Andrea Bowers, Sarah Cain, Patty Chang, Kim Dingle, Sean Duffy, Genevieve Gaignard, Liz Glynn, Karl Haendel, Stanya Kahn, Hayv Kahraman, Raffi Kalenderian, Mary Kelly, Dave McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Shana Lutker, Wangechi Mutu, Ruben Ochoa, Pope.L, Deborah Roberts, Steve Roden, Arlene Shechet, John Sonsini, Amy Sillman, Stephanie Schneider, Monique Van Genderen, Tam Van Tran, Esther Pearl Watson, Patrick Wilson."
The Enigmatic Beauty of Painting: A conversation with Isca Greenfield-Sanders
"On the occasion of her new exhibition Shade My Eyes, I spoke to Isca Greenfield-Sanders about her newest body of work which will be on view at Miles McEnery Gallery from 21 May until 11 July 2020. The delicately balanced paintings depict scenes that feel reminiscent of childhood memory. They are distant yet quietly composed, serene and tranquil. We spoke together about her process and upbringing for eazel magazine."
Guy Yanai checked into a Club Med in the French Alps, and quickly discovered it was not what he expected. The hotel was an outdated ski lodge without any snow. “It was this horrible vacation,” the fortysomething artist said of his family trip there, a few years back. Still, he wanted to paint the drab resort—maybe so he could get a do-over of his vacation, this time in colorful and glorious surroundings.
April Gornik’s Sunset, 2018—one among the twelve new landscape paintings in her current exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery—appears as though it might be plugged into an electrical socket. Along the horizon, halfway between a malevolent sky and an inky sea, a stripe of brilliant incandescence worthy of Vermeer lights up storm clouds, choppy waters, and, one would imagine, the entire gallery if it were darkened. Symbolism, Romanticism, Luminism, and feminism have all been cited in regard to Gornik’s work. Indeed, her reimagined versions of natural phenomena are as rich a field for interpretation as the writings of Herman Melville or Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Christie's features John Sonsini as one of the top 10 American post-war and contemporary artists to have in your collection.
A selection of artists whose burgeoning art-world profiles are matched by their rising markets — featuring works offered in our Post-War to Present auction in New York.
Years ago, when artist John Sonsini began approaching Spanish-speaking day laborers in Los Angeles to ask if he could paint their portraits, he had some communication problems. "My Spanish was so poor," Sonsini admits.
First, he was introducing himself as an artista, a word that many Spanish speakers associate with a singer or dancer. But when he switched to pintor that didn't necessarily clear up the confusion — the men thought this professorial-looking, Italian-American with a salt-and-pepper beard was offering them a job painting houses.
Interior Design features Beverly Fishman's work in the Miles McEnery Gallery Booth at ZONAMACO as a highlight of the fair.
Exhibitors from 26 countries participated in the 2020 edition of ZONAMACO—Latin America’s leading art platform—in Mexico City, from February 5-6. This year, spatial design studio Tom Postma Design from the Netherlands and Mexican architecture, interior, and graphic design firm Salinas Lasheras were in charge of creating the restaurants and lounge areas.
Known as a consummate colorist in her brilliantly hued painterly abstractions, Emily Mason died on December 10, 2019, age 87, at her home in Vermont after a prolonged battle with cancer. December 10 is the birthday of her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, and Mason regarded each of her paintings as a visual poem, aiming for the expressive, and—dare I say—spiritual quality that she found in Dickinson’s verse. Mason, however, would never admit such lofty ambitions for her art. Although her artistic ambition was obvious to me and to others around her, in the passion for painting that she exuded, and the monumental body of work she produced, Mason always maintained a consistently sincere degree of modesty—sometimes bordering on unwarranted self-effacement—about her goals and achievements.
Emily Mason, Who Created Colorful Canvases, Is Dead at 87.
Part of a family of artists, she was known for creating abstract works by a process she liked to call “letting a painting talk to you.”
For more than 50 years, Emily Mason, an abstract painter in a family of painters, would spend winters in Manhattan, where she had a studio in the Flatiron district, and the warmer months in Brattleboro, Vt., where she and her husband, the painter Wolf Kahn, also had a home.
I think John Sonsini may be the greatest portrait painter in the country.
That’s because his pictures of working-class men capture essential aspects of their individuality while revealing essential things about the world in which we live.
Sonsini’s portraits raise profound questions about identity — race, class, sexuality — while laying bare the cultural, economic and political underpinnings of the ways we see ourselves, especially as those visions take shape in relationship to others: people with different backgrounds, different upbringings, different dreams.
As part of the Murals of La Jolla Project, Monique van Genderen's mural, titled Paintings Are People Too, is currently up at 7661 Girard Ave, La Jolla, California.
Paintings Are People Too, by Monique van Genderen, is a reconsideration of humanity, of what it means to be human in the social climate of today. By utilizing her vertical paintings as stand-ins for people, van Genderen reflects on some of the pressing issues facing our citizenry, the de-humanizing effects of new communication technologies, and the physical displacements happening in urban centers.
NEW YORK – MILES MCENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Pia Fries.
Pia Fries reinterprets abstraction by sensationally combining a variety of textures and pigments to create striking and multidimensional gestural compositions. The Swiss-born painter initially studied sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, prior to becoming a student of Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany. The artist’s background in sculpture is evident in her practice throughout her wide-ranging body of paintings. Working with a sophisticated assortment of mediums, Fries alters the way in which the materials interact on the canvas. Her unique ability to transform pictorial space is conveyed through the textured and intricately layered elements of her paintings. By layering copious amounts of oil paint on top of transferred images and geometric patterns, Fries produces an intensely visual sense of movement for the viewer to follow.
The inaugural edition was a surprisingly big success. As year two kicks off, here's what to look for.
Last year, the fledgling new art fair Taipei Dangdai: Art & Ideas made mincemeat of the commonly held belief that it takes a fair a few years to build a solid art world following. The inaugural edition turned out big-name blue-chip galleries, famed global collectors (and Chinese movie stars), and, most importantly, robust sales. Oh, and yes, the fair even had its very own giant inflatable KAWS sculpture to draw in the crowds.
We look forward to presenting ten new paintings by Ryan McGinness at the 2020 edition of Taipei Dangdai, running 16 through 19 January in Taiwan.
Ambitiously composed and relentlessly innovative, McGinness's "Taipei Dangdai" paintings seek to explore and evoke the culture and history of Taiwan.
Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition with Los Angeles based portrait painter John Sonsini. Comprised of full-length figures, bust portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition, Cowboy Stories & New Paintings, centers on the theme of cowboys living in Mid City Los Angeles. Emblematic of Sonsini's 50 yearlong practice, his all-male portraits oscillate between the intimacy of depicting a specific person's likeness and more generally addressing broad issues of gender mythology. In “Francisco”, we see the sitter exchanging his street clothes for the western clothing he's unpacked from a suitcase, thus witnessing the transition from the everyday to the performative.