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Beverly Fishman | Contemporary Art Review LA

Beverly Fishman | Contemporary Art Review LA

By Neyat Yohannes

26 August 2021

Trudy Benson | 9 Artists Who Made Major Gallery Moves This Summer

Trudy Benson | 9 Artists Who Made Major Gallery Moves This Summer

By Kaylie Felsberg

30 August 2021

The right partnership between an artist and a gallery is one that fosters growth and helps to move an artist’s career forward. For many artists, joining a new gallery can often open up different possibilities when it comes to their practice. It also often introduces their work to a wider net of curators and collectors. The relationship between gallery and artist has become all the more crucial as the world slowly begins to open back up after a year and a half of disruption brought on by the ongoing pandemic. Below, we highlight nine artists who made major gallery moves this past summer.

NEWS |  FALL PROGRAM

NEWS | FALL PROGRAM

MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce our fall program.  

Tom LaDuke | Snapshot

Tom LaDuke | Snapshot

Review by David Ebony

20 July 2021

David Ebony’s Top 10 New York City Gallery Highlights

Franklin Evans | Whitehot Magazine

Franklin Evans | Whitehot Magazine

Podcast Episode

8 July 2021

Alexandra Goldman sits down with artist Franklin Evans to discuss his two current exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, fugitivemisreadings at 520 West 21st Street, and YOU AGAIN curated by Franklin Evans at 511 West 22nd Street, as well as his current museum show Franklin Evans: franklinsfootpaths at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.

Guy Yanai | MutualArt

Guy Yanai | MutualArt

Review by Yoomee Ohayon

7 July 2021

Different but the Same: Guy Yanai’s Multicultural Art

The Israeli artist’s multiple identities merge into a singular style that produces seemingly flat and simple paintings yet evoke serenity and comfort.  

Franklin Evans | Hyperallergic

Franklin Evans | Hyperallergic

Review by John Yau

3 July 2021

What to Do About the Artists in Your Studio

If Philip Guston wanted everyone, including himself, to leave his studio, Franklin Evans seems to be inviting everyone in.

'Light' Curated by Rico Gatson | Portray Magazine

'Light' Curated by Rico Gatson | Portray Magazine

Review by Andrea Lledo

6 June 2021

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Perhaps we can all appreciate some light after the dark.” Hans Hoffman 

What better way to begin a new journey, a new path and the re-opening of society than with something that illuminates our eyes and our souls?  The newest show, LIGHT, has conquered and is shining brightly on the walls of Miles McEnery’s newly renovated thrid Chelsea location.

Franklin Evans | ARTnews

Franklin Evans | ARTnews

Article by Francesca Aton

4 June 2021

Artist Franklin Evans Amplifies Joy in His Immersive Paintings and Installations

Liat Yossifor | Hyperallergic

Liat Yossifor | Hyperallergic

Review by John Yau

29 May 2021

The Tension in Liat Yossifor’s Paintings

In Yossifor’s work, connections between the imagination and the ordinary world are made not through the pictorial, but through the paint itself.

Pia Fries | Frontera D

Pia Fries | Frontera D

Review by Jonathan Goodman

21 May 2021

Pia Fries: The Limits of Expressionist Abstraction

"It is important to point out that European artists were able to develop independent ways of working within the general language of expressionist abstraction, whose boundaries, at the time, were seemingly endless and open to nuances of all sorts. In Pia Fries’s case, not only was she influenced by current thinking in abstract art, in the body of work described, she links her work to an extended study of Hendrik Goltzius, the Mannerist painter whose etching of Hercules is an inspiration."

Record-Breaking Sales for Kahn and Mason at Christie’s

Record-Breaking Sales for Kahn and Mason at Christie’s

“Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason”

21 May 2021

NEW YORK, NY - MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce results for Christie’s “Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason.” The auction included an online sale that took place from 6 May - 20 May 2021, with a dedicated live sale on 18 May 2021.

Trudy Benson Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

Trudy Benson Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

19 May 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Trudy Benson.

Reminiscent of 1980s computer graphics and early image manipulation programs, Benson’s abstract paintings form a digital language that elicit sensations of nostalgia. What distinguishes Benson’s work from digital image-making techniques of the past is her attention to the experience of seeing and handling the dynamic nature of paint. As an artist, Trudy Benson recognizes the importance of referencing the past while also positioning herself in a place to move and grow beyond the history in which her work developed.

Danny Ferrell Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

Danny Ferrell Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

19 May 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Danny Ferrell.

Danny Ferrell’s portraits are visions of intimate daydreams representing the artist’s friends and peers. Colorful, gregarious, and with a deep appreciation for beauty, the artist is “humbled by the ineffable cosmic hand that imbues our world with magic.” This is manifested in the artist’s alluring muses, abundant in life and color.

Liat Yossifor | Interview by Liliana Rodrigues

Liat Yossifor | Interview by Liliana Rodrigues

12 May 2021

This studio visit took place over Zoom, just before the work was about to ship to New York, for Liat Yossifor’s upcoming exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery.

Franklin Evans | Art in America

Franklin Evans | Art in America

Article by Francesca Aton

3 May 2021

Six Must-See Exhibitions in Chelsea This Summer

Beverly Fishman | Sculpture Magazine

Beverly Fishman | Sculpture Magazine

Review by Jan Garden Castro

26 April 2021

The untitled sculptures and reliefs in Beverly Fishman’s recent show, “I Dream of Sleep,” hide dark subject matter behind attractive appearances. Silky-looking surfaces and smooth, geometric forms fool the eye with a calm, soothing demeanor. Muted pastel colors add the kind of sleek, impersonal veneer associated with corporate headquarters, modern homes, and other objects of contemporary design denoting easy success and reassuring outcomes. 

The 10 Best Booths at EXPO Chicago's Online Edition | Artsy

The 10 Best Booths at EXPO Chicago's Online Edition | Artsy

Review by Justin Kamp

10 April 2021

More than a year after the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic set in and art fairs around the world canceled their plans for the foreseeable future, Chicago’s EXPO fair is holding its 2021 edition online, rescheduled from the fair’s usual in-person time slot in September. This year’s edition, known as EXPO CHGO ONLINE, gathers presentations from more than 80 U.S. and international galleries showcasing both contemporary upstarts and well-known figures working in painting, sculpture, fiber art, and much more.

Douglas Melini | Ocula Magazine

Douglas Melini | Ocula Magazine

EXPO CHGO ONLINE 2021 Highlights

1 April 2021

EXPO CHGO ONLINE, organised by EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is a curated digital exposition featuring 81 galleries, running between 8 and 12 April 2021. Ocula Magazine selects six artwork highlights.

Suzanne Caporael | Whitehot Magazine

Suzanne Caporael | Whitehot Magazine

Review by Jonathan Goodman

30 March 2021

The mostly abstract painter Suzanne Caporael’s eighth show at Miles McEnery offers an excellent exposure to her direct, but not simple, nonobjective lyricism, often linked to nature. Her work consists of images and patterns that sometimes lean in the direction of feasible recognition, but, generally, the paintings enact schemes that are delightful in their own right, without being accessible in a realist sense.

Emily Mason | Architectural Digest

Emily Mason | Architectural Digest

Article by Osman Can Yerebakan

5 March 2021

6 Historically Undersung Female Artists to Know About Now

As if a series of new shows and Women’s History Month weren’t reasons enough

Emily Mason | New York Magazine

Emily Mason | New York Magazine

Article by Wendy Goodman

1 March, 2021

Artist Emily Mason’s 4,700-Square-Foot Studio Is Just As She Left It.

She painted there for 40 years.

The artist Emily Mason died at age 87 in December 2019, but you can still feel the joyful presence of her work in her bright studio in the Flatiron District. She painted here for 40 years (in the winter months, anyway; from May to October, she worked at her country place in Vermont). 

Guy Yanai | The Art Newspaper

Guy Yanai | The Art Newspaper

Article by Karen Chernick

28 February 2021

The Tel Aviv-based artist Guy Yanai has been painting scenes from movies during the pandemic, and has chosen five of his favourites here

If Guy Yanai was a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he would have trouble picking the Best Motion Picture nominees for the Golden Globes. None of his choices would be from 2020, or Hollywood. That said, the contemporary painter is constantly nominating films to canvas, converting vintage footage into his characteristic linear brushstrokes and palette of emerald green, azure, and deep rose pink.

Emily Mason | Art in America

Emily Mason | Art in America

Review by Jackson Arn

11 February, 2021

CONSISTENTLY COOL

Emily Mason passed away in 2019 at the age of 87. She left behind two daughters, four grandchildren, innumerable adoring friends, and one of the most sustainedly dazzling bodies of work in postwar American painting. 

Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason | The Brooklyn Rail

Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason | The Brooklyn Rail

Review by David Ebony

3 February 2021

A rare opportunity to compare and contrast the work of two very different painters

"Artists, lovers, life-partners, art-world rivals, benefactors, and luminaries, Emily Mason (1932–2019) and Wolf Kahn (1927–2020) were all of these things—and more. Miles McEnery Gallery has devoted each of its two spaces to the first posthumous solo gallery exhibitions for the couple, who died within months of each other after more than sixty years of marriage. The shows offer a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the work of two very different painters—one abstract and the other figurative—who shared a passion for vibrant color, the bucolic landscapes of Vermont and Italy, and who both aimed in their works for pure, soul-baring expressivity."

Emily Mason | The Brooklyn Rail

Emily Mason | The Brooklyn Rail

Review by Elizabeth Buhe

3 February 2021

"In looking at the canvases of Emily Mason now on view at Miles McEnery, however, we sense not so much a relation to a certain place or thing, but a lifetime of visual experiences put down onto canvas through a keen process of filtering, something like Joan Mitchell’s translation of the gardens of Vétheuil in her soaring panels of the 1970s and ’80s. The result in Mason’s work is necessarily nonspecific yet points nonetheless toward layers of feeling: light reflected off a rippling canal, a gleaming gold surface, flowers in mid-summer."

Miles McEnery Gallery welcomes Peter Luke Colon as Managing Director, Expands to Third Chelsea Location

Miles McEnery Gallery welcomes Peter Luke Colon as Managing Director, Expands to Third Chelsea Location

1 February 2021

Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce Peter Luke Colon is joining the gallery as Managing Director beginning in February 2021. Colon will be based in the gallery’s newly expanded third Chelsea location at 511 West 22nd Street.

Emily Mason | The New York Times

Emily Mason | The New York Times

Review by Will Heinrich

27 January 2021

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

Jack Pierson’s assembled works; Marsha Pels’s conceptual jewels; Gordon Hookey’s takes on racism; and Emily Mason’s exuberant abstract paintings.

Inka Essenhigh | Whitehot Magazine

Inka Essenhigh | Whitehot Magazine

Review by Donald Kuspit

January 2021

Idiosyncratic Nature: Donald Kuspit on Inka Essenhigh’s Flowers and Patrice Charbonneau’s Shoals

"Essenhigh’s paintings are indebted to, not to say inspired by, traditional art, not only because they make use of classical myth, however much her figures may be transformed into surreal mirages, but because of their meticulous, even exquisite execution, her mastery of sprezzatura, the art that conceals art, and their baroque-like character, not to say their idiosyncratic beauty."

Inka Essenhigh | The Nation

Inka Essenhigh | The Nation

Review by Barry Schwabsky

19 January 2021

When the Painting Has Really Begun
On the mid-career work of Cecily Brown and Inka Essenhigh.

"Musings on the fate of judgment have been much on my mind since seeing exhibitions by a couple of painters, Inka Essenhigh and Cecily Brown, who in the late 1990s seemed to me without doubt to be among the most promising painters on the New York scene. They recently exhibited their latest efforts in New York, at the Miles McEnery Gallery and the Paula Cooper Gallery, respectively." 

Emily Mason | Hyperallergic

Emily Mason | Hyperallergic

Review by Dessane Lopez Cassell

13 January 2021

Your Concise New York Art Guide for January 2021

Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month.

Emily Mason | Forbes

Emily Mason | Forbes

Review by Chad Scott

11 January 2021

Emily Mason Connects Visitors To Height Of Abstract Expressionism In New Show At Miles McEnery Gallery

Emily Mason | Hyperallergic

Emily Mason | Hyperallergic

Review by Karen Chernik

11 January 2021

With a Room of Her Own, Emily Mason’s Ethereal Abstractions Bloomed


Mason’s expansive Chelsea studio became her tuning fork — the barometer she used to check that colors and shapes were humming at the right frequency.
 

Emily Mason | Air Mail

Emily Mason | Air Mail

9 January 2021

A Monthly Culture Matrix for the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Arts Intel Report

Emily Mason: Chelsea Paintings

Until February 13
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Douglas Melini Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

Douglas Melini Represented by Miles McEnery Gallery

9 January 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Douglas Melini.

Douglas Melini is a mixed media artist whose paintings and collages investigate color and space. His hard-edged abstract paintings use color, geometry and pattern to create an eccentric visual experience for the viewer.

Annie Lapin | Artsy

Annie Lapin | Artsy

Art Trends to Watch in 2021: Return to Nature

6 January 2021

By Shannon Lee

This January, Artsy is launching a series of three features to spotlight the trends we’re watching in 2021. The artists here are making works that range from aquatic tapestries and abstracted landscape paintings to lush drawings and vegetal ceramics. Their works are prime examples of what we expect to be a growing trend in 2021.

Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason | The New Criterion

Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason | The New Criterion

Review by James Panero

4 January 2021

The Critic's Notebook

On William Barents, paintings by Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason, Franz Schubert & more from the world of culture.