The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of rare works in Sèvres porcelain by the contemporary Chinese master painter, Chu Teh-Chun. The exhibition will consist of twenty-seven vases that the artist created at the Manufacture de Sèvres over a two-year period and which were exhibited at the prestigious Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris in the summer of 2009. It was the first time that this museum exhibited work by a contemporary artist, and the show at Marlborough will be the first time these exquisite works will be seen in New York.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Red Grooms. This exhibition, entitled Torn from the Pages II, will open on March 19 with a reception from 6:00-8:00 PM and will continue through April 19, 2014. This will be artist's second Torn from the Pages exhibition with Marlborough Gallery, a continuation of the first exhibition which took place from October to December of 2012. Red Grooms came to international attention through his early Happenings, like Burning Building (1959), and his famed three-dimensional constructions, such as Ruckus Manhattan, which was exhibited at Marlborough Gallery in 1976. He has worked in a variety of media, including film and theatrical performances. This exhibition comprises 19 small mixed-media constructions that explore and delve into the creative realms of other artists including Joseph Cornell, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Paul Klee, Edward Munch and Francis Picabia.
In a new take on his hallmark three-dimensional constructions, which compound painting and sculpture, Grooms incorporates an element of collage into the works in this exhibition, integrating pages from magazines with watercolor, acrylic, ink and other media, creating perceptive portraits of other artists and placing them within the enviornment of their own works. For example, in Galactic Orbs (Yayoi Kusama), 2013, Kusama appears three times as if receding into a portal of her iconic dotted dimensions. Edward Hopper sits upon a bed in one of his own compositions, and Titian paints one his famous figures in plein aire near a sign reading "Portraits, $1.00."
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of the work of Russian-born artist, Grisha Bruskin, which will take place from February 12 until March 15, 2014 entitled, H-Hour.
The exhibition will consist of an environment of approximately forty bronze sculptures painted with white enamel, which were created from the years 2008 to 2012. These works were exhibited at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow during the fall of 2012 and at the American University Museum during the spring of 2013. In 2012 Grisha Bruskin received the Kandinsky Prize- the most prestigious award for the achievement in contemporary visual arts.
Grisha Bruskin's new sculpture project, H-Hour (2012) has no specific historical or geographical ties and examines the myth of the enemy in very diverse manifestations: the hostile stae, class enemy, enemy of the subconscious, "the other" as enemy, Time, Chronos and Death as enemies, the Enemy of the Human Species, and so on.
In H-Hour the artist's concerns are how the trivial is made sacred, how strong the hypnotic power of art and the image in general really is, and how depiction can become a means and instrument for manipulating human consciousness.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of recent work by Bill Jacklin entlted, New York Paintings, which will open on February 12 and continue through March 15, 2014.
The exhibition will be comprised of approximately twenty oil paintings of various landmarks and scenes of New York, themes that have inspired the artist since his arrival to the city in 1985. The works offer an intimate rendering of a place, an atmosphere, a moment; they articulate the primacy of observation and experience.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by American artist, Vincent Desiderio. The show opens Wednesday, January 8, 2014, and will comprise paintings based on a common theme that the artist calls "reification." The show will include approximately sixteen works featuring six large-scale paintings measuring approximately five feet in height and twelve feet in length. This will be Desiderio's eighth show with Marlborough.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by the artist Ahmet Güneştekin, who is from Turkey. The exhibition, featuring oil paintings with Güneştekin’s signature rich colors and detailed, interwoven brushstrokes, will open Tuesday November 26, 2013 and continue through January 4, 2014.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by the sculptor and installation artist Steven Siegel. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and will continue through Saturday, January 4, 2014. The artist will install forty-six sections of his ongoing work Biography, 2008-2013, a monumental wall-mounted sculpture approximately eighty-one feet long. The thousands of various everyday items that comprise this work, ranging from paper and twine to electrical wires and rubber tires, are tightly packed into intricate layers, creating an integrated whole. This sprawling work is divided into smaller individual sections, which when viewed alone, constitute a complex work of art in themselves and mark a specific and significant point in the continuum. This exhibition will feature sections 95-49, as a continuation of the 2011 exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea where sections 48-1 were debuted. Together, all ninety-five sections span 156 feet.