Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Blue and Purple Boat by Dale Chihuly will be on display at LongHouse Reserve from July 20 to October 8, 2011. Chihuly, recently honored at the LongHouse Reserve 20th Anniversary Celebration, is internationally recognized for his blown-glass sculptures. In his work, he has challenged both the limits of blown-glass as a medium and the traditional manner in which it is produced. Located in East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 by well-known textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Through its arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve seeks to integrate the natural and cultural worlds.
Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the Museo de Artes Visuales will exhibit six works by Claudio Bravo. The exhibition, intended to mark the artist’s passing, will be on view from July 1 to July 24, 2011. There will also be an exhibition of Bravo’s early work at the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes. Claudio Bravo: The Chilean Years, 1951-1960 will open on July 16, 2011 and will consist of approximately 80 drawings and paintings.
Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1936. Though he briefly studied art at Jesuit school, Bravo was largely self-taught. He was recognized internationally as one of the world’s great artists for his mastery of a realist style. Bravo died at 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco from complications of epilepsy.
Bravo represented Chile in the 2007 Venice Biennale, had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico (2007), Chateau Chenonceau (2005), and Musee du Monde Arabe, Paris (2004). His work was the subject of two retrospectives: at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin (1987-88) which travelled to the Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX and Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (1994).
Hans Silvester’s photographs of the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley are featured on The Lardner Report, the website of media personality and consultant Lonnie Lardner. Silvester documents the use of bright mineral paints to embellish the skin and the use of flora and fauna to fashion spectacular headpieces and body accessories. Works from the artist's Natural Fashion and Les Peuples de L'Omo series were recently on view at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.
Born in Lorrach, Germany in 1938, Silvester graduated from the School of Fribourg in 1955 before beginning his life as a traveler and photographer. His wide-ranging oeuvre includes studies of various regions around the world, including chronicles of France, Central America, Japan, Portugal, Egypt, Tunisia, Hungary, India, Peru, Italy, the Amazon, Greece, and Spain.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:00 am, Stephen Talasnik and the director of Storm King Art Center, David Collens, will lead an exclusive tour of Talasnik’s vast construction Stream: A Folded Drawing. Located at the base of a hillside close to the Storm King museum building, Stream: A Folded Drawing blends organic object with industrial architecture. Inspired by the complexity of basketry and scaffolding, the work references the look of a three-dimensional drawing. Please see the event page for more details.
The event is organized in conjunction with Elusive Landscape, a solo exhibition of work by Talasnik at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York. The show is on view through September 18th. Elusive Landscape presents a selection of recent pencil and ink drawings with intensely worked surfaces. Please click here for more details.
Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections, a solo exhibition of the work of R.B. Kitaj at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a part of the Lakeland Arts Trust, in Kendal, England. The Lakeland Arts Trust was established to protect and maintain Abbot Hall, a Grade 1 listed Georgian Villa on the banks of the River Kent. Built in 1795 by Colonel George Wilson, the villa was near-collapse by the 1950s. Renovated and repurposed, Abbot Hall Art Gallery opened in 1962, offering a unique setting for the display of work ranging from 18th century watercolors to contemporary public sculpture.
Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections is the first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United Kingdom since R.B. Kitaj: A Retrospective (1994) at Tate Modern. On view from July 9 to October 8, 2011, the exhibition consists of approximately fifty paintings and works on paper and explores the artist's portraiture and self-portraiture. Please see the gallery’s website for more details. Exhibition co-curator Marilyn McCully will present a lecture entitled, “Kitaj in Spain: Josep Vicente and Sant Feliu,” on Thursday, July 14th. Please see the gallery's events page for more details.
Summary: A walk through Marlborough Chelsea's current exhibition, Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document, on view through July 22
Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce a lecture entitled "From Film Fidelity to Digital Metaphor" by photographer Robert Weingarten to be held in the Mary Craig Auditorium of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Sunday, August 21st at 2:30 pm. Weingarten will discuss the 6:30 am Series, the Palette Series and the Portraits Without People series. Moving from the fidelity of film to record nature to the use of digital imaging to achieve abstraction in his work, he will discuss what was lost in the transition and what he gained in the process. Please see the Santa Barbara Museum of Art events listings for more details.
Summary: A walk through Marlborough Gallery's current exhibition, Summer Group Exhibition, on view through September 14
Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Dale Chihuly will be awarded an Innovative American Award by LongHouse Reserve at their 20th Anniversary Celebration. Located in East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 by well-known textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Through its arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve seeks to integrate the natural and cultural worlds. Chihuly will be honored for his ground-breaking achievements in the art of glass-blowing on July 16, 2011. The ceremony will feature performances by the principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and will also honor Barbara Slifka. Please click here for more details.