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    Chakaia Booker selected for the New York Avenue Sculpture Project 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Chakaia Booker has been selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC to display work along the section of New York Avenue outside the museum. This is the second iteration of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only contemporary public art space featuring exclusively the work of women artists. The installation, which will include work specifically made for the site, will be dedicated on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Located at the median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, N.W., the work will be on view through 2014.

    Booker is an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose powerful pieces are created from discarded truck, car, and bicycle tires to comment on themes ranging from black identity to urban ecology. She draws upon Louise Nevelson's constructions of found objects, Romare Bearden's energetic collages, and Jacob Lawrence's manipulation of color and composition to form her own vigorous sculptures. Booker's work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, an expansive solo exhibition at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, both in 2004, as well as an important solo show at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2006.

    Please see the website of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for more details. You can also read a feature on Booker’s upcoming installation in The Washington Post by clicking here.

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    Summary: Chakaia Booker selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to display work along the section of New York Avenue outside the museum.

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    "Blending Hip-Hop and Heraldry": Rashaad Newsome in The New York Times this Sunday, October 23, 2011 

    This Sunday, October 23, 2011, there will be a feature on the work of Rashaad Newsome in The New York Times. Entitled "Blending Hip-Hop and Heraldry," the article details Newsome's artistic development and recurrent motifs, and leading arts professionals discuss the artist's work. 

    Pick up Sunday's issue or read the article online by clicking here.

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    Summary: This Sunday, October 23, 2011, there will be a feature on the work of Rashaad Newsome in The New York Times

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    Preview Rashaad Newsome's Swag mix tape on The New York Times 

    Herald, Rashaad Newsome’s inaugural solo exhibition with the Gallery, opens tonight at Marlborough Chelsea. Already a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, you can preview Newsome's Swag (2011) mix tape on The New York Times website.

    Rashaad Newsome's Swag mix tape on The New York Times website.

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    Summary: Rashaad Newsome's "Swag" mix tape featured on The New York Times website

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    Work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik featured in Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center 

    Press Release

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik will be included in the 8th Annual Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center. Established in 1977, The Drawing Center is the only non-profit art space in the United States whose mandate is the exhibition of contemporary and historical drawings. The auction takes place on the evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2011 and is hosted by Phillips de Pury & Company.

    An internationally acclaimed artist, Oka Doner lives and works in New York, New York. Employing a process she describes as “evolutionary,” she seeks to blur distinctions between nature and art. Her work is found in many public collections, including American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York. Oka Doner—who is also a co-chair of the auction committee—donated Under Water, 2005 to the Benefit. 

    Talasnik was born in 1954 in Philadelphia. Primarily intrigued with structures defying gravity, he invents, through drawing and sculpture, engineering infused with curiosity for the otherworldly. Currently living and working in New York, New York, Talasnik's drawings and sculpture are in major international collections such as the British Museum, London, England; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Talasnik's piece, Glashaus, 2010-2011, will be auctioned off.

    Please see The Drawing Center's website for more details.

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    Summary: Work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik will be included in the 8th Annual Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center

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    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 

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    Summary: Installation views of "Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011"

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    Notable press on Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 

    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 is on view at Marlborough Gallery until Saturday, October 22, 2011. Since its opening on Thursday, September 22nd, Red Grooms' work about New York City has been warmly recived by its citizens. Please see below for selected press items on Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011.

    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 in The Wall Street Journal.

    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 in the New York Post.

    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 in Artinfo.

    Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011 in Paper Magazine.

     

     

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    Summary: A round up of press items about "Red Grooms, New York: 1976-2011"

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    Dale Chihuly Honored 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Dale Chihuly is a recipient of the Institute of International Education's Fritz Redlich Alumni Award. Established in 1919, the Institute of International Education encourages cultural ties through scholarly exchange—notably, through programs such as the Fulbright—and promotes academic freedom internationally. The Fritz Redlich Alumni Award is given to a Fulbright program alumnus who has advanced the cause of mutual understanding and international cooperation. In 1968, after his studies at the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and Rhode Island School of Design, Chihuly was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to work at the Venini factory in Venice, Italy. A work by Chihuly will be auctioned at the Institute of International Education's international awards dinner on October 4, 2011.

    Please see the Institute of International Education website for more details.

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    Summary: Dale Chihuly given Institute of International Education's Fritz Redlich Alumni Award

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    Vincent Desiderio at Marlborough Chelsea 

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    Summary: Installation views of "Vincent Desiderio" at Marlborough Chelsea

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    New Hunt Slonem Monograph 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of a new monograph on the work of Hunt Slonem. The Worlds of Hunt Slonem by Dominique Nahas is an expansive tome, exploring the recurrent visual and thematic motifs of the artist’s oeuvre. The book is lavishly illustrated, including over 600 reproductions, and features a bibliographical timeline.

    Dominique Nahas is an independent curator and critic based in New York. Nahas has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Nancy Spero: Works Since 1951 (New Museum, 1988), Bypass (Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1997), Pop Surrealism (The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 1998) and has written for publications such as ARTnews, Flash Art, Art On Paper, and Art Asia-Pacific.

    Born in 1951 in Kittery, Maine, Slonem studied at the School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine and received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. His work has been shown at institutions such as the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; and Art in General, New York, New York. Slonem is represented in the collections of the Bass Museum, Miami, Florida; Whitney Museum of America Art, New York, New York; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York.

    Please see the Vendome Press website for more details.

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    Summary: Vendome Press publishes new monograph on the work of Hunt Slonem

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    Grisha Bruskin to speak at Oberlin College 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Grisha Bruskin will speak at Oberlin College on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. Entitled “I and It (Works from The Soviet Project),” Bruskin will discuss the subject/object relationship in his ongoing series, The Soviet Project. This event is co-sponsored by the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and the departments of Art, German, Jewish Studies and Russian.

    Born in 1945 in Moscow, Bruskin graduated from the Art Department at the Moscow Textile Institute in 1968. Refusing to adhere to the government-sanctioned style of Socialist Realism, Bruskin became a major figure in the Soviet Non-Conformist Art movement, dedicating himself to the research and presentation of his Jewish heritage and its associated mythologies, mysticism, and sacred texts. A prolific writer as well as visual artist, Bruskin's work is included in many permanent public collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York, New York; Kunsthalle Emden, Germany; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Museo Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. He currently lives and works in New York.

    For more details, please see the Oberlin College website.

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    Summary: Grisha Bruskin will speak at Oberlin College on his ongoing series, "The Soviet Project"