Stacey Winston Levitan at The Saatchi Gallery in London
Just back from London where I had the opportunity to see some incredible exhibitions and visit the Frieze and Zoo Art Fairs.
Gary Hume - Liberty Grip 2008
Painting by Alex Katz
While there I took particular note of the bronze pieces by George Condo, the Thomas Struth photograph of the Mark Rothko Chapel (which was quite timely given the fantastic show at the Tate Modern), a wonderful Yinka Shonibar sculpture of a man standing on a globe and Cindy Sherman’s new digitally altered work using herself as muse in glasses – fun and lots of lipstick (quite fabulous).
Thomas Struth - Rothko Chapel
Photograph by Cindy Sherman
Zhang Dali - Chinese Offspring 2003-2005
On the museum front, the new Saatchi gallery or is it a museum, defies words. The space is simply exquisite! Are they a museum or a gallery? Saatchi has always blurred the lines and in this new space they have created a new paradigm in which Philips De Pury has sponsored part of the space and installed works by Julian Schnabel. The art work exhibited is Chinese Contemporary art. Of particular note is the wonderful installation of an Old Age home by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu.
Sun Yuan and Peng Yu - Old Persons Home 2007
The Mark Rothko show at the Tate Modern literally brought tears to my eyes. The installation of the works in the second room which were originally commissioned for the Four Seasons Restaurant were sublime. Also, the Francis Bacon show at the Tate was equally stunning and compelling. I also loved the Renaissance Portrait show at the National Gallery featuring works by Raphael, Titian, and Vernonese.
Stacey Winston Levitan
- On cover: Scrape Bottom Again, Oil on aluminum, 48 x 36 inches
Winston Wachter artist Drew Ernst is featured in the Poets and Artists Winter 2008 publication Oranges & Sardines. In the issue Ernst gives a short interview discussing the inspiration for his work as well as the ideas behind some of his images.
The work featured in Oranges & Sardines will be included in Drew Ernst’s upcoming exhibition Get Out of My Head, which will open at Winston Wachter Seattle on November 20, 2008.
For more information, contact Megan Des Jardins at (206) 652-5855 or visit www.winstonwachter.com
An image by Winston Wachter artist Peter Waite was reproduced in the October 2008 issue of Harper’s Magazine. His painting, Subway
, is featured on page 24.
If you are interested in seeing other works by Peter Waite, please contact Megan Des Jardins at (206) 652-5855 or visit www.winstonwachter.com.
Conics of Apollonius
October 14 – November 14, 2008
Villarceau Series 01,02,03 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 144 inches (photo by Frank Huster)
We opened our second solo exhibition with Seattle-based artist Michael Schultheis on October 14th. The opening was spectacular – thank you to all who came out in support of Michael! What a great opening! There is a full exhibition catalog available with forward by Jess Van Nostrand, Exhibitions Curator at Cornish College of the Arts. Please contact the gallery if you would like to receive a copy.
From the winstonwachter.com: Trained in mathematics and economics, Michael Schultheis uses his background to express analytical problems in a stunningly visual and expressive way. He treats his painting surfaces as a chalkboard- creating layers of mathematical notations and drawings that describe the form and motion of three-dimensional geometric shapes.
For more information please contact Megan Des Jardins at (206) 652-5855, or visit www.winstonwachter.com.
Artist's studio, August 2008
Michael Schultheis, 2008 (photo by Matt Hagen)
October 16-November 15, 2008
Speed Trial, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 66 x 72 inches
Winston Wächter Fine Art New York is pleased to present “Equipoise”, new paintings by Susan Dory. The exhibition is on view from October 16 – November 15, 2008.
In this new body of work, Dory creates abstract compositions that encourage recollection of personal memories to the individual viewer through color, compositional space, and repetition. Dory states about her work, “ I am fascinated by the psychology of color and how deeply personal it is. Color is clearly powerful and influential when experienced yet systematically indefinable, immeasurable in the way it is individually perceived.”
For more information, please contact Amanda Snyder at (212) 255-2718, or visit our website at http://www.winstonwachter.com.
Pageant, 2008, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 48 x 42 inches
Norma, 2008, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 72 x 66 inches
New blog and new happenings.
Winston Wächter Fine Art officially has a blog. Here the gallery will post exhibition information at both locations, news on our artists, as well as general art related news.
We hope everyone enjoys!