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The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is opening Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, on April 1st. The exhibition is the first dedicated to Davis (1892–1964) in 20 years.

Stuart David was a key player in the development of American Modernism. Approximately 75 works have been compiled for the show. Together they reveal Davis’s unique ability to assimilate the imagery of popular culture, the aesthetics of advertising, and the rhythms of jazz into colorful works. We are looking forward to seeing the show in an upcoming trip to San Francisco.  

Stuart Davis, The Mellow Pad, oil on canvas by Stuart Davis, 1945–51. 

Image courtesy of Britannica

Stuart Davis, 1939.

Stuart Davis, 1939 Jan. 25/Sol Horn, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Digital ID: 2053)

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Stuart Davis, Summer Landscape #2, 1892 - 1964.
 
Image courtesy of Sothebys.

Stuart Davis, Report from Rockport, 1940.

Image courtesy of WikiArt.

Posted in: Fine Art
Tagged: DE YOUNG MUSEUM

James Casebere, Yellow Passage, 2017. Framed archival pigment print mounted to dibond.

 

It is your last chance to see the James Casebere show Emotional Architecture at the Sean Kelly Gallery. The outstanding show ends on March 11th! The show is a completely new body of work and Casebere's first solo exhibition in New York since 2010. The photographs are inspired by world-renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Here is what Sean Kelly Gallery has to say about the show. 

In this new body of work, Casebere returns to his career-long interrogation of interior architectural spaces to explore Barragán’s sumptuous use of color, dramatic light and simple haptic, planar surfaces. These new works evoke the serene austerity that inhabited Casebere’s early series of work examining societal power structures through the interrogation of prisons cells. However, the sense of isolation and enforced confinement that defined those works has been replaced with an atmosphere of joy and beauty that characterizes Barragán’s unique oeuvre.

Casebere's innovative work has established him at the forefront of artists to work with what would become known as constructed photography. His practice over the last four decades reveals the influence of film, architecture, and art history on him, in both the simple and the complex models that he creates in his studio. His table-sized constructions are made of everyday materials, pared down to their essential forms in order to create ambiguous, evocative, and, on occasion, unsettling environments. Devoid of human figures, the resulting images invite viewers to project into and inhabit the spaces he has created, relying on their imagination and memory to fill in the gaps.

James Casebere, Yellow Overhang with Patio, 2016. Framed archival pigment print mounted to dibond. 

James Casebere, Library, 2017. Framed archival pigment print mounted to dibond. 

James Casebere, Reception Room, 2017. Framed archival pigment print mounted to dibond. 

Posted in: Fine Art
Tagged: CONTEMPORARY ART SEAN KELLY GALLERY CONTEMPORARY

We've always been fans for Eric Piasecki's breath-taking photographs. They're elegant and enchanting, stunning and dreamy. This Cape Cod native who now resides in NYC recently took a trip to Japan. We are thrilled that he decided to put together a gorgeous booklet of his stunning photographs. 

Piasecki was quoted as saying the following "There is something about spaces, light filtering in, color and texture revealing themselves, which makes me want to create photographs. It's my addiction. Always looking and looking, then seeing a shot come together is all very exciting! And don't even get me started about places, too many to discover, and just enough to be certain I'll never get bored. Interesting faces, occasionally strange food, last light of the day streaking over the land, traveling is full of endless opportunities! These are the kinds of moments I try to share through my work." We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

All images courtesy of Eric Piasecki's "Japan" booklet.

Posted in: Culture
Tagged: JAPAN Eric Piasecki PHOTOGRAPHER

British artist Wolfgang Buttress with his installation The Hive in the Kew Gardens in London. 

Image courtesy of: Zimbio.

Artists Wolfgang Buttress created an installation piece in the Kew Gardens in London to tell the story of honey bees and the importance of pollination.  The work is constructed out of aluminum and has thousands of LED lights attached. The Hive is connected to an actual bee hive and the story is played in realtime through the work with the use of lights and sounds.  The installation has generated significant attention for the Kew Gardens and they are hoping that it will help people understand the importance of preserving the bee population. 

The Hive at dusk. 

Image courtesy of: CNN.

A view from within The Hive installation. 

Image courtesy of: Zimbio.

Image courtesy of: The Spaces.

Posted in: Fine Art
Tagged: INSTALLATION Installation Art Public Art

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