This Week's Major Events: The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, The Salon Art + Design, 53rd Delaware Antiques Show, & More
November 8-14, 2016
New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
November 10-13; Preview: November 9, 2016, 7 pm - 10 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
Pier 94, 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York, NY
November 10-14, 2016
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY
At The Salon Art + Design, 19th and 20th century fine art meets historic, modern and contemporary furniture and groundbreaking decorative arts. In addition to the 55 leading galleries from across the globe, The Salon will feature an impressive selection of works by established and up-and-coming talents, including historical masters. Visitors to The Salon are equally likely to encounter a work by a great 20th-century master as a creative piece by one of today’s most innovative young artists. This welcome juxtaposition ensures a vibrant eclecticism and international flavor. “We’re about environments — from the incredible architecture of the Park Avenue Armory itself to thinking about objects and images with which people live in 2016,” states Jill Bokor, Executive Director of The Salon. This year, award-winning architect Soo K. Chan will transform the special Collector’s Lounge space of The Salon, which will feature three extraordinary exhibitors: Goyard, Soori High Line, and Ruinart. Todd Merrill Studio will be present at The Salon, exhibiting a collection of unique, material-driven works by nine captivating artists, including Niamh Barry, Sophie Coryndon, and Marc Fish. Impeccable Art Deco, mid-century modern works and more will be exhibited from America, France, Italy and Scandinavia, paired with work from young artists and designers. The Salon is the only vetted international fair of this caliber to combine styles, genres, and periods, creating a universal and timeless experience.
To Have and Not to Hold
November 10 - December 30, 2016
Susan Eley Fine Art
46 West 90th Street, New York, NY
This two-person exhibition features paintings by Vivian Kahra and photography by Leah Oates. Oates will exhibit works from her ongoing series “Transitory Space,” for which she has traveled extensively to China, Canada, Finland and the US. Ephemeral images of trees and waterscapes were photographed in Nova Scotia, Canada and Prospect Park, Brooklyn, where Oates lives. She uses double — sometimes triple — exposure, which creates halos of light, and gauzy effects in muted greens and blues. Through her artistic work, Oates questions the notion of stasis in the natural and manmade worlds and challenges the proverbial idea that a click of the camera freezes a moment in time. Oates offers stunning, lyrical landscapes that are constantly transforming. Time never stands still and neither do her scenes, subject matter, and experiences.
Born in Braunschweig, Germany, and now living in Nyack, New York, Vivian Kahra will exhibit nine paintings — most of which feature a central figure. These figures underscore the idea that the world is in constant movement, and we, as inhabitants of our world, do what we can to keep up. Activities favored by the artist, like rowing, skateboarding, skiing, and even standing still in contemplation are often portrayed in her work. Kahra uses a unique mixture of oil paint and watercolor, and creates hues of green, off-white and blue, not unlike those found in Oates' photography. With their softness and feathery quality, Kahra’s paintings offer dreamscapes of memory recalled. An opening reception for To Have and Not to Hold will take place at the gallery on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8 pm.
On View Through January 8, 2017
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
In honor of the election cycle and in recognition of the charged political climate, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents S/Election, a thought-provoking exhibition where contemporary artists ignite conversations about citizenship and democracy in America using art as a vehicle for discussion. Artwork included in the show was selected from an open call and highlights some of LA’s most prominent contemporary artists such as Charles Gaines, Ramiro Gomez, Taisha Paggett, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Linda Pollack. The exhibition examines perspectives about citizenship and other political hot buttons that have been at the helm of the 45th presidential election.
53rd Annual Delaware Antiques Show
November 11-13, 2016
Opening Night Party Thursday, November 10, 5-9pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Keynote Lecture at 10:00 am);
Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm;
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Chase Center on the Waterfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
One of the most highly acclaimed, widely anticipated, and enthusiastically attended antiques shows in the nation returns for its 53rd year this week — it is, of course, the Delaware Antiques Show, presented by the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Over the course of three days, the finest offerings from more than 60 distinguished dealers will be featured, representing the absolute best of American antiques and decorative arts. This year’s keynote speaker and honorary co-chair is Dr. Reinier Baarsen, senior curator of furniture at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Dr. Baarsen’s fellow honorary co-chair is one of the country's leading experts on early American maps, Margaret Beck Pritchard, deputy chief curator at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Both new and returning dealers will be in attendance, including Lillian Nassau, Sumpter Priddy III, David A. Schorsch – Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, Schwarz Gallery, Spencer Marks, Ltd., Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, M. Finkel & Daughter, Joe Kindig Antiques, Kelly Kinzle Antiques, Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Mark & Marjorie Allen, Arader Galleries, Philip H. Bradley Co., Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, LLC, HL Chalfant Fine Art and Antiques, Dixon-Hall Fine Art, Christopher H. Jones, Stephen and Carol Huber, Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, Oriental Rugs Ltd., The Philadelphia Print Shop, Elle Shushan, Leatherwood Antiques, and many more. This year, Peter H. Eaton Antiques and Joan R. Brownstein American Folk Paintings will return. The Delaware Antiques Show will be open all weekend, kicking off with an Opening Night Party, where guests can enjoy cocktails and exclusive early shopping access on Thursday evening, from 5-9 pm.
Coast to Cascades: C. C. McKim's Impressionist Vision
November 12, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA
The latest installment in the Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Perspective Series, Coast to Cascades continues the tradition of highlighting the careers of significant Northwest artists and contributing original research on the region’s art history. This exhibition is the collaborative product of Margaret Bullock, curator of collections and special exhibitions at TAM, and Mark Humpal, an art scholar and gallerist hailing from Portland, Oregon. Charles “C. C.” McKim (1862-1939) was an essential figure in Northwestern art history and an advocate of American Impressionism. His depictions of Oregon’s mountains, coastline valleys and sloughs are filled with lively yet subtle hues, and capture the unique beauty and character of the Northwest. The exhibition will display 43 of his paintings, which trace the development of his painting style and his evolving use of color and composition. Since he was a late bloomer artistically who never trained at any great art institutions, he was an unlikely icon. Even so, C. C. McKim took Portland by storm, and played a key role in defining a particular regional “look” to Northwest Impressionism.
The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art
November 12, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA
This special exhibition will explore the stylistic transformation, changing patterns of taste, and cultural shifts in the past 100 years of American art. The exhibition tells the story of how the lingering allure of Impressionism, a movement that was embraced by early 20th-century artists, was met with historical tension when emerging modernist artists declared Impressionism “dead.” Work by more than forty artists will be on display, including George Inness, Edward Willis Redfield, John Folinsbee, Charles Frederic Ramsey, Charles Rosen, Chris Jordan, Fae Sloan Bredin, Jane Irish, Illia Barger, and others. The Death of Impressionism? delves into the transformative moments in the lives of individual artists. At the core of this thought-provoking show is the discord between the old guard and the new.