Monday, October 26, 2020

Henri Comby exhibition at Henri Chartier Paris.

Collage et aquarelle sur papier, 64,5x50cm, 1966. © photo Blaise Adilon.

Born in Le Puy-en-Velay on 3 August 1928, Henri Comby acquired his passion for drawing from his neighbour, a master glassblower, at the age of fourteen. He trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, then in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Ranson, in the studios of Fernand Léger and Jean Deyrolle. 

What he does, in fact, is to cut open an era in the same way that doctors in days of old used to open up bodies in search of a pathology, a physiological function or an unusual pattern. We might flashback here to Henri Comby’s childhood and adolescence, with animal carcasses hanging in the family delicatessen, or visits to a pig slaughterhouse. He makes no secret of his admiration for works like Rembrandt’s Slaughtered Ox or Soutine’s Carcass of Beef. How is a body (animal or human) made, how is Romanesque or Baroque religious architecture made, how is a factory, a wind tunnel, or a machine tool made? What organs are they composed of, what flows and motions go through them, what analogies bring them together? These are the questions that the artist’s metal sculptures, drawings and collages are basically asking. He is not praising them or passing judgement, but he is still astonished by both human and natural engineering and their potential for destructive brutality. At the same time, he finds artistic forms through which to devise new functions, new harmonies, new bio-industrial systems. But always with a touch of humour to lighten things up Read More 

— Extract of "Henri Comby, moteur!", Jean Emmanuel Denave, cultural journalist & art critic, October 2020. 

Translation, Jeremy Harrison. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

View The emmerson Dorsch Gallery Exhibition of Clifton Childree: Storm Inn SEPTEMBER 30 - NOVEMBER 7, 2020



Make an appointment to visit the gallery or join us on Instagram Live

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 - 11:15 AM

Brook Dorsch and Clifton Childree will give of virtual tour of Storm Inn beginning at 11:15 am @emersondorsch. Our gallery will also be open by appointment during PAB. In support of our local community, EDG has teamed up with Baked AF Miami to supply sweet treats for visitors.

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Clifton Childree installation.



Clifton Childree:
Storm Inn


Emerson Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present Storm Inn, a solo exhibition of Clifton Childree’s new paintings. An award-winning experimental film, performance, and installation artist, Childree began making paintings as backdrops for his films and mixed media installations, but, at the outset, they were props, not the focus. After more than a decade of working in Miami’s art scene, he’s honed a painting style that holds his past while opening into a more meditative moment. The exhibition will open on September 30th and will be on view through November 7, 2020.

Storm Inn by Clifton Childree is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts. Through a competitive application process and monetary awards, The Ellies celebrate individual artists who are the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community.

Join us on Instagram Live on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 pm for a conversation between Clifton Childree and Thom Wheeler Castillo as they discuss Storm Inn.

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Clifton Childree (born 1971 Birmingham, AL. Lives and works Miami, FL) is a filmmaker and artist who has shown at Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Oolite Arts, Bas Fisher International (BFI), Pulse Art Fair, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University, Miami International Film Festival, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Florida Dance Festival, Locust Projects, Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY, and internationally in Vienna at Hilger Brot Kunsthalle and a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien in addition to over 40 domestic and international film festivals. He received an Ellie Award from Oolite Arts, The Hilger Award for Locust Projects, the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Legal Art Native Seeds Grant, and the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His large-scale installations have been commissioned by the Pulse Art Fair NYC, Locust Projects Miami, the Miami Performing Arts Center/Miami Light Project, Hilger Contemporary Gallery, and Kunsthalle Wien. Childree collaborated with Pablo Cano on nine animated films intended for permanent display at the Young at Arts Museum in Davie, FL.  Childree is a featured artist in the book Miami Contemporary Artists. His show Fuck That Chicken from Popeyes for the Wien Museum Project Space in 2011 was accompanied by an eponymous well-illustrated catalog, featuring essays by Synne Genzmer and Gerald Matt.

His work has been published and discussed in The New York TimesArt in AmericaArtforum.comHuffington PostMiami New Times, and The Biscayne TimesStorm Inn is Childree’s second solo show with Emerson Dorsch Gallery.


October 25th, is World Opera Day!

Well...we're one day early. 

Tomorrow, October 25th, is World Opera Day! But we don't think one day is nearly enough...let's make it a whole week! Learn all about our upcoming events below, and see how many others we've got coming up, right HERE on our events page. Sing loud, sing proud, and see you there! 

7:30 EDT 

Join AOP, host Mila Henry, and guest artists and speakers at this special edition of our Working Women program, centered around Women's Suffrage.

Tickets are only $5 - click on the button below to reserve your spot!

(Every Friday, Oct 23-Nov 27)

Mark your cals for #firstglimpsefridays, where we showcase the musical talents of our 2019-2021 Composers & The Voice fellows and singers!

Videos will be available for FREE for one week, so make sure you watch 'em as we drop 'em!
Speaking of events you should be attending this week, tickets are now on sale for White Snake Projects’ world premiere of Alice In The Pandemic, A Digital Opera!

Two more LIVE performances only on October 25 and 27! (We might be biased, but we recommend the 25th. ;) Don’t miss this deep dive down the rabbit hole into the elasticity of time, the unmooring of life, the heroism of doing one’s job, and the reconciliation of mother and daughter. With a libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs and music by Jorge Sosa, the live production uses new technology that makes it possible for remote singers to perform together in real-time as their 3D avatars interact in gorgeous CGI environments.

Calendar totally full until December? 
We've got something for you then, too!
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Hi Artists looking for a residency!!!! Take a look at Stonehenge NYC Announces One-Year Residency with Free Housing for Creatives in NYC - 'Still Standing'

Stonehenge NYC Announces One-Year Residency with Free Housing for Creatives in NYC - 'Still Standing'

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonehenge NYC, a leading real estate company in New York City, announces the official launch of Still Standing - a one-year residency with free housing for 20 artists and creatives in NYC, in exchange for regular commissions of their work.

Stonehenge NYC has recognized that, like many New Yorkers, artists have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will actively support these essential members of our community by offering free apartments within its portfolio of luxury rental buildings across Manhattan and Long Island City. By supporting creatives across all mediums -- including (but not limited to) literature, performance, design, cinema, music, photography, and visual arts -- Stonehenge NYC hopes to give artists the time and space needed to create groundbreaking work that will lead the city into its next chapter, while supporting its ongoing campaign, "New York is Still Standing!"

The artists and creatives will be selected by a special committee via an application process, which will consist of two primary components -- the personal statement and the art submission, and will open on October 22nd and close at midnight on November 30, 2020. The residency will commence in March of 2021 and is open to any artist or creative who is eligible to live and work in New York City.

"The wellbeing of our community has been tested by a global pandemic," said Ofer Yardeni, chairman and CEO of Stonehenge NYC. "New Yorkers are no stranger to struggle, and we will show the world our strength and resilience. It is the people that make this city great, and we at Stonehenge NYC are dedicated to the task of bringing new life to the city. We are excited to use this partnership with New York's most creative minds to help support and promote our amazing city."

The Still Standing Application is officially live on the Stonehenge NYC website. All creative disciplines are welcome.

About Stonehenge NYC

Stonehenge NYC, founded by Ofer Yardeni, is a vertically integrated, private real estate company with expertise in investment management, property management, development, design, construction, leasing, and financing. Stonehenge's core growth strategy is focused on New York City real estate opportunities.  The company currently owns and manages residential apartment buildings with more than 2,800 rental apartment units.

SOURCE Stonehenge NYC

CONTACT: Mary Karle, Stonehenge NYC, 646.878.2072,


Emilie Arnoux paintinngs on display at the Fremin Gallery NYC

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Hot on the heels of one of our most successful show, with an almost sold out exhibition, we are delighted to be presenting five new artworks by Emilie Arnoux. They will be on display at our gallery on Thursday, October 22nd from 6 to 8pm. 
Join us for the private preview where we will be offering 25 signed collector prints from the artist on a first-come basis.

Please Read Arnoux's interview for the Interlocutor Magazine here.

View the complete "POOLSIDE" artworks from EMILIE ARNOUX and LYNN SAVARESE on our 

Following the CDC guidelines we will be rigorously cleaning and sanitizing the gallery as well as practicing social distancing recommendations. Only 20 people will be allowed inside the gallery at any given time, mask will be required and hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance.

Please RSVP at so we can plan accordingly.

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Emilie Arnoux’s paintings are brilliantly paired with American photographer Lynn Savarese. Together the two artists' work comes to life in vivid juxtaposition; the gentle flow of water in motion with the play of sunlight on its surface offers up endless summer reveries all the more apropos with dog-days now sadly coming to an end. This exhibition seeks to satisfy our intense longing for one last tryst in the sun.

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Arnoux hails from Normandy, France. From a young age, she became fascinated by the ocean and the laid back lifestyle surf-culture engenders. Her work captures the divine energy and the jubilation experienced when diving into cool water for relief from the hot-hot heat; tan bikini-clad bodies soaking up vitamin D by the pool while bobbing enticingly in bright-red inflatable rafts. Arnoux’s neo art-deco style is drenched in a certain Americana nostalgia, reminiscent of David Hockney and at times Toulouse-Lautrec. She reduces three-dimensional objects to flat geometric shapes that feel at once contemporary and modern, recalling beach-side postcards of the 1950s and 60s.

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Savarese’s favorite subject, too, is water, in all of its manifestations from calm to turbulent; from gently lapping to crashing in frothy tumult. In her portrayals of water, she strives to evoke the ways in which this universal elixir uniquely soothes, excites, inspires, consoles, renews, delights, and awes. Savarese has traversed the globe to capture water’s beauty; from the Hamptons, the Adirondacks, and Martha's Vineyard, to Iceland, Australia, the Caribbean, Patagonia, Europe, and Japan. Her featured images focus on the mesmerizing ways in which water surfaces collaborate with intense summer light and serve as exquisite canvases for abstract artistic renderings. Savarese’s aquatic portraits offer a dynamic connection with Arnoux’s paintings of glimmering water, with each artist inviting or daring viewers to dive right in.

POOLSIDE resonates with a complex prism of sun-drenched hues; Savarese’s images are rich in cobalt blues, teals, and whites, while Arnoux’s vivid pastel color palette employs a range of saturated blues, greens, and oranges. The two artists’ intimate portrayals of water reflect a deep affinity, while retaining an inspired uniqueness. Together, the exquisite works illustrate in living color the exhilarating sensations of summertime. You can still feel the heat from the sun on your skin, the lovely relief from the weight of gravity that water provides, the subtle burn of chlorine from the pool, coconut flavors from thickly applied suntan lotion wafting on the balmy air, and the delicious taste of salt from the ocean on your chapped lips.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Philadelphia Museum of Art highlights Asian Art Collections

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Detail of "Collection of Rotted Wood" by Mansheng Wang
Collection Highlight

Collection of Rotted Wood by Wang Mansheng
In this series of ink paintings, Wang Mansheng captures the timeless pleasure of collecting and appreciating elements of the natural world. The comparison between this contemporary work and traditional pieces highlighted in the video illustrates how artworks from the past can inspire us and are still very relevant to our lives today.

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On View
"Vessel with Blue Glaze" by Kimura Yoshiro

Kōgei: Art Craft Japan

Musicians on Horseback, mid-7th century, China

New Chinese Galleries

Jar by Inchin Lee

Made by Hand: Contemporary Korean Craft

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Yoshitoshi & Comics Talk

Art and manga historian Ryan Holmberg joins narrative artist Ronald Wimberly for a conversation on the enduring influence of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi on contemporary comics.

Please Note

The safety and well-being of our community is the highest priority as we respond to COVID-19. The main building is now open with new hours and all other buildings remain closed to the public. We’ve taken every precaution to ensure that the museum is a safe space for all of us, so be sure to check our website for more information on what you can expect.

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For your safety, we are limiting the number of museum visitors. Please buy your timed tickets online before visiting.

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For more information on the exhibitions and programs listed here, including generous donors, please visit our website.


Collection of Rotten Wood (detail), 2019, by Wang Mansheng (Purchased with the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2019-153-3). Vessel with Blue Glaze, 2013, by Kimura Yoshiro (Purchased with the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2018-31-1). Musicians on Horseback, mid-7th century, China (Gift of Charles H. Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1923-21-146). Jar, 2017, by Inchin Lee (Gift [by exchange] of Fredric R. Mann, 2018-34-1). The Giant Twelfth-Century Warrior-Priest Benkei Attacking Young Yoshitsune for His Sword on the Gojo Bridge (detail), 1881, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Purchased with funds contributed by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1989-47-267a--c).