Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Congrats!!!!The Oliver Cole Gallery opens a new location.


Oliver Cole Gallery

is glad to welcome you

to our new location

in the iconic Wynwood building



2750 NW 3rd Avenue, suite 22

Miami, FL 33127

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday: by appointment

+1.305.392.0179 | info@olivercolegallery.com


Get out of town for the day and catch the Woodstock Film fest/ NYWIF Saturday Oct. 3.


Join NYWIFT for our first drive-in films this weekend! NYWIFT is proud to co-present two double feature screenings featuring films by members at the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival.


Saturday, October 3rd:

Double Feature: I Carry You with Me and Stake Land

Tickets are $25 per person. One car limit per order.

Doors open at 6:00pm. First film starts at 7:00pm. Second film starts at 9:30pm.

I Carry You with Me, Academy-Award® nominee (and NYWIFT member) Heidi Ewing’s luminous, moving debut as a narrative filmmaker, follows a tender romance between Iván and Gerado, spanning decades. Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City. The film, winner of two awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.

Ewing gracefully traces both men’s lives from childhood through the decisions that lead them into adulthood. Iván, an aspiring chef and young father, hopes to secure a spot in a restaurant kitchen while supporting his child. But the discovery of his relationship with Gerardo causes conflict and, in despair, he makes the arduous choice to cross the border into the United States, promising his son and his soulmate Gerardo that he will return.



Sunday, October 4th:

Double Feature: What the Constitution Means to Me and The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Tickets are $25 per person. One car limit per order.

Doors open at 6:00pm. First film starts at 7:00pm. Second film starts at 9:30pm.

In 1968, Johnny Carson was king of late-night television. As host of the top-rated “Tonight Show,” he gave America mild humor and middle-of-the-road entertainment. But when Carson planned a week’s vacation, his choice of replacement host was no less than revolutionary. Black entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte was given five nights on air. Belafonte did not squander the opportunity; he booked guests calculated to change the hearts and minds of a country embroiled in racial crisis. Among them, Aretha Franklin, Sidney Poitier, Dionne Warwick, Zero Mostel, Diahann Carroll, Paul Newman, and national leaders Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. THE SIT-IN is an exhilarating documentary about a rare moment when truth and justice entered the living rooms (and bedrooms) of middle-class America.

Although three of the five TV segments are now lost, director (NYWIFT Member) Yoruba Richen pieces together the programs through archival photographs and footage, as well as contemporary interviews with historians, politicians and activists, including Whoopi Goldberg and Norman Lear. Indeed, the film captures a chaotic time in American history, drawing inescapable parallels with the Black Lives Matter movement.


Thanks to our partner:

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Conservation Center Chicago, looks like fun catch a glimpse!

September at The Center
As a fall begins in Chicago, our conservators have been busier than ever in the laboratories. This month, read about the collection of the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown, Iowa, as we highlight a Degas pastel from their collection. Then, join us as we learn about the history of the Ketubah as our Paper Department dramatically transforms a family heirloom.  Next, we plunge into Rococo-style decorative arts as our Objects Department delicately handles a damaged porcelain urn.  Click each image to learn more, then scroll down to watch a tour of The Center narrated by Heather Becker, CEO.
Enjoy a glimpse into The Center narrated by Heather Becker, CEO. 
The Conservation Center is the largest and most comprehensive private art conservation laboratory in the country. With 37 years of experience, The Center is a leader in the field of art preservation, evolving new treatments and methods to adapt to the rapidly-changing art world. We have cared for fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious private collections, museums, galleries, insurance companies, and corporations. 
Copyright © 2020 The Conservation Center, All rights reserved.


Morgan Lehman Gallery open for viewing works by Sara Genn, and David Rios Ferreira October 1- November 25th

Morgan Lehman Gallery
is thrilled to open two fall exhibitions
in our brand new gallery space!

Sara Genn
Everything Will Be Okay
October 1 - November 25

Sara Genn: Everything Will Be Okay, 2020
(installation view)

In Sara Genn's view, one misconception about design is that it's merely about how things look. Really, it's about how things function. We may understand such a notion in the context of machines and technology, but the idea of functionality could actually be applied to many arenas, including (if not especially), art. Paintings are made to engage, incite and connect people, but they also have the ability to quietly work within the balance of their own material limits and their own systems of visual organization. Genn believes that design principles may be freely applied to paintings, and her work unwaveringly affirms this sentiment.
The Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi states that objects and experiences are most beautiful when they evoke a feeling of spiritual longing. Stemming from her Japanese maternal heritage, Sara Genn's interest in wabi-sabi has influenced her painting methodology well as the visual themes present in her work. Genn's paintings strive to simultaneously offer a place of shelter and tension for the viewer; they provide a place for us to rest but also ask us to consider our own longing. As much as these works exude a visual weightlessness, they assert themselves as objects in space with varied tactile and material properties. Acrylic paint and unprimed canvas planes push against one another, edges meticulously created freehand without mechanical aids, highlighting the poetry of the imperfect within idealized design structures.
Having recently set up a secondary studio in a 1960 Mid-Century house in Palm Springs, California at the edge of the wilderness of Joshua Tree, Genn found herself struck by the power of her environment to radicalize the basic principles that have always driven her practice: asymmetry, asperity (the roughness or irregularity of things,) simplicity, austerity and intimacy. These new paintings reaffirm the artist's core artistic philosophy. They are generous of spirit through restraint, everything inspired by a new sense of place.
Sara Genn is a Canadian-born artist, composer, and independent recording artist. She graduated with a BFA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1994. After spending 15 years in New York City, Genn relocated to Palm Springs, California. Genn's work has been featured in the New York Times, House Beautiful, Create!, House and Home, NYLON Japan, Town and Country, W, Domino, American Art Collector, New York Magazine, LONY, and Tatler, as well as in the Rizzoli publication New York Parties: Private Views. The artist lives and works in Palm Springs, California.

Please click here for a preview of works in the exhibition.

David Rios Ferreira
Gesture for want and tears for all that is dark
October 1 - November 25

David Rios Ferreira: Gesture for want and tears for all that is dark, 2020
(installation view)

David Rios Ferreira's multifaceted practice draws on an array of visual sources including historical etchings, 1930's political cartoons, and children's coloring books. From these touchstones of visual culture, the artist produces highly graphic works defined by clusters of lines and layers of color, his output often spanning drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation.
As a first-generation mainland Puerto Rican, Ferreira is influenced by the detestable deculturalization practices conducted by the United States government on children in Puerto Rico up until the 1950's, strategies such as state-sponsored propaganda through nursery rhymes and school pledges. The artist's practice is also informed by his young nephews on the Autism Spectrum who borrow lines from cartoons in order to communicate, with their interest in animation going beyond childish obsession and becoming a source for language. In Ferreira's work, familiar Pop-culture characters such as Astro Boy, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan are reconstituted to become repositories for the artist's personal history and broader political commentary. Ferreira draws from similarly constructed beings found in Caribbean and West African carnival culture, whereby new identities are formed from recycled fragments and everyday objects become ingredients for new structures that emit power and spirituality, while addressing social and political issues.
Taken all at once or piece by piece, Ferreira's work coalesces into a study on identity formation, an investigation of gender, sexuality, race, and nation. In this unique moment in time in which old sociopolitical wounds resurface and new ones opened, Ferreira asks us to consider questions of ourselves and the systems of power that we inhabit.
David Rios Ferreira has exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad including CoCA (Seattle, WA), Nemeth Art Center (Park Rapids, MN) and Kunstraum Richard Sorge Gallery (Berlin, Germany). He has held residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop (New York, NY), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY), The Center for Book Arts (New York, NY) and has participated in professional development programs such as Emerge 11 at Aljira (Newark, NJ) and the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program (Bronx, NY). Awards include the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Fund for the Arts grant, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship,  and the ArtSlant Grand Prize. Group exhibitions include Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY),  Uproot at Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), and Figuring The Floral at Wave Hill (Bronx, NY). Solo exhibitions include And by each crime and every kindness, Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill, Ni de aquí, Ni de allá at Rush Arts, Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY),  And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (Vermont) and most recently Don't you see I got everythin you need, at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). David Rios Ferreira holds a BFA from The Cooper Union.

Please click here for a preview of works in the exhibition.

Morgan Lehman Gallery
526 West 26th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Thursday - Saturday
11am - 6pm
and by appointment

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