Thursday, March 28, 2024

Madelyn Jordan Fine Art update!!!

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PBM+C 2024

Thank you to all who visited us at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair! It was truly a pleasure reconnecting with familiar faces and forging new connections.

For those who haven't had the chance yet, fear not! You still have the opportunity to acquire stunning works showcased at the fair. Explore our catalog to see which works are still available. 



ROBERT STRATI The Race, 2024. Broken plate and ink on paper, 21 x 21 x 1.5 in. / Frame: 24 x 24 x 2.5 in. 


Inspired by the serendipitous event of accidentally dropping a cherished heirloom plate, Robert Strati embarked on the creation of his charming series, Fragmented. Each piece in this series revolves around a genuine shattered plate, with Strati skillfully arranging fragments of ornate porcelain depicting picturesque landscapes. He complements these shattered pieces with intricate ink drawings, carefully replicating the original monochrome hues of antique plates and seamlessly integrating lines and patterns into fantastical scenarios. These whimsical illustrations breathe new life into the fractured object, simultaneously honoring its original significance.

HUNT SLONEM Owls New Port, 2024. Oil on wood, 35 x 25 in. / Frame: 40 x 32 in.


Recognized as a prominent colorist of his era, Hunt Slonem showcases neo-expressionist paintings characterized by a vibrant and daring fauvist palette, employed to accentuate his most renowned subjects – birds and bunnies. Slonem's artistic approach, marked by opulent and vivid hues, maintains a contemporary and pioneering edge, bordering on the aesthetics of Pop Art. Unveiling his distinctive animal motifs, Slonem persistently explores unconventional techniques and materials, including diamond dust and resin, serving as a seamless channel to articulate his abstract painterly vision of living beings in nature.

SHERYL ZACHARIA Whispered Memories, 2023. Ceramic, 16.5 x 13 x 13 in.


Sheryl Zacharia’s table-sized ceramics are a conversation between geometry and fluidity. Blending technical brilliance with a lyrical approach inspired by nature, music and painting, each hand-built sculpture reflects Zacharia’s fascination with form, color, and pattern. Her abstract forms begin as drawings/sketches, which develop to refined shapes as she determines how to build a piece. The scratched and stamped surfaces, kaleidoscopic colors, and complex patterning, demonstrate Zacharia’s bold interpretation of the vessel form.

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Waterstone: La goccia scava la pietra Solo Exhibition by Katerina Lanfranco American Italian Heritage Museum

Waterstone: La goccia scava la pietra

Solo Exhibition by Katerina Lanfranco

American Italian Heritage Museum



I hope this newsletter finds you well and filled with the renewing energy of spring! I am excited to share new art updates with you. With my upcoming solo museum show opening on April 4th, I'm thrilled to unveil a new collection of artwork that reflects my current artistic journey with you. 

Waterstone: La goccia scava la pietra, is an exhibition that features a series of paintings that explore nature through the lens of how insects such as bees and butterflies see flowers through the ultralight spectrum, combined with designs featuring geometric symmetry reflecting the beauty of geometry found in the natural world. Other paintings and sculptures, in the show, are allegorical landscapes that explore the concept of nature and the self as cultural constructs. A central theme in my work is the intersection of art, science, and fantasy. The title, Waterstone, references a life-long commitment to honing my skills as an artist. The sub-title, La goccia scava la pietra, loosely translates to "The water drop that breaks the stone" and reflects the creative process and how continued exploration in consistent and incremental steps can lead to artistic breakthroughs. My Italian ancestors were artists and farmers, thus my current artistic exploration of nature and landscape comes quite organically and feels perfect for a show at the American Italian Heritage Museum.

Exhibitions dates:

April 4th - May 31, 2024


Artist Reception:

Saturday, May 11, 2024: 1 PM


Top image: Ultraviolet Blossoms 8, 2024. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 12 x 9”

Right image:  After the Mirror Stage, 2024. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 16 x 12”


Gallery Programming:

Saturday, April 20: 1 PM

Culture and Creativity. Lecture on being an American Italian artist in NYC.


Saturday, May 4: 1 PM

Searching for Heaven: Giovanni Lanfranco. Lecture on High Baroque painting


Saturday, May 25: 1 PM

Natura e Arte: Nature in Italian Art. Lecture and hands-on workshop.


American Italian Heritage Museum

1227 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12205

Exhibition info: (518) 435-1979

Leeza Ahmady and I in front of a Rebecca Morris painting at the MCA in Chicago after our successful panel Encountering the Way: Mysticism in Art at the College Art Association Annual Conference. The panel was co-chaired by Leeza Ahmady, the Foundation for Spirituality and Art, Director of Programs and features fabulous presentations by Linda Docherty, Taylor Worley, Noa Avron, and Scott Davis.

If in Upstate, New York please check out the show, In Search of the Goddess, up through Saturday, May 4 in West Shokan. This show "embraces the concept of the Goddess as the powerful representation of Mother Earth". 

Curated by Kathy Yacoe and Sandra Scheuer

Olive Free Library 4033 NY-28A, West Shokan, NY 12494

Fever Dream, 2022. 42 x 36” Oil on Canvas. This painting is deeply personal for me because I was working on it while my daughter was sick with an unknown illness and through this painting, I was able to tap into my subconscious and it helped me figure out what was happening. When we went to the doctor’s office, he pronounced: “You’ve walked into my office and essentially delivered to me the very same diagnosis that I would have explained to you.” Even sharing this here feels uncanny. I have always searched, in my art-making, for ways to make the invisible, visible.

Sometimes I surprise myself with how that wish gets manifested in the art that I make. Thanks for reading and your continued interest and support. I would love to hear from you, or better yet, see you at one of the upcoming museum events celebrating the exhibition. And as the saying goes..."Earth without art is just Eh!"

Happy Spring! ~ Katerina 🌷

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Menil Collection Presents Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions, Opening April 26, 2024

The Menil Collection Presents Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions
Opening April 26, 2024
Exhibition spotlights recent museum acquisitions while showcasing the breadth of artists' approaches to abstraction since the mid-20th century 
HOUSTON—March 26, 2024—The Menil Collection is pleased to announceAbstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions, on view April 26–August 25, 2024. The exhibition highlights work made by artists who have forged new paths in their approaches to non-representational art. The Menil has actively grown its collection through acquisitions, promised gifts, and bequests, acquiring significant works by women and artists of color. Bringing together acquisitions made by the Menil over the past fifteen years, the display includes work by Agnes Denes, Suzan Frecon, Sam Gilliam, Leslie Hewitt, Dorothy Hood, Ellsworth Kelly, Rick Lowe, and Richard Serra, among others.

The show opens with four mixed media works from Sam Gilliam's Jail Jungleseries of the late 1960s. The series—three-dimensional assemblages that reference self-portraiture and are uniquely positioned among Gilliam's oeuvre—were created from found objects and ephemera that surrounded Gilliam's studio practice and highlight his penchant for exploration. Gilliam belonged to a generation of Black artists who ignited impactful conversations around race and abstraction, and his work was included in The De Luxe Show, a breakthrough 1971 Houston presentation underwritten by the Menil Foundation.

The Menil's founders, John and Dominique de Menil, believed that abstract art offers alternative and spiritual ways of approaching reality. "In a world cluttered with images," Dominique said, "only abstract art, can bring us to the threshold of the divine." Abstract Expressionism, a modernist movement that rose to prominence in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s, was a particular interest of theirs. They collected major paintings by Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, as well as by subsequent generations of artists who continued the legacy.
Michelle White, Senior Curator, The Menil Collection, said, "This exhibition is a celebration of how the museum's holdings have grown and evolved, and it reflects the conviction of our founders that modern art, especially abstraction, can illuminate the ineffable and create a place for the spiritual after World War II. The works on view reflect this enduring belief, shared by many contemporary artists, that the language of abstraction can be a deep and direct expression of the world around us."

Two galleries of the exhibition will be devoted to individual artists—Leslie Hewitt and Richard Tuttle—both of whom will install their pieces at the Menil for this presentation.

Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator, The Menil Drawing Institute, said, "A suite of recent acquisitions evidence the museum's longstanding and stalwart commitment to artists, both deepening existing relationships as well as opening new paths to support contemporary artistic vision."

Abstraction after Modernism is curated by Michelle White, Senior Curator, and Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator, The Menil Drawing Institute.

About The Menil Collection
Philanthropists and art patrons John and Dominique de Menil established the Menil Foundation in 1954 to foster greater public understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, culture, religion, and philosophy. In 1987, the Menil Collection's main building opened to the public. Today, the museum consists of a group of art buildings and green spaces nestled within a residential neighborhood in central Houston. The Menil remains committed to its founders' belief that art is essential to human experience and welcomes all visitors free of charge to its buildings and surrounding green spaces.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Wall Drawing Series: Marc Bauer, September 22, 2023–August 18, 2024
Janet Sobel: All-Over, February 23–August 11, 2024
Ruth Asawa Through Line, March 22–July 21, 2024
Fragments of Memory, September 20, 2024–January 26, 2025
Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms, September 20, 2024–January 26, 2025
Tacita Dean: Blind Folly, October 11, 2024–April 20, 2025
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Images (top to bottom):
(1) Dorothy Hood, Clouds, 1970. Oil on canvas, 120 × 96 in. (304.8 × 243.8 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, Purchased with funds provided by Janet and Paul Hobby, Linda and George Kelly, Franci Neely, Westwood Wealth Management, Poppi Massey, Mark and Geralyn Kever, and Susanne and William E. Pritchard III. Photo: James Craven
(2) Rick Lowe, Untitled, 2020. Acrylic paint and paper collage on canvas, 72 × 60 in. (182.9 × 152.4 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, purchased with funds provided by the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation. © Rick Lowe Studio

Abstraction after Modernism is generously supported by Nora and Bob Ackerley; Bettie Cartwright; Hilda Curran; Barbara and Michael Gamson; Linda and George Kelly; Franci Neely; Carol and David Neuberger; Scott and Judy Nyquist; Bill Stewart and Johanna Brassert; and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.