... Blending characteristics of traditional Chinese art with a contemporary approach, Jennifer Wen Ma creates delicate, ephemeral installations using hand cut paper, ink, glass, and light. In this exhibition at Sandra Gering Inc., the artist presents a body of work that borrows elements from the traditional Chinese literati landscape painting trope of Eight Views of Xiaoxiang... more
Michael Wolf from Art Zealous talked to Sandra about closing her gallery.
...Gering recently announced that after thirty years as a gallerist, she would be closing her gallery. We sat down with Sandra on a beautiful afternoon and talked to her about a wide range of subjects including her life as a gallerist, yoga, fashion, Kabbalah, macrobiotic diets, and her future...
Read the full article here.
After 25 Years, New York’s Sandra Gering Inc. Gallery to Close This Summer
... In a statement, Gering said, “To the many artists whose impact on the art community have enhanced and enriched my life and left footprints on the history of our world, I thank you. It is my belief that each of you, in every capacity, has brought more to the table than can possibly be appreciated.”...
Read the full article in ARTNEWS here
Linn Meyers recently spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum for the CreativeMorningsDC series. The theme was transparency.
Watch the video here:
On Wednesday February 22nd, ...the Texas Cultural Trust will officially honor its 2017 recipients for the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards. ...artist Leo Villareal, created the massive light sculpture that serves as the signature artistic element in the atrium of the Dallas Cowboys' new 91-acre, $1.5 billion headquarters, The Star in Frisco. Villareal also created The Bay Lights, which illuminate the bridge between San Francisco and Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Read more here
-Michael Granberry, Dallas Morning News
Sandra Gering Inc congratulates Xavier Veilhan
on representing France
in the Venice Biennale 2017
As reported in Artnet news ... His Venice project, "Merzbau Musical," takes its name from Kurt Schwitters's legendary sculpture, the Merzbau, ... Veilhan's proposal includes a recording studio, which will be open to the public, complete with an array of musical instruments, some invented for the project.. more
Hili Perlson, artnet news
Ryan McGinness teamed up with Longchamp to create "Mindscapes" a graphic facade for their historic Paris store while it's under renovation. Watch the video here
Congratulations to Linn Meyers, whose site specific work, Our View from Here, will be opening at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. on May 12th, 2016. The drawing, approximately 400 linear feet long, will be on view for one year.
The Museum's press release can be seen here.
Sandra Gering has been featured on The Coveteur
... Gering, who’s 74 years old, stands on her head for five minutes every morning (she swears that’s why she’s never needed plastic surgery—aaaand we’re pretty sure we just discovered our new skincare regimen) and closes each day with a very specific glass of Pinot Noir—just because she likes it. If that in itself isn't life goals-y enough for you, she also runs a miniature art empire that spans from her highly regarded Upper East Side namesake gallery, to the South of France, where she opened the e1027 Foundation celebrating the work of boundary-crossing architect Eileen Grey...
The Bay Lights is now a permanent public sculpture for the city of San Francisco.
The festivities concluded with fireworks on January 30th! Watch the countdown to the lighting here:
Photographs of the newly restored modernist villa designed by Eileen Gray, E.1027, are featured in The Guardian
This modernist villa on the Côte d’Azur, designed by Irish architect Eileen Gray, has witnessed wartime shootings, murder and vandalism by Le Corbusier. Now, at last, it has been brought back to life...
Read the fill article here, and see more photos here.
"Dubbed one of the world’s premier “light artists,” Villareal uses LEDs and computer-programmed imagery to create monumental sculptures. Most notable of these was The Bay Lights, a 2-mile-long light sculpture on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge."
"(...) Of course, he had a high opinion of the Nasher family and the Nasher Sculpture Center. “But initially, I was a little hesitant thinking about a shopping center, and then I realized, ‘Wow! The level, the caliber of work’” that one sees at NorthPark is amazing. He also loves the fact that 26 million people a year come to NorthPark.
He cited works by Mark di Suvero, Joel Shapiro, Anthony Caro and Frank Stella, not to mention Andy Warhol, that make up the nearly 150 pieces in the NorthPark collection.
You can now add Villareal to the collection. His work can best be summarized in the biblical affirmation, “Let there be light!”(..)" READ MORE
Li Hui materializes his exceptional vision of destruction and violence in sculpture as an allegory for human sociological interactions. The artist himself states of the exhibition, "The fusion of art and technology must reveal some truth about humanity." This can be seen in Ksana (derived from the ancient Sanskrit word for a fraction of a second in time) on view at the gallery through June 27th 2015.
"During the past decade, Li Hui has become recognized for creating surreal and symbolic installations that involve themes of time, space and light. He uses these evocative installations to get the viewers to question the importance or their everyday life..."
Read more on Visionaire
"Li’s work is remarkable for its skilled fusion of formal and emotive qualities..."
Read more on Artsy
Li Hui Ksana Interview With SinoVision.
We are happy to announce the launch of the new website for Friends of e.1027. Access to photographs, press material, any upcoming events and news as well as an opportunity to donate are all readily available on the new site.
Friends of e.1027 is a New York-based, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the restoration and preservation of e.1027, the modernist villa designed and built by Eileen Gray in conjunction with Jean Badovici on the southern shore of France in Roquebrune-Cap Martin.
SANDRA GERING INC PRESENTS THE 2ND ONE PERSON EXHIBIT BY NANCY DWYER IN NYC
...Hosted by renowned gallerist, Sandra Gering, guests were treated to a special viewing of Dwyer's unique statement sculptures...
Guest of a Guest
After nearly 15 years, the nonprofit organization founded by Sandra Gering, Friends of E.1027, is thrilled to announce the public reopening of Eileen Gray’s seminal modernist villa in the south of France in the summer of 2015.
November 4th, 2014 - January 10th, 2015
...Villareal’s first Buckyball sculpture was installed in Madison Square Park in 2012. He has now created two more Buckyballs in the series, appropriately scaled down for a gallery sized space... Avenue
Articles about the opening reception appeared in these publications:
New York Observer
Guest of a Guest
Its That Time Again
Li Hui displays, Halcyon Fracture, a light and stainless steel sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Georgia. The exhibition will be on view through October 1, 2014.
... Hui is acclaimed for creating works with striking optical effects that are simultaneously breathtaking and disorienting. They are conceptually influenced by Eastern religious thought and philosophy, with an emphasis on Zen Buddhism that encourages meditation and contemplation. "I believe in mental communication rather than verbal explanation," Hui said. "To be honest, I don’t think art can ever be fully explained in words. "Halcyon Fracture" invites viewers to enjoy a transformative experience where optical illusion and form comingle.
Peter Halley displays classic American culture through minimalism and color in a new exhibition entitled, New York Moment at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Saint-Étienne, France. The exhibition will be on view through May 18, 2014.
... The iconography of works by Peter Halley feeds reference to architecture, but also social organization. This painting relates to our daily experience : geometric codes - for example urban signage - has invaded our modes of access to the world, to replace it; abstract language is used as a tool for representation of reality.
Peter Halley, Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne Metropole from Peter Halley on Vimeo.
Michael Scott discusses his work included in the exhibition, Post-Op, Perceptual Gone Painterly, 1958-2014. The curator of the exhibition is Matthieu Poirier, and was on view from March 8 - April 19th, 2014 at Galerie Perrotin, 76 Rue de Turenne, Paris. Watch the video discussion here.
Sandra was asked to be part of Vanessa Beecroft's performance on March 12th at the Art Production Fund's White Glove Gone Wild benefit gala.
New York Magazine published the first photo in the March 24th issue.
The Bay Lights have been on view for one year, now the campaign starts to keep them illuminating the San Francisco Bay for another 10 years.
..."It's been overwhelming," said Bay Lights artist Leo Villareal. "25 million people have seen the Bay Lights over the last year and it's just an extraordinary response." ...more
David Levinthal interviewed by Andrea Blanch in Musee Magazine
...I took this photo class because it was taught by someone who was the sort of essence of coolness and I thought, "Well, Dwight's cool. I want to be cool through all this, and all the beautiful women around him. This sounds look a good idea."
John F. Simon, Jr. Moment of Escape reviewed in the February, 2014 issue of ARTnews.
...The implied message in these pieces is simple enough: think outside the box (or frame). But the satisfaction to be derived from the works is in the form more than the conceit - a means of escape.
MyBrickell, condominium residences designed by Karim Rashid, in the Brickell area of Miami, are now available.
JanuaryArtnews features work by Julia Kunin in the article Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream
Lilly Wei writes ... From the first generation of modernists who worked in clay to contemporary practitioners, all have made breakthroughs: in scale, in single objects as well as expansive installations; in technical experimentation; in increasingly original formal resolutions from the abstract to the realistic; and in content, exploring issues about the body, identity, politics, history, feminism, domesticity, means of production, and beauty...
Peter Halley exhibition at the Musée de'Art Moderne Saint-Etienne opens January 18th and is on view through May 17th, 2014.
The exhibition will feature a selection of over forty paintings from the past decade, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Gallery Maruani & Noirhomme.
David Tremlett's new installation in Birmingham.
British artist David Tremlett, best known for his site-specific wall drawings, makes a vast new work for Ikon, transforming the second floor galleries with geometric shapes, applied directly to the walls using pastel pigment and engine grease... more
ART IN AMERICA
New York Galleries : Opening and Closing
..."Sandra Gering Inc. is a new venture by the dealer...
Gering's first show will be new works by John F. Simon Jr., whose show "Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession" is at the Phillips Collection , Washington, D.C. (through Feb. 9, 2014)"… MORE
Sandra Gering, makes an appearance in Jay Z's, Picasso Baby! Other notable members of the art world that showed up for the event included Lawrence Weiner, Fred Wilson, Mickalene Thomas, Klaus Biesenbach, and the "grandmother of performance art" (as she titles herself), Marina Abramović.
Watch Sandra at 2:27 distract Jay Z, and "mess up his whole flow"!
JAY Z, "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"
John F. Simon Jr.'s print, Heat From the Core Raises Mountains and Opens Oceans, 2011, is featured at Steven Vail Fine Arts in Des Moines, Iowa. The print is part of their exhibition Vicious Circles. The show focuses on the fundamental shape of the circle as a point of departure as well as a unifying element for a diverse group of artists.
(Right) JOHN F. SIMON Jr., Heat From The Core Rises Mountains And Opens Oceans, 2011, 30 color water-based based screen print on Coventry Rag, 30 x 36 inches, edition of 42.
Local TV station, KCCI covered the exhibition for their program In The Artist Studio: Steven Vail
David Tremlett transforms this warhouse in Venice ..."David Tremlett has worked in an environment with no windows. He has transformed it into a sequence of volumes and colors – in the chromatic scale of grays, ochres, oranges – and has woven in an intense synchrony the wall, the corners, the architectural structure, shaped with great lightness. Whilst Tremlett’s use of colors and shapes are in keeping with his previous style, they are renewed and exist in a dimension of great freedom, marking an important moment of his expression. more
... The Bay Lights has been heralded by many as the nexus of art and technology...
... Its gracefully shimmering lights reveal the soul of a community — not the ghost of a machine...more
The free galleries at the Tate Britain gallery on Millbank are filled with wondrous things, from the seductive 19th-century landscape paintings by J.M.W. Turner to the eye-popping “Drawing for Free Thinking” by contemporary artist David Tremlett that wraps around the Manton stairwell. The galleries open at 10 a.m. on Sundays, and if you arrive early you’ll have some quiet time to view the works. When you tire, head to the Millbank Cafe (located in a temporary space though October when new facilities are scheduled to open) for coffee or tea, pastries, and hot and cold seasonal dishes. If you’re feeling ambitious, hop on the Tate Boat that runs every 40 minutes along the Thames between the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. www.tate.org.uk
massappeal sits down for an in depth interview with Todd James.
...He is a self-taught, contemporary artist whose works reflect a variety of influences, from pop culture to painters like Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. I remember his subway paintings vividly; they were always crisp but expressive, playful yet human, emotional but far from sappy. MORE
Camera Ready: Artists Play With Polaroid
ARTnews writes about the book, Instant: The Story of Polaroid, by Christopher Bonanos, published by Princeton Architectural Press.
...Drawing on interviews and previously hidden archives—which went public in 2010, two years after Polaroid stopped producing film—he tells us how Polaroid cameras have been used as fine-art instruments, at nearly every model and stage. more
The Bay Lights
Leo Villareal's stunning Bay Bridge light sculpture illuminated the night for the first time March 5, 2013. The brilliant LED work features 25,000 lights specially programmed by Villareal to perform unique, non-repeating, series of displays. The spectacular Bay Lights will brighten the San Fransisco Bay Bridge Western Span from dusk until 2:00AM through 2015.
Congratulations to David Tremlett on his new wall drawing #26FSQ!
Watch art consultant Kate Sweeney and artist David Tremlett discuss the work for the space at 26 Finsbury Square:
Be sure to follow Ryan McGinness on Instagram. Signature slogans and sayings to describe and brighten your day!
Sandra Gering interviewed by Edwin Bolta about her life as an art dealer, from her early days on Long Island, to her present gallery on Fifth Avenue.
... Sandra Gering has an amazing eye for art and an equally amazing out look on life. more