Month: January 2012
January 13 – March 31, 2012
The Four Seasons Restaurant
99 East 52nd Street, NYC
A suite of 1951 screen prints by JACKSON POLLOCK (1912-1956), and photographs of the artist taken by Martha Holmes in 1949 for LIFE magazine, on loan from The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, NY, are on view through March in the private dining rooms at the historic Four Seasons Restaurant (99 East 52nd Street, NYC). The exhibition, organized by Director John Woodward, Woodward Gallery, NYC, is a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Jackson Pollock’s birth.
Curated by Royce Bannon
January 7 – February 19, 2012
New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art.
This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona.
While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues.
Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized.
Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can’t compare to any one else’s. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I’m talking about- even if you’re not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head… Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists…make what they do really pop.
Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.
January 5 – February 22, 2012
Woodward Gallery launches the 2013 Art Season with a survey of different achievements incorporating the printed technique as catalyst in artwork. This exhibition will feature newsprint, blueprint, xerox, lithography, offset lithography, screenprinting, woodcut, monotype, giclée, etching and other methods by a variety of artists.
The Artists include: Francis Bacon, Jean Michel Basquiat, Rick Begneaud, Gaia, El Celso, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Matt Siren, Richard Estes, Swoon, Paul Gauguin, Red Grooms, Sol Lewitt, Richard Hambleton, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Robert Rauschenberg, Sarah Hauser, Robert Indiana, Donald Judd, David Hockney, Georgia O’Keeffe, Stikman, Mel Ramos, Gerard Richter, Army of One, James Turrell, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Patrick Christie, and Ellsworth Kelly.