Month: September 2013

September 18, 2013
Visual Art Explodes with Thomas Buildmore / September 18, 2013

Boston and NYC-based artist Thomas Buildmore’s explosive, street-art inspired still-life series of bouquet paintings…Read Article

September 7, 2013

A to Z
September 7 – October 26, 2013
Woodward Gallery

This Season, Robert Indiana will be concurrently featured with traveling exhibitions opening at The Whitney Museum of American Art (Retrospective), The Munson Proctor Arts Institute, and The Indianapolis Museum (Print Retrospective). Woodward Gallery is delighted to be among these prestigious institutions, and will unveil Robert Indiana’s current series, on paper and canvas, the Alphabet “A – Z,” in September to October 2013.

The A-Z Exhibition boasts the Artist’s brilliant graphic style devoted now to the entire American alphabet. The new work, presented on paper and canvas, is bold in color and assumes a striking complex simplicity.

Robert Indiana is among the world’s most revered living artists with works in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums including: the MOMA, the Whitney, and the MET in New York; Shanghai Art Museum, China; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Museum Ludwig, Germany and the Louvre Museum, France. Robert Indiana is best known for his iconic 1960’s LOVE series as well as his message of HOPE since 2008.

The launch of “Hope Around the World Day” begins with monumental HOPE sculptures unveiled in New York, Florida, Germany, Italy, Jerusalem, Korea, and Peru on September 13th, the day of Robert Indiana’s 85th birthday. The Alphabet “A – Z” series will spell Indiana’s lasting legacy for years to come.

September 6, 2013
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Unicorn Series
The Four Seasons Restaurant
99 East 52nd Street, NYC

Woodward Gallery is proud to present Red Grooms, The Unicorn Series in the Pool Room at The Four Seasons Restaurant.

American Artist Red Grooms (b. 1937) is best known for his colorful Pop Art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life. In this body of work, Grooms has reinterpreted the iconography of the Metropolitan Museum’s medieval Unicorn Tapestries. Jonathan Gilmore, Art in America wrote,

“(The Unicorn series is a) …carnivalesque narrative that relates the hunt for the unicorn, its corpse being carried triumphantly into town and its eventual resurrection in a utopian setting, happily domesticated among tiny peasants…. these magnificent paintings, which are so vividly brushed and so jam-packed with figures, animals, foliage and pattern that they rival the actual tapestries in texture and decorative richness…”

Red Grooms’ work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States, as well as Europe, and Japan. His art is included in collections of thirty-nine museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art (Met), Cleveland Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.
Grooms was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Design in 2003.