Tag: Four Seasons

January 12, 2016


Celebrating NYC Legends
2016
The Four Seasons Restaurant Lobby
99 East 52nd Street, NYC
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Photographer, author, music producer and former CIA Agent Hank O’Neal has had the rare opportunity to photograph celebrities in a variety of settings. These portraits of interesting New Yorkers were all taken during projects where O’Neal worked with each person on a film, book or recording project. Woodward Gallery celebrates these New York legends in a special exhibition at the historic Four Seasons Restaurant lobby. This body of work will be among the final exhibitions before the Four Seasons relocates from their landmark location of nearly 60 years.

September 10, 2015

Brad Robson & JMR/JM RIZZI
2015 – 2016
On view at The Four Seasons Restaurant
99 East 52nd Street, NYC


Brad Robson

Robson was born and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Robson started on a graphic designer trek at the age of 19 years. He is a self taught fine artist who developed his technique as he completed studies in Graphic Design and Advertising. Robson became a teacher on Album Sleeve Designs for a college in Sydney while continuously pursing his painting career.


The city, as a representation of vitality and space, galvanized his inspiration to paint with colorful abstracted forms. In 2011, Robson completed a residency in Illustration and Visual Storytelling at the famed School of Visual Arts in NYC. In 2013, Robson had his premiere solo exhibition at the Berlin Collective in Manhattan.


JMR/JM RIZZI

Woodward Gallery is proud to exhibit Artist James Rizzi, better known as JMR, at the Four Seasons Private Dining Rooms. This new body of work has roots in Abstract Expressionism, yet favors a Neo Contemporary flare. JMR has catapulted his vision with this acrylic painting series of bold curves and lines punched with bright color. JMR will be simultaneously featured for the 20th Anniversary Fall Season at Woodward Gallery.


Well travelled with his art as both a Street Artist and Fine Art painter, JMR’s imagery has become iconic in his native New York City and his home in Dallas. After a building-sized mural at the Pod Hotel in Manhattan, and major commissioned projects around Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Hong Kong, JMR now raises his brush with the determined statement on motion, scale -and sheer power.


A great symphony of shapes pulsating into one another, JMR’s paintings are at once, serious and sensual, energetic and fearless. His strong black lines caress blank space or beckon to color. These are the mature works of a painter in his prime.

JMR

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52 Weeks
January 2012 – January 2013
The Four Seasons Restaurant
99 East 52nd Street, NYC

52 Weeks II, a series of paintings created over the course of a year by Roy Nicholson, is now on view at The Four Seasons restaurant, in the landmark Seagram Building at 99 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. It is installed in the terrace overlooking the main dining/pool room, on the same wall once occupied by Jackson Pollock’s 1952 masterpiece, Blue Poles.


The series comprises 52 paintings, each done during one week, from the summer solstice of 2008 to the summer solstice of 2009. Much of the imagery is based on elements of the artist’s garden at his home and studio in Sag Harbor, New York. All four seasons are represented, although not in strict chronological order.


As Ariella Budick, art critic for The Financial Times, has observed, the serial approach “allows Nicholson to embed himself in various levels of abstraction and representation, degrees of spatial illusion, and color harmonies, all within a single work.”


Week 1 is an evocation of the garden’s languid late June atmosphere, with abstracted columbines glowing in the solstice sunshine. At the winter solstice (Week 27) the stark form of a pitch pine towers above the barren woods. But for the following week, as an antidote to winter’s chill, Nicholson has returned to the garden’s summer lushness, zeroing in on an opulent lily blossom.


This is Nicholson’s second year-long series of paintings. The previous 52 Weeks, painted in 1997, is in the permanent collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia.
Organized and curated by Director John Woodward, Woodward Gallery, NYC and a former Four Seasons chef, the installation of 52 Weeks II is the latest feature of the venerable restaurant’s signature art program. During its 62-year history, it has hosted works by many contemporary artists, including Joan Miró, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist and Robert Indiana. Distinctive permanent pieces include a large Picasso stage curtain designed for the Ballet Russes, and a Richard Lippold hanging sculpture over the front bar.