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February 8, 2017
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Woodward Gallery is delighted to announce their new location at 132A Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, located across from their previous space of the past ten years, but with innovative changes to their decades-long program.

Woodward Gallery has been working to share art in the community through public exhibitions since 1994. Their mission remains steadfast: to promote gallery artists and to enhance private collections through our vast national and international networks and relationships.

In their new ground floor space at 132A Eldridge Street, Woodward Gallery Windows will now be the focal point of their public exhibition program. Accessible to all, Woodward Gallery will continue its mission of enhancing culture within the community.
Additionally, Woodward Gallery is now expanding their off-site art program to three Gourmet Garage locations citywide (SoHo, TriBeCa and Lincoln Center), using storefront windows and interior spaces for rotating art exhibitions.

The Gallery will be open to the public by appointment only, as a featured partner gallery on ARTSY.com, and through their newly-designed website WoodwardGallery.net.

For press inquiries or questions, please contact us at art@WoodwardGallery.net.

July 28, 2016
Kristine, John, and Julia Woodward with Artist Robert Indiana in May 2011

Widewalls / July 2016

Early on, the gallery established a perfect balance between showcasing the works of prominent figures like Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol and educating the public about young talented artists. Throughout the decades the gallery helped shape the careers of artists like Roy Newell and Cristina Vergano and was hugely responsible for the revival of the interest in the works by street art pioneer Richard Hambleton…Read Full Article

May 16, 2016

The Suggestionists
May 21st – July 16th, 2016
Woodward Gallery

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Woodward Gallery welcomes International Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of the Gorillaz band, Jamie Hewlett “The Suggestionists”, in his premier USA exhibition. Presenting three brand new bodies of work, “The Suggestionists” exhibition reveals an entirely different side of Hewlett’s many talents, albeit one that is still streaked with the same inimitable sense of wit and mischief with which he has made his name.


Following on from decades of gleeful graphic art rebellion, during which he cultivated a post punk phenomenon with the comic “Tank Girl” and founded the Gorillaz, the world’s first virtual pop band with Blur’s Damon Albarn, “The Suggestionists” finds Hewlett turning his talents to fine art. The show traveling from Saatchi Gallery in collaboration with Westbrook Gallery, London, Hewlett guides the viewer through a psychogeographic journey that is by turns hallucinatory and dreamlike, illicit and subversive, all linked through the tantalizing power of suggestion.


TAROT, Hewlett’s idiosyncratic, breathtaking interpretation of the world of tarotica. Extrapolating from magic realist Chilean art film auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s reconstruction of the original Tarot de Marseille – which he considers the one true Tarot – Hewlett has produced 22 larger than life Tarot cards, reconciling Jodorowsky’s uniquely psychoshamanic sensibilities with his own distinct stylistic signature. In Hewlett’s playful, beautifully rendered appropriation, familiar looking creatures clamber over “La Roue De Fortune”, the finely detailed expressions of the characters in “L’Amoureux” belie the romantic dilemma the young man faces, a trademark monkey even replaces the traditional dog in “Le Mat”; it’s a welcome intrusion of sly absurdity into the arcane and divine.



The viewer is then enveloped in thrilling darkness for HONEY, as Hewlett reveals his frisky homage to the exploitation movies of the 60s and 70s. With a taste of the series of giant lightboxes providing the only source of illumination, akin to the deliciously sleazy ambiance of an adult cinema lobby, Hewlett completing the atmospheric hat trick by creating fake vintage movie posters which use gloriously trashy directors such as Russ Meyer and Terry Southern as an irreverent jumping off point before careering recklessly in his own direction. Revolving around the fictional character of “Honey”, Hewlett draws deeply from the lexicon of B-movie language to create posters which are audacious, saucy and, at the same time, deeply authentic – right down to the affectionately rude credits.



From the nocturnal to diurnal then, as Hewlett brings the viewer blinking into the daylight with PINES, the final, most lyrical part of this exciting new series. Featuring extraordinarily detailed illustrations of trees Hewlett observed while in the south of France, these large-scale drawings may look simple, but are in actuality astonishingly meticulous – almost photo realist – in execution and highly evocative, conjuring a heady, magical, bucolic landscape with all the wide-eyed innocence of a fairytale. It is a fitting finale to a show in which heterogeneous images of the conscious and unconscious, everyday and fantastical, all occupy the same space, emphasizing how strictures can be undermined or heightened simply by the power of suggestion.



Jamie Hewlett lives and works in Paris. He first rose to prominence with his comic “Tank Girl”, which gained a cult following and was made into a movie in 1995, with work for magazines, advertising and television following suit, and of course, Hewlett co- founding Gorillaz alongside Damon Albarn. The pair collaborating in 2007 with Chen Shi-Zheng on the opera “Monkey: Journey to the West”, which premiered at the Manchester International Festival and Lincoln Center, NYC. A retrospective book of his work will be released through Taschen next year.


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February 9, 2016
Woodward Gallery: New Work, New York

The New Year embarks on New Work, New York – a group exhibition of Artists from around the world who have never shown at Woodward Gallery before. Responding to thousands of Artist Submissions, Director John Woodward selected eighteen individuals originating from Japan, Spain, Canada…Read Article