Westwood Gallery

Westwood Gallery Contemporary art gallery in New York City's Bowery Art District.
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WESTWOOD GALLERY, established in 1995 in NYC, focuses on contemporary artists from the 1960s through today, including downtown artists, Bowery Arts District, historic photography, and secondary market artwork. Other projects include an award-winning documentary environmental film, site-specific installations, international art collaborations, museum loans and non-profit philanthropic activities. T

he gallery also has a research, archive and book publishing division to preserve artist estates and their legacy. Westwood Gallery artists are represented in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, PS1, Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other national and international institutions.
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Opening Tonight, January 18th from 6:00-8:00pm! 📝🕕8 - Diary of Time: Miriam Bloom, Inger Johanne Grytting, Charles Hinma...
01/18/2024

Opening Tonight, January 18th from 6:00-8:00pm! 📝🕕

8 - Diary of Time: Miriam Bloom, Inger Johanne Grytting, Charles Hinman, Ron Morosan, Nobuho Nagasawa, Don Porcaro, Danny Simmons, Alan Steele.

The exhibition surveys recent work by eight artists who look to time, past, present, and future in the creation of their artwork.

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Westwood Gallery NYC was founded in 1995 in SoHo, and from inception has focused on international contemporary and historic artists, veteran New York artists, and rediscoveries of under-recognized estates. In 2016, the gallery moved into its current space at 262 Bowery, where the program expanded to incorporate exhibitions focusing on both internationally known and historically overlooked artists that have called New York City’s Bowery neighborhood their home. This exhibition is separated into two branches: Time Present and Time Past, the artists who create a diary of our present and the artists that look to the history of the past in influencing our future.

The title of the show, 8 - Diary of Time, has a dual meaning in referencing the gallery’s eight years on Bowery reflected as a diary of eight artists added to our gallery program in the last eight years.

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Installation View, 8 - Diary of Time, Westwood Gallery NYC.
Photo by Westwood Gallery NYC.

Two more days ⛽ It’s your last chance to see “Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-79," through Saturday January 13th...
01/12/2024

Two more days ⛽ It’s your last chance to see “Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-79," through Saturday January 13th.

Gerhardt Liebmann (1928-1989), Soho Parking Lot, circa early-1970s, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Last week 🌃 to visit "Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-79."“In pictures of the late 1970s, daylight gives way to ...
01/09/2024

Last week 🌃 to visit "Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-79."

“In pictures of the late 1970s, daylight gives way to dusk, as in Roof Debris, Summer Moon (1977). Here once again is the vast white roof, inhabited only by a pair of chairs, a ladder, some wire or rope and a coffin-like empty box. The sky has deepened to a cool violet-grey and the forms cast impossibly long, almost mournful shadows against the whiteness.”
- Yona Zeldis McDonough, Gerhardt Liebmann: A Renaissance Man

Gerhardt Liebmann, Roof Debris, Summer Moon, 1977
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 68 inches | 121.9 x 172.7 cm

Westwood Gallery NYC is pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of “8 - Diary of Time" a group exhibition a group ex...
01/06/2024

Westwood Gallery NYC is pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of “8 - Diary of Time" a group exhibition a group exhibition surveying recent work by eight artists who look to time, past, present, and future in the creation of their artwork, opening January 18, 2024, curated by James Cavello.

The title of the show, "8 - Diary of Time," has a dual meaning in referencing the gallery’s eight years on Bowery reflected as a diary of eight artists added to our gallery program in the last eight years.

Featuring Miriam Bloom, Inger Johanne Grytting, Charles Hinman, Ron Morosan, Nobuho Nagasawa, Don Porcaro, Danny Simmons, Alan Steele.

Previews available next week!

We're deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Martha Diamond (1944-2023) -- a seminal New York painter whose studio wa...
01/05/2024

We're deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Martha Diamond (1944-2023) -- a seminal New York painter whose studio was steps from our gallery on the Bowery.

We were able to visit Martha's studio in 2019 and were honored to exhibit her lyrical canvas "White Glass" (1989) in our Artists on the Bowery survey exhibition in 2022.

Our hearts go out to her galleries, her friends, and to Olivia Funk of the Martha Diamond Trust.

[01.] Martha Diamond, White Glass (1989), oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches | 152.4 x 182.9 cm
[02.] Martha Diamond in her studio. Photo by Georges Piette. Courtesy of the artist.

“Although the roof spaces had many purposes such as a location for a building’s watertower, air vents, maintenance acces...
01/04/2024

“Although the roof spaces had many purposes such as a location for a building’s water
tower, air vents, maintenance access, and the occasional chair, for Liebmann they were
a respite of quiet with a vast view of the sky…He was always looking to
infinity in his discovery, and his paintings contain cryptic allegorical messages without
humans present.”
- James Cavello

Quote from the catalogue essay for “Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years,” to be released mid-January 2024.

Gerhardt Liebmann, SoHo Rooftops at 11PM, 1977
pencil on paper, 20 x 16 inches | 50.8 x 40.6 cm

Visit today from Danny Simmons who brought new paintings for our upcoming exhibition ‘8’ which will feature recent works...
12/22/2023

Visit today from Danny Simmons who brought new paintings for our upcoming exhibition ‘8’ which will feature recent works by gallery artists.

Recent studio shots from Alan Steele of new works in progress. Soon to be exhibited in our upcoming exhibition - '8': Mi...
12/21/2023

Recent studio shots from Alan Steele of new works in progress.

Soon to be exhibited in our upcoming exhibition - '8': Miriam Bloom, Inger Johanne Grytting, Charles Hinman, Ron Morosan, Nobuho Nagasawa, Don Porcaro, Danny Simmons, Alan Steele

In Gerhardt Liebmann’s studies for his surrealist SoHo rooftops, he notes his thoughts next to drawings of architectural...
12/20/2023

In Gerhardt Liebmann’s studies for his surrealist SoHo rooftops, he notes his thoughts next to drawings of architectural elements: airducts, a water tower, distant horizons, rooftop staircases, and shadows.

Liebmann writes:
- “Are there a million other worlds? Or billions of private other worlds? Can you reach across a street to another roof?”
- “Does this roof stair mean escape down or escape up? Who is below?”
- “Why are shadows sad?”

Nobuho Nagasawa's public artwork "Tsukuyomi" (2000) was recently featured in the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun; the i...
12/15/2023

Nobuho Nagasawa's public artwork "Tsukuyomi" (2000) was recently featured in the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun; the installation reopened with its time-based mist fountains for the first time in over 20 years.

At over 42,000-square-feet, the public artwork is composed of natural phosphorescent paving in the image of the 28 phases of the moon, and mist fountains. The work reinterprets the traditional connection in Japan between moon and water, both seen as temporal and ritualistic elements.

"Japanese people have lived based on a lunar calendar since ancient times. I want modern people, who are driven by time, to remember how to live in harmony with nature."
- Nobuho Nagasawa, Tokyo Shimbun, 2023

Tsukuyomi, 2000
42,000-square-foot plaza, phosphor, granite, concrete, mist fountain
Created with Nikken Sekkei for Saitama-Shintoshin Station

“Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979” highlights a series of 10 avantgarde compositions based on doll parts fro...
12/02/2023

“Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979” highlights a series of 10 avantgarde compositions based on doll parts from urban debris Liebmann would collect from a doll factory nearby his SoHo studio.

In this mixed media work, Liebmann files different doll papers into typewritten envelopes with projections on how each one would live when they grow up. Swipe to read all the different stories.

New work from Danny Simmons!Harder than you thought (2023), oil and fabric on canvas, 36 x 24 inches.
12/01/2023

New work from Danny Simmons!
Harder than you thought (2023), oil and fabric on canvas, 36 x 24 inches.

In an early painting from Gerhardt Liebmann’s rooftop scenes, distant buildings on the horizon are the only reference to...
11/30/2023

In an early painting from Gerhardt Liebmann’s rooftop scenes, distant buildings on the horizon are the only reference to the city beyond, reminiscent of the flattened spatial structures in Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings.

On view in “Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979” through December 30.

Gerhardt Liebmann, Roof at 6:00 O’Clock (1976), acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, unique.

“The more there are of them, the more I feel alive.”- Inger Johanne Grytting Grytting’s move towards abstraction stems f...
11/28/2023

“The more there are of them, the more I feel alive.”
- Inger Johanne Grytting

Grytting’s move towards abstraction stems from her affinity for Minimalism and her desire to express gesture, energy, and emotions through mark making.
Her drawings are process-oriented, with clear limits in place, such as the length of the mark, the rapidity of application, or whether the lines can touch each other.
Three drawings are on view and available for acquisition in our downstairs viewing room.

Westwood Gallery NYC will be open today until 6 pm, and closed on Thursday for the holiday. The gallery will reopen Frid...
11/22/2023

Westwood Gallery NYC will be open today until 6 pm, and closed on Thursday for the holiday. The gallery will reopen Friday.

Installation Views of Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979, on view through December 30th.
Photos by Westwood Gallery NYC.

“Dolls are used in my recent work because they are so beautifully innocent. Dolls stand for mankind in relation to our e...
11/18/2023

“Dolls are used in my recent work because they are so beautifully innocent. Dolls stand for mankind in relation to our earth, to each other, and to our God. They are without personality so dolls can personify a human as humankind.”
- Gerhardt Liebmann

When Liebmann walked on Greene Street in SoHo, he came across plastic doll parts, jettisoned debris from a nearby doll factory. Liebmann would collect these precious findings and bring them back to his studio as inspiration for this surrealist series of paintings, completed from 1975-77.

On view in “Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979” through December 30th at the gallery.

Untitled, circa mid 1970s, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches | 152.4 x 121.9 cm

“For Liebmann, roof tops were fascinating on a number of levels. They have a certain charmed quality in that they lie ha...
11/16/2023

“For Liebmann, roof tops were fascinating on a number of levels. They have a certain charmed quality in that they lie halfway between a piece of architecture and a landscape occasionally marked with uncommon architectural forms – duct work, wooden water towers and the like.”
- Martin L. Sumner, excerpt from essay in a catalogue for Liebmann’s 1981 exhibition at the Alexander Carlson Gallery

Gerhardt Liebmann (1928-1989), Two Roofs-Two Chairs, 1977, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Three more days to view “Will Insley: Visions of a Future Civilization” including artwork from the MOMA 1971 and the Gug...
11/02/2023

Three more days to view “Will Insley: Visions of a Future Civilization” including artwork from the MOMA 1971 and the Guggenheim Museum’s 1984 solo exhibitions.

Viewed today, Insley’s architectural abstraction resonates with new generations’ questions on the current state of urban life and metropolis.

The exhibition closes Saturday, November 4th.

Will Insley (1929-2011)
/Building/ No. 18, Passage Space Field, Gate 1, 1970/81
ink on ragboard, 40 x 40 inches | 101.6 x 101.6 cm
Unique
© Estate of the Artist / Westwood Gallery NYC

Join us Thursday September 9th from 6-8pm for Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979 — a solo exhibition of painti...
10/31/2023

Join us Thursday September 9th from 6-8pm for Gerhardt Liebmann: The SoHo Years, 1972-1979 — a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by the New York artist.

Gerhardt Liebmann (1928-1989) was an artist, architect, photographer, pilot, explorer, mountaineer, and activist.

His artwork has not been exhibited in a solo exhibition for over twenty-seven years.

“Some /buildings/ are solid, all spaces open to the sky, and one must climb up and down their slanted skies to experienc...
10/25/2023

“Some /buildings/ are solid, all spaces open to the sky, and one must climb up and down their slanted skies to experience a series of “hills” and “valleys” as removed horizons.”
- Will Insley

“Visions of a Future Civilization” on view through Nov 4.

Will Insley (1929-2011)
/Buildings/ No. 19-20, Interior Building Corridor of Life Gate, View from the Ground, 1970-72
vintage photomontage, 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm
Will Insley © Westwood Gallery NYC

On this rainy NYC day, looking back on the rays of sunshine that cast through our front windows. ☀️[01.] Will Insley in ...
10/20/2023

On this rainy NYC day, looking back on the rays of sunshine that cast through our front windows. ☀️

[01.] Will Insley in "Visions of a Future Civilization"
[02.] Jack Tworkov in "Artists on the Bowery Part 4"
[03.] Don Porcaro in "Time Will Tell"
[04.] Charles Hinman in "Beyond Minimalism"
[05.] Inger Johanne Grytting in "Life Lines"
[06.] Danny Simmons in "The Long and Short of It"

Nobuho Nagasawa’s Noyaki 野焼き [Field Firing] (1984) is now on view in the Mori Art Museum’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, ...
10/18/2023

Nobuho Nagasawa’s Noyaki 野焼き [Field Firing] (1984) is now on view in the Mori Art Museum’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, “Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living” on view in Tokyo, Japan from today through March 31, 2024.

Artists in the exhibition include Nina Canell, Hans Haacke, Jochen Lempert, Emilija Škarnulytė, Cecilia Vicuña, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Akiko Fujita, Yuki Katsure, Tsunehisa Kimura, Ryoji Koie, Tetsumi Kudo, Saburo Muraoka, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Fujiko Nakaya, Taro Okamoto, Gaho Taniguchi, Tadashi Tonoshiki, Monira Al Qadiri, Julian Charriere, Ali Cherri, Daniel Turner, Takeshi Yasura, Martha Atienza, Ian Cheng, Agnes Denes, Jef Geys, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Pierre Huyghe, Yutaka Matsuzawa, Ana Mendieta, Kate Newby, Asad Raza, Akane Saijo and others.

Nobuho Nagasawa
Noyaki 野焼き [Field Firing] (1984)
Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
earth, sea water, fire
7 x 17 x 5 feet | 200 x 530 x 160 cm

Today, celebrating the birthday of Will Insley (1929-2011), who would have been 94 years old.Will is the subject of two ...
10/15/2023

Today, celebrating the birthday of Will Insley (1929-2011), who would have been 94 years old.

Will is the subject of two current exhibitions [1] "Visions of a Future Civilization" at Westwood Gallery NYC, on view through November 4th, and [2] "Drawings, Photographs and Fragments of Abstract /Buildings/" at Annemarie Verna Galerie, Switzerland on view through January 24, 2024.

Will Insley and Arthur Drexler installing the exhibition "Will Insley: Ceremonial Space" at the Museum of Modern Art 1971. Photograph by Mark Segal.

Will Insley’s ONECITY continues to surprise us today as it reaches a new generation with questions regarding the human e...
10/06/2023

Will Insley’s ONECITY continues to surprise us today as it reaches a new generation with questions regarding the human experience in a metropolis and current environmental developments that had yet to happen during Insley’s lifetime.

Details of ONECITY Building Room, Under-Building, Isometric, 1978/83
ink on ragboard, 40 x 60 inches | 101.6 x 152.4 cm
Unique

Tonight, Thursday October 5, 7:00pm, join gallery artist Danny Simmons  for “Musing the Long Way Home” at Albright Colle...
10/05/2023

Tonight, Thursday October 5, 7:00pm, join gallery artist Danny Simmons for “Musing the Long Way Home” at Albright College, a night of Poetry, Music, and Art with renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma .

The event coincides with Simmons inclusion in the group exhibition Parallels and Rupture, curated by Matthew Garrison .

There will be a reception for the artists before and after the event in the Freedman Gallery , where Simmons’ triptych is on view.

Parallels and Rupture is on view through December 8th, and includes works by Turiya Adkins, Paul Andrade, Romare Bearden, Joel Carreiro, Tseng Kwong Chi, Willie Cole, Petah Coyne, Susan Crile, Alex Golden, Sara Jimenez, Catherine Lee, Jennifer Markowitz, Margaret Meehan, Creighton Michael, Marilyn Minter, Anna Parisi, Mahler Ryder, Judith Shea, Danny Simmons, and Jeju Island, the artists collective comprised of Yeon Jin Kim, EunSun Choi and Kyung-Jin Kim.

[01.] Danny Simmons, "Whole Lotta Bluz" (2022).
[02.] Danny Simmons, "Homeward Bound" (2022), "Take the Long Way Home" (2022), "Whole Lotta Bluz" (2022).
[03.] Flyer for "Musing the Long Way Home," an evening of poetry, music, and art by Danny Simmons and Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

“ONECITY has little to do with advanced planning theories of the present or with the projected golden Utopias of the fut...
10/03/2023

“ONECITY has little to do with advanced planning theories of the present or with the projected golden Utopias of the future, but rather with the dark cities of mythology which exist outside of normal time in some strange location of extremity.”
- Will Insley

On view are drawings, photomontage, and sculpture of ONECITY and the abstract /buildings/ from his solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (1971) and the Guggenheim Museum New York (1984).

Don’t miss this opportunity to view these works.

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Installation Views, Will Insley: Visions of a Future Civilization, Westwood Gallery NYC, 2023. On view through November 4, 2023.


Due to inclement weather, the gallery will be closed today, Friday September 29.
09/29/2023

Due to inclement weather, the gallery will be closed today, Friday September 29.

In Will Insley’s mythological civilization, the abstract /buildings/ are discovered in four types of extended space base...
09/28/2023

In Will Insley’s mythological civilization, the abstract /buildings/ are discovered in four types of extended space based on ratio and ideas of pure abstract architectural form: Stage Space, Channel Space, Volume Space, and Passage Space.

VOLUME SPACE
refers to / buildings / with no projection above horizon
most secret of all mythological structures
they are negative indications of space
volume areas depressed in the ground
virtually indistinguishable from any distance
- Will Insley

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Will Insley (1929-2011)
/Building/ No. 41, Volume Space, Interior Swing Isometric, X-ray View, 1973-80/81
ink on ragboard 40 x 60 inches | 101.6 x 152.4 cm
Unique
Will Insley © Westwood Gallery NYC
On view in Will Insley: Visions of a Future Civilization through November 4, 2023.

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WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC, established in 1995 in New York City, focuses on a contemporary program of artists, including rediscovered artist estates, current artist projects, secondary market and photography, and will present a series of exhibitions dedicated to artists in the Bowery Arts District, past and present. Gallery program encompasses art talks, worldwide traveling exhibitions, site-specific art installations, international art projects, film and non-profit collaborations.

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