Forum Gallery

Forum Gallery Forum Gallery was founded by Bella Fishko in 1961, and represents more than thirty American and Euro
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Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art. Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 by Bella Fishko, as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America. From inception, Fo

rum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism. Forum Gallery’s program expanded internationally in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, Forum Gallery represents more than thirty American and European artists and estates, including Chilean born masters Claudio Bravo and Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Spanish realist Cesar Galicia, and Austrian artist Xenia Hausner. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg and Tula Telfair. Forum Gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs throughout the United States. The gallery exhibited at the inaugural edition of The Art Show (ADAA – Park Avenue Armory) and has since participated twenty times. An early exhibitor at the Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier, Forum now exhibits at ExpoChicago annually. In 2000, Forum Gallery mounted an Odd Nerdrum exhibition at the FIAC in Paris, and today the gallery exhibits regularly at fairs in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Seattle and Chicago. A service business focused on customer satisfaction, Forum Gallery looks forward to every opportunity to assist collectors, experienced and new.

"I spent decades training my muscles to reveal places hidden in paint piles, but there is a constant headwind. That’s wh...
06/13/2024

"I spent decades training my muscles to reveal places hidden in paint piles, but there is a constant headwind. That’s why I long to paint invisible things, because they reveal the world after the fact, after I’ve passed through. Maybe that’s what keeps me going, because wanting is sweeter than having. Like filling a vase and wishing for flowers."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view through Friday, June 14, in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Image:
Brian Rutenberg, "Pale Deep," 2007-8, oil on linen, 79 x 56 inches




Forum Gallery is pleased to host this year’s presentation of the "New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition." A much ant...
06/12/2024

Forum Gallery is pleased to host this year’s presentation of the "New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition." A much anticipated annual summer tradition, the exhibition will be on view from June 20th to July 19th, 2024 and will feature sixty works, including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by New York Academy of Art alumni, students, and faculty.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the artists selected by the 2024 Summer Exhibition jurors Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle from Pace Gallery, Artist Eric Fischl, Robert Fishko from Forum Gallery, and Alissa Friedman from Stephen Friedman Gallery:

Jean Pierre Arboleda (MFA 2006)
Joan Benefiel (MFA 2007)
Ard Berge (MFA 1997)
Miriam Carothers (MFA 2024)
Jenny Chi (MFA 1998)
Ally Cotton (MFA 2025)
Denis Dalesio (MFA 2020)
Stephanie Deshpande (MFA 1999)
Peter Drake (Provost)
Precious Eboigbodin (MFA 2025)
Alaina Plowdrey Forehand (MFA 2011)
Jodi Gerbi (MFA 2016)
Connor Gewirtz (MFA 2024)
Danielle Golden (MFA 2024)
Ada Goldfeld (Faculty)
Ling Gui (MFA 2023)
Gabriela Handal (MFA 2015)
Austin Harris (MFA 2020)
Jacob Hayes (MFA 2014)
Jacob Hicks (MFA 2012)
Emily Hildebrand (MFA 2000)
Jackson Hill (MFA 2023)
Georgia Hinaris (MFA 2019)
Kerrie King (CFA 2018)
Will Kurtz (MFA 2009, Fellow 2010)
Irina Lakshin (MFA 2021)
Lisa Lebofsky (MFA 2006)
Amber Lia-Kloppel (MFA 2007)
Anastasia Lopoukhine (MFA 2021)
Jonathan MacGregor (MFA 2024)
J. Adam McGalliard (MFA 2003)
Tina Dion Mehrpouy (MFA 2025)
Mustafa Mohsin (MFA 2024)
Alyssa Monks (MFA 2001)
Ursula Mur (CFA 2024)
Andrea Olivia (MFA 2025)
oneslutriot (MFA 2025)
Madeline Owen (MFA 2024)
Laura Peturson (MFA 2005)
PG Picasso (MFA 2024)
Bo Prather (MFA 2023)
Laura Romaine (MFA 2022, Chubb Fellow 2024)
Nicola Russell (MFA 2024)
Bahar Sabzevari (MFA 2018)
Guillermo Serrano Amat (MFA 2024)
Chié Shimizu (MFA 2001)
Kathy Stecko (MFA 2000)
Vithya Truong (MFA 2007)
John Volk (MFA 1998)
Kaley Weil (MFA 2024)
Sophia Weisensel (MFA 2021)
Julianna Wells (MFA 2019)
Monica Whalley (MFA 2003)
Stephen Winiecki (MFA 2009)
Jiannan Wu (MFA 2016, Faculty)
Nan Xu (MFA 2017)
Zane York (MFA 2003, Faculty)





Don't miss! "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years," on view through this Friday, June 14, 2024. Forum Gallery, presents...
06/10/2024

Don't miss! "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years," on view through this Friday, June 14, 2024. Forum Gallery, presents a special exhibition celebrating twenty-five years of Brian Rutenberg’s (b. 1965) art in association with the gallery.

"Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" showcases the artist's vibrant, colorful abstract paintings inspired by the landscape of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in twenty-one works dating from 1998 to the present. Each painting is a highlight of his artistic evolution, while together the works illuminate the magnetic, enduring appeal of his art that has made Brian Rutenberg one of this country’s most popular painters.




"...while the other boys shot Pepsi bottles with twelve-gauge shotguns, I lay on my stomach in the mud examining oysters...
06/06/2024

"...while the other boys shot Pepsi bottles with twelve-gauge shotguns, I lay on my stomach in the mud examining oysters, clams, and other soft-mouthed life. There is no color more beautiful than that of an oyster. Their shells, delicate as pastry, cupped shallow puddles of saltwater that smelled of sweet liquor and brine. Here was the whole of a view, not from above looking down, but from a mollusk’s vantage point, a million miles close. I paint the landscape in the same way I learned to see it, by lying on my belly with the tide foamed around my chin, foreground so close I can taste it and background far away. No middle ground."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Image:
Brian Rutenberg, "Late River 4," 2012, oil on linen, 26 x 60 inches




"I am the product of one place that has two faces. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I was born and raised, is a resor...
06/04/2024

"I am the product of one place that has two faces. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I was born and raised, is a resort town full of amusement parks and arcades buzzing with neon lights and All-U-Can Eat Calabash Seafood signs three stories tall surrounded by some of the most ravishing landscapes on the East Coast. There is transcendent beauty in the slow-moving water of Lowcountry rivers, but artificial landscapes rinsed in nickel and neon are equally beautiful. I paid attention. Two landscapes, one natural and one artificial, collided head-on at breakneck speed, secreting a liquid that was bright and combustible. That liquid has been the jet fuel for my paintings for four decades. Forcing two places that didn’t go together together made me a painter."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Image:
Brian Rutenberg, "The Fading 8," 2009, oil on linen, 79 x 56 inches




"Long before I knew what an artist was, I’d scoop up fistfuls of marsh mud, splat them on the dock under the savage Caro...
05/31/2024

"Long before I knew what an artist was, I’d scoop up fistfuls of marsh mud, splat them on the dock under the savage Carolina sun, and carefully arrange torn bits of colored paper across the muck, followed by another handful of mud. The frond-lipped tip of an oyster shell was an ideal tool for skimming the translucent slime to reveal jeweled flashes of color of varying intensity. I did it again and again. Everything I needed was under my feet. Oil paint is just luminous mud. By overemphasizing the foreground, I want the viewer to feel as if he or she is included in the perceptual envelope of the view."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Images:
Brian Rutenberg, "River Diver 2," 2021-22, oil on paper, 22 1/2 x 30 inches
Brian Rutenberg, "Pine, Palm & River 2," 2005, oil on linen, 52 x 69 inches




"Every spring during childhood, my mother placed a crystal bowl of water on my bedside table in which floated three pink...
05/28/2024

"Every spring during childhood, my mother placed a crystal bowl of water on my bedside table in which floated three pink camellia blossoms cut from a bush in our front yard. At night, I’d lie on my pillow, watching them slowly spin and bump into each other until my eyelids betrayed me. They would still be spinning when I awoke. Looking is gathering information, but seeing is contemplation. My mother was teaching me how to see. She created the conditions for an experience that had no intrinsic meaning whatsoever, yet it filled me with a rage to live. Paintings aren’t created; they’re made. Oil paint is crushed rock mixed with liquefied fat and smeared on cloth. All of the content sits on the tip of the brush because there isn’t room there for anything else. Painting enacts place."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Images:
Brian Rutenberg, "Garden," 2018-19, oil on linen, 44 x 62 inches
Brian Rutenberg, "River Diver 2," 2021-22, oil on paper, 22 1/2 x 30 inches




Happy Memorial Day! In observance of the Memorial Day holiday Forum Gallery is closed on Monday May 27th. We will reopen...
05/27/2024

Happy Memorial Day! In observance of the Memorial Day holiday Forum Gallery is closed on Monday May 27th. We will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 28th with our summer hours, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5:30pm, continuing through Labor Day weekend.

Image details for: Gregory Gillespie, "Lani's Game," 1999, oil on wood, 10 1/2 x 28 1/4 inches

"We are conditioned to be attracted to the natural. Artists are expected to mimic the appearance of nature, but we are n...
05/22/2024

"We are conditioned to be attracted to the natural. Artists are expected to mimic the appearance of nature, but we are not matchers, we are makers. We must embrace the lie; it’s the difference between Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, in which he casts impressions of nature, and his mighty Ninth, which bubbles up from inside him."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Images: Brian Rutenberg, "Shade," 2021, oil on linen, 40 x 60 inches
Brian Rutenberg, Horizons Crystal Air 5, 2011, oil on linen, 30 1/2 x 38 inches




Brian Rutenberg, "Spell 2," 2015, oil on linen, Brian Rutenberg, "Spell 2," 2015, oil on linen, 82 x 60 inches"My first ...
05/16/2024

Brian Rutenberg, "Spell 2," 2015, oil on linen, Brian Rutenberg, "Spell 2," 2015, oil on linen, 82 x 60 inches
"My first memory was blue. I was born on September 18, 1965, in Myrtle Beach, and in December of that year my parents took me by overnight train from Florence, SC (the closest station), to New York City. I remember staring at a blue nightlight in our sleeper car. My childhood was ablaze with color. As a toddler, I held my maternal grandfather’s fingers as he led me around his huge backyard awash in pink azaleas every March. We didn’t have a lot to say (he couldn’t speak English, and I couldn’t speak at all), but the flowers didn’t mind… He guided my tiny hand across their petals and took us places words can’t go. Then I’d plunge my entire head into the blossoms and open my eyes wide to burn their entire raucous color into my retina."
_Brian Rutenberg

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

Additional images:
Brian Rutenberg, "Pine, Palm & River 2," 2005, oil on linen, 52 x 69 inches
Brian Rutenberg, "Low Light 2," oil on linen, 50 x 72 inches

OVR link in bio.

Forum Gallery


Don’t miss Forum Gallery at The American Art Fair! Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the...
05/14/2024

Don’t miss Forum Gallery at The American Art Fair! Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the elegant, landmarked Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Forum Gallery presents a salon wall of more than twenty special selections by twentieth-century modernist and social realist artists Milton Avery (1885–1965), Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938), Charles Burchfield (1893–1967), Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), Charles Demuth (1883-1935), Philip Evergood (1901-1973), Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), Robert Gwathmey (1903-1988), Walt Kuhn (1877–1949), David Levine (1926-2009), Louis Lozowick (1892-1973), Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Walter Murch (1907-1967), Joseph Stella (1877–1946), Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965), and Max Weber (1881-1961).

PUBLIC HOURS (admission complimentary)
Tuesday, May 14, 12-pm-5pm

Continuing through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes...
05/12/2024

Continuing through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the elegant, landmarked Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

PUBLIC HOURS (admission complimentary)
Sunday, May 12, 12pm-6pm
Monday, May 13, 12pm-6pm
Tuesday, May 14, 12-pm-5pm

Opening today, and continuing through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year...
05/11/2024

Opening today, and continuing through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the elegant, landmarked Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Forum Gallery presents a special gem created in 1966 by Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), typifying the Artist’s evocative wall constructions in black painted wood incorporating found objects, displayed in contrast to an exquisite and rare marble Female Head created in 1908-09 by Elie Nadelman (1882-1946) , first exhibited at Galerie Druet in Paris, which embodies the Artist’s remodeled Classicism to modern visions of “perfection.”

Today at 2pm, The American Art Fair will host a lecture given by Shirley Reece-Hughes, Curator of Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper at the Amon Center Museum of American Art, entitled "The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury."

Images:
Louise Nevelson, "Diminishing Reflection XX," 1966, wood on Plexiglas, 15 1/12 x 17 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches
Elie Nadelman, Female Head, 1908-09, marble, 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches

TAAF Opens Tomorrow From May 11 through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th ye...
05/10/2024

TAAF Opens Tomorrow
From May 11 through May 14, Forum Gallery exhibits at The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the elegant, landmarked Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Gala Preview will be held this evening from 5-8pm by invitation only.

THE AMERICAN ART FAIR
May 11-14, 2024
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021
theamericanartfair.com

GALA PREVIEW (invitation only)
Friday, May 10, 5pm-8pm

PUBLIC HOURS (admission complimentary)
Saturday, May 11, 12pm-6pm
Sunday, May 12, 12pm-6pm
Monday, May 13, 12pm-6pm
Tuesday, May 14, 12-pm-5pm

Charles Biederman, " #7," 1980, enamel on aluminum construction 42 1/2 x 32 x 10 inches
Charles Demuth, "Flowers," c.1928-1932, watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches
Chaim Gross, "Acrobats Through the Ring," 1964, bronze, 36 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches
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Raphael Soyer, "Waiting at the Station," c. 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches

Brian Rutenberg, "Irish Painting  #5," 1998, oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inchesBrian Rutenberg, "Irish Painting  #14," 1998, ...
05/08/2024

Brian Rutenberg, "Irish Painting #5," 1998, oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches
Brian Rutenberg, "Irish Painting #14," 1998, oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches

"I chose to go it Ireland for my Fulbright Scholarship in 1997 and ‘98. I was based in Dublin. I had been attracted to Irish landscape painting and also Irish poetry for a number of years… The weather changes every fifteen minutes because it rains, and therefore the light changes, and therefore the color, so for a painter it was like a buffet of tones. Ireland is not just green, but Ireland is also pink, and shale, and gray, and brown and a whole host of other colors, so I was very attuned to color and to its place in that visual experience."
_Brian Rutenberg, Brian Rutenberg: My Fulbright Life

On view in "Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years" at Forum Gallery

On Tuesday, May 7th Forum Gallery will host Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies for a lively discussion about Rute...
05/06/2024

On Tuesday, May 7th Forum Gallery will host Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies for a lively discussion about Rutenberg’s artistic career and vision represented in the twenty paintings in our current exhibition dating from 1998 to the present. The conversation will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Jonathan Miller Spies has spoken on collecting American art at Princeton University and CUNY Grad Center, written a monograph on the modernist John Marin, moderated a series of symposia with curators and scholars, and publishes "Hanging Papers," a weekly newsletter on the history of American art.

“Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years” remains on view at Forum Gallery through Friday, June 14, 2024. OVR link in bio.

Forum Gallery @ The American Art Fair!From May 11-14, 2024, Forum Gallery is pleased to return to The American Art Fair....
05/03/2024

Forum Gallery @ The American Art Fair!
From May 11-14, 2024, Forum Gallery is pleased to return to The American Art Fair. Celebrating its 17th year, the fair welcomes guests once again at the elegant, landmarked Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

We look forward to sharing our presentation and seeing you at Forum Gallery’s Booth at The American Art Fair.

THE AMERICAN ART FAIR
May 11-14, 2024
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021
theamericanartfair.com

GALA PREVIEW (invitation only)
Friday, May 10, 5pm-8pm

PUBLIC HOURS (admission complimentary)
Saturday, May 11, 12pm-6pm
Sunday, May 12, 12pm-6pm
Monday, May 13, 12pm-6pm
Tuesday, May 14, 12-pm-5pm

Image details:
Raphael Soyer, "Portrait of Maureen Stapleton," 1968, oil on canvas, 40 x 32 inches
Andrew Wyeth, "Headgate," 1966, watercolor on paper, 19 x 28 inches
Elie Nadelman, "Female Head," 1908-09, marble, 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches
Ilya Bolotowsky, "Untitled," 1935, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches
Louise Nevelson, "Diminishing Reflection XX," 1966, wood on plexiglass, 15 1/12 x 17 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches
Elaine de Kooning, "Abstraction," c. 1959, mixed media on artist board, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Opening today!BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARSFrom May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special exhib...
05/01/2024

Opening today!
BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
From May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of Brian Rutenberg’s art during his association with the gallery. The exhibition will showcase 21 of Rutenberg’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings inspired by the landscape of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, dating from 1998 to the present. Each painting is a highlight of his artistic evolution, while together the works in the exhibition illuminate the magnetic, enduring appeal of his art that has made Brian Rutenberg one of this country’s most popular painters.

On May 7, from 5:30-7pm Forum Gallery will host Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies, “In Conversation.”

Image details:
"Reeds Rise 2," 2021, oil on linen, 56 x 79 inches
"Horizons Crystal Air 5," 2011, oil on linen, 30 1/2 x 38 inches

Opening Wednesday! BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARSFrom May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special ...
04/29/2024

Opening Wednesday!
BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
From May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of Brian Rutenberg’s art during his association with the gallery. The exhibition will showcase 21 of Rutenberg’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings inspired by the landscape of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, dating from 1998 to the present. Each painting is a highlight of his artistic evolution, while together the works in the exhibition illuminate the magnetic, enduring appeal of his art that has made Brian Rutenberg one of this country’s most popular painters.

On May 7, from 5:30-7pm Forum Gallery will host Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies, “In Conversation.”

Image details:
“Low Light 2, 2010,” oil on linen, 50 x 72 inches

OVR link in bio.

"The artist’s exclusive adoption of charcoal has resulted in a prolific and stunning body of work. His handling of the p...
04/25/2024

"The artist’s exclusive adoption of charcoal has resulted in a prolific and stunning body of work. His handling of the pulverous substance is as deft when executing an Impressionist field of flowers as when composing a Precisionist industrial scene. Every stroke is strategically placed to achieve his desired relationship between light and space, space and light, and the nimble, continuous dance he orchestrates between these two forces of environment and atmosphere."
_Niccolo Brooker, catalogue essay, "Anthony Mitri," 2013

Also on view in "Spring Forward" are works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Davis Cone, Charles Demuth, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Tula Telfair, Maria Tomasula, Michael C. Thorpe, and Max Weber.

Image: Anthony Mitri, Twilight, Munson Township, 2017-2018, charcoal on paper, 16 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches

"Fenniak heightens our experience of the object; his work is revelatory. Like any good work, the mood, the sense of calm...
04/23/2024

"Fenniak heightens our experience of the object; his work is revelatory. Like any good work, the mood, the sense of calm intensity that permeates his paintings leaves something intangible, just beyond conscious grasp. His images often menace, as if the image weren’t only paint on canvas, but a vital living entity."
_Tom Hopkins, catalogue essay, "Paul Fenniak: Recent Work," 1996

Also on view in "Spring Forward" are works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Davis Cone, Charles Demuth, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Tula Telfair, Maria Tomasula, Michael C. Thorpe, and Max Weber.

Image: Paul Fenniak, "House by the Water," 2022, oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches

Don't miss! On view through this Saturday, April 27th, Forum Gallery presents "Spring Forward," a group exhibition of th...
04/22/2024

Don't miss! On view through this Saturday, April 27th, Forum Gallery presents "Spring Forward," a group exhibition of thirty paintings, drawings, and sculpture encompassing the spirit of springtime, nature’s annual rebirth relished for its reinvigorating light, color, and flora and the energy it imparts, refreshing our vision for the future, propelling us into action.

Featuring works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Davis Cone, Charles Demuth, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Joseph Stella, Tula Telfair, Michael C. Thorpe, Maria Tomasula, and Max Weber.

"Gifted with technical virtuosity, Bravo commands a seemingly effortless sleight-of-hand to enthrall viewers in unexpect...
04/19/2024

"Gifted with technical virtuosity, Bravo commands a seemingly effortless sleight-of-hand to enthrall viewers in unexpected ways. Like a modern-day alchemist, he manages to transform everyday objects and ordinary subjects into something inimitable, rarified and extraordinary. Even his most austere and nearly abstract compositions can inspire awe in their transcendent allure."
_David Ebony, Contributing Editor: Art in America

Also on view in "Spring Forward" are works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Davis Cone, Charles Demuth, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Tula Telfair, Maria Tomasula, Michael C. Thorpe, and Max Weber.

Image: Claudio Bravo, "Oranges," 2002, oil on canvas, 45 x 58 inches

Announcing - BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARSFrom May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special exhibi...
04/18/2024

Announcing - BRIAN RUTENBERG: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
From May 1 through June 14 Forum Gallery will present a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of Brian Rutenberg’s art during his association with the gallery. The exhibition will showcase 21 of Rutenberg’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings inspired by the landscape of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, dating from 1998 to the present. Each painting is a highlight of his artistic evolution, while together the works in the exhibition illuminate the magnetic, enduring appeal of his art that has made Brian Rutenberg one of this country’s most popular painters.

On May 7, from 5:30-7pm Forum Gallery will host Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies, “In Conversation.”

Image details:
1. “Great Falls,” 2024, oil on linen, 40 x 66 inches
2. “Reeds Rise 2,” 2021, oil on linen, 56 x 79 inches
3. “Garden, 2018-19,” oil on linen, 44 x 62 inches
4. “Low Light 2, 2010,” oil on linen, 50 x 72 inches
5. “Hemlock Lake,” 2002, oil on canvas, 56 x 79 inches

"Search the history of American art, and you will discover few watercolors more beautiful than those of Charles Demuth. ...
04/17/2024

"Search the history of American art, and you will discover few watercolors more beautiful than those of Charles Demuth. Combining exacting botanical observation and loosely Cubist abstraction, his watercolors of flowers, fruit and vegetables have a magical liveliness and an almost shocking sensuousness."
_Ken Johnson, The New York Times, 2008

Also on view in "Spring Forward" are works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Davis Cone, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Tula Telfair, Michael C. Thorpe, Maria Tomasula, and Max Weber.

Image: Charles Demuth, "Iris," 1918, watercolor on paper, 8 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches

EXPO CHICAGO DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTRance Jones, "Web," 2022, watercolor on paper, 25 x 21 inchesWe look forward to seeing you a...
04/14/2024

EXPO CHICAGO DAY 3 HIGHLIGHT
Rance Jones, "Web," 2022, watercolor on paper, 25 x 21 inches

We look forward to seeing you at Forum Gallery’s Booth #155!

PUBLIC HOURS
Sunday, April 14, 11am-6pm

Forum Gallery congratulates Michael C. Thorpe on the occasion of his commission for "The Collection" of Macerich’s Fashi...
04/13/2024

Forum Gallery congratulates Michael C. Thorpe on the occasion of his commission for "The Collection" of Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago. The new work "House Lou Jones Built," 2024, has been unveiled at EXPO Chicago 2024 and will remain on view throughout the run of the fair in the La Crema Lounge located on the West Entrance terrace.

"The Collection" provides visitors to Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago with access to permanent commissions and rotating exhibitions by both emerging and established artists located throughout the shopping center.

For EXPO Chicago, Forum Gallery presents a selection of brand new quilted works by Michael C. Thorpe whose witty narrative work explores his personal encounters and experiences of daily life.

We look forward to sharing our presentation and seeing you at Forum Gallery’s Booth #155!

For further information about the works we are presenting in Chicago we invite you to enter our Online Viewing Room.

EXPO CHICAGO DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTClio Newton, "G.G.," 2020, compressed charcoal on paper, 87 7/8 x 58 inchesForum Gallery is ...
04/12/2024

EXPO CHICAGO DAY 1 HIGHLIGHT
Clio Newton, "G.G.," 2020, compressed charcoal on paper, 87 7/8 x 58 inches

Forum Gallery is delighted to return to the Navy Pier for the 2024 edition of EXPO Chicago. We look forward to sharing our presentation and seeing you at Forum Gallery’s Booth #155!

PUBLIC HOURS
Friday, April 12, 11am-7pm
Saturday, April 13, 11am-7pm
Sunday, April 14, 11am-6pm

Forum Gallery is delighted to return to the Navy Pier on April 11-14 for the 2024 edition of EXPO Chicago, now a part of...
04/11/2024

Forum Gallery is delighted to return to the Navy Pier on April 11-14 for the 2024 edition of EXPO Chicago, now a part of the Frieze family. The VIP preview is today, 12-9pm for VIP passholders.

We are pleased to invite you to enter our Online Viewing Room for further information about the works we will present in Chicago. Link in bio.

Championing outstanding contemporary figurative art in the context of its twentieth-century antecedents for sixty years, for EXPO Chicago 2024 Forum Gallery will present exceptional paintings, drawings and textile works by twentieth-century masters, together with the best of today’s artists dedicated to figurative expression.

We look forward to sharing our presentation and seeing you at Forum Gallery’s Booth #155!

EXPO CHICAGO 2024
April 11 - 14, 2024
Navy Pier in Festival Hall
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611

VIP PREVIEW
Thursday, April 11, 12-9pm

PUBLIC HOURS
Friday, April 12, 11am-7pm
Saturday, April 13, 11am-7pm
Sunday, April 14, 11am-6pm

"To view a G. Daniel Massad painting is not unlike witnessing a fusion of past with present, of dream with memory, of th...
04/10/2024

"To view a G. Daniel Massad painting is not unlike witnessing a fusion of past with present, of dream with memory, of the known with the unknown. His hybrid form of hyperrealism diverges from that of photorealists. Through his fine draftsmanship and refined techniques in pastel, he creates worlds in which intensely real objects appear fettered to memory, imagination, reverence and symbol."
_Robert K. Carsten

Also on view in Spring Forward are works by Benny Andrews, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Davis Cone, Charles Demuth, Rackstraw Downes, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Chaim Gross, Susan Hauptman, Alan Magee, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Raphael Soyer, Tula Telfair, Michael C. Thorpe, Maria Tomasula, and Max Weber.

Image: G. Daniel Massad, Mrs. Earth, 2015, pastel on paper, 24 1/2 x 24 inches

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