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@dcmooregallery is pleased to announce: Pattern, Crime & Decoration, at @le_consortium in Dijon, France, including work ...
06/04/2019

@dcmooregallery is pleased to announce: Pattern, Crime & Decoration, at @le_consortium in Dijon, France, including work by #ValerieJaudon, NA, @joycekozloff, NA, + @kushnerrobert, NA 🌷🌸 Exhibition on view through October 20, 2019

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #fineart #contemporaryart #france #pattern #crime #decoration #leconsortium #dijonfrance #formalism #mosaic #acrylic #painting #design #feminism #artexhibition #tapestry

IF EVER, an exhibit of new work by Glenn Goldberg, NA. 🔹 Opening Reception: June 8, 3pm – 6pm at the Aidron Duckwor...
06/03/2019

IF EVER, an exhibit of new work by Glenn Goldberg, NA. 🔹 Opening Reception: June 8, 3pm – 6pm at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum 🔹✨ #IFEVER is an #explosion of #visualinformation. The #paintings are substantial works created on large #canvas tarps that quickly muddle traditional readings of painting. The omponents in these pieces read as archetypes from a familiar yet elusive and unknown culture. Avoiding simple symbolic interpretations, elements shimmer with energized surfaces that push their meaning beyond the limitations of the names of the things seemingly represented. The "dog", "bird", "man" or "rabbit" in these works are at once there and not there, not hidden, but not wholly defined by the forms that conjur those names. Also exhibited will be papier mache sculptural objects that are colorful, spirited structures akin to architectural shrines and meditative stupas. 🔹✨
Also opening June 8 is BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE, a #series of new #sculptures in the form of life-sized bugs and other intriguing objects exquisitely crafted by #LangdonGraves. Taking #inspiration from various sources, Graves creates hyper-real works assembled from personal and precise vernacular. The works for this exhibit are installed on the museum grounds to create #curious, sometimes bizarre, dynamics between sculptures that initially appear as found objects, only to disclose the nature of their simulacrum upon deeper inspection. 🔹✨
IF EVER runs from June 8 - July 21. BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE will be installed on the museum grounds June 8 - September 8. 🔹✨

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #glenngoldberg #fineart #contemporaryart #aidronduckworthmuseum #bugsabout #science #lifesize #onview #openingreception #artnews #elusive #symbolic #exhibition #limitation #color #interpretation #hidden #papiermache

With profound sadness we'd like to inform you of the passing of Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA and a member of the @nation...
05/30/2019

With profound sadness we'd like to inform you of the passing of Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA and a member of the @nationalartsclub for over 70 years. 😥 As one of America’s most celebrated #contemporaryportraitists, he painted eight U.S. #Presidents, six U.S. #governors, more than fifty #cabinetofficers, and a panoply well-known personalities including Marian Anderson, Tony Bennett, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn, Arthur Miller, Paul Newman, John Wayne, Tennessee Williams, and Tom Wolfe. 🙏🏼 His works appear in the collections of the @metmuseum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, and the White House. ✨ In addition to his legendary skill as a #painter, #Everett was a gifted raconteur, a dedicated #mentor, and a dear friend to many at the NAD and NAC. His generosity of spirit knew no bounds. His #wisdom and good #humor filled us all. How easy it was to strike up a conversation with Ray who made you feel that you were the most important person in the room – and to him, you were! He touched all our lives with his charm, wit, and optimism. It was a privilege to know him. We shall miss him dearly. 😥🔹 A tribute to his extraordinary life is being planned for September.
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #everettraymondkinstler #condolences #rip #fineart #tribute #contemporaryart

05/22/2019

#KnoxMartin, NA "Flower Pots" (c. 1970), #acrylic and #graphite mounted on linen, 17 3/8" x 15 1/4", at @hollistaggart 🔻 May 2 - June 1, 2019 @knoxmartinartist ©️ Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY 🔹🔻🔸

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #hollistaggart #knoxmartinartist #flowerpots #radicalstructures #painting #newyorkschool #newyorkgallery #newyorkartist #nycartist #soloshow #painter #sculptor #muralist #poet #contemporaryart #americanart #modernart #contemporaryart

#MarinaAbramović, NA Marina Abramovic Institute tells us why she’s involved in #UnitedStates for #Europe and her reas...
05/20/2019

#MarinaAbramović, NA Marina Abramovic Institute tells us why she’s involved in #UnitedStates for #Europe and her reason for taking a stand! 🙌🏼 Simply put: “Artists have to unite to fight this nightmare.” 🌎
#Abramović chose a piece of her work, a #photograph of a little girl from #Laos sitting on her lap and holding a gun, to be auctioned for the United Artists of Europe initiative. She worked with #children in Laos, ages 4-10, that experienced the kinds of disaster most of Europe in her lifetime had not – with the exception of her former homeland, Yugoslavia. There were unexploded bombs in the forests and all the children, including the seven-year-old girl seen in the picture, knew how to operate a gun! 🔫😱
This photo was part of an installation she did called, ‘8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End.’ She gave the children #Chineseweapons and at the end, they burned them. Will there be a happy end for Europe? She is certainly not optimistic.⚡️💪🏼For more info: 👉🏼 www.artistsforeurope.org

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #brexit #guns #fascism #populism #trump #performance #contemporaryart #politicalart #brexitbackers #auction #arttalk #initiative #voice #artnews #artauction #london #artexhibition

The world lost a true #legend today! 😢 I.M.Pei, NA and acclaimed #architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid sadly p...
05/17/2019

The world lost a true #legend today! 😢 I.M.Pei, NA and acclaimed #architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid sadly passed at age 102. 🌹
Some of his other #projects include the @nationalgallery of Art's East Building, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, #BankofChina Tower, City of Dallas - City Hall, and many more. 🙌🏼✨ In person, I.M. Pei was dapper, good-humored, charming and unusually modest. His working process was evolutionary, but innovation was never a conscious goal. ❤️
"Stylistic originality is not my purpose," he once said. "I want to find the originality in the time, the place and the problem." ✨

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #impei #architect #architecture #design #louvre #paris #artist #pragmatic #contemporarydesign #condolences #building #geometry #interiordesign #structure #innovation

How to get into the The Dayton Art Institute for free this week and explore: For America: Paintings from the National Ac...
05/15/2019
How to get into the Dayton Art Institute for free this week

How to get into the The Dayton Art Institute for free this week and explore: For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design! ❤️

Dayton Art Institute will offer free entry on Art Museum Day on Saturday, May 18. General admission will be free and there will be a discount to the special exhibit For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design on Art Museum Day. Buy one regularly priced adult ticket and get second free

@arleneshechet ‘s gestures and jesters 👌🏼 “To get a full view, one has to encircle the sculptures and twist, b...
05/14/2019

@arleneshechet ‘s gestures and jesters 👌🏼 “To get a full view, one has to encircle the sculptures and twist, bend, or turn to #discover all the details… the perspective shifts dramatically based on the viewer’s position.”⚡️📖 Read the full review @nadnowjournal or 👉🏼🔗 https://www.nadnowjournal.org/reviews/arlene-shechets-gestures-and-jesters/

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #nadnow #nadnowjournal #artreview #nationalacademyjournal #arleneshechet #renéereizman #susannevielmetter #phoebedheurle #art #artist #contemporaryart #sculpture #sculptor #contemporarysculpture #concrete #bronze #ceramics #wood #femaleartist #queen #losangeles #losangelesart #dtla #gesture #jester #onview #artoftheday

🚨 Do NOT miss Arlene Shechet, NA and #CatherineTaft in conversation at @vielmetter next Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. 🧠...
05/14/2019

🚨 Do NOT miss Arlene Shechet, NA and #CatherineTaft in conversation at @vielmetter next Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. 🧠👌🏼Arlene Shechet’s 17 new #sculptures are weirdly engrossing and crazy fresh. ✨ They make for an absolute jawbreaker of a show: deliciously unwieldy, a slow release of intense, kaleidoscopic flavor. 🔥💓
Pictured 👆🏼: Arlene Shechet, Show Off, 2018. Glazed ceramic, resin, paint, wood, 13in. x 13in. x 10in.

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #arleneshechet #glazedceramic #resin #paint #arttalk #freeevent #beauty #sculpture #la #downtownla #onview #contemporaryart #vielmetter #laprojects

Our deepest condolences on the passing of #ThomasNozkowski, NA. 😢 He was recognized for his richly colored and intima...
05/13/2019

Our deepest condolences on the passing of #ThomasNozkowski, NA. 😢 He was recognized for his richly colored and intimately scaled #abstract #paintings and #drawings that pushed the limits of #visuallanguage. 🔴▪️Pictured 👆🏼Thomas Nozkowski, Detail of Untitled (7-7), 1992, Oil on canvas with grease crayon, 16 x 20 in., NA diploma presentation, December 19, 2007

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #rip #abstractpainter #contemporaryart #nozkowski #perception #condolences #symbolism #diploma #fineart #oilpaint #pace

DANCE WITH ME 💃🏻🕺🏾A group #exhibition curated by @kylestaver, NA Opening Sat, May 11, 2019 at @zurcher_galle...
05/09/2019

DANCE WITH ME 💃🏻🕺🏾A group #exhibition curated by @kylestaver, NA Opening Sat, May 11, 2019 at @zurcher_gallery

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #zurcher #groupshow #artexhibition #kylestaver #openingreception #contemporaryart #danceparty #booksigning #nycart #nyc #fineart #dancewithme #painting #drawing #artnews #onview

It’s a Bus! 🚌 Did you get a chance to see #RedGrooms, NA monumental sculpture at Frieze Art Fair New York? 🙌🏼...
05/06/2019

It’s a Bus! 🚌 Did you get a chance to see #RedGrooms, NA monumental sculpture at Frieze Art Fair New York? 🙌🏼
It was a familiar sight: Busy #NewYorkers lining up to board an #MTA bus. You just usually don’t see it inside the big white tent at #FriezeNewYork. The life-size #sculpture, aptly titled The Bus (1995), was presented by London’s Marlborough Gallery in the fair’s Spotlight section, dedicated to solo presentations of work by overlooked figures. 👥 The sculpted straphangers, some reading #books or #newspapers, others dozing off or chatting with one another, aren’t #portraits. They were inspired by all the #weird and wonderful #people you meet in New York. ✨🔥
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #frieze #nyc #sculpture #contemporaryart #artgallery #artfair #nycart #marlboroughcontemporary #subway #figurative

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @...
05/03/2019

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @friezeartfair New York will present a conversation between William T. Williams, NA and Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, @diaartfoundation. "Transcending the Social – 1970 and Today" considers the role of #abstraction and #formalism in an age of social awareness. Following the conversation, #WilliamTWilliams will be visiting Booth D10. @michaelrosenfeldgallery ▪️🔳◽️

#WilliamTWilliams #Frieze #FriezeArtFair #FriezeNewYork #michaelrosenfeldgallery #nationalacademy #nationalacademician #contemporaryart #geometry

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @...
05/03/2019

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @friezeartfair New York will present a conversation between William T. Williams, NA and Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, @diaartfoundation. "Transcending the Social – 1970 and Today" considers the role of #abstraction and #formalism in an age of social awareness. Following the conversation, #WilliamTWilliams will be visiting Booth D10. @michaelrosenfeldgallery ▪️🔳◽️

#WilliamTWilliams #Frieze #FriezeArtFair #FriezeNewYork #michaelrosenfeldgallery #nationalacademy #nationalacademician #contemporaryart #geometry

We are continuing to celebrate this entire week the life and legacy of #janewilson, NA, who would have been 95 years old...
05/01/2019

We are continuing to celebrate this entire week the life and legacy of #janewilson, NA, who would have been 95 years old. Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈Artwork: Jane Wilson, NA “Stop Light” (1966), #oiloncanvas, 44 x 50 inches 🚦🖼
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #dcmooregallery #adaagalleries #painting #oilpainting #happybirthday #artist #comtemporaryart #artgallery #repost

@donvoisine, NA: Exhibition of new paintings | Opening Friday, May 3, 2019, 6 to 8 pm @mckenzie_fine_art 🔹🔗 mckenz...
04/29/2019

@donvoisine, NA: Exhibition of new paintings | Opening Friday, May 3, 2019, 6 to 8 pm @mckenzie_fine_art 🔹
🔗 mckenziefineart.com/exhibVoisine2019exhb.html 🔹 Image 👆🏼 “The Conversation,” 2019 oil and acrylic on wood panel 32 x 32 in.

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #McKenzieFineArt #donvoisine
#abstractart #abstractpainting #geometricabstraction #lowereastsidegalleries #abstraction #reductiveart #geometricart #contemporaryart #nycart #artnews #onview #painting #downtownart

Liz Diller, NA, talks about her wearable luggage for Prada 👗✖️ #Architect, founding partner of @diller_scofidio_r...
04/25/2019

Liz Diller, NA, talks about her wearable luggage for Prada 👗✖️ #Architect, founding partner of @diller_scofidio_renfro (DS+R), professor at @princeton, designer of #architecture made out of clouds and honeycomb concrete panels, recent opera producer, all-round #MVP of the international architectural scene, and recent #fashiondesigner for #Prada, is trying to get her ‘Yoke’ to work.
The ‘Yoke’ – as she and Prada are calling one of two pieces DS+R recently prototyped for the fashion company – is a deceptively simple piece: a clutch-shaped bag (Purse? Piece of luggage? 👜 The lack of #clarity is sort of the point) that can be opened up, its magnetised sections pulled apart to expand the interior space, and placed on the shoulders. It’s like a #clutchbackpack, or a stole with pockets, or a wallet that happens to stretch across the neck. 🖤


#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #lizdiller #fashion #innovation #wearableluggage #luggage #functionaldesign #dillerscofidiorenfro #yoke #contemporarydesign #architect

Tonight! @joycejscott, NA, will be presented the #VisionaryAward by the Secretary of the @smithsonian at the Preview Nig...
04/24/2019

Tonight! @joycejscott, NA, will be presented the #VisionaryAward by the Secretary of the @smithsonian at the Preview Night of the 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. 🏆👏🏼@smithsoniancraftshowsswc will run from April 24-28 where a #curated selection of Scott’s #jewelry and several of her #sculptures will be on display. | Detail of “Celadon II”, 2010, blown, fused, painted and flame worked glass, glass beadwork, thread and wire by Joyce J. Scott. 🏆💯
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #joycejscott #peterblumgallery #smithsoniancraftshow #craftshow #washingtondc #nationalbuildingmuseum #femaleartist #craft #jewelry #sculpture #beadwork #glasswork #adaagalleries #friezenewyork #contemporaryart #award

An exhibition of new paintings by @lornasimpson, NA, opens this week at @hauserwirth. Please join us for the opening rec...
04/23/2019

An exhibition of new paintings by @lornasimpson, NA, opens this week at @hauserwirth. Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Lorna Simpson: Darkening’ on Thursday 25 April from 6 – 8 pm.🔹
Using Black to Paint Light:⁣⁣ Walking Through a Matisse Exhibit⁣⁣
Thinking about the Arctic and Matthew Henson⁣⁣
(an excerpt)⁣⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
The unanticipated shock: so much believed to be white is actually – ⁣
strikingly –⁣⁣
blue. Endless blueness. White is blue. An ocean wave freezes in place. Blue.⁣⁣
Whole glaciers, large as Ohio, floating masses of static water. All of them ⁣
pale⁣⁣
frosted azuls. It makes me wonder – yet again – was there ever such a thing⁣ as whiteness? I am beginning to grow suspicious. An open window.⁣⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
I am blue.⁣⁣
I am a frozen blue ocean.⁣⁣
I am a wave struck cold in midair.⁣⁣
The wave is nude beneath her blue dress.⁣⁣
Her skin is blue.⁣⁣
– Robin Coste Lewis⁣⁣
🔹🔹🔹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #fineart #nycart #artnews #painting #LornaSimpson #Darkening #HauserWirth #HWNewYork⁣⁣
Lorna Simpson, Darkening, 2018 © Lorna Simpson

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