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    Chakaia Booker to Speak at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Chakaia Booker has been selected as a distinguished guest of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the Series hosts lectures by leaders in the fields of visual and performance arts, literature, and music. Booker will take part in a wide-ranging discussion on her work with René Paul Barilleaux, a curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. “Material Matters: A Conversation with Chakaia Booker and René Paul Barilleaux” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

    Booker is an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose powerful pieces are created from discarded truck, car, and bicycle tires to comment on themes ranging from black identity to urban ecology. She draws upon Louise Nevelson's constructions of found objects, Romare Bearden's energetic collages, and Jacob Lawrence's manipulation of color and composition to form her own vigorous sculptures. Booker's work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, an expansive solo exhibition at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, both in 2004, as well as an important solo show at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2006. Notable group exhibitions include shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC. Booker was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2005.

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    Summary: Chakaia Booker will discuss her work as a part of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series

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    New Book on Manolo Valdés' Monumental Sculpture on Broadway 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of a new monograph on the work of Manolo Valdés. Manolo Valdés: Broadway (Assouline, 2011) features a series of striking photographs by James T. Murray and an accompanying interpretive text by noted art writer and critic, David Ebony. The book highlights Monumental Sculpture on Broadway, Valdés’ recent public exhibition of monumental sculptures. From May 20, 2010 to January 23, 2011, sixteen bold bronze works dotted Broadway from Columbus Circle to 166th Street.

    One of the most important contemporary Spanish artists, Valdés uses the work of past masters, such as Velázquez and Matisse, as a point of departure in his diverse body of work. Born in 1942 in Valencia, Spain, the artist lives and works primarily in New York, New York. His art is included in the collections of institutions such as Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Moderna Museet Art, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

    Please see the Assouline website to purchase the book.




    Summary: "Manolo Valdés: Broadway" Just Published by Assouline

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    Arnaldo Pomodoro at Storm King Art Center 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Storm King Art Center has acquired The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship (1975-1976) by Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926). The work is a gift from patron Herbert Kayden, MD in memoriam of his late wife, Gabrielle Reem, MD. The work was exhibited at Storm King Art Center in 1977 on Museum Hill and it will be permanently installed there in the coming weeks.  Located in Mountainville, New York, the world-renowned Storm King Art Center features in its collection large-scale sculptures by preeminent artists such as Maya Lin, Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson, and Alexander Calder. Additionally, a temporary exhibition and installation program dots its 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands.

    Pomodoro’s architectonic sculptures are marked by an exploration of the themes of time and memory and an engagement with primary geometric shapes. First exhibited at the Marconi Studio in Milan, Italy in 1976, The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship is one of Pomodoro’s essential works. It is comprised of two heavy gates, incised with ponderous markings, opened with some effort by the viewer to a platform. Inspired by the artist’s childhood village–now almost uninhabited–The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship is suggestive of civilizations lost to history.

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    Summary: Storm King Art Center has acquired "The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship" (1975-1976) by Arnaldo Pomodoro

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    Dale Chihuly at LongHouse Reserve 

    Jul 20 2011 - Oct 08 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Blue and Purple Boat by Dale Chihuly will be on display at LongHouse Reserve from July 20 to October 8, 2011. Chihuly, recently honored at the LongHouse Reserve 20th Anniversary Celebration, is internationally recognized for his blown-glass sculptures. In his work, he has challenged both the limits of blown-glass as a medium and the traditional manner in which it is produced. Located in East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 by well-known textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Through its arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve seeks to integrate the natural and cultural worlds.

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    Summary: "Blue and Purple Boat" by Dale Chihuly will be on display at LongHouse Reserve from July 20 to October 8, 2011

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    Two exhibitions celebrate the work of Claudio Bravo 

    Jul 01 2011 - Jul 24 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the Museo de Artes Visuales will exhibit six works by Claudio Bravo. The exhibition, intended to mark the artist’s passing, will be on view from July 1 to July 24, 2011. There will also be an exhibition of Bravo’s early work at the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes. Claudio Bravo: The Chilean Years, 1951-1960 will open on July 16, 2011 and will consist of approximately 80 drawings and paintings.

    Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1936. Though he briefly studied art at Jesuit school, Bravo was largely self-taught. He was recognized internationally as one of the world’s great artists for his mastery of a realist style. Bravo died at 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco from complications of epilepsy.

    Bravo represented Chile in the 2007 Venice Biennale, had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico (2007), Chateau Chenonceau (2005), and Musee du Monde Arabe, Paris (2004). His work was the subject of two retrospectives: at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin (1987-88) which travelled to the Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX and Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (1994).

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    Summary: The work of Claudio Bravo on display at Museo de Artes Visuales and the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes

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    Hans Silvester featured on The Lardner Report 

    Hans Silvester’s photographs of the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley are featured on The Lardner Report, the website of media personality and consultant Lonnie Lardner. Silvester documents the use of bright mineral paints to embellish the skin and the use of flora and fauna to fashion spectacular headpieces and body accessories. Works from the artist's Natural Fashion and Les Peuples de L'Omo series were recently on view at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.

    Born in Lorrach, Germany in 1938, Silvester graduated from the School of Fribourg in 1955 before beginning his life as a traveler and photographer. His wide-ranging oeuvre includes studies of various regions around the world, including chronicles of France, Central America, Japan, Portugal, Egypt, Tunisia, Hungary, India, Peru, Italy, the Amazon, Greece, and Spain.

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    Summary: Hans Silvester's photographs of the Omo Valley people featured on "The Lardner Report"

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    Stephen Talasnik to give tour at Storm King Art Center 

    On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:00 am, Stephen Talasnik and the director of Storm King Art Center, David Collens, will lead an exclusive tour of Talasnik’s vast construction Stream: A Folded Drawing. Located at the base of a hillside close to the Storm King museum building, Stream: A Folded Drawing blends organic object with industrial architecture. Inspired by the complexity of basketry and scaffolding, the work references the look of a three-dimensional drawing. Please see the event page for more details.

    The event is organized in conjunction with Elusive Landscape, a solo exhibition of work by Talasnik at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York. The show is on view through September 18th. Elusive Landscape presents a selection of recent pencil and ink drawings with intensely worked surfaces. Please click here for more details.


    Summary: Artist Stephen Talasnik and Storm King director David Collens to lead a tour of "Stream: A Folded Drawing"

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    "Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections" Opens July 9, 2011 at Abbot Hall Art Gallery 

    Jul 09 2011 - Oct 08 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections, a solo exhibition of the work of R.B. Kitaj at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a part of the Lakeland Arts Trust, in Kendal, England. The Lakeland Arts Trust was established to protect and maintain Abbot Hall, a Grade 1 listed Georgian Villa on the banks of the River Kent. Built in 1795 by Colonel George Wilson, the villa was near-collapse by the 1950s. Renovated and repurposed, Abbot Hall Art Gallery opened in 1962, offering a unique setting for the display of work ranging from 18th century watercolors to contemporary public sculpture.

    Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections is the first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United Kingdom since R.B. Kitaj: A Retrospective (1994) at Tate Modern. On view from July 9 to October 8, 2011, the exhibition consists of approximately fifty paintings and works on paper and explores the artist's portraiture and self-portraiture. Please see the gallery’s website for more details. Exhibition co-curator Marilyn McCully will present a lecture entitled, “Kitaj in Spain: Josep Vicente and Sant Feliu,” on Thursday, July 14th. Please see the gallery's events page for more details.



    Summary: "Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections" on view at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a part of the Lakeland Arts Trust, in Kendal, England from July 9 to October 8, 2011

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    Intersection views, Marlborough Chelsea 

    Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

    Summary: A walk through Marlborough Chelsea's current exhibition, Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document, on view through July 22

  • Graphics

    Weingarten Lecture at Santa Barbara Museum of Art 

    Aug 21 2011 - Aug 22 2011

    Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce a lecture entitled "From Film Fidelity to Digital Metaphor" by photographer Robert Weingarten to be held in the Mary Craig Auditorium of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Sunday, August 21st at 2:30 pm.  Weingarten will discuss the 6:30 am Series, the Palette Series and the Portraits Without People series.  Moving from the fidelity of film to record nature to the use of digital imaging to achieve abstraction in his work, he will discuss what was lost in the transition and what he gained in the process.  Please see the Santa Barbara Museum of Art events listings for more details.


    Summary: Robert Weingarten will discuss the transition to digital imaging in his 6:30 am, Palette and Portraits Without People Series on August 21, 2011