NAOMI SAVAGE

Naomi Savage

Naomi Savage, photographer, born June 25, 1927 and died at her home in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 22, 2005.  While still in high school, she took a class in photography at the New School for Social Research with Berenice Abbott.  Some twenty years earlier, Abbott had studied photography in Paris with Man Ray, who was Naomi Savage’s uncle.  In 1946, Savage enrolled in Bennington College, where she studied art and music, but before graduating, left to be an apprentice for Man Ray in Hollywood.  He taught her that photography was above all a creative process, one of many tools that could be used for the purpose of visual expression.  When she returned to New York in 1948, she combined her love of music with her skill in photography by taking portraits of the best known composers of day:  Aaron Copland, John Cage, Virgil Thomson, etc. (over 30 in all).  Throughout her career, she experimented with the medium of photography, continuously inventing new and highly original techniques.  Perhaps her best known work is a series of metal photo engravings (1972) dominating the walls of the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.  In her later years, she became attracted to the enormous potential of digital imagery, experimenting with various methods to manipulate and enhance color, even using new and unconventional materials for laser printing.  She exhibited widely, most recently at the Montclair Art Museum, and her photographs are included in major institutional collections throughout the United States……………..provided by Francis M. Naumann.

 

Francis M. Naumann is an art historian, who specializes in art of the Dada and Surrealist period.  He has written extensively on the art of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.  His New York Dada 1915-23 (1994) is considered the definitive history of the movement, and his “Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York” (1996) is the most comprehensive exhibition on the subject ever assembled.  His doctoral dissertation was on Man Ray’s early years in New York, later published as Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray (2003).  Throughout his years of his research on Man Ray, he met Naomi Savage and, over the years, they became good friends. 

 

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MAN RAY

Man Ray

Painter, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, draftsman…Man Ray has never limited himself to a single medium of artistic expression, tirelessly seeking new possibilities of creation or diversion of existing techniques.  Considering art essentially as a game, he refused to attach himself to a determined style.  Man Ray was born in 1980 in Philadelphia.  In 1913, he discovered at the exhibition The Armory Show in New York European artists like Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia.  With Marcel Duchamp he created and experimented with optical devices to study motion.  He participated in the Dada movement in New york until 1921, when he left for France.  As he arrived in Paris, Marcel Duchamp introduced him to the Parisian artistic scene.  It was the beginning of an intense period of creation: photographs (fashion, portraits, art), exhibitions, films…In the interwar period Paris, Man Ray frequents all the greatest actors of creation, Dadaists, Surrealists, writers, filmmakers, fashion designers…In 1940, Man Ray had to leave France for the United States, where he realized major works like the Shakespearian paintings, etc.  Man Ray returned to Paris in 1951, moved to rue Ferou where he painted, drew, wrote his memoirs and continued to use photographic processes.  Thus begins the edition of his objects “Objects of my affection” first with Marcel Zerbib, then with Arturo Schwarz.  Man Ray died on November 18, 1976 in Paris.  He is buried in the Montparnasse cemetery.   

………………………………………….   excerpt from Man Ray International Association

 

 

Mathematical Object (Anthony) is one of some twenty photographs taken by Man Ray in 1934-35 of mathematical models located in the Institut Poincaré in Paris.  Twelve of the photographs were featured in a 1936 issue of the journal Cahiers d’Art devoted to the “object” and four were exhibited in MoMA’s exhibition the same year, Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism.  The models were drawn to his attention by Max Ernst, who had discovered them and thought them exceptionally provocative, surreal shapes.  The models were used to render complex mathematical formulae into three-dimensional form, but it was not their origin in mathematics that attracted the interests of Man Ray.  “The formulas accompanying them meant nothing to me,” he later explained, “the forms themselves were as varied and authentic as any in nature” (Self-Portrait, 1963, p. 368).  While living in Hollywood, California, in the 1940s, Man Ray used the photographs he had taken in the Institut Poincaré as the basis of a series of pictures that he grouped under the title “The Shakespearean Equations,” which, in true Dada and Surrealist fashion, had as little to do with Shakespeare as they did with equations.  Man Ray retrieved the photographs he had printed in the 1930s on a trip back to Paris in 1947, and this example is believed to be among them.  This particular print is often titled Antony, as we know that it was used as the basis for the figure of Anthony in his painting Antony and Cleopatra, 1948.

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SOPHIE MATISSE

Sophie Matisse

Sophie Matisse was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1965.  She began her studies at the Massachusetts Collage of Art in Boston and later, continued her studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Shortly after settling in New York City, in 1996, she began her first series of paintings, Be back in 5 minutes and has participated in many national and international exhibitions ever since. Now, she is working on a new series of paintings accompanied by a collection of short films reflecting on her memories of playing chess with her family while growing up. Her work is included in the public collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Flint Institute of Art, The Montclair Art Museum and The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum.  Sophie Matisse is represented by Baahng Gallery.

BORN

1965 in Massachusetts. Lives and Works in New York

 

EDUCATION
1985 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
1988 – 1990 École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

 

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Montclair Art Museum

The Flint Institute of Art

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020  BE BACK IN 5, BAAHNG GALLERY, NEW YORK,  April – May, 2020

DEPICTING MARCEL DUCHAMP, FRANCIS NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, JANUARY 10  – FEBRUARY 28, 2020

CONSTRUCTION IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART, MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – JANUARY 5, 2020

BOHAIN ET MATISSE 1870-1903, LA MAISON FAMILIALE HENRI MATISSE, BOHAIN, FRANCE,  OCTOBER 12, 2019 – MARCH 1, 2020

 

2018  ROSE OCEAN, TANG TEACHING MUSEUM, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 17 – MAY 20, 2018

ALAIN JACQUET & SOPHIE MATISSE, SABINE WACHTERS FINE ART, KNOKKE-ZOUTE, BELGIUM, AUGUST 3 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

 

2017 MARCEL DUCHAMP FOUNTAIN, FRANCIS NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, 

APRIL 20 – MAY 26, 2017 

MATISSE AND AMERICAN ART, MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, NEW JERSEY, 

FEBRUARY 5 – JUNE 15, 2017

 

2016 LADIES KNIGHT, WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 29, 2015 – APRIL 1, 2016

 

2015 PARALLELS, TIM HUNT FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 10 – 28, 2015

PAST & PRESENT, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, June 4 – April 21, 2015  

STARING BACK, FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART, VERMONT, FEBRUARY 3 – JUNE 21, 2015

 

2014  LE SHOW DES AMIS, SHOWROOM, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12 – 21, 2014

 

2013  LUNCH WITH OLYMPIA, YALE UNIVERSITY, CONNECTICUT, SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 21, 2013

BONJOUR MONSIEUR MATISSE! RENCONTRE(S), MAMAC DE NICE, FRANCE, JUNE 21 – NOVEMBER 24, 2013    

NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE: AN HOMAGE, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 29 ,2013

 

2012  SOPHIE MATISSE: IT’S TIME, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, MAY 2 – JUNE 15, 2012.

 

2010  SECONDE MAIN, MUSEE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 25 – OCTOBER 24, 2010

SOPHIE MATISSE, THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NY, JANUARY 22 – MAY 22, 2010

THE VISIBLE VAGINA, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, JANUARY 27 – MARCH 20, 2010

VERMEER. THE ART OF PAINTING, KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM VIENNA, VIENNA AUSTRIA, JANUARY 25 TO APRIL 25, 2010

 

2009 SPECIAL EDITION (GOLD) PERFUME BOTTLES, A COLLABORATION WITH KILIAN HENNESSY, DECEMBER, 2009

THE ART OF CHESS, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 30, 2009

THE ART OF THE GAME, SPECIAL EDITION CHESS SETS. BEYOND THE BORDER INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, SAN DIEGO, CA , SEPTEMBER 2 – 4, 2009

BLACK MADONNA, HP GARCIA GALLERY, NEW YORK,(CURATOR: LISA PAUL STREITFELD)

 

2008  SPECIAL EDITION PERFUME BOTTLES, A COLLABORATION WITH KILIAN HENNESSY

PENTIMENTI, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, MARCH 14 – APRIL 30, 2008

 

2007 THE DEMOISELLES REVISITED, GROUP EXHIBITION, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 21, 2007

FRENCH KISSES, JGM GALERIE. PPARIS, MAY 24th – JUNE 30th

 

2006 SOPHIE MATISSE: BE BACK IN 5 MINUTES AND ZEBRA STRIPE PAINTINGS,  SALT LAKE ART CENTER, SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY – MARCH 2006 (CURATOR: JIM EDWARDS)

 

2005 SOPHIE MATISSE: THE ZEBRA STRIPE PAINTINGS, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOV 18 – DEC 30, 2005

SOPHIE MATISSE’S GUERNICA, FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, FLINT, MICHIGAN,  SEPTEMBER 24, 2005

SOPHIE MATISSE DRAWINGS, ORGANIZED BY THE BLUE HERON PRESS,PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, (CURATOR: JUDITH GOLDMAN)

SOPHIE MATISSE, nKATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, KATONAH, NEW YORK, JULY- AUGUST (CURATOR: MIMI THOMPSON)

 

2004  SELF-PORTRIATS,  DEITCH PROJECTS, NEW YORK (CURATOR: DODIE KAZANJIAN)

ON LINE, FEIGEN CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK

2003  AFTERSHOCK: THE LEGACY OF THE READYMADE IN AMERICAN POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART,  DICKINSON GALLERY, NEW YORK.

SOPHIE MATISSE DOES GUERNICA, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NY

 

2002  SOPHIE MATISSE,  FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK (FIRST SOLO SHOW IN NEW YORK)

 

2001   SOPHIE MATISSE,  FIDELITY INVESTMENTS HEADQUARTERS, BOSTON (CURATOR: CAROL WARNER)

 

2000  THE 100 SMILES OF THE MONNA LISA, METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, TOKYO; SHIZUOKA MUSEUM OF ART AND THE HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART (CURATOR: JEAN-MICHEL RIBETTES)

 

1999  REAL TO SURREAL, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DENVER (CURATOR: MARC SINK)

 

1999  RE: DUCHAMP, ABRAHAM LUBELSKY GALLERY, NEW YORK (CURATOR: MIKE BIDLO)

 

1998  ACTS OF FAITH, GARRISON, NEW YORK (CURATOR: WILLOUGHBY SHARP)

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JANET TAYLOR PICKETT

Janet Taylor Pickett

Janet Taylor Pickett was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1970 and Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design in 1972. She also studied at Parsons School of Design, FIT, and The Vermont Studio School and taught as a Professor of Art at Essex County College for 31 years and Bloomfield College for 10 years in New Jersey.  Recipient of numerous grants and fellowships among from The New Jersey Council of the Arts Grant, The Ford Foundation, Mid-Atlantic States Arts Council and residencies at  Vermont Studio School, Pilchuck Glass School, Valparaiso Foundation (Mojaca, Spain), University of Eastern New Mexico, Visiting Artist Lecture Series; Visiting Artist University of Wisconsin; Visiting Artist University of Costa Rica, Limon Costa Rica (sponsorship US State Department and Lafayette College, she was featured in extensive solo and group exhibitions. Including recent museum exhibitions: Janet Taylor Pickett, The Matisse Series, concurrent with The Montclair Art Museum exhibition of Matisse and The Americans, October 2016-July 2017; African American Women Artists, and the Power of Their Gaze, The David Driskell Center Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Diaspora, The University of Maryland, MD, March 2017-May 2017; Oceanside Museum of Art – Dress Rehearsal Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020; Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and The European Modernist Tradition – The Phillips Collection February 2020-Jan 2021, Washington, DC.  Janet Taylor Pickett is represented by Baahng Gallery.

 

BIO

Born 1948 in Michigan, Lives and Works in CA

 

EDUCATION 

BFA,1970, and MFA ,1972, University of Michigan, School of Architecture and Design

Studied at Parsons School of Design, FIT, and The Vermont Studio School

 

SELECTED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 

Riffs & Relations African American Artist & The European Tradition, The Phillips   Collection,  Washington D.C., February 29 – May 24, 2020 

Dress Rehearsal , Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, July 29, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The Atlantic World-Layered Histories, Harvard Arts Museum, April 2019 

Janet Taylor Pickett:The Matisse Series, concurrent with Matisse and The Americans, Works from the collection Inspired By Matisse, Montclair Art Museum, NJ 10, 2016 – June 18, 2017

African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze, The David C Driskell Center For the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, MD, March 2 – May 26, 2017

 

TEACHING

Art Essex County College, NJ, Studio Arts, 31 years

Bloomfield College, NJ, African American History of Art, 10 years. 

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS 

New Jersey Council on the Arts Grant

Ford Foundation Grant

Pilchuck Glass Fellowship

Mid-Atlantic States Arts Council 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY

Newark Museum, NJ

Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ

Morris Museum, NJ

The Noyes Museum, NJ

The Jersey City Museum, NJ

Schomburg Center of African American Culture, NY

Lafayette College, PA

Bristol-Meyers Squibb, NJ

UMDNJ, NJ

Washington State Council on the Arts (Public Art Commission)

The Peter Norton Collection

University of Eastern New Mexico, New Mexico

The American Consulate, Costa Rica

The Valparaiso Foundation, Spain

Johnson & Johnson, NJ

KAFE UTU, Singapore 

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LISA BECK

Lisa Beck works with a variety of mediums  and modes, including painting, sculpture and installation (often in combination), involving inner and outer space, landscape, reflection, and the paradoxical relationship of something and nothing. 

Since the 1980s, her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally in venues including Feature Inc. (NYC), Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NYC), Anton Kern Gallery (NYC),  Galerie Samy Abraham (Paris),  Circuit, (Lausanne), PS1 (Long Island City),  White Columns, (NYC),  MAMCO – Museé d’ Art moderne et contemporain (Geneva), and the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT).  

In 2013, “Endless”,  a survey show of works from 1986-2012, was presented at the Fort du Brussin, a hors le murs exhibition by La Salle de Bains, in Lyon, France.

Lisa’s work has been included in publications including  Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting by Bob Nickas,(2009, Phaidon Press) and Are You Experienced? by Ken Johnson (2011, Prestel).  In 2015, The Middle of Everywhere, a monograph on her work, was published by Galerie Samy Abraham  and La Salle de Bains.  

Lisa was a recipient of the 2012-13 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Studio Residency in Brooklyn. 

Lisa Beck received a BFA from RISD. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

 

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Always Now, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI
Send and Receive, The Gallery at the St. Kate, Milwaukee WI

2018
New Works, May 68, NY
Solo presentation at Art Verona with Vin Vin at Ruyter, Vienna

2017
Rising and Falling
, Elizabeth Dee, New York
New small works, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris 

2016
The House of Eternity, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris 

2015
The Middle of Everywhere, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland, curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme  

2014
Observatory, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris  
You Are Here, 33 Orchard, New York 

2012
Endless, off site project of La Salle de Bains at Fort du Bruissin, Lyon, France 
Looking Through, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna  
To Here Knows When, Feature, New York 

2011
Between Days, Feature Inc., New York  

2019

VERTIGO, Baahng Gallery, New York
Masterpieces, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris
Social Photography VII, carriage trade, NYC
Thirty Years of Dutch Courage, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, NYC

2018
Le Bon Cout, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
Polarities, TOTAH, NYC
The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 2: The Rings of Saturn, organized by Bob Nickas, Kerry Schuss Gallery, NYC
Lisa Beck and Ranier Lericolas, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris

2017
Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York
EDGE: Lisa Beck, Eric Brown, Rachel Hellmann, Mary Judge, Marilyn Lerner, Douglas Melini, Ann Pibal, Kate Shepherd, Cary Smith, Li Trincere, Jan van der Ploeg, Philip Slein Gallery St. Louis, MO
Thought Forms, Lisa Beck, Lydia Dona, Joan Waltemath, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
Color Block, Triple V, Paris
Playground, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris
Vagary of Abstraction, LMAK  Gallery, New York
Doomtown, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Beyond Black and White, Westbeth, NY, curated by Henry Brown and Li Trincere 

2016
GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Organized by Andrea Pollan and Curator’s Office, Washington DC 
Strange Abstraction, Fredericks and Freiser, NY
ALL OVER, curated by Samuel Gross, GALERIE DES GALERIES , Galeries Lafayette, Paris
GVA< > JFK, MAMCO (Musee de lArt Moderen et Contemporain), Geneva, curated by Lionel Bovier
that old school dystopia, Theodore:art, Brooklyn, curated by Stephanie Theodore & Wendy Cooper
Non Figuratif : un regain d’intérêt , Centre d’art contemporain Meymac, France  

First Exhibition, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York  
Kevin Larmon/ Lisa Beck, CB1 Los Angeles

2015

The Painter of Modern Life, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, curated by Bob Nickas 
Fertility, 33 Orchard, New York
Iterations, Theodore:Art, Bushwick   
Improvised Showboat, 55 Washington St, Brooklyn
Choices Paris, with Galerie Samy Abraham, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Paris 
Unexpected Pieces, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
30/130 Thirty Years of Books and Catalogs, etc.  Bob Nickas at White Columns, White Columns, New York
Thirty Shades of White, Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2014
Real Estate, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY
No Ground But Say Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY   
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St, New York
Inhabiting Ten Eyck, Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick Brooklyn, curated by Karin Bravin
Das Optische Unbewusste / The Optical Unconscious, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
curated by Fred Fischli and Niels Olsen, in collaboration with Bob Nickas
This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT , curated by Cary Smith
Another, Once Again, Many Times, More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY  
Let’s Go Let Go – In Memoriam Hudson, 33 Orchard, New York
Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock ‘n’ Roll Trolley, envoy enterprises, NY  
Dark Map, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
The Egg, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA 

2013
X-tra, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY  
Diamonds, Diamonds, Gallery Diet, Miami, curated by Daniel Feinberg  
Swing State, Jane Kim Gallery, NY
The Shining Path, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris  
LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York   

2012
THING, group exhibition curated by Susan Jennings, West Cornwall, CT
Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY  
Exposition d’artistes né(e)s entre le 22 juin et le 22 juillet, Galerie de Multiples, Paris
Tell the Children, La Salle des Bains, Lyon, France  

2011
bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, curated by Hudson
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas  
We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York
Lisa Beck / Philippe Richard, Theodore: Art, New York

2010
Pull My Daisy, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna   
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
Daniel Hesidence Curates, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York   
Lisa Beck / Olivier Mosset, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna
Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Skulture, Feature Inc., New York
Townie, Foley Gallery, New York, curated by Carl d’Alvia
Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Le Musee des Beaux Artes, Chaux les Fonds, Switzerland 

 

2018
GVA< >JFK, MAMCO Journal , edition No1, p 28
Scott, Andrea K., “Strange Attractors,” The New Yorker, October 16  

2017
“One Question, One Answer: Lisa Beck”, Romanov Grave  
Butler, Sharon. “Lisa Beck: So-called opposites“, Two Coats of Paint
Saltz, Jerry. “The 10 Best Art Achievements of 2017”   
Halle, Howard. “Lisa Beck: Rising and Falling”, Time Out New York
Elizabeth Dee Exhibits Lisa Beck’s New Paintings. artdaily.org, 

2016
Saltz, Jerry. Critic’s Pick, that old school dystopia, July 4, nymag.com
2015
Soyez-Petithomme, Caroline, ed.The Middle of Everywhere, essays by Samuel Gross, Bob Nickas, Caroline Soyez-Petithomme, La Salle de Bains, Galerie Samy Abraham 
Lescaze, Zoë. Critic’s Pick: The Painter of Modern Life, Artforum  

Chang, Chris. “Five Points with Bob Nickas”, Art in America 
“5 Must See Gallery Shows in New York”, Art Info
Halle, Howard. “The Painter of Modern Life”, TIme Out New York, April 1 

2014
Goleas, Janet. ART REVIEW: “Another, Once Again, Many Times More” on the North Fork,
Hamptons Art Hub, posted 9 August, 2014 
Hollingsworth, Dennis. “This One’s Opptimistic: Pincushion.”  http://www.dennishollingsworth.us
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. “Observatory,” Le Monde, 26 January 

2013
Saltz, Jerry. “MoMA’s Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That Light Mighty Selectively,”
New York Magazine, January 14,  vulture.com, 6 January 
Morais, Pedro. “Accidents Geometriques,” Les Inrockuptibles, 30 January
Pernet, Hugo. ” Lisa Beck Endless,” Zero Quatre, spring 2013
Depuis 1999, Premier catalogue rétrospectif de La Salle de bains
Nickas, Bob. Annual Magazine, issue n°6  
Crest, Russ “.Lisa Beck’s Rorshach Installations”, Beautiful Decay 

2012
yes, no, something, nothing, never, always, Feature Inc, New York- catalog of selected works by Lisa Beck 1985-2010, interviews with Hudson and Bob NIckas  
Kazakina, Katya. “Art in the Hamptons,” Bloomberg.com, 1 August  
Miller, Michael H. “Bob Nickas Curates Summer Show in Bridgehampton One Last Time,” GalleristNY.com, 22 May  
Fessler, Anne Katrin. Review of “Looking Through”, Der Standard, 20 June  

2011
Nickas, Bob. Catalog of the Exhibition, 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles (reproduction)
Indrisek, Scott. “The Pleasures of the Prosaic at the Bridgehampton Biennial,” Modern Painters, posted 15 August Rosenberg, Karen. “All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees are Backdrops for Art,” New York TImes,
8 August C5 (reproductions)  Miller, Michael H. “Learning from Bridgehampton,” New York Observer, 12 July  
Miller, Michael H. “So Long, Chelsea! Bob Nickas to Liven Up the Art World this Summer with Bridgehampton
Biennial,” New York Observer, 1 July  
Johnson, Ken. Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, Prestel Publishing, New York

2010
Review of “Skulture,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 25 January, 12
Rubin, David S., ed. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, with essays by David S. Rubin,
Robert C. Morgan and Daniel Pinchbeck, San Antonio Museum of Art in association with MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 33, 109

La Musee de Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY USA

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ALEXIS de CHAUNAC

(French-Mexican, b. 1991 in New York, NY, lives and works in New York and Paris, France)

Rapidly up-and-coming artist, Alexis de Chaunac draws from literature, religion, mythology, art history, politics, and his own multicultural background to produce exuberant, mixed-media drawings. He describes drawing as “a transcendental language that anyone can understand.” He works quickly, often with ink because of its fluidity, producing rich, multilayered works filled with faces and laden with cultural references. De Chaunac draws inspiration from such diverse artists as Rembrandt, Goya, Delacroix, Schiele, Picasso, and Francis Bacon, whom he groups together as “chroniclers of the human condition.” His own artistic rendering of humanity comes from literature. He claims influences from the Scriptures to great epics and all the way to Beat Generation writers such as William S. Burroughs. Referring to his practice as contemporary myth making, he takes archetypes such as Oedipus, Jesus Christ or Dante “working out of them to explore the primitive aspects of the human being.”

Born in New York and raised in Mexico City and Paris, he grew up surrounded by art and culture, drawing in the studio of his grandfather – a renowned Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas. He then lived for ten years in Paris immersed in European culture only to return to the US to study at the Sarah Lawrence College, NY.

 

BIOGRAPHY

1991 Born in New York, NY

Lives and works in New York and Paris, France

 

EDUCATION

2014 B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2013 History of Art, University of Oxford, UK

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Alexis de Chaunac, Botanica, Silas von Morisse, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY

2018 Alexis de Chaunac, Botanica Magnifica, Silas von Morisse, ChaShaMa, New York, NY

2017 Alexis de Chaunac, Rebelde con Causa, XLV FIC, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

2015 Alexis de Chaunac, A Dance with Life and Death, Silas von Morisse Gallery (formerly ART 3), Brooklyn NY

         Alexis de Chaunac, Mala Sangre/ Bestiario, Pinacoteca Diego Rivera, Xalapa, Mexico

2014 Alexis de Chaunac, Mala Sangre, Instituto Cultural de León, Guanajuato, Mexico

         Alexis de Chaunac, Mala Sangre, Museo Iconografico del Quijote, Guanajuato, Mexico

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 7102 Fantasma semiótico (s)cituacionista, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico

2014 Inaugural Exhibition, ART 3 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 What is an Art Book?,Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY

2010 DRAW, the largest contemporary drawing exhibition, curated by Erik Foss and Miguel Calderon, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Mexico and Paris

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