Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2021

Join ARTnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District for our Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk taking place on Saturday, May 15, 2021. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their spring exhibitions, and attend expert talks led by artists and curators onMadison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th Street to East 86th Street.

Baahng Gallery

790 Madison Avenue (66-67)

Hour: 11am-6pm

SECRET GARDEN

solo exhibition

by Sophie Matisse

WINDOW PROJECT

at 784 Madison

by Jaye Moon

LOVE DIFFERENCE

group exhibition

by Eric Brown, Janet Taylor Pickett, Zhang Hongtu

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Janet Taylor Pickett “And She Was Born” included in the Phillips Collection Centennial Exhibition and featured on the Cover of the Exhibition Catalogue

SEEING DIFFERENTLY

The Phillips Collects for a New Century

CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION

FEBRUARY 20, 2021 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

 

 

Our gallery artist, Janet Taylor Pickett and her work, And She Was Born, 2017, is included in Seeing Differently, the centennial exhibition at The Phillips Collection, marking the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years. Guided by Duncan Phillips’s belief in the universal language of art as a unifying force for social change, the exhibition presents dynamic and engaging juxtapositions that connect artists past and present across national, racial, and gender lines. Also, And She Was Born is featured on the cover of the exhibition Catalogue, The Phillips Collection in association with Giles 2021 and a multitude of interdisciplinary programs.

 

https://www.phillipscollection.org

 

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Zhang Hongtu
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Janet Taylor Pickett, And She Was Born

JANET TAYLOR PICKETT

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April - June, 2020

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 About the Bison Series by Zhang Hongtu and Four Poems by Mai Mang published at CUNY FORUM 8

   

Corona ConversationsEAST & WEST

 

CUNY FORUM Volume 8:1 (2020)

 

An Online International Edition

 

Each month in May, June & July 2020, CUNY FORUM will feature essays; analysis; literary, artistic, and poetic responses; conversations and community resources around the global COVID-19 pandemic from comparative Asian American and Asian perspectives. Contributing writers hail from, or originate in the U.S., Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Macao, etc.

 

Source:

https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-hongtu/

https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-mang/

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Sophie Matisse was interviewed by BBC TWO on “Becoming Matisse”

SophieMatisse at the Art Newspaper  

 

Sophie Matisse was interviewed by BBC TWO on Becoming Matisse and broadcasted on April 25, Saturday, 9:15pm – 10:15pm.  

 

Becoming Matisse

BBC TWO on 

Saturday 25 April

9.15pm-10.15pm

 

Henri Matisse is one of the most beloved painters of the 20th century. Best known for his cut-outs – images that he cut directly from sheets of blazing colour – Matisse wanted his art to transcend the darkness and violence of the modern age.  This alone has often seen him written off as a populist crowd-pleaser. Yet what we now tend to forget is that at the beginning of his career, Matisse was a rebel and a revolutionary, one of the first artists to tear up the rules of Western art to bring it into the modern world.

 

Turning his back on 500 years of academic tradition, he became the first avant-garde artist of the 20th the century and was considered so shocking that he was ridiculed by everyone – by the critics and the public, even by many of his fellow artists. With interviews and animations, and using Matisse’s words (taken from his diaries and letters), this film sees Matisse’s great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse tell the tumultuous story of his early life.  Retracing key places and moments in his biography, from Bohain-en-Vermandois (the town of his birth) to Paris (where he moved to try his luck at art school) and Corsica and Collioure (a fishing village on the Spanish border, where he made his artistic breakthrough) – Sophie will look closely at how this period affected his work and how the Matisse we’ve come to know – the master of colour and light – was forged in response to the adversity and public humiliation of his early life.  Above all, with special access to family photographs, letters and diaries, she will show that without the support of his immediate family (most notably his wife Amélie and his three children) he would not have become ‘Matisse’, the artist we know and love today.

 

SOURCE:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/becoming-matisse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2020/17/becoming-matisse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hqt7

 

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Sophie Matisse was interviewed by BBC TWO on “Becoming Matisse”

Broadcasted on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:15pm - 10:15pm.
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Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.

   

Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view at “RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition”, and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Adrienne L. Childs and Janet Taylor Pickett is represented by Baahng Gallery.

 

RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition

February 29 – May 24, 2020

 

Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged. This exhibition explores the connections and frictions around modernism in the work of artists such as Romare Bearden, Robert Colescott, Renee Cox, Wassily Kandinsky, Norman Lewis, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.  European modernist art has been an important, yet complicated influence on black artists for more than a century. The powerful push and pull of this relationship constitutes a distinct tradition for many African American artists who have mined the narratives of art history, whether to find inspiration, mount a critique, or claim their own space. Riffs and Relations examines these cross-cultural conversations and presents the divergent works that reflect these complex dialogues. 

 

Source:

https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2020-02-29-exhibitions-riffs-and-relations

https://www.phillipscollection.org/multimedia?id=/multimedia/2020-02-29-riffs-audio-tour-stop4

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Brian Dailey’s Artist Talk, hosted by the World Bank Group Art Program

   

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Miracle on Madison Avenue, Saturday, December 7

   

We are happy to participate in the 33rd annual holiday event Miracle on Madison Avenue this Saturday, December 7th, from 11am to 5pm.  Baahng Gallery presents works by R.C.Baker, Brian Dailey, Alexis de Chaunac, Yooah Park, Jack Pierson, and Zhang Hongtu.

 

The annual event sees galleries, restaurants and boutiques along Madison Avenue open up their doors to jump-start the holiday season while raising funds for charity. As a partner in the Miracle, we have pledged to donate 20% of the day’s sales to support the pediatric initiatives of the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

 

We look forward to seeing you in our gallery at this festive event and send you our best holiday wishes.

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Zhang Hongtu’s “Mai Dang Lao” in the permanent collection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

   

– Baahng Gallery congratulates Zhang Hongtu on inclusion of an edition of his Mai Dang Lao, 2002, in the permanent collection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/collections/arts-of-one-world/

 

– An edition of Zhang Hongtu‘s Mai Dang Lao, 2002, is currently on view at the Arts of Asia in Brooklyn Museum.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/arts_asia

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Venezia News reviews SCENTS

June 2019, Vol. 235, P8
Showcasing a group of finger paintings depicting nature, people, and various manifestations of Buddha, SCENTS, a solo exhibition of GuGu Kim (Korea, 1970), offers a glimpse of journey to enlightenment in life by conferring pleasure of labor and humility.  Presenting scrims made up of endless finger stamps and illuminating lights from inwards, SCENTS is an artist’s attempt to visualize scents of universal beings and deities.  GUGu Kim is primarily known for finger paint art and uses his own recipe of medium; mixture of powdered quartz, soot, graphite, pastel, and India ink. 

 
What does being an artist mean to you?

I believe the artist’s job is to inquire, question, though, there may not be an answer. In fact, I would rather be worn out than rotting away.  In my work, hundreds of thousands of fingerprints must be painted in order to create a work and this process is to me a performance of penance, love, art, and the life itself.

Have you always used fingerprints as a painting technique?

I was born and raised in the countryside of Gwangju, a province of Korea. When I was young, I used to play with charcoal, basically soots left from burning woods which was the main means of heating or cooking. And I used to make drawings in dirt or on paper with my hands, more precisely finger tips.  I remember that drawing with my fingers felt liberated but also fun.  Since then, I kept on using fingers to draw and paint throughout up to college days in art classes. I produced, I thought, better works by using fingers than using brushes. More importantly though, it was that awesome feeling of soft touch on canvas which in turn making imagination a reality, a work of art, with mere finger tips.  What a wonderful feeling that was!  I was mesmerized by this irresistible sensation felt from heart to tips of fingers, then back from the tips of fingers to heart.

What is the difference from using a regular paintbrush?

One of the most beautiful tools that human beings are endowed with is our body.  And most sophisticated means of communication is with body gestures that express feelings and thoughts. I feel most connected with my art when I use fingers instead of brushes.  It is most direct way of communicating myself with my creation, an art. It eliminates unnecessary intermediaries between me and my art.


What thoughts accompany your artistic gesture?

Style of painting does not really matter to me, I am more interested in what I choose to draw as subjects.  I am also not concerned with where I may belong in terms of, so called, a mainstream art.  My artistic gestures are rather instinctive. I am after the ultimate sentiment shared between artist and viewer.


You have a special relationship with food, flavors and scents. How does this relate to your artworks?

Actually, SCENTS is not related or referred to food, flavors, or pregnancies.  It is about scents of all beings in the universe. Humans, animals, plants, do communicate with their scents for affection to survival.  And scents are uniquely unique that no beings ever share exactly same scents as if they are the authentic markings for each beings.

What themes do you address in SCENTS, your new exhibition in Venice?

As curator Jennifer Baahng states, SCENTS addresses “Profound and Mysterious” in all of us. SCENTS attempts to visualize scents of universal beings and deities in temporal as well as spatial dimensions, presenting scrims made up of endless finger stamps.  SCENTS offers an artist’s glimpse of journey to enlightenment in life by conferring joy of labor and deliverance of compassion
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art in ASIA review on Front Lines: Visions from Southeast Asia

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