NEWS

ELMER BISCHOFF and JOAN BROWN are included in the Richmond Art Center's exhibition "Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley". The show examines drawings and prints made during weekly gatherings organized by the Artists to draw from a model. On view from september 14th to november 16th, 2014. More information here.

ROBERT ARNESON, ELMER BISCHOFF, JOAN BROWN, and ROY DE FOREST are included in "Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California" at the Oakland Museum of Art. The exhibition follows threads of local histories and the changing face of art in California. On view from September 20th, 2014, until April 12th, 2015. More information here.

ROBERT ARNESON's roll as a provocateur is examined in "Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson" at The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The Exhibition is on view from August 20th, 2014 through September 28th, 2015. For more information, click here.

ROBERT ARNESON is also included in the inaugural installation of The Anderson Collection, a gift to Stanford University, which is housed adjacent to the Cantor Center.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA is having a retrospective of his prints at Wayne State University titled Chagoya / Goya from August 1th through October 4th, 2014. Click here for more information.

KAKO UEDA and LESLEY DILL are participating in Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction at the Hartford Art School from September 9th through October 26th. The group exhibition focuses on artist who cut paper as a means of artistic expression. Find out more here.

The show What Nerve! at the RISD Museum of Art proposes an alternative history of figurative artwork from 1960 to the present. It examines four regional movements including San Francisco funk. The show includes works by ROBERT ARNESON, H. C. WESTERMANN, and ROY DE FOREST . More information here.

The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction includes works by JOAN BROWN, ROBERT ARNESON and JACK BEAL as examples of how mid-20th century artists were reinvigorating portraiture at a time when everyone believed it antiquated. More information here.

The Artium Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, has published an exhibition catalogue Palimpseto Canibal: Enrique Chagoya in conjunction with its exhibition of the same name. The show was ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’s first museum exhibition in Europe. The book is written in Spanish, Basque and English and includes essays by Peter Selz and Robert Storr. Please contact the gallery about availability.

Central Pennsylvania’s Community College (HACC) is showing "Kensennuma: Japan's Altered Landscape" an exhibition of AMER KOBASLIJA's paintings of the destruction caused by the March 2011 tsunami. The show runs from January 15th until February 14th, 2014 and is accompanied by a talk with AMER KOBASLIJA on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. For further information, click here.

We are pleased to announce that LESLEY DILL will join a long line of gallery artists to have participated in the distinguished Falk Visiting Artist residency at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For part of the 2014-15 academic year she will be a member of the community as well as show in the university's gallery.

A celebration of the life and work of JACK BEAL in conjunction with "Jack Beal: A Memorial Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, 1960-2010". The celebration takes place at the gallery on Saturday, November 2nd, at 6 pm.

The University of Arkansas hosts the installation "Faith and the Devil" by LESLEY DILL in tandem with a screening of the artist's opera "Divide Light" and an exhibition of the costumes. "Faith and the Devil" is on view from march 3rd until April 4th, 2014. A lecture accompanies the exhibition on march 4th. "Divide Light: Operatic performance costumes of Lesley Dill" is on view from Feburary 6th, 2013 until April 13th, 2014.

"Faith and the Devil" will be traveling from the University of Arkansas to the following venues:

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV from May 1st to August 1st, 2014

Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC from September 13th to December 5th, 2014

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL from January 24th to March 24th, 2015

ROBERT ARNESON is included in "Eye to I ... 3,000 Year of Portraits" at the Katonah Museum of Art from October 27th, 2013, to February 16th, 2014. Exploring the idea that no two people experience art the same way, the show pairs 60 portraits with interpretations written by over 100 contributors. Borrowed primarily from private collectors, many of the portraits have never been publicly exhibited. For more information, please click here.

LESLEY DILL is part of a group show entitled "Forever- is composed of Nows-" at the Poetry Foundation. The show takes it title from a poem of the same name by Emily Dickinson, and is an exhibition of work by artists inspired by the poet's life and work. "Forever- is composed of Nows-" is open from October 15th - November 30th, 2013. For more information please click here

LESLEY DILL is participating in the group show "Morphology of the Print" at the Lehman College Art Gallery from October 8th, 2013 to January 8th, 2014. The show explores ways contemporary print-makers push boundaries of their medium and reexamine traditional techniques. For more information, click here.

LESLEY DILL took part in Ernesto Pujol's preformance "Time After Us" on October 3rd in St. Paul's Chapel. She joined Pujol and 22 other artists over a period of 24 hours in walking backwards silently in a reflective act of communing with the past.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA's first solo exhibition in a European museum is "Enrique Chagoya. Cannibal Palimpsest" at the Artium from October 4th, 2013 until January 12, 2014. The Show focuses on his characteristic codices and will have a selection of paintings, engravings, drawings, publications and sculpture. For details, click here.

LESLEY DILL will be part of a group show "On & Off the Page" in the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy. The exhibition presents artists who explore the potential of word, text and voice to convey emotion, meaning and knowledge. The show will be up from September 9th until October 19th, for more information please click here

LESLEY DILL participates in the group show "Dialogic" at the Rowan University Art Gallery from September 3rd to October 8th, 2013. The show examines how the visual qualities and symbolic power of text informs how language is perceived, communicated and translated across a range of mediums including video, interactive tech-works, sculpture and painting. For more information follow this link.

Louisiana State University School of Art is exhibiting the work of LESLEY DILL in "I Gave My Whole Life to Words" from September 6th, 2013, to January, 19th, 2014. The show is part LSU's Malleable Language exhibition season which will focus on the visual and critical exploration of artistic tradition of mixing text and images. LESLEY DILL will be giving a lecture "We are Animals of Language" at LSU on October 9th. Detail of both events can be found by clicking here.

LESLEY DILL is included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition, "I, YOU, WE." The exhibition surveys the way in which these pronouns act as an interpretational guide for art works in varying media from the 1980s and early 1990s in the Museum's collection. "I, YOU, WE" is on view from April 25 to September 1, 2013. For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA is part of the Neuberger Museum of Art's four person exhibition titled, "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina." The exhibition highlights the way these artists fuse Pre-Columbian art forms with images of pop culture to address universal themes. The exhibition is on view April 28 to July 14, 2013. For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

ROBERT ARNESON is featured in the Acquavella Galleries' group exhibition, "The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art." The show focuses on development of Pop art in the United States and the still-life's role within the movement. "The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art" is on view April 10 through May 24, 2013. For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

LESLEY DILL is part of a group exhibition at the Delaware County Community College titled, "Blasphemy and Devotion: Redefining the Spiritual in Art." As the focus the college's third biennial arts festival Articulture, the show examines the intersection between art and faith. LESLEY DILL is participating in an Artist Panel Discussion, March 28, 11 AM to 12 PM. The exhibition is on view March 26 through April 26, 2013; for more information, please click here.

Work by artist LESLEY DILL is featured in the McNay Art Museum's exhibition, "Majority Rules: A Decade of Contemporary Art Acquisitions," which highlights the importance of contemporary art acquisitions to the museum's mission. The exhibition is on view from January 23 through September 15, 2013; for more information please click here.

DIANE EDISON is giving an artist talk at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on her self-portraits in the museum's collection, Saturday, February 2nd, 5:30-7:30 pm. For further information on this event, please click here.

An exhibition of codex prints by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA titled "Read Between the Lines: Enrique Chagoya's Codex Prints" is on view at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. The show features the editioned artist books and their preparatory works, and seeks to explore how and why the codex format has become the signature of the artist. The exhibition runs from January 16 to May 19, 2013. For more information, please click here.

JOAN BROWN, LESLEY DILL, DIANE EDISON, and JOYCE TREIMAN are all part of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' exhibition, "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World." The exhibition consists of works from the museum's newly acquired Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, and runs from November 17, 2012, to April 7, 2013. To find out more information on this show, please click here.

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington has an exhibition of work by LESLEY DILL titled "Lesley Dill's Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan." The exhibition is traveling to Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene: September 28 – December 9, 2012, and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina: January 25 – March 8, 2013. Visit the Whatcom Museum's website for further details by clicking here.

   

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

In 2013, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, acquired A Nuclear War Head, a color woodcut print by ROBERT ARNESON.

In 2012, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, acquired the controversial ceramic sculpture, Portrait of George (Moscone), by ROBERT ARNESON. This acquisition marks the return of a vital piece of San Francisco's history, the portrait of the city's former mayor, which was originally rejected after its commission by the city's Art Comission more than 30 years ago.

In 2012, the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, acquired Bob the Dog, a collage of tempera and paper by JOAN BROWN.

In 2012, the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina acquired Mary’s Baby, Mommy’s Daughter a color pencil drawing on black paper by DIANE EDISON.

In 2012, the Flint Institute of Arts Museum, Michigan acquired Girl with Blue Paint, a painting by LINO LAGO.

In 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York acquired The Headache: A Print after George Cruikshank by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA, which is in the exhibition "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine". The Museum also acquired a suite of prints titled Return to Goya's Caprichos. They are a suite of 8 etchings with aquatint made in 1999. Chagoya updates Goya's well known images with appropriate modern references including fighter planes, Teletubbies, Snow White, Ratfink and others.

In 2011, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts acquired from the gallery H.C. WESTERMANN’s 7 color woodcut suite titled The Connecticut Ballroom from 1975-1976.

The U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies program in 2011 acquired LESLEY DILL’s sculpture Word Queen of Copper Letters with Suspended Crown for Romania, 2007-2011, for the U.S. Embassy in Romania.

In 2011, Harvard Business School acquired LINO LAGO’s painting Boy with Paint from 2010.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2011 acquired H.C. WESTERMANN’s linoleum cut Disasters in the Sky #1: Merry X-Mas! from 1962.

Illegal Aliens Guide to the Concept of Relative Surplus Value, 2009, created by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA was acquired by Bates College Museum of Art in 2011. Another edition of the print was acquired by the Cantor Center at Stanford in 2008.

In 2010, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts acquired Untitled (Self-Portrait in Turban with Eskimo Dog Pin) (1972) by JOAN BROWN, She carries the silk threads (2002), I am innocent I am pierced I am unsure (2002), I think that intensity of reading altered my life somehow (2002), Faith a Long Line of Silence (2002), Sense of Silence (2002), all from the "Interviews from the contemplative mind" series by LESLEY DILL, as well as Nude Self-Portrait (1995), Self-Portrait (1996) by DIANE EDISON and Rose VII (1985) by JOYCE TREIMAN. These works came to the museum as part of the Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, and are featured in PAFA's 2012-2013 exhibition, "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World."

In 2010, the Whitney Museum, New York, has acquired from the gallery a trio of stencil prints by DAVID WOJNAROWICZ. Burning House, Red Plane and Soldier, and Running Soldier, were made in 1982 with enamel spray paint.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies Program acquired AMER KOBASLIJA's painting Florida Studio with Self-portrait, 2008, for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo.

In 2009, the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina has acquired CHARLES MARSH's collage on found canvas, Untitled (Landscape with Figure), from c.1990.

The Smithsonian American Museum of Art in 2009 acquired an untitled drawing in crayon on paper from 1961 by PETER SAUL from the gallery's show Peter Saul: Drawings and Prints 1960-1975.

In 2009, the New School University has acquired The Ghost of Liberty, 2004, a large color lithograph by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA.

In 2009, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York has acquired a set of PETER SAUL's political prints made between 1966 and 1975.

In 2009, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has acquired JOAN BROWN's 1971 painting A Family Portrait which was included in their anniversary exhibition featuring major works acquired in the last ten years. Other gallery artists represented by works in the exhibition include ROBERT ARNESON, ELMER BISCHOFF and ROY DEFOREST.

The Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC acquired a drawing by ROBERT ARNESON, J.B., 1980, a portrait of the artist Joan Brown in 2008. The piece complements other holdings of Bay Area artists in the museum's collection including works by ROY DEFOREST and JOAN BROWN.

In 2007, the New Orleans Museum of Art acquired LESLEY DILL's bronze sculpture Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006, for the museum's collection. The piece is on view in the museum's outdoor sculpture garden.

   

GRANTS AND AWARDS

AMER KOBASLIJA has been awarded a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Kobaslija was selected from a group of 3,000 applicants for his on-going project painting the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Kesennuma, Japan, and its reconstruction. The initial phase of the project, "One Hundred Views of Kesennuma: Paintings of Japan's Altered Landscape," was exhibited at the George Adams Gallery in 2012. For further information on Kobaslija's fellowship please click here.

LESLEY DILL is a recipient of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Southeastern Graphics Council International Lifetime Achievements in Printmaking Award this year. In conjuction to receiving the award, Dill's works are featured in a group exhibition at the Institute of Visual Arts, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in an exhibition titled, "Makers in Print: International Exhibition SGCI Awards Exhibition." Dill is also participating in a conference panel, "I Had a Blueprint of History" with participants Tom Sleigh, Peter Kruty, Paul Wong, and with panel chair person, Sue Gosin.

ANDREW LENAGHAN has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors Grant. Lenaghan is one of 25 artists to receive the honor this year.

SANDY WINTERS was selected as a NYFA Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts for 2011. Click here for further information. She will be presenting a lecture titled "Losing It and Finding It: The Good the Bad and the Ugly," on Wednesday, February 15th as part of Cornell's AAP NYC Spring Lecture Series. For more information please click here.

JAMES BARSNESS was awarded a month-long residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California.

DIANE EDISON was selected as a 2010 LECTURING/RESEARCH Fulbright Scholar Grantee to Bulgaria by The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

MICHAEL FERRIS JR. was selected as one of 134 NYFA Fellows in 2009 - chosen from among over 3,600 applicants in eight categories - including Crafts, Digital/Electronic Arts, Film, Interdisciplinary Work, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Sculpture. The Fellows were selected by peer panels, which were assembled with representatives from each artistic discipline. Read the press release.

MICHAEL FERRIS JR. received a 2009 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award at a ceremony on June 3rd, 2009 at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College. Ferris was selected for the award by a panel of artist from the greater New York area.

DIANE EDISON was awarded the Paul C. and Margaret Beasley Broun Student Support Fund grant. This grant will give partial support to a Graduate student from the Lamar Dodd School of Art and an undergraduate From the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the university of Georgia Athens. These students will accompany Diane Edison for a short summer study abroad semester in Ghana and Burkina Faso West Africa.

LESLEY DILL was one of ten artists to receive an Anonymous Was a Woman award for 2008. The "no strings" - grant of $25,000 enables women over 35, at a critical juncture in their lives or careers, to continue to grow and pursue their work.

ANDREW LENAGHAN has been awarded a month long residency at the Richard Estes Artist in Residence program in Northeast Harbor, Maine for July 2008.

KAKO UEDA has been awarded a 2008 Urban Artist Initiative NYC Fellowship for Visual Arts. One of 50 recipients this year, the grant is awarded to artists in New York City through a consortium effort to strengthen the infrastructure and support for artists of color.

   

PUBLICATIONS

A new monograph written by Jonathan Fineberg titled, A Troublesome Subject, surveys the life and works of ROBERT ARNESON. The monograph is published by University of California Press and is available for purchase at the gallery. For more information on A Troublesome Subject, please click here.

Works by artist LESLEY DILL are featured in the newest edition of AGNI, an arts and literature magazine published by Boston University. For more information on this publication, please click here.

LINO LAGO's second exhibition in the United States, "Lino Lago: Ciao Bella," is reviewed by Faro de Vigo, a Spanish newspaper. The exhibition is on view through December 22, 2012; to read this article please click here.

George Adams Gallery's 2012 summer exhibition, "JACK BEAL, ALFRED LESLIE, and PHILIP PEARLSTEIN and the Emergence of a New Realism: Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1990," is reviewed by Ken Johnson in this week's New York Times. To view this article please click here.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's acquisition of the controversial ceramic sculpture, Portrait of George (Moscone), by ROBERT ARNESON is the subject of an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. To read the article please click here. To read SFMOMA's press release for the acquisition please click here.

The Mint Museum's exhibition, "Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear," featuring KAKO UEDA has been reviewed by the Charlotte Observer. The article highlights both Ueda and her large-scale piece, Eros and Thanatos. To read the review, please click here.

"Faith and the Devil," the large-scale installation by LESLEY DILL at George Adams Gallery, has been reviewed by the Huffington Post Arts and ARTNews. To read the Huffington Post Arts review please click here. To read the ARTNews review please click here.

AMER KOBASLIJA is one of the featured artists in "Visualizing Disaster," an essay in the June 2012 edition of Art & Antiques. The essay explores the ways in which three artists use their work to respond to the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

ANDREW LENAGHAN’s, “Recent Paintings” that is on display until February 18th, 2012 at George Adams Gallery, has been reviewed by Mario Naves in the CityArts February 8th issue.

"JOAN BROWN, Selected Drawings 1957-1987" an exhibition displaying until October 29th, 2011 at George Adams Gallery, has been selected as the Critics' Pick in Artforum. To read the review please click here.

The show, “Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes ENRIQUE CHAGOYA's print, “The Headache,” was reviewed by Ken Johnson from The New York Times. To read the review please click here.

"I Heard a Voice: The Art of LESLEY DILL," an exhibition catalogue published by The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattenooga, Tennessee, is available from George Adams Gallery and The Hunter Musem of Art.

LESLEY DILL's opera Divide Light is available on DVD in the gallery or though the website www.dividelight.com. The opera was commissioned by the Montalvo Arts Center with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

DIANE EDISON'S Dynamic Color Painting for the Beginner was first published in the Spring of 2008 by Harry Abrams and with distribution in the United States, England, China and South Korea. The Spanish language edition comes out in March of 2009. For more information, please visit www.abramsbooks.com