2012

NEWS

A new book by LESLEY DILL titled, "I Had a Blueprint of History," an artist's book in handmade paper with poem by Tom Sleigh and published by Dieu Donné Press and Peter Kruty Editions, is on view at the Dieu Donné Gallery from November 6 - 9, 2012. The exhibition is accompanied by an Artists/Collaborators talk and poetry reading by Tom Sleigh Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 5 to 7:30 PM. For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

Works by artists ENRIQUE CHAGOYA and WILLARD MIDGETTE are part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's rotating installation, "...As Apple Pie." The installation examines the phenomenon of a shared national ethos through images. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Paintings by JACK BEAL are featured in "Masterwork: AIB Honorary Degree Recipients," a group exhibition at the Art Institute of Boston. The show consists of works by visual artists who have received honorary degrees since 1990, and is part of the Art Institute of Boston's Centennial Celebration. "Masterwork: AIB Honorary Degree Recipients" runs from November 1 to December 13, 2012. For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

Artist ENRIQUE CHAGOYA is featured in a group exhibition at the University Galleries of William Patterson University, titled "Mexicanismo Through Artists' Eyes." The exhibition explores the way artists use images to reclaim traditional symbols and techniques in order to advance the understanding and appreciation of what it is to be Mexican. "Mexicanismo Through Artists Eyes" is on view November 5 to December 12, 2012. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Paintings by artist AMER KOBASLIJA are part of "Faculty Exhibition," a group show of select works by studio art faculty members of Gettysburg College. The exhibition is on view November 9 to December 8, 2012. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Artist LESLEY DILL is part of "Art and Psyche in the City," an international conference organized by the Art and Psyche Working Group. Taking place July 19 - 22, the program explores the creative collaboration between depth psychology and the arts within the context of the city, and features workshops, presentations, and more at a variety of New York based institutions. For more information about the conference, please click here.

Works by artists JAMES BARSNESS and DIANE EDISON are in the Hudgens Center for the Arts summer exhibition, "DRAWN: From Athens," in Duluth, Georgia. The exhibition explores drawing as the essential creative act, and features the work of 15 North Georgia based artists. The exhibition will run June 5 - August 25, 2012; for more information please click here.

Artist LESLEY DILL is part of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts show, "Beaten and Bound," in Michigan City, Indiana. The group show focuses on American artists who explore the cutting edge of contemporary book and paper works. The show will be on view May 26 - August 26, 2012; for more information please click here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2 pm, LESLEY DILL will give an artist talk at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, located on the 4th Floor, titled, "We Are Animals of Language." The talk will include a discussion of her works, which range from sculpture and photography to opera and large-scale community projects, as well as clips and images from her past projects. The talk will also include images from her current spring 2012 installation at George Adams Gallery in New York City, "Faith and the Devil". This program is free with Museum admission. For more information, please click here.

At the San Jose Museum of Art works by artists ROBERT ARNESON, ENRIQUE CHAGOYA, ROY DE FOREST, RICHARD SHAW, WILLIAM T. WILEY, and other artists’ work from the museum collection are featured in an exhibition titled, “Renegade Humor”. The show will be on view February 3 – July 8, 2012. For further information, please click here.

KAKO UEDA's works are in the exhibition “Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear” at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. This exhibition features several artists’ artworks that explore the idea of “story re-telling”. This exhibition is on view from March 3 – July 7, 2012. For further information, please click here.

Works by artists LUIS CRUZ AZACETA, JAMES BARSNESS, ENRIQUE CHAGOYA, PETER SAUL, WILLIAM T. WILEY, and SANDY WINTERS are featured in an exhibition at the Edith Alstchul Lehman College Gallery titled “Under the Influence: The Comics”. The show will be on view February 7 – May 12, 2012. For further information, please click here.

LESLEY DILL's Woman in Dress with Star is in the exhibition “The Annual 2012” at the National Academy Museum and School in New York. This show juxtaposes varying contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists and architects. The exhibition is on view from January 25 – April 29, 2012. For further information, please click here.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA's The Headache: A Print after George Cruikshank is in the exhibition "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The piece has been acquired by the museum and is on view from September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. For further information, please click here.

At the Smithsonian American Art Museum ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’s Illegal Alien’s Guide to the Concept of Relative Surplus Value is part of the exhibition titled Multiplicity. This exhibition is on view from November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012. For further information, please click here.

Realist works by AMER KOBASLIJA, LINO LAGO, and ANDREW LENAGHAN are all part of Art of Collecting, at the Flint Institute of the Arts. The exhibition includes more than 100 works from galleries in New York, Chicago, and Detroit. The exhibition runs from November 25, 2011, to January, 8, 2012. For more information please click here.

Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work a survey of JOSÉ BEDIA's work is on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. In conjunction with the exhibition, Fowler in Focus presents Bedia Selects, a show based on the museum’s permanent collection and curated by the artist. Both exhibitions is on view from September 18, 2011 – January 8, 2012. For more information please click here.

CU Art Museum’s THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE: Selections from CU Art Museum’s Ceramic Collection explores the conceptual, global, aesthetic, and methodological influences on modern and contemporary artists. Works by ROBERT ARNESON are featured in this show, among other notable ceramic artists. This exhibition is on view from September 8, 2011 – June 25, 2012. For further information please click here.

JOAN BROWN is the subject of a survey exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show, Joan Brown: This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards, curated by Jodi Throckmorton explores Brown's work in the national context of the women's movement. The show includes paintings, drawings and sculptures from 1959 to 1989. The exhibition is on view from October 14, 2011 through March 11, 2012.

   

2011
NEWS

LESLEY DILL is featured in CU Art Museum’s Points of View: Selections from Seven Colorado Collections as part of the modern and contemporary collection of Polly and Mark Addison. The exhibition is on view from September 8 – December 17, 2011. For further information please click here.

Pieces by ROBERT ARNESON, VALERIE DEMIANCHUCK, LESLEY DILL, KAKO UEDA, and WILLIAM T. WILEY are featured in the Arkansas Art Center's 43rd Collectors Show and Sale. The show brings a variety of works on paper from over 20 New York galleries to Little Rock, Arkansas, and is on view from December 2 - 31, 2011. For more information please click here.

Four pieces by LESLEY DILL titled Poem Body are included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fall exhibition Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Collection, 1934-2001. Focusing on the treatment of paper as a material, this exhibition is on view until November 27, 2011. For more information please click here.

The Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc., is featuring LESLEY DILL in Selections (prints, works on paper). The show presents a small overview of Dill’s works, and is on view from November 17, 2011, to December 24, 2011. For more information on the exhibition please click here.

Works by artists JOSE BEDIA and SANDY WINTERS are in an exhibition titled Eight From Florida at The Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, Florida. This exhibition features artworks created while living in Florida. The show is on view from October 14, 2011 – January 1, 2012. For further information, please click here.

AMER KOBASLIJA's recent paintings of Kessenuma and Ofunato, Japan is on view at Gettysburg College, where Kobaslija is currently teaching. These paintings describe the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan this past spring. For further information on the exhibition, which is on view from August 31 - October 7, 2011, please visit the Schmucker Art Gallery's website by clicking here.rn

KAKO UEDA's Eros & Thanatos is included in the exhibition "Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, & Anthropomorphism" at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Click here to visit the Kohler Arts Center website.

   

2010
NEWS

Produced by The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) and recently published by Taschen, The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images is of especial interest to two gallery artists. KAKO UEDA, whose work Tree of Life is included in the book, was integral to the publication as an editor at ARAS and LESLEY DILL recently discussed The Book of Symbols at the Rubin Museum. More on The Book of Symbols can be found here.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’s "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals" has been the subject of heated controversy in Loveland, Colorado, where the print had been on display. Denounced as pornographic by protesters in the community, the print was vandalized on October 6th by a woman from Montana, who traveled to the Loveland Museum with the intent to destroy the work. Coverage of the event can be found here: Loveland Reporter-Herald, Denver Post, and New York Times.

Mr. Chagoya issued the following statement regarding the incident:

I feel sad that our First Amendment right was also attacked by the crowbar that destroyed my book. Should we as artists, or any free-thinking people, have to be subjected to fear of violent attacks for expressing our sincere concerns? I made a collage with a comic book and an illustration of a religious icon to express the corruption of something precious and spiritual. There is no nudity, or genitals, or explicit sexual contact shown in the image. There is a dressed woman, a religious icon’s head, a man showing his tongue, and a skull of a Pope in the upper right corner of the controversial page. I did not make a picture of Christ. I used symbols as one would use words in a sentence to critique corruption of the sacred by religious institutions.

Institutions need to be criticized when they get corrupted. If people don’t like my way of saying it, it is their right, just as it is my right, to express that. Violence is the opposite of what Jesus, Mohammed or Buddha taught. I am amazed that some of the followers don’t adhere to the teachings. Agree to disagree and love thy neighbor. Only totalitarian societies are ruled by extreme rules. Do we want to live as if under Stalin or Hitler who censored not only the arts but all levels of thinking? This is America, but I don’t take my rights for granted. I know they can easily be taken away by hate and extremism. Lets exchange ideas not insults, or labels. We all want this world to be a better place to live in, not a place where we live in fear of angry disagreements that will take us nowhere.

From George Adams:

The issue is simple and it is not about suggestive imagery, community values, or religious convictions: An individual from another state traveled over 690 miles to Loveland to impose her will on a community with which she had no relation. She cannot be said to represent the "values" of the Loveland community - surely the Museum’s staff has a greater claim to that position - nor did she attempt to engage in constructive debate. She committed an act of criminal violence.

It seems to me that, whatever her motives, her act of vandalism is the real offense to the community of Loveland, and that is where the community’s outrage should be properly focused.

According to Loveland Cultural Services director Susan Ison, the museum is being inundated with negative emails protesting the display of Enrique’s work. "The people who support the exhibition and support the museum are the ones who aren’t very vocal. It might be a call to attention for them."

Please take a moment and send an email isons@ci.loveland.co.us to voice your support.

Works by KAKO UEDA, including two recent installation pieces, Eros & Thanatos, 2007 and Totem, 2008 are on view at the Union Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee through February 26th, 2010. The exhibition, "Flora/Fauna: Work by Kako Ueda and Roxanne Jackson," opens Friday, January 29th. Ms. Ueda will speak about her work at 4pm, prior to a reception that is open to the public from 5-8pm. For directions click here.

Several works by ANDREW LENAGHAN are included in the 99th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Maier Museum of Art at Randoph College in Lynchburg, VA. The exhibition, "Four American Landscapes: Sang-ah Choi, Jeffrey T. Jones, Andrew Lenaghan, and Joel Ross," was curated by Jonathan Fineberg, Gutgsell Professor of Art History at University of Illinois School of Art and Design. It opens on January 23 and is on view through April 18, 2010. The show will travel to the George Adams Gallery in May of 2010. For information on this exhibition at Maier Museum of Art, click here.

Paintings by ELMER BISCHOFF and JOAN BROWN are included in the exhibition "Juicy Paint" at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show is on view December 22, 2009 through May 30, 2010. Click here to visit the San Jose Museum of Art website.

LESLEY DILL’s piece Flood (I Heard A Voice) from 2001-02 is included in "Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation" on from August 22 through December 6, 2009 at the Frederick R. Weisman Musuem of Art, Pepperdine Unicersity, Malibu California. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2009 from 6-8pm. The Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

Roberta Smith reviews our current show of early work by ROBERT ARNESON. To read the review, click here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has acquired a suite of prints by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA. The prints, titled "Return to Goya’s Caprichos" is 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.

Work by MICHAEL FERRIS JR. is included in the exhibition "The Figure Five Ways," at Skidmore College’s Schick Art Gallery, April 8 - June 27, 2010. An opening reception is planned for April 8th from 5:30 - 7:30pm. For more information about this exhibition, click here.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will include work by ROBERT ARNESON, JOAN BROWN, DIANE EDISON, and AMER KOBASLIJA in the exhibition "Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits," on view from October 23, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Click here for more information.

KAKO UEDA’s Eros & Thanatos will be included in "Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, & Anthropomorphism" at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Click here to visit the Kohler Arts Center website.

Two of H.C. WESTERMANN’s dustpan sculptures are featured in Hunter College’s "Americanana" curated by Katy Siegel through December 4, 2010. To learn more about the exhibition, click here.

DIANE EDISON will be part of a two-person exhibition entitled "The Mosaic Project: Diane Edison and Jerry Pinkney," which will open at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, Pa., on Friday, October 1 with a reception from 5 - 8 p.m. To visit the Mosaic Project website click here.

Drawings by MICHAEL FERRIS, JR. are included in "StAGES of Transition" at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum in Dekalb, Illnois. For more information on this group exhibition, click here.

Work by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA is exhibited at the Bing Stanford in Washington Art Gallery through January 2011. Click here for more information.

Produced by The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) and recently published by Taschen, The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images is of especial interest to two gallery artists. KAKO UEDA, whose work Tree of Life is included in the book, was integral to the publication as an editor at ARAS and LESLEY DILL will discuss the meaning of cross-cultural images with puppeteer Dan Hurlin, painter Pat Stier, and three contributors to The Book of Symbols at the Rubin Museum on Wednesday December 15 at 7pm. For information on this ticketed program, please visit the Rubin Museum’s website by clicking here. More on The Book of Symbols can be found here.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

A solo exhibition of new drawings and sculpture by MICHAEL FERRIS opened August 21, 2009 at the DePree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College in Holland, MI. The show travels to Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI and the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is currently featuring prints by JIM BARSNESS and LESLEY DILL in the exhibition "Print Lovers at Thirty, Celebrating Three Decades of Giving." The exhibition features 31 of the 79 prints donated by the museum’s Print Society over the past 30 years. It is also an acknowledgment of the important role played by the late Print Curator George McKenna who led the group since he founded it in 1978. The exhibition is on view through July 20, 2008.

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

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

Illegal Aliens Guide to the Concept of Relative Surplus Value, 2009, included in ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’s recent exhibition at the gallery has been acquired by the Cantor Center at Stanford.

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

The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has acquired JOAN BROWN’s 1971 painting A Family Portrait which will be included in their forthcoming 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 New Orleans Museum of Art has recently acquired LESLEY DILL’s bronze sculpture Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006, for the museum’s collection. The piece will be on view in the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has acquired a suite of prints by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA. The prints, titled "Return to Goya’s Caprichos" is 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.

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.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

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

   

2009
NEWS

MICHAEL FERRIS exhibits the fruit of his collaboration with The Poetic Dialogue Project in a group show at the Sidney Yates Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, January 30 through April 5, 2009. The show travels to Indiana State University and to Bowling Greene State University. For more information please see www.poeticdialogueproject.com.

LESLEY DILL’s book The Thrill Came Slowly will be exhibited at the Lehman College Art Gallery in their show, Rare Editions, February 10 through May 20, 2009.

Three pieces by KAKO UEDA are on view at the Bronx Council on the Art’s Longwood Gallery. The show, Other, Other…High Visibility curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, is the second half of a two-part exhibition celebrating the excellence of the Urban Artists Initiative (UAI) grantees for the years 2007-2008. The show will be up January 29 through April 17, 2009. For more information see www.bronxarts.org.

We are pleased to announce that Susan Landauer, Curator of the Collection at the San Jose Museum of Art, is organizing a full-scale retrospective of ROY DE FOREST paintings and works on paper. The exhibition, which will travel, opens in the fall of 2013 and will be accompanied by a major monograph on the artist.

In January 2009, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee will present a fifteen year survey of work by LESLEY DILL. Organized by Nandini Makrandi, curator of contemporary art at the museum, the exhibition will feature over 35 works in all media, including Dill’s monumental sculptures Rise and Rush, first shown at the Neuberger Museum last year. The show will be documented by a full-color catalogue and will travel to the St. Petersburg Museum of Art, Florida, Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Palmer Museum, Pennsylvania Sate University. www.huntermuseum.org

"I Heard A Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill," a fifteen year survey of work by LESLEY DILL, opens at the Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts. Organized by Nandini Makrandi, curator of contemporary art at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the exhibition features over 35 works in all media, including Dill’s monumental sculptures Rise and Rush, first shown at the Neuberger Museum last year. A full-color catalogue documents the show (available through George Adams Gallery and the Hunter Museum of Art). The show began at the Hunter Museum of American Art and will travel to the St. Petersburg Museum of Art, Florida, the Palmer Museum, Pennsylvania Sate University, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina. www.smith.edu/artmuseum

KAKO UEDA’s work was selected for Deutsche Bank’s show "Making It Selections from the 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists" at the 60 Wall Street Gallery in Manhattan. The show opens April 1st and runs through June 2009.

The New York City Film Premiere of DIVIDE LIGHT, the new opera conceived and directed by LESLEY DILL based on the language of Emily Dickinson, with music by Richard Marriott and film by Ed Robbins screens at Anthology Film Archive on March 29th at 7:30pm. Please contact George Adams Gallery for reservations and more information. Divide Light 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. www.dividelight.com

SANDY WINTERS’ ten year survey "Not in My Backyard" opens at Indiana State University on March 5, 2009 and runs though April 9, 2009. The show is organized as part of the Williamson Memorial Artist-In-Residence Series. Winters will give a lecture on March 5th prior to the opening reception. For details, please visit www.indstate.edu/artgallery

KAKO UEDA’s intricate paper cut-outs is included in the exhibition "Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art" at the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland, October 30, 2008 - February 1, 2009. The exhibition explores ideas of floating, flying, and dreaming as well as immaterial, transparent, weightless and fragile forms of existence, and the metamorphosis of everyday things. Ueda will travel to Helsinki to do a site-specific installation for the exhibition. www.kiasma.fi

The first major American survey of PETER SAUL’s paintings and drawings from 1960 to 2006 opened at the Orange County Museum of Art June 22, 2008. The exhibition travels to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia from October 18, 2008-January 4, 2009. A full color catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Work by KAKO UEDA is included in "Paper Cuts," an exhibition of four artists who use cut paper as their primary expressive material on view at the The Mariboe Gallery at Peddie School. The exhibition will run from October 2, 2009 – October 21, 2009. There will be an opening reception the evening of October 2, 2009, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Please visit www.peddie.org/mariboegallery for more information.

JOAN BROWN’s "Portrait of Tinye van Arnsdale," 1972 and "Woman Waiting in a Theater Lobby," 1975 are on view in CANADA Gallery’s exhibition, "Spaced Out/On Time," September 11 through October 11, 2009. www.canadanewyork.com for more information.

LESLEY DILL’s piece "Flood (I Heard A Voice)" from 2001-02 is included in Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation on from August 22 through December 6, 2009 at the Frederick R. Weisman Musuem of Art, Pepperdine Unicersity, Malibu California. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2009 from 6-8pm. The Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

JOSE BEDIA was invited to participate the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which opens September 25, 2009 and runs through October 25, 2009. He will create a new installation piece as part of the Biennale’s main project "Against Exclusion". Please visit www.3rd.moscowbiennale.ru/en for more information.

Smith College Museum of Art has scheduled a screening of LESLEY DILL’s opera Divide Light for July 10, 2009 at 8 pm, on the Smith College Campus Seelye lawn just behind the Museum. Divide Light 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. See www.dividelight.com, or for more information about the upcoming screening at SCMA click here.

Rapture’s Germination, a new edition in handmade paper by LESLEY DILL is the 2009 addition to the Dieu Donné Collector’s Series portfolio. It possesses an ethereal atmosphere that is reminiscent of wintery landscapes and the Northern Lights. The artist explains that the work is very much about the color silver because in Maine, where she grew up, "silver is often the color of the sky as well as the water as well as the winter ground. I think of this color as a lake of iridescence, an internal place where ideas spring to mind." click here to read more.

"American Story" opens June 21, 2009 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. The exhibition features work by JOSE BEDIA and LESLEY DILL. Events are planned throughout the day including a talk by JMKAC Senior Curator, Leslie Umberger, on American Story and the art of Jose Bedia. For more information visit www.jmkac.org

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York has commissioned new work by LESLEY DILL and KAKO UEDA for the upcoming exhibition "Slash: Paper Under the Knife." The exhibition explores the use of paper as a medium, rather than simply a surface, in contemporary art. Curated by the Museum’s Chief Curator, David Revere McFadden, Slash is the third exhibition in MAD’s Materials and Process series, which examines the renaissance of traditional handcraft materials and techniques in contemporary art and design. The exhibition will be on view from October 7, 2009, through April 4, 2010. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. www.madmuseum.org

The National Academy Museum in New York will include work from their collection by LESLEY DILL in "Reconfiguring the Body in American Art 1820-2009." The show will be on view July 9 – November 15, 2009. www.nationalacademy.org

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development will host a screening of Divide Light, a new opera conceived and directed by LESLEY DILL on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 7pm in the Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street. Composer Richard Marriott and filmmaker Ed Robbins will join her in a Q&A session after the screening. For more information about this event, please call NYUSteinhart at (212) 998-5700 or visit their website, steinhardt.nyu.edu.

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA will speak at the Neuberger Museum at Purchase College, SUNY on November 9th, 2009. The lecture is part of a series in conjunction with a seminar titled "Pre-Columbian Art through the Eyes of Modern and Contemporary Artists." Click here for more information on this event.

Work by ROY DEFOREST, DIANE EDISON, MICHAEL FERRIS JR., AMER KOBASLIJA, ANDREW LENAGHAN and SANDY WINTERS will be shown in "REAL(ists)" at the Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design. The show is scheduled for January 15 - February 18, 2010. For more information please visit www.ringling.edu.

LESLEY DILL’s opera Divide Light is now available on DVD 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.

SANDY WINTERS will participate in a panel on issues of public art in New York City. The panel discussion is November 30th following a reception, from 4-8pm, exhibiting proposals for St. Nicholas Park, Queens by the students from CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and the Art Department’s M.F.A. program. For more information click here.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

Neo HooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, organized by the Menil Collection in Houston (June 27 - September 29, 2008), includes a new installation by JOSE BEDIA based on his work Las Cosas que me Arrastran (The Things that Drag Me Along) first shown at George Adams Gallery in May 1996. The show, which features fifty works that explore the intersections between spirituality and contemporary art, will travel to the PS1 Contemporary Art Center (October 19 - January 26), and to the Miami Art Museum (February 22 - May 24, 2009).

ROBERT ARNESON’s bronze sculpture I Have My Eyes on Me Endlessly, 1992, is currently on view in the exhibition The Grand Ceramics Theater at the MIAAO-Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi in Turin, Italy through July 2008.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is currently featuring prints by JIM BARSNESS and LESLEY DILL in the exhibition Print Lovers at Thirty, Celebrating Three Decades of Giving. The exhibition features 31 of the 79 prints donated by the museum’s Print Society over the past 30 years. It is also an acknowledgment of the important role played by the late Print Curator George McKenna who led the group since he founded it in 1978. The exhibition is on view through July 20, 2008.

JIM BARSNESS’s paintings are featured in More is More: Maximalist Paintings at Byblos Art Gallery, Verona, Italy, through July 26, 2008.

PETER SAUL’s "Icebox #3,"1961, will be included in Action/Abstraction: Abstract Expressionism and Postwar America organized by the Jewish Museum, New York City. The exhibition will travel to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and other venues, to be announced. (New York May 2 - September 21, 2008; Buffalo June, 2009)

A solo exhibition of new drawings and sculpture by MICHAEL FERRIS opens August 21, 2009 at the DePree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College in Holland, MI. The show will travel to Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI and the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA.

"I Heard A Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill," a fifteen year survey of work by LESLEY DILL, opens at the Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts. Organized by Nandini Makrandi, curator of contemporary art at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the exhibition features over 35 works in all media, including Dill’s monumental sculptures Rise and Rush, first shown at the Neuberger Museum in 2007. A full-color catalogue documents the show (available through George Adams Gallery and the Hunter Museum of Art). The show began at the Hunter Museum of American Art and will travel to the St. Petersburg Museum of Art, Florida, the Palmer Museum, Pennsylvania Sate University, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina. www.smith.edu/artmuseum

MICHAEL FERRIS exhibits the fruit of his collaboration with The Poetic Dialogue Project in a group show at the Sidney Yates Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, January 30 through April 5, 2009. The show travels to Indiana State University and to Bowling Greene State University. For more information please see www.poeticdialogueproject.com.

The first major American survey of PETER SAUL’s paintings and drawings from 1960 to 2006 opened at the Orange County Museum of Art June 22, 2008. The exhibition travels to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia from October 18, 2008-January 4, 2009. A full color catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York has acquired a set of PETER SAUL’s political prints made between 1966 and 1975.

The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has acquired JOAN BROWN’s 1971 painting A Family Portrait which will be included in their forthcoming 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 has acquired a drawing by ROBERT ARNESON, J.B., 1980, a portrait of the artist Joan Brown. The piece will compliment other holdings of Bay Area artists in the museum’s collection including works by Roy De Forest and Joan Brown.

The New Orleans Museum of Art has recently acquired LESLEY DILL’s bronze sculpture Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006 for the museum’s collection. The piece will be on view in the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden.

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 acquired an untitled drawing in crayon on paper from 1961 by PETER SAUL from the gallery’s recent show Peter Saul: Drawings and Prints 1960-1975.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

MICHAEL FERRIS was selected as on of this year’s 134 NYFA Fellows – who were 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 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"ť 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.

DIANE EDISON is one of ten recipients for this year’s Anonymous Was a Woman awards. The "no strings"ť 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.

LESLEY DILL, in collaboration with composer Thomas Morgan, has been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant for their opera project Divide Light commissioned by the Montalvo Arts Center.

PUBLICATIONS

The catalogue for LESLEY DILL’s 15 year survey published by The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattenooga, Tennessee is now available from George Adams Gallery and The Hunter Musem of Art.

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.hnabooks.com

   

2008
NEWS

The opera Divide Light, composed by LESLEY DILL with music by Richard Marriott, will premier at the Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, August 13, 2008. The collaborative project also includes costumes and projections designed by Dill. Divide Light 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. www.dividelight.com

The first major American survey of PETER SAUL’s paintings and drawings from 1960 to 2006 opened at the Orange County Museum of Art June 22, 2008. The exhibition travels to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia from October 18, 2008-January 4, 2009. A full color catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

The School of Creative Arts at the University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, Indiana has organized an exhibition of paintings and drawings by JAMES VALERIO that will coincide with the university’s 2008 Presidential Gala. The exhibition will be on view September 7 - October 12, 2008.

KAKO UEDA’s intricate paper cut-outs will also be included in the exhibition " Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art" at the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland, October 30, 2008 - February 1, 2009. The exhibition explores ideas of floating, flying, and dreaming as well as immaterial, transparent, weightless and fragile forms of existence, and the metamorphosis of everyday things. Ueda will travel to Helsinki to do a site-specific installation for the exhibition.

The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany is organizing the exhibition "Looking for Mushrooms: Beat Poets, Hippies, Funk and Minimal Art, Art and Counterculture in San Francisco 1955-68" scheduled for November 8, 2008 - March 1, 2009. Curated by Kasper Konig and Barbara Engelbach, the show will feature works and documentation of the period including JOAN BROWN, PETER SAUL and H.C. WESTERMANN along with the original Slant Step which inspired singular and collective art-making by artists such as Robert Arneson, Bruce Nauman, and William T. Wiley.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

Neo HooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, organized by the Menil Collection in Houston (June 27 - September 29, 2008), includes a new installation by JOSE BEDIA based on his work Las Cosas que me Arrastran (The Things that Drag Me Along) first shown at George Adams Gallery in May 1996. The show, which features fifty works that explore the intersections between spirituality and contemporary art, will travel to the PS1 Contemporary Art Center (October 19 - January 26), and to the Miami Art Museum (February 22 - May 24, 2009).

ROBERT ARNESON’s bronze sculpture I Have My Eyes on Me Endlessly, 1992, is currently on view in the exhibition The Grand Ceramics Theater at the MIAAO-Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi in Turin, Italy through July 2008.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is currently featuring prints by JIM BARSNESS and LESLEY DILL in the exhibition Print Lovers at Thirty, Celebrating Three Decades of Giving. The exhibition features 31 of the 79 prints donated by the museum’s Print Society over the past 30 years. It is also an acknowledgment of the important role played by the late Print Curator George McKenna who led the group since he founded it in 1978. The exhibition is on view through July 20, 2008.

JIM BARSNESS’s paintings are featured in More is More: Maximalist Paintings at Byblos Art Gallery, Verona, Italy, through July 26, 2008.

PETER SAUL ’s "Icebox#3, " 1961, will be included in Action/Abstraction: Abstract Expressionism and Postwar America organized by the Jewish Museum, New York City. The exhibition will travel to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and other venues, to be announced. (New York May 2 - September 21, 2008; Buffalo June, 2009)

Patricia Hickson, curator at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, has organized a twenty-five year survey of works by ENRIQUE CHAGOYA opening in September 2007. The exhibition, which features paintings, prints, and works on paper, including four unique collaged, drawn and painted "codex" pieces, highlights the artist’s narratives of cultural collisions of the past 500 years of history, religion, politics, and pop-culture. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Hickson and Robert Storr. Scheduled to travel, additional venues include the Berkeley Art Museum and the Palm Springs Museum of Art (Des Moines Art Center September 20, 2007 - January 20, 2007; Berkeley Art Museum February 13 – May 18, 2008; Palm Springs Art Museum September 12 – December 7, 2008). www.desmoinesartcenter.org

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has acquired JOAN BROWN’s 1971 painting A Family Portrait which will be included in their forthcoming 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 has acquired a drawing by ROBERT ARNESON, J.B., 1980, a portrait of the artist Joan Brown. The piece will compliment other holdings of Bay Area artists in the museum’s collection including works by Roy De Forest and Joan Brown.

The New Orleans Museum of Art has recently acquired LESLEY DILL’s bronze sculpture Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006 for the museum’s collection. The piece will be on view in the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

LESLEY DILL was on of 10 artists to receive an Anonymous Was a Woman award for 2008.

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.

DIANE EDISON is one of ten recipients for this year’s Anonymous Was a Woman awards. 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.

LESLEY DILL, in collaboration with composer Thomas Morgan, has been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant for their opera project Divide Light commissioned by the Montalvo Arts Center.

KAKO UEDA has been awarded a 2007 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the printmaking/drawing/artist’s book category. NYFA is the nation’s largest provider of funding, information and services to individual artists, awarding 122 NYFA Fellowships to 124 New York artists representing eight artistic disciplines. This year’s 124 NYFA Fellows were chosen among over 3,000 applicants. Fellows were selected by peer panels in each artistic discipline.

PUBLICATIONS

DIANE EDISON’s Dynamic Color Painting for the Beginner will be published in Spring 2008 by Harry Abrams and will be distributed in the United States and England, as well as China and South Korea.

KAKO UEDA is featured in New American Paintings issue #74, released this spring.

   

2007
NEWS

ROY DE FOREST 1930 - 2007

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of ROY DE FOREST, who died unexpectedly on Friday, May 18th in Vallejo, California, following a brief illness. He was 77 and lived in Port Costa, California.

The son of migrant farmers, Roy Dean De Forest was born in North Platte, Nebraska in 1930. He moved to San Francisco in 1950 where he attended the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), receiving his BFA and MFA from San Francisco State College. He was represented for many years by the Hansen Fuller Gallery, subsequently the Fuller Gross Gallery, in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Art organized a retrospective exhibition in 1974, which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1975. Roy’s 1964 debut exhibition with Allan Frumkin in New York marked the beginning of an association that continues to this day. His most recent exhibitions were held at the George Adams Gallery in December, 2005 and Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, 2006.

He is survived by his wife Gloria, whom he married in 1974, and by his daughter, Oriana, and son, Pascal, both of Concord, California.

When I last spoke with Roy, about a week before his death, it was a lengthy conversation that included his excited description of a challenging new project. Roy never tired of finding interesting and often elaborate solutions to complicated - or even not so complicated - problems. And no one would ever solve a problem the way Roy did - the path he chose was always unique.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

LESLEY DILL is included in Skin of/in Contemporary Art organized by the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, on view October - December 2007. The exhibition features several of Dill’s large-scale black and white photographs, noted for their tactile surfaces achieved through scraping and pulling off emulsion, rubbing in charcoal and oil paint, as well as stitching and stamping words taken from Emily Dickinson, Rilke, and Kafka. Other artists include Philip Brophy, Jan Frabre, Tim Hawkinson, Tomoko Hayashi, Motohiko Odani, Orlan, Yasuyuki Nishio, Marc Quinn, Kiki Smith, and Lee Dong Wook. http://www.nmao.go.jp/english/skin/index.html

Currently on view, A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, held in Rutgers University, Zimmerli Art Museum. An ambitious exhibit of approximately 90 photographs from a major private collection of photography, amassed by Arthur and Anne Goldstein. The exhibition explores two themes: the continued use of black-and-white photgraphy as a medium of visual and historical consequence, and a growing tendency to exploit photography for an expressive and conceptual range far beyond its traditional role as a simple visual transcription of reality. The collection represents major figures whose work spans 1950 to the present. Among the works are photos by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, LESLEY DILL , and Cindy Sherman. For further information and dates please contact, http://www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

JAMES BARSNESS and VALERIE DEMIANCHUK are featured in New Directions in American Drawing, currently on view at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA through September 16, 2007. The exhibition was organized by The Columbus Museum, Georgia and will travel to the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN in November. Exploring the innovative drawing practices of 15 artists, the show includes Barsness’ largest piece to date, "The Prize" (2002). Measuring approximately 10 x 12 feet, the mixed media work is comprised of ink and oil paint on collaged paper, mounted on canvas. Typical of many of Barsness’ works, "The Prize" takes as its subject human interaction, in this case, bureaucracy. The central image of the painting is a large propeller plane set in a desert. Characters of all types - human, animal and cartoon - swarm in and around the fuselage, with the interior of the plane depicted in cut-away. Scattered throughout the surface of the canvas are ten small "books," painted and shaped to conform to the image rendered on the canvas which, when opened, reveals a second narrative layer. Valerie Demianchuk is represented by two meticulously detailed pencil drawings depicting singular natural objects. Drawn from life and isolated in an expansive void of white paper, Demianchuk’s drawings are a blend of realism and gestural abstraction. Other artists in the exhibition include Suzanne Bocanegra, Hilary Brace, Brad Brown, Ingrid Calame, Leonardo Drew, Anthony Goicolea, Edgar Jerins, Julie Mehretu, Amy Myers, Robyn O’Neil, Peggy Preheim, Jane South, and Lee Walton.

In the Spring of 2007, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase presented a one-person show of new sculpture by LESLEY DILL entitled Tremendous World. Curated by DeDe Young and installed in the museum’s main gallery, the exhibition featured Dill’s largest works to date, including "Rush", a cut-out metal foil installation measuring 60 feet long. A color catalogue with an essay by Tom Patterson and an interview with the artist by the curator is available. (February 11 - June 10, 2007) www.neuberger.org

SANDY WINTERS had a one-person show of new work at the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. (March 9 - April 15, 2007)

JAMES BARSNESS exhibited two paintings in "Maximalist Painting" at Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts. (Feb 16 - March 25, 2007)

AMER KOBASLIJA exhibited small and large-scale paintings from his Studio series at Galerie RX in Paris. (December 7, 2006 - January 24, 2007)

Dreaming of Speech without Words an exhibition of early paintings and painted objects by H.C. WESTERMANN, organized by the Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, traveled to the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Dennis Adrian and exhibition curator, Michael Rooks. (February 11 - March 27, 2007).

An exhibition of wire sculpture by LESLEY DILL organized by Michael J. Beam was on view at the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University in Buffalo, NY. (December 1, 2006 - April 18, 2007) www.niagara.edu/cam/

SANDY WINTERS exhibited three paintings in the Homecoming exhibition at the Kansas City Jewish Museum’s Epsten Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas.(November 5 - December 28, 2006) www.epstengallery.org

The opening exhibition in the new contemporary wing at The Phoenix Art Museum includes two bronze self-portraits by ROBERT ARNESON currently on long-term loan to the museum. They are featured in the newly designed sculpture courtyard. Other artists on view included JOSE BEDIA, JOAN BROWN, JAMES MCGARRELL, and PETER SAUL.

Works by ROBERT ARNESON and PETER SAUL were included in Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl a group exhibition curated by Ann Wolfe at the San Jose Museum of Art in California. The exhibition, which features works by 30 artists who examine suburban culture, is accompanied by a book with text by Ann Wolfe and an introduction by Lucy Lippard. (September 23, 2006-February 4, 2007) www.sjmusart.org

The exhibition of DIANE EDISON’S portrait drawings, "Diane Edison: Black & White," on view at the gallery during April and May of 2007, will travel to the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina (June - August), and to the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia (September - November). The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Tom Styron, director of the Greenville County Museum of Art. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art, Edison will give a lecture on her work Thursday September 30th and lead a three day workshop through the museum’s Walter Gropius Master Artist Series. http://www.hmoa.org/pages/workshops.html/

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles has acquired ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’s Illegal Alien’s Guide to Philosophical Thinking (2006). A highlight from the artist’s recent solo show with the gallery, Illegal Alien’s Guide to Philosophical Thinking reconfigures the topical debate of immigration with references to African slaves, Mayan and Aztec cultures, and Renaissance theories of perspective. Chagoya’s unique codex joins a burgeoning collection at the Hammer of recent works on paper with an emphasis on figurative and imagistic works.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, New York has acquired " Rush" (2006) by LESLEY DILL one of the four site-responsive works Dill created for her recent exhibition "Tremendous World."

The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, New York, also purchased a piece from their recent LESLEY DILL exhibition: "A Spider Sewed at Night," a woven wire chair sculpture which includes language from Emily Dickinson.

Two pieces from LESLEY DILL’s 1995-96 tapestry series were recently acquired by museums: "Vision Catcher" (1995) was purchased by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas and "White Threaded Poem Girl" (1996) went to the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery purchased "Embarking on the Sea of the Bleeding Hare," a 1978 painting by ROY DE FOREST as well "Jackson," 1978, a portrait of Jackson Pollock by ROBERT ARNESON for the museum’s collection.

An early construction by ROY DE FOREST, "Off the Patagonia Coast" (1962) was acquired by the San Jose Museum of Art.

The Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock recently added an early ALFRED LESLIE abstract work on paper, "II" (1960), watercolor, oil, collage on paper, to their extensive collection of drawings. In addition the Arkansas Art Center acquired a self-portrait sculpture by MICHAEL FERRIS.