Metal Stacks & Preliminary Drawings
January 6 – February 28
Artist Reception and Book Signing: February 7th
Metal Stacks and Preliminary Drawings, is an exhibtion of new painted steel boxes and drawings by Stuart Arends. This show coincides with the release of a new book about the artist.
March 14 – April 30
The Richard Levy Gallery announces the opening of Adam Henry, New Paintings, a show of new work by young up-and-coming artist Adam Henry. Adam’s rich figurative paintings are inspired by old family photographs and memories, revealing fragmented recollections frozen in time. Adam paints directly from these images, scraping back his paintings with a palette knife, dematerializing the figures into their environment. The result: forms which dissolve into the space around them, suggesting their own temporality and the fleeting moments in time in which they perpetually exist. This obscuration of Adam’s personal past leaves the audience with little understanding of what is actually occurring in these scenes, forcing viewers to search their own memory archives and personal histories for the answers. The consequences of this are quite effective: Adam’s experiences translate into situations which become recognizable on a broader, more universal level; Adam’s memories become the memories of the viewer.
The show opens on Saturday, March 14th and will continue through the end of April.
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
May 8 – 12
The Richard Levy Gallery has been selected to participate in ART Chicago 1998. This is the gallery’s 4th year of acceptance into the world-renowned contemporary art fair.
More than 200 of the world’s most distinguished galleries will be taking part in the largest and most prestigious annual art fair in the United States. The fair takes place at the newly refurbished Navy Pier in Chicago from May 8-12, 1998.
Richard Levy Gallery will be exhibiting the original works of Terry Allen, an anonymous artist, Stuart Arends, Louise Bourgeois, Mala Breuer, Christopher Brown, Suzanne Caporael, Richard Diebenkorn, Lesley Dill, Peter Halley, Adam Henry, Jasper Johns, David Levinthal, Roy Lichtenstein, Wes Mills, Bruce Nauman, Robert ParkeHarrison, Richard Prince, Bill Thompson, Richard Tuttle, Susan Wing, and many others…The work exhibited will consist of drawings, sculpture, paintings, and prints.
The Richard Levy Gallery is publishing three new prints to be released in May, to coincide with the opening of ART Chicago 1998. Two of the prints will be the gallery’s annual $100 prints. This year’s artists are Holly Roberts and Robert ParkeHarrison.
Richard Levy Gallery and Linda Durham Contemporary Art of Galisteo, NM will be the only galleries representing the state of New Mexico at the fair.
Summer Group Show Part I
Terry Allen, Mala Breuer, Christopher Brown, Suzanne Caporael, Lesley Dill, Adam Henry, David Levinthal, Wes Mills, Bruce Nauman, Robert ParkeHarrison, Bill Thompson, Richard Tuttle, and Susan Wing
May 15 – July 3
Reception: May 15, 5 – 9
A post- ART Chicago 1998 celebration consitts of two back to back exhibtions of works by artists that were featured by the gallery at the most prestigious art fair in the country. Part 1 includes the works by Terry Allen, Stuart Arends, Mala Breuer, an anonymous artist, Christopher Brown, Suzanne Caporael, Lesley Dill, Peter Halley, Adam Henry, David Levinthal, Wes Mills, Bruce Nauman, Robert ParkeHarrison, Richard Prince, Holly Roberts, Bill Thompson, Richard Tuttle, and Susan Wing.
Summer Group Show Part II
Ashley Alexander, Todd Baxter, Louise Bourgeois, Mala Breuer, Vija Celmins, James Drake, Adam Henry, Roberto Juarez, Bruce Nauman, Brian O’Connor, Richard Serra
July 14 – August 29
Reception: July 17, 5–9
Summer group show continues featuring works by Ashley Alexander, Todd Baxter, Louise Bourgeois, Mala Breuer, Vija Celmins, James Drake, Adam Henry, Roberto Juarez, Bruce Nauman, Brian O’Connor, Richard Serra
Sept 5 – October 10
Reception: September 18, 5:00 – 9:00
Boston based artist Bill Thompson’s new series of paintings titled “Altered Flats” emerged as a result of a year long struggle to redefine his approach to monochromatic painting. Searching for a more intuitive and expressive process, he chose to avoid focusing on the physical qualities of paint, instead reconsidering the wood structure beneath. A meticulous sanding procedure enables the paintings to evolve into glacial or molten landscape forms. The final product is a polished and highly reflective enameled surface which is undeniably a monochromatic surface that despite its subtle contours, undulates as the viewer passes.
Resembling cutaway slabs of smooth rock or frozen slices of a lake’s rippling surface, these new works succeed at uniting Bill’s deep desire for the ultimate reduction with his strong reverence for the natural world. Ironically, these altered flats allude to an unaltered environment. By considerably diminishing the weight of the panels, the paintings achieve more with less.
San Francisco International Art Expo
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
October 1 – 4
The Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the 100 distinguished galleries from around the world to participate in the first edition of the San Francisco International Art Expo. The galleries, representing 12 countries, will assemble at Fort Mason Center to exhibit and offer for sale the best examples of 20th century art work in all media. Richard Levy Gallery presents works by an anonymous artist, late 20th c., Stuart Arends, Mala Breuer, Suzanne Caporael, Adam Henry, David Levinthal, Wes Mills, Autumn Rooney, Bill Thompson, and Susan Wing.
This 3-day show, from October 1-4, 1998, brings to the West Coast an unparalleled opportunity for the public and art professionals to experience an overview of the modern and contemporary art market.
The SFIAE is a project of Thomas Blackman Associates, producers of the internationally acclaimed annual art exposition Art Chicago, which takes place each May at Navy Pier.
Oct 17 – Nov 14
The Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Matt Gray: Photographs from Spit, a selection of color photographs from a 3-year, 100 image body of work.
Matt Gray’s large-scale c-prints depict American Icon figures in dramatic landscapes. Cowboys, white rabbits, prom queens, and storybook characters are situated within stage-like settings. The end result is a mysterious reality, blurring the line between a factual, familiar world and fantasy.
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 17, 5–8
Benefit Exhibtion for Habitat for Humanity
November 20 – December 12
Reception: Friday, November 20, 5–9