CATHERINE HOWE + DAVID KIMBALL ANDERSON: The Audacious Still Life
March 10 - April 22, 2017
In the Country, By the Sea-- Parts I and II
June 24 - September 1, 2016
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present In the Country, By the Sea, on view from June 24 to August 20, 2016. The exhibition will survey paintings, works on paper, prints and sculpture by 17 artists that reference the land and the sea. Spanning over 60 years, the works will range in style, from plein aire impressionism, to realism to total abstraction, pushing the limits of a traditionally representational genre.
SUMMER REMIX: A Group Salon
July 10 - August 30, 2014
Summer is an opportunity to exhibit fresh new ideas from our gallery artists and introduce fresh new artists.
The Decade Show: An Anniversary Exhibition
September 17 - November 12, 2011
THE DECADE SHOW: An Anniversary Exhibition
September 17 – November 12, 2011
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present “The Decade Show: An Anniversary Exhibition,” a celebratory exhibition marking the gallery’s 10-year anniversary, on September 17 through November 12, 2011. With a special focus on the 10 artists who have been integral to the gallery over the last 10 years, the show will feature unexpected groupings of work to create an exciting dialogue between the artists and their pieces, demonstrating the vitality and scope of our programming.
The 10th anniversary exhibition will showcase artists, David Kimball Anderson, Stanley Boxer, Antonio Carreno, Ken Elliott, Theodore Fried, Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida, Lawrence Kelsey, Wosene Worke Krosof, Ted Larsen, and Linda Touby. The show will present works in several mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.
“It’s been quite a decade. Time passes by quickly, but I look back at the friends we’ve made, the exhibitions we’ve presented, and what we’ve accomplished. There’s a lot that I’m proud of, and I hope we’ve been a positive influence in our area — providing a link to exceptionally talented artists, and facilitating an interaction with great work,” Madelyn Jordon said.
Additional festivities surrounding the gallery’s anniversary have been planned, including a benefit silent auction of exciting artworks by emerging and established artists every two weeks, a mobile pop-up gallery traveling county-wide, and an Open House on September 17, 2011 to kick off the show. The public is invited.
The rotating silent auctions will feature works by new and established artists, such as Josef Albers, John Beerman, Ross Bleckner, Zang Fanzhi, Makoto Fujimura, Dan Gualdoni, Paul Hunter, Alex Katz, Wolf Khan, Patrick LoCicero, Kim McCarty, Yue Minjun, Pablo Picasso, Earl Scofield, Hunt Slonem, Christina Stahr, Fumiko Toda, Michael Torlen and others. Every two weeks, you will have a chance to bid on a curated group of works by phone, by e-mail or in person.
On select evenings throughout the fall, we will be traveling county-wide with our mobile pop-up art gallery to towns such as Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenwich, Bronxville and Rye. Residents will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of three Josef Albers prints. Details regarding locations and times will be posted on our website, Twitter and Facebook.
Opening its doors within the Scarsdale community in the fall of 2001, MJFA has been a source for experienced and novice collectors in contemporary art for 10 years. Our commitment to quality and our loyal clients have allowed the gallery to survive past the art market crash of 2007 and a weak economy. We are thankful to the talents of our artists and the business of our clients over the last 10 years.
As stated by Roberta Smith, New York Times chief art critic, “The art dealers’ creed is partly financial, partly educational. They want to make money, in order to support themselves and their artists, but they also want to exhibit things that, ideally, you don’t see every day, things that expand the viewing public’s sense of the present or the past in some way” (New York Times, p. C-22, 8/19/11). That has been this gallery’s goal and we look forward to continuing for years to come.
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30AM - 5:30PM
Preview MJFA at ArtHamptons: Including works by David Kimball Anderson, Milton Avery, Stanley Boxer, McWillie Chambers, Dan Christensen, Elaine de Kooning, Larry Horowitz, Akiko Ida & Pierre Javelle, Wolf Kahn, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Ted Larsen, Hunt Slonem
July 1 - July 11, 2010
David Kimball Anderson & Morris Graves: A Unique Pairing
November 19, 2009 - January 9, 2010
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David Kimball Anderson & Morris Graves: A Unique Pairing
November 19, 2009 – January 9, 2010
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present a unique exhibition of sculpture by David Kimball Anderson and works on paper by Morris Graves, entitled David Kimball Anderson & Morris Graves: A Unique Pairing from November 19, 2009 – January 9, 2010. An earlier version of this exhibition, featuring solely Anderson’s sculpture, was exhibited to great acclaim in 2007 at the Salt Lake Art Center, UT, later traveling to Spur Projects, CA and to Linda Durham Contemporary Art, in Santa Fe, NM. Here, Anderson’s sculptures are exhibited alongside Graves’s paintings. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 6-8PM. The artist will be present and the public is invited. Previews and private showings are by appointment only.
In the exhibition, sculptor David Kimball Anderson crosses the media and spatial divide to pay homage to Northwest spiritual painter Morris Graves. Inspired by the book Morris Graves: Flower Paintings, a collection of Graves’s beautifully rendered later floral still lifes, Anderson has translated the pictorial objects of Graves’s watercolor and tempera paintings into spatial forms of bronze, steel, glass, and paint.
Anderson’s pieces have a very specific and studied relationship to Graves’s paintings, down to a shared scale of the bottles and vases pictured. In keeping with his minimalist approach however, Anderson pares Graves’s arrangements to their bare essentials, most notably seen in his floral treatment. As in the Japanese art of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, Anderson often depicts arching stems, branches and leaves, as well as the flower itself. While Graves achieved a lightness through his flower handling, Anderson too attains this quality through the reduction of competing elements. Graves’ familiar round and squared vases often anchor Anderson’s sculptures, and are only sometimes graced with a metal stem or branch.
Regarding his later still lifes, Graves said, “I have stopped saying anything about anything; there is no statement or message other than the presence of flowers and light.” His vibrant, translucent flowers are painted with dark tonal washes that envelop the background and tabletops of his paintings. Light dances on Graves’s canvases - from his porcelain vases that seemingly reflect light as a result of the artist’s color choices to his glass vases that absorb the coloration of the surface washes. As art critic John Yau noted, “The luster of porcelain and the transparency of glass underscore the artist’s (Graves’s) interest in the passage of light and color…” In response, Anderson skillfully achieves this coloration through the application of the surface treatment, or patina, to his bronze and steel vases, while splashing his flowers and berries in orange, white, and blue. He has also harnessed qualities inherent with working in sculpture, namely the interplay with surrounding light – bouncing off surfaces and casting shadows.
This series of work is a wedding of Anderson’s and Graves’s aesthetics. The exhibition offers the opportunity to experience both artists directly and explore their similarities - fundamental parallels between the two artists - and differences. Anderson invites us to visit a space that was once two dimensional and experience it anew.
David Kimball Anderson attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he sculpted under the tutelage of James Reineking and Bruce Nauman. Anderson is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Individual awards, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a John Michael Kohler Art Center Residency Grant, Foundry. The artist has been exhibited widely, including “The Whitney Biennial” at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 1975 and Lemmons Contemporary in Chelsea in 2003. His works are included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Albuquerque Museum, and The Oakland Museum. Anderson has also been featured in several national publications including Art in America and The New York Times.
Morris Graves began receiving a subsidy from the government's Works Progress Administration project that gave artists a small income in exchange for producing artwork. Graves’s national reputation began with the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition “Americans 1941 – 18 Artists from 9 States.” In 1946 Graves was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship to enter U.S. Army occupied Japan and work with Japanese artists; but, was unable to proceed to Japan. His works are in public collections such as the Tait Britain in London, Portland Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Tues. - Sat., 10:30am - 5:30pm