Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Modern and Contemporary Selections
February 1 - April 28, 2012
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
Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures
May 20 - July 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures”
May 20 – July 10, 2010
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present an exhibition of recent works by two artists, Larry Horowitz and Ted Larsen, entitled “Larry Horowitz & Ted Larsen: Recent Paintings and Sculptures” from May 20 – July 10, 2010. The exhibition marks the second for Westchester based painter, Larry Horowitz, and the fifth for Santa Fe based sculptor, Ted Larsen, at the gallery. Private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition displays an inspired pairing of two exceptional artists in mid-career. New York artist Larry Horowitz, a respected landscape painter working in the Plein Air tradition, travels extensively throughout America. His favorite locations, the picturesque harbors and summer beaches of the New England coastline and the dense forests and farms of the Hudson Valley are fuel for his work. Horowitz’s paintings are intimate depictions of color and light reflected through the atmosphere at different times of day and seasons, from clear skies to inclement weather. His paintings are alluring and tend to elicit a range of emotions in the viewer.
Horowitz’s works reflect a careful attention to traditional methods and materials. While his works reflect a respect for the Hudson River School painters in his signature application of paint – thickly painted impasto, palette knife carved surfaces, Horowitz’s colors are contemporary. Stylistically, his land and seascapes bridge the divide between representation and near abstraction.
Santa Fe artist Ted Larsen, formally a landscape painter, presents a series of box works reflecting his continuing practice of transforming salvaged metal into individualistic sculpture. His meticulously rendered, patterned constructions, outwardly reminiscent of minimalist painting, are a unique blend of pure aesthetics and historical subtext. Both metaphorical and non-objective, the artist does not intend to symbolize or represent an outside reality, allowing the viewer to make their own connections.
The choice of color, plane of color, line, texture, and material are principal in Larsen's work. The artist is continually in pursuit of non-traditional materials, re-claiming discarded aluminum and steel from cars, road signage, architectural elements, and industrial machinery. The metal fragments are in themselves ready-made, contributing their own physical attributes and history. Larsen uses steel, ink, and graphite in these constructions, finishing the surface with either resin or bee’s wax. Employing a variety of labor-intensive processes - deconstructing, cutting, distressing, painting, and piecing together - his fabricated constructions come together as objects reinvented. The result is a collection of enchanting metal-clad jewel boxes.
Larry Horowitz has exhibited in numerous galleries across the United States and Canada. Horowitz’s work is included in The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, the Yorktown Museum, NY and the United States Embassies in Finland and Russia; and in numerous public and private collections, including IBM, Salomon Brothers, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Coopers & Lyband, SOHIO Petroleum Co., First National Bank of Boston, Fidelity Management Group, Reuben H. Donnelly Co., Equitable Life Insurance, and Pfizer Corporation.
Larsen was granted the 2009 Edward Albee Foundation Residency Fellowship and was honored with a grant in 2008 from The Pollock Krasner Foundation. He has exhibited in over thirty gallery and museum venues across the country. His work is included in the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Krasel Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan; and in many corporate and private collections including American Honda Motor Co., Inc., NBC, Capital One, Prudential Securities, Reader's Digest, United Artists, Proctor & Gamble, Forbes, Inc., PepsiCo, University of Miami, JP Morgan Chase, United Airlines, and Dreyfus Funds.
The highly individual art practice of each artist complements the other, and represents a sample of the range of works shown by the gallery.
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"Gentlemen.....Start Your Engines!" including works by: Jean Arp, Stanley Boxer, Alexander Calder, Dan Christensen, Gregory Crewdson, Bela Kadar, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Ted Larsen, Sol Lewitt, James Meyer, Kenneth Noland, James Siena, Agathe Snow, Su-en Won
February 27 - April 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“Gentlemen…..Start Your Engines!”
Artists Included: Jean Arp, Stanley Boxer, Alexander Calder, Dan Christensen, Gregory Crewdson, Bela Kadar, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Ted Larsen, Sol Lewitt, James Meyer, Kenneth Noland, James Siena, Agathe Snow, Su-en Wong, and others
February 27, 2010 – April 3, 2010
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to kick off the spring art season with a group exhibition, entitled “Gentlemen…..Start Your Engines!” from February 27 – April 3, 2010. We welcome the collector to seize this opportunity to view and purchase highly prized works by a selection of the finest Modern and Contemporary artists. The public is invited and private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper, spanning from the 1920s thru the present, by over 10 artists working in a variety of genres. This is MJFA’s first show with a focus on secondary market works by prominent collectible artists.
Exhibition highlights include works from the 1970’s through the 1990’s by several important artists, including an Alexander Calder airplane design in gouache for Braniff Airlines; an oil and mixed media painting by abstract artist Stanley Boxer, whose retrospective exhibition is currently on view at the Housatonic Museum of Art, in Bridgeport, CT; a poured and spray-gun painting by abstract painter Dan Christensen; and a large-scale chevron shaped canvas by the iconic American Color field painter Kenneth Noland.
Highlights by contemporary artists include two early staged photographs by Gregory Crewdson from his “Natural Wonder Series”; a graphic painting, richly layered with musical notes by James Meyer, an exuberant wreath sculpture by contemporary sensation Agathe Snow, recently exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS; and an elegant painting by Chinese-American artist, Su-en Wong.
The exhibition promises an exciting variety of prized works by a select group of accomplished Modern and Contemporary artists, highlighting the broad range of artistic practices in New York today.
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Ted Larsen: What You See Is What You Get
June 5 - July 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TED LARSEN – “What You See Is What You Get”
June 5 – July 11, 2009
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present “What You See Is What You Get”, a third solo exhibition of work by Santa Fe artist Ted Larsen. The exhibit shall run from June 5 - July 11, 2009. A reception will be held on Fri., June 5, 2009 from 6:00 - 8 p.m. Previews and private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition, comprised of over 25 works, reflects the artist's continuing practice of transforming salvaged sheet metal into remarkably individualistic sculpture. The wall-hung works presented fall into two distinct categories: meticulously rendered, patterned constructions, reminiscent of minimalist painting; and fully dimensional, whimsical forms comprised of compressed steel, wire-stitched fragments, and rivet-attached compartments. Larsen's creations are a new type of art; a unique blend of pure aesthetics with historical subtext. Both metaphorical and non-objective, he wants the viewer only to respond to what's in front of him and is not attempting to symbolize or represent an outside reality. Larsen states, "I want to remind the viewer of something they know inherently but can't quite place." The viewer is left to make their own connections, perhaps with an alternate object, mood, place, or time.
The choice of color, plane of color, line, texture, material, and mode of attachment are paramount in Larsen's work. The artist is continually in pursuit of non-traditional art materials, re-claiming discarded aluminum and steel from cars, road signage, architectural elements, and industrial machinery. The metal fragments are in themselves ready-made, contributing their own physical attributes and history. Employing a variety of labor-intensive processes - deconstructing, cutting, distressing, bending, painting, and piecing together - his fabricated constructions and whimsical forms come together as objects reinvented.
Larsen's current artistic journey began in the wake of 9/11, when the artist made a conscious decision to turn away from his highly successful career as a painter of vibrant-colored landscapes and barns. Propelled by the need to move beyond the "innocuous" and challenge both himself and his viewers, Larsen moved in a completely new direction. The years of exploration since 2001 have borne rich fruit.
Larsen was recently granted the 2009 Edward Albee Foundation Residency Fellowship and was honored with a grant in 2008 from The Pollock Krasner Foundation. He has exhibited in over thirty gallery and museum venues across the country. His work is included in the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Krasel Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan; and in many corporate and private collections including American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Bank One, NBC, Capital One, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Inc., Prudential Securities, Reader's Digest, United Artists, Proctor & Gamble, Forbes, Inc., PepsiCo, University of Miami, JP Morgan Chase, United Airlines, and Dreyfus Funds.
Tues - Sat, 10:30 - 5:30 p.m.
TED LARSEN: URBAN RENEWAL Metal Assemblage
April 28 - June 10, 2006
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art presents URBAN RENEWAL an exhibition of Ted Larsen's new body of work, on view from April 28 - June 10, 2006. The artist's dramatic turn away from his highly successful career as a painter of vibrant-colored pastel landscapes and barns after the disastrous events of 9/11 has produced a new artistic direction, creating objects which aspire to provoke environmental and social awareness. In the past three years, Larsen has focused exclusively on making labor intensive, architectural assemblages from found material. Constructed from cut strips of aluminum and steel from cars, appliances and scrap metal machinery, the discarded debris of American consumer culture, Larsen's elaborate process includes painstakingly deconstructing, manipulating, distressing, bending and repainting the metal. The end result are architectural, geometric abstractions, fixed together in smooth and linear compositions. Fixed to blocks of plywood, they are transformed into elegant sculpture. Drawing on artistic forebears as varied as Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, John Chamberlain and Frank Stella, Larsen's sculptures have a unique signature style.
The title of the exhibition aims to present Larsen's objects within a framework in which to examine the work in relation to society, as well as a personal, internal conflict; "The churning world has caused me to completely re-evaluate my work and its purpose to me and the world at large...I have come away driven to find the essence of my aesthetic; and I have found that first constructing my images, next deconstructing my images, and then finally reconstructing my images is the most authentic representation of my internal struggle..' Reconstructing bits of American urban decay into beautiful objects, the artist modestly offers a peace offering for a hopeful future world.
Ted Larsen was born in South Haven, Michigan in 1964. He received his BA from Northern Arizona University in 1986, with the prestigious Award of Painting Distinction. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, he has exhibited in more than two dozen gallery and museum venues across the country, and is included in many corporate and private collections including Reader's Digest, Proctor & Gamble, Forbes, Inc., Pepsico, and Dreyfus.
Images can be previewed at www.madelynjordonfineart.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006 6-8pm. All Welcome. Tues.-Sat., 10:30 am to 5:30pm.
"Ted Larsen: Moving East"
September 19 - November 1, 2003
For Immediate Release
Exhibition: “Ted Larsen: Moving East”
Dates: September 19 – Nov 1, 2003
Location: 6 Depot Place, Scarsdale NY 10583
Opening: Friday, September 19, 2003 6-8:30 pm
The gallery is pleased to announce Ted Larsen’s first solo exhibition in New York entitled “Ted Larsen: Moving East.” The 39 year old Sante Fe artist, highly acclaimed as a master of the pastel medium, made his mark working exclusively in chalk based pastels for the past 15 years. His subject, the landscape of rural Michigan of his youth and the Western trees, barns and rivers of adulthood of adulthood blend impressionistic and expressionist techniques. The result is a potent beauty, intense in color, mystical yet honest, romantic renderings of the land
However, Larsen, a risk-taker in his professional and personal life, has pushed the envelope in the past year by adding two new bodies of work. Experimenting with enamel on 22 gauge steel garnered from local salvage yards, the material of abandoned car parts, Larsen creates pared down, abstracted works, which combine deeply seeded artistic influences—Minimalism, historic Navaho textiles and, in an instinctual, oblique way, the landscape. The result is a marriage of East coast intellectual art history with Western culture and sensibilities, a broadening of the concept of American art. Similarly, the artist has applied this theoretical, minimalist approach to oils on canvas for the first time. These tall, thin paintings of Aspen trees mimic the monumental tree forms of the West, amplifying their inherent physical power and beauty. The juxtaposition of the pastels, canvases and metal paintings will be a focus of the show, and the artist’s virtuosity.
Ted Larsen was born in South Haven, Michigan in 1964. He received his BA from Northern Arizona University in 1986, Magna Cum Laude, with the prestigious Award of Painting Distinction. His work is in many corporate and private collections including Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, NY; Proctor & Gamble; Forbes, Inc; Pepsico; and Dreyfus.
For further information, call Madelyn Jordon at 914-723-8738.
Wed-Sat 10-5:30PM and by appt.