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.
April 4 - May 3, 2014
Featuring new artists to the gallery and new works by gallery artists.
July 10 - September 14, 2013
This exhibition features works by fifteen deifferent artists each providing their interpretation on themes of the summer.
September 29 - November 6, 2012
June 21 - August 18, 2012
By the Sea
February 1 - April 28, 2012
November 26, 2011 - January 14, 2012
BEJEWELED, BEWITCHED, BEDAZZLED: A Holiday Exhibition
November 26, 2011 – January 14, 2012
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present “Bejeweled, Bewitched, Bedazzled,” a holiday group exhibition on view November 26, 2011 through January 14, 2012. With a special focus on art with meditative qualities in the midst of a season defined by chaos, the show will feature signature works by a range of artists, including Makoto Fujimura, Stanley Boxer, Donald Sultan, Susan Wides, Eugene Healy, Anne de Villemejane, Abraham Walkowitz, Larry Horowitz, John Beerman and Pablo Picasso.
The show will present works in several mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, collage, and mixed media.
Makoto Fujimura works within the tradition of abstract painting and Nihonga, a medieval Japanese painting practice. He combines sumi ink, used in East Asian brush painting, with pure gold, silver and ground minerals, such as malachite, cinnabar, and vermilion to create unmistakable work. The work on view is a shimmering, multi-layered painting that attempts to span the void between transitory and eternal worlds.
Stanley Boxer is heavily influenced in the Modernist tradition and a superb manipulator of surfaces. In Memoireofmoment, Boxer combines diverse materials, such as glitter and wood, with generous quantities of oil paint to create sensual mélanges of texture and color. His work is represented in major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Donald Sultan, a prominent painter, printmaker and sculptor, is known for slightly abstract still-life compositions. He commonly uses bold, bright colors and deep black forms, as seen in Black and Red Poppy, which also employs his signature use of unorthodox media in its tar paper and plaster make-up. His work is included in many prestigious collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Australian National Gallery, and the Walker Art Center.
Susan Wides explores layers of human participation in communal spaces through the transformation of public activities into intimate scenes. Central Park [February 2010] was a part of her recent solo exhibition at the Hudson River Museum and one of her more well known works, as it was the cover for the International Center of Photography’s winter catalogue. Her work is in many collections, including Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Norton Museum of Art (FL) and the International Center of Photography (NY).
Eugene Healy illustrates abstract shore scenes in his works on view, orchestrating lines, shapes and colors into particular combinations to evoke ecstasy. This use of significant form, a theory coined by British art critic Clive Bell in 1913, induces particular moods and feelings in the viewer, created by his employment of paint, sand, fabrics and pieces of window screens.
Anne de Villemejane focuses on a subdued rendering of nudes in her work of view. The emotional tension in Nu Dechire Blanc is developed through a sense of color and texture, and comes from her curiosity about the primacy of emotion and energy in life. As a collage, Nu Dechire Blanc explores the body through distortion and manipulation.
Abraham Walkowitz illustrated renowned dancer Isadora Duncan extensively throughout her life and after she died. The Dancer, part of these drawings considered the most comprehensive record to capture Duncan’s essential dance movements and style, utilizes minimal line and was executed from memory.
Larry Horowitz is a respected landscape painter working in the Plein Air tradition, whose 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 The Clothesline reflects a careful attention to traditional methods and materials in his signature application of paint – thickly painted impasto, palette knife carved surfaces – Horowitz’s colors are contemporary. Stylistically, this work bridges the divide between representation and near abstraction.
John Beerman is a master of painting the American countryside. As a student of the school of the great Hudson River landscape painters, light is the presiding presence in Eastern Sky. His guileless wonder produces a memorable view of the serene beauty of nature. This peaceful, almost dreamlike scene floats off the medium surface, delivered with technical mastery and self-evident care. He delivers visual and emotional findings to the viewer, characterized by the full power of nature and devoid of human intervention. His work has been acquired by the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Brooklyn Museum, NYC; Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Farnsworth Museum, Rockland ME; and Neuberger Museum, Purchase NY.
June 3 - July 30, 2011
SUSAN WIDES: “Selected Works”
June 3 – July 30, 2011
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the highly regarded New York artist, SUSAN WIDES, entitled “Susan Wides: Selected Works” from June 3 – July 30, 2011 .An artist reception will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 6-8PM. The artist will be present and the public is invited. Previews and private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition of photographs looks at 13 selected works from several of Wides’s most popular series created over the past 14 years, “Kaaterskill,” “Mannahatta,” “Arts & Entertainment,” and “Bubbles.” The photographs feature Wides’s signature “tilt-shift” practice, employing a 4 X 5 view camera, and offer fresh perspectives on city and country environments of New York. An innovator in the arena of this now popular photographic style, Wides presents grand and dynamic spaces, rendering them majestic by a technique that allows her to shift the focal plane of the lens. The artist considers the subjectivity of vision in relation to time and memory in her lush scenes of upstate, and she slows down a city most notable for its bustle, leaving chosen details hazy to isolate elements that are generally overlooked. As Wides documents iconic city landmarks, she pushes the viewer to consider layers of human participation in communal spaces by transforming public activities into intimate scenes. The viewer is immersed into her image through a controlled use of color and light. By manipulating perception, the artist ensures an exchange between the viewer and the dramatic, almost atmospheric, image. One must get physically close to examine which details the artist has chosen to keep in sharp focus. The conscious and unconscious pulse of New York is captured, providing a seductive approach on memory, silence, space and community.
Susan Wides: “Selected Works” is the artist’s first solo show in Westchester County and coincides with Wides’s highly anticipated solo exhibition at the Hudson River Museum, entitled “Susan Wides: Hudson Valley, Mannahatta to Kaaterskill,” on view from May 28 – Sept. 11, 2011. In that exhibition, Wides created a series of photographs using Westchester’s verdant yet troubled landscape and iconic landmarks as fodder for her provocative works.
Susan Wides divides her time between New York City and Catskill, NY, exploring the characters of both places and the drama of environments. The Cincinnati-raised photographer, who comes from a lineage of woman artists, attended Indiana University and Kenyon College, studying with Henry Holmes Smith. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including The International Center of Photography (NY), The Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Norton Museum of Art (FR) and The Art Museum of Princeton University (NJ). She has been featured in major publications, including Art in America, The Washington Post, New York Times, Village Voice, and Harper’s Magazine.
Founded in 1994, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art specializes in 20th century and contemporary art in all media. The gallery, located in Scarsdale, NY, in lower Westchester County, seeks to be a source for collectors (both experienced and new to the field) for quality contemporary works of art. The gallery showcases the work of nationally prominent artists as well as those emerging. An eclectic sensibility is seen in the presentation of exhibitions in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and glass.
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
14 Chase Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Tel: (914) 723-8738
Tues – Sat 10:30 – 5:30PM