Please join us on Saturday, April 28th for the second annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. This free event invites the public to visit galleries and attend events led by industry experts on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St to East 86th St. Artist Catherine Drabkin will also be hosting a talk at the gallery at 2pm. Please RSVP here to attend Catherine's talk. For more information, including a list of all the events and participating galleries, please visit the Gallery Walk website.
Just Off Madison is a select group of American Art dealers who host a collective open house during New York’s American Art week. With locations spanning a dozen blocks of Madison Avenue, the walkabout provides an opportunity for clients and colleagues to stroll leisurely along the Avenue, visit our galleries and view our quality offerings in intimate spaces. For more information and a list of participating galleries, please visit the Just Off Madison website.
In case you didn't get a chance to attend Master Drawings New York this year, you can read a review of the fair on the Hyperallergic website. Highlighting his visit to Kraushaar Galleries, the contributor Seph Rodney states, "As with times previous, I found myself drawn to a diversity of work: illustrations, studies, human portraiture, animal portraiture, nudes, a couple of surreal landscapes, and inventive, post-war abstract works. I was surprised to find the latter, and when I admitted to Katherine Degn of Kraushaar Galleries that I admired her gallery the most of those I had seen that day, she said to me that their emphasis was more on the “drawing” than on the “masters.” This is where I saw a strange dreamscape by Dorothy Dehner titled “Balloon Ascension #3: Dithyrambe Played by the Ashraf” (1947), and a couple works that were not actually drawing: a print from a woodcut by John Storrs “Repose (Reclining Figure Under a Tree)” (ca. 1920); and a black-and-white, abstract work by William Kienbusch, “From the Porch, Cape Split #2” (1972), which might represent an old set of antenna that used to typically line the roofs of houses in the 1970s."
Saturday, January 27th to Saturday, February 3rd
Preview day: Friday, January 26th, 4-8pm
Daily Hours: 11am - 6pm
Sunday, January 28th, 2pm - 6pm
Established in 2006, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city. For more information and a list of all participating galleries, please visit MDNY website here.
The current exhibition POST WAR PRINTMAKING IN THE UNITED STATES, 1945 - 1955 is on view through March 17, 2018, at the Krannert Art Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Culled from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights a range of printmaking techniques employed by Leonard Baskin, Bernard Buffet, Ralston Crawford, Worden Day, Leonard Edmonson, Antonio Frasconi, Stanley William Hayter, John Paul Jones, Vera Klement, Mauricio Lasansky, Seong Moy, Gabor Peterdi, Jackson Pollock, Karl Schrag, Hedda Sterne, John Talleur, Rufino Tamayo, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Richard Zellner.
Still reeling from the horrors of World War II, artists in the United States felt compelled to find new meaning in their art and, in doing so, sought different artistic techniques and methods. A number of painters and sculptors began experimenting with printmaking, often attending printing studios, such as Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York City. For more information, please visit the museum's website.
Jerome Myers: The Ash Can Artist of the Lower East Side will open November 20 and run through February 2, 2018 at The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN. For more information, please visit the museum website.
The Art of
Self Portrait, 1946. John Sloan (1871–1951). Casein tempera underpaint with oil varnish glaze on panel, 16 × 12 1/8 inches (40.6 × 30.8 cm). Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1986 © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Opening October 21st and running through January 28, 2018, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988. An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition includes nearly 100 works–drawings, prints, and paintings–produced between 1890 and 1946. The Delaware Art Museum holds the largest collection of work by the American artist and illustrator John Sloan, as well as a rich trove of archival materials. This exhibition draws from and celebrates this extraordinary collection, made possible by the artist’s widow Helen Farr Sloan. For more information, please visit the Delaware Art Museum website.
Diamonds, Rings & Courts: Sports is More Than a Game features the following artists: Gina Adams, Emma Amos, Holly Bass, Derek Fordjour, Jeff & Gordon, Dave Johnson, Shaun Leonardo, JC Lenochan, Andrea Katz, Ray Materson, Leah Modigliani, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Karen Shaw, Natalie Shields, Jean Shin, Kevin J. Varrone, Lee Walton, New Craft Artists in Action. The exhibition will run September 5th through November 17th, with an opening reception held on September 22nd from 4:30 - 6 pm. Lee Walton has created a new series of 21 drawings for the exhibition based on the St. John's University baseball team and plans to hold a walking project related to the show in New York City on the weekend of October 21st. For more information please visit the St. John's University website.
Pittsburgh Friends -
Neighbors on the North Side come together to bring a neglected greenway to life in an animated film!
Join us to see animated organic forms grow up the steps to lead the viewer and walker up, into, and through nature to the accompaniment of reminiscence from residents of Arch Court Senior Living and the music of Joel Pace.
Produced and directed by Catherine Drabkin and Pahl Hluchan, this short film promotes a neglected urban green space that connects Central North Side and Perry Hilltop. In it, members of the community collaborate on a clean up of the steps that connect Arch Street and Perrysville Avenue, create a work of art, and animate it to celebrate an underappreciated link to nature and to the greater North Side community.
Please visit the website for more information and to RSVP.
An article by Lucas Peterson for the New York Times highlights the local art, music and food scene of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy Gilson's house-turned-art project, Randyland, is featured in the story as a favorite of the city, and is also the subject for many pieces by Pittsburgh artist Catherine Drabkin.
"...but Pittsburgh’s art scene impressed me the most. Not just standbys like the world-class Mattress Factory, where I saw light-bending shows by James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama, but less conventional exhibitions like the home of Randy Gilson, a local artist. The 60-year-old, who lives with his partner, Mac, turned a dilapidated home he bought in the ’90s (“It was all drugs and gangs back then,” Mr. Gilson said), for $10,000, into Randyland, a personal expression of joy and an extraordinary piece of public art."
On Thursday, May 4, at 6:30pm, the Museum of the City of New York will host a talk with historian Avis Berman on the impact of James McNeill Whistler on the artists of The Eight and their circle. The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, please see the museum website.
Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these painters – advocates of urban realism and members of what is known as the Ashcan School – are often presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were admirers and emulators rather than denigrators. Whistler’s life and work were essential to them, as Avis Berman, noted writer and art historian, will illustrate using comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.
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To welcome the 2017 baseball season, artist Lee Walton has created a series of 15 drawings based on significant games in Atlanta Braves history for the Atlanta Airport Art Program. In these visual box scores, Walton constructs a system that translates and records the action of the games into the drawings before you. Acting as a visual guide for a live athletic performance, Walton's system interprets the unfolding game; curved graphite lines stand for base hits; a fly ball out is a straight line and angle; a double is a wide stripe running top to bottom; a home run is a thick dark blue line across paper; areas of wash represent strikeouts and walks; errors are bright green line segments. For more information and images of the 15 drawings, please visit Lee Walton's website.
On the Saturday preceding Frieze New York and the TEFAF New York fairs, the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will give the public time and space to visit the many galleries located on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St. up to East 86th St.
This event is free and open to the public, and features over sixty curator & artist talks where you can hear from experts about collections on view. To learn more and register, please click 'Calendar' on the event website to RSVP for the curator and artists talks at the galleries of your choice. Kraushaar Galleries will host an artist talk with Catherine Drabkin at 1 pm. She will talk about her work, approach to painting and thoughts on process and inspiration.
Madison Avenue Gallery Walk is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information, kindly visit www.madisonavenuebid.org
The University of Richmond Museums opens CROOKED DATA (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art on February 9 through May 5, 2017, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art. The exhibition features art by twenty-one contemporary artists and studios who work with data in nontraditional ways, including the work of Lee Walton. Some artists incorporate data from known sources, using it as an aesthetic device divorced from its originally intended interpretive function. Others gather and manifest data that might normally be considered not worthy of collecting. And some of the works explore alternatives to standard data visualization forms and practices.
“We see data and data visualization everywhere — graphs in the news about voting statistics, interactive maps on our phones, animated weather radars and charts, standardized testing scores, etc.,” says the exhibition curator N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions, University Museums. “The artists in this exhibition use data and data visualization as their subject and their process, creatively questioning our assumptions about how we decide what information is important and how we communicate and interpret information visually.”
More information including an online exhibition catalogue available here.
Lee Walton, The Golden State Warriors, 24 Game Winning Streak Plus System Notes and Game 25, October 27 - December 11, 2015, 2015, ink and wash on paper, 7.25 x 6.25 inches (18.4 x 15.9 cm), details Game 3, Game 5, Game 23.
Currently on view through December 18th at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University is the exhibition RECENT ACQUISITIONS: GIFFORD BEAL IN ROCKPORT. As stated on the museum website,
"The impetus for the exhibition is a painting by Beal that was acquired in 2014 with funds raised by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, titled After the Storm, from c. 1930, in which lobster fishermen scour the shore for traps and buoys that have been scattered by a gale. The painting is also accompanied by a selection of prints and drawings featuring images of Rockport’s fishing industry, all recent gifts from the estate of Gifford Beal made through the efforts of Kraushaar Galleries, which gave the artist his first solo exhibition in 1920 and thereafter served as his dealer for the remainder of his career."
For more information, please visit the Palmer Museum of Art website.
Katherine Degn, Director/Partner, of Kraushaar Galleries is featured in the November/December 2016 issue of American Fine Art Magazine. Read her report on the state of the art market below or stop by the gallery to pick up a copy of the current issue.
November 3rd through December 16th, 2016, Kraushaar Galleries will present our new exhibition INTERIOR VIEWS, featuring paintings and works on paper by Gifford Beal, Romare Bearden, Guy Pène du Bois, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Marguerite Zorach, and others.
On November 21st, 2016, from 10am-2pm, we will be participating in JUST OFF MADISON, an open house for American art private dealers located along Madison Avenue. Please contact the gallery for details or visit the website for a map and complete list of galleries.
Kraushaar Galleries will also be presenting in MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK 2017, which will run January 21st through 28th. Please see the website for a full list of participating galleries.
More information to come!
"Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17," an exhibition of abstract graphics and works in other media by eight artists, will be on view at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center from August 4 through October 29, 2016. Organized by guest curator Christina Weyl, PhD, co-founder and co-president of the Association of Print Scholars, the exhibition highlights the innovative techniques developed at Atelier 17, an experimental printmaking studio that operated in New York City from 1940-1955. Nearly 200 artists made prints there, almost half of them women. The exhibition focuses on a core group--Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson and Anne Ryan--who bent traditional printmaking rules and explored uncharted aesthetic terrain in various intaglio and relief printing techniques. For more information, please visit their website.