Clichy, French. Concentric millefiori, pink and white Clichy rose canes, in pink and white stave basket, 19th century
Glass. 1 11/16 x 2 7/16 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, FIA 1969.75.48

Small Worlds

April 7, 2018 - May 29, 2019

Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

Small Worlds features a survey of glass paperweights from the 19th century to present day. The exhibition highlights different techniques, styles, and various types of paperweights. The 19th century was the classic period for paperweight manufacture. This exhibition features works from European glass factories, including the French crystal manufactures Baccarat, Clichy, and St. Louis. Paperweight production all but ceased in Europe by the late 19th century but was revived in the mid-20th century in both Europe and America. Independent artists experimented with new designs, techniques, and materials. Paperweights continue to be a popular object of art today, and manufacturers and artists all over the world have enlarged the scope, scale, design and fabrication of this diminutive object. 

This exhibition not only features a vast collection of historical European paperweights from the FIA’s permeant collection but also a large variety of contemporary paperweights from important private collections. There are twenty-two contemporary artists whose works are included in the exhibition. Some of the earliest contemporary paperweights showcased were created by members of the Studio Glass Movement including Charles Kaziun and Dominick Labino. The collection expands to include twenty more current paperweight makers. There are many works by Paul Stankard, Rick Ayotte and Cathy Richardson to name a few that are on view in the exhibition.

 

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From the Exhibition

  • Baccarat, French, Garland on white "stardust" carpet ground, mid-19th century. Glass, 2 3/16 x 3 3/16 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, 1969.75.51

  • Paul Stankard, American, b. 1943, Rose Bouquet with James Joyce in a Potato Orb, 2007. Glass, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Private collection 

Davis Cone, American, born 1950. State-Autumn Evening, 2002. Acrylic on canvas. 26 1/2 × 46 1/2 inches (67.3 × 118.1 cm). Collection of John Gordon.

From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today

April 21, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Hodge Galleries

From Lens to Eye to Hand reexamines this important movement in contemporary art that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today. Use of the camera as the foundation of painterly expression is common today, but these artists were embarking on a new way of seeing and depicting the world and were groundbreaking in their creative process. The works in the exhibition demonstrate that Photorealism remains undiluted, conceptually coherent, and consistently compelling. Viewers can approach the work in an immediate level, for its technique, finesse, and appealing subject matter; but viewers can also go deeper, and enjoy the complexity and contradictions, the multiple means of entrance that Photorealism affords. 

The exhibition was organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Water MIll, New York.

This exhibition is sponsored by 

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From the Exhibition

  • Robert Bechtle, American, born 1932. '73 Malibu, 1974. Oil on canvas. 48 × 69 inches (121.9 × 175.3 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York

  • Audrey Flack, American, born 1931. Wheel of Fortune, 1977–1978. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 96 × 96 inches (243.8 × 243.8 cm). Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York. Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, 2016.20 

  • Ralph Goings, American, born 1928. Miss Albany Diner, 1993. Oil on canvas. 48 × 72 inches (121.9 × 182.9 cm). Heiskell Family Collection 

  • Richard McLean, American, born 1934. Western Tableau with Rhodesian Ridgeback (Trails West), 1993. Oil on linen. 48 × 70 inches (121.9 × 177.8 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York 

  • John Salt, English, born 1937. Albuquerque Wreck Yard (Sandia Auto Electric), 1972. Oil on canvas. 48 × 72 inches (121.9 × 182.9 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York

Gregorio Lazzarini, Italian, 1655–1730. Judith and Holofernes, ca. 1670–1730. Oil on canvas. 64 1/2 x 80 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Jill Ford Murray Irrevocable Trust in memory of her parents, Carlotta Espy Ford and George Ross Ford, Jr., and her grandparents, Grace Miller Ford and George Ross Ford, 2011.318

Art of Collecting

November 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Hodge Galleries

The Art of Collecting, organized by the FIA, is an exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures on consignment from galleries in New York, Chicago, and Detroit that have been selected based on comparisons of price and quality.  All the artworks are available for purchase. Each object represents and outstanding value in the art market and an excellent opportunity for seasoned, as well as novice, collectors to purchase high quality artwork with confidence. Prices range from as low as $150 for prints by emerging artists to more than $100,000 for works by master artists.  

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