An art exhibition is a space where art is presented to an audience, typically featuring tangible displays such as paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, performances, and videos. The 18th century saw the opening of the first art exhibitions in France and England, which were influential in setting the standards for the art and artists of the time. By the 19th century, most major cities around the world had art exhibitions featuring works from artists of all levels of fame. Nowadays, galleries and exhibitions of all kinds are ubiquitous. This article presents current art exhibits from various locations throughout the United States.
The City That Never Sleeps: New York Scenes, 1860 – 1960
Lincoln Glenn, Larchmont (10 Dec 2022 – 28 Jan 2023)
This marks the first exhibition of pre-war American Art by a gallery in New York, which has been the center of the art world in the US for over 150 years. This follows two one-person exhibitions for rediscovered abstract expressionists of the mid-20th century.
This exhibition chronologically begins with Hudson River School views of New York Harbor and Staten Island. It then moves to the Gilded Age, featuring an early Jewish-American artist and Ashcan examples. The highlight is a painting of Hudson Street in Tribeca from 1932, originally in the Grand Central Art Gallery. Gritty works by WPA artists from the Great Depression are also included, followed by a rooftop view from 1955.
David Hockney: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures
Gray Chicago, Chicago (4 Nov 2022 – 23 Dec 2022)
The exhibition 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures displays works created by Hockney during his quarantine in Normandy, France, in 2021, inspired by his observations of the changing seasons and countryside. His medium, an iPad, provided a unique immediacy that allowed Hockney to be prolific in his depictions.
Dorothy Fratt: Paint the Town Red
Pazo Fine Art, Kensington (19 Nov 2022 – 12 Jan 2023)
Dorothy Fratt: Paint the Town Red, a retrospective exhibition at Pazo Fine Art, features over thirty of her works, showcasing her vibrant colors and inventive approaches to space. Fratt was a prolific artist; her work is now part of the collections of many prestigious museums and institutions worldwide.
Marc Dennis: Once Upon A Time
GAVLAK, Los Angeles (15 Dec 2022 – 28 Jan 2023)
For his second solo exhibition, New York-based artist Marc Dennis is presenting Once Upon A Time, featuring ten new paintings in his first exhibition in Los Angeles. Dennis uses painting with flowers as a motif to explore the boundaries between the subject and the support, to challenge our expectations. Dennis’s paintings use flowers to explore the boundaries between subject and support, creating a multi-layered reality that combines aesthetic and social data. He makes sure that each element works together rather than disrupting one another.
Findlay Galleries Palm Beach, Palm Beach (Nov 2022 – Dec 2022)
Primitive Worlds is an exhibition featuring paintings by Camille Bombois, Orville Bulman, Henri Maïk, Ljubomir Milinkov, Annette Ollivary, and Gustavo Novoa. The Naïf painting style first began in the 1600s and was heavily influenced by the work of Henri Rousseau in the late 1800s. Naïf painters are characterized by their self-taught creativity and sophisticated simplicity.
Findlay Galleries expanded their original selection of Naïf art to include contemporary artists such as Maïk, Ollivary, and Novoa, who use the Naïf painting style to craft unique objects, landscapes, and creatures in an everlasting Eden. These contemporary artists remain true to the traditional craftsmanship, composition, color, and design of Naïf painters.
Jochen Hein. REFLECTION
ESTELLA, New Orleans (16 Sep 2022 – 5 Jan 2023)
REFLECTION features art that explores the concept of reflection in a captivating and calming way. By definition, reflection is the act of throwing back light from a surface or body; this exhibition explores this concept, drawing inspiration from both ancient and modern ideas of mastery and aesthetic self-reflection. Jochen Hein’s paintings feature familiar motifs such as the sea, lakes, parks, mountains, and the sky, playing with the illusion of close and far, appearing detailed and realistic from a distance and abstract when approached. His precision and brilliance recall German romantics, and his works of varying sizes capture nature’s power, vastness, and mysteriousness.