22 East 80th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075
212 570 4190
Barbara Mathes Gallery was founded in 1978 and specializes in paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by modern and contemporary masters. The gallery is known for its tightly focused one-person shows and for imaginative thematic exhibitions that present major modern and contemporary artists in new and illuminating contexts. The gallery is also dedicated to exhibiting the work of overlooked major masters in art historical contexts.
Works Available By:
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Willem de Kooning
Agostino Bonalumi, Frank Bowling, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Jan Dibbets, Karen Wilberding Diefenbach, Fausto Melotti, Louise Nevelson
September 14, 2023 - November 22, 2023
Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce Uncanny Objects, an exhibition of sculptural works exploring the compelling strangeness captured by Freud’s theory of the uncanny. For Freud, the uncanny is the feeling elicited when the boundaries between familiar and unfamiliar become blurred. Automata, shadows, mirrors, and doubles are frequent emblems of the uncanny, producing an uneasy marriage of the animate and the inanimate, the alive and the dead, the real and the imaginary.
Karen Wilberding Diefenbach
Karen Wilberding Diefenbach: Pastorale
April 27, 2023 - June 29, 2023
Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to present Pastorale, an exhibition of new paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by Karen Wilberding Diefenbach. Inspired by the landscape of Tuscany, Diefenbach’s work is known for its evocation of tradition and its exploration of our complex interaction with the natural world.
Edda Renouf: A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from 1976 - 2019
January 10, 2023 - March 3, 2023
Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce Edda Renouf: A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from 1976 – 2019, a comprehensive exhibition spanning more than forty years of the artist’s career. Presenting a wide range of Renouf’s work, this exhibition will explore her commitment to meditative, lyrical abstraction and the experiments with process and material for which she is known.