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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:
Carla Accardi
Josef Albers
Peter Alexander
Carl Andre
Richard Artschwager
Milton Avery
John Baldessari
Giacomo Balla
Hannelore Baron
Tony Berlant
Oscar Bluemner
Agostino Bonalumi
Lee Bontecou
Louise Bourgeois
Alexander Calder
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Pizzi Cannella
Enrico Castellani
Vija Celmins
John Chamberlain
Bruce Conner
Joseph Cornell
Allan D'Arcangelo
Dadamaino
Stuart Davis
Willem de Kooning
Jan Dibbets
Richard Diebenkorn
Arthur Dove
Jean Dubuffet
Patrick Faigenbaum
Lucio Fontana
Sam Francis
Anthony Fry
Alberto Giacometti
Joe Goode
Arshile Gorky
Adolph Gottlieb
Mark Grotjahn
Philip Guston
Marsden Hartley
Eva Hesse
Damien Hirst
David Hockney
Neil Jenney
Donald Judd
Alex Katz
Ellsworth Kelly
Anselm Kiefer
Karen Kilimnik
Franz Kline
Karin Kneffel
Jeff Koons
Yayoi Kusama
Tadaaki Kuwayama
Fernand Léger
Sol LeWitt
Roy Lichtenstein
Robert Mangold
Brice Marden
John Marin
Agnes Martin
Henri Matisse
John McLaughlin
Fausto Melotti
Joan Mitchell
Piet Mondrian
Giorgio Morandi
Robert Moskowitz
Vik Muniz
Claes Oldenburg
Pablo Picasso
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Sigmar Polke
Robert Rauschenberg
Ad Reinhardt
Gerhard Richter
Bridget Riley
Ed Ruscha
Robert Ryman
Lucas Samaras
Mario Schifano
Richard Serra
Serse
David Smith
Frank Stella
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Cy Twombly
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann

 

 
The Art Show 2019


 
Past Exhibitions

Bernhard Hildebrandt

On the Lagoon: Venice Recalled

22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

February 20, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce Bernhard Hildebrandt’s On the Lagoon: Venice Recalled. In this exhibit Hildebrandt explores the relationship between painting and photography, abstraction and narrative, and the nature of vision and technology. Hildebrandt’s photographs are based on Venetian late Renaissance and Baroque paintings and engravings. He photographs these source images—including works by Venetian giants Canaletto, Tiepolo, and Titian—with his camera in motion, thereby creating a distortion through the movement of his lens. The resulting images preserve the vibrant color and general composition of the originals but refuse to coalesce into the art historical cityscapes, mythological scenes, and portraits we expect. In his Piazza San Marco, Venice (2018), for example, he uses one of Canaletto’s celebrated views of the square from 1742-1744. In subjecting the painting to such an intense vertical blur that it becomes a linear near-abstraction, Hildebrandt destabilizes the cliché of ‘beautiful Venetian cityscapes,’ forcing us to look anew at familiar historical images. In photos such as his Bacchus and Ariadne (after Tiepolo) (2019), Hildebrandt’s mechanical blur is gentler, adding a visual swing to an already swirling composition. Finally, in his series of graphic works based on engravings, copy machines and scanners replace the camera as Hildebrandt’s tool of distortion. Francesco Bertelli’s images of Venetian carnival costumes and Antonio Francesco Lucini’s scenes from Venetian life twist and stretch, becoming surreal and uncanny through reproduction. Fascinated by the movement inherent in Baroque art, a style often discussed as proto-cinematic, Hildebrandt’s ‘motion studies’ introduce further layers of dynamism that at once pay homage to and transform the Baroque aesthetic. Bernhard Hildebrandt received his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984 and his MFA (also in painting) from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1995. His work has been widely exhibited, including a recent exhibit at The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), for which he photographed El Greco’s The Repentant Saint Peter (1600-1614).

Edda Renouf

Edda Renouf, Near and Distant Sounds

22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

January 9, 2020 - February 14, 2020
Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce Near and Distant Sounds, an exhibition of Edda Renouf’s recent paintings and drawings. Renouf’s meditative and tactile work is based on a deep engagement with her materials. In her attention to chromatic subtlety and pared-down geometries, Renouf’s art has often been related to Minimalism. However, her organic pictorial vocabulary, the lyricism of her forms, and her exploration of process result in work that is profoundly unique

Fausto Melotti

Rhythm and Form

22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

April 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Karen Diefenbach

Dreams of Lucca

22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

March 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018

Master Drawings: Post-War & Contemporary

22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

January 10, 2018 - February 16, 2018