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Eric Firestone Gallery
40 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
646 998 3727

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Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631 604 2386
Charting its own course since 2010, Eric Firestone Gallery reexamines significant yet under-recognized artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Defined by its scholarly approach, the gallery takes a fresh look at postwar work with a contemporary eye—reintroducing artists to institutions and the discourse. In close collaboration with museums, academics, and collectors, Eric Firestone Gallery supports rigorous art historical and archival research exploring the entirety of an artist’s creative vision and life. 

Eric Firestone Gallery established its first location in 2010 at 4 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. In 2015, the gallery expanded with an additional space, The Loft, in a historic artist live/work building at 4 Great Jones Street in New York City. In 2020, the gallery opened its third location on that same street at 40 Great Jones Street.

 

 
Installation photo of "Can women have one-man shows?" Nina Yankowitzs Paintings, 1960s–70s at Eric Firestone Gallery, New York.


 
Current Exhibitions

Michael Rosch and Ned Smyth

Origin Story



May 26, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce “Origin Story,” a pairing of recent paintings by Michael Rosch, along with ceramics and mosaics from the 1970s and 80s by Ned Smyth. The two artists look to origins and sources that run counter to the zeitgeist, art world trends, and their own preconceptions.

Sally Cook

Sally Cook: Where Fantasy Has Bloomed, Painting and Poetry since the 1960s



May 20, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Eric Firestone Gallery is delighted to announce "Sally Cook: Where Fantasy Has Bloomed, Painting and Poetry since the 1960s." Opening on May 20, 2023, this is the Buffalo-based artist’s first solo presentation in New York City since 1963. The exhibition spans the prolific career of the 91-year-old painter: from her Abstract Expressionist canvases conceived when Cook was immersed in Manhattan’s postwar art scene; to her geometric abstractions laden with symbols; to her figuration that resonates with the dreamy tableaux of Florine Stettheimer and the magic realism of Frida Kahlo. Cook’s fantastical approach to abstraction, portraiture, still life, and poetry—which she has been writing since the 1980s—reflects her observations of the world. Whether with a paintbrush or a pen, Cook captures the absurdity and whimsy of ordinary life. "Sally Cook: Where Fantasy Has Bloomed, Painting and Poetry since the 1960s" is curated by Julie Reiter Greene with support from Robert Scalise, Director, University at Buffalo Art Galleries. This exhibition revisits and expands on "Sally Cook: 1960–Present," which the University of Buffalo Art Galleries mounted in 2020 yet displayed virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eric Firestone Gallery presents paintings on loan from the University of Buffalo Art Galleries and the Burchfield Penney Art Center as well as examples from the artist’s collection and important Buffalo-area collectors.

 
Past Exhibitions

That '70s Show



May 18, 2023 - May 21, 2023
That ‘70s Show is a joint project in which 21 New York galleries will present one or two artists who made work during the 1970s. Several New York galleries are invested in scholarship and re-examining artists who were active during the 1970s. We are a community in New York and we pay attention to one another. In this spirit, Eric Firestone Gallery pays tribute to this joint endeavor: celebrating one another, creating dialogue, and organizing something alternative to the fairs during Frieze New York Week. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 4–8 PM May 19 + 20: 12–7 PM May 21: 12–6 PM Eric Firestone Loft 4 Great Jones Street, New York, New York 10012 Third + Fourth Floor 70sShowNYC.com For general inquiries: jen@ericfirestonegallery.com For media inquiries: Firestone@companyagenda.com

Miriam Schapiro

Miriam Schapiro: The André Emmerich Years, Paintings from 1957–76



March 22, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Miriam Schapiro: The André Emmerich Years, Paintings from 1957–76. Miriam Schapiro (1923–2015) is now well-known as a pioneer of the Women’s Art Movement, and for her contribution to the Pattern and Decoration Movement. She fused craft work, traditionally made by women, with modern painting in collages termed “femmage.” However, this exhibition will additionally shed light on her early Abstract Expressionist canvases, and her pioneering approach utilizing computer technology to create Hard Edge geometric painting in the 1960s. Spotlighting the legacy of this feminist artist, the exhibition will explore three stylistic phases, with significant examples from these two decades of Schapiro’s career.