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475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212 355 4545
Artists Represented:
Steven Assael
Robert Bauer
William Beckman
Ellen Eagle
Al Farrow
Alan Feltus
Paul Fenniak
Linden Frederick
César Galicia
Sean Henry
Michael Leonard
Jane Lund
David Mach
Alan Magee
Craig McPherson
Anthony Mitri
Alyssa Monks
Guillermo Muñoz Vera
Mark Podwal
Brian Rutenberg
Megan Rye
Wade Schuman
Tula Telfair
Maria Tomasula
Cybèle Young

ESTATES 
Kent Bellows [1949–2005]
Chaim Gross [1904–1991]
Susan Hauptman [1947-2015]
Bernard Karfiol [1886–1952]
David Levine [1926–2009]
Hugo Robus [1885–1964]
Raphael Soyer [1899–1987]
Works Available By:
Davis Cone
Robert Cottingham
Gregory Gillespie
Odd Nerdrum

 

 
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art (February 18 – March 18, 2017)
Tula Telfair, Between Acceptance and Desire, 2016, oil on canvas, 75 x 100 inches
Raphael Soyer, Waiting at the Station, 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches
Maria Tomasula, Star Eater, 2017, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
Hugo Robus, The General, 1922, polished bronze, 19 x 19 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Edition 4/6
Brian Rutenberg, Corsair, 2017, oil on linen, 60 x 82 inches
Alyssa Monks, Synthesis, 2015, oil on linen, 56 x 84 inches
Linden Frederick, Rear Window, 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches
Robert Cottingham, ME, 1972, oil on canvas, 78 x 78 inches
César Galicia, Bodegón con Radio Inter (Still Life with Radio Inter), 2014, mixed media on plaster and wood, 22 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches
Chaim Gross, Bareback Riders, 1960, bronze, 25 x 27 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, Edition of 6
Alan Magee, Surround (for Barry), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 43 x 64 inches
William Beckman, The Bull Series, #10, 2017, charcoal on paper, 66 x 127 inches
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Current Exhibition

Xenia Hausner

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

November 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020
New York, NY – Forum Gallery, New York will present the first exhibition in the US in a decade of paintings by Austrian artist Xenia Hausner from November 14, 2019 to January 11, 2020. Since her introduction to American audiences in 2000, Xenia Hausner has exhibited extensively in Europe and China as well as New York and Los Angeles. The current exhibition of twelve striking new paintings precedes a solo retrospective exhibition for the Artist to be presented by The Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria in April 2020. In the paintings for this exhibition, Xenia Hausner explores the human condition of women today as she responds to the geopolitical issues of our time. Hausner captures the spirit and soul of her subjects as she probes their emotional and personal lives. The paintings are direct, dramatic and boldly expressive in their poignant narratives. Using striking color with confident, secure brushstroke, Hausner achieves a unique engagement in a highly personal way. With unflinching directness, she engages the viewer, drawing us in to her creative world. Her subjects confront us as they reveal themselves with open and palpable strength, often demanding that we seek out their points of inflection. To view a Xenia Hausner painting is a multi-layered experience that begins with an appreciation of the painting as a bold and colorful object and leads to a deep, ongoing engagement with the inner drama of the subjects. Xenia Hausner portrays the emotional lives of her subjects with strength and dexterity. They are passionate about love, desire, survival and making sense of life. Xenia Hausner offers insightful views into their hopes and dreams. In her paintings we are able to see, in a singular way, some of their past, much of their present, and a glimpse of their thoughts of the future. Xenia Hausner began her working life as a stage designer in Vienna and since 1992, has devoted all of her time to easel painting. Forum Gallery introduced her work to the United States in 2000 and subsequently presented two exhibitions in New York and one in Los Angeles. Xenia Hausner has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Wien, Austria; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany; Rupertinum, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria; Käthe-Kollwitz Museum, Berlin, Germany; The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; the Shanghai Art Museum and the Today Art Museum in China. Hausner’s paintings are included in major museum collections throughout Europe, and three monographs have been published on the Artist’s work, two of which have appeared in English as well as German. Xenia Hausner opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and will be on view through Saturday, January 11, 2020. ### Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Please visit www.forumgallery.com/exhibitions/xenia-hausner to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on November 14, 2019 and will be on view through January 11, 2020. Forum Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. A fully illustrated, 32-page color catalogue will be available from the gallery, featuring an essay by Jessa Crispin. For more information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; kevin@forumgallery.com

 
Past Exhibitions

Clio Newton

Venus

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

September 26, 2019 - November 9, 2019
New York, NY – Clio Newton, the 30-year-old American artist whose monumental figurative charcoal drawings have drawn the attention of museums and collectors in group shows at Forum Gallery and in the gallery’s art fair presentations, will have her first major one-person exhibition in America at Forum Gallery, New York, from September 26 to November 9, 2019. The nine drawings in the exhibition depict “gender composites” invented by Newton, who composes her subjects from male bodies and female heads, as did Botticelli, Delacroix, Michelangelo, Titian and many artists of the Renaissance. While these masters used male bodies in response to the prudence and female subjugation of the time, Newton creates fully contemporary portraits whose simultaneous maleness and femaleness are provocative and compelling in their reference to the gender fluidity of this era. Writing in the exhibition catalogue, Eleanor Heartney observes, “The moment of transition is imperceptible – in some works it appears to happen around the shoulders or neck, in others we only become aware of the shift in genders in the arms and legs. Sometimes it is masked by masses of falling hair. Or it only becomes evident in the thickening of shoulders or the unexpected hairiness of chest or legs…these beautiful young people remain unaccountably disconcerting.” Each of Newton’s subjects, then, is a true composite of very real people. All are individual models, friends and relatives, exquisitely rendered with compressed charcoal to create interwoven lines and dark ebony masses that describe luminous skin, shining eyes and luxurious tresses. And each subject is fully self-aware, making each drawing uncannily convincing. While the drawings present no political agenda, the subjects are powerful, self-possessed, proud and unapologetic. Ultimately, they are attached to the realm of myth, fantasy and archetype, while they are at once real and not real. In summary, Heartney states, “they remind us that art is the realm of the imagination, never more so than when it serves up a convincing illusion of reality.” Clio Newton: Venus, is on view from September 26 to November 9, 2019. Clio Newton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The Cooper Union in New York City and a Master of Fine Arts at Zürcher Hochschule der Kunste in Zürich, Switzerland. She was awarded the AKKU Artist in Residency grant in Zurich, and was selected as one of the top young artists in Europe by Artagon in Paris. Clio Newton is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant Award and has exhibited her work in California, Miami, New England and New York as well as in Florence, Italy; Munich, Paris and Zürich. During the last year, her work has been added to the collections of The Flint Institute, MI; 21C Museum, Louisville, KY; and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD. Clio Newton is represented by Forum Gallery. Clio Newton: Venus opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and will be on view through Saturday, November 9, 2019. ### Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Please visit forumgallery.com/exhibitions/clio-newton-venus to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on September 26, 2019 and will be on view through November 9, 2019. Forum Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. A full-color catalogue is available from the gallery. For more information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; kevin@forumgallery.com

Benny Andrews, Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Elaine de Kooning, Philip Evergood, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Walton Ford, Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, Robert Gwathmey, Susan Hauptman, Xenia Hausner, Auguste Herbin, Bela Kadar, Jules Kirschenbaum, Kathe Kollwitz, David Levine, Reginald Marsh, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Elie Nadelman, Clio Newton, Larry Rivers, Hugo Robus, Norman Rockwell, Brian Rutenberg, John Singer Sargent, Wade Schuman, Raphael Soyer, Ernst Thoms, Stephanie Wilde

Person to Person

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

June 6, 2019 - September 21, 2019
An exhibition of sculpture, paintings, and drawings that portray the human figure in narrative action.

Robert Bauer, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Brian Rutenberg, Stephanie Wilde

Natural History

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

April 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Forum Gallery presents Natural History April 4 – May 18, 2019 New York, NY – From April 4 to May 18, 2019, Forum Gallery presents Natural History, an exhibition of paintings by Robert Bauer, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Brian Rutenberg and Stephanie Wilde. United by their interest in the complex and multi-layered content inherent in the objective imagery of their individual pasts, each artist uses paint and canvas in a very different, and very compelling way. Robert Bauer uses the language of portrait and landscape to convey the essential, emotional response he has to past and present.  The objectivity of observation unites with the sensitivity of expression in his highly developed and palpably personal paintings and drawings. Linden Frederick paints the iconic buildings of his upstate New York, small-town upbringing. Tinged with nostalgia but always based in clear, concise reality, the paintings, while specific, seem to bring each viewer to his own memory and association. Alan Magee creates poetic compositions from natural and man-made objects whose history, in his hands, is palpable. Beginning with the premise that everything is what it seems and not what it seems, Magee spins his subjects into seemingly simple, marvelously complex, peaceful, contemplative paintings. Alyssa Monks places her sumptuous figures in the natural world, often combining the verdant landscapes of her memory with the human body, hers and others. The result is a harmonious integration of man and environment. Guillermo Muñoz Vera examines the world around him from the standpoint of his own history as a Chilean born, naturalized Spaniard in terms of a larger study of human cultural and geopolitical history and its impact on our world today. Brian Rutenberg blends the colors and forms of the landscape of his native coastal Carolina with the excitement and passion of action-packed abstraction; the resulting image is uniquely his. Stephanie Wilde, who remains dedicated to environmental imperatives in her self-taught practice, illuminates the inexorable role of nature to inspire woman’s pursuit of progress in her meticulous and fascinating mixed media works. ### Natural History opens on Thursday, April 4, 2019 and will be on view through Saturday, May 18, 2019. Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Please visit forumgallery.com/exhibitions/natural-history to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on April 4, 2019 and will be on view through May 18, 2019. Forum Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. For more information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; kevin@forumgallery.com

Tula Telfair

Reverie

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

February 7, 2019 - March 30, 2019
New York, NY – From February 7 to March 30, 2019, Forum Gallery presents Reverie, an exhibition of landscape paintings by American artist Tula Telfair. In this exhibition, her sixth at Forum, Tula Telfair delves deeply into the depths of memory, recalling her upbringing as the child of scientists in West Africa. Although none of the subjects is literal, the powerful images she remembers inform each painting she creates. In her practice, Tula Telfair has often imagined a place she may have visited, or that may not exist; now, in the fourteen paintings that comprise Reverie, she explores the inner reaches of her dreams and memories, taking us to places she has been or believes in so fully that she is able to portray and take the viewer to the essential, emotional center of every location as she recalls not only the place, but the sense of discovery, of wonder she felt as she found it. The lush warmth of sub-tropical rivers, the majestic power of snow-capped mountains, the peaceful silence of calm waters and the distinctive roar of waterfalls are the essential, natural phenomena on display in Telfair’s paintings. The exceptional detail in her technique belies the imaginary nature of the subject as the medium scale of the works belies the expansive, majestic power of the landscape depicted. Throughout her career, Telfair has conceived all her landscape subjects from vivid imagination; Abrams books published a monograph on Tula Telfair’s work entitled Invented Landscapes with essays by Henry Adams, J. Michael Fay and Michael Roth in 2016. Tula Telfair, a resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, is a professor of Art at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Since 1978, her work has been exhibited at museums from Pennsylvania to California and galleries from New York to Sri Lanka. Tula Telfair’s paintings may be found in dozens of museum and public collections, including those of the Arkansas Art Center, Epoch Investment Partners, the Federal Reserve Bank, General Electric Corporation, the Hudson River Museum, NBC Universal, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Omni Hotels. ### Tula Telfair: Reverie opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and will be on view through Saturday, March 30, 2019. Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Please visit forumgallery.com/exhibitions/tula-telfair-reverie to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on February 7, 2019 and will be on view through March 30, 2019. Forum Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. A full-color catalogue is available from the gallery. For more information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; kevin@forumgallery.com

Alexander Archipenko, Robert Cottingham, Elaine de Kooning, Gregory Gillespie, Arshile Gorky, Chaim Gross, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Elie Nadelman, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker

Landmarks of 20th Century American Art

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

November 8, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Alyssa Monks

Breaking Point

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

October 4, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Modern & Contemporary Collector's Opportunity

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

September 4, 2018 - September 29, 2018

There’s Still Life!

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

July 9, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, William Beckman, Ralston Crawford, James H. Daugherty, Charles Demuth, Preston Dickinson, Paul Fenniak, Edward Franklin Fisk, César Galicia, Raymond Han, Susan Hauptman, Bernard Karfiol, Walt Kuhn, Michael Leonard, Richard Hayley Lever, Louis Lozowick, Jane Lund, Alan Magee, Alfred H. Maurer, William Meyerowitz, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Megan Rye, Joseph Stella, Paul Suttman, Max Weber, Stow Wengenroth, and Cybèle Young

Stephanie Wilde

Murder of Crows

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

May 31, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Guillermo Muñoz Vera

Analogies and Dichotomies

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

April 12, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Maria Tomasula

All the Breath We Can Hold

475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

March 3, 2018 - April 7, 2018