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TOTAH is a nexus for dialogue that transcends the traditional gallery model. Founded by David Totah in 2015, we seek to channel the artist’s work and worldview, bringing it to those with whom it resonates. Established artists are considered with fresh eyes, emerging practitioners find their connection to canon, and a sense of the global is made to feel local. Ours is an intentional space with patience for revelation, continuing a family tradition that started in the 1960s.
TOTAH’s focus is modern and contemporary art, through which we represent eight artists and one estate. In their work we recognize an enduring quality and truth that each explores. We look for ways to enrich the experience of audiences, and continually challenge ourselves to bring new perspectives to the table.
Estate of Wallace Berman
Mara De Luca
Estate of Lauretta Vinciarelli
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October 26, 2022 - February 4, 2023
TOTAH presents FLASH LIGHT, featuring new paintings by Luca Pancrazzi, on view from October 26th and recently extended through to February 4th, 2023. This is Pancrazzi’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
February 8, 2023 - March 25, 2023
TOTAH presents Dad?, an exhibition of new paintings by artist Alex Sewell. Dad? opens February 8th, 2023. This is Sewell’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.
In the context of Alex Sewell’s recent body of work, autobiography and formal innovation are brought into graceful confluence. With some paintings dating from the pandemic, and others reckoning with the joys and responsibilities of fatherhood, Sewell continues to recast objects earmarked by desuetude or nostalgia, reframing them as spectral talismans.
September 8, 2022 - October 22, 2022
TOTAH presents CURRENTS, an exhibition of recent works by artist Melissa McGill, on view from September 8th, 2022 through October 22nd, 2022. This is McGill’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Curated by Phong Bui and Cal McKeever
Singing in Unison
June 28, 2022 - August 12, 2022
TOTAH and Rail Curatorial Projects present Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create On the
Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, a group exhibition unfolding across multiple New York City venues, curated by Phong Bui and Cal McKeever. This is the first time the gallery has collaborated and hosted an external curatorial project. This exhibition supports the Rail's continued
efforts to provide an independent and critical forum for visual arts, culture, and politics.
WOODZ 'N THINGZ
April 21, 2022 - June 25, 2022
TOTAH presents WOODZ ‘N THINGZ, an exhibition of new paintings by Kenny Scharf. WOODZ ‘N THINGZ
opens on the eve of Earth Day, April 21st, 2022. This is Scharf’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
I STILL DON'T GET IT
February 10, 2022 - April 16, 2022
TOTAH presents I STILL DON'T GET IT, featuring eleven new works by Mel Bochner,on view from February 10th, 2022 through April 16th, 2022. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, following the duo Bochner/Boetti inaugural exhibition at TOTAH in 2016. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Christopher Bollen.
The Last Trapeze Artist
November 11, 2021 - December 31, 1969
TOTAH presents The Last Trapeze Artist, featuring new works by London-based artist David Austen, on view from November 11th, 2021. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Incorporating painting, watercolor, gouache, and film, the world-creating artistry of David Austen literalizes the fictitiousness of narratives. Alluding to the uncanniness of myth and fairytale, and the all-too-neat closure of stories, Austen's works are artifacts torn from a world gowned in the flesh of our own, even as they introduce viewers to a place that is intrinsically surprising and strange.
Off the Grid
September 8, 2021 - November 6, 2021
TOTAH presents Off the Grid, featuring 45 works by California art legend Wallace Berman (1926-1976), on view from September 8th through November 6th, 2021. Rarely shown on the East Coast, this exhibition is Berman’s long overdue return to New York since his last major solo retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978.