Monday, February 20, 2017

Bjorn Skaarup’s first major NYC exhibition is now open!

Bjorn Skaarup, Hippo Ballerina
bronze, 180 x 84 x 84 in.
On February 7, Hippo Ballerina was welcomed to New York City by representatives from NYC Parks, Lincoln Center, and American Ballet Theater.  The monumental sculpture will be on exhibit through July at the corner of 64th Street & Broadway.
More pictures from the unveiling event can be seen on our blog and great photos
by visitors of the sculpture are also popping up on Instagram #dancewithhippoballerina 
photo by Noel Allum
The companion gallery exhibition, Bronze Creatures Great and Small, is on view through March 17 in our 57th Street gallery. The show includes a variety of Skaarup's animal inspired sculptures, as well as a series of limited edition etchings which you can preview online here: Bjorn Skaarup Works on Paper.
photo by Noel Allum
Bull in a China Shop
bronze, 31 x 23 x 16 in. 
Dino Paleontologist
bronze, 64 x 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.
Hippo Ballerina, tiptoe
bronze, 48 3/4 x 24 x 20 in. 
American Flamingo, Bahama
Color engraved etching, 19 1/4 x 13 5/8 in.
Hippo Tightrope Dancer
Color engraved etching, 18 x 12 in. 
Common Blackbird, Sweden
Color engraved etching, 13 1/2 x 16 in. 
Please contact us for pricing or additional details about the work at:
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 212.570.4696

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Invitation to Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

Cavalier Galleries invites you to join us at the
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February 15 - 21, 2017
Peregrine Heathcote, La Dolce Vita, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 in.
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, February 15 from 7-10pm
General Admission: Thursday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 21

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Please contact us to request complimentary tickets.

We look forward to seeing you at the show! Visit us at booth #432

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bjorn Skaarup’s monumental “Hippo Ballerina” arrives in Dante Park!


The colossal bronze, Hippo Ballerina, by Bjørn Okholm Skaarup has landed on Broadway!  The sculpture will be on exhibit from Feb. 7 – July 31, 2017, at NYC’s Dante Park at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway. The installation is part of the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, giving the Hippo Ballerina a pride of place right across from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  Visitors are invited to participate in the #dancewithhippoballerina photo contest for a chance to win a limited edition Hippo Tightrope Dancer etching and tickets to a performance at Lincoln Center! (see official contest rules).








Friday, January 27, 2017

Joseph McGurl’s Painting Wins Prestigious Award!


Joseph McGurl (American, b. 1958) 
Cuttyhunk, View to the West, 2016 
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.
Massachusetts artist, Joseph McGurl, is an accomplished contemporary landscape painter, often preferring to work en plein air so that he can immerse himself in his surroundings and interpret them on site.  He notably does not rely on photography in his work, choosing to leave the details to observation, memory, and imagination.

The painting, Cuttyhunk, View to the West, received honorable mention in the Landscape Category for the prestigious 12th Annual Art Renewal Center Salon Competition.  The painting will be exhibited along with other award winners at the Salmagundi Club in New York from May 12 – June 1, followed by the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain from September 23 – November 27.

McGurl began his studies under his father, James McGurl, a highly regarded muralist. He furthered his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Massachusetts College of Art, and he attended summer programs in London and Florence. While in Florence, he studied under Robert Cormier, a distinguished Boston artist devoted to French Academy methods.  Cormier had a strong influence on McGurl’s technique, teaching him the sight-size method which he often uses to approach his plein air works.

McGurl is a member of the Plein Air Painters of America, and he was the youngest person ever to have won the John Singleton Copley Award from the Copley Society of Boston. He has also been honored with a Grumbacher Gold Medallion from the Guild of Boston Artists. McGurl's paintings have been included in several museum exhibitions throughout the country including the Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Saint Botolph Club of Boston. 
 
Please contact us for pricing or any additional details at:
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 212.570.4696

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Great American Artist John Marin

John Marin (American, 1870-1953)
Movement VI, 1946
oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in. 
John Marin was one of the foremost American abstract painters, giving rise to the Abstract Expressionist movement in the early 20th Century. Marin is well known for his innovative use of the watercolor medium, creating a unique blend of realism and abstraction in his depictions of American scenery. Late in his career, Marin began to focus on the oil medium, which became the basis of further artistic experimentation for him. In the book John Marin by John Marin, edited by Cleve Gray, Marin states, "Using paint as paint is different from using paint to paint a picture. I'm calling my pictures this year 'Movements in Paint' and not Movements of Boat, Sea, or Sky, because in these new paintings -- although I use objects -- I am representing paint first of all, and not the motif primarily." This approach is evident in Movement VI, as is the artist's masterful and inventive use of color.

During his life, Marin’s work was continuously shown at Alfred Stieglitz’s famed 291 Gallery, known for introducing America to many important 
avante-garde artists such as Rodin, Matisse, and Picasso. Marin participated in the seminal Armory Show in 1913, and was subsequently honored with exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1924, and the Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Today Marin’s works can be found in many prominent museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and also in the Green Room of the White House.

Movement VI will be featured in our upcoming exhibition at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, January 12-15. Please contact us for pricing or any additional details.

 
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 212.570.4696

Wolf Kahn, Iconic Landscape Painter

Wolf Kahn (German, b. 1927)
Early Spring Tangle, 2007
oil on canvas, 44 x 52 in
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States in 1940. In 1945, he graduated from the High School of Music & Art in New York, after which he spent time in the Navy. Under the GI Bill, he studied with renowned teacher and Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, later becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant. In 1950, he enrolled in the University of Chicago and completed his degree in just one year.

Kahn has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the Academy of Arts and Letters.  On January 12, 2017 the US Department of State recognized Wolf Kahn with the International Medal of Arts, an honor acknowledging artists who have played an exemplary role in advancing the U.S. Department of State's mission of promoting cultural diplomacy.

Traveling extensively, Kahn has painted landscapes in Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Kenya, Maine, Mexico, and New Mexico. Many of his iconic forest landscapes are inspired by his home in Vermont, where he has spent his much of his time over the last 40 years. His unique blend of representation and colorism sets his work apart, with an unparalleled use of color producing  a rich and expressive body of work.

Wolf Kahn regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, among other institutions.
Please contact us for pricing or any additional details at:
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 212.570.4696

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

John Terelak, Contemporary Impressionist Painter

 John Terelak (American, b. 1942)
Faneuil Hall, 2016
oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 35 1/4 in. 
Contemporary impressionist John Terelak was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has flourished in the robust artistic community of Gloucester, MA for the last 50 years. Terelak began his studies at the Vesper George School of Fine Art, and went on to teach there, as well as founding his own school, the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts.  After years of teaching, Terelak devoted himself to painting full time and has since enjoyed a very successful career. 

In this work, we see the bustling marketplace of the historic Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall.  While Terelak finds inspiration for his work all around the world, his often returns to his roots in Boston, where he creates some of his strongest compositions.  In all of Terelak’s paintings, you find his distinctively fresh application of paint with rich plays of color and light.

Terelak’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the US, and have been included in exhibitions at The National Academy, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Springfield Museums, as well as The Butler Institute of American Art.


 
Please contact us for price and any additional details.
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 212.570.4696