A prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for curator tours and talks of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk on October 23 from 11am-5pm. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Streets. Organized by the Madison Avenue B.I.D, Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.
By example, art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view “PICASSO: Seven Decades” at AcquavellaGalleries; a first solo exhibition with Dorothea Rockburne at David Nolan Gallery; a gallery director discussion on Christo’s American works at Galerie Gmurzynska; Hauser & Wirth will debut “Ema Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time” along with a director led walkthrough; a talk and viewing of an international exhibition unfolding at Lévy Gorvy of new works by Mickalene Thomas; “Aged Innocence,” a photo journey across China between 2013-2017 at Miyako Yoshinago Gallery with a talk by the artist, Hai Zhang. Skarstedt will inaugurate its newly reopened gallery with “David Salle: Tree of Life”; and many more exceptional exhibitions and talks to experience. In all, 42 Madison Avenue Galleries will be participating.
In addition, there will be a community event at Frick Madison for the whole family to enjoy. The public is invited to sketch outdoors in front of the museum. Socially distanced drawing easels and art materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). No art background needed!
Abiding by NYC health and safety standards, art enthusiasts can view the exhibitions, talks and curator tours and schedule an advance gallery visit appointment at https://madisonavenuebid.org/fallgallerywalk/
Participating Galleries & Exhibitions on View:
Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present PICASSO: Seven Decades of Drawing, a survey of significant drawings by painter, draftsman, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist, Pablo Picasso. Exhibiting over 80 drawings spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, the exhibition includes works in an array of mediums including charcoal, crayon, colored pencil, collage, graphite, gouache, ink, pastel, and watercolor.
Alexander Berggruen, 1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 3 (78-79) (10am-6pm)
Alexander Berggruen is pleased to present Anna Kunz: With Rays. In Anna Kunz’s paintings, tessellating, seeping bodies of color mingle and levitate, resulting in lifted, sometimes dissonant, harmonies, often landing in surprising resolutions. Unexpected notes of form provide a site of, in the artist’s words, “shared sensory experiences and the temporary disruption of social and material boundaries.
Arlene Angard Designs & Fine Art, 3 East 66 St, Ste 2A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Autumn Extravaganza! Welcome New Perspectives with our Vibrant, Breathtaking New Collections… Introducing Marty Hulsebos Landscape photographs in our gallery and on line store. One of -a-kind- New Sculptures from American Artists Beverly Morrison and Gerald Siciliano , South Korean Artist Sung Wook Parkm and Peruvian Artist Nana de la Fuente. All these new Collections complemented with Furniture by European Houses Eurotrend and Jover + Valls
Gallery Talk: Hourly, from 11am to 5pm: Tour Collection with Art Consultant Arlene Angard.
Bonner David New York, 22 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
New Work by Francis Livingston
Ceysson & Bénétière, 956 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (75-76) (11am-6pm)
In her ‘place specific’ compositions, Hemali Bhuta assembles elements that are oftentimes altered works from her previous exhibitions, as well as reused or discarded materials. Interaction and process with the chosen materials are usually favored to create forms that carry the promise of transformation and disappearance, forms that become space through the artist’s intervention.
DAG Art, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 708 (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
The Wonder of India at DAG’s New York gallery presents a selection of works that span the diverse strands of modernism that developed at art centers across India through the 19th and 20th centuries. Including Company paintings, Kalighat Pats, Bengal School, tantra and abstract movements, and the lens of cubism and primitivism – the show is a document of India over two centuries from the introduction of Western academic realism to the Indian vernacular.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm: An introduction to different strands of modernism in India in the 19th and 20th centuries, through the lens of the exhibition on view including works by Jamini Roy, MF Husain, Company paintings, amongst many others.
David Benrimon Fine Art, 41 East 57 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
We’re pleased to present our fall exhibition featuring surrealist works by artists such as Loie Hollowell, Tamara de Lempicka and George Condo. The exhibition will display a variety of 19th and 20th century masters as well as emerging artists.
David Nolan Gallery, 24 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Dorothea Rockburne. “Giotto’s Angels and Knots” will be on view from October 15 to December 23, 2021. Housed in this ultramarine installation are new series: the “Giotto Drawings”, the “Angels” and the “Blue Collages” and two free-standing sculptures.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 19 East 66 Street, Fourth Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
On view are new works by Santa Monica-based painter Edith Baumann which exemplify Baumann’s technically-driven process and that are deeply connected to her love for jazz and her daily meditation practice.
Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison Avenue (76-77) (10am-6pm)
Tatiana Trouvé: From March to May — Gagosian is pleased to present From March to May, a never-before-seen body of work by Tatiana Trouvé produced in direct response to the pandemic era.
Galerie Gmurzynska, 43 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Galerie Gmurzynska is delighted to present a selection of works by Christo (1935-2020) in celebration of the city of New York and the late artist’s relationship to it, as well as other significant sites in the United States during the half-century that Christo lived and worked in America. Nature | Environments includes works from 1968-2013, spanning decades of both the city’s history as well as Christo’s career. This exhibition runs in conjunction with Nature | Environments at Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich, which showcases Christo’s European works.
Gallery Talk: 11am & 2pm: The gallery director will discuss the exhibition on view.
Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78 Street (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm)
Patrick Dean Hubbell: “My work is an exploration of my Diné and Indigenous identity and journey within the contemporary moment. The foundation of my practice is inspired by cultural methodologies with references to traditional Indigenous art and philosophy. Incorporating a variety of mediums, including natural earth pigment collected from my Diné homelands, my work aims to challenge the imposition of categorizations and to amplify aspects of Indigenous identity within the western ideologies of contemporary art.”
Graham Shay 1857, 17 East 67 Street, No. 1A (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
The exhibition of the work by Shelly Malkin is primarily based on this set of small works, the series here is clouds. None are specific representations, but instead are drawn from the artist’s memory catalogue of sights seen over a life spent in the open air. The second exhibition space will be showing a selection of 19th and 20th American Sculpture and paintings
Gallery Talk: 2:00pm: The artist Shelly Malkin will be discussing her artistic process in producing the body of work currently on display in her current exhibition Clouds In MY Karma.
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Hauser & Wirth will debut ‘Erna Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time,’ the first monographic exhibition outside of Poland devoted to the artist (1913 – 2004) whose wartime survival, commitment to Surrealism, and lifelong adherence to leftist ideologies course through a remarkable array of paintings, drawings, and assemblage sculptures, as well as poems, diaristic writings, and deceptively whimsical children’s stories. Steeped in an extraordinary history and responding to the Nazi occupation of Poland, personal traumas suffered in the Holocaust, the postwar sociopolitical upheaval of her native country, and passionate engagement in the intellectual circles of her times, Erna Rosenstein’s work defies simple classification.
Gallery Talk: 11am: Please join us for a Director led walkthrough of ‘Erna Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time.’
In addition, Hauser & Wirth Publishers will release ‘Marcel Duchamp‘ Monograph & Catalogue Raisonné ~ more than 60 years since the original edition.
Henrique Faria, 35 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Henrique Faria New York is pleased to present Where Have All The Flowers Gone?, Valerie Brathwaite’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. This presentation brings together a selection of works in different media that span from the late 1960s to 2021.
Hirschl & Adler, 41 East 57 Street, Floor 9 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Seeing, James Castle — A solo presentation of the self-taught artist James Castle of Idaho featuring examples from his major bodies of work: paper constructions, drawings, and hand-made books. Born profoundly deaf, Castle did not speak, read or write in any conventional way. Cut off from many sensory experiences and from most social interaction, the artist pursued a deeply personal examination of the rich visual world that extended no further than the back fence of his family’s small farm.
Hubert Gallery, 16 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm)
Geoffrey Johnson: Fall Exhibition 2021
Hugo Galerie, 755 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Solo Exhibition with paintings by Canadian Artist, Joseph Adolphe.
Gallery Talk: 12pm: Director’s talk.
Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Ippodo Gallery and Barry Friedman Ltd. are pleased to present their first collaborative exhibition: Massimo Micheluzzi: Master of Venetian Glass. The imaginative displays of vases will fill the serene space of Ippodo Gallery. We invite you to see the juxtaposition of a Venetian artist in what may seem to be an unusual space. Witness the transcendence of forms and colors. The variety of shapes and patterns create a lovely amalgamation of ultramodern landscapes. This extensive collection contains about 40 pieces from Barry Friedman Ltd.’s collection and new works which have just arrived from Venice. Massimo Micheluzzi (b.1957) uses traditional techniques to achieve a uniquely modern aesthetic.
Gallery Talk: 3pm: Throughout the exhibition, one can see Micheluzzi’s transformation while keeping with the time-honored Muranese glassmaking methods. This talk will walk through Micheluzzi’s evolution from his earlier monochromatic vessels to pieces that mimic terrazzo, marble, and intarsio inlay.
Jennifer Baahng Gallery, 790 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-5pm)
NECESSARY MEMORIES chronicles Janet Taylor Pickett’s journey as an artist, showcasing selected works from the 1980s through 2021. Coexisting in her often-ornate paintings and collages is imagery drawn from art history, Africa, America and Europe, present and past wherein linear timeframes and logical geographic or cultural relationships are defied. Bold and unapologetically stated, her lyrical and animated work is a multi-textural exposé referencing her varied experiences. The artist offers a confessional narrative illuminated through images of memory and identity.
Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Kapoor Galleries presents Incarnations of Devotion for the Madison Avenue Fall 2021 Gallery Walk. The exhibition features an array of Indian miniature paintings as well as a carefully curated selection of artworks from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Highlights of the exhibition include a bronze Chola-period sculpture of Parvati with 1950s provenance; several outstanding Tibeto-Chinese scroll paintings depicting arhats and tantric deities; and a rare ninth- or tenth-century bronze figure of Tara from Kashmir.
Gallery Talk: 1pm: Come view our Incarnations of Devotion exhibition as gallery owner Sanjay Kapoor provides an overview of the fine Indian miniature paintings in the exhibition as well as a discussion of the carefully curated selection of artworks from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia.
Kate Oh Gallery, 31 East 72 Street (Madison-Park) (1pm-4pm)
“Rosalyn Engelman is a consummate painter…the painter’s painter…”-Charlotte Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Rosalyn A. Engelman is an award-winning abstract painter whose work has been presented internationally at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze. She has also fulfilled significant commissions such as the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Brandes House in Washington State.
Kraushaar Galleries, 15 East 71 Street, Suite 2B (Madison-Fifth) (11am-4pm)
20th Century American Art and Selected Contemporary Art
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, 764 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Animal House is a group exhibition of black and white photographs honoring canines and other hoofed, scaled, furry, and feathered companions who provide support, interest, love, and assistance to us humans.
Leila Heller Gallery, 17 East 76 Street, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Leila Heller New York is pleased to announce Break, Blow, Burn, an exhibition of work by American artist Richard Fishman.
Leslie Feely, 1044 Madison Avenue (79-80) (11am-2pm)
Post War and Contemporary Art
Lévy Gorvy, 909 Madison Avenue (72-73) (11am-6pm)
Beyond the Pleasure Principle is an international exhibition unfolding across Lévy Gorvy’s spaces in four global capitals—New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong—over the course of fall 2021, unveiling interconnected bodies of new work by acclaimed American artist Mickalene Thomas.
Gallery Talk: 12pm: Curator’s talk.
Lois Wagner Fine Arts, 15 East 71st Street, Suite 2A (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-6pm)
New York Landmarks Paintings
19th-21st American Art
Gallery Talk: 1pm & 4pm: Why Artists Always Loved New York, and The City Will Always Come Back to Life Through Art and Culture!
Mardani Fine Minerals, 766 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Specializing in the finest works of natural art, Mardani Fine Minerals is a purveyor of exquisite mineral specimens from around the world. On display are impeccable examples of crystallized gold, ruby, aquamarine, tanzanite, and quartz, among many others. Visitors may view the collection throughout the day and may request a guided tour of the exhibition at any time.
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
The “Aged Innocence” series emerged from the NY-based artist’s photo journeys across China, his homeland, between 2013 and 2017. He created a massive image archive in response to the dramatic socio-economic changes he witnessed. The exhibition features over 50 personal images of the historically and culturally complex locales and their inhabitants in the format of small prints and large collages.
Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm: Please join us for an informal artist talk by Hai Zhang who will walk you through his current solo exhibition, exploring the concept of memory and practices behind his work. Please feel free to ask him questions.
Nicholas Brawer, 1046 Madison Avenue (79-80) (12pm-4pm)
Shiny Military Chic.
Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-6pm)
The exhibition on view will be a mixed display of international emerging artists alongside masters of contemporary and modern art.
Gallery Talk: Hourly from 11am to 5pm: Tour the exhibition with the gallery’s director.
Petzel Gallery, 35 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Petzel is pleased to present PAGE (NYC), a collaboration with the Tribeca-based gallery. The exhibition debuts new works by Magnus Andersen, Ravi Jackson, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Dani Leder, Dana Lok, Leigh Ruple, Lauren Satlowski, Agnes Scherer, and Katja Seib. Curated by Lucas Page, owner of PAGE (NYC), the show brings together a fresh mix of emerging voices from the international scene.
Robilant+Voena, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 303 (76-77) (11am-6pm)
I do not want to make a painting; I want to open up space. — Lucio Fontana
Puncturing and slashing clay, canvas and metal, Lucio Fontana created art that transcended the boundaries of painting and sculpture to instead become spatial concepts. Ugo Mulas’s photographs captured Fontana in the act of creating his dramatic slashes and cuts. Pairing works by the two artists, Robilant+Voena’s exhibition illustrates distinct moments in Fontana’s career, ranging from serene monochrome canvases to works encompassing rough sand and vivid blue glass.
Gallery Talk: 11am & 4pm: Dr. Virginia Brilliant will introduce visitors to the works of Lucio Fontana and Ugo Mulas.
Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
“Interior Lives”: Our mental and emotional sightlines are readjusting to scenes beyond our homes, but their recent domiciliary focus provides an opportunity to consider the often-overlooked genre of still life.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: The Rosenberg Family Legacy and Nazi-Looted Art.
Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 602 (66-67) (11am-6pm)
A selection of works by Norman Bluhm, Merce Cunningham, Ilse Getz, Hans Hofmann, Paul Jenkins, Ludwig Sanders, and others.
Skarstedt Gallery, 20 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
Skarstedt is pleased to present David Salle: Tree of Life, an exhibition of paintings from the artist’s ongoing series to inaugurate the newly reopened 79th Street gallery, on view through October 30, 2021.
Spanierman Modern, 16 East 79 Street, Suite 24 (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-4pm)
Spanierman Modern has always employed the philosophy of showcasing the work of prominent mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. This philosophy has always been to bring new attention to the work of accomplished, yet underappreciated and underrepresented artists; revealing how these artists have advanced ideas and lessons in powerful new directions.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 1100 Madison Avenue (82-83) (11am-6pm)
Home and the World: Work by renowned photographers who chronicle and celebrate the wonders around us—from the devotional practices of Buddhist nuns in Cambodia, to the splendors of the palace at Versailles to the sweep of humanity in India’s largest train station. Featuring Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry and Karen Knorr.
Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Nature in Ink: Landscape paintings by Minol Araki
Gallery Talk: 11am, 2pm & 4pm: Life and work of Minol Araki (1928-2010), a Japanese artist who painted for pleasure in the Asian literati tradition while being a successful industrial designer.
Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73 Street, 3rd Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Marsha Cottrell(2nd Floor)
Daisy Youngblood: Tender Mercy(s): Early and Late Works in Clay (3rd Floor)
Dorothea Rockburne: Special Presentation: Works on Paper 1972-1974 (2nd Floor)
Yoshii Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 302 (76-77) (11am-5pm)
Yoshii Gallery is a modern and contemporary art gallery founded by Kazuhito Yoshii in 1990.