March 28, 2015

EXIT EVIL EXIL – Gary Rough: Between Glasgow and New York

Please join us for a Panel Discussion on Saturday, March 28 at 4pm. Followed by a guided tour of the Gary Rough exhibition, 5:00 – 5:30 PM.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Followed by a guided tour of the exhibition: 5:00 – 5:30 PM

About the Panel

Douglas Payne, moderator, is a songwriter, bass player and backing vocalist in the rock band, Travis. Payne was born in Glasgow and attended Glasgow School of Art where he and Gary Rough met. Payne resides between Glasgow, London and New York. He holds a BA (Hons) degree.

Gary Rough, panelist, was born in 1972 in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. He holds a BA (Hons) and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art; he also attended the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin in 1997 on exchange. He currently lives and works in New York City, which has been his primary residence since 1998. Gary Rough is currently on view through April 25, 2015 at Fergus McCaffrey, New York.

Russell Ferguson, panelist, has been a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2007. From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he remains an adjunct curator. He has organized many exhibitions. These include The Undiscovered Country, a survey of various approaches to representation in painting, as well as solo exhibitions by Larry Johnson, Francis Alÿs, and Christian Marclay. At the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, he organized survey exhibitions of the work of Liz Larner and Douglas Gordon. With Kerry Brougher, he organized Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950 for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. He was born in Scotland and holds a BA from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and an MA from Hunter College, New York City.

Ronald Schwartz M.D., panelist, is a psychopharmacologist and art collector who lives and practices in New York City. Dr. Schwartz has worked for more than two decades with people in the creative arts, exploring the relationships between personal psychodynamics and the process of art making. He and Gary Rough have been friends for over fifteen years.

Seating is limited

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Image: The Way Things Are Going, 2015
Installation of 13 neon lightning bolts and 13 wooden crosses
Photo: Will Ragozzino/; © Gary Rough; Courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey, New York

October 13, 2017

FIAC 2017: Top galleries in “Avenue Winston Churchill, On Site”


FIAC 2017, the International Art Fair exhibiting the best Contemporary Art galleries of the world, awaits its grand opening on October 19 in Paris. This year FIAC will have two sub-sections, Avenue Winston Churchill and Petit Palais, showcasing outdoor works featuring seminal works by the most prominent galleries all over the world. These two sub-sections fall in FIAC’s new sub division of “On Site” that was introduced last year. Read More
September 5, 2017

Marcia Hafif: Upcoming Museum Shows in Switzerland

Opening at Kunsthaus Baselland: Thursday 14th September, 6:30 PM

The MARCIA HAFIF exhibition is created in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (MARCIA HAFIF: September 16-January 14, 2018) and the Kunsthaus Baselland in Muttenz (MARCIA HAFIF: September 15–November 12, 2017).
Hafif (b.1929, USA, living in New York and Laguna Beach) is among the pioneers of the 1970s who fundamentally broadened con­ceptions of the practice of painting and under­standing of art per se. Since the 1980s, terms like ‘radical’ have been used to describe Hafif’s work with monochrome painting. The pencil on paper drawings, vertical pencil marks cover­ ing a surface, begun in 1972, led to the ver­tical stroke in paint. Her work in both mediums still continues, fitting within what she calls The Inventory. Each series included in The Inventory develops a single medium using tra­ditional methods and materials for making paint and preparing a ground. Individual works in a series can be larger or smaller, and usually are made with vertical brush­strokes, with which the effects of unmixed colours on a suit­able painting ground are sounded out. Works from the series that may be her most radical will be exhibited at the Kunsthaus Baselland: the Black Paintings (1979/80) in which she found black by layering ultramarine blue and burnt umber. There will also be photographs and films on display.
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