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Jonathan Prince at Christie's Sculpture Garden

September 10, 2019

Shatter

September 10 - November 10, 2019

Shatter is an exhibition of New York-born sculptor Jonathan Prince’s work, his second viewing at Christie’s Sculpture Garden on Madison Avenue. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of nature, science and the human body, Prince creates monumental and large-scale works of art out of materials such as stainless steel, CorTen steel, aluminium, bronze and granite. Prince’s works feature in notable public and private collections, including The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and The Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection, and has been shown across the United States, in addition to his 2012 Liquid State series exhibition at Christie’s Sculpture Garden. See video.

Christie’s Sculpture Garden
535 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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James Austin Murray in Group Show: Black & White & In Between

August 27, 2019

Black & White & In Between: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu. Curated by Billie Milam Weisman

August 27, 2019 – December 8, 2019

This eclectic grouping of contemporary black and white drawings, digital media, photographs, prints,
paintings and sculptures are gathered together for this exhibition from the Frederick R. Weisman Art
Foundation. In color theory black and white are complete opposites. In scientific terms, where color is
determined through the visible spectrum of light, black is the absorption, or absence, of all visible light;
and white is the reflection, or presence, of it.

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Ruth Pastine in Group Show: MADE IN CALIFORNIA

August 27, 2019

MADE IN CALIFORNIA: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College Curated by Billie Milam Weisman

August 27, 2019 – December 6, 2019

Since the 1960s California has emerged as a center for contemporary art that rivals New York in its accomplishments and innovation. Frederick R. Weisman was a pioneering collector whose rise as an important patron of the arts paralleled the emergence of the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. He began collecting both international art and art from Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, and counted many of the city’s top artists as his close friends, building a collection that reflects these personal relationships.

Frederick Weisman was an early supporter of many of the artists that rose to prominence under the legendary Ferus Gallery, established by Walter Hopps, Ed Kienholz and later, Irving Blum. At the time Hopps was an innovative young curator who was tuned in to the idiosyncratic styles of Los Angeles artists, which had developed from isolation during the post-war period. As a result, LA artists were inspired by their daily lives and surroundings—the local terrain, vibrant sun, beautiful sunsets, blue skies, surfboards, and fast, flashy cars. Soon new art movements were created (such as Light and Space, and Finish Fetish), and the Cool School was born. But it would be decades later before the rest of the world recognized the importance of these artists and movements. The art on view represents a number of these diverse movements that have and
continue to play a decisive role in defining the visual arts in the Golden State.

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Gabriel Evertz in Group Show at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum

August 24, 2019

Harmonies In Color: Six Contemporary Perspectives

August 24, 2019 - March 1, 2020

Color is fundamental to an understanding of our world and profoundly affects our daily lives. Although visible color constitutes only a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, it is complex and endlessly fascinating to artists and scientists alike. Harmonies in Color explores the perception of color and brings together the work of six renowned colorists: Gabriele Evertz, Irene Mamiye, Pard Morrison, Jen Pack, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. 

The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and “thread works,” and makes reference to major milestones in the scientific investigation of color, color themes and theories, and color as a subject in art. The artists featured in the exhibition work with different aesthetic media and are pursuing the investigation of color from different perspectives; but, all are united in their interest in the sensory experience of color.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum | 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 

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Jane Manus Installation at the Bristol, Palm Beach

August 5, 2019

SPONDER GALLERY is pleased to announce the installation of a monumental sculpture by Jane Manus at The Bristol, Palm Beach’s most expensive luxury condominium. The namesake work stands 23 feet tall, and weighs over 1,000 lbs. 

Jane Manus has been continuously developing her oeuvre of forceful geometric sculptures since the 1970s, when as a young artist at the Art Institute of Boston she learned to weld metal into sculpture, an experience Manus describes as a breakthrough in her artistic career. Manus’ work has indeed evolved, and today she works exclusively in aluminum. Her vibrant sculptures seamlessly integrate disparate elements of geometry, thereby truly transforming the spaces that they inhabit. Dynamic shapes and massive forms penetrate the viewer’s space, and seem to move and change in appearance due to their extreme three-dimensionality. Abstract though they are, Manus’ sculptures also retain an unyielding expressive character that gives each work a life and spirit of its own. Jane Manus was born in New York in 1951, and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work is found in many important collections, including The Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL; The Lincoln Center/List Collection, New York; the Georgia Museum of Art; Syracuse University; Herbert F Johnson Museum at Cornell University, NY; Cornell Museum of Art, Winter Park, FL.

 The Bristol is a 610,000 square-foot luxury condominium in the heart of West Palm Beach, Florida. The 25-story building is located on the Intracoastal Waterway overlooking Palm Beach Island, and includes 67 units, 12 guest suites, two parking levels, and several amenity areas. Units range from $7 to $14 million, although prices have gone higher for penthouse levels. Construction began three years ago on the site of the former Chapel-by-the-Lake.

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Google Earth: Andrew Rogers

July 29, 2019

Andrew Rogers' land works now visible via Google Earth and the Google Cultural Institute, Explore collections, artworks and historical sites from around the world. 

Rogers is a contemporary sculptor born in Australia whose works may be found in many plazas and buildings around the world. He is a leading contemporary artist. Rogers is the creator of the world’s largest contemporary land art undertaking. Titled "Rhythms of Life," the project commenced in 1998 and at present comprises 51 massive stone structures across 16 countries on seven continents and has involved over 7,500 people.

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Winner: HGTV's Ultimate House Hunt 2019

July 25, 2019

See SPONDER GALLERY artists's work on view inside this lavish show house in Hudson Valley, NY.

Artists include Steven Alexander, Dan Christensen, Christine Federighi, Donald Martiny, Ben Schonzeit and Boaz Vaadia.

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The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museo Acquires a Donald Martiny Painting

May 8, 2019

The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum narrates the life of Ferruccio through his mechanical creations and a vast archive of family’s photos. This place, conceived and founded by the entrepreneur Tonino Lamborghini to celebrate his father, was inaugurated in 2014. Their permanent collection now includes a painting by Donald Martiny.

Inside 9,000 sqm. the Museum holds all the industrial productions of the Doctor of Engineering (Hon. Causa) Lamborghini, from the first Carioca tractor which started his company in 1947, to the most important tractors of the ‘50s,’60s and ‘70s. An emotional journey will let you admire Ferruccio’s personal cars collection, like the fabulous Miura SV, and many other famous cars, like the Fiat Barchetta Sport, modified to participate in the 1948 Mille Miglia competition, the futuristic Countach, Jarama models, Urracos and the Espada with seagull wing doors that inspired the car of the Back to the Future movie.

The Museum will also offer you a glimpse of two special stories: the helicopter prototype and the 11-times world champion Fast 45 Diablo Class 1 offshore boat, 13.5 meters long with Lamborghini engines. The reconstruction of Ferruccio’s first office at Lamborghini Tractors company with his personal effects, official documents and photos of the period will help you discovering not only his life, but also the story of his family and of the people who worked for his companies during the Italian economic boom in the late ’50s-‘60s.

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The Moon: Eternal Pearl at the Concord Center for Visual Art

March 28, 2019

View Anne Lilly's sculpture Calendar for Parmenides in a group exhibition at the Concord Center for Visual Art

March 28 - May 1, 2019 | 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742

Curated by Kate James and Kathleen O’Hara

Dante said it best when he called the moon our “eternal pearl”, changing, glowing, layered and forever. The moon is science; the moon is art; the moon tangoes with the earth and the sun. The moon plays a major role in astronomy, romance, literature, poetry, navigation, tides, the uncanny, storytelling, art making and politics. Harold used his purple crayon to draw the moon and locate his bedroom window. Thoreau liked it for night walks and Neil Armstrong walked on its surface 50 years ago. It continues to captivate us throughout our lives as it morphs in size and shape prompting mystery, myth and metaphor over the centuries. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of Armstrong's scientific and poetic moment. We have assembled a diverse group of artists whose practice has been moon-centric. With conceptual and visual results, each prompts our own relationship to the moon. We ask them each the question and hope the exhibition prompts you to ask “what is it about the moon”?

https://www.concordart.org/exhibitions/the-moon

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New York Centric at the Art Students League

March 5, 2019

March 5 - May 14, 2019. Curated by James Little. New York Centric Catalogue

View works by Sponder Gallery artists including Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, Gabriele Evertz, James Austin Murray and Peter Reginato.

Foreword by KAREN WILKIN, New York, 2019

“Too much is expected of Art, that it mean all kinds of things and is the solution to questions no one can answer. Art is much simpler than that. Its pretentions more modest. Art is a sign, an insignia to celebrate the faculty for invention.” Stuart Davis wrote this in 1956, but it seems newly relevant today. Over the past three decades, art has been increasingly required to “mean all kinds of things” and to offer solutions to “questions no one can answer,” often at the expense of any other considerations. Today, in many prestigious art schools, students who wish to be taken seriously (and, sometimes, receive acceptable grades) are urged to make work that addresses such daunting issues as political unrest, climate change, civil rights, gender equality, animal welfare, poverty, and all the rest of it....

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