Forum Gallery is reopening to the public and to celebrate we are proud to present "FIRST IMPRESSIONS: New Works and New Acquisitions," on view from August 6th through September 26, 2020.
"FIRST IMPRESSIONS: New Works and New Acquisitions" is an exhibition of fresh paintings and drawings completed in recent months by our dedicated and talented gallery artists shown together with recently acquired works of historical importance. Most of these works have not been shown due to the pandemic, which caused the cancellation of gallery exhibitions we had planned and art fairs we attend. We are excited to share them with you now.
Highlights among the 29 works on view include impressive paintings by Forum Gallery artists William Beckman, Paul Fenniak, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Daniel G. Massad, Alyssa Monks, Brian Rutenberg, Maria Tomasula, and Tula Telfair. New drawings and an oil on copper painting by Steven Assael will be included, as well as new large-scale charcoal drawings by Clio Newton, and a watercolor by Rance Jones from his series of works inspired by recent travels to Cuba.
Of special interest is a rare 1979 figurative charcoal drawing by William Beckman of his wife Diana and daughter Deidra, a 1978 acrylic work on paper by Robert Cottingham that highlights the wordplay for which the artist is famous, an early 1930s oil on linoleum painting by Jackson Pollock that speaks to the artist's close relationship with his mentor, Thomas Hart Benton, and a playful Saul Steinberg ink and watercolor impression of Manhattan from the 1950s.
We hope you will visit us to celebrate our reopening and remember what a joy it is to view art “live” and in person!
To accommodate all of our clients, if you are not traveling during these unprecedented times, we have a special program that will enable you to have any work sent to you on approval without charge. Please call or write to us for details.
We would like to thank the many customers and friends who have wished us well and inquired about our art during these months of the coronavirus pandemic. The health and safety of our staff, artists and customers is always our principal concern, so we hope for your understanding that coming to the gallery requires face covering and social distancing. We will be pleased to provide hand sanitizer for all and are taking extra measures at the gallery to ensure the safety of all our staff and visitors.