Radio Waves: New York “Nouveau Réalisme” and Rauschenberg at Sperone Westwater is a long-overdue exhibition revolving around the enigmatic Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
I've never seen the red elevator/gallery behind the facade of the Norman Foster-designed Sperone Westwater gallery on The Bowery actually move, but this short film from Foster + Partners captures the slow ascent and descent through some time lapse photography. Check out the Foster + Partners channel on YouTube for many more recently uploaded videos.
Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of recent laser-cut stainless steel and bronze sculptures by Wim Delvoye. Known and described as a provocative and subversive artist, Delvoye's work celebrates paradox, building on the Belgian Surrealist tradition of combining seemingly unrelated elements and engaging diverse provocative conceptual themes. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents Mark Greenwold's first exhibition at the gallery. Given the extreme nature of Greenwold's painting process, the slowness and deliberation with which the paintings are made, he shows rarely; his first exhibition in New York in 1979 consisted of a single small painting that took him three years to complete. Show More Summary
I was taken aback by Nabil Nahas's recent show of large, crusty abstract paintings at Sperone Westwater last week, particularly the pink one (above) that had starfish forms encrusted in the surface (detail below). According to the press release, Over the last two decades, Nahas has continuously expanded his methods and materials. Show More Summary
Sometimes the quietest and most unassuming exhibitions turn out to be the most fascinating, if not the strangest. Tucked away on the third floor of Sperone Westwater’s Bowery building, there’s a show titled Post-War Italian Art: Accardi, Dorazio, Fontana, Schifano. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of new paintings by Nabil Nahas. The artist employs thick layers of acrylic paint and pumice to create colorful, spatially complex paintings with a distinctive tactile quality. According to Nahas, he is exploring the notions of "process and perception" as well as materiality in painting. Show More Summary
On Saturday, April 6 at 11am, I'll be giving a walking tour of the Bowery, focusing on new buildings on and near the famous street. More information and a link for tickets can be found at 92Y Tribeca. [Sperone Westwater Gallery and New Museum facing the Bowery | Photo (c) Amy Barkow, from my Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture]
The exhibition at Parade Ground represents a new brand of Ray Smith, who showed his work at Sperone Westwater, Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger and elsewhere throughout the 1980s.
Last year at this time, Sperone Westwater staged a show called Marble Sculpture from 350 B.C. to Last Week. Included in that exhibition was “Infinite” (2011), a pair of intertwined automobile tires carved with exacting verisimilitude by Fabio Viale.
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater announces Stargate, Fabio Viale?s first solo exhibition in New York. For his realistic sculptures, Viale uses marble exclusively to recontextualize banal objects, such as crates and tires, and to reinterpret art historical icons. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- In collaboration with Galleria Carlo Virgilio, Rome, Sperone Westwater presents, A Picture Gallery in the Italian Tradition of the Quadreria (1750-1850). The exhibition showcases 29 paintings and drawings, all in the Italian figurative tradition, by various European masters created between the mid-18th and mid-19th century. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater announces an exhibition of vintage works by Italian artist, Mario Merz (1925 - 2003). This is the artist?s eighth solo show at the gallery, and features three major paintings and one sculpture from the early 1980s. Show More Summary
Conceptual artist Braco Dimitrijevic came to New York in 1975 for his first solo show showcasing his Casual Passer-by portraits of anonymous people on the streets at Sperone Westwater. Now, almost forty years later, he returns once again to his roots at Sperone Westwater for a retrospective, and spoke to MutualArt about his innovative career. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater is presenting a solo exhibition of historical and recent works by Braco Dimitrijevi?. The conceptual artist first exhibited at Galleria Sperone in Turin in 1974 and in New York in 1975. On the BoweryShow More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater presents Bamboo Bamboo Broadway, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Liu Ye. For his third solo show at the gallery, the artist continues to engage the history of modernism, while referencing the tradition of abstraction in historical Chinese painting. Show More Summary
On Saturday, July 14 at 11am, I'll be giving a walking tour of the Bowery, focusing on new buildings on and near the street. More information and a link for tickets can be found at 92Y Tribeca. [Sperone Westwater Gallery and New Museum facing the Bowery | Photo (c) Amy Barkow, from my Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture]
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater presents Moving Spirits: François Morellet & Gerhard von Graevenitz an exhibition of works by François Morellet (French, born 1926) and Gerhard von Graevenitz (German, 1934 ? 1983) in collaboration with The Mayor Gallery in London. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater presents Artists Including Me, a solo exhibition by William Wegman of recent postcard paintings that feature imagery from secondhand souvenirs, imaginary landscapes, and art about art. This is the artist?s fifth solo show at the gallery. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of recent pen, ink, and graphite drawings by Martin Wilner, the artist?s second solo show at the gallery. In his now decade-long body of work, Making History, Wilner creates highly-detailed diaristic drawings based on the monthly calendar. Show More Summary