I have two shows opening this week: A solo show (S-105) curated by Robert Yoder/SEASON at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and the Paris iteration of “Deux Côtés / Two Sides,” at Galerie Jean Fournier. This exhibition is the second of a two-part collaboration, presented with Theodore:Art in Brooklyn. If you are in either neighborhood, I hope you will stop by and say hello. I’ll be at the opening in Paris on Thursday, December 1.
1. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Considered one of the must-see art fairs in Miami this week, PULSE opens on Thursday, December 1, with the Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, where over 75 local and international exhibitors will welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new works. The fair runs through Sunday, December 4th, 2016. For more information on PULSE Miami Beach 2016 including hours, directions, please see the Visitors page. Robert Yoder has selected paintings based on digital drawings I post on Instagram each morning.
2. Deux Côtés / Two Sides: The opening reception is the evening of Thursday, December 1, 2016, and the show runs January 14, 2017.
Gallerists Stephanie Theodore (Brooklyn) and Emilie Ovaere Corthay (Paris) noticed common preoccupations among abstract painters in Paris and New York. They conceived a two-part exhibition that demonstrates the similarities and differences on both sides of the Atlantic. In September, the first part of the exhibition was installed at Theodore:Art in Brooklyn, and for the second part, the Galerie Jean Fournier is welcoming work from the same American artists (Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Jack Davidson and Joyce Robins) in a dialogue with Fabienne Gaston-Dreyfus, Nicolas Guiet, Pierre Mabille, Peter Soriano and Claude Tetot–all united by abstraction and color.
The approaches of these eight artists are of course unique, but are all underpinned by the idea of a simple geometry, without ostentation, absolutely undemonstrative. These artists are also united by the search for formal balance and a profound understanding of the constructive and expansive power of color.