Monday, January 8, 2018

Looking for things to do as NYC thaws out: Mel Smothers-Carter Burden Gallery Exhibition NYC opening Jan. 11th

NYC Waking up from the Cold??/Check out the Georg Bills Gallery 'til Feb 3.

On view throughFebruary 3:
Kevin Broad
Daniel Phill
Eric Strauss

Kevin Broad

January 9 - February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday January 11, 6-8pm

Kevin Broad: Press Release

Daniel Phill

January 9 - February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday January 11, 6-8pm

Daniel Phill: Press Release

Eric Strauss

January 9 - February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday January 11, 6-8pm

Eric Strauss: Press Release


NEW YORK, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 645.2621Email: gallery@georgebillis.comWebsite: www.georgebillis.comFacebook: facebook/georgebillisgalleryHours: Tuesday Saturday, 10am 6pm.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Sagebrush starts the year with a bounty of new images!


Art on Paper returns to New York City's Pier 36 this March 8 - 11

Art on Paper
Art on Paper
Art on Paper returns to New York City's Pier 36 this March 8 - 11 for the fair's anticipated fourth edition, featuring 85 galleries from around the world presenting sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography, all unified by the medium of paper.

Art on Paper 2018 welcomes first time exhibitors including Tandem PressSAMUEL FREEMANELLEN MILLER GALLERYOhshima Fine ArtC24 GalleryMarnling Press, and Cinders Gallery, joining notable returning exhibitors including Tamarind Institutehpgrp GALLERYWalter Maciel GalleryNancy Hoffman GalleryMuriel Guépin GalleryElectric WorksHATHAWAYForum GalleryElins Eagles-Smith GalleryThe Tolman CollectionRichard Levy GalleryWatanuki Ltd. | Gallery Toki-no-WasuremonoJONATHAN FERRARA GALLERYStoney Road PressK. Imperial Fine ArtCenter Street StudioKathryn Markel Fine ArtsGibbons & Nicholas, and Dolan/Maxwell, all presenting significant projects exploring and expanding the boundaries of what a work on paper can be.  
Art on Paper
Working alongside Partners Brooklyn MuseumLower Eastside Girls Club, and The Wall Street Journal, Art on Paper's fourth edition will demonstrate the diversity of its central medium and solidify its standing as a must-attend destination for the best in modern and contemporary paper-based art.

To learn more about the fourth edition of Art on Paper, visit

Hope to see all Jaunary 14th the start of our Salon Season meet Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, Joe Giaquinto at The Ketcham Inn


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Join us Sun. 14,2018~ Kerriann Flanagan Brosky & Joe Giaquinto ~Historic Haunts of Long Island 4PM~ Ketcham Inn


Casey Chalem Anderson's Winter Cloud Wave 12 x 12 oil on panel

Winter Cloud Wave

In the 01/02/2018 edition: 
By Casey on Jan 01, 2018 05:37 pm
Winter Cloud Wave 12 x 12 oil on panel
Winter Cloud Wave 12 x 12 oil on panel
Have you ever noticed similarities in ways that puffy cumulous clouds and waves look? Both have rounded soft edges that are molded creating depth and space. They often share similar colors: mounds of soft glowing white and delicate lavender gray shadows.
Waves and clouds are both made of water in different forms. Liquid waves explode with a super charged energy spurting skyward and then tumbling down. You can feel another movement as the wind blows against the face of the wave dispersing foam into thin wisps and fine mist.  Watch a wave in any season and it brings you into a action packed exhilarating moment.
Winter waves remind me that the ocean is powerful beyond anything that man can control.  I’m thinking about the gentle days of Spring and Summer ahead and how we will want to jump into that very same ocean.
All the best to you and Happy New Year 2018 – hoping it will bring wonderful new ideas, plans and moments!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 15 op-ed article in the New York Times, Bill McKibben states that it's hard to be optimistic when the US government has just reported that "the Arctic [habitat of the beluga] shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of recent past decades."

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Beluga Whale, 2017. © Elliot Ross  

Bill McKibben: Something Big is Starting to Shift 
Renowned environmentalist McKibben  is not  referring to a beluga whale, but something bigger. In a December 15 op-ed article in the New York Times, he states that it's hard to be optimistic when the US government has just reported that "the Arctic [habitat of the beluga] shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of recent past decades."  
He goes on to offer some heartening news for the New Year, however. The trillion-dollar Norwegian sovereign wealth fund is considering divesting their holdings in companies that produce climate-warming fossil fuels, and that other large financial institutions, and  some governments, have already begun to do so.   
Read the full article here.

Yours with best regards for a happy and healthy New Year,


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We can recognize the other animals as fellow creatures who share our fate as conscious living beings struggling to get along in a world we never made.

-Christine Korsgaard

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Photograph Copyright © Elliot Ross 2015 
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton announces its programme of exhibitions for 2018


Paris, 21 December 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton announces its programme of exhibitions for 2018:
Three exhibitions will be shown from April 2018 to January 2019

  1. From April 10 to August 27, 2018
“L’Artiste, créateur de mondes”

  1. From October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019


“L’Artiste, créateur de mondes” is the theme on which the new exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton is based. From April 10, following “Being modern: MoMA in Paris”, Fondation Louis Vuitton will be displaying a new selection of works from its collection. The selection puts major historical masterpieces and new and contemporary works of art into perspective. This exhibition, in line with the objectives of Fondation Louis Vuitton, will bring together an array of works from the collection which have never been exhibited here before.

"L’Artiste, créateur de mondes”: Some 25 French and international artists are presented in two complementary sequences, with works by: Giovanni Anselmo (1934, Italy), Matthew Barney (1967, USA), Christian Boltanski (1944, France), Mark Bradford (1961, USA), James Lee Byars (1932-1997, USA), Maurizio Cattelan (1960, Italy), Ian Cheng (1984, USA), Trisha Donnelly (1974 , USA), Dan Flavin (1933-1996, USA), Cyprien Gaillard (1980, France), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966, Switzerland), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (1965, France), Jacqueline Humphries (1960, USA),Pierre Huyghe (1962, France), Yves Klein (1928-1962, France), Henri Matisse (1869-1954, France),François Morellet (1926-2016, France), Takashi Murakami (1962, Japan), Philippe Parreno(1964, France), Sigmar Polke (1941-2010, Germany), Gerhard Richter (1932, Germany), Wilhelm Sasnal (1972, Poland), Kiki Smith (1954, USA), Adrián Villar Rojas (1980, Argentina), Anicka Yi(1971, South Korea).

Sequence A, displayed on the 2nd floor, is dedicated to the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. It unfolds in three parts: the first is arranged around DOB, a character invented by the artist and considered to be his alter ego; the second around a pictorial fresco which references the story of the “EIGHT IMMORTALS” of the Taoist religion; completing the display is a “KAWAII” space of sculptures and animated films. The exhibition was conceived in collaboration with the artist and supplemented by loans.

Sequence B extends through the rest of the building. It explores the current and recurring issues concerning man’s position within the universe and his relationship with other living things. The question has inspired artists and has led them to engage with and create pieces that resonate with works by researchers, scientists and also poets and philosophers; each artist questions the relationship between the different living beings, beyond the distinctions of human, plant, animal.

Each floor of Sequence B has its own theme:

On the first floor, in galleries 5, 6 and 7, Irradiances includes works by Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Mark Bradford, Trisha Donnelly, Dan Flavin, Jacqueline Humphries, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, James Lee Byars, François Morellet, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Anicka Yi.

On the ground floor, in gallery 4, Là, infiniment (Here, infinitely…) displays works by Cyprien Gaillard, Wilhelm Sasnal and Adrian Villar Rojas.

On the pool level, L’Homme qui chavire, (The man who capsizes), presented in galleries 1 and 2, includes works by Giovanni Anselmo, Maurizio Cattelan, Ian Cheng, Alberto Giacometti, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, Henri Matisse, Philippe Parreno and Kiki Smith.

Two simultaneous exhibitions from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019

v  Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), one of the most significant painters of the 20th century, will be presented by Fondation Louis Vuitton across the four floors of Frank Gehry's building. Covering the period of 1980 to 1988, this exhibition examines the painter's entire career, focusing on around 100 of his finest works.  Just like the Heads series of 1981-82 or the display of several collaborations between Basquiat and Warhol, the exhibition includes ensembles previously unseen in Europe, works that are now unmissable such as Obnoxious Liberals (1982, Broad Art Foundation), In Italian (1983, Brant Foundation) or Riding with Death (1988, private collection) and paintings rarely seen since their first showing during the artist’s lifetime, such asOffensive Orange (1982) and Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers) (1982, private collections).
v  Egon Schiele
A major exhibition of the Austrian painter (1890-1918) composed of around 80 drawings, watercolours and paintings will be shown at the same time. Schiele’s very singular vision, inseparable from the Viennese context of the early twentieth century, in just a few years became one of the heights of expressionism. This solo show, which includes first-class works such as Self-Portrait with Chinese Lantern Plant (1912) borrowed from the Leopold Museum (Vienna), Pregnant woman and Death (1911) from the Národní Galerie (Prague), or Portrait of the Artist's Wife Seated (Edith Schiele), Holding Her Right Leg (1917) from the Morgan Library & Museum (New York), is a first in Paris for 25 years.

Although distinct from one another, the two exhibitions allow the simultaneous contemplation of two sensational bodies of work. The existential nature of Schiele’s lines, like Basquiat’s, is one of the main themes raised by Dieter Buchhart, curator of the two exhibitions.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's exhibition extends over the four floors of the building, while Schiele's exhibition is located on the first floor of the building.

With these two exhibitions, Fondation Louis Vuitton is once again demonstrating its determination to contextualise its presentation of contemporary creation with historical references. 

More information on the works to be displayed and the scientific concept of the exhibitions will be released at a later stage.
released at a later stage.