Friday, July 31
Miles McEnery Now Represents Rico Gatson
Mixed media artist Rico Gatson has joined the New York–based Miles McEnery Gallery, where he will have a solo exhibition opening November 19. Gatson’s practice spans painting, sculpture, video, and installation, and his work often examines events from Black history. His work is part of the permanent collections at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, and other institutions.
Lisson Gallery Announces East Hampton Outpost
Lisson Gallery, which maintains locations in New York, London, and Shanghai, has announced the opening of a new exhibition space in East Hampton, New York. The 1,000-square-foot space, located at 55 Main Street, will feature one work per week by artists on the gallery’s roster. Upcoming presentations include new and historic works by Carmen Herrera, Anish Kapoor, and Sean Scully. The village is also home to outposts of Michael Werner Gallery, Van de Weghe, Skarstedt, and Pace galleries. In July, married dealers Amalia Dayan (who runs Luxembourg & Dayan) and Adam Lindemann (Venus Over Manhattan) launched the new venture South Etna, which operates out of a cottage in Montauk.
Thursday, July 30
Baltimore Museum of Art Adds Six Trustees
The Baltimore Museum of Art has added six new members to its board of trustees: Denise Galambos, vice president of human resources at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company; James D. Thornton, cofounder of Thorwood Real Estate Group; Lisa Harris Jones, founder and partner of law firm Harris Jones & Malone; Elizabeth Hurwitz, Baltimore-based philanthropist; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Stuart O. Simms, Baltimore-based prosecutor. “In this unprecedented moment, it is essential that we continue to diversify the BMA’s board leadership and to bring new voices, perspectives, and ideas to the table,” said BMA director Christopher Bedford in a statement. “The exceptional range of knowledge and experience of our new trustees is invaluable to our continued work in enacting our strategic vision and further developing our role as a truly civic-minded institution.”
Wednesday, July 29
Garth Greenan Gallery Now Represents Yatika Starr Fields
The New York–based gallery Garth Greenan has added painter and muralist Yatika Starr Fields to its roster. Fields, a member of the Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, and Osage tribes, centers Indigenous history in vibrant pieces that blend abstract and figurative elements. An accomplished graffiti artist, Starr has received commissions for public artworks from institutions nationwide. In 2018 he created Astonishment of Perception, a large-scale site-specific mural in Bentonville, Arkansas, for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Fields’s works have been exhibited at venues including Peabody-Essex Museum, BlueRain Gallery, and the Southern Plains Indian Museum. They are held in the collections of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Oklahoma State Museum of Art, and institutions elsewhere.
Graham Foundation Names 2020 Grantees
The Chicago–based Graham Foundation has awarded $320,800 to 52 projects spanning visual art, writing, film, new media, and more. Among the individual recipients of funds are artists Zoe Leonard, Miriam Hillawi Abraham, Clarissa Tossin, Cathy Hsiao, and Prem Krishnamurthy. The full list of grantees can be found here.
Tuesday, July 28
Met Acquires Commissioned Sculptures by Wangechi Mutu
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has acquired two sculptures by artist Wangechi Mutu. The sculptures, The Seated I (2019) and The Seated III (2019), were part of a series of four bronze sculpture collectively titled “The NewOnes will free Us” that Mutu created for the Met’s inaugural commission for the museum’s Fifth Avenue facade. The sculptures debuted in September 2019 to critical acclaim, and will remain on view until November 2020. Max Hollein, director of the Met, said in a statement, “Wangechi Mutu’s sculptures for The Met’s facade have an extraordinary presence and poetic brilliance, and they offer an empowering statement as well as a critical institutional perspective for all to witness.”
Chimento Contemporary Gallery Closes Permanently
The Los Angeles–based gallery Chimento Contemporary has shuttered permanently. Established in 2015, Chimento Contemporary staged exhibitions of work by artists Sandeep Mukherjee, Phyllis Green, Sally Bruno, Danny First, Allie Pohl, and others. The gallery’s founder, Eva Chimento, will join the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art in Colorado as director.
Monday, July 27
Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna Open New Gallery in Southampton
Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna, the founders of Di Donna Galleries in New York, have opened Sélavy, a gallery at 30 Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York, dedicated to art and design. The inaugural exhibition at Sélavy will include sculptures by Jean Arp, paintings by Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Noland, and design items by Max Ernst. “We have always been driven by the concept of living with art, which inspired the salon-like design of the private spaces at my New York gallery, and has proven to be especially vital during this recent period, as our friends and clients have spent more time at home,” said Emmanuel Di Donna in a statement. “While the ideas behind Sélavy have been germinating for many years, we are excited to take this moment to bring the concept to life and are committed to a long-term presence in Southampton’s community.”
National Gallery of Art Appoints Sheila McDaniel as Administrator
Sheila McDaniel, who currently works as deputy director of finance and operations at the Studio Museum in Harlem, will join the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. as administrator on September 14. In her new role, McDaniel will oversee over one-third of the museum’s staff working in administrative support, architecture and capital improvement, facilities, horticulture, personnel, procurement, and security.
Magnum Photographers Print Sale to Benefit NAACP
From July 27 to August 2, Magnum Photographers will hold a sale of 100 archival-quality prints available for $100 each, with half the proceeds going to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Magnum Square Print Sale, which was organized in collaboration with Vogue and takes up the theme of solidarity, features works by June Canedo de Souza, Bruce Davidson, Raymond Depardon, W. Eugene Smith, Stuart Franklin, Harry Gruyaert, Hassan Hajjaj, Alec Soth, and others.
Silver Art Projects Names 25 Inaugural Artists-in-Residence at World Trade Center
The nonprofit artist residency program Silver Art Projects has revealed the 25 artists in its first cohort at 4 World Trade Center in New York. Participants—who include Rachelle Bussières, Mario Navarro, Agnieszka Pilat, and Tourmaline, among others—will receive studio space on the building’s 28th floor for up to eight months. The full list of artists-in-residence can be found here.