"Through the Looking Glass"
Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2021
International New York Artist, Hunt Slonem, Selects South Florida To Debut New Collection.
In its world premiere, Hunt Slonem’s new collection of flora and fauna morph into three-dimensional contemporary works of art in “Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale.
New River Fine Art is pleased to announce "Through the Looking Glass", a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Continuing in his bold and brilliant investigation of the world’s flora and fauna, Slonem’s groundbreaking metamorphic transformation gives birth to a wonderfully refreshing realm of casted bronze, blown glass, neon, and multimedia-based au-courant artistry.
“This new body of work was born out of these unexpected times,” said Slonem.
“Given an opportunity to create work in an entirely new methodology, what has resulted is an artistic liberation of sorts. My established lexicon of forms has taken on new life in blown glass, in bronze, and other media, all in a visual culmination that is thrilling to me artistically. This moment in time has proven to be an impetus for an ever-expanding vocabulary of new work and I’m pleased to share it with you.”
The artist’s impressive career spanning almost five decades now enters a new phase of evolution. Disciplined, yet explosive in his use of color, his signature gestures are vibrantly raw and wild. Slonem uses his new mediums with the same deft hand that rocketed him into the coterie of New York art world luminaries of the 1970s.
"KEEP IT REAL"
KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art Art (Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2020) is an exhibition at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale that explores the alternative macrocosm of internationally renowned Post- Pop Artist, Mr. Brainwash, as he explores bold color, graffiti style markings, splatter paint, black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics.
An art extravaganza, not to be missed, KEEP IT REAL will be a virtual and in-person exhibition featuring new works by Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) as he utilizes artistic undertones of Norman Rockwell inspired, but rebellious American Nostalgia.
KEEP IT REAL delivers a sumptuous ostentation of graphic reverence dedicated to the prevailing king of conducive play.
“Faux street tags and fabricated graffiti run amok. Mr. Brainwash is the master of juxtaposition. Motivational quotes intermingle in the urban hieroglyphics like contentions of encouragement. Lacking any kind of overt and contemptuous tones, the farce is more in line with ironic whimsy, than embezzled imagery,” says gallery owner, Lisa Burgess.
For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act.
“The exhibition opens to the public on November 20, 2020. To manage the multitudes of Mr. Brainwash fans and collectors safely, in lieu of the traditional opening reception, New River Fine Art is hosting a special 12-hour Art Extravaganza to allow everyone a chance to see this spectacular exhibition. We have a digital catalog and a viewing room online; and will offer private appointments to view the show upon request,” says Wissam Elghoul, Gallery Director.
KEEP IT REAL consists of over 25 works of art and run through Dec. 20, 2020.
“Divided We Fall”
July 22 - Aug 22, 2020
Divided We Fall is a curated art exhibition at New River Fine Art
featuring artwork by two African American artists,
Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) and Marcus Jansen (b. 1968).
The show addresses themes of racial inequality and urban identity juxtaposed with capitalist paradigms. Both artists have lived and thrived in these modern-day times of cultural divides.
Although from different generations, Young and Jansen have experienced irrefutable racial inequalities and prejudices firsthand. Their artwork expresses literal, as well as metaphysical, allegories of social injustice and issues of race, but in very distinct and unique ways.
Theirs is a cautionary tale stretching from influences of our nation’s past and an understanding of current policies and serves as a guiding beacon towards constructive dialogue and change.
"Landfalls and Departures"
Jan. 30 - Feb. 29, 2020
Jennifer JL Jones embarks on an inspiring journey in this new series of original paintings for her upcoming solo exhibition. Each stroke is a reflection of her life of self-exploration and a celebration of the natural landscape.
Through brushwork that employs multiple layers of abstraction and a refined glazing technique, Jones creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer, exploring the seemingly contradictory theories of nature both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality.
Works that, at first, appear to be composed of seemingly random abstraction, are metaphors for the artist’s self-exploration and celebration of the natural life cycle. Thus, inspiring one to question if it is the destination or the journey, nature or nurture, beginning or end, landfall or departure?
The exhibition catalog for LANDFALLS AND DEPARTURES is available to view on issuu.com and can be found at:
"The Glass Menagerie"
Dec. 12 – Dec. 22, 2019
The Glass Menagerie combines whimsical and contemporary creations from the Borowski Family with works from renowned 20th Century Masters of Murano.
Go here to view the exhibition catalog: issuu.com/newriverfineart/docs/glass_menagerie_catalog
"Matta: On the Edge of a Dream"
Feb 15 - March 15, 2018
Roberto Matta is considered the last great Surrealist painter, the bridge between 20th Century Masters and the New York School of artists. His visionary ideas of rendering space, time, energy, and the cosmos influence artists such as Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock, giving birth to the Abstract Expressionist Movement.
Matta: On the Edge of a Dream explores the artist's development of "psychological morphology" a theory that codified mental architecture, breaking down traditional perspective and giving shape to space beyond the visible. His mastery of composition and groundbreaking concepts of rendering space enabled Matta to project the inner psyche on canvas. Observing Matta's work, one has the impression of being lost inside oneself, immersed in a dreamlike state. Through his canvases, Matta created a new dimension by blending Surrealism and Abstraction with organic and cosmic life forms, effectively making him one of the most creative and influential artists of his generation.
While the exhibition delves into the artist's exploration of the collective unconscious, it simultaneously celebrates a thirty year friendship between artist and guest curator, Thomas Monahan, author of the book, Matta: On the Edge of a Dream.
The works included in this exhibition have been curated with a passion and knowledge built through interpersonal exchange as the artist's career developed and his reputation flourished with international acclaim. Many paintings and drawings in this exhibition have been displayed in important museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
New River Fine Art is pleased to offer this exceptional opportunity to collect the rare and significant works included in Matta: On the Edge of a Dream.