Graham Nickson Exhibition

Betty Cuningham Gallery

poster for Graham Nickson Exhibition
[Image: Graham Nickson "Departure" (1977-1994) Acrylic on canvas 55 x 105 in.]
Bookmark this event [0]
Recommend this event [0]

 

Ends in 11 days
Closed Today (Monday)

Betty Cuningham Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Graham Nickson.

Nickson, who has shown in New York since the mid 1970s, is particularly identified by his highly saturated color, his clear, structured drawing and the heroic scale of his paintings. On view in the current exhibition are 5 paintings that span Nickson’s four decade career: Tracks, 1982-91, which is the largest in the show at 16 feet long, Departure, 1977-94, Bather with Reflector, 1982-83, Red Cloud 1982-84 and Maine Grey: Yellow Jacket, 2017. Often painting and repainting each work over several years, Nickson locks his subjects – beaches, bathers, sunsets and even tracks in the sand – in taut geometric compositions and intense color. The same strong composition is apparent in the 7 works on paper (2 charcoal drawings and 5 watercolors) which complete this exhibition.

Nickson was born in Lancashire, England, and completed his studies at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (BA) and the Royal College of Art in London (MA) in 1972. Nickson has been the recipient of the Prix de Rome (1972–74), The Harkness Fellowship at Yale University (1976–78), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1989), and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship (1993). Solo exhibitions include Graham Nickson: Private Myths at the Naples Museum of Art, FL (2007), Graham Nickson: Works from Private Collections at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL (2006), and Meeting and Passing at the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway (2007). His work can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Boston, MA; The Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; and the Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway among others. He has been a faculty member and Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture since 1988. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.

Media

Schedule

from November 04, 2017 to December 22, 2017

Artist(s)

Graham Nickson

Website

http://www.bettycuninghamgallery.com/ (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays

Access

Address: 15 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-242-2772 Fax: 212-242-5959

Between Chrystie St. and the Bowery. Subway: F to 2nd Avenue.

Google map

When you visit, why not mention you found this venue on New York Art Beat?

  • Facebook

    Reviews

    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use