Recent Press: Alma Thomas
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 2015
by Roberta Smith
"Alma Thomas...once retired, devoted the last two decades of her life to making mosaiclike abstractions in step with their time. Surveyed in 29 canvases and watercolors, her dappled fields, stripes and concentric rings of color bring an energetic bluntness and unencumbered joy to the usual refinements of Color Field and Minimalism."
OTHER RECENT PRESS
ART IN AMERICA
"paintings that resonate…a brilliant…palette and mosaic-like markings to articulate jazzy compositions"
THE NEW YORKER
"A substantial showing of more than forty glistering abstractions…a rapturous grid of rainbow markings"
"rhythmic patterns that are bursting with energy with their vibrant colors…an appreciation for nature and her keen observations come through in all of her works"
"Spring Openings: 28 New Exhibitions Feature Black Artists" includes Alma Thomas with notable shows by Laylah Ali, Nick Cave, Jacob Lawrence, Glenn Ligon and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
ArtNews, April 15, 2015
by Andrew Russeth
"...Alma Thomas’s Resurrection (1966), a stunner of a painting, presiding over a Passover seder in the White House’s family dining room...Those hoping to see some works by Thomas who are without White House invites can head over to the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Chelsea, where a winning show of her paintings and works on paper, dating from 1958 to 1978, is on view through May 16."
Alma Thomas: Moving Heaven & Earth, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1958-1978
March 20 - May 16, 2015
In the Spotlight
Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series at MoMA
Reviewed in The New York Times
‘One-Way Ticket’ at MoMA Reunites Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Paintings
by Holland Cotter
The New York Times, April 2, 2015
"…the series is now so familiar and beloved that it’s easy to miss how brilliant it is, as tightly thought through as any fresco program by Giotto, and probably more consistently executed, being the product of just one hand."
Read the entire review here
To learn more about Jacob Lawrence, please visit the artist's page here
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is a proud lender to the exhibition.
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
Bus (detail), 1941
gouache on paper
18 5/16" x 21 7/8", signed
Michael Goldberg: Making His Mark, Paintings and Drawings 1985-2005
January 17 - March 14, 2015
'Michael Goldberg and Abstraction'
by John Haber
March 7, 2015
'Michael Goldberg's Final Mark'
by Omo Misha
February 14, 2015
'How Michael Goldberg Carried Abstract Expressionism into the 21st Century'
by Karen Kedmey
Catalogue Now Available
Published by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery and Manny Silverman Gallery, this fully illustrated, 70 page, softcover publication with over 42 color plates features introductions by Michael Rosenfeld and Manny Silverman along with an essay by Chris Daze Ellis.
ISBN: 1-930416-52-0 / $ 40.00