January 17 - March 14, 2015
Draw What You See - Booksigning and Afternoon Tea
Saturday, February 7th / 2:00-4:00pm
Beauford Delaney Recent Acquisition
by the Brooklyn Museum from MRG
"The Brooklyn Museum has acquired its first painting by the 20th-century African-American artist Beauford Delaney. A still life that Mr. Delaney created in 1945 when he was working out of a cold-water loft in Greene Street — years before most artists settled in SoHo — the painting, Untitled (Fang, Crow, and Fruit), depicts a bowl of bright yellow fruit and next to it a Fang reliquary figure. A bird, hovering above the bowl, looks as if it were about to swoop down and devour the fruit..."
The New York Times
January 8, 2015
Nancy Grossman: The Edge of Always
A 2014 Pick in The Huffington Post and ArtNews
Haiku Reviews: ART 2014 Roundup
The Huffington Post
by Peter Frank
Press for Barbara Chase-Riboud
Wall Street Journal
by Peter Plagens
“The bona fides of Barbara Chase-Riboud—who was born in 1939 and has lived mostly in Paris for the past half-century—are nothing if not daunting. She has won a Carl Sandburg Award for her poetry, has written several well-received novels (one of which, about Sally Hemings, sold a million copies), has been given an Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France, and in 2007 was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women’s Caucus for Art of the College Art Association.
The reason for the last honor is Ms. Chase-Riboud’s sculpture—tall (6 to 7 1/2 feet), free-standing (but with a decided front side), abstract combinations of bronze and silk. In some pieces, the metal is shiny and gold; in others, it is matte black. In all, however, the silk appears mostly in rope form and resembles the ties used to draw back opera curtains, or for kings and queens to summon a servant to their bedsides. The cords of fabric gush downward from the metal elements like little waterfalls. “Elegant” doesn’t begin to describe the effect..."
The Lookout: Art in America
by Leigh Anne Miller
"If you missed Barbara Chase-Riboud's exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art earlier this year, there's still time to see an impressively thorough collection of her sculptures and drawings at Michael Rosenfeld this winter. Riboud, an African American artist based in France and Italy since the mid-1960s, has been making work (and writing award-winning volumes of poetry) for decades, but is experiencing something of a revival, thanks to the PMA show. At Rosenfeld, her folded, ribbonlike sculptures-cast bronze (using the lost-wax method), with thick, knotted ropes of silk, wool and other fabrics-are accompanied by over a dozen (mixed-media drawings), many of which depict monuments commemorating people from the Marquis de Sade to Man Ray to Oscar Wilde."