April 23 – October 16, 2006
JAMES BROWN: WORK ON PAPER, 1981–2005
The itinerant painter and sculptor James Brown—not to be confused with the godfather of soul—makes art not only in various media but in many locations. His works on paper, which for Brown can mean anything from an envelope to fine Japanese fiber paper, were created in sites as far flung as New York, Tokyo, Paris, Tangiers, Oaxaca, and Naples. The 120 objects on display here encompass a quarter century of production and expand on the survey exhibition organized by Bernd Klüsen that toured France and Germany from 1999 to 2001. For the current show, Katz, curator at the Fisher Landau Center, has added to the European-exhibition checklist a substantial selection of pieces made by Brown since 1999. The works range from abstract gouaches to biomorphic and figurative watercolors to collages that update the synthetic Cubist experiments of Picasso and Braque.
— Martha Schwendener, Artforum, May 2006.
An exhibition of animals in art – for the young and the young at heart
'ZOO STORY' A clay gorilla by Daisy Youngblood, a bronze she-wolf by Kiki Smith, a flock of concrete sheep by François-Xavier Lalanne and works about animals by more than 20 other artists, including John Baldessari, Katharina Fritsch, Ross Bleckner and Rebecca Horn, turn the first floor of this sleek, three-story private museum into a diverting menagerie.
— Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Friday, January 20th, 2006.
PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: Selections from the collection
SAINT CLAIR CEMIN
WILLEM DE KOONING
| PAUL MANES
PALOMA VARGA WEISZ