CURRENT AND PRIOR EXHIBITIONS
DE IDOLOS ALATARES Y PEDESTALES
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring the installation and body of work of
Curated by Beñat Iglesias
Our human existence and life experiences may feel like a constant climb to reach, meet, and surpass. At the same time, we are overcoming the journeys of our decedents.
In the process, and as part of our emotional growth, we learn labels, categories and idealizations of others. We get stuck with preconceived notions of ourselves and of others.
By doing this, we dehumanize ourselves and each other. We put our forebearers on a pedestal and continue to maintain an idealistic relationship. We give up the opportunity to relate as equal people - human entities enabling ourselves to learn and grow from who we were, to who we are, to who we could be.
DE IDOLOS, ALTARES Y PEDESTALES is the body of work created by the artist where classic entities, rituals, characters and symbolism from Greek, Roman, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism are mixed in a minimalistic figuration presented as altars in a contemporary form to remind us that our inner spiritual realization doesn’t come from relating to others by looking up, down or side to side. Instead, our real enlightenment comes from looking at each other as equals and also looking within our heart and less with our minds.
INNER HORIZONS OF LIGHT
NOVEMBER 07, 2019
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring the paintings of Michael Phelan.
Michael Phelan’s recent paintings reflect the deep spiritual forces that connect and enlighten us. His vibrant, dreamy paintings invite us to explore and appreciate the “Inner Landscapes” that define and unite us.
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 7th from 6-8pm.
The exhibit will be from 11/7-12/6, 2019 and the gallery is open by appointments.
Curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez
The Alex Adam gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Spanish
born artist, Beñat Iglesias Lopez entitled “ Refuge ”.
A selection of drawings, paintings and sculptures make this exhibition a unique
opportunity to view the different projects the artist has created over the last couple
of years reflecting on global migrations & forced displacements.
Please join us to celebrate a reception party on Thursday May 7th, 6-8pm.
The Alex Adam gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Japanese artist
Fumiko Toda entitled “ BRIGHTEN UP” curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez
In this exhibition, Toda will be presenting a selection of her latest paintings and prints which show a combination of the free use of color and a greater abstraction.
Please join us to celebrate a reception party on Saturday, Feb 3rd 6-8pm.
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition “Monotype” featuring the monotypes of Mary beth MacKenzie curated by Beñat Iglesias.
Mary Beth McKenzie always works directly from life, with many of her subjects being friends and family. She is able to match her impressions with a concern for the formal aspects of pictorial construction. There is always a subtle mood to her work. She has said, “When I paint someone, I am less concerned with likeness than with the character or spirit of that person.”
Ms. McKenzie was born in Cleveland. She studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cooper School in Cleveland, and the National Academy. Her teachers were Robert Philipp, Robert Brackman, José Cintron, Daniel Greene, and Burton Silverman.
She is represented in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Academy, and the New-York Historical Society. Her paintings are in numerous private collections.
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring the sculptures of Jonathan Shahn.
For more than two decades Jonathan Shahn, has devoted much of his sculptural work toward the exploration of the human head. He has created hundreds of sculptures (and related drawings) in bronze, terra cotta, wood, and plaster and has steadily invented the numerous faces, eyes, ears, noses, mouths, expressions, and genders that distinguish his work from traditional sculptural portraiture.
Curated by Benat Iglesias, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the studio of an artist whose work resists categorization under a specific school or tradition.
PERSPICACITY: SEON YOUNG KIM
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition “Perspicacity” featuring the paintings of Korean artist Seon Young kim.
Curated by Beñat Iglesias this exhibition presents a selection of Kim’s subtle and enigmatic paintings, where Kim depicts women in a palette of warm browns set against undefined spaces to express her idea of female softness and confidence.
The exhibition is on view from April 27 through May 26, 2017, with an opening reception on April 27thfrom 6-8pm
BENAT IGLESIAS LOPEZ: REFUGE
“Refuge: any place, person, action, or thing that offers or appears to offer protection,
help, or relief”
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Spanish born artist,
Beñat Iglesias Lopez titled “Refuge”.
A selection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs makes this exhibition a unique opportunity
to view the different projects the artist has created over the last two years addressing the Human Crisis
we are experiencing nowadays.
Please join us to celebrate a reception party on Thursday, March 2nd, 6-9pm.
March 2nd to April 1st, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2nd, 6-8pm
78 West 120th street, Parlor Floor
Hours: by appointment
ALEX ADAM GALLERY PATICIPATES IN AAF IN SG NOVEMBER, 2016
Alex Adam Gallery is participating in AAF in Singapore.
Participating Artists are : Benat Iglesias Lopez, Fumiko Toda, Teruhiko Taguchi, Peter MacMilan and Atsushi Aizawa.
5 Japanese artist coloring New York.
Presented by Art coordinator Shoko Hayashi and curated by Beñat Iglesias, this exhibition presents 5 different approaches to art making through the artworks of 5 Japanese artists, Sachiko Kinoshita (textile artist), Mohri Suzuki (zen calligrapher), Toshu Teraoka (kana calligrapher), Nobuko Nakayama (kyoyuzen artist) and Yasuko Kinoshita (cartonnage artist).
There will be a dynamic live performance by calligrapher Mohri Suzuki, who is popular performer in Japan and well known for his recurrent appearance on TV commercials.
The gallery invites you to join us in celebrating these 5 artist diverse approach to art making as well as their achievements.
The exhibition will be on view through February 2ndwith an opening on January 27thfrom 6-8pm.
HIRADO EGG-SHELL WARE AND MIKAWACHI PORCELAIN OF JAPAN
JULY 22, 2017
Mikawachi is a small mountainous village in Sasebo, near the borders of Nagasaki and Saga prefectures, well known for its porcelain. Mikawachi ceramics are not mass-produced like other brand names in Japan, and its high quality and distinctive appearance has been carefully maintained and developed to be one of the finest ceramic traditions in Japan. The distinguishing characteristics of Mikawachi porcelain are its rich-blue-on-snow-white appearance along with its elaborate and intricate carving. Formed from porcelain stone mined in nearby Amakusa, Kumamoto, each vessel is decorated with an underglaze technique known as sometsukeusing a light-blue cobalt oxide pigment called gosu. These characteristics have been preserved over the centuries and passed down from generation to generation of the Nakazato family in Mikawachi.
Brought to us by Art Coordinator Shoko Hayashi and curated by Beñat Iglesias, this exhibition will encourage a further appreciation in the high quality work that kilns in Mikawachi keep producing nowadays.
The exhibition will be open from July 22-29, 2017, with an opening ceremony on Friday July 22ndfrom 6-8pm.
The Alex Adam gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Spanish born artist, Beñat Iglesias Lopez entitled “ Continuous Arrival ”.A selection of 80 drawings, paintings and sculptures make this exhibition a unique opportunity to view the different projects the artist has created over the last decade while in NYC. Please join us to celebrate a reception party on Thursday May 5th, 6-8pm.
LOIS GOLD NEW PAINTING
The mixed media works of Lois Gold are both immensely intriguing and peaceful at the same. Gold’s paintings pull the viewers in with their soft colors and intriguing textures. Embracing “happy accidents” and following a primarily intuitive process, the artist utilizes a wide variety of materials and techniques to give her work not only depth of color, but of surface as well. Drawing inspiration from the beauty around her as well as an extensive collection of art books, Lois Gold aims to create a balance between figurative imagery and abstraction. “My color choices range from the warm drama of Turner to the pastel colors of Monet,” she says. With an abundance of textures and emotive elements, her paintings are not only seen but also felt by the viewers.
Curated by Beñat Iglesias, Lois Gold’s “New Paintings” exhibition will be on view at the Alex Adam Gallery from May 7 through June 5, 2015.
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Pushing Print featuring printmaking artists Karin Bruckner and Katherine Hanson who chalet and push the boundary of traditional printmaking. Curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez
Feb 21- March 15, 2015
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Eleanor Adam, Director
Patricia Tingchen Li, Curator
The Alex Adam Gallery is located in a lovingly-restored brownstone in Harlem’s Morris Park Historical District. The gallery promotes and supports both established and emerging artists who work in a variety of art forms and styles. The gallery devotes itself to build a connection between New York City’s vibrant art community and a discerning and sophisticated class of collectors.
Eleanor Adam, Dan Gheno, Candy le Sueur, Beñat Iglesias Lopez, Mary Beth McKenzie, Jonathan Shahn, Robin Smith, Teruhiko Taguchi, Fumiko Toda
GALLERY ARTIST GROUP SHOW
DECEMBER 04, 2014
Annual Gallery Artists Group Show
Curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez.
Decmber, 2014 : featuring artists:
Eleanor Adam, Janet. A. Cook, Benat Iglesias and Fumiko Toda
SHE DEPICTING HER
Harlem, New York City: The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition She Depicting Her, A Woman’s Perspective featuring five women artists challenging the outdated perspective of the male artist’s gaze that has informed and defined much of our shared vision of a woman. Eleanor Adam, Liz Adams-Jones, Janet A. Cook, Leah Lopez and Orly Shiv are each other’s model as they depict one another in paintings, drawings and sculptures.
This exhibition is curated by Benat Iglesias and will be on view at the Alex Adam Gallery from October 9 – November 23, 2014.
Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Eric Helvie, curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez. The exhibition will be on view from July 16th through August 31, 2014.
Eric Helvie was born in 1984 in Portland, Oregon. His work deals directly with the act of seeing, obsessive looking, and optical ambiguity. Pulling from art history, television and film, his paintings act as props and icons: objects that glean meaning from their context and point to a larger system of understanding. His work is held in numerous private collections.
PERCEIVING REALITY AND THE VISIONS BEYOND
The Alex Adam Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring the paintings and sculptures by Beñat Iglesias Lopez and Fumiko Toda. The exhibition is curated by Patricia T. Li, and presents an intriguing dynamic of aesthetic juxtaposition of the individual yet connected artistic visions of Iglesias and Toda. We encourage the audience to reflect on their own visions inspired by everyday experience. The gallery invites you to join us in celebrating Iglesias and Toda’s personal stories as well as their artistic achievements. The exhibition is on view from May 15 through June 5, 2014.
ANNUAL SPRING ART FLAIR
MARCH 27, 2014
The group exhibition is curated by Benat Iglesias Lopez, and features both established and emerging talents including Dan Gheno, Benãt Iglesias, Mary Beth McKenzie, Jonathan Shahn, Robin Smith, and Fumiko Toda.
The exhibition showcases an intriguing dynamic of artistic styles, such as painterly landscape scenes, romantic portraits and female nudes, vibrant selections of monotype prints, dreamlike renderings of exotic beauties in nature, and finally juxtapositions of whimsical and ghostly sculptural portraits.