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"In winter in Woldgate the branches of trees seem to be stretching upwards, searching for nourishing light… When the snow came in late December 2010 (twenty-ten) I began to draw it on my iPad sitting in a car. I had the drawings printed out about five feet high. After making five or so like this I began to realise that using the iPad could be a very good method of recording all the changes that I knew would occur on this quiet road, and that I had already begun the work… Winter is not black and white; when the show is there it can be, but it doesn’t stay long around here. Even on dull days there is a lot of colour if you really look."

- David Hockney

David Hockney “The Arrival of Spring” is on view at L.A. Louver through August 29.

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IMAGES: (top) David Hockney, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 4 January , 2011, iPad drawing printed on paper, 55 x 41 1/2 in. (139.7 x 105.4 cm), © David Hockney, Photo: Richard Schmidt; (bottom) Installation view of “The Arrival of Spring” at L.A. Louver

QUOTE: Excerpt from “The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty-eleven),” David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

We’re thrilled to share new work by Ben Jackel. Taking nearly two years to complete, Swiss Hydrant is the latest and most intricate sculpture to emerge from his ongoing hydrant series. 
To learn more about Jackel’s fascination with hydrants, and the significance of rendering these objects in clay, click here to view a recent video of Jackel in his studio discussing this body of work.
IMAGE: Ben Jackel, Swiss Hydrant, 2014, stoneware and beeswax, 28 x 9 x 9 in. (71.1 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)

We’re thrilled to share new work by Ben Jackel. Taking nearly two years to complete, Swiss Hydrant is the latest and most intricate sculpture to emerge from his ongoing hydrant series. 

To learn more about Jackel’s fascination with hydrants, and the significance of rendering these objects in clay, click here to view a recent video of Jackel in his studio discussing this body of work.

IMAGE: Ben Jackel, Swiss Hydrant, 2014, stoneware and beeswax, 28 x 9 x 9 in. (71.1 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)

We’re already prepping for our upcoming exhibition with Chen Man. Widely recognized as China’s preeminent fashion photographer, Chen Man is rapidly becoming a leading cultural voice of her generation. 
Although her exhibition doesn’t open until December 2014, we’ll be sharing previews and the latest news on social media. Be sure to follow us and Chen Man on instagram for real time updates!

We’re already prepping for our upcoming exhibition with Chen Man. Widely recognized as China’s preeminent fashion photographer, Chen Man is rapidly becoming a leading cultural voice of her generation. 

Although her exhibition doesn’t open until December 2014, we’ll be sharing previews and the latest news on social media. Be sure to follow us and Chen Man on instagram for real time updates!

Enjoy an evening with Alison Saar at Art Omi
Tuesday, July 22, 6 PM / Free and open to the public / Q&A to follow / Meet at the Omi Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
The artist will speak about her outdoor works and public commissions, including her two sculptures, Winter and Summer, which are currently on view at The Fields, Art Omi’s sculpture Park.
The sculptures belong to a four-part series that evoke each season and the cyclical qualities of life. According to Saar, the work is “about, of course, the cycles of nature, but they’re also about the cycles of women–our bodies and their maturations. Additionally, the whole project also came to embody, to me, the cycle of creativity.”
Click here to learn more about Alison Saar and her work. 
IMAGE: Alison Saar, Summer, 2011, cast bronze, approx 8 ft. tall

Enjoy an evening with Alison Saar at Art Omi

Tuesday, July 22, 6 PM / Free and open to the public / Q&A to follow / Meet at the Omi Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY

The artist will speak about her outdoor works and public commissions, including her two sculptures, Winter and Summer, which are currently on view at The Fields, Art Omi’s sculpture Park.

The sculptures belong to a four-part series that evoke each season and the cyclical qualities of life. According to Saar, the work is “about, of course, the cycles of nature, but they’re also about the cycles of women–our bodies and their maturations. Additionally, the whole project also came to embody, to me, the cycle of creativity.”

Click here to learn more about Alison Saar and her work. 

IMAGE: Alison Saar, Summer, 2011, cast bronze, approx 8 ft. tall

The British public has voted, and they’ve chosen David Hockney's 1977 painting “My Parents” to be displayed on billboards and outdoor sites across the UK.
Under the direction of Sir Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry, the Art Everywhere initiative seeks to engage arts advocacy in public spaces. “Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person,” said Sir Antony. “It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way.”
"My Parents" resides in Tate Britain’s collection. This intimate portrait of Hockney’s parents was done just a year before his father’s death. Learn more about the painting here. 
IMAGE: David Hockney, “My Parents,” 1977. Oil on paint on canvas.

The British public has voted, and they’ve chosen David Hockney's 1977 painting “My Parents” to be displayed on billboards and outdoor sites across the UK.

Under the direction of Sir Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry, the Art Everywhere initiative seeks to engage arts advocacy in public spaces. “Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person,” said Sir Antony. “It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way.”

"My Parents" resides in Tate Britain’s collection. This intimate portrait of Hockney’s parents was done just a year before his father’s death. Learn more about the painting here

IMAGE: David Hockney, “My Parents,” 1977. Oil on paint on canvas.

Enrique Martínez Celaya has been spending his summer vacation at Dartmouth, one of the nation’s most prestigious collegiate institutions. Chosen as the summer term Montgomery Fellow, Martínez Celaya is in residence at the college for the month of July.
In conjunction with the residency, an exhibition of the artist’s works are on view at the Hood Museum of Art, located on campus. Titled Burning as It Were a Lamp, the immersive installation features two paintings, a weeping bronze boy, and mirrors. Upon entry, the viewer is confronted by mirrors that reveal the installation through encountered reflections. 
Click here for more details.
IMAGE: Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, Photo by Eli Burakian

Enrique Martínez Celaya has been spending his summer vacation at Dartmouth, one of the nation’s most prestigious collegiate institutions. Chosen as the summer term Montgomery Fellow, Martínez Celaya is in residence at the college for the month of July.

In conjunction with the residency, an exhibition of the artist’s works are on view at the Hood Museum of Art, located on campus. Titled Burning as It Were a Lamp, the immersive installation features two paintings, a weeping bronze boy, and mirrors. Upon entry, the viewer is confronted by mirrors that reveal the installation through encountered reflections. 

Click here for more details.

IMAGE: Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, Photo by Eli Burakian

Joel Shapiro transforms the Portland Art Museum with an installation of his suspended work. Although not site-specific, the installation is in direct dialogue with the architecture and can be refined for different interior spaces. In fact, elements from this work were first realized at L.A. Louver in 2013 — click here to see a short film and images from that exhibition. 
Joel Shapiro at the Portland Art Museum will be on view through September 21, 2014.
IMAGE: Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941), Portland, 2014. Wood, casein, and cord installation, dimensions variable. © Joel Shapiro.

Joel Shapiro transforms the Portland Art Museum with an installation of his suspended work. Although not site-specific, the installation is in direct dialogue with the architecture and can be refined for different interior spaces. In fact, elements from this work were first realized at L.A. Louver in 2013 — click here to see a short film and images from that exhibition. 

Joel Shapiro at the Portland Art Museum will be on view through September 21, 2014.

IMAGE: Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941), Portland, 2014. Wood, casein, and cord installation, dimensions variable. © Joel Shapiro.

Visit our Facebook page for more images from our David Hockney and Mark di Suvero openings. A big thank you to everyone who braved the crowds (and parking) to join us for a really special evening.

Visit our Facebook page for more images from our David Hockney and Mark di Suvero openings. A big thank you to everyone who braved the crowds (and parking) to join us for a really special evening.

Join us tonight as we celebrate the opening receptions for our double header exhibitions: David Hockney and Mark di Suvero. Festivities will be from 6-8pm. Complimentary valet parking provided!

IMAGES: David Hockney (left) and Mark di Suvero (right) at L.A. Louver, 2010. Photos by Michael Underwood

See sculptures and drawings by Mark di Suvero in the second floor gallery, as well as our Skyroom where you’ll find this sculpture “Ring Neste” basking in the sun.
The exhibition officially opens this Wednesday, July 9 (6-8pm). 
Visit our website for more info.

See sculptures and drawings by Mark di Suvero in the second floor gallery, as well as our Skyroom where you’ll find this sculpture “Ring Neste” basking in the sun.

The exhibition officially opens this Wednesday, July 9 (6-8pm). 

Visit our website for more info.