PLEASE NOTE THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, MAY 26TH IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

Kikuo Saito: Resonant Tension, Thursday, April 26th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm- Friday, May 25th, 2018

Green Pond, 2013
Green Pond, 2013, Oil on canvas, 44 ¼ x 17 ½ inches

Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present Kikuo Saito: Resonant Tension opening Thursday, April 26th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The exhibition features paintings ranging from the late 2000’s, highlighting Saito’s use of vibrant color, calligraphic gestural abstractions, and rhythmical brushstrokes.

Kikuo Saito was born 1939 in Tokyo, Japan and later immigrated to New York City in 1966, both living and working in SoHo until his death in 2016. During his early years in New York, Saito studied at the Art Students League and acted as studio assistant to artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Poons, and Kenneth Noland. Mainly known as a color field painter, he began to exhibit in the early 1970’s and amassed more than 60 solo exhibitions during his illustrious career. Saito was also known for his theater collaborations with such luminaries as Robert Wilson, Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins and, dancer and choreographer, Eva Maier. His productions combined wordless drama in the poetic framework of light, costumes, music, and dance. The choreography of his productions significantly influenced the compositions of his paintings. Saito alternated between painting on the floor and easel–moving the canvas around, which in effect created flooded intervals of color, a very physical process akin to the dances he directed in his on-stage productions.

Kikuo Saito was an artist-in-residence at Duke University, a visiting professor at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan and a painting instructor at the Art Students League of New York. His work is included in the following permanent collections: The Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; Queens University, Canada; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Portland Art Museum; Bain & Co., MA; Central Bank Collection, MO; Estee Lauder Collection, NY; and Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Netherlands. He showed at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery; Salander-O'Reily Galleries; and Leslie Feely Gallery.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by art critic, David Ebony. For additional information and press inquiries, please contact Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle at 212-695-0164 or Christiana@lorettahoward.com.

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Upcoming Show

Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet opens, Thursday, May 31st, 6-8 pm

Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet

Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet

Caracciolo Studio, Rome, 2018

Prunus, 2012-2018, Oil on canvas, Made of 35 smaller canvas paintings, 104 x 86 1/2 inches, (265 x 220 cm)

Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet
opening Thursday, May 31 st, 6:00 pm-8:00. The exhibition is comprised of diptychs of
trees as well as abstract paintings, which share the same language. Paired together,
Caracciolo’s newest paintings rhythmically flow, creating a visual meditation on the four
seasons. The paintings examine the process of scattering and then recomposing as
learned by observing nature. Like petals thrown in the air, gathered and falling again.
The paintings embody both a romantic painterly touch as well as a rational rigor. Taking
the example of Morandi, Caracciolo explains,“don’t shout, say something quiet, that is who I am.”

Caracciolo was born in New York in 1960, but lives and works in Rome. His work has
been shown extensively throughout Italy and Europe: Turin, Milan, Rome, Florence and
Venice as well as Geneva, Paris and London. In New York he showed with Andre
Emmerich, Earl McGrath and Loretta Howard Gallery. He studied at the United World
College of the Atlantic in Wales, the Istituto d'Arte di Urbino in Italy, and the New York
Studio School. He has taught and lectured in Rome and Florence at: New York
University, RISD, and Cornell University. Currently, he is teaching at Temple University
in Rome, the School of Visual Arts and John Cabot University. Caracciolo was the Arts
Liaison at the American Academy in Rome from 2007 to 2010.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by art critic and
writer, Phyllis Tuchman. For additional information and press inquiries, please contact
Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle at 212-695- 0164 or Christiana@lorettahoward.com.


Loretta Howard Gallery Artist Updates:

Nicolas Carone Solo exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art
Nicolas Carone's ' Shadow Dance' on view April 24th- July 29th, 2018 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Photos by Jacek Gancarz/ Courtesy of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Nicolas Carone: Shadow Dance

Portraits

Gallery View


Ronald Bladen and George Sugarman works featured in Abu Dhabi leg of Historical Inventing Downtown international exhibition
Courtesy of @NYUADARTGALLERY
Photo credit: @Nyuadartgallery Instagram page

Ronald Bladen Japanese, c. 1956-1959 and George Sugarman's Four forms in walnut, 1959 both featured in the historical Inventing Downtown that toured this past year. NYU's Abu Dhabi Art Gallery was the exhibitions last venue, running October 4, 2017, through January 13, 2018.


Friedel Dzubas Monograph by Patricia L Lewy, Ph.D forthcoming release by Skira Milan, 2018
Friedel Dzubas by Patricia Lewy
The highly anticipated Friedel Dzubas Monograph written by Patricia L Lewy Ph.D will be published by Skira Milian, 2018. The exhibition Friedel Dzubas: Gestural Abstraction will be held in conjunction with the celebration of its forthcoming release. For more information on the release date please visit Friedeldzubas.org.


Shirley Goldfarb to be included in Denmark exhibition A Short History of Abstraction, Spring 2018.
Unititled, 1957
Shirley Goldfarb, Untitled (64), 1957, Oil on canvas, 7 x 5 1/2 inches

Shirley Goldfarb's Untitled (64), 1957 will be included in the Rønnebæksholm exhibition this coming Spring 2018.


Larry Poons featured in Sundance 18' Documentary The Price of Everything
Larry Poons
Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to announce Larry Poons' featured in the Sundance nominated Documentary The Price of Everything, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn. Chronicling the role, dealers, auctioneers, and artists hold in weaving together the art worlds cultural and commercial tapestry, the film also features interviews with the likes of Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Larry Poons.


David Row's Split Infinitive, 1990 to included in Pepe Karmel's publication Abstract Art, Autumn 2019
Split Infinitive, 1990
David Row, Split Infinitive,1990, Oil on canvas, 88 x 116 inches

Scheduled for an Autumn 2019 publication date, Abstract Art will be a scholarly and original survey of abstract art, discussing the roots of abstraction in nineteenth-century movements as well its development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


Recent Installations by Loretta Howard Gallery Artists

Nicolas Carone at The New York Studio School
NYSS
"The Thing Unseen: A Centennial Celebration of Nicolas Carone" curated by Ro Lohin will be on view, September 5th-October 15th, 2017, in conjunction with our exhibition, Nicolas Carone: Imaginary Portraits, September 7th-October 28th, 2017.

Richard Anuszkiewicz at Nassau County Museum of Art
Nassau County Museum of Art
Richard Anuszkiewicz's "Magenta Fire" will be featured in Nassau County Museum of Art's Fool the Eye exhibition, curated by Franklin Perrell, November 18th, 2017 through March 4th, 2018.

Friedel Dzubas at Drake Anderson Interiors
dzubas
Friedel Dzubas "Over the Hill" featured in the Associated Press, courtesy of Drake Anderson Interiors New York.

Cleve Gray at 717 Fifth Ave
717 fifth
Works from Cleve Gray's calligraphy series, (Clash #12, Considering All Possible Worlds #9, Untitled (1990), and Untitled (1991)) installed at 717 Fifth Avenue.

David Row at Five Bryant Park
Five Bryant Park
Works from David Row's shaped paintings installed at Five Bryant Park (1065 Sixth Avenue).

Joel Perlman in Bridgehampton
Joel PERLMAN
Joel Perlman's "Sebonic Circlesteel " recently commissioned in Bridgehampton, New York.

Larry Poons at Dennis Miller Showroom
Dennis Miller
Larry Poons' "Kinderszenen" installed in Dennis Miller's New York Showroom.

George Sugarman at 1440 Broadway
1440 Broadway
George Sugarman's "Threesome" installed at 1440 Broadway.

Edward Dugmore at Greenstein Lab
Greenstein Lab
Edward Dugmore's "Aspen Quartet", "1961-R", and "1961- F" installed at The Greenstein Lab in Seattle, Washington.

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