Wednesday, April 4, 2018

STRONG-CUEVAS DRAWINGS: IDEAS ON PAPER

Exhibition opens April 5, 2018 at Leonard Tourné Gallery
Strong-Cuevas, From Darkness to Light, Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 22 x 23 InchesMarch 2018 — New York, NY — Leonard Tourné Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Strong-Cuevas Drawings: Ideas on Paper, a solo exhibition and launch of the book by the same title. The exhibition, featuring sculpture and works on paper by Strong-Cuevas, opens April 5, 2018  and runs through April 20, 2018. Signed copies of the artist's newly released book will be available for purchase.

Strong-Cuevas's work explores universal consciousness, space and time, and inner mediation, themes that are evident in her drawings as well as her sculpture. In the words of distinguished art critic Donald Kuspit, "Strong-Cuevas's sculpture is rooted in primitive art, with its bold structures, expressive directness, communal symbolism, and conviction of cosmic absolutes. It is also rooted in Cubism, with its awareness of the dialectical ambiguity of appearances, perhaps most evident in Picasso's use of frontal and profile views of the face in a single image, at once integrating them yet allowing them their difference. Primordial expression and sophisticated perception are the alpha and omega of modern art."
The influence of ancient civilizations – the Egyptians, Aztecs and Mayans – is particularly evident in Strong-Cuevas's abstract faces and large-scale works. Her ten-foot bronze, Arch III, was chosen in 2014 by the New York City Parks Department to be exhibited in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza across from the United Nations and several of her works are currently exhibited at Grounds for Sculpture. 
Strong-Cuevas, Thought Travels VI, Bronze with Green or Blue Patina, 16.5 x 22 x 15 InchesThe latest book on the artist's work, Strong-Cuevas Drawings: Ideas on Paper, published by Abrams, spans 40 years of the artist's career with 190 color and black-and-white drawings. With a forward by esteemed art critic Jan Garden Castro, the book serves as a companion to Strong-Cuevas Sculpture: Premonitions in Retrospect, published in November 2015.

Born in Paris, Strong-Cuevas lives and works in New York, where she studied under John Hovannes at the Art Students League of New York and worked on projects with Toto Meylan. Her work has been exhibited in dozens of solo and group exhibitions, including the IIème Biennale de Sculpture in Monte Carlo, Monaco, and is represented in the collections of the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, Connecticut), Heckscher Museum (Huntington, New York), Guild Hall Museum (East Hampton, New York), Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, New Jersey) and the Smithsonian-affiliated Long Island Museum (Stony Brooke, New York).
Strong-Cuevas's work has sold at Christie's, Sotheby's, Doyle and several European auction houses in Monte Carlo, Paris and Brussels.

For additional information, please contact Leonard Tourné Gallery at 
(212) 219-2656 or info@leonard-tourne.com.
















LEONARD TOURNE GALLERY'S ARTISTS IN MUSEUMS

Monday, March 27, 2017

GERSON LEIBER AT THE LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
Gerson Leiber, Judith LeiberThe Long Island Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently featuring the work of Gerson Leiber and his wife, the famed handbag designer Judith Leiber.

The exhibition provides a retrospective of each artist, spanning 70 years of their careers and marriage, and features 50 of Gerson Leiber's paintings.

“In putting this show together, we focus on these almost incredible 20th-into-21st-century lives lived together,” Joshua Ruff, the museum’s director of collections and interpretation, told The New York Times. “The exhibit will explore how they influenced each other, how they escorted each other in new directions, and how they made each other — in very real ways — better people."

In addition to the Long Island Museum exhibition, Gerson Leiber has had dozens of solo exhibitions and his work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Yale University Art Gallery, among many others.

The exhibition, entitled "Brilliant Partners: Judith Leiber's Handbags & the Art of Gerson Leiber," will run through June 4, 2017. The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, NY. 
MADISON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ACQUIRES CRISTINA VERGANO
Cristina Vergano, Madison Museum of Fine ArtsThe Madison Museum of Fine Arts, located just outside Atlanta, GA, recently acquired a collection of Cristina Vergano's early works, created in the 1990s.

Vergano has received critical acclaim in The New York TimesartNewsArt in America and New York magazine, among other publications. She was also featured, alongside Georgia O'Keefe, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin and Yayoy Kusama, in the September 2014 article, “Wise Buys: 50 Women Artists Worth Watching,” published by Blouin Art and Auction.

Her paintings have been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions, including at the Woodward Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum, Islip Art Museum, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York, Laguna Art Museum, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Chicago Anthenaeum. Vergano has also designed a line of objects for the Museum of Modern Art. She counts among her collectors Whoopi Goldberg, Robert and Cortney Novogratz and Madonna.
CHRISTOPHE VON HOHENBERG AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
Christophe von HohenbergWorks by New York photographer Christophe von Hohenberg are currently on view at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, located in Tampa, FL.

American Vogue discovered von Hohenberg in 1979 and his photographs were displayed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Since then, he has worked with Vanity FairInterviewArt ForumGeo, German Rolling StoneThe New York TimesFortuneHamptons magazine, German Vogue and French Vogue.

His book, Another Planet: New York Portraits 1976-1996, was published in 2014 following his critically acclaimed Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died, which received the Photo District News Photo Book Award and the AIGA Book Award in 2007.

In addition to the MoMA, von Hohenberg's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and the world, including in Austria, Germany, Mexico and England. 
SONJA EISENBERG'S "FAR SEA" ACQUIRED BY YAD VASHEM 
Sonja Eisenberg, Yad VashemEarlier this year, the Art Committee of the Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalum, Israel, selected Sonja Eisenberg's "Far Sea" as an addition to the museum's permanent collection.

Born in Berlin in 1926, Eisenberg fled Nazi Germany as a child and came to New York where she lived and worked until her death in January. Shortly before her passing, Eisenberg spoke with the Yad Vashem Art Committee about her watercolor:

The painting "Far Sea" reflects emotions on the voyage when I was eleven, leaving Berlin with my mother and brother, to make the North Atlantic crossing to America.  My father remained behind.  In this work there is both the fear of what is to become of my father, as well as of the unknown that lies ahead.

Eisenberg's paintings have been exhibited widely across the United States and in France, Israel, Japan, Amsterdam, Austria, England, Switzerland and her native Germany. Her work is in the Smithsonian Institution, the Jewish Museum of Art, the official collection of the United Nations, the Palm Springs Art Museum and dozens of public and private collections.
JOHN DONOVAN AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM'S STAFF ART SHOW
John Donovan, Whitney MuseumThe colorful geometric artwork of American artist John Donovan was featured in the Whitney Museum's Staff Art Show, held in New York in January 2017.

Donovan's work is also represented in the collection of the Jersey City Museum and has been widely exhibited in New York and New Jersey, including at the Newark Museum, Blumenthal Gallery, Parker Gallery and John Meagher Rotunda Gallery, among others.

The Whiteney Museum's Staff Art Show 2017 was curated by Michelle Donnelly and Melinda Lang.
STRONG-CUEVAS AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE & BRUCE MUSEUM
Strong-Cuevas, Grounds for SculptureLarge-scale sculptures by Strong-Cuevas are currently on display at Grounds for Sculpture, located in Hamilton, NJ, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, and the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY.

In addition, Strong-Cuevas' work has been featured at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY and the Smithsonian-affiliated Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY.

In 2014, her ten-foot bronze, Arch III, was chosen by the New York City Parks Department for an exhibition in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza across from the United Nations.
For additional details on any of our artists, please call (212)219-2656 or write to info@leonard-tourne.com.

RECENT EVENTS AT LEONARD TOURNE GALLERY

Photos of our recent events
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Roger de Cabrol, Bara de Cabrol, Leonard Tourne Gallery
Strong Cuevas, Sylvia Hemingway, Javier Tourne, Leonard Tourne, Peter Felfe, Daniela de Lara Campos, Rogerio Mesquita, Natalia K
Strong Cuevas, Sylvia Hemingway, Javier Tourne, Leonard Tourne, Peter Felfe, Daniela de Lara Campos, Rogerio Mesquita, Natalia K

SONJA EISENBERG "A RETROSPECTIVE" OPENING RECEPTION