Menconi + Schoelkopf is delighted to present a series of online viewing rooms as part of a new digital programming initiative. The viewing rooms will highlight important moments, movements, artists groups, and genres throughout the landscape of modern art. The viewing rooms will be released on a biweekly basis so be sure to stay tuned for the upcoming presentations.
True to Nature
July 13-27, 2021
True to Nature celebrates the contributions of four painters-Georgia O'Keeffe, Ida O'Keeffe, Henrietta Shore, and Helen Torr-who shared the unique opportunities and challenges of women artists working in the early twentieth century.
Norman Lewis and Romare Bearden
July 27-August 10, 2021
At the height of the 1960s, Norman Lewis and Romare Bearden were frequent collaborators in addressing the role of the artist amidst vast societal and racial inequality. The convergence of these artists and their practices provided a platform for underrepresented artists to communicate their cultural, social and aesthetic concerns as a vehicle for change. This exhibition celebrates the collages, paintings, and works on paper by Lewis and Bearden, both pioneers in modernist abstraction and figuration, whose achievements came to a crescendo at a time when few critics paid attention.
The online viewing room opens on July 27.
The Spirit of Maine
August 10-24, 2021
When one thinks of Maine, images drawn from memory and photographs often appear: a deep navy sea, towering pine trees, and even more imposing mountains. The artists in this presentation have interpreted these hallmark features in their own distinct ways, and in doing so, challenge us to see beyond the literal and embrace the wondrous spirit of Maine captured in each stroke and color.
The online vieiwing room opens on August 10.
Stuart Davis: Painting in Public
August 24-September 7, 2021
The work of Stuart Davis often gets cast as one of the progenitors of the American pop lexicon, and if this is at all true, his pop was undoubted of a different kind than that of subsequent generations. He was never one to be seduced by the objects that inhabited his commercial environs. Instead, he was only ever motivated by the active part he hoped painting could play in the dynamic cycle of communication with a populace.
The online viewing room opens on August 24.
Fantasy and Form: Modernist Works on Paper
September 7-21, 2021
In the early decades of the 20th century, American artists developed watercolor and other media on paper into a unique language of expression that significantly contributed to the advancement of the modernist aesthetic. The watercolor medium afforded the potential for spontaneity and experimentation not possible in oil and became an important vehicle in defining the American artistic identity.
The online viewing room opens on September 7.
Skyward: Precisionist Views of New York City
September 21-October 5, 2021
New York City, with its glittering skyscrapers, provided the ideal subject for Precisionist artists such as Louis Lozowick and Earl Horter, who favored geometric, clean lines and industrial forms. The works presented here celebrate both the first independent American art movement, as well as the beauty and strangeness of the quintessential American city that it captured.
The online viewing room opens on September 21.