"Colombet’s paintings reminded me that there are artists who use paint to achieve something and artists who paint. She belongs to the latter group. Her paintings are clearly the result of a process that is connected to her contemplation of the world and the relationship between materiality and transience." - John Yau
For the third in its series of Unexpected Dialogues, the Musée Marmottan-Monet is hosting the Franco-American abstract painter Vicky Colombet, a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors prize and holder of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. When invited to dialogue with the collections, this painter of meditative, sensitive landscapes naturally chose the work of Claude Monet. The exhibition whas been extended until October 3, 2021. An exhibiton catalogue is available.
For the upcomign ADAA Art Show, The Elkon Gallery is pleased to present works by John Wesley, who received inspiration from the female form, eroticism, comic strip characters and dreams. His flat-like imagery draws the viewer into his dream-like world.
Wesley's first solo show was at the Robert Elkon Gallery in 1963. He has exhibited at prominent institutions including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and MoMA, New York, as well as a 2009 retrospective at the Prada Foundation, Venice organized by Germano Celant. The gallery shared the archives and important works for the exhibition - several of which will be on view.