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Driscoll Babcock at the 2014 Armory Show
March 6-9, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Driscoll Babcock exhibits at the 2014 Armory Show - Modern on Pier 92, Booth 434

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Wafaa Bilal curates exhibition at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space
January 24-March 8, 2014
"Distant Images, Local Positions"
The Elizaabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space
323 West 39th Street, New York, NY
 
"Distant Images, Local Positions," curated by Driscoll Babcock artist Wafaa Bilal, addresses the instability of represented geographies in photographs and the dangers of trusting the photographic lens as a narrative authority. Bilal reminds us that photographs are still constructions, and that our understanding of faraway geographies through easily circulated images can give us a skewed perception and illusion of closeness to the places being seen. 
 
PULSE Miami 2013
December 5-8, 2013

Driscoll Babcock is exhibiting at PUSLE Miami, December 5-8, 2013 at the Ice Palace Studios in Miami, Florida. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to comtemporary art.

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Now representing Wafaa Bilal
DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES is pleased to announce its representation of Wafaa Bilal. Bilal joins the gallery’s stable of contemporary artists who are vital to extending visual culture on a global scale. 
 
Wafaa Bilal is renowned for provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics through high profile, technologically-driven art projects that employ the use of robotics, the internet, and photographic mobile mapping. His work is constantly informed by the experience of fleeing his homeland of Iraq and existing simultaneously in two worlds – his home in the “comfort zone” of the United States and his consciousness of the “conflict zone” in Iraq. Aware of the disconnect that occurs when we inhabit a comfort zone far from the trauma of a conflict zone, Bilal forces his audiences to become active participants in his reality based on these first-hand experiences. In this way, Bilal’s work is more of a lens than a confrontation, as the artist presents us with his story so that it may be retold, discussed, distributed, and brought into the awareness of a culture that has become disengaged with, and de-sensitized to, the violence and reality of war. 
 
Jenny Morgan Books Are Now Available
October 1, 2013
How To Find A Ghost is Jenny Morgan's latest body of work accompanying her 2013 exhibition at Driscoll Babcock Galleries. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery, which has been named one of the Top 100 Fall Shows Worldwide by Modern Painters Magazine.
 
Author: Benjamin Genocchio
Foreword by Tess Sol Schwab
 
Hardcover with dust jacket
64 pages
22 full color plates
10 ⅜ x 10 ⅜ inches
 
IN MEMORIAM Bruno Andrade (1947-2013)
October 7, 2013
Bruno Andrade passed away on October 7, 2013, at the age of 66. A native of South Texas, Andrade was a widely recognized and distinguished American artist. While firmly grounded in his Chicano heritage, Andrade’s artistry is driven by aesthetics and a profound sense of place. Inspired by nature, he painted from memory and from his own interior vision. He was a realist with a refined sense of abstraction, a subtle colorist with a boisterous use of hues, and a sophisticated painter inoculated with the wonder of an eccentric visionary. Charles Mitchell, writing in Artforum Magazine, noted Andrade’s “easy manner and unapologetic gorgeousness” of his “unabashedly beautiful paintings,” while Jamie James recorded the energy of Andrade’s work in the pages of The New Yorker:  “The most cheerful…painting show in town-faux naïve floral still-lifes, with pronounced echoes of Matisse, drawing on the gaudy palette of a Mexican border town.”
 
Andrade had more than 30 solo exhibitions– including five one-person shows at MB Modern in the fuller Building on 57th Street at Madison Avenue, in New York City. He exhibited at numerous other venues, including Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York; Cayman Gallery, New York; Michele Mosko Miller Gallery, New York; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Wilhelmi Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX; Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX; Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX; Caroline Lee Gallery, Houston, TX; Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX; Carrington/Gallagher Gallery, San Antonio, TX; Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, TX; Buchanan Galleries, Galveston, TX; Sylvia Schmitdt Gallery, New Orleans, LO; Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, FL; Jerry Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work was shown in museum exhibitions from California to New York, and abroad through the Art in Embassies program.
 
Andrade’s work accrued critical in The Village Voice, The New Yorker, NY Arts, Art & Antiques and Artforum magazines.  He was a recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution and Texas A&M. Andrade’s work was featured on the cover of George Vargas’ 2008 book Contemporary Chicano Art, and was featured in numerous other books including Alan Gussow’s The Artist as Native (1993); Gary Keller's (et. al) Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art (1997); and John Driscoll and Arnold Skolnik’s The Artist and the American Landscape (1998). In 2010 he was the subject of a monograph by John Driscoll, Bruno Andrade: The Nature I Paint, the first book to survey the artist’s achievement.
 
In addition to his very active career as a painter, Andrade was an art professor. He taught for three years at Stephens College, Columbia, MO, before becoming a principle figure in the art history department at his alma matter, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, for more than two decades. There he influenced and inspired several generations of young painters through his excellent teaching methodology and his compassionate interest in the professional development of his students.
 
Bruno Andrade’s glittering sense of humor, his pure and guileless spirit, and his richly endowed creative vision were a gift to all who crossed his path.
 
 
Pictured above, from left to right: James Kiberd, Sondra Gilman, Marylyn Dintenfass, Bruno Andrade. This photograph was taken at the afterparty hosted by Sondra Gilan & Celso Gonzalez-Falla in celebration of Andrade's 2010 Driscoll Babcock Galleries exhibition, "The Nature I Paint." 
 
Margaret Bowland Books Are Now Available
April 13, 2013

Disturbing The Peace accompanies "Margaret Bowland: Disturbing the Peace," the artist's Spring 2013 exhibition and her second solo show with the gallery.

Author: Leola Dublin Macmillan
Foreword by Tess Sol Schwab
Contribution by Randall Horton
 
Hardcover 
54 pages
18 full color plates
10 ⅜ x 10 ⅜ inches

$35. Inquire within

Margaret Bowland in Group Museum Exhibition
"Here's Your Freedom" at Greenville County Museum of Art
January 11, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art features three paintings by Margaret Bowland in Here's Your Freedom, a group exhibition curated from the museum's permanent collection. Celebrating the human spirit in its pursuit of individual, political, and artistic freedoms, these selections invite viewers to discover and invent their own definitions of freedom. Other artists in the exhibition include Philip Guston, Andy Warhol, Eric Fischl and David Hare.

Exhibition Information:
Here's Your Freedom (Group Exhibition)
Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina
January 11 - February 24, 2013
www.gcma.org
 

 

Wafaa Bilal in Conversation at The Archive, Safa Park, Dubai
March 18, 2014

Wafaa Bilal discusses his sculpture, THE HIERARCHY OF BEING, 2013-14, with Sara Raza, Maraya Art Centre Associate Curator, and Aida Mahmudova, Baku-based artist and founder of YARAT Contemporary Art Space. The sculpture will provide an access point for conversation about the importance of public art projects in global cultural cities, such as Sharjah and Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Click here for additional information on Bilal’s THE HIERARCHY OF BEING

Masteworks in the Driscoll Babcock collection at the Katonah Museum of Art
October 27, 2013 – February 16, 2014

The Katonah Museum prompts a debate with a provocative and interactive approach to portraiture. Based on the ideas that no two people respond to an artwork the same way, and that any single artwork conveys many meanings, Eye to I explores the countless ways individuals experience imagery.

Included in the exhibition are two masterworks from Driscoll Babcock's collection: John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), MRS. JOHN SCOLLAY (MERCY GREENLEAF), 1763, Oil on canvas, 35 ¼ x 28 inches; and Robert Henri (1865-1929), PORTRAIT OF MARCIA ANN M. TUCKER, 1926, Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 ½ inches

For additional artwork information, please contact Tess Schwab, Director

The American Fine Art Fair 2013
Booth 1A
December 2-5, 2013

Driscoll Babcock is exhibiting at The American Art Fair, December 2-5, 2013 at the Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY. The American Art Fair is the only art fair that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works. Driscoll Babcock's booth features a group exhibition celebrating over 100 years of outstanding American works on paper.  From preparatory sketches to highly finished works of art, the exhibition explores the multitude of applications of the paper support. 

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The Curiously Inspired Chelsea Art Trek
Presented by BLOUIN ARTINFO and Hendrick's Gin
November 14, 2013
Driscoll Babcock is pleased to participate in "The Curiously Inspired Chelsea Art Trek," Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6-7:30PM. BLOUIN ARTINFO joins with Henrick's Gin in promoting two walks through Chelsea Galleries with a reception to follow at the Hôtel Americano at 518 West 27th Street. The walks each hit four galleries. Written clues are displayed at each gallery, and the answers they yield become the invitation to the reception.
 
Find Driscoll Babcock on the first walk walk, entitled “The Exquisite Spatial Adventure,” the all-painting tour. Participation in the Chelsea Art Trek grants visitors exclusive access to an after-hours viewing of our current exhibition, "Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost."
 
Marylyn Dintenfass Books Are Now Available
October 1, 2013
Drop Dead Gorgeous is Marylyn Dintenfass' latest body of brilliant chromatic abstractions evoking a representational narrative about nature's fatally duplicitous markets. Her work has always embodied the uneasy theme of "things are not what they seem." Here she explores the intricate metaphorical nature of her own relationship with visual reality and abstraction, with seeing and perception, with what is known and what is sensed. Dintenfass' savoring of the duality of blessings and curses is revealed in these new canvases, which draw their inspriation from some of nature's most beautiful yet dangerous plants.
 
Author: Scott Indrisek
Foreword by John Driscoll, Ph.D. 
 
Hardcover with dust jacket
64 pages
22 full color plates
10 ⅜ x 10 ⅜ inches

$40, plus shipping. Inquire within

Fourth Annual Chelsea Art Walk
July 25, 2013, 5-8PM

Driscoll Babcock is pleased to participate in the Fourth Annual Chelsea Art Walk, Thursday, July 25, 2013, 5-8PM. The gallery will be open for extended evening hours to give gallery hoppers the special opportunity to view the recently-opened contemporary group show, "Contained Conflict." Click here for more exhibition details 

Event Details:
Showcasing the vibrancy of Chelsea’s summer art exhibitions, galleries and art spaces throughout the neighborhood will welcome visitors on Thursday, July 25 for the 4th Annual Chelsea Art Walk. Galleries will be open until 8pm hosting artist talks, receptions, and other special events. The Chelsea Art Walk is free and open to the public, with festivities taking place from 5-8pm.
 
Chelsea Art Walk is a community-based collaborative event organized to encourage new audiences for exciting group exhibitions and special projects only on view during the summer. Over the last three years, Chelsea Art Walk has welcomed thousands of visitors for this one-night-only event, spanning venues from 19th to 29th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue.
 
Download the below PDF for the list of Chelsea Art Walk events & participating Galleries
The New Yorker's Passport to the Arts
May 4, 2013

Driscoll Babcock is one of a select group of premier art destinations along this unique, self-guided walking tour through the SoHo and Chelsea art districts.

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Ticket purchasers are granted access to The New Yorker's wrap party and silent auction at Hudson Studios immediately following the gallery walk, 6-8PM, where this Marylyn Dintenfass print will be available for purchase at the silent auction.

All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit arts organization Creative Time.

Artwork Details:
Marylyn Dintenfass
CORONET VI, 2010
Ultra Violet Etching, 31 ½ x 31 ½ inches
Unique Trial Proof for the portfolio PERFECT PITCH: FIVE CHROMA CHORDS, now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Margaret Bowland on the cover of "Scratching the Ghost"

Margaret Bowland's WHITE CROWS #1, 2007 is the cover image of Dexter L. Booth's 2013 book of poetry entitled "Scratching the Ghost." Booth is the winner of 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. 

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Driscoll Babcock at the 2013 Armory Show
March 7, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Driscoll Babcock exhibits at the 2013 Armory Show - Modern on Pier 92, March 7-10, 2013.