Forum Gallery Reopens with New Exhibition

Forum Gallery has reopened to the public and presents a new exhibition First Impressions: New Works and New Acquisitions, on view from August 6th through September 26, 2020.

First Impressions: New Works and New Acquisitions is an exhibition of fresh paintings and drawings completed in recent months by the gallery’s dedicated and talented artists shown together with recently acquired works of historical importance. Most of these works have not been shown due to the pandemic, which caused the cancellation of exhibitions the gallery had planned and art fairs they attend.

Highlights among the 29 works on view include impressive paintings by Forum Gallery artists William Beckman, Paul Fenniak, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Daniel G. Massad, Alyssa Monks, Brian Rutenberg, Maria Tomasula, and Tula Telfair. New drawings and an oil on copper painting by Steven Assael have been included, as well as new large-scale charcoal drawings by Clio Newton, and a watercolor by Rance Jones from his series of works inspired by recent travels to Cuba.

Of special interest is a rare 1979 figurative charcoal drawing by William Beckman of his wife Diana and daughter Deidra, a 1978 acrylic work on paper by Robert Cottingham that highlights the wordplay for which the artist is famous, an early 1930s oil on linoleum painting by Jackson Pollock that speaks to the artist’s close relationship with his mentor, Thomas Hart Benton, and a playful Saul Steinberg ink and watercolor impression of Manhattan from the 1950s.

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