Galerie Buchholz is currently hosting a solo exhibition by Elie Nadelman, titled "Papier-mache".
This is the first exhibition dedicated specifically to Elie Nadelman’s papier-mache works, and the third exhibition of the artist’s works at Galerie Buchholz.
"Elie Nadelman (1882-1946) began working with papier-mache in the late 1920s.Prior to papier-mache, Nadelman had developed various techniques using materials such as plaster casting, terracotta, ceramics, and “galvano-plastique” (electroplated plaster, a cost-effective substitute for bronze). His earliest papier-mache works were two large-scale pairs of women, including “Two Circus Women” (c. 1928-29), which were later used as maquettes for the permanent installation of two marble statues in Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater, posthumously commissioned by Philip Johnson and revealed in 1962. In 1930 he turned to a smaller scale, and devoted the first half of the decade to developing a vocabulary for figurines with smooth, rounded contours and experimented with composite casting to yield slight variations on poses, often incorporating motifs of dancers, circus performers, ribbon bows, and dogs. In some cases, Nadelman painted his papier-maches, giving individuating color schemes to serially cast works, in the spirit of Pennsylvania Dutch pottery. This is the first exhibition dedicated specifically to Elie Nadelman’s papier-mache works, and the third exhibition of the artist’s late work at Galerie Buchholz," says the gallery.
Works by Elie Nadelman have been included in “Outliers and American Vanguard Art”, curated by Lynne Cooke, previously on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., currently at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and traveling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November 2018. “Making it Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman” opened at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, New Mexico (2015), and traveled to the New-York Historical Society (2016) and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover (2016). The exhibition “A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach”, opened at Portland Museum of Art, Maine (2017), and traveled to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis (2017-2018) and Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas (2018); it included “Two Circus Women”, on view here at Galerie Buchholz.
The exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2018, at Galerie Buchholz, 17 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028, USA.
For details visit: www.galeriebuchholz.de
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin