May 18 | Panel Discussion "Modernism and the West"

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Thank you to all who joined us for our panel discussion on "Modernism and the West," last night with Preeya Seth, the gallery director of Rosenberg & Co.; Geoff Wichert; art critic and writer, and Nancy Stoaks; curator and writer. Our discussion on our partnership with Rosenberg & Co. and how they came to help manage the Mandelman-Ribak estate, how Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak influenced the Taos Modern art scene, and the curation of the works in our Mandelman-Ribak exhibition concluded with Diane Stewart sharing how Beatrice Mandelman & Louis Ribak's legacy continues to inform artists today.

We invite you to stop by and view our Mandelman-Ribak exhibition through June 9th, 2018.

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Panel Discussion: "Modernism and the West" | Mandelman-Ribak Exhibition

Friday, May 18, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Panel Discussion 6:30 pm

We are very excited to be hosting a panel discussion on Friday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m., "Modernism and the West," with Preeya Seth, Gallery Director of Rosenberg & Co., Geoff Wichert, Critic and Writer, and Nancy Stoaks, Curator and Writer. The discussion will include the history of Rosenberg & Co. and how they came to help manage the Mandelman-Ribak estate; Modernism and how Beatrice Mandelman & Louis Ribak were influential to the Taos Modern Art scene; the curation of the works for the exhibition and the artists continuing legacy.

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Preeya Seth

Preeya Seth holds degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of Oxford, and Sotheby's Institute. She was the Gallery Manager at Gagosian Gallery in London for four years and subsequently worked in sales and artist liaison at Pace Gallery in New York. She is the founding director of Rosenberg & Co., working with Marianne Rosenberg to open the gallery over three years ago.

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Geoff Wichert

Geoff Wichert has written about art for forty-five years. His essays, profiles, and reviews have
been published in Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Missouri, New York, Germany, Italy, Japan,
and Australia. Teaching Art History and Writing at Snow College brought him to Utah, where he
formed an invaluable working relationship with Shawn Rossiter. His collaboration with Brian
Kershisnik on a collection of the painter’s work is forthcoming from Unicorn Press in October.

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Nancy Stoaks

Nancy Stoaks is Curator at the Kimball Art Center in Park City. Stoaks has her M.A. in Art History from the University of Washington, where she studied twentieth-century European and American art. Focusing in particular on Niki de Saint Phalle’s shooting paintings of the early 1960s, she has lectured on this topic at universities, conferences, and museums, including the Seattle Art Museum and the Tate Liverpool. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has worked as a curatorial associate at the Frye Art Museum and as gallery director of James Harris Gallery and Howard House Contemporary Art in Seattle. Prior to her work at the Kimball Art Center, she was the director of the Swedish Medical Center art collection, an esteemed collection of Northwest art, and the associate director of CUAC in Salt Lake City.

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Modern West Fine Art is proud to be partnering with Rosenberg & Co. Gallery in NYC and University New Mexico Foundation, who manage the Mandelman Ribak Collection, to host our first exhibition featuring works by Modernists artists. This important exhibition highlights works by Beatrice Mandelman & Louis Ribak emphasizing how they worked in cohesion, while establishing their own distinct voices. Their legacy and influence on each other and on other artists continues to impact the contemporary artists we feature at MWFA today.

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April Gallery Stroll | Mandelman - Ribak

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We were thrilled with the turn out last night for gallery stroll. Thank you for all of those who were able to join us and stayed for the curatorial discussion by Shalee Cooper on our Mandelman - Ribak exhibition, our rehang brings a new perspective to the work. Join us next gallery stroll, May 18th at 6:30pm, for a panel discussion which will give more insight into the history of their work. The exhibit will be on display through June 9th.

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March Gallery Stroll | Mandelman & Ribak Exhibition

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Modern West Fine Art is proud to be partnering with Rosenbergy & Co. Gallery in NYC and University New Mexico Foundation, who manage the Mandelman Ribak Collection, to host our first exhibition featuring works by Modernists artists. This important exhibition highlights works by Beatrice Mandelman & Louis Ribak. The two artists met in New York at a dance sponsored by the Artists Union and then married in 1942, and moved from NYC to Taos, New Mexico in 1944. The move to the West inspired a new palette and direction for the artists, not only in their surroundings, but also in their relationships with other esteemed artists. Taos matured into one of the epicenters for Modern artists including, Georgia Okeefe, Agnes Martin, Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, & Clyfford Still.

The West became a percolating center for artists and home to Bea and Louis where they founded their own school in 1947, the Taos Valley Art School. This exhibition consists of works by each artist emphasizing how they worked in cohesion, while establishing their own distinct voices. Their legacy & influence on each other and on other artists continues to impact the contemporary artists we feature in the gallery today. We are honored and thrilled to be sharing this important exhibition, and thank all who came to Gallery Stroll last night to celebrate in our opening this important exhibition. It will bee on display through June 9th.

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306 Hollywood Screening | March 8, 5:30PM

MODERN WEST FINE ART & THE UTAH FILM CENTER

INVITE YOU TO
A PRIVATE SCREENING OF 306 HOLLYWOOD

THURSDAY MARCH 8th, 5:30 PM
at
THE SLC PUBLIC LIBRARY
210 E. 400 S. SLC UT 

VIP ARTIST RECEPTION & EXHIBITION TO FOLLOW
7:00 - 8:30 PM
at
MWFA
177 E. 200 S. SLC UT 

 Siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarín approach their grandmother's New Jersey home   306 Hollywood  , as an archaeological dig after her death. Her objects, once mundane and ordinary, are preserved as meaningful and important. This incredible film and exhibition including a miniature model home, giant telescope, photographic prints and objects is an homage to a life well lived.   Please join Modern West Fine Art and the Utah Film Center in celebrating 306Hollywood with the artists, Thursday March, 8th.

Siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarín approach their grandmother's New Jersey home 306 Hollywood, as an archaeological dig after her death. Her objects, once mundane and ordinary, are preserved as meaningful and important. This incredible film and exhibition including a miniature model home, giant telescope, photographic prints and objects is an homage to a life well lived.

Please join Modern West Fine Art and the Utah Film Center in celebrating 306Hollywood with the artists, Thursday March, 8th.

February Gallery Stroll | 306 Hollywood

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Incredible turn out last night for our opening of "306 Hollywood" by Elan and Jonathan Bogarín. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 8, we will be screening their film "306 Hollywood" at the library and hosting an artist reception at the gallery afterwards for a q&a with the artists. 

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January Artist Reception | Nathan Florence

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Thank you to everyone who attended our January Artist Reception with Nathan Florence. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting "Toward Home."  The exhibition will be on display through March 10, 2018.

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December Gallery Stroll

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Our Modern West Holidays Exhibition featuring works by all of our represented artists offer a contemporary variety of mediums and formats with an emphasis on our small works. We would like to thank all of those who were able to attend last nights gallery stroll. If you haven't had a chance to see the works in person they will on display and available for purchase until January 5, 2018. You may also view the full selection from our Small Works 2017.

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November Holiday Reception | Modern West Holidays

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Thank you to everyone who attended our November Holiday Reception featuring works by all of our artists for our Modern West Holidays exhibition. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting the work through January 5, 2018.

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October Artists Reception | Billy Schenck, Ed Mell & Gary Ernest Smith

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Thank you to everyone who attended our October Artists Reception with Billy Schenck and Gary Ernest Smith. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting "The Legendary West" featuring new works by Billy Schenck, Ed Mell & Gary Ernest Smith. The exhibition will be on display through November 14, 2017.

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September Artist Reception | Jann Haworth

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Thank you to everyone who attended our September Gallery Stroll featuring March by Jann Haworth.  Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and her 2009 single frame comic strip featuring women of distinction, Mannequin Defectors, Haworth’s current body of work is an integration of her past concepts informing new ideas. Pushing the boundaries of the medium of discarded materials, she uses cardboard to echo the possibilities of protest. These mixed media pieces utilize peripheral and fringe materials and invite the viewer to reexamine the potential of artistic mediums and how it speaks to the subject matter. The exhibition will be on display through October 14, 2017.

July Gallery Stroll | Native Voices & Contemporary Trading Post

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Thank you to everyone who attended our July Gallery Stroll featuring our "Native Voices" Exhibition and our Contemporary Trading Post.  This group show features works by our artists of American Indian descent including Shonto Begay, Nocona Burgess, Sheldon Harvey, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Petecia Le Fawnhawk, Courtney Leonard, Stanley Natchez, Ben Pease, Kevin Red Star, and Veloy Vigil. 

In conjunction with Native Voices, our Contemporary Trading post highlights our handmade Mata Ortiz and Acoma pottery, kachinas, and jewelry. The exhibition will be on display through August 12, 2017. 

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June Gallery Stroll | J. Vehar Evanoff

Thank you to everyone who attended our June Gallery Stroll featuring new works by J. Vehar-Evanoff.  Submerged Reflection is an abstracted painting series that foregrounds texture and weight making visible Evanoff's intricate process of layering and removing paint.  The exhibition will be on display through July 15, 2017.

May Gallery Stroll | Eric Overton & Petecia Le Fawnhawk

Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Petecia Le Fawnhawk and Eric Overton. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until June 10.

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April Gallery Stroll Featuring Art Behind the Zion Curtain

“Art Behind the Zion Curtain," was curated by Diane Stewart given the political climate over the past few months and the current discussion that is under way with our legislature the idea that our artists might interpret the cultures, customs and peculiar ways of Utah seemed topical and relevant. Invited artists were asked to take their personal spin on the themed exhibit. We were thrilled with the variety of works that our artists came up with. Please join us through May 13, Tuesday - Saturday 11-6 p.m. to view the exhibition.

Artist Discussion + Reception with Rebecca Campbell

Utah native, now a longtime resident of Los Angeles, artist Rebecca Campbell has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Last night we were honored to host an artist discussion & reception with Rebecca where she shared insights to her process and inspiration behind this bold body of work.

SELECT WORKS BY REBECCA CAMPBELL will be featured in the gallery through April 15th, 2017.

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March Gallery Stroll Featuring Rebecca Campbell

We want to thank everyone who came out last night for March's Gallery Stroll. We will be hosting featured artist Rebecca Campbell on March 30th, for an artist discussion. Campbell will speak on how she has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Mark your calendar and join us for an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!

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February Gallery Stroll Featuring Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd

Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until March 11.

Figure Drawing with Nathan Florence

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Thank you to all of those who attended our first figure drawing class with represented artist Nathan Florence! It was a night full of fun and memories all while enjoying a glass of wine and learning the basics of drawing a live model. Florence instructed the participants on drawing, shared techniques on capturing gesture and personal characteristics of a live model. He provided different mediums for the class to use and encouraged the experimentation of them by the group! 

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If you are interested in joining our next class please email the gallery for additional details at info@modernwestfineart.com

January Gallery Stroll Featuring "Legendary Plains," by Nocona Burgess

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Thank you to everyone who attended our January Gallery Stroll featuring new works by Nocona Burgess, "Legendary Plains." Burgess' creative, intricate, and unforgettable paintings embody the spirit of his Native ancestry. He incorporates layers of paint and builds up his body of work while also taking away paint in specific areas. His process speaks to his subject matter in a very contemporary way. The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2017.