Ellsworth Kelly has developed a new interest—astronomy. Long-time friend Sidney Felsen purchased a telescope and presented it to the artist for his 84th birthday, celebrated at his home in Spencertown, New York. Perhaps that's what separates artists from the rest of us—a curiosity that continues to inspire, a willingness to explore, and a capacity to learn that doesn't diminish with age. Kelly's recent projects, created at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles and known collectively as The Rivers, are the lithographic embodiment of this inquisitiveness.
One of the most versatile and influential contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman moves effortlessly between sculpture, video, film, sound installation, drawing, and printmaking. Since the 1960's, he has experimented with emerging technology, including video, holography, neon, infrared film, as well as a wide range of printmaking techniques. His two recent series published by the Los Angeles-based artists workshop, Gemini G.E.L., Soft Ground Etchings and Infrared Outtakes, find their source in early photographs taken on infrared film.
At 67, Richard Serra is at the top of his game. With the permanent installation of 8 massive steel sculptures in Spain at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, numerous public and private commissions, and an upcoming retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, his chapter in the annals of art history is guaranteed. In addition to being a sculptor, Serra has been making prints at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles for over thirty years.
Iam delighted to announce the relocation of our gallery to
the fifth floor of the magnificent 1949 Parke-Bernet Galleries Building at 980 Madison Avenue, which The New York Times recently noted was once the “Grand Central Terminal of the art world.”
To the art community, this stunning, modernist structure by Walker & Poor, with its iconic Wheeler Williams sculpture over the majestic entrance, is a truly historic and familiar site. We are very pleased and proud to now be able to attach our name to it as well.
On the surface, contemporary artists Cecily Brown (English, born 1969) and Ann Hamilton (American, born 1956) don't have much in common. Hamilton is best known for her ephemeral installations, and Brown is associated with the revival of painting. The two artists, however, do share a commonality. Both have chosen to create editions at the Gemini G.E.L. workshop in Los Angeles, taking advantage of this unique workshop's ability to cater to artists' individual creative visions for 40 years. The editions created in 2005 by Brown and Hamilton are on view at Gemini G.E.L.