Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary Art Fair: Booth F4 | March 24 - March 27, 2022

15 - 28 March 2022
  • Wosene Worke Kosrof, For The Love Of Freedom, 2022

    Wosene Worke Kosrof

    For The Love Of Freedom, 2022 Acrylic on linen
    50 x 40 in.
  • Wosene Worke Kosrof was born in 1950, in the Arat Kilo district of Addis Ababa. A studio painter for more than 30 years, Wosene (his professional name) was academically trained in Ethiopia and the United States and was among the first African contemporary artists to gain critical international attention. The artist's inspirations are varied, drawing upon African traditions, personal experience, American jazz, and Western art practices.
     
    Wosene's canvases are multilayered with paint and imagery, but he is best known for his ingenious use of the Amharic script, one of the world's oldest languages, and is the first Ethiopian-born contemporary artist to incorporate these symbols as a root element in fine art paintings. The artist elongates, distorts, and assembles letters into forms of universal appeal beyond their linguistic meaning. There is rich dialoguing between the simplified letter forms and symbols that are intensely worked creating color-drenched textured surfaces of visual power. American jazz improvisations are evident in the active, syncopation of the surface of many Wosene paintings. Fractured images of jazz instruments, musical notes, and strings can be found amongst household objects and figures as well as layers of paint, recalling the overall whimsical and joyful compositions of jazz. Kosrof's works are in numerous museum collections, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (DC); Library of Congress; Newark Museum (NJ); The Neuberger Museum of Art (NY); Indianapolis Museum of Art (IN); Birmingham Museum of Art (AL); Samuel P. Harn Museum (FL); the National Museum, Addis Ababa; Volkerunde Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; and in many private and corporate collections. He exhibits widely in international galleries.

     

     

     

  • Yangyang Pan, Ocean Love, 2021

    Yangyang Pan

    Ocean Love, 2021 Oil on linen
    40 x 60 inches
  • Yangyang Pan is widely recognized for her gestural abstract paintings primarily focused on the contrasts found in nature. Her expressive visual language takes inspiration from her physical surroundings and personal memories, fusing it with spirit and spontaneity sourced from emotions within. Her palette is chromatically saturated in a higher key, which delights the senses and adds drama to the composition.

    Yangyang Pan (born 1976) studied at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Graduating with honors, Pan received her Bachelor of Arts in 1998 followed by a Master of Fine Art in 2002. She remained as an instructor until 2006 when she relocated to Canada. Since 2006, Pan exhibited internationally, including Canada, USA, Italy, and China, including 5 solo exhibitions at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in New York. She received the Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant in 2020 and was awarded the Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistant award both in 2010 and 2019. In 2015, she completed a commission for Apple, where her work was displayed as the façade of a new Apple store in China. Her work is widely collected in numerous private and public institutions such as Government of Ontario Art Collection, Apple (USA), Royal Elite International Academy (Canada), The Rochester Museum of Fine Art (USA), The Sichuan Fine Art Institute (China) and retail giants including Holt Renfrew (Canada), Anthropologie (USA), Amour Vert (USA), Vdara Las Vegas, and Provide Commerce (USA).

     

     

     

  • Deborah Buck, The Offering, 2021

    Deborah Buck

    The Offering, 2021 Acrylic and ink on board
    48 x 36 in./ Frame: 50 x 38 in.
  • Deborah Buck works in pastels, acrylic paint, and other materials to explore the chemistry between surrealism and abstraction. Her sense of humor, absurdity, and childlike fascination with the darker side of fairy tales lend a strong narrative sense to her practice.

    Exhibiting professionally since the 1980s, Deborah moved to New York City where she was selected to be an Artist in The Marketplace (AIM) by The Bronx Museum. Buck has since maintained an active exhibition schedule in both galleries and museums. Recent exhibitions include the Southhampton Art Center, New Britain Museum of American Art, Heckscher Museum, and ILLE Arts Gallery. Her work is included in many private collections including Beth Rudin DeWoody. Deborah has long been involved with arts education as both member of the faculty at New York's School of Visual Arts Master of Design Program and as a Trustee of The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. Deborah works with fine arts institutions on a regular basis in her work as the director of The Deborah Buck Foundation which addresses issues of feminism and the fight against marginalization of women in the art world.

     

     

     

  • Stanley Boxer, HeartofAlcamo, 1989

    Stanley Boxer

    HeartofAlcamo, 1989 Oil and mixed media on canvas

    51 x 24 in. / Frame: 52.25 x 25.25 in.
  • Stanley Boxer (born 1926- 2000) was an American artist best known for thickly painted abstract works of art. He was also an accomplished sculptor and printmaker. Boxer was born in New York City, and began his formal education after World War II, when he left the Navy and studied at the Art Students League of New York. He drew, painted, made prints, and sculpted. His work was recognized by art critic Clement Greenberg, who categorized him as a color field painter, a designation which Boxer rejected. Art critic Grace Glueck wrote "Never part of a movement or trend, though obviously steeped in the language of Modernism, the abstract painter Stanley Boxer was a superb manipulator of surfaces, intensely bonding texture and color. His work has been exhibited around the globe and solo and group exhibitions include hundreds in important museums, galleries, and public collections.

     

     

     

  • Adam Handler

  • Adam Handler, born in Queens, NY in 1986, studied Life Drawing in Italy and graduated from SUNY's Purchase College with a major in Art History in 2008. In the past two years, Handler's work has been in tremendous demand leading to sold out exhibitions in New York, Paris, Korea, London, and Japan. Notable exhibitions include Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY, Brega Artist Space, Seoul, Korea; Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece; Janet Lehr Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY; Concordia College: OSilas Gallery, Bronxville, NY; Maison 10, New York, NY; Fred Torres Gallery, NY; Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY; and The Children's Museum of Westchester, Rye, NY.

    Girls and ghosts are recurring characters in Handler's work. Each colorful canvas embodies Handler's whimsical, fantastical imagery and faux-naif art practice, influenced by Medieval and Renaissance art, Folk and Outsider art, and artists such as De Kooning, Dubuffet, and Basquiat among others. His use of strong colors and playful distortion of form and scale deliberately breaks with tradition and reminds us of our youthful innocence.

     

     

     

  • David Kimball Anderson, Green Bottle Summer, 2021

    David Kimball Anderson

    Green Bottle Summer, 2021 Bronze, steel, and paint
    28 x 16 x 12 in.
  • Throughout his forty-five-year career, David Kimball Anderson's sculpture has been described as "a contemplation on the meaning of things that give beauty and pleasure." Anderson's life-sized, three-dimensional floral steel and bronze still life sculptures, contained in square or rounded shaped vases, incorporate spheres that are configured to astronomical transits occurring seasonally in the heavens. These still-life constructions, minimalistic in style, reinforce Anderson's life-long pursuit of merging his spiritual practice with his nature-based artwork.

    David Kimball Anderson has received a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, three NEA Arts Fellowships, and a California State University Research Grant. His work is in the collections of: Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, National Endowment for the Arts, the World Bank, Art in Embassies, Washington, DC, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, Albuquerque Museum and the City of Albuquerque, NM. From 1967-1971, he attended the San Francisco Art Institute.

     

     

     

  • Linda Touby, Pigeons 305

    Linda Touby

    Pigeons 305 Oil and wax on canvas
    30 x 30 inches
  • Linda Touby's abstract paintings are meditative in size and seductive in color. The artist pairs intuitive brushstrokes with bold, horizontal bands of vibrant color offering a sense of balance and harmony. The restrained, calming palette of earth tones gains intensity and an illusion of spatial depth and volume through the artist's employment of Renaissance techniques of layering the surface with wax, dry pigment, and thick glazes. At times, Touby's wild, visceral brushstrokes reclaim an expressionist spirit. These combined qualities bring her canvases to life, gently pulling the viewer into the depths of the artist's subconscious.
     
    A native of Florida, Linda Touby moved to New York as a teenager and earned her BA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She then attended The Art Student's League, studying under the tutelage of renowned painter Richard Pousette-Dart. Touby exhibited her paintings for the past 30 years and has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries, both nationally and internationally including the Museum Fur Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (1999), Germany, and the US Embassies in Kuwait, Belgrade, Bujumbura Burundi, and Paris. Her paintings have been incorporated in many private and public collections, including General Motors Corporation, Phillips Corporation, Bertholon - Roland Corporation, and the United States State Department in Washington, DC. The artist passed away in 2021.

     

     

     

  • Hunt Slonem, Tundelella, 2016

    Hunt Slonem

    Tundelella, 2016 Oil and resin on wood
    40 x 30 in.
  • Hunt Slonem continues to experiment with unconventional methodologies and materials which provide the perfect conduit to express his artistic vision as an abstract painter of living things in nature.  One of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s idiosyncratic works feature a buoyant and vivid, fauvist palette. Through the application of lavish, lush colors, Slonem’s painterly style continues to be fresh and innovative bordering on Pop Art aesthetics. 
    Slonem’s new blown-glass sculptures are a sublime visual manifestation of the artist’s sense of play. Each unique work’s hand formed composition reflects his gestural and loose engagement with the materials, much like his tactile interaction with his beloved oils. 
     
    Hunt Slonem was born in Kittery, Maine in 1951. His father was a navy officer, and as a result of his father’s military career, Slonem spent much of his childhood on different military bases, living in Hawaii, Virginia, Louisiana, Connecticut, California and Washington. After completing school, which included living in Nicaragua as an exchange student at the age of 16, Slonem began his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University.  Slonem attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, in 1972, before moving to Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, where he graduated with a BA in 1973. Since 1977, Slonem has had over 250 solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries. Museums, both domestic and international, have collected his work, among them Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
     
    Slonem is equally focused on interior design and architectural restoration.  His work has been described as the intersection "WHERE ART MEETS DESIGN" and has been featured in most major design and art magazines.  His love for restoring historic homes has led to translating his expressionist art to wallpaper, fabric and carpet.  Slonem’s work has also been the subject of many books over the course of his career including: Gatekeeper: World of Folly (2019) Birds (Glitterati Inc., 2017), Bunnies (Glitterari Inc., 2014), The Worlds of Hunt Slonem (Vendome Press, 2011), Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem (powerHouse Books, 2007), and Hunt Slonem: An Art Rich & Strange (Abrams Books, 2002).