510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
212 399 2636

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines.




Artists Represented:
Polly Apfelbaum
Siah Armajani
Luis Camnitzer
Melvin Edwards
Coco Fusco
Harmony Hammond
Lorraine O'Grady
Betty Parsons
Kay Rosen
Joan Semmel
Hassan Sharif
Regina Silveira
Valeska Soares
Hugh Steers
Jack Tworkov

 
Current Exhibition

Valeska Soares
Neither Here Nor There
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 1, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Neither Here Nor There, Valeska Soares' first exhibition with the Gallery. The artist, who has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 1992, has maintained deep connections to her native Brazil while positioning herself in New York’s multi-faceted art scene. With the works on view in the exhibition, Soares re-interprets the neutral gallery spaces as domestic zones, affirming Alexander Gray Associates as a new home for her work in her adopted city.

 
Past Exhibitions

Polly Apfelbaum
The Potential of Women
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 7, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates presented Polly Apfelbaum: The Potential of Women, the artist’s first exhibition at the Gallery. The exhibition featured all new work, including gouache drawings, hand-woven rugs, and wall-mounted ceramics. The key visual motif comes from the 1963 book, The Potential of Woman, published in conjunction with a symposium of the same name.

Betty Parsons
Invisible Presence
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 25, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates presented its first exhibition of work by Betty Parsons (b.1900, New York City, NY – d.1982, Southold, NY), since recently becoming the representative of the Estate. The exhibition featured work from the early 1920s through 1981, tracing her artistic development from realist sculpture to her experimentation with figuration and abstraction in her painting and sculptural practices.

Melvin Edwards
In Oklahoma
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 13, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates presented Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma, the artist’s fifth solo-exhibition at the Gallery, featuring recent sculptures. This exhibition brought together the artist’s first new body of work since his 2015 retrospective Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, and revealed his knowledge of global history related to Africa and the diaspora as a thematic touchpoint to enrich his abstract aesthetic. This interest reveals itself through his vocabulary of familiar forms, including chains, tools, and barbed wire, as well as his titles that associate collective history with personal narrative.

Luis Camnitzer
Short Stories
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 23, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates presented Luis Camnitzer: Short Stories, featuring new work in a variety of media, including: video, printmaking, and modified readymade objects. For his fifth solo-exhibition at the Gallery, Camnitzer employed his characteristic wit to investigate notions of time, creating open narratives for viewer engagement, redefining established systems, and questioning assumed realities. His recent work speaks to his belief in art making as a platform for organizing and acquiring new information through the decontextualization of familiar tools and objects.

Sergei Eisenstein
Drawings 1931–1948
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 7, 2017 - February 11, 2017
Alexander Gray Associates in collaboration with Matthew Stephenson presented a rare private collection of drawings by the Russian filmmaker and theorist, Sergei Eisenstein on view for the first time in the Americas. These sexually explicit drawings, completed between 1931–1948, span the period of his travels in Mexico and the United States in the 1930s until his death in Moscow in 1948.

Siah Armajani
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 27, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Alexander Gray Associates presents recent drawings, models, and sculptures by Siah Armajani from his ongoing “Tomb Series” (1972–2016). The Series pays tribute to philosophers, activists, poets, and writers who have informed and inspired Armajani’s art and ideology. This is the second exhibition of his Tombs at the Gallery, and the group of works on view highlight his interest in the way these cultural figures influence one another in life, death, and output.

Joan Semmel
New Work
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 8, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Alexander Gray Associates presented Joan Semmel: New Work, an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings. In this body of work, Semmel explores a central motif in her practice: her own likeness as a site to consider the state of the aging female body as an active, potent vessel for life and art; or in her words, “used as a powerful expression of the artist’s political or emotional intentions.”

Polly Apfelbaum, Amy Bessone, Alexandre da Cunha, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Ann Hamilton, Harmony Hammond, Sheila Hicks, William J. O’Brien, Howardena Pindell, Norbert Prangenberg, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hassan Sharif, and Betty Woodman
Haptic
510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

July 7, 2016 - August 12, 2016
Alexander Gray Associates presented Haptic, featuring work by artists Polly Apfelbaum, Amy Bessone, Alexandre da Cunha, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Ann Hamilton, Harmony Hammond, Sheila Hicks, William J. O’Brien, Howardena Pindell, Norbert Prangenberg, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hassan Sharif, and Betty Woodman. Together, they simultaneously expand and question traditional craft practices within the context of contemporary art.