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New York, NY 10001
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Davidson Contemporary
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Artists Represented:
Harry Bertoia
Nicky Broekhuysen
Alexander Calder  
Carlos Cruz-Diez  
Pedro S. De Movellan  
Kiel Johnson
Darren Lago  
Sam Messenger  
Kevin Osmond
Tim Prentice  
George Rickey
Mel Rosas  
Kim Rugg  
Boo Saville
Jesús Rafael Soto
Mary Ann Unger  
Victor Vasarely
Tom Wesselmann  
Thomas Witte
Sanford Wurmfeld


 

 
Entrance, Maxwell Davidson Gallery


 
Current Exhibition

Henry Moore
Reflections
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 27, 2017 - June 30, 2017

 
Past Exhibitions

Thomas Witte
Vantage Point
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

March 23, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Davidson Contemporary presents Vantage Point, a solo exhibition of work by Thomas Witte. What does it mean to observe? When we are tourists, we take in the landscape, sights, or monument in front of us. We snap a few photos for posterity and, more often than not, seldom look at them again. But this desire to create and preserve memories drives us to travel, to witness and to participate, perpetually giving us new layers of experience that shape us. For Vantage Point, Thomas Witte uses images from found 35mm slides to create his hand-cut paper works. Witte has created two separate but connected sets of work, both of which play with our sense of perspective. In the Lookout set, Witte selected photographs that omit the actual sights, focusing instead on the people participating in the act of observation. In Protest, by focusing more on the protesters than the subject of the protest itself, Witte puts viewers in the position of sightseer or voyeur, bringing the act of protesting a historical significance that exists outside temporal and contextual constraints. Vantage Point considers the way in which we participate and observe. There are things that exist for the express purpose of observing – platforms equipped with telescopes and man-made scenic overlooks. Protests, on the other hand, create moments that either compel us to participate or relegate us to spectators. There is a connection between the act of viewing art and viewing life; the passive act of sightseeing versus the very active and sometimes perilous act of demonstrating. This juxtaposition presents a sublime discrepancy in the way in which we, as removed art-viewers, take meaning from the images. This is Witte’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. He lives and works in New Jersey.

Boo Saville
Quadrivium
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Mel Rosas
La patria, Foreign Intimacies
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 5, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Pedro S. de Movellán
C0DE
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 3, 2016 - December 23, 2016

Victor Vasarely
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 8, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Kevin Osmond
Orbit
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 26, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Nicky Broekhuysen
The Mediators
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 14, 2016 - May 26, 2016

Sam Messenger
13 Cycles
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 25, 2016 - April 9, 2016

Mary Ann Unger
Flesh and Bone
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 14, 2016 - February 12, 2016