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

Also at:
222 Main Street
Germantown, NY 12526

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
Frank Bowling
Ricardo Brey
Luis Camnitzer
Melvin Edwards
Coco Fusco
Harmony Hammond
Lorraine O'Grady
Betty Parsons
Joan Semmel
Hassan Sharif
Regina Silveira
Valeska Soares
Hugh Steers
Jack Tworkov
Works Available By:
Sergei Eisenstein
Sam Gilliam
Jack Whitten

 
Current Exhibitions

Regina Silveira

Unrealized / Não feito

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

June 6, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Alexander Gray Associates presents an exhibition of ten unrealized projects by multidisciplinary artist Regina Silveira. Emphasizing Silveira’s ongoing formal experimentation and conceptual interventions in architecture, the works on view provide an overview of site-specific installations and public art projects that were never realized in physical space. Regina Silveira: "Unrealized / Não feito" is the Gallery’s fifth solo presentation of Silveira’s work, and celebrates a decade since her first Gallery exhibition in 2009.

Harmony Hammond

Bandaged Grid #5

222 Main Street
Germantown, NY 12526

May 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
Harmony Hammond’s "Bandaged Grid" series (2015-Present) develops out of the artist’s "Near Monochromes," combining an earth-based palette with an expanded vocabulary of found fabrics layered in horizontal rows onto the canvas. The use of found material scraps traces back to Hammond’s work of the 1970s, which was made from the discards of friends and businesses in New York’s garment district. Then as now, Hammond harnesses these materials as a means to disrupt the art historical canon. As she explains, “Found and recycled materials and objects are one way to bring content into the world of abstraction, as they all have histories that accompany them wherever they go.” In "Bandaged Grid #5," grommets demarcate the grid, in both readymade strips and ones that Hammond has added to the canvas. For Hammond, the holes reference bodily orifices, putting these paintings into relationship with the experience of living in a body.

 
Upcoming Exhibition

Teresa Burga

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 5, 2019 - October 12, 2019

 
Past Exhibitions

Count of Three

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 18, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Alexander Gray Associates presented "Count of Three," a survey of abstract painting from the 1960s to the present that takes structure—both formal and metaphysical—as a position to work within and against, opening onto myriad generative possibilities. Bringing together artists situated in an array of art historical, social, and cultural contexts, the exhibition features works by Polly Apfelbaum, Torkwase Dyson, Sam Gilliam, Carrie Moyer, Ulrike Müller, Odili Donald Odita, Betty Parsons, and Jack Tworkov.

Ricardo Brey

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 28, 2019 - April 6, 2019
Alexander Gray Associates presented its first exhibition of work by Ricardo Brey (b. 1955), "Doble Existencia / Double Existence." Born in Havana, Cuba, Brey has lived and worked in Ghent, Belgium since 1990. From the late 1970s onwards, Brey’s practice, which spans drawing, sculpture, and installation, has focused on his research into the origins of humankind’s co-existence in the world. The presentation features a selection of recent work encompassing the artist’s ongoing exploration of philosophical concepts like time, mythology, human expression, and the natural universe.

Joan Semmel

A Necessary Elaboration

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Alexander Gray Associates presents "A Necessary Elaboration," an exhibition of new work by Joan Semmel (b.1932), in its fifth exhibition with the artist. In paintings made during the last two years, Semmel continues her investigation of the nude self-portrait, in a series of large-scale canvases featuring the artist’s body as volumetric subject realized through expressive brushwork and brilliant color.

Lorraine O'Grady

Cutting Out CONYT

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 25, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Alexander Gray Associates presented "Cutting Out CONYT," an exhibition of new work by Lorraine O’Grady (b.1934). Featuring a selection of prints from "Cutting Out CONYT" (1977/2017), in O’Grady’s words, the show revealed her ongoing commitment to “establishing the diptych as a ceaseless conversation of difference.”

Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling: Make It New

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 6, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Alexander Gray Associates presents its first exhibition of work by Frank Bowling OBE, RA (b.1934), "Frank Bowling: Make it New." Born in British Guiana, Bowling maintains studios in London and New York. For over five decades, his practice has been defined by its integration of autobiography and postcolonial geopolitics into abstraction. Featuring a selection of recent work, the presentation celebrates Bowling’s contributions to the field of painting.

Hugh Steers

The Nullities of Life

510 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

June 6, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Alexander Gray Associates presented its third exhibition of work by Hugh Steers (b.1962—d.1995), "The Nullities of Life." Before his death at 32 from AIDS related complications, Steers created allegorical images that captured the emotional and political tenor of New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Embracing representational painting and figuration at a time when such approaches were deemed unfashionable, his intimate compositions are poignant symbols of life under the specter of AIDS. Featuring a selection of paintings and works on paper, the show highlights Steers’ interest in capturing what he once described as “my ‘nullities of life,’” seemingly insignificant moments rendered extraordinary through luminous color and light and evocative forms.