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522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
By Appointment
212 647 9111
SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY is located in the heart of Chelsea in a ground floor space at 522 West 24th Street. The gallery provides representation for a range of artists, emerging to established, working across media. Continuing a pattern established early in its history, the gallery consciously develops a program of surprising juxtapositions within and between exhibitions alternating between single artist shows, curated group exhibitions and historical exhibitions. Gallery artists have appeared recently in the Hammer Biennial, Paris Triennale, Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Carnegie International and Greater New York at P.S. 1 among many international venues. 

Susan Inglett represents Benjamin Degen, Eric Fertman, Hope Gangloff, Maren Hassinger, George Herms, Marcia Kure, Allison Miller, Robyn O'Neil, Beverly Semmes, Greg Smith, William Villalongo, Ryan Wallace, and Wilmer Wilson IV.
Artists Represented:
Benjamin Degen
Eric Fertman
Hope Gangloff
Channing Hansen
Maren Hassinger
George Herms
Marcia Kure
Allison Miller
Robyn O'Neil
Beverly Semmes
Greg Smith
William Villalongo
Ryan Wallace
Wilmer Wilson IV
Works Available By:
Sarah Charlesworth
Bruce Conner
Robert Kobayashi
Lee Mullican
Shaun O'Dell
Gary Stephan

 

 
Courtesy, Bill Orcutt


 
Online Programming

Robyn O'Neil

The Cloudmakers

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011


Maren Hassinger

Nature, Sweet Nature at the Aspen Art Museum

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011


William Villalongo

Black Metamorphosis

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011


Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici

The Salon

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011


 
Current Exhibition

Ryan Wallace

The Unanimous Hour

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

November 12, 2020 - January 16, 2021
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present The Unanimous Hour, an exhibition by RYAN WALLACE, from 12 November 2020 through 16 January 2021. For his fourth solo exhibition in the Gallery, the artist continues to push his mixed media paintings to conjure an ethereal space between the material and immaterial. Repurposing fragments from earlier and developing pieces, the artist seams and layers these materials into and atop each other, forming hard-edged planes. The abstract shapes cut from canvas actively work with and against the other by folding, evolving, and repeating across the support. He excavates and manipulates the surface of his works to bring forth a multitude of textures and perspectives. Tiers of oil, acrylic, mylar, aluminum, and copper tape unite to evoke a captivating portal into Wallace’s vision. Beyond the artist’s formal abstraction is an investigation of visual stimulation, suggesting elements still rooted in reality, be it drawn from the natural world or the celestial realm. A cool-toned palette of whites, silvers, and blues originates from a photograph by the artist of the Siberian landscape from an airplane. The flickering action of his evolving forms mimics the light reflecting off Plexiglas flooring in his installation work and from chance observations photographed around his home. This luminosity now radiates from within his paintings through aluminum and copper slivers that delineate undulating shapes. Bridging past iterations with the present, the ethereal with the earthly, the artist manifests something familiar, almost tangible, while taking the viewer on a pictorial journey into an exciting new realm.

 
Upcoming Exhibition

William Villalongo

Sticks & Stones

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

January 21, 2021 - March 6, 2021
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present WILLIAM VILLALONGO’S Sticks & Stones, from 21 January through 6 March 2021. The Gallery will host a limited-capacity reception with Villalongo on Saturday, 23 January from 1-6 PM that adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the Gallery, Sticks & Stones shines a spotlight on the artist’s signature black velvet cut paper work. In this recent series, Villalongo uses the medium to explore how to best represent the Black subject against the backdrop of race in America. Here, he defines anatomies through collaged images of geologic forms, meteorites, butterflies, drinking gourds, and African sculpture interspersed with leafy cut-outs. These combined images create a portrait from ecological and cultural histories, emphasizing diaspora, deep time, freedom, beauty, and transformation. Drawing parallels to natural metamorphosis, Villalongo suggests an evolution of Black identity—a caterpillar enters a chrysalis, emerging later as a butterfly or rocks, compressed over millennia, transforming into stunning crystals. By collapsing time and space through earthly and cosmic imagery, the artist calls attention to the fluctuating role of the Black figure. He studies and transmutes the Black image, underscoring liminality and transformation through his living motifs. Materializing from Villalongo’s black velvet cut-outs, Black and Brown skin, eyes, and appendages intermittently appear, swirling alongside turbulent incisions and collaged elements to form the disembodied figure. The texture of the artist's characteristic velvet reinforces the experience and sensation of spirits rising from extreme darkness, confronting conditions of their visibility. The resulting scene interrogates the tentative space held by the Black body in contemporary society and throughout history and art, balancing loss and agency over the Black self-image. Keenly aware of the limitations of skin color as a progenitor of meaning around the Black subject, the artist engages with strategic use of imagery and activity to create a context for seeing and understanding. Combining these dynamic components—both corporeal and from another world—Villalongo powerfully conveys the experience of the Black diaspora in the past and present while celebrating Black identity.

 
Past Exhibitions

Robert Kobayashi

Moe's Meat Market

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

September 17, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Moe’s Meat Market, an exhibition of historical work by ROBERT KOBAYASHI (1925–2015). Moe’s Meat Market is the first presentation of work by Kobayashi in the Gallery. We will be publishing an online catalogue for the exhibition featuring reminiscences from his wife, Kate Keller Kobayashi, and their daughter, Misa Kobayashi. Robert Kobayashi trained at art schools in his native Honolulu and in New York before beginning work at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC as caretaker for their Japanese House in 1954. His position at the museum created opportunities to grow as an artist during a defining moment in the New York art world, participating in contemporary exhibitions in artist-run galleries like Brata and Camino Galleries and with art dealer Sam Koontz. The work shown in these spaces garnered positive reviews from critics at major publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times. In the decades that followed, Kobayashi sought to move away and differentiate himself from his abstract peers by pursuing materials and techniques that more closely aligned with his personal interests. The year before his retirement from MoMA in 1978, Kobayashi bought a building with his wife, Kate Keller Kobayashi, on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. Taking over an existing butcher shop, the space assumed various guises, ultimately settling into its role as gallery operating under the moniker, Moe’s Meat Market. Avoiding commercial art settings, Kobayashi preferred to present his pieces at Moe’s Meat Market, and by 2009, the space served exclusively to exhibit his own work. A local landmark, he entranced passersby with rotating window displays and innovative presentations of his art, placing work directly on the floor or hanging it from the shop’s original meat hooks. The gallery kept limited public hours according to the dictates of whim rather than commerce. Kobayashi drew his energy and materials from the streets of Little Italy developing a unique style of mixed media dubbed by writer Michael Florescu, clouage, taken from the French verb “to nail.” Using found metals and detritus, he cobbled together 2 and 3-D works from discarded ceiling tin as well as beer and Cafe Bustelo cans. Through bricolage, he depicts intimate moments from the surrounding neighborhood. In Summer Window (2010), a nearly empty room features a singular vanity next to a window with a verdant view. Sculptures of fresh flowers in vases, like those from the flower markets in Little Italy, connect with his metal still-lifes of glasses and fruit on tabletops. These neglected materials and forgotten everyday city sights are elevated by Kobayashi’s distinctive touch. Beyond these quotidian scenes, Kobayashi draws the eye back to the found materials so central to and characteristic of his work. The hammered surface of the tin tiles gives his pieces an almost pointillist appearance. From a distance, the raised nails and the geometric placement of the metalwork create an abstract pattern to be admired as an object unto itself. His sourced materials and subject matter result in examples that are emblematic of both the artist and his surroundings. Although Moe’s Meat Market closed in 2017, two years following Kobayashi’s death, the vibrant energy and memory of the gallery live on through his work. As Elizabeth Street now bustles with high-end, trendy shops, Kobayashi’s art embodies a bygone era of Little Italy, a poignant reminder in the present day of New York’s ever-evolving cultural landscape. ROBERT KOBAYASHI was born in 1925 in Honolulu, HI. After serving in the military during World War II, he was encouraged to pursue a career as an artist by his sister, Fumi, attending both the Honolulu Academy of Art and the Brooklyn Museum School of Art. In 1988, Kobayashi had his first major solo exhibition, Tattooed Angel: Paintings and Sculpture by Robert Kobayashi, at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY. Exhibitions since that time include Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC; Hawaii to New York, Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI; and Robert Kobayashi: Moonflowers, New York University Broadway Windows, NYC. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; and the Nassau Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, among others. He died in his hometown of Honolulu in 2015.

Benjamin Degen

In Waves

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

March 14, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Beverly Semmes

Beverly Semmes: Red

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

January 30, 2020 - March 7, 2020

Tauba Auerbach, Fiona Banner, Lynda Benglis, Paul Chan, Claude Closky, Hans-Peter Feldmann, General Idea, Gilbert & George, the Guerrilla Girls, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Reverend Jen, KAWS, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Lawler, Cary Leibowitz, George Maciunas, Piero Manzoni, Jonathan Monk, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Prince, Edward Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Ben Vautier, Visitor Design, Kelley Walker, Robert Watts, Hannah Wilke, Mathieu Mercier as Marcel Duchamp

By/Buy Me, curated by David Platzker

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

December 6, 2019 - January 25, 2020

Hope Gangloff

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

October 24, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Alain Kirili

Who's Afraid of Verticality?

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

September 12, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Greg Smith

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

June 7, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Robyn O'Neil

An Unkindness

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

April 25, 2019 - June 1, 2019

John McLaughlin

Ascetic Approach, curated by David Platzker

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

March 21, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Wilmer Wilson IV

Slim....you don't got the juice

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

January 31, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Beverly Semmes + Richard Artschwager

Blue Sky with Green Moon and Lake

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

December 13, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Ryan Wallace

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

October 25, 2018 - December 8, 2018

Eric Fertman

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

September 13, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Erika Rothenberg

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

September 13, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Night, Shortly

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

June 9, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Maren Hassinger

As One

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

April 26, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Allison Miller

Feed Dogs

522 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

March 15, 2018 - April 21, 2018