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Installation view. Courtesy of Washburn Gallery.
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Online Programming

Off the Walls - Virtually



An ongoing series of virtual presentations of artwork by gallery artists.

 
Current Exhibition

Enrico Donati

Enrico Donati: Surrealist Paintings from the 1940s



April 8, 2021 - May 29, 2021
“Enrico Donati: Surrealist Paintings from the 1940s” at the Washburn Gallery is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in New York in over two decades. Twelve paintings from 1942-1947 will be on view in person in the gallery and online from April 8 to May 29, 2021. Born in Milano, Italy in 1909, Enrico Donati is largely remembered as a Surrealist painter despite his brief affiliation with the movement. Donati spent most of the 1930s in Paris, but it was in New York where he was brought into the fold of the Surrealist circle. Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, and Yves Tanguy – to name only a few – were among the distinguished artists who also fled to New York from Europe with the threat of war and Nazism. After taking refuge in New York from Paris in 1940, Enrico Donati’s first solo show, held in 1943 at the New School, led to the artist’s connection to Surrealism when his work captured the attention of Andre Breton. In the 1944 preface to the catalogue for Enrico Donati’s exhibition at the Passedoit Gallery, Breton positions the artist’s work as the linchpin between abstraction and figuration, thus healing a fracture in the Surrealist movement.

 
Past Exhibitions

Doug Ohlson

Doug Ohlson: Paintings from the 1980s



February 4, 2021 - April 3, 2021
“Ohlson’s control of color, arrived at by intuition rather than scientific theory, is always part and parcel with the compositional means he has selected at each stage of his evolution. These developments as outlined here may sound more methodical, more plotted than they actually have been. Neither he nor any other good artist educates himself to produce some final revelation of an earlier vision. Quite oppositely, at each stage the paintings have spoken for themselves on the premises which underlay their making at the time. Yet it is impossible in retrospect not to see that his preoccupations have contributed to an ongoing process and continuity.” - E.C. Goossen Excerpt from the essay for the exhibition "Doug Ohlson at Bennington: Two Decades, 1962-1982," Bennington College, VT, 1982 DOUG OHLSON Born: November 18, 1936; Cherokee, Iowa Died: June 29, 2010; New York Solo Exhibitions from the 1980s 1982 Bennington College, Vermont; curated by E.C. Goossen; “Doug Ohlson at Bennington: Two Decades, 1962-1982” 1985 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, also 1990-95, 2000, and 2004 Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York 1986 Galerie 99, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York 1987 Ruth Siegel Ltd., New York; "Four Painters in New York - Four Solo Exhibitions: Leon Polk Smith, Doug Ohlson, Katherine Porter, Willy Heeks" 1989 Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida Selected Group Exhibitions from the 1980s 1980 "Arte Americana Contemporanea", Civici Musei e Gallerie di Storia e Arte, Udine, Italy 1984 "24 x 24 x 24, An invitational exhibition", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York 1985 "Bilder fur Frankfurt", Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany "The Severe and the Romantic: Geometric Humanism in American Painting, the 1950's and the 1980's", Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York 1986 "Harvest", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York "Square and . . .", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York "Ten Artists", Ruth Siegel Ltd at The International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California 1987 "Review / Preview", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York "Color Now", 55 Mercer Street, New York 1988 "20th Anniversary Group Exhibition", Paula Cooper Gallery, New York 1989 "A Debate on Abstraction: The Persistence of Painting,” The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York "Small Paintings", Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York Selected Public Collections Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick Brooklyn Museum, New York Dallas Museum of Art, Texas The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minnesota The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo Lowe Art Museum, Miami Karl Ernst Osthaus-Musuem, Hagen, Germany Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Palm Springs Art Museum The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Drawing: In Many Mediums



December 10, 2020 - January 30, 2021

Claude Carone

Claude Carone: Recent Paintings



October 1, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Alice Trumbull Mason

Alice Trumbull Mason: A Pioneer of Abstraction



March 19, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Richard Stankiewicz

The Art Show 2020



February 25, 2020 - March 1, 2020
This year the Washburn Gallery will be exhibiting works on paper and sculpture by the artist Richard Stankiewicz.. Although known as a sculptor we will install 15 of his sumi ink drawings on Japanese rice paper executed on a single day in November 1960. A sculpture from 1958 will also be included in the Washburn booth.

Richard Stankiewicz

Richard Stankiewicz: Sumi Ink drawings with Sculpture



February 5, 2020 - March 14, 2020
This year the Washburn Gallery will be exhibiting works on paper and sculpture by the artist Richard Stankiewicz.. Although known as a sculptor we will install 15 of his sumi ink drawings on Japanese rice paper executed on a single day in November 1960.

Doug Ohlson

Doug Ohlson: "Poker" Paintings



November 7, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Ray Parker



September 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019

William Baziotes, Ilya Bolotowsky, Michael Goldberg, Reuben Kadish, Elaine de Kooning, Conrad Marca-Relli, Alice Trumbull Mason, Thomas Nozkowski, Doug Ohlson, Ray Parker, Jackson Pollock, Anne Ryan, Charles Green Shaw, Leon Polk Smith, Myron Stout, Jack Youngerman, Jean Xceron

Backroom - Frontroom



June 19, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Jack Youngerman

Jack Youngerman: Cut-Ups



April 25, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Alice Trumbull Mason

Graphic Works from Atelier 17



March 14, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Jackson Pollock

The Graphic Works



January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Ilya Bolotowsky

Paintings from 1935-1980



November 1, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Richard Stankiewicz

Sculpture from the 1950s - 1970s



September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Summer Scene



June 11, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Doug Ohlson

The Dark Paintings



May 20, 2018 - June 1, 2018

Doug Ohlson

The Dark Paintings



April 10, 2018 - June 1, 2018

Myron Stout

Landscape Drawings



March 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Ray Parker

The Nines



January 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018