Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
The opening at Avery Galleries went well. I always feel a bit nauseous walking into my own openings. And I got more nauseous when I saw what was hanging on the wall as you immediately walk in (pictured above). Because Avery mostly shows artists of the 19th and 20th century and not contemporary painters, they decided to curate accordingly. They paired each artist with a painter from their collection.
The fact that they decided to put a Fairfield Porter painting next to my humble little thing was unreal. I don't think that happens in real life -- honestly. But I was so thrilled by it, the night just went by in a blur.
Many thanks to my good friend Sarah who captured this photo of an anomaly that will never happen again. And many thanks to Avery and their staff. The show was hung beautifully. If you get the chance to see it, please do, other historical artists included Andrew Wyeth and a very nice Burchfield and the works of the other artists looked great too.