Today is the last day to see "Primordial Language: Small Works by William Scharf" and "Gallery Selections." Take a break from all the fairs and stop in. We're open until 5pm. Images: William Scharf, Untitled, circa 1970s and "Gallery Selections" installation view. #WilliamScharf#AbEx#PostWar#Painting#HollisTaggart
"PRIMORDIAL LANGUAGE: SMALL WORKS BY WILLIAM SCHARF" on view through March 10.
"Scharf’s paintings feel like visitations; ideas that appear as if from outside ourselves only to resonate inside with persistent echoes of the familiar." - Excerpt from PASSAGES: 'WILLIAM SCHARF (1927–2018)' By Christopher Rothko for Artforum International, February 15, 2018. Article Link: https://www.artforum.com/passages/william-scharf-1927-2018-74263. Images: William Scharf, 1962. Photo: David Herbert Gallery. Courtesy of Artforum International; William Scharf, The Sun Shines On The Opening Volume, 2011-2012; Primordial Language, Installation view. #WilliamScharf
On view now through March 10 "Primordial Language: Small Works by William Scharf.” William Scharf's darkly atmospheric canvases reveal jewel-toned or bone white forms that seem to float in a primordial ether or emerge from prehistoric darkness. Like many of his friends and contemporaries in post-war New York, Scharf tapped into universal ideas of mythology and symbolism to access foundational principles of visual experience. His organic forms bring to mind the actions of creation, destruction, and propagation -- actions common to all living things throughout history and yet uniquely shaded in mystery and wonder. Images: Night Move (1964); Bill & Sally Scharf with Andy at Mark Rothko's House, 1964 - Courtesy of the William Scharf family. #WilliamScharf#PrimordialLanguage#Painting#HollisTaggart
💙 with #williamscharf and #TomokoTamura 😌.... many warm, colorful and dear memories! #GeoffFarnsworth & Brigitte Henke! So grateful, Bill, for your teaching, guidance to find our own voice and friendship. Our ‘gentle captain’ as Shyun Song perfectly described him. You are present in my painting every day for more than 20 years, as I lay color on the canvas, I hear you sweet voice, reassurance and calmness, green light and support to trust, to create freely, to find the right balance, and solve the composition. Forever thankful Bill... you will be missed 🙏🏼💙 William Scharf 1927-2018 #expressionist#contemporaryart#artmaster#markrothko#artstudentsleagueofnewyork
On view now at our 521 W. 26th street location “Post-War Highlights." The exhibition will be an exploration of historical material with a focus on our primary specialization: Abstract Expressionism and artists of the New York School. Left to right: James Brooks, Theodoros Stamos, William Scharf, and Edward Dugmore. #PostWar#TheodorosStamos#JamesBrooks#WilliamScharf#EdwardDugmore#HollisTaggart
Opening today, October 13, William Scharf: Imagining the Actual, a retrospective exhibition of the work of visionary painter William Scharf. Image: By Equal Airs, Crawl Tree, The Unperil (From left to right), 2003-8, 2002-8, 2005 (From left to right). #WilliamScharf#Painting#Chelsea#HollisTaggart
We are pleased to present William Scharf: Imagining the Actual, a retrospective exhibition of the work of visionary painter William Scharf. Opening October 13, 2016. Image: Young Shepherd Moves His Sheep Away From The Storm, 2007. #WilliamScharf#Painting#HollisTaggart