The Guild Hall presents an exciting and glamorous evening at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza, where they will be honoring artists and philanthropists whose work has consistently inspired and touched us. The night is hosted by artist Eric Fischl, Academy President, along with Iris Smyles. This year the Academy will honor Audrey Flack (Visual Arts) presented by David Brigham, Gail Sheehy (Literary Arts) presented by Tom Wolfe, and Harris Yulin (Performing Arts) presented by Alec Baldwin. Sheri Sandler will receive the Special Award. Live performances by GE Smith and Audrey Flack's, The History of Art Band.
On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join Audrey Flack along with other artists and scholars to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates...
Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond brings together older depictions of ecstasy with more recent works focused on the transcendence of normal consciousness, including trances, moments of expanded awareness, and visionary insight. From representations of saints and mystics, to dreamscapes and images of bacchanalian revels, this exhibition explores how Baroque style – characterized by exaggeration, high drama, extravagance, frenzy, and excess – continues to inform contemporary art.
(UQ Art Museum Press Release)
From Lens to Eye to Hand reexamines this important movement in contemporary art that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today. Photorealism reintroduced what many considered to be straightforward representation into an art world more attuned to the burgeoning conceptual framework of artistic practice coming out of Pop and into Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Open now to public at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.
(Parrish Art Museum Press Release)
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of some 30 artists known for their hyperrealistic depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life such as American diners, chrome features on cars and motorcycles, as well as meticulous portraits. Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting features three generations of photorealist painters including Audrey Flack and many others. The Tampa Museum of Art is the only American venue on the international tour of Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting, organized by the Institut für Kulturaustausch in Tübingen, Germany.
(Tampa Art Museum Press Release)
A solo exhibition featuring recent drawings from Audrey Flack at the Hollis Taggart Gallery in NYC.
Audrey Flack is a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. The first women artists to be listed in Janson’s History of Art were Audrey Flack and Mary Cassatt. Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Art in Australia.
Audrey Flack will be lecturing as a part of the Molly Barnes Lunchtime Lecture Series. It will be held at the Roger Smith Hotel in NYC on 501 Lexington Avenue.
Audrey Flack will be receiving the WCA Lifetime Achievement Award. They were first presented in 1979 in President Jimmy Cater’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The Awards were the first awards recognizing the contribution of women to the arts and their profound effect on society. Today, the Awards continue to honor women, their work, their vision and their commitment.
The free and open ceremony begins seating at 7:30pm and will begin at 8:00pm.