TORONTO GALLERY MOVING TO LARGER SPACE
Stephen Bulger Gallery will move to expanded new space shortly. On September 9, 2017, the gallery will open at 1356 Dundas Street West in Toronto in a purposefully designed space of over 11,000 sq. ft. Designed by architect Michael Boxer, the new space will dramatically increase its exhibition space, include several private viewing areas, to enable the gallery to house the more than 40,000 photographs that currently comprise its growing inventory.
The gallery will operate out of its current location at 1026 Queen Street West until June 17th, then will move into the new location, taking the summer months to unpack and prepare for its first exhibition, which will highlight Larry Towell's photographs of an even larger construction project: the renovation of Union Station.
SUSAN SPIRITUS HAS MOVED INTO NEW SPACE
Susan Spiritus Gallery has moved into new gallery space. The gallery is now located at 2070 Business Center Drive, Suite 290, Irvine, CA 92612. The phone number is the same: 1-714-754-1286. The gallery is only open by appointment; please call to schedule your visit.
JAMES HYMAN CLOSES GALLERY SPACE IN LONDON
After 20 years as an art dealer in Mayfair and St James's, James Hyman has decided to close his gallery on Savile Row to focus on private dealing and participation in art fairs. His decision was precipitated by several major rent increases, a situation faced by many galleries in major cities like London and New York. Hyman is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, and has exhibited at many photo and art fairs, including the New York Photography Show, Paris Photo, Photo London and Classic Photography Los Angeles.
Hyman says that he will continue to represent artists, hold a significant inventory of paintings, drawings and photographs, and use the contacts that he has built up over 20 years to source artworks. His new contact details are: James Hyman Gallery, PO Box 67698, London NW11 1NE, UK; phone: +44 (0)20 7494 3857.
GITTERMAN GALLERY SHOWS FATHER'S SCULPTURE WORK
Gitterman Gallery at 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1103, in New York City will present an exhibit of sculpture by Joe Gitterman. The work will be the first time the gallery will display an art medium other than photography. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 14th with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 pm and continues through Friday, August 18th.
The artist’s name might seem familiar since he is also the father of gallery owner, Tom Gitterman.
Joe Gitterman has sculpted for 50 years. Yet it wasn’t until he retired from Wall Street that he could devote full-time attention to his art. Since his first exhibition at a local Connecticut gallery in 2011, Joe Gitterman’s career has taken off. His work has been bought by both private and corporate collections, and he has received commissions from Robert Couturier, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Riverside Building in London, the Robert A.M. Stern designed Arris building in Washington DC and the Four Season's Hotel in Houston, among others.
Gitterman's sculpture was initially inspired by a love of ballet and modern dance. He states, “I thought about the movements of the dancers as a series of frames in an old celluloid film, and how just one of those frames could convey a fantastic sense of motion. I thought that capturing this ‘single frame of motion’ in a solid piece of sculpture would be a wonderful challenge.”
Sculpting maquettes in copper, wax or acrylic, Gitterman chooses to cast in bronze or fabricate in stainless steel. His work ranges from intimate hand-size pieces to dramatic work well beyond human scale. The surface texture and color of each piece accentuates either dynamic movement or sensual form. Whether they are clean crisp stainless steel or bronze with a leather-like patina or a vibrant yellow knot, they are abstractions and gestures; they are about fluid form.
Tom Gitterman notes proudly, "I can't think of a more perfect exhibition to venture into sculpture with, a tribute to my father and his art. He has been an inspiration to me to follow my passions, and now I get to share his with others."