BERRY CAMPBELL OPENS IN CHELSEA
The news is out! I’ve been sitting on this for awhile, biting my fingers to keep from typing, but it’s now official. New York has given birth to a new art gallery in oh-so-happening Chelsea, and the inaugural exhibition at the gallery, BERRY CAMPBELL, will feature Canadian Colour Field artist, William Perehudoff, aka my father, who passed away earlier this year.
The show will feature Perehudoff’s 80s work. It was a decade of great experimentation for him, an intense exploration of colour and texture. If you’re in New York between Oct 17 and Nov 16, 2013, stop in and see for yourself.
Who is BERRY CAMPBELL?
Gallery owners Christine Berry and Martha Campbell pack a pedigree punch when it comes to their backgrounds in the art world (The Whitney! The Phillips Collection!), which is one of the reasons my sisters and I are so pleased to work with them (the others are that they’re experienced art dealers, efficient, unflappable and um, nice.)
With the grief of my father’s passing, it’s a balm on the soul that he is, in a way, still up and running, just as vital as ever before and still expanding his presence, at least through his art.
Normally I wouldn’t paste a press release into this blog, but in this case I couldn’t have said it better myself, so here it is.
INAUGURAL EXHIBITION TO FEATURE THE PAINTINGS OF WILLIAM PEREHUDOFF (1918 – 2013)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK- BERRY CAMPBELL, the newest addition to the Chelsea art scene, will have its grand opening on Thursday, October 17. The ground floor space located at 530 West 24th Street will feature Post-War Modern and Contemporary art with a focus on established as well as emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, including Edward Avedisian, Raymond Hendler, William Perehudoff, Eric Dever, Ken Greenleaf, Jodie Manasevit, and Ann Purcell.
BERRY CAMPBELL will showcase the paintings of the noted Canadian artist, William Perehudoff, in an exhibition entitled William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s. In 2012, Perehudoff was the focus of a full-scale traveling retrospective organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan curated by Karen Wilkin. BERRY CAMPBELL will feature fifteen significant paintings, including a work from that museum exhibition.
BERRY CAMPBELL is a collaboration between Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, accomplished Manhattan-based art dealers, who have worked with renowned artists and curated numerous exhibitions, many of which were favorably reviewed in publications such as Art in America, ArtForum, ARTnews, and the New York Times.
Christine Berry began her career at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and then continued on to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Thirteen years ago, she shifted from the non-profit sector to the commercial world. As an art dealer, she works with some of the world’s foremost public and private collections. Martha Campbell started her career at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC before moving on to the commercial sector. Most recently, she served as director at a major midtown gallery focusing on Modern and Contemporary art.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition will run through Saturday, November 16.
A review of William Perehudoff’s exhibition in Chelsea on CultureTripper.com