August 1, 2014: Tate Announces Female Artist Lineup, Jason Ysenburg Joins Gagosian, and Landscape Painter Richard Wilson’s Birthday
In New York, Galerie Lelong’s summer exhibitions, “Rosemary Laing: The Paper” and “Drawings & Works on Paper” close; “Eric’s Trip” closes at Lisa Cooley; Leland Bell and Willard Boepple close at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; “Traces” closes at Peter Blum Gallery; Kate Joyce closes at Rick Wester Fine Art; “More Material” closes at Salon 94 | Bowery; “From Pre-History to Post-Everything” closes at Sean Kelly Gallery; Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Friedel Dzubas, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, and Kenneth Noland close at Tibor De Nagy Gallery.
In London, “Phantom Limbs” closes at Pilar Corrias.
Today’s Notable Art News
The Tate announced several shows featuring women artists in 2015. The lineup includes the first retrospective of French avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay, an exhibition of works by Marlene Dumas, and a major retrospective of Barbara Hepworth.
Admission to the Brooklyn Museum will be free for those under 20 years old starting September 3rd. The museum will also increase the price of admission for adults from $12 to $16.
Sonnabend director Jason Ysenburg is joining Gagosian’s Chelsea Gallery as a director.
The Arts Council England has revoked the accreditation of two Northampton Museums, the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and the Abington Park Museum, after the sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue to a private collector.
“The Future of Science...Is Art?”: An in-depth piece about how bringing artists into the experimental process will help with scientific progress. (via Seed)
Best of Instagram
Olafur Eliasson gave Instagrammers a sneak peak of his installation that will be a part of his first solo exhibition at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, opening August 20.
Artist of the Day
Welsh landscape painter Richard Wilson was born on this day in 1714. He is recognized as a pioneer in British landscape painting and was one of the founders of the Royal Academy. His style was largely influenced by Italianate landscapes, as he studied under Italian painter Francesco Zuccarelli and spent 7 years in the country. Many of his works were commissioned by landowners who wished to have paintings of their estates.