New York, NY, March 20, 2017 – albertz benda is pleased to announce their debut presentation at the 2017 Dallas Art Fair. On view will be a selection of works by British artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, and acclaimed Los Angeles artist Ed Moses, curated by art historian Barbara Rose, former Senior Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. A talk at the fair between Rose and Le Brun titled Painting: Where Has It Been, Where Is It Now, Where Is It Going? will be held April 7th at 4pm in the Beck Imaginarium.
The selection of paintings by Christopher Le Brun highlights the relationship between painting and music and encompasses a new phase of his work. With an emphasis on scale and color, Le Brun creates paintings that are not only alive with possibility and a celebration of sensation but are also very much composed.
The presentation at the fair is concurrent with Composer, an exhibition of Le Brun’s work, on view until April 15 at Albertz Benda, 515 W 26th St, New York.
Ed Moses is considered one of the most inventive and central figures of postwar Los Angeles art, working in several genres over the course of his celebrated career. On view will be a selection of his later works, emphasizing gestural painting that creates a dialogue between structure and spontaneity. Moses was the subject of a major retrospective at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) in 1996 and again in 2015, with a major exhibition of his drawings from the 1960s and 70s and was featured in the Centre Georges Pompidou’s 2006 survey exhibition Los Angeles: Birth of an Artistic Capital, 1955-1985.