Forum Gallery will present Songs for All Hours, an exhibition of new paintings by Alan Magee. The exhibition will comprise twenty-three paintings on panel and canvas that continue the Artist’s eloquent inquiry into the meaning of reality. Alan Magee’s practice is to record the pure sensation of objects as abstract thoughts; he believes that analysis of our response as we look at and discover the world leads to a sensory spirituality that affects our perception. When we are able to attain “true seeing,” the rest follows.
Magee’s subjects are drawn from history, both natural and man-made. In this exhibition, tools, machine parts, artists’ materials and his enduring river stones take center stage. Ranging in size from 10 by 8 inches to four by six feet, the paintings on view demonstrate Magee’s ability to see beyond the physicality of each object portrayed.
Alan Magee’s work may be seen in many public collections, including those of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Art Institute of Chicago, Portland (ME) Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Arkansas Arts Center, Newark Art Museum, Huntington Museum of Art and Columbus Museum of Art.
Born in 1947 in Newtown, Pennsylvania, Alan Magee attended art school in Philadelphia and, in 1968, began working as an editorial and book illustrator in New York. Among his regular clients were Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Playboy, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Bantam, Ballantine and Simon and Schuster Books. Magee has received awards for his painting from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design. Television documentaries about his work include the Maine PBS production, Alan Magee: Visions of Darkness and Light, and Maine Masters: Alan Magee.
Alan Magee: Songs for All Hours opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and will be on view through Friday, July 1, 2016. A full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Forum Gallery is located at 730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10019. The exhibition continues through Friday, July 1, 2016. The entire exhibition may be viewed online at http://forumgallery.com/exhibition/alan-magee-new-paintings-may-12-july-1-2016/. Forum Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For further information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; [email protected]