At the newly formed Gallery, GRAHAM SHAY 1857, established in 2018 on the upper east side of Manhattan, Director, Cameron M. Shay, who brings 38 years experience in the American art business and Associate Gallery Director, Douglas Gold, have curated an exhibition which includes works by some of the most respected artists in early to mid century American modernism, in union with discoveries of admirable works, by artists lesser known today. The era spans from the mid 1920's through the mid 1980's and includes paintings, watercolors and drawings. As the Gallery is known for specializing in sculpture, this genre is represented in numerous types and styles of works, cast bronzes, carved stones and fabricated objects.
The various artists display a range between pure abstraction and some, a more representational style. A partial list of artists to be included are: Milton Avery, Ernest Briggs, Fritz Bultman, John Chamberlain, Jose De Creeft, Robert Engman, Marsden Hartley, Bertram Hartman, Walt Kuhn, John Marin, Clement Meadmore, Elie Nadelman, Louise Nevelson, Beverly Pepper, Sewell Sillman, Kimber Smith, Theodoros Stamos, Benedict Tatti, Wheeler Williams and William Zorach. A number of works in the exhibition are directly or by descent, from the estates of artists. Represented in the exhibition, combined between painting and sculpture, approximately 50 works of art will be shown.