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Inauguration of BDG Project Space with Blue Chip by Christa Maiwald / Main Gallery: A Season in Review    Jul 14 - Sep 3, 2011


Opening Reception Thursday, July 14, 2011, 6-8pm Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is pleased to inaugurate BDG Project Space with Blue Chip, an installation of portraits, created between 2009 and 2011, depicting some of the art world’s most talked about artists from Kiki Smith to Damien Hirst.

Blue Chip is a series of portraits of fifty artists who are, or have been internationally recognized as important artists and, in most cases, financially successful. Among them are Dan Flavin, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Jennifer Bartlett, Marcel Duchamp, Lynda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, Gerhard Richter, Alice Aycock, Joseph Beuys, and Roy Lichtenstein, to name just a few. I have chosen artists I’ve admired, been influenced by, met, known, lived with, dated, or envied from afar. They represent my personal slice of the art world. –C. Maiwald

Christa Maiwald began her career in New York as a video artist in the 1970s. She had solo exhibitions at most major video venues, including the Whitney Museum, Franklin Furnace and Anthology Film Archives, and received numerous grants, including two each from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. She has exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including the Parrish Museum of Art, Guild Hall Museum of New York, Museum of Arts and Design, and Heckscher Museum of Art. Her work can be found in private as well as public collections, including Sprint Corporate Collection; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York; and Ira Fink & Associates, Berkeley, CA.

Maiwald studied painting and sculpture at Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia and completed her MFA in sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received the Graduate Student Fellowship Award. She lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

BDG Projects will host a wide range of projects, from quiet, meditative pieces to full-scale, site-specific installations. The space will focus on a variety of ideas to provide artists with a venue for showing challenging, cutting-edge works untested on main street. Works will range in scope and content, but will remain parallel to the gallery’s direction and intent. It is conceived as a space open to experimental works and nurturing to non-commercial concepts.

In the main space, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is pleased to present A Season in Review featuring works from our January inaugural exhibition through June. Included are works by Ron Agam, Frank Brunner, Michaël de Kok, and prints editioned by Master Printer Luther Davis. It has been an exciting opening season.

For information and images, please contact Florence Lynch at flynch@bdgny.com or Vanessa Campos at valexandra@bdgny.com

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