JOSEPH CORNELL AND STEPHEN ANTONAKOS: CONSTRUCTING WORLDS
68 Orchard Street, NY
January 8 — February 16, 2020
Discussion: Dr. Helen Evans, Jaharis Curator of Byzantium,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Robert Storr, writer, curator, artist.
Skalkottas piano works played by Idith Korman.
The Morgan Library & Museum, NY
November 20, 2019, 7pm
Late Light: Gold Works 2010 – 2013
Loretta Howard Gallery
521 West 26th Street, NY
November 21, 2019 — January 17, 2020
Opening reception November 21, 6-8 pm
68 Orchard Street, NY
February 28 – April 14, 2019
Seven works of one color
and widely different scale
from the Sixties to 2007
in a specific architecture
UNTITLED NEON CANVAS
(FOR MICHAEL KRICHMAN) 1986
Permanent collection Wadsworth Atheneum
Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Now on view
Painted unstretched canvas, neon
83 1/2″ x 54″
“ANTONAKOS: THE ROOM CHAPEL”
Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown, PA
“The Room Chapel” has been beautifully reconstructed within the galleries of the Allentown Art Museum. It will remain on view there through September 2020. One of Antonakos’s most evocative Meditation Chapels, it is defined by its proportions, its three Neon Panels, and its unusual doorway, which recalls the spirit of ancient architecture.
In 1996, for the original presentation at the Art Institute of Boston, Antonakos wrote,
“It is a place for contemplation
in an atmosphere of openness…
where geometry, light, and space can be
seen and experienced for themselves.”
ALSO ON VIEW AT ALLENTOWN:
MODEL FOR “THE CHAPEL OF THE HEAVENLY LADDER” 1995
This powerful iron model, c. 3′ x 3′ x 3 1/2′, maintains the presence of its full-scale construction at the XLVII Venice Biennale, 1997, now permanently installed at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonica, Greece.
“JOURNEY: A DRAWING IN 72 UNITS” 1998
IN EXHIBITION AT THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD,
NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA
NOVEMBER 2018 THROUGH 2019
Curated by Katerina Koskina and Anna Mykoniati, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
This sequence of colored pencil on vellum drawings, each 7″ square, is meant to be installed in a rhythmic progression around the four walls of the gallery so that a spatial harmony between the sheets and the spaces between them is achieved.
New installation permanent collection
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens.
Neon, painted metal
27′ x 5″ x 3’
Photo: Stamatis Schizakis, Athens