SInovision produced a video of KAI Gallery's opening ehxibition, including interviews with artist Jared Fitzgerald, and Gallery Director, Justin Warner. Founded in 2007, Fitzgerald Fine Arts has always kept a curatorial focus on Chinese art by examining eastern art traditions and seeing how traditional mediums, techniques and motifs could be incorporated into contemporary practices.
Zhou Rong's monumental sculpture, Awn-2 Violet, is now on view at the Newark Museum's sculpture garden. This time lapse video shows how the sculpture was installed at the Newark Museum by ArtCore. Other artists represented in the Newark Museum garden include David Smith, Tony Smith and Geroge Segal. The soft contours, strong color, and large scale of this abstract sculpture draw the eye—pointedly contrasting its environment. The slick reflective skin animates the surroundings making them part of the work while the convex and concave surfaces cast shifting shadows as sunlight moves across its planes. The work is one of a series (other editions of similar form with varying sizes and materials are available through the gallery) that plays with positive and negative space.
Video by Lucky Cricket Photography, Audio "Brooks" by Kai Engel
Artist Beili Liu uses repetitive, hand-made processes to explore feminine strengths of resilience and persistence. For her new installation at Facebook Austin, "Skywell Austin", Beili created hundreds of "pebbles" out of printed silk organza dipped in resin. As in her other works, everyday materials are manipulated to create metaphorically rich narratives. The fluidity of this piece also refers to the powerful, yet invisible connections that Facebook offers its global communities. Beili Liu Studio, Video by June Zandona
Manhattan-based FitzGerald Fine Arts is entering the Hamptons art scene this July with the launch of its newest gallery.
"FitzGerald Fine Arts is pleased to introduce its newly opened Southampton gallery located at 20 Jobs Lane, directly across from the influential Southampton Arts Center," shared Art Director, Justin Warner.
Established in 2007, FitzGerald Fine Arts highlights Asian art that showcases traditional forms of the past through art that explores the artist's interpretations of these mediums, techniques and motifs through contemporary aesthetics and contextual underpinnings.
By Tyson Duffy
Artist Han Bing doesn’t conceive of his homeland China the way most of us in the west do. The rising pagodas of the Tang Dynasty, breathtaking rural vistas, the simplicity of enclosed courtyards in ancient palaces—these are of little interest to him. Young and from a small village in the rural badlands, Han Bing is one of a generation of mainland youth standing witness to the beauties and brutalities of rapid, high-octane modernization in China.
Another gallery of interest is FitzGerald Fine Arts, who is presenting Beili Liu’s blown sumi ink on canvas entitled Rise & Fall Series, Wind Drawing. The large-scale triptych embraces transience, fragility and the passage of time through an evocation of the wind’s movement. Liu creates immersive material-driven and process-driven, site-responsive installations. Liu often explores opposing forces, such as lightness as opposed to heft, fierceness countered by resilience and chaos balanced by order. She uses common materials, such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire and water, and unpacks their complex cultural meanings. Her pieces often combine eastern continuity over time with western passion for the new.
At their 40 Wooster Street location, the gallery debuts works by Beili Liu and works by photographer and performance artist Han Bing, emerging sculptor Zhou Rong, graphite artist Hui Chi Lee, and established porcelain painter Jared Fitzgerald.
FitzGerald Fine Arts (New York)
In their exhibition featuring the work of artist Beili Liu, a work of blown sumi ink on canvas is noteworthy. Titled Rise & Fall Series, Wind Drawing (Panel 1), on view at 40 Wooster Street, this large-scale triptych evokes the movement and look of wind, conjuring its life-giving energy known as prana. It is typical of the works that Liu is known for, which embody transience, fragility and the passage of time.
Asia Week New York 2017 will be its largest year yet with 51 galleries participating, including 13 new additions. Fitzgerald Fine Arts is proud to be participating for the second year in a row, and is honored to be hosting a press preview breakfast on March 9th, as well as an opening reception for its group exhibition dedicated to the event's festivities on March 11th.
Han Bing also works with multimedia projects, performance art, film and documentary, site-specific installations, painting and social art projects. He grew up in an impoverished village in rural China, and currently lives and works in Beijing. The artist has had influential solo shows at the Centre Pompidou, Columbia Museum of Art, National Art Museum of China and Guangzhou Art Museum among others.
Contemporary artist Han Bing, now represented by FitzGerald Fine Arts, possesses an impressive exhibition and publication record worldwide.
His solo show entitled Urban Amber is a series of roughly twenty photographs (c-prints on aluminum) and four transparency light box units, all of which were taken over the course of six years and will be on exhibit at FitzGerald Fine Arts gallery at Wooster Street in Manhattan with a dedicated evening reception on September 23rd.
In Urban Amber, Han Bing’s visual interventions also raise questions about the paradoxes of desire. Desire for Han Bing is an irreducibly bifurcated modality, that is, it has powerful manifestations and effects that can be both beautiful and poisonous. In his conceptual photography series of single-exposure images, Urban Amber, this paradox takes on a different form. The spectre of glamorous high-rises, those icons of middle-class China’s dream of home and a better life, are juxtaposed to the rundown, temporary dwellings of the urban poor living in their shadows. These fantasy high-rises appear resplendent and dream-like until you realize that their inverted images are reflected in Beijing’s ubiquitous, industrial-waste and garbage-infested “/stink rivers”. Like amber, these rivers capture sediment of the times, showing us through a mirror darkly, the underbelly of China’s fantasy of modernity.
New York based FitzGerald Fine Arts is having an exhibition of photographs entitled Han Bing: Urban Amber at the Dorsett, 58 Shepherds Bush Green.
Asian Art in London (AAL) is now in its 19th year, and this autumn’s event runs from 3 to 12 November. Asian Art in London this year has 48 dealers and galleries from the UK and overseas showcasing a range of works of art from South, Southeast Asia, central Asia, China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and the Islamic world dating from antiquity to the contemporary, along with sales at the auctionhouses.
The big apple is a place where art meets culture, and no better places can this be truer than downtown Soho, the East Village, and of course, the Chelsea area. Back in March, we visited FitzGerald Fine Arts (a Soho gallery which showcases contemporary Chinese porcelain and ink painting), and had the opportunity to meet Taiwanese artist Hui Chi Lee. This was Ms. Lee’s first show in New York, where she presented a new body of hand drawn graphite pen and colored pencil works on paper, as well as a soaring site specific sculptural installation, entitled “Lian, Lian.’ The exhibit was filled with energy, and a modern spirit, which reflected her abstract paintings that can somehow be compared to “Calligraphy in Motion”. In part, her latest series is a true reflection on Taiwanese cultural traditions that can seem oppressive in contemporary society.
Taiwanese artist Hui Chi Lee presents a peculiar image of the human figure. She crowds her drawings with masses of bodies lumped together and entangled in threads and strands of human hair. Full of energy, her images explore themes relating to materialism, human behaviors, and relationships in today’s society, made all the more dynamic when implemented in a larger than life scale. Working mainly in pen, graphite and colored pencil on paper, her choice to use non-traditional painting materials ties with her goal as an artist: simply to create imagery that will inspire a curiosity about the implications of her work.
Drawings by Hiu Chi Lee which explore tensions and dynamics between how people are connected and how these connections themselves may also serve to enchain. In part, this series is a reflection on Taiwanese cultural traditions that can seem oppressive in contemporary society.
Contemporary artist Hui Chi Lee possesses an impressive exhibition record around the United States and the globe. She joins FitzGerald Fine Arts for her very first New York showcase of a new body of hand-drawn graphite pen and colored pencil works on paper, as well as a soaring site specific sculptural installation, entitled 'Lian : Lian.' Her abstract, large scale contemporary works will be on exhibit at FitzGerald Fine Arts gallery on Wooster Street in New York with a dedicated reception beginning at 6:00PM on March 31st.
FitzGerald Fine Arts (New York): Having founded one of the first contemporary ceramicist associations in China, 'Ice Blue Art,' Gan Daofu has established himself as a leading voice in this field. Opening and Closing, 2013, an exquisite porcelain painting, is a superb example of his work.
Jade Mountain, an ink-on-silk painting from 2012, beautifully couples symbolic myths and legends with a stylized naturalism of the Western Chinese landscape. It is a unifying focal point of the exhibition Practice and Medium on view at Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue.
FitzGerald Fine Arts is offering a new take on Chinese ceramics with the sale of porcelain panel paintings. The use of porcelain in this radical format only started in the 1990s in China and is slightly more appealing to Western buyers than the Chinese right now, says Justin Warner, director. The works are “completely transforming a traditional practice,” he says.
On Thursday 5th November, the art PR maven Elizabeth Dellert of Dellert & Associates hosted an event at Alon Zakaim Fine Art at 5 - 7 Dover Street in Mayfair that welcomed FitzGerald Fine Arts to London. It was a great success and an all-round enjoyable affair.
In a year where female artists are being celebrated in an unprecedented number of exhibits throughout the course of Art Basel Miami Beach, FitzGerald Fine Arts is pleased to announce the very first exhibit of illustrious Taiwanese artist Hui Chi Lee at SCOPE Miami.
Collectors flocked to Royal Hospital Chelsea today for the opening of international art and antiques fair Masterpiece London, which brings together more than 150 exhibitors from around the world and showcases works that span at least 3,000 years of art history.
Jared Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Fine Arts on the febrile Chinese ceramic art scene ahead of Masterpiece London Art Fair 2015. The manner and extent of a culture’s spending on the arts is always informed by the political landscape. This is clearly illustrated when looking at the Chinese export of porcelain and makes the business of working in this area so dynamic.
FitzGerald Fine Arts, the leading specialist in contemporary Chinese ceramics, is to reveal a number of significant new works by some of China's most important ceramic artists at the forthcoming Masterpiece London art fair. The specialist dealer, with a gallery in New York and artist's studios in Beijing, jingdezhen, Hongzhou and New York will also showcase a selection of exciting emerging international artists. Major new pieces by Gan Daofu, Zhang Guojun, Mansheng Wang, and Zhu Di, including ceramic works, porcelain panels, and ink paintings, will be exhibited by the fair's only dedicated contemporary Chinese ceramics dealer.
Gallerist Jared FitzGerald of New York’s FitzGerald Fine Arts has devoted his career to the promotion of both contemporary and classical Chinese art. We talk to him ahead of the upcoming Masterpiece London art fair about the incredible work coming out of the contemporary Chinese art scene and what he’s looking forward to at Masterpiece.
With spaces in New York, Beijing, and Jingdezhen, FitzGerald Fine Arts has been exhibiting - and selling- innovative contemporary works from Jingdezhen artists since 2007. For a recent exhibition at London's Weiss Gallery, "The Scholar and the Sentinel", the gallery focused on blue-and-white wares designed by some of the region's most highly respected masters.
As a first time exhibitor at TEFAF, the world's pre-eminent art fair that took place recently in Maastricht, FitzGerald Fine arts had significantly higher sales and interest from collectors and dealers than expected as a new exhibitor. Optimism amount first time and returning collectors who were among the more than 50,000 attendees who visited TEFAF, was strong in every category at the fair, but FitzGerald's Fine Arts' contemporary Asian ceramics and ink drawings contributed to bringing a new level of recognition and appreciation among an international clientele for this category of art. Exquisite and unique vases in the traditional Chinese white and blue colors, along with full-size ceramic panels using saturated colorations and ink drawings, were on display at the FitzGerald Fine Arts booth and found eager buyers.
NEW YORK - As Asian art week draws a concentration of Asian art aficionados to galleries, auctions, and fairs on Upper East Side, Asian art galleries not officially associated with the events will also join in on the action. FitzGerald Fine Arts of Soho is one of them. FitzGerald Fine Arts will bring a selection of mostly ceramic works to Arader Galleries on the Upper East Side. The show will center on a foursome of contemporary artists working at China's most famous historic kiln, Jingdezhen - Zhu Di, Gao Danfu, Zhang Guojun, and the gallery's own Jared FitzGerald. The group works as a collective, experimenting with and pushing the limitations of classic Chinese ceramic shapes and glazes.