The First Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture in the US by British Artist and Royal Academician Paul Huxley at David Richard Gallery

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In his first solo exhibition in the US, British artist Paul Huxley will present new paintings and for the first time sculptures that continue the new themes and compositions of his installation at the 2015 edition of the Venice Biennale. The steel sculptures relate to and play off of the geometric shapes in the new paintings.

Paul Huxley, David Richard Gallery, After Venice, Venice Biennale

Paul Huxley, After Venice 3, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 74" x 74"

The David Richard Gallery is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture in the US by the renowned British artist and Royal Academician Paul Huxley. Fresh from a major installation, “Vita Vitale”, at the 2015 edition of the Venice Biennale, Huxley’s new work breaks from his earlier concerns of planar division and enters new territory with the emphasis on color and perspectival illusion. In addition to the latest paintings, Huxley will introduce sculptural pieces that reference the canvases in a physically spatial environment.

The exhibition of Huxley’s new paintings and sculptures, his first with David Richard Gallery that also inaugurates the gallery’s new location, will be presented January 15 through February 20, 2016. There will be an artist reception on Friday, January 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and a presentation by the artist on Saturday, January 16, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. The gallery’s new location is at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, phone 505-983-9555, in the midtown art and design district.

Born in 1938, Huxley studied at the Harrow School of Art and later at the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1960. The seminal ‘New Generation’ exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1964 led to a series of grants and awards that brought him to New York, where he met Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell and even Andy Warhol. Recognized for his contributions and achievements to contemporary art, Huxley was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1987. For fourteen years until 2014 he served as Treasurer and briefly as President.

He was Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art from 1986 until 1998 after which he was elected Honorary Fellow and Professor Emeritus. Many of his students from these years such as Dinos Chapman, Nigel Cook, Dexter Dalwood, Andrew Grassie, Tracey Emin, Chantal Joffe and Chris Ofili are now established figures on the international art scene.

Works by Huxley are held in private and public collections throughout the world. In the United States his work can be found in the following institutions: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, State University of New York.

Since its inception David Richard Gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. The gallery has produced retrospective group and solo exhibitions, which have included renowned figures such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Billy Al Bengston, Leon Berkowitz, Judy Chicago, Fred Eversley, Beverly Fishman, Tom Green, Tom Holland, Ward Jackson, Paul Reed, Roland Reiss, Oli Sihvonen, Julian Stanczak, Tadasky, and Sanford Wurmfeld.

While the David Richard Gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction - including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field - in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art. In 2015 alone the gallery has introduced a broad range of abstract and figurative artists into its program, including Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, Christian Haub, David Humphrey, Martin Mull, Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Claire Sherman, Stephen Westfall and Bryan Whitney.

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