Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A solo exhibition of new paintings & sculptural objects
November 8th - December 17th
Reception: Nov. 10th, 6-8p

In the Project Space:
Nov. 10th-17th, in conjunction with Latin American Cultural Week
Franklin 54 Gallery is a proud participant in the 6th Annual Latin American Cultural Week, produced by PAMAR
www.lacw.net for more info

Sunday, September 4, 2011

EDWARD EVANS: new abstract paintings

Circling the Sun, acrylic on linen, 58x80"

September 20th - October 29th, 2011

Opening Reception: September 22nd, 6-8p

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The gallery will be open by appointment only from June 28 - Sept. 13th

"Spreading Out", acrylic on linen by Edward Evans

We will be open & participating in the Chelsea Art Walk on July 28th, 5-8pm with:
Group Exhibition of selected gallery artists
Laura Duggan
Edward Evans
AJ Nadel
Elisa Pritzker
Alicia Rothman
Marlene Rye
Eleanor Winters


NEW YORK – Please join us on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the second annual Chelsea Art Walk, a cooperative event organized by the neighborhood's galleries and art institutions.

Last year the free, self-guided, public event attracted hundreds of residents and visitors to explore the dynamic arts community offered by internationally acclaimed galleries. Chelsea Art Walk generated buzz and traffic to Chelsea on an otherwise quiet summer evening.

More than 125 galleries and institutions participating in Chelsea Art Walk 2011 will be open for extended hours, artist talks, receptions, and other special events to showcase the vibrancy of the summer arts scene in Chelsea, while local sponsors will offer food and drink specials throughout the evening. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the newly opened second section of the High Line, which extends through Chelsea from 14th Street to 30th Street.

A venue map will be provided by the M Chelsea art map, published by the M magazine, online at intheArtworld.com.The Exhibitionist iPhone/iPad app, available for free download through iTunes, will map out participating locations, display photos of the exhibitions, and highlight special events.

Live performances:
• Monya Rowe Gallery: Autodrone plays dark atmospheric art punk, for fans of shoegaze, industrial, post punk, and all music which   surprises, delights, wounds and heals the human spirit. – 7 p.m.
• Freight + Volume: Genevieve White performs in conjunction with the exhibition "Migration" – 7 p.m.
• RARE Gallery: An acoustic performance of "experimental pop sound" – 7 p.m.
Horton Gallery: "Miroslav Tichý: Tarzan Retired," a film by Miroslav Tichý and Roman Buxbaum (ongoing)

• Porter / Contemporary: Visit a "A Portrait Apart" and have your own Polaroid portraits made
• Bertrand Delacroix Gallery: Win a Marcel Duchamp portrait in a raffle to benefit the CUE Art Foundation
• Pavel Zoubok Gallery: "Money ... what's it worth to you?" with Mark Wagner, who will cut up dollar bills for souvenirs
• Meulensteen: Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck unveils their new Buckminster Fuller-inspired ice cream sandwich at the gallery's Buckminster    Fuller exhibition 
• Nicholas Robinson Gallery: Ping-pong

Artist/Curator Talks:
• Margaret Thatcher Projects: gallery talk with Erin Brown, curator of "w h i t e - h o t" – 5:30 p.m.
• BLANK SPACE: artist talk and reception – 6 p.m.
• Fischbach Gallery: discussion of the exhibition "Shine" with guest artists and reception – 6 p.m.
• Phoenix Gallery: Han Beck will talk about his work " Wearing a Brooch & Sharing the ideas" – 6:30 p.m.
• Sputnik Gallery: artist talk with Sasha Maslov – 6:30 p.m.
• 1500 Gallery: "An Overview of Contemporary Brazilian Photography," curatorial talk by Andrew S. Klug – 7 p.m.
• Priska C. Juschka Fine Art: join artist Dannielle Tegeder for a tour the exhibition "Silver Bullet" – 7 p.m.
• Alan Klotz Gallery: artist talk and book signing with Harvey Stein – 7:15 p.m.

Book events and special receptions at Gallery 307, ACA Galleries, De Buck Gallery, Churner & Churner, ClampArt, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Hasted Kraeutler, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Von Lintel Gallery, Lombard-Fried Projects, Flomenhaft Gallery, Claire Oliver Gallery, Praxis International Art, SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Vogt Gallery, Witzenhausen Gallery, Rick Wester Fine Art, and David Zwirner. For more information, visit www.artwalkchelsea.com/events.

For a complete list of exhibitions and events, visit www.artwalkchelsea.com or follow Chelsea Art Walk on Facebook at facebook.com/chelseaartwalk.
For media information, please contact Alyssa Menegat at alyssa@jenkinsjohnsongallery.com
or Brendan Wattenberg at brendan@walthercollection.com.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Book Signing & Reception

"Exploring the Original West Village"
a new book by Alfred Pommer & Eleanor Winters

Join us for a book signing and reception:
Thursday June 23rd, 6-9pm in the gallery

"Abingdon Square", cover oil painting by Leendert van der Pool

About the authors:
Alfred Pommer is a New York City Licensed Guide who has been giving public and private walking tours focusing on history and architecture in New York City's diverse neighborhoods for over 20 years. A New York City native, he holds a degree in labor studies and retired in 1991 from the New York City Parks Department to devote himself to his tours full time. Since then he has been researching and improving each tour to bring his knowledge and stories to numerous groups, institutions and individuals who have embarked on his journeys around these Manhattan neighborhoods.
For more info visit Alfred's website: www.nycwalk.com

Eleanor Winters is a native of Brooklyn, NY who has been exploring New York City on foot for several decades. She is a commercial and fine artist specializing in calligraphy which she teaches in Europe and the United States. Eleanor lives half of the year in Brooklyn and the other half in Paris. Having authored 5 books on calligraphy, her collaboration with Alfred was a perfect fit. She holds a master's in art from New York University and is represented by Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects for her calligraphy quilt collage works.
For more about Eleanor visit her website: www.eleanorwinters.com

"Exploring the Original West Village" is published by The History Press, Charleston, SC

On view in the gallery:
Paintings, prints & photographs of the West Village by Sharon Florin, Alfred Pommer, Leendert van der Pool and Calligraphy Quilt Collages by author Eleanor Winters

Saturday, May 14, 2011

LIGHT SOURCES: 2 VISIONS New Works by Leendert van der Pool & Ann Woodward

Sunday Rest, Leendert van der Pool, oil on canvas

Sounding, Ann Woodward, watercolor, monoprint fragment, paper collage

May 10th to June 18th, 2011

Paintings by Leendert van der Pool
Collage/Monoprints by Ann Woodward

Thursday, April 7, 2011

AJ Nadel & Guest Moderator Wolf Kahn in conversation

"Exploring the Process" with artist AJ Nadel and Guest Moderator Wolf Kahn
Thursday April 14th @ 6:30p
Reception 6-8p

"Resting Marla", acrylic on canvas

Monday, March 21, 2011

AJ NADEL: a Solo Exhibition

Sarah Withdrawn
charcoal, collage on paper

"Explored Relationships of Figurative Expressions"
Large drawings & paintings
March 25-April 30th, 2011
Reception: March 31st, 6-8p

Friday, February 11, 2011

Santeria by JAVA: a Special 3 Day Event

"Madonna and Child", detail, found object assemblage

Exhibition & documentary film premier about the artist "Beauty in Everything" by Robert Horvath
Reception Feb. 11th, 6-9p


Cuban-born artist, JAVA, creates body of work inspired by Santeria religion and his passion for recyclable material

New York, New York – January 25, 2011 - Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects presents: “Santeria”; a found object sculpture exhibit, showing from Saturday, February 12 to Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12-5PM, with an opening reception on Friday, February 11, 2011, 6-9PM in the West Chelsea Arts Building, while also premiering “Beauty in Everything”; a short documentary about the artist and his work, by Robert Horvath of DÉVA.

Russian-born filmmaker, Mr. Horvath, was inspired by JAVA’s show at Franklin 54 Gallery in March 2010. When the artist saw the documentary he was moved to create a new body of work reminiscent of the mystique and beauty of Santeria, a religion in Cuba that has influenced JAVA’s artistic expression since childhood.

The dynamic use of found objects in all the work and the artist’s love for garbage and recyclable materials, which trace back to his Castro post-revolutionary Cuba when money and supplies were scarce, if not unavailable, makes for a visually stunning show. In a statement by JAVA regarding his work, he says, “I know this beautiful blue planet where we live will one day be a dump…It’s up to us to save it by using our imagination.”

Using everything from crushed cans to abandoned wood, JAVA “places everything exactly where it should be”, states Joyce Pommer, gallery owner. His attitude of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is a wonderful one that he takes seriously in his dedication to the work.

JAVA is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Cuba, now living and working in New York. He has been featured in “Reclaimed”, a 2010 group show of artists who use recycled material, at the Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum. His work was chosen for the 2009 National Payroll Week campaign and has been included in many exhibitions in Cuba, Italy, Miami and New York City.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 22nd@ 4p:" Exploring the Process" continues

Join us on Saturday January 22nd @ 4p when James LoParo and Critic David Cohen continue the conversation about the artist's works in the exhibition.
David Cohen is the Publisher/Editor of artcritical magazine. He is British born, has lived in the US since 1999 and is an American citizen. David was the gallery director at the New York Studio School from 2001-2010 and art critic of the New York Sun from 2003-08, and he moderates the ongoing forum of critical discussions of contemporary art, The Review Panel, at the National Academy Museum.

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