David Levinthal in Smithsonian Museum Exhibition

American Myth and Memory at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. is a wide-ranging exhibition of Levinthal’s photography. Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer, Levinthal’s images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes. In doing so, Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American. The exhibition will run June 7-Oct 14.


John Dempcy Awarded Pollock-Krasner Grant

John Dempcy was one of the 2018-19 grant recipients from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The grants provide support to artists for the creation of new work. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist painter and widow of Jackson Pollock.


Jennifer Nehrbass Exhibition Profiled in 15Bytes

A very nice review of the Pioneer Project can be found in the March issue of 15Bytes; the article lays the foundation of the series with these lines: “What if women were the pioneers of the West? Would our relationship with Native Americans be different? What about our impact on the environment? What would our society look like today had our region been founded under a matriarchy?” Read the full article here:


Gary Komarin Painting Acquired by the Bogota Museum of Modern Art

MAMBO’s permanent collection is impressive, and features over 4,300 artworks dating from the end of the 19th century to today by significant Colombian and international artists. In addition to the Gary Komarin painting, the museum owns artwork by Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Andrés de Santa María, Ricardo Acevedo Bernal, Fernando Botero, and Alejandro Obregón.

See the available Komarin paintings here.


Guy Dill Joins JNG Roster

Our newest addition to the gallery, Guy Dill is a renowned American sculptor. Both his bronze and marble sculptures while not figurative, often suggest the lines, curves and lithe swoops of bodies and movement itself. His works are included in many important museum, public and private collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC; Whitney Museum of Art, NYC and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. We have just received the sculpture featured above and we will be having a solo exhibition for him in February, 2019.  See the available sculpture here.

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David Levinthal in Museum Exhibition

War, Myth, Desire; George Eastman Museum, June 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Since the mid-1970's David Levinthal has been exploring the relationship between photographic imagery and the events, characters, myths and fantasies that shape American culture. In 1978, the George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY) was the first museum to exhibit photographs from his first major series, Hitler Moves East, which effectively launched his career. Levinthal's work has been a touchstone for conversation about theories of representation in photography and contemporary art ever since.

War, Myth, Desire is the first museum retrospective of his work in more than twenty years. The exhibition will include photographs from some of his major series, such as Wild West (1986-89), Barbie (1995-98), Baseball (1998-2004) and History (2010-15) - as well as works that have rarely or never been exhibited previously.

See the available Wild West and Baseball photographs here.


Nu Skin Acquires Six Pieces of Art from JNG

Nu Skin has purchased the work of three JNG artists for its corporate headquarters in Provo, UT. Two paintings by Sunny Taylor and two photographs each by Debra Bloomfield and Thea Schrack have been added to the company's stellar art collection.


Sunny Taylor, "Rehearsal", acrylic on panel, 40" x 40".

JNG Participates in Utah Climate Week

Utah Climate Week (October 8-14) was created by the Utah Climate Action Network as a time designated to inspire and support conversation about the climate change issues in Utah. The Park City Summit County Arts Council has joined with art galleries throughout Park City to activate the arts and raise awareness of Utah Climate Week. JNG will be featuring select work by Brenda Mallory which was created from recycled materials. Mallory's creative process has been focused for many years on use of found and recycled scrap materials. The four featured artworks by Mallory were created from materials as diverse as linen firehoses, drive belts and corrugated packing material. The artworks will also be featured within a virtual gallery on the PC Arts Council web site. See Brenda's artwork here.

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Tor Archer in Singapore and Tokyo Exhibitions

Tor Archer's sculpture Virgin of the Snakes will be included in the exhibition Serpentiform at Art and Science Museum, Singapore (through Oct 15) and then at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo (Nov 25 - Dec 23). All of the art in the exhibition has a serpentine element and will also include work by Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, Anselm Kiefer and Joan Miro (and others). See the available sculptures at JNG.

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Suhas Bhujbal in New Museum Los Gatos Exhibition

JNG artist Suhas Bhujbal has been included in the exhibition Abstracts From Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present at the New Museum Los Gatos.  This group exhibition investigates the genesis of the Bay Area Figurative movement and features several generations of artists, including contemporary artists working locally and internationally (including Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Joan Brown and Terry St. John.)  The exhibition will run through September 10.