Since 1989 Peltz Gallery has offered fine contemporary art in our Victorian landmark on Milwaukee’s East Side. We have presented shows with diversity: two Picasso shows, shows of African American artists, an annual show of contemporary women artists. We present nationally and internationally known artists and contemporary midwestern artists. We have works by Christo, Warrington Colescott, Jim Dine, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, John Sayers, Jane Hammond, Lesley Dill, Francis Myers, JoAnna Poehlman, Evelyn Terry, Della Wells, Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, and many more. Peltz Gallery welcomes both new and experienced collectors.
Calendar of Events:
Peltz Gallery, October 19th & 20th, 2012
“John Himmelfarb: New, Old/ Large, Small Paintings, Prints and Drawings”
Reception with the Artist: Friday, October19th, 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. We are happy that John Himmelfarb managed to fit a Peltz Gallery October show in between his shows opening in New York and Omaha. We welcome his works brimming with energy and wonderful color.
Saturday Breakfast, October 20h, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Talk by Cheryl Olson-Sklar “Truckin with my friend John” Questions and discussion to 2:30 p.m.
John Himmelfarb’s abstract paintings; prints and drawings have a wide audience. His fake calligraphy prints resemble Chinese, Japanese or Korean script. He has been attracted in his youth to these cultures by regular trips to the Chicago Field Museum, which also featured Egyptian hieroglyphics. Also John’s trip as a child and adult to Chicago’s Chinatown, and his musical notations, too, from his cultural background as a musician. He has worked as an artist in bronze and ceramics as well as wood. His small pieces will be at Peltz Gallery as well as some large pieces. Not quite as large as his acrylic painting at Boston Logan Airport, “Small Gain in Altitude”, 185 x 239 feet!
Himmelfarb’s public collections include the Art Institute (Chicago), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), British Museum (London), Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Smithsonian, (Washington) and many others.
Our John Himmelfarb show will run through December 22, 2012