Must-See Art Guide: Palm Beach and Naples
This week's guide features Ronnie Landfield, Gordon Cheung, Humberto Calzada, and more.
Sunny Florida takes center stage this week as it plays host to ArtPalmBeach, a fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and Modern art. Now in its 21st edition, the event brings with it a number of out-of-town galleries—like Sirona Fine Art, Oliver Cole Gallery, and Boccara Art, to name a few—but in case you also want to get out and see the local scene, we’ve gathered some exhibitions throughout Palm Beach and Naples to keep you busy.
Visit Findlay Galleries for the colorful, expansive paintings of Ronnie Landfield. The artist’s soft touch and punchy palette make him a unique contemporary voice in the whole post-painterly abstraction scene. Another option is heading to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, where you can find a solo presentation of British artist Gordon Cheung, whose dark, sumptuous work is inspired by works from the Dutch Golden Age. Then, on view at Holden Lutz Gallery is a wide range of lively celebrity portraiture, featuring iconic shots of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Faye Dunaway, and many more. Finally, if you’d rather really slow down to appreciate art on a totally different scale, don’t miss the Norton Museum of Art’s exhibition of a magnificent dollhouse—made all the more special by the inclusion of tiny artworks donated by family friends like Donald Baechler, Philip Taaffe, and Cy Twombly.
Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and enjoy the sun as long as it lasts.
Exhibition: “Ronnie Landfield”
Where: Findlay Galleries, 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL
Exhibition: “Gordon Cheung: New Order Vanitas”
When:December 9, 2017–February 04, 2018
Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL
Exhibition: “All The World Is A Stage… And All The Men And Women Merely Players”
When:December 21–January 20, 2018
Where: Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL
Exhibition: “Neapolitan Moods: Florida through Russian Eyes”
When:January 17–31, 2018
Where: East West Fine Art, Mercato, 9115 Strada Place #5130, Palm Beach
Exhibition: “Abstractions in Metal: Sculptures by Kevin Barrett”
When:January 17–30, 2018
Where: C Fine Art & the Quidley Gallery, 375 Broad Ave S, Naples, FL
Exhibition: “Humberto Calzada”
When:January 1–31, 2018
Where: Harmon-Meek | Modern, 382 12th Ave S, Naples, FL
Exhibition: “Spotlight / Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party”
When:December 14, 2017–February 4, 2018
Where: Norton Museum of Art, 451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL
Exhibition: “Alex Katz: Small Paintings”
When:November 7, 2017–April 8, 2018
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL
Exhibition: “Arik Levy: Un/Natural History”
When:September 5, 2017–June 2, 2018
Where: Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL
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