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
Findlay Galleries, 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

Gordon Cheung, Jan Davidsz. de Heem I (Small New Order) (2014). Courtesy of Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

Exhibition:Gordon Cheung: New Order Vanitas
December 9, 2017–February 04, 2018
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL

Clive Arrowsmith, Bowie Twisting (back in color), London Studio (1990). Courtesy of Holden Luntz Gallery.

Exhibition:All The World Is A Stage… And All The Men And Women Merely Players
December 21–January 20, 2018
Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

Courtesy of East West Fine Art.

Exhibition:Neapolitan Moods: Florida through Russian Eyes
January 17–31, 2018
East West Fine Art, Mercato, 9115 Strada Place #5130, Palm Beach

Kevin Barrett, Infinite (2017). Courtesy of C Fine Art.

Exhibition:Abstractions in Metal: Sculptures by Kevin Barrett
January 17–30, 2018
C Fine Art & the Quidley Gallery, 375 Broad Ave S, Naples, FL

Humberto Calzada, The Last Summer (2017). Courtesy of Harmon-Meek | Modern.

Exhibition:Humberto Calzada
January 1–31, 2018
Harmon-Meek | Modern, 382 12th Ave S, Naples, FL

Entrance to Miss Lucy’s Dollhouse. Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art.

Exhibition:Spotlight / Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party
December 14, 2017–February 4, 2018
Norton Museum of Art, 451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Alex Katz, Vivien (2015). Courtesy of Boca Raton Museum.

Exhibition:Alex Katz: Small Paintings
November 7, 2017–April 8, 2018
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Arik Levy, FacetFormation180Corten (2016). Courtesy of Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

Exhibition:Arik Levy: Un/Natural History
September 5, 2017–June 2, 2018
Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL

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