FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 21, 2015
Cavin-Morris is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating and reflecting upon its 30th anniversary as a gallery. We have traveled many non-mainstream roads in those 30 years, some hard, some easier, all of them unpredictable, and all of them filled with some of the greatest art, friendships, mysteries, and adventures we could ever ask for.
We’ve eschewed a nostalgic review and chosen to gather an abstracted impression of those years, an attempt to show in these works of international self taught artists, arts of the ethnosphere, ceramics and textiles, the inspirations that still excite us about having an eclectic gallery in New York in these decidedly interesting times.
We will feature work from artists who have been with us from the beginning such as the intricate slave boats of Kevin Sampson, to the dangerous and exquisite drawings of Anna Zemánková. Newer discoveries in recent years include the visionary drawings of Angkasapura from Java and Solange Knopf of Belgium, the haunting amuletic sculptures of Ghyslaine and Sylvain Staelens, and the anarchitectural towers of Sylvain Corentin. We will exhibit works from the estates of J.B. Murray and Melvin Edward Nelson. We will show art brut from Japan, as well as contemporary ceramics from Western and non-Western sculptors. We will show masks from all over the world.
We exhibit a wide range of art. In an attempt to find underlying connective themes we use words such as timelessness, a respect for the materials used linking to a respect of nature, and the drive in all the creators to go beyond surface beauty in search of artistic expression. These ideas will be the binding themes of the exhibition. This exhibition is a tribute to those artists whose integrities have always given us the courage to push forward. This exhibition is also a thank-you to those scholars, critics, curators, and collectors who have inspired us, and whose support has made our continuation possible.