CURRENT

FEATURING WORKS BY

Jose Bento, Arturo Berned, Amilcar de Castro,

Edgar Negret, Ernesto Neto, Alejandro Otero, Jesús Rafael Soto, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar

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ON VIEW AT 75th STREET

Martin Blaszko, Marcelo Bonevardi, Feliza Bursztyn, Sergio Camargo, Agustín Fernández, Gego, Mathias Goeritz, Roberto Matta, Edgar Negret, Alejandro Otero Mercedes Pardo, Derek Pobell, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Francisco Salazar, Fanny Sanín, Joel Shapiro, Jesús Rafael Soto, Rufino Tamayo, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol

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PAST

Spanning Modernism: From Matta to Marisol

February 29th – August 31st, 2020

16 East 71st Street, 1A

An encompassing exhibition that brings together some of the most recognizable names in art from Latin America, the show offers an inclusive range of artistic approaches, from the Impressionist sensibilities of Armando Reverón to the singular aesthetic of Fernando Botero. Compliments and conversations abound, giving form to inter-generational dialogues, stylistic parallels, and a wealth of innovative approaches.

Featuring works by:
Marcelo Bonevardi, Fernando Botero, Santiago Cárdenas Arroyo, Marisol Escobar, Agustín Fernández, Roberto Matta,Armando Reverón,RufinoTamayo,
Joaquín Torres-García, and Francisco Toledo

Sightlines

February 29th – August 31st, 2020

2 East 75th Street, 1A

Leon Tovar is pleased to announce Sightlines, currently on view at the Gallery’s East 75th Street location. Featuring a range of artists spanning several countries—from Venezuela to Argentina, Colombia, and Hungary— this exhibition is a careful consideration of the use of line and shape to cultivate readings of space that are beguiling, ambiguous, and ultimately enchanting.

Featuring works by:
Martin Blaszko, Marcelo Bonevardi, Edgar Negret, Alejandro Otero, Omar Rayo, Francisco Salazar, Fanny Sanín, Victor Vasarely, and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar

Master Drawings New York 2020

January 25 – February 1, 2020

16 East 71st Street, 1st Floor

Building on the success of the Gallery’s fall 2019 survey on the work of Marcelo Bonevardi, Leon Tovar presents a focused examination of the artist’s works on paper. Executed in a variety of mark-making techniques, Bonevardi translates his interest in architectural spaces into haunting visions reminiscent of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s “Imaginary Prisons.” 

Featuring works by:
Carmelo Arden Quin, Tarsila de Amaral, Marcelo Bonevardi, Agustín Fernández, and Roberto Matta

When the Cedar Bar Met the School of the South: Reconsidering Bonevardi

September 12th, 2019

2 East 75th Street, 1st Floor

Leon Tovar Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of When the Cedar Bar Met the School of the South: Reconsidering Bonevardi, the Gallery’s first solo presentation of Marcelo Bonevardi’s enigmatic paintings, drawings, and sculptures. A full appreciation of Bonevardi’s work must both highlight and celebrate the eclectic range of geographical and cultural references that informed the artist’s hugely syncretic practice.

Featuring works by:
Marcelo Bonevardi

Outlines

May 4th – August 23rd, 2019

2 East 75th Street, 1st Floor

Inaugurating 2 East 75th street is the exhibition Outlines, featuring a selection of Latin American Modernism ranging from the optical to the kinetic and beyond. Highlights include works by Jesús Rafael Soto (1923–2005), Julio Le Parc (b. 1928), and Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923), each of whom developed practices that reconfigured the relationship between the viewer and the work of art

Featuring works by:
Carmelo Arden Quin, Feliza Bursztyn, Alexander Calder, Sergio Camargo, Jorge Eielson, Gego, Edgar Negret, Alejandro Otero, Julio Le Parc, Omar Rayo, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar

Master Drawings New York: Latin American Master Drawings

January 26th – April 19th, 2019

16 East 71st Street, 1st Floor

The Gallery’s debut display brings together a wide range of graphic practices found among the foremost draftsmen of twentieth-century Latin American Modernism. Though many of the Gallery’s selected artists found great success in the painting medium, drawing was an integral component of their larger bodies of work, and each produced innovative and technically exemplary works on paper. Latin American Master Drawings showcases the rich variety of approaches that many of the century’s central figures have found within the medium.

Featuring works on paper by:
Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Santiago Cárdenas, Leonora Carrington, Agustín Fernández, José Gurvich, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Remedios Varo

Structured Rhythms: Edgar Negret, Fanny Sanín, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar

November 1st – December 21st, 2018

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Leon Tovar Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Structured Rhythms. The exhibition showcases the work of three figures central to the history of Colombian Modernism. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Popayán-born Negret (1920–2012) and Villamizar of Pomplona (1922–2004) were staking their claim in a transitioning New York art world.

Featuring works by:
Edgar Negret, Fanny Sanín, and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar.

Agustín Fernández: Hole in the Wall

September 13th – October 19th, 2018

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Leon Tovar Gallery announces the opening of Agustín Fernández: Hole in the Wall, the Cuban artist’s debut exhibition with the Gallery. Taking as its starting point the year 1972—the date of Fernández’s move to New York City—the exhibition will feature selections of his technically exemplary paintings, drawings, and collages.

Featuring works by:
Agustín Fernández

Martin Blaszko: Selected Works

August 23rd – December 21st, 2018

16 East 71st Street, 1st Floor

Fascinated with resolving tensions between vertical and horizontal movement, Martin Blaszko’s exhibition features Madi-inspired paintings as well as sculptures small in size but monumental in scale.

Featuring works by:
Martín Blaszko

Summer Show 2018

July 26th – August 31st, 2018

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

In bringing together an international selection of artists, the present exhibition pays tribute to the lineage of geometric abstraction and its diverse applications from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

Featuring works by:
Carmelo Arden Quin, Martin Blaszko, Agustín Fernández, Eduardo MacEntyre, Edgar Negret, Helio Oiticica, Alejandro Puente, Jorge Riveros, Fanny Sanín, Mira Schendel, and Jesús Rafael Soto

Carmelo Arden Quin: Invention

April 26th – July 13th, 2018

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

A central figure in the development of geometric abstraction in Argentina, this retrospective presents paintings and sculptures from all eras of the Madi founder’s long career, bringing to the fore his tireless search for “invention.”

Featuring works by: 
Carmelo Arden Quin

Jorge Riveros: Emotional Geometires

November 2nd – January 19th, 2018

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Jorge Riveros: Emotional Geometries brings together the refined hard-edge sketches and paintings that the artist developed over the course of his long career, as well as recently realized paintings after studies made during the 1970s.

Featuring works by:
Jorge Riveros

Brazil

July 13th – August 8th, 2017

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Intergenerational in scope, Brazil pays tribute to the country’s celebrated modern masters as well the work of a younger generation who extend the country’s rich artistic heritage.

Featuring works by:
Saint Clair Cemin, Sergio de Camargo, Valeska Soares, Amilcar De Castro, Ernesto Neto, Janaina Tschape, Jose Damasceno, Jose Resende, Waltercio Caldas, Ze bento and Mira Schendel.

Soto: Dans Son Jus

June 27 & 28th, 2017

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

This exhibition brings together a wide selection of Jesús Rafael Soto’s best-known series to examine how his ceaseless investigations of space, matter, and time unfurled in many different forms.

Featuring works by:
Jesús Rafael Soto

Edges and Angles

March 2nd – May 31st, 2017

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Featuring diverse approaches to geometric abstraction, the Gallery’s latest exhibition celebrates the referential and expressive richness of this mode of representation.

Featuring works by:
Jesus Rafael Soto, Feliza Bursztyn, Francisco Salazar, Fanny Sanin, Nicolas Schöffer, Carlos Rojas, Harry Bertoia, Leon Ferrari.

Gravitas

November 3rd – January 6th, 2017

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Focusing on weight, tension, and suspension, Gravitas presents artworks that collaborate with gravity, or seek to defy it.

Featuring works by:
Waltercio Caldas, Jesus Rafael Soto, Harry Bertoia, Olga de Amaral, Leon Ferrari, Derick Pobell and Carmelo Arden Quin

Searching for Form

August 10th – September 23rd, 2016

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

In celebration of Leon Tovar Gallery’s 25th anniversary, Searching for Form highlights work by Latin American artists who challenged the formal limits of painting by breaking with the rectangular canvas.

Featuring works by:
Carmelo Arden Quin, Gyula Kosice, Diyi Laañ, Antonio Llorens, Raul Lozza, Honorio Morales, Edgar Negret, Cesar Paternosto, Omar Rayo, Francisco Salazar, Gregorio Vardenaga

Fanny Sanín: Symmetry

May 6th – September 1st, 2016

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

One of Colombia’s most prominent painters working today, the New York-based artist Fanny Sanín has built her career on paintings filled with romantic and sonorous color harmonies, balanced against an architectonic approach to form.

Featuring works by: Fanny Sanin

Shadow

February 10th — April 29th, 2016

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Featuring works by Ruth Asawa, Gego, and Louise Nevelson among others, Shadow brings together an international selection of artists whose work inhabits the productive tension between mass and void, light and shadow.

Featuring works by:
Gego, Sergio Camargo, Ruth Asawa, Jesús Rafael Soto, Louise Nevelson, Feliza Bursztyn, Jorge Riveros, Francisco Salazar, Julio Le Parc, Santiago Cardenas, Carlos Rojas

Edgar Negret: The Bridge

September 21st, 2015 – January 29th, 2016

152 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor

Leon Tovar Gallery presents a focused examination of the work of Colombian sculptor Edgar Negret, whose hard-edge aesthetics bridged disparate geographies and histories, ranging from New York’s urban environment to pre-Columbian material culture and myth.

Featuring works by:
Edgar Negret

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