Gallery Calendar

All four galleries of The National Arts Club are open to the public and can be visited Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 5 PM (hours are subject to change). There is no admission fee.

Grand Gallery
March 30 - April 25

Michael Halsband has had his hand (and eye) on the pulse of American culture since the 1970’s. His 1985 iconic portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol in boxing gloves became such a staple of popular culture that its appropriation by contemporary visual artists and street artists continues thirty years on. This was an auspicious moment in a career that saw Halsband photographing a canon of 20th century artists, writers and musicians including James Brown, David Byrne, Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, and many more. Michael Halsband’s work has been featured internationally in publications from GQ to Vogue, ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and cover art for the top talent of his generation.
   This Grand Gallery exhibition will span over three decades of Halsband’s work and includes two never before exhibited works: a photograph from the 1985 Warhol/ Basquiat Boxing Gloves series and an up-close 35mm film of The Rolling Stones in live performance.
Gregg & Marquis Galleries
The National Arts Club: Will Barnet Student Show
April 1 - April 24

Over his rich lifetime Will Barnet dedicated himself to arts education. In 2014 The National Arts Club re-established its Annual Student Exhibition in honor of Barnet and created, through the generosity of its members, the Will Barnet First Prize. This year’s First Prize is a cash award and a space grant to mount a one-person show, during our next season here at the Club.
   The work of undergraduate students from nine prestigious New York area schools will be showcased in the Gregg and Marquis Galleries. We invite you to join us in welcoming these emerging artists to the NAC. Their fresh energy and imagination enhance and confirm Will Barnet’s legacy as a teacher and the Club’s commitment to arts education.
Trask Gallery
Glossy Bohemond: Heat Freak
April 1 - May 1

The National Arts Club is pleased to present last year’s Will Barnet First Prize winner, Glossy Bohemond, in a solo exhibition. A  2014  FIT graduate, Glossy creates a compelling and colorful exploration of self-discovery, identity and perception.
   “I am represented by this collection of work as a young, eager portrait painter who values the practice of consistent technique, but must satisfy my need for change as well. These past three years of my life have been formative, mostly measured by the coming and going of love in many forms. Presented in this space are self-portraits, portraits of individuals whose unique souls rang out as loudly as their appearance and images of my queer family in New York City that push me creatively and mentally forward in the wake of uninspired, emotional upheaval.”
   In conjunction with the Student Exhibition, Heat Freak enhances our celebration of new voices in art.
Grand Gallery

Carlos Quintana - Recent Works
April 27 - May 30

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Carlos Quintana is one of the most important artists working in Cuba today. Born in Cuba in 1966, Quintana attended the famed San Alejandro Academy of Art and lived and worked in Madrid for eleven years before returning to Cuba in 2004.
   Known for his irrepressible energy, Quintana’s work reflects a physical urge to express his inner world and feelings. Combining and hybridizing iconography of the East and West and contemporary and traditional styles, the artist presents us with a dream like universe of vivid colors and rich textures from which emerge powerful yet poetic figures. Quintana’s images are full of metaphoric and humorous gestures, often disturbing but always seductive.
   The work of Carlos Quintana has been exhibited worldwide including Beijing, Havana. Madrid, Miami and New York.

Pictured: Stoic, 2014 Watercolor on paper
Gregg Gallery
HOSOO: More Than Textile
May 4 - 16

Opening Reception:
Monday, May 4, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

HOSOO is a Kyoto-based textile company founded in 1688 specializing in fabrics for high-end interior design and fashion. HOSOO’s history can be traced back to the Kyoto silk industry of the sixth century. Today, the company is acknowledged for its exceptional skill in traditional Japanese three-dimensional weaving technique and for applying richly textured Nishijin weaving to contemporary design.
   The exhibition “More than Textile” highlights a unique selection of products and artwork featuring HOSOO textiles, including collaborations with Tumi, Miharayasuhiro and Leica Camera Japan as well as an installation using projections and animation to highlight the three dimensional qualities of Starry Indigo and Collage Transparent textiles, designed by longterm HOSOO collaborator OEO Studio.
Marquis Gallery
Fresh Talent from the Lower East Side
May 7 - 14

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 7, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The National Arts Club Roundtable invites you to the opening reception of the fourteenth annual exhibition of artwork by the students of Marta Valle High School, a public school located on the Lower East Side.  Come  meet the dedicated and talented young artists and take home a future  masterpiece.   Plan to arrive early, as most of the artwork is for sale and tends to go quickly.
Gregg Gallery
ARTiculate: The 24th Annual National Arts Club Roundtable Exhibition
May 18 - 30

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This annual exhibition brings together established and emerging artists, offering them an opportunity to share their esthetic explorations and latest accomplishments with a new audience.
   This year the show will feature several pieces by invited guest artists. The works encompass a variety of genres, materials, and media and are sure to impose an inspiring installation. Do join us for the opening to meet the artists, advance a new aesthetic appreciation, enjoy some mellow music, and gather with friends, old and new.
Marquis Gallery
Lou Bopp: Mississippi
May 18 - 30

Closing Reception:
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lou Bopp’s journey deep into the south began on a motorcycle, traveling Highway 61, through the heart of Mississippi. His love of the Blues fueled his explorations, where he found not only the Delta Bluesman, but also a lasting affection for the culture enveloping the music and the people.
   Bopp’s passion developed into a life-long love affair, which begged to be documented and memorialized. Bopp explains, “The people of Mississippi are so rich with life, their stories are embedded in their scents, hands, gazes; they are draped in history. My goal was, and still is, to document all that is Mississippi. The authenticity of Mississippi can stop you in your tracks, it’s an amazing place.” His connection to people, his keen sensitivity to color and composition has resulted in a body of work that is both art and document. 
Trask Gallery
Professional Women Photographers: Whims of Weather
May 18 - 30

Opening Reception:
Monday, May 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Whims of Weather is a group exhibition of photographic works by members of Professional Women Photographers (PWP).
   Weather is the day-to-day condition of a given place. It is not something we can control.  To the contrary, the weather controls us.  This exhibition will display images that express the drama of mother nature in her various temperaments.  The images portray weather’s most violent outbursts, as well as its more subtle moods.
   Established in 1975, Professional Women Photographers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women photographers through workshops, lectures, and public exhibitions of their work.  PWP’s members range from photojournalists to fine art photographers, from emerging artists to seasoned professionals.

Pictured: “Ohhhh Noooo” by Andy Mars