World in a Box

March 22 – May 19, 2012

Al Wolfson
IRT Lexington Avenue Line
9 x 15 3/4 x 16 in.
22.9 x 40 x 40.6 cm

Al Wolfson
Hallway, 1983
mixed media
12 x 12 x 12 in.

Kathy Sins
Roach Kitchen House, 1988
mixed media
13 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 15 in.

Wayne Nowack
Untitled
mixed media box construction
12 x 12 x 7 1/8 in.

Philip Sultz
Untitled
mixed media
14 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.

ARMAN (Armand Pierre Fernandez)
Théorème de Ferme, 1960
Mixed media: aspirin tubes and Plexiglas
20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

Serge Clément & Marina Kamena
Low Tide,1999
mixed media construction
18 7/8 x 14 3/8 x 6 5/8 in.

Barry Cohen
Construction #21, Dec. 1988
mixed media construction
4 x 7 x 8 1/2 in.

Barry Cohen
The Map, 1985
plexi box with paper
8 1/4 high x 8 1/4 width x 3 3/4 deep inches

Barry Cohen
Construction #7, 1987
wood and paper
15 high x 7 1/2 width x 4 deep inches

Chris Van Allsburg
Green House
mixed media construction
29 x 33 x 29 in.

James Havard
New Mexico History page 236A, 1991
acrylic and collage on board
15 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 4 inches

Richard Haden
Untitled
painted wood
21 x 14 x 8 in.

James Havard
AH-PS-163, 336A, 1993
mixed media on carboard
12 x 14 x 2 inches

James Havard
Untitled, 1981
mixed media on board
14 x 12 x 2 1/2 inches

James Havard
AH-PS/Cross Culture, 1993
mixed media in archart box
32 3/4 x 29 x 4 inches

Richard Haden
Carved Frigidaire Door
carved wood and paint
50 x 10 x 4 inches

Rosamond Berg
Pebble Dust II, 1977
Mixed media box construction: wood, fabric and string
18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.
47 x 47 cm

Wayne Thiebaud
Untitled (Box of Dolls), 1987
Pastel on board
10 5/8 x 9 in.

Wayne Thiebaud
Untitled
Oil on canvas mounted to a cigar box
2 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.

Dan Basen
Untitled
Mixed media: metal and Pepsi cola bottles
15 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 6 in.

Dan Basen
Untitled (Paint Tubes), 1964
Wood and paint tubes
19 x 17 x 5 in.

Dan Basen
Untitled
Mixed media construction
13 x 11 1/2 x 2 in.
33 x 29.2 x 5.1 cm

Joseph Cornell
Ouvres Diverses, 1954
Mixed media box construction
1 1/8 x 15 x 9 in.

Joseph Cornell
Grand Hotel-Hotel Taglioni, 1954
Mixed media box construction
17 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 4 3/8 in.

Joseph Cornell
Untitled (Weather Prophet)
1954
Mixed media box construction

Joseph Cornell
Sand Fountain, 1949
Mixed media box construction
12 x 8 x 4 in.

William Beckman
Hudson River, 1969
Mixed media box construction
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.

William Beckman
Untitled
Mixed media box construction
13 1/2 x 20 x 4 3/4 in.

Lorraine Shemesh
Untitled, 1988
Graphite on paper
32 x 29 3/4 in.

Prima Rosa Sforza
Untitled
mixed media assemblage
12 x 10 1/4 x 3 in.

Wayne Nowack
Propriete De L'Etat, 1970
mixed media box construction
13 x 15 x 12 in.

Wayne Nowack
Implosion Of Dawn Stung By A Bee, 1971
mixed media construction
12 x 9 x 2 1/4 in.

Press Release

World in a Box
March 22 – May 19, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 22, 6–8 pm

Eclectic Box Art Exhibition Spans Myriad Styles, Techniques

Allan Stone Gallery is pleased to present World in a Box, an eclectic exhibition of “box art,” March 22 through May 19, 2012, the second in a series of exhibitions selected from the Allan Stone collection at the gallery’s new location, 5 East 82nd Street, New York, NY.

Like the previous exhibition of folk art objects and paintings Remarkable Treasures, Folk Art from the Allan Stone Collection, this exhibition of box art further reflects the late Allan Stone’s wide range of interests both as a dealer and as a collector.

While Stone was long associated with Abstract Expressionism, his attention was also captured by other forms of art-making as well, including folk art, tribal art, decorative art and a myriad of styles and techniques associated with contemporary and modern sculpture. Many of these techniques are represented by the several artists featured in World in a Box.

World in a Box illustrates Stone’s passionate interest in a very personal form of expression. Each artist explores through his or her own inventive narrative a quality of imagined spaces and places that are at once small, intimate and somewhat portable. As a point of departure, each artist builds around a microcosm of reality, exploring with whatever tools are necessary to produce a very special, highly personalized and specific moment or event.

From Joseph Cornell’s poetic reveries on the universe to the illusionistic tableaus of William Beckman’s painted world; from the folk art inspired figures of Barry Cohen’s constructions to the vivid and detailed underground tableaux of Alan Wolfson, Arman’s boxes of assembled materials measure the world through things that are tossed aside or easily forgotten. The same kind of found aesthetic is at the heart of Dan Basen’s boxes, whether his mini panorama of a city composed of sticks of colored chalk or his arrangement of paint tubes. Other artists in this exhibition, including James Grashow, Richard Haden, Wayne Nowack and the team of Serge Clément and Marina Kamena, all endeavor to propagate their particular scenarios with familiar elements that echo the world around us with a rich sense of discovery and wonder.

Allan Stone Gallery opened in 1960 showing works by Willem de Kooning, Cesar, Joseph Cornell, Barnett Newman, and a host of then-emerging artists like Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Estes, Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, and John Chamberlain. The gallery, at its new location at 5 East 82nd Street, New York City, continues to present contemporary and mid-career art, interspersed with thematic exhibitions from the Allan Stone Collection, while maintaining a tradition of expertise in the mid-century New York School.

Contact: Bo Joseph or Allison Stone Stabile Tel. 212.987.4997 e-mail: bo@allanstonegallery.com

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm