Skin & Tonic
Opening Thursday, May 4th, Rehs Contemporary will debut David Palumbo and Todd M. Casey’s Skin and Tonic at their 57th Street gallery. With more than 100 works between the two, the walls are expected to be jam packed, celebrating figurative and still life work - as the art world has done for centuries.
With a growing presence of Realism in the Contemporary art world, it is no surprise to see a contemporary twist on these classic motifs. As Art Historian Janet Whitmore notes in the exhibition catalog, “both Palumbo and Casey participate in the academic tradition of classical realism, but it is the context of twenty-first century life that provides the structure for their work.”
David’s paintings, on the surface appear erotic, but is far deeper and more sensual. The female figures arouse a sense of intimacy – well-crafted and composed to give you a window into a very private moment in time. It is that intimacy, and sense of vulnerability, that instantaneously draws you in. Palumbo goes on to set the tone through hands and facial expressions while building the atmosphere using heavy brushstrokes of deep or vibrant hues. The resultant compositions are beautiful, raw and engaging.
Todd takes on a very different subject through his still life work. Todd’s exploration encompasses more than you might think at first glance… he delves into the celebration and struggle of life. While his compositions of bright alcoholic drinks and objects before stark backgrounds are beautiful in and of themselves, what brings Todd’s work to another level is the emotion that this imagery can evoke - we celebrate with alcohol, we commiserate with alcohol, and we escape with alcohol. Todd too draws on this feeling of intimacy, allowing the viewer to connect the work with their own experiences - leaving the meaning a bit open ended as it parts ways with the easel but wholly complete when the right viewer steps in front of the canvas.
Both artists are truly dependent on the viewer. They rely on the observer’s personal experience to fully complete the narrative – and that is part of what makes their works so intriguing. It is that ability for the artist to relate and connect; to make you feel.
Opening Evening Party
Thursday, May 4, 2017: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Regular Show Hours (Monday-Friday)
Friday, May 5th, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rehs Contemporary Galleries
5 East 57th Street
New York City Ne 10022
Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show
The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show will debut at the recently renovated and historic Merchandise Mart in the heart of downtown Chicago on the 7th Floor over the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. The show will feature 100 premier national and international exhibitors presenting fine antiques, decorative and fine arts reflecting all design periods from ancient to 20th century modern.
Opening Night Party Thursday, May 18th: 6PM-9PM
Friday, May 19th: 11AM-7PM
Saturday, May 20th: 11AM-7PM
Sunday, May 21st: 11AM-5PM
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago IL 60654
Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show -- Complimentary Ticket
The Newport Antiques Show
The 2017 Newport Antiques Show will run July 28 – 30, 2017. The Gala Preview Party will take place Thursday July 27, 2017.
Established in 2007, The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Over forty of the country’s top dealers will present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. Show Manager Diana H. Bittel, who is a distinguished antiques dealer and annual exhibitor, hand selects each dealer. Anne F. Hamilton of Newport and Philadelphia returns as Chair of the Show and Gala Preview Party. Honorary Chairs include Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton, Mrs. Robert H. Charles and Mrs. John R. Donnell.
Additionally the Newport Antiques Show is the only Show of its caliber that benefits two non-profit organizations—the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County—supporting Newport’s past and Newport’s future.
Gala Preview Party Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Friday July 28, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
Saturday July 29, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday July 30, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
The Stephen P. Cabot and Archer Harman Ice Center
St. Georges School
372 Purgatory Road
Middletown RI 02842
The Virtual Exhibition area of our site has been created for your enjoyment. All the information and images contained in the specific artist exhibitions below are the property of Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. and may not be reproduced or transmitted in any way without written consent from Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc.
Please note that all of the works featured in these exhibits have been SOLD by the gallery. None of the works illustrated in our Virtual Exhibitions are currently available.
The Big Gamble
Heroes, Villains, Myths, Legends
Reflecting the Real
ARC Select 2016
Specific Artist Exhibitions
Banks, Allan B. 1948Allan Banks (b. 1948)
Banks, Holly Hope B. 1957Holly Hope Banks - A Galaxy of Blossoms
Casey, Todd M. (B. 1979)Todd M. Casey - Wine and Spirits
Giannini, Ugo Omleto (1919 - 1993)Ugo Omleto Giannini (1919 - 1993)
Harris, Gregory Frank B. 1953Gregory Frank Harris (b.1953)
Kuhn, John B. 1948John Kuhn - A Detailed Perspective - Fruit & Flowers
Kuhn, John B. 1948John Kuhn - A Detailed Perspective - Toys & Candy
Oretsky, Barry B. 1946Barry Oretsky - A Survey of works from 1988 - 1993
Swatland, Katie B. 1981Katie Swatland - An Artist's Journey
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Sally Swatland
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Summer Gardens
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Intimate Studies of Childhood