Alinka Echeverría: Fieldnotes

December 12, 2018 - February 16, 2019


Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Alinka Echeverría: Fieldnotes on view December 12, 2018 through February 16, 2019. Curated by Maya Benton, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York, and marks the ten-year anniversary of Echeverría’s graduation from the International Center of Photography (ICP). 

Fieldnotes is drawn from Echeverría’s four-year research project, Nicephora (2015-present), based on her BMW Art and Culture Residency at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce. The museum’s extensive archive of four million images is located in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, the birthplace of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor who was the first to capture and fix light on matter. Inspired by his biography, and the photographic archives in the museum – including French colonial depictions and fantasies of the North African woman’s body – the artist deploys a rigorous, research-based approach to explore the male and colonial gaze from the inception of the photographic medium. 

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Past Exhibitions

Landscape: Division and Development, Works on Paper from Dürer to Hockney

September 13 to November 17, 2018


This survey show traces the transformation of the landscape from the 15th century to today, and will feature works by Rembrandt, Cézanne, Degas, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Hockney, among other renowned artists.

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Joseph La Piana: Tension Between

April 3 to May 19, 2018

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Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to present Tension Between, a solo exhibition by Joseph La Piana, on view from April 3 to May 19, 2018. The exhibition will present a site-specific installation and works on paper from the artist’s Tension series, including various relief drawings on watercolor paper, vellum and chipboard.


Working Artist Residency, Victoria Manganiello

February 2 to March 17, 2018

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Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce an experimental working artist residency as part of the gallery’s continued commitment to support women artists. The gallery will engage one female artist annually as a means to highlight and expand the artist’s process. The gallery has selected artist Victoria Manganiello as the inaugural residency recipient.


Function to Freedom:  Quilts and Abstract Expressions

November 30, 2017 to January 27, 2018


Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce Function to Freedom: Quilts and Abstract Expressions. The exhibition explores the compositional tendencies of 19th century American quilts and abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures by women artists— and the socio-political climate in which they were made.

Function to Freedom will feature quilts, some homespun, in brightly colored materials from rich velvets to wool to feed sacks alongside an exceptional selection of abstract works by artists Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, and Louise Nevelson. The exhibition will highlight the likeness of composition and freedom of expression shared by both mediums and periods.



A Limitless Vision: The Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

September 28 to November 18, 2017

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Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, A Limitless Vision: The Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, a survey of one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of outsider art. The exhibition will feature over 30 rare and important paintings, drawings, and sculptures from Audrey B. Heckler’s prestigious collection, many of which will be exhibited to the public for the first time. On view from September 28 to November 18, 2017, the show serves as a tribute to one of America's foremost art collectors, as well as an opportunity to discover the work of self-taught artists.  

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