January 6, 2016
JEAN-PIERRE SUDRE, February 3 - March 26, 2016
A masterful technician in the darkroom, Jean-Pierre Sudre employed and created innovative techniques that amplified the abstract and suggested both spiritual and metaphysical concerns. Enamored by the wonders of nature and the possibilities of photography, his investigation began in the early 1950s photographing the dense forest floor. These photographs emphasize the infinite textures and patterns of nature.
December 1, 2015
PaJaMa exhibition reviewed in ARTFORUM by Sam McKinniss.
Vacation is boring, but does it have to be? I found myself reconsidering after seeing vintage photographs at Gitterman Gallery by the artists’ group PaJaMa, a loosely defined collaboration formed by American painters Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French during the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. PaJaMa is an acronym made out of the first two letters of each member’s name. Jared and Margaret were husband and wife; Paul was Jared’s lover. All three shared affinities as painters, like tastes for the male nude and egg tempera.
November 17, 2015
PAJAMA exhibition named one of the "20 Most Memorable New York Gallery Shows of the Year" in ARTFORUM.
From the '30s to the '50s, Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French fused into an art clique, with their own polyamorous three-way relationship as its subject. The result was a suite of lush, lovely photos of them and others from their circle, arrayed in beach settings or captured in enigmatic play. The most interesting, most exciting show I saw all year.
November 5, 2015
PaJaMa exhibition reviewed in THE NEW YORK TIMES by Roberta Smith.
The history of American art in New York in the 1930s and ’40s entails much more than the rise of Abstract Expressionism. One fascinating group of outliers was PaJaMa — the Magic Realist painters Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret Hoening French, his wife — who fashioned their moniker from their first names.