STUX + HALLER is excited to announce the opening of Group Matrix, an exhibition celebrating the affiliation of two prominent long-lived NYC art galleries - "Powerhouse Veterans" in the words of Alanna Martinez of the New York Observer.
Stefan Stux Gallery and Stephen Haller Gallery are addressing the current shakeup in the NYC art world by coming together and moving to the 57th Street Historic Arts District from their longtime establishments in Chelsea - creating a matrix from which new, creative, and exciting activity will flourish.
In this dynamic new gallery model, STUX + HALLER will blend their programs and diverse group of many internationally known artists, producing a creative synergy - a new environment. Group Matrix will include select abstract artworks emblematic of the two galleries’ years of programming, including paintings by Lloyd Martin whose intensely colorful array of lines and merging columns of paint epitomizes the concept of matrix, outstanding examples of works by Anna Jóelsdóttir whose tangled bursts of color address the juxtaposition of logic and emotion, and quintessential new paintings by Guggenheim Award-winning artist Linda Stojak. Included in this exhibition will be Johnnie Winona Ross's uniquely meditative and pristine works, and Italian sculptor Bruno Romeda's hand-wrought plays on geometric symbols cast in bronze. Also featured will be Margaret Evangeline's work whose visual and philosophical pursuits in painting attend to experiences of temporality and of becoming. Bill Barrett best known for his abundant monumental public sculptures in welded metal brings a sense of clarity and firmness to the classic idiom of gestural abstract expressionism.
And finally Group Matrix will include classic works from the Estate of Larry Zox whose work is currently seen in Make It New, a traveling exhibition of Modern Masters from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.