Georgia O'Keeffe: East and West

Oct 28 - Dec 16, 2017

New York

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Georgia O╩╝Keeffe: East and West  
October 26-December 16, 2017   
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York 
24 East 78th Street  
Contact:  Alexandra Polemis Vigil     
Since its founding in 1977, Gerald Peters Gallery has been committed to promoting American Modernism and the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe, in particular, has played an important role in the Gallery’s history. After forty years of working first with the artist herself, later with her estate, and always with her artwork, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, is pleased to be focusing anew on this most important of American artists. Presenting a focused look at O’Keeffe’s own paintings and drawings, while providing a broader perspective on the artist and her surroundings with a selection of contemporary photographs, the Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: East and West, will examine O’Keeffe’s continual engagement with two regions – the Northeast and the Southwest – that came to define her artwork as well as her persona.   
Until 1949, when O’Keeffe moved permanently to New Mexico, the Northeast—particularly Lake George— and the Southwest were the primary places in which O’Keeffe worked—where she saw, absorbed, and responded to her natural surroundings, the varying and variable landscapes, and the vernacular architecture of the regions; where she reinterpreted these subjects in her work; and through which she defined the first decades of her career. Taking as its touchstones two paintings that were created within a year of each other but that were painted almost a continent apart—Brown and Tan Leaves and Black Cross with Red Sky—the exhibition will delve into the ways in which O’Keeffe interpreted the wildly different environments of the Northeast and the Southwest and explore the parallels and divergences in style and content that emerged within the works of art she created and which continue to define her career.     
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with a scholarly essay by Lisa Mintz Messinger, curator and author of numerous exhibitions and publications on O’Keeffe and her circle. The exhibition continues through December 16th. For information on the works in the show or to purchase a catalogue, contact Alexandra Polemis Vigil: (212) 628-9760 or