Opulent
Artists Include: Lynda Benglis, Richmond Burton, St. Clair Cemin, Beatriz Milhazes, Chris Ofili, Jeff Perrone, Philip Taaffe, and Juan Uslé June 14 – September 1, 2000
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In contrast to the current fascination with media-based social realism, irony, and illustration, in all their various guises, Cheim & Read is pleased to propose an alternative, the group exhibition, Opulent.

Focusing on a recent trend in contemporary art that revels in optical beauty, richness of color, and depth of historical reference, these artists embrace an abundance of foreign sources, often with a strong Middle-Eastern cultural flavor.

The works, in both painting and sculpture, emphasize sumptuous textures, physical density, and particularly the elaborate handmade nature of art making. The use of reflective and luminous materials, like gold and silver, is prevalent.

The artists to be included are Lynda Benglis, Richmond Burton, St. Clair Cemin, Beatriz Milhazes, Chris Ofili, Jeff Perrone, Philip Taaffe, and Juan Uslé.


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Lynda Benglis: Defining Post-Minimalism, 1968–1990
Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London
October 5 – 8, 2017
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The New York Times 7/29/16
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men
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JUAN USLÉ: MEMBRANA POROSA
MAY 5 – JUNE 18, 2016
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Lynda Benglis & Adam Fuss: Knots and Entrails
The Art Show / Park Avenue Armory
March 7 – 11, 2012
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The Women in Our Life
A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition
June 30 – September 17, 2011
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Le Tableau
French Abstraction and its Affinities curated by Joe Fyfe
June 24 – September 3, 2010
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Abstractions by Gallery Artists
September 24 – October 3, 2009
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The Female Gaze
Women Look at Women
June 25 – September 19, 2009
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Brooklyn Rail 3/08
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Fishman
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I Am As You Will Be
The Skeleton in Art
September 20 – November 3, 2007
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New York Times 7/13/07
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois
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Lynda Benglis Louise Bourgeois Circa 70
June 21 – August 31, 2007
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Lynda Benglis: The Graces
Monique Prieto: New Paintings
September 10 – October 19, 2005
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Lynda Benglis
A Survey: Sculpture 1969 to 2004
February 26 – April 3, 2004
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Bettina Rheims: Chambre Close
Lynda Benglis: Quartered Meteor, 1969
October 15 – November 16, 2002
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Liquid Properties
Artists include: Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Richmond Burton, Adam Fuss, Mary Heilmann, David Hines, Gary Hume, Dona Nelson, Jack Pierson, Pat Steir, Juan Usle
July 6 – August 3, 2001
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Lynda Benglis
Wols: Photographs of the 1930s
October 19 – November 13, 1999
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Lynda Benglis
Recent Sculpture and a screening of "Female Sensibility" from 1973
September 12 – October 10, 1998
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Lynda BENGLIS, Adam FUSS, David SALLE, Serge SPITZER
June 5 – July 31, 1997
 
Lynda Benglis at Museo Internacional del Barroco in Puebla, Mexico

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