December 2 - 7, 2014
Exhibitor listing
  • Untitled - Willem de Kooning
  • Disc #13 - John Stephan

Vallarino Fine Art

Vallarino Fine Art
113 E 60th Street
Floor 3
New York City, New York 10022
United States
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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

Sally Michel Avery

Leon Berkowitz

Ilya Bolotowsky

Matthew Brannon

Paul Burlin

Elizabeth Catlett

Lynne Mapp Drexler

Samuel Feinstein

Perle Fine

Max Frintrop

John Little

Al Loving

Helen Lundeberg

Brendan lynch

George McNeil

Kyle Morris

Robert Natkin

Adam Pendleton

Melville Price

Jack Roth

Charles Green Shaw

Vivian Springford
Biography : Vivian Springford American, b. 1914 Vivian Springford, an artist best known for her “Black Paintings” of the 1950s-early 60s, and later, her vivid stained color field paintings, is having a second coming. The reclusive painter began as a portraitist before being sucked into the orbit of the New York School. She later became close friends and studio-mates with the Asian artist Walasse Ting, while helping him to translate his poetry. Through Ting, Springford met, and became close friends with such artists as Pierre Alechinsky, Sam Francis, and Karel Appel. The confluence of these various inspirations is apparent in her work. Ting introduced her to Asian art and philosophy, which had an enormous influence on Springford, as evident in the delicate, calligraphic feel in her scribblings. These early “black paintings” are filled with movement and expressiveness, but also seem referential. They seem to not only relate to personal, immediate experience, but also to allude to age-old symbols and philosophies. Springford’s stain paintings are expansive, and often seem to blossom out from one central point on the canvas, radiating into translucence. They’re scale is ambiguous--they feel both cosmic and microscopic at the same time. The varying densities of color make them feel as if they are pushing outward and evolving even as you stand in front of them. Springford’s layers and structures, be they celestial or cellular, are light and ethereal but are also grounded in the physical patterns of the universe or the human body. There is a quiet dynamism in Springford’s work that is undeniable, and an impressive use of color that manages to create depth without weight. Springford was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended the Spence School in New York City. Her artistic education came predominantly from the Art Students League. The infamous art critic Harold Rosenberg helped Springford get her first show in 1960 at the Great Jones Gallery in New Exhibition : Select Solo Exhibitions 1960 Great Jones Gallery, New York, NY 1963 Preston Gallery, New York, NY 1975 Gallery Without Walls, Saranac Lake, NY 1976 WIA Foundation, New York, NY 1979 St. Peter’s Church, Citicorp Building, New York, NY 1979 Studio Exhibition, New York, NY 1998 Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY 2009 Gary Snyder Project Space, NY Select Group Exhibitions 1959 National Academy of Design 1962 Balin Traube Gallery 1963 Preston Gallery 1970 Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1971 Bertha Schaeffer Gallery, New York, NY 1975 Works on Paper, Brooklyn Museum, NY 1976 Manhattan College, NY 1976 Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA SUNY Binghampton 1978 Cork Gallery, New York, NY 1979 Marymount College, New York, NY Connecticut College, New London, CT 1980 Artists Equity, New York, NY 2008 Gary Snyder Project Space, NY 2009 McCormick Gallery, IL 2009 Gary Snyder Project Space, NY
Saul steinberg

John Stephan

John Stephan - Disc #13
Disc #13
Angelo Testa

Fred Troller


Vincent Vallarino   Owner
Masha Stroganova   Associate
Ethan Vallarino   Head of Contemporary
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