Phoenix Art Gallery
For nearly thirty years Bentley Gallery has been synonymous with contemporary painting and sculpture in the Southwestern United States. The Phoenix Art gallery represents mid-career and museum-collected artists from the U.S. and Europe. Throughout the history of the gallery, a diverse range of mediums have been represented, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, textiles, installation art, and video.
Bentley Gallery also has a long tradition of offering ancient art and artifacts. Chinese bi and cong from the Neolithic period provide a rare glimpse into China’s history, as well as African sculpture that exemplifies a rich and vibrant culture. This Phoenix Art Gallery demonstrates that the power of these beautiful antiquities to co-exist seamlessly with contemporary paintings and sculptures is both stimulating and compelling. All works are authenticated and certified by academic experts.
Paramount to every exhibition at Bentley is the selection of works that are beautiful, that are exquisitely crafted, and that force us to change how we experience the spaces we share with the art.
New York to Santa Fe
April 23- June 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6-8pm
Bentley Gallery announces an exhibition of 15 paintings by Mala Breuer, dating from 1979 to 1995. She was born in Oakland, California 1927, and began painting at a young age, at the California College of Arts, to the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied under Clyfford Still and Richard Diebenkorn. Her works were created in the Abstract Expressionist tradition during her career in New York and later when she moved to Santa Fe. Today she is 88 years old and still lives in New Mexico, though she no longer paints.