Opening reception Saturday, January 21, 2012. 6 – 8 pm.
Exhibition runs through February 11, 2012
Gavlak Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of John Loring collages since his last exhibition at Pace Editions in 1977 and our second solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Scott Reeder.
John Loring is best known as Tiffany & Co.'s brilliant taste-maker during his twenty-year tenure as design director. While there, he authored several books with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis such as The New Tiffany Table Settings, Tiffany's 150 Years, The Tiffany Wedding and The Tiffany Gourmet, among others.
John Loring's work for Tiffany & Co. is widely known, but what has been overshadowed by this illustrious career is that he is also a trained artist. Loring has shown with prestigious galleries such as Pace Editions and is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum. He was an active participant with his close circle of friends, James Rosenquist and Ray Johnson, in their Fluxus “Correspondence School.” In fact, one of the works in the exhibition is a palimpsest from the late 1960's using an image depicting a large billboard painted by Rosenquist in his early years of being a sign painter. The image was then mailed to Johnson, who in turn collaged a sign below the billboard on a theater marquee reading “My Funny Valentine.” The collage was then sent to Loring, who has held onto it all these years. This piece of Fluxus ephemera has found its way into the exhibition as a work titled “On the Beach.”