This autumn saw a solo exhibition of the late African-American photographer Gordon Parks, following a stunning solo booth at Frieze Masters last October. Lenore G. Tawney Foundation “The art of Lenore Tawney is multifaceted—yet all of one piece. “A lot of well-known gallerists in New York had tried for years to get through to the Clark family and had been met with silence,” she says. From the start, she set an ambitious programme, selling out her first show of Jack Pierson sculptures at £65,000 per work. And for two decades, she has worked with artists such as Graham Little – an exceptional British painter with one of the most interesting and sensitive approaches to figurative art. Moves to Chicago. Jacques’s exhibition of Parsons’s paintings, gouaches on paper and sculptures last year was the first London exhibition for nearly 40 years, and one of the hottest tickets during Frieze Week. She wasn’t looking for a gallery. Studies sculpture with Alexander Archipenko, drawing with Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, drawing and watercolor painting with Emerson Woelffer, weaving with Marli Ehrman, Further studies with Archipenko in Chicago and at his studio in Woodstock, NY, Lives in Paris and travels extensively throughout Europe and North Africa, Studies tapestry with Martta Taipale at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Travels throughout Greece and Near East to Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, Tapestry commissioned by Marshall Field, North Shore Shopping Center, ChicagoMember, textile design panel, American Craftsmen’s Council’s (now American Craft Council) First National Conference of Craftsmen, Asilomar, CA, Commissioned by the Interchurch Center to create a large tapestry for the narthex of the chapel in its new building on Riverside Drive, New York, Studies gauze weave with Lili Blumenau; explores gauze-weave techniques, Designs an “open reed” for her loom, allowing the shape of the works to change as they are woven. I remember thinking, I’d like to have my own gallery one day.”, The female gallerists in London – Maureen Paley, Victoria Miro and Sadie Coles – were a strong inspiration, alongside New York pioneers such as Barbara Gladstone, Marian Goodman and Paula Cooper. She wasn’t looking for a gallery. At the time, the American photographic artist was not being shown in museums. “Dorothea was, I think, 100. You’ve just got to put energy into it.”. 1927. 1913. “Wilke had had a rough ride even from her contemporaries in the ’70s. She first showed her pioneering hanging thread-based textile works at Frieze Masters, sold a major work to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is holding the first solo show of Tawney’s work next May, focusing on pieces from the ’60s to the ’80s. Tanning, for example, with Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas and Jenny Saville. It wasn’t until she made the body of work when she was dying from lymphoma, of photographs of herself bloated and losing her hair, that people accepted her.” The gallery was the first in Europe to hold a solo exhibition of Wilke’s work. Two years ago, Jacques also took on the Lenore Tawney estate. 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