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June Parlay House NY: Leonora Carrington Exhibit
June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
You may have heard of Leonora Harrington through movies or biographies. A controversial and prescient artist, she was presented to the Queen at court in her native England before running away with her lover Max Ernst. She spent time in a Spanish asylum during WWII and was both hailed and feared for her encyclopedic knowledge of ancient myth and religion.
In an exclusive NYC evening gallerist Wendi Norris will host Parlay House members for a private walk-through of her offsite exhibition in New York. The exhibit, “Leonora Carrington: The Story of the Last Egg” includes more than 20 paintings and sculptures from 1940-1976 which evoke the salvatory power of feminism, ecology, and mysticism.
Carrington’s work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tate, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Carrington co-founded the feminist movement in Mexico and in 1986 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the United Nations for this work. She died in 2011 at 94. This is Norris’ third solo exhibition for the artist, having been the last gallery to work with her during her lifetime.
From its global headquarters in San Francisco, Gallery Wendi Norris represents modern and contemporary artists working in a variety of media around the world. The gallery specializes in re-contextualizing the work of Modern artists while providing connections to contemporary art, artists, and culture. Active on both the local and international stages, Gallery Wendi Norris mounts exhibitions where they are most relevant, and also works with individual collectors and museums in both the primary and secondary markets. Founded with an emphasis on scholarship and education, the gallery produces highly researched exhibitions and catalogues, sponsors artist talks, hosts visiting academics, and engages in public art projects.926 Madison AvenueNew nn