Second in a series showcasing emerging artists at 527 Madison AvenueAbout Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc.Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA) www.mfamerica.com,
the U.S. affiliate of Japan’s largest real estate company, announced
today that 527 Madison Avenue will hold its second exhibition of
contemporary art as part of its emerging artists series. Paintings by
Tom Judd will be on display from July 9 – November 7, 2014. One
monumental-sized work and 6 additional paintings by Judd will be on view
in the lobby of the building, located at 54th Street and
Madison Avenue, which is accessible to the public from 9 AM – 5 PM,
Monday through Friday.
Tom Judd combines collage and drawing to create works of great
complexity. His paintings often contain imagery drawn from multiple
sources, abruptly overlaid one another in dramatic fashion. Sudden
shifts of scale, juxtapositions of bold patterns with subtle tonalities
and unexpected cropping are some of the techniques the artist employs to
draw in the viewer. Judd mines art history, skillfully choosing and
combining images and ideas to generate works that lead to new questions
and understandings of the ideas they reference.
The largest work in the exhibition, The New World, 2007, 6 x 16
feet, contains fragments of two landscape paintings. At left, a wooden
sailing ship from the pre-steam era can be seen near the shore in a
scene clearly based on Western sources. At right, a rocky coastline is
depicted; the manner in which the illusion of space is created and the
forms of the rocks, trees and waterfalls mark it as Asian. A brilliant
orange and white floral pattern, seemingly a piece of wallpaper, divides
these two scenes. The title of the painting as well as the imagery
encourages the viewer to think about the encounters that took place in
the 16th and 17th Centuries between Eastern and
Western cultures. The center image perhaps signals the exchange of
ideas, when European artists, fascinated by the designs of their Asian
counterparts, began adopting their approach. In time, Asian artists
began creating works that echoed these imitations and exported them back
to Europe in the form of wallpaper depicting stylized flowers. Judd here
is thus demonstrating that the current interest in East/West relations
has roots that stretch back at least 400 years.
Tom Judd is a Philadelphia-based artist. His work is in the collection
of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Academy of Art and
the Birmingham (Alabama) Museum of Art, in addition to numerous
university and private collections. Judd has been the recipient of a
Tandem Press Fellowship Residency, a Millay Colony Fellowship, a
MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He
is represented by William Holman Gallery, located on the Lower East Side
of Manhattan. (www.williamholmangallery.com)
MFA’s 527 Madison Avenue is proud of its ongoing program of rotating
exhibitions of noteworthy emerging artists. For more information about
527 Madison’s exhibition program, please contact Jay Grimm, the
coordinator of the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The focus of MFA’s emerging artists program series is two-dimensional
works of art, displayed on the lobby’s monolithic walls. The inaugural
event in the series featured Brooklyn-based artist, Tracy Miller, and
took place from January 15 to May 15, 2014. In the future sculptures
will be considered for display. The program was developed to support the
artistic community and to provide exposure for up and coming, noteworthy
artists who have recently received recognition for their work. MFA is in
the early stages of expanding the program to surrounding metropolitan
areas, including Washington D.C., at its Homer Building.
527 Madison Avenue is a boutique commercial office building located at
the corner of 54th Street and Madison Avenue in New York
City. Completed in 1986, it was designed by celebrated architectural
firm Fox and Fowle. The property has recently completed lobby and
elevator upgrades. MFA purchased 527 Madison Avenue on September 17,
For leasing information, please contact Cassidy Turley:
(MFA) is a real estate investment and
development company headquartered in New York, NY
. MFA is the U.S.
subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
, Japan’s largest publicly quoted
real estate company. MFA’s history in the U.S. markets dates back to the
early 1970’s and includes its acquisition and redevelopment of the
renowned Halekulani Hotel
in Waikiki, Hawaii
, with additional
investments in San Francisco
, Los Angeles
, Washington, D.C.
. MFA’s flagship commercial property is located at 1251 Avenue
of the Americas
in New York
, one of the city’s most prestigious business
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