Sam Messenger – Fracture

Davidson Contemporary

Nov. 6, 2024 - Dec. 23, 2014

521 W 26th St.
New York, New York 10001

On November 6, Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary open their new bi-level Chelsea gallery. Located on the top two floors of 521 West 26th street, the new space – designed by Murdock Solon Architects – boasts features unique to the gallery, and unmatched in New York.

The ninth floor is a classic gallery, but one filled with natural light from a skylight 20 feet above. Up the staircase to the rooftop gallery, visitors are greeted by a panoramic view: the Hudson River, the New York skyline, and the High Line. Work will be displayed both inside the glass-enclosed penthouse gallery, as well as outside on two 1200-square foot sculpture decks. Each terrace has been specially designed and constructed to display large-scale outdoor sculptures, both mobile and stabile.

Davidson Contemporary opens a solo show of new works by Sam Messenger, titled Fracture. Consisting of large paintings created in London in the last year, this exhibition promulgates a forceful and natural progression from his earlier Veil drawings to complex, impasto canvases. Messenger’s work will also be featured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Line: The Maker’s Mark, opening December 14, 2014.

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