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Bruce High Quality Foundation: The End of Western Art, March 29 through May 24, 2019

March 30, 2019: An exhibition by Bruce High Quality foundation opened at ACA Galleries, 520 West 29th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.  The exhibition features works by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Vasari, Marcel DuChamp, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Chaim Soutine, Rudolf Steiner, and Joseph Cornell.

Mikaela Sardo Lamarche , Jane Bernard


Bruce High Quality Foundation: The End of Western Art, March 29 through May 24, 2019

March 30, 2019: An exhibition by Bruce High Quality foundation opened at ACA Galleries, 520 West 29th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.  The exhibition features works by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Vasari, Marcel DuChamp, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Chaim Soutine, Rudolf Steiner, and Joseph Cornell.

In 1865 Rudolf Clausius said, The entropy of the universe tends to a maximum.” 53 years later Theodore Parker said “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” So vis-a-vis art history, your guess is as good as ours. — The Bruce High Quality Foundation 

The Bruce High Quality Foundation is a Brooklyn-based artist group whose production includes subversive and often humorous art installations, live performance, film, and social sculpture. Taking its name from the fictional artist Bruce High Quality, who supposedly perished on September 11, 2001, the Foundation views 9/11 as a seminal moment in contemporary history; the ensuing wars and economic and cultural shifts are recurring concerns. Through its writings, original works of art, and free, unaccredited art school (The Bruce High Quality Foundation University), it attempts to democratize relationships between artist and public. The Foundation’s work often combines past, present, and future, blending fact and fiction in an attempt to encourage and reframe cultural discourse and, in its own words, to “invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.” 

ACA Galleries is one of the earliest champions of American art in New York City, founded in 1932. For over 80 years, the American Contemporary Art Galleries (ACA) have supported artists in diverse disciplines with singular points of view. Since its inception, the gallery has presented over 800 exhibitions and published over 400 books and catalogues. ACA continues this tradition of featuring artists whose talent transcends nationality, race or gender by presenting exhibitions, organizing traveling exhibitions and working closely with museums and private collectors to build collections. 

Dorian Bergen, Mike Feuer, Carole Ulrich-Fromer
Casey Bergen

ACA Galleries
529 West 20th Street
New York City, Ny 10011
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Olympia (After Manet) Silkscreen & acrylic paint on canvas 72 x 108 in.
Landscape with Travelers Resting (after Poussin)
Oil on canvas 63 x 42 in.
Untitled (Roman Fresco) Plaster, wire mesh, paint, and wood frame 48 x 78 in.
Self Portrait Yellow (Triple Daves), 2012 Silkscreen & acrylic paint on canvas 32 x 22 in.
Self Portrait Blue (Triple Daves), 2012 Silkscreen & acrylic paint on canvas 32 x 22 in.
Roman Woman with Carafe and Bowl (Demeter)Cast plastic, spray foam, and enamel 21 1/2 x 8 x 7 in.
Greek Vase Plaster, wire mesh, and paint 35 x 15 x 13 in.
Greek Vase Plaster, wire mesh, and paint 35 x 15 x 13 in.
Las Meninas Detail (After Velázquez), 2012
Double Iwo Jima, 2012 Silkscreen & acrylic paint on canvas
18 x 36 in.
Raft of Medusa (Diptych) Silkscreen and acrylic paint on canvas 70 x 180 in.