Portfolio Naples April 2017 - Page 54

T HE J ERI W OLFSON C OLLECTION AT A RTIS —N APLES As a collector of Women's Modernist Art, I have always wanted to participate in a joint exhibition with my uncle, Micky Wolfson. An as- pect of e Wolfsonian collection runs parallel with my own, particu- larly the works that evoke experimental forms of expression and spirituality. As a Naples resident, seeing the exhi- bition travel here allows me the great pleasure of sharing these works with my community. It also allows me to introduce the Wolfsonian to Naples. e Wolfsonian houses one of the most impor- tant collections in the world of visual and mate- rial culture of the modern era (between 1885 and 1945). under the vision of Kathleen van Bergen and Frank verpoorten Artis—Naples continues to include major shows from around the world in their exhibition schedule. It’s nice to know that right in our Florida back yard, e Pursuit of Ab- straction, named one of the top 15 exhibitions in the united States by Hyperallergic arrives here in Naples., May 13th, with a lecture by my collection curator Kristin Poole, May 17th. Jeri Wolfson Abstraction (1926–38), a sensuous painting of mountain summits and valleys by mountaineer Georgia Engelhard, whose developed her signature style alongside her aunt and frequent companion, Georgia O’Keeffe. Painting, Abstraction, 1926–1938 Georgia Engelhard (American, 1906–1986) Oil on board 28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 centimeters) Jeri L. Wolfson Collection 52 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE Silent Places (c. 1929), a colorful, meditative dreamscape by Mabel Alvarez. Painting, Silent Places, c. 1929 Mabel Alvarez (American, 1891–1985) Los Angeles Oil on board 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 centimeters) Jeri L. Wolfson Collection