SILAS VON MORISSE GALLERYby appointment only
Established in February 2014, SILAS VON MORISSE GALLERY (originally named ART 3) is a contemporary art gallery.For 14 years prior, Ms. Silas von Morisse was AVP Gallery Manager of Haunch of Venison (Christie's NY) and Helly Nahmad Gallery New York.
After 5 years at its brick and mortar New York location, the gallery closed its doors in July 2018 and changed its model of operation to focus on its "Viewing Room" presentations and collaborations with artists, galeries and curators for "Private Events" or "Pop Up Shows" in various locations in the US and abroad. The gallery continues to offer private works in the Secondary market.
From its inception and during its 5 years in New York (2014-2018), the gallery presented the first New York Solos shows by Amel Benys, Matthew Cole, Alexis de Chaunac, Juliette Dumas, Anthony Miler, Frauke Schlitz, Owen Schuh, Brett Wallace, Justin Williams. The program developed to include celebrated artists such as Joe Amrhein, Frances Barth, Richmond Burton, David Goerk, Alain Kirili, Monika Weiss, Marjorie Welish. During those years, the gallery program was multidisciplinary, process oriented and leaning towards abstract works aiming to nurture the development of new emerging art while presenting and preserving older generations of artists' work deserving re-introduction.
In 2020, the gallery shifted to focus more on artists working with the depiction of Nature and the Natural World. Art with the recognition of a spiritual element found in Nature. This approach was originally revealed by French Art Critic, Pierre Restany, who drafted in 1978 the "Rio Negro Manifesto" along with two artists, the Brazilian (born in Poland) Frans Krajcberg, and the Yugoslav based in Brazil Sepp Baendereck. In 1978, the three men traveled along the Rio Negro River. That extraordinary expedition triggered a profound stream of consciousness in the three men on the urgency of defending the Amazon and combining ethics with esthetics in art. The “Manifesto” yearns for a return from thinking and perception to a condition of “original nature” that defines naturalism as a discipline of perceptive and planetary consciousness, a return to the “occult meaning of things,” all in the service of the imagination and sensitivity.
ARTISTS CURRENTLY REPRESENTED BY THE GALLERY:
ANDRE VON MORISSE