To introduce our art consultancy service to Jersey, CCASM Contemporary is very pleased to present the first displays in our offices on Phillips Street in St Helier.
As CCASM is a consultancy designed to bring the very best of the international art market to Jersey, the theme of the first display at Sommerville House combines two of the pillars of the era of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Modernism and Abstract Expressionism.
The library room houses a small survey of the print work of Henry Matisse, spanning his output from the 1920s to the 1950s and is given some context by the current survey of the artist’s work at the Royal Academy in London. Matisse, along with Picasso, is arguably one of two greatest artists of the 20th century.
The main viewing room is filled with works inspired by Matisse’s late colour cut-outs, made by some of the most famous American artists in history. The Abstract Expressionist group changed art practice for all the subsequent generations of artists, and CCASM are very pleased to show works by 4 artists that span the wider group in age and style, including the three most senior members of the group who still have unique works available on the market.
The 4 artists are headlined by one of the true heavyweights of post war painting, Robert Motherwell, and the exhibition also includes rare and very beautiful works Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler and Jon Schueler.
The display will run from September 15th until November 3rd and is open by appointment at CCASM Contemporary, Sommerville House, Philips Street, St Helier, Jersey.
Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled, 1964 Gouache on paper 57.2 x 75.6 cm
Jon Schueler (1916-1992) o/c 481 Changes, Romasiag,Scotland,1974 Oil on Canvas 36 x 32 inches 91 x 81 cm
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) The Brown Stripe, 1967 Printed paper collage and tempera on board 35.6 x 21 cm
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Nu pour Cleveland, 1932 Etching on Arches Velin paper Edition of 250 50 x 40 cm