SILAS VON MORISSE gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Bushwick, initially established as ART 3 gallery in February 2014 by Silas Shabelewska-von Morisse formerly of Haunch of Venison (Christie's NY) and Helly Nahmad Gallery NY. The gallery's mission is to expose and rediscover work that contributes to contemporary discourse. The program at the gallery is multidisciplinary, conceptual and process oriented, and aims to foster the development of new emerging art and present and preserve older generations of artists' work.
The gallery started in 2014 initially as ART 3 gallery and is renamed in September 2017: SILAS VON MORISSE gallery.
Silas Shabelewska-von Morisse began her professional involvement in the art world in 2000 as Gallery Manager and registrar at the Helly Nahmad gallery in New York focusing on Impressionnist and Modern Art. There she organized numerous exhibitions including the acclaimed SOUTINE BACON, curated by Maurice Tuchman and Esti Dunow (2011). Other exhibitions include: Alexander Calder, The Painter (2011), Dubuffet (2009), Gustave Moreau – Arman The Day after ( 2008), Picasso Bodegones (2008) Max Ernst (2007), Fernand Léger (2005). In 2012, she joined the team of Haunch of Venison (Christie's) as Senior Level Gallery Manager where she worked on exhibitions featuring Gunther Uecker, Chiharu Shiota-Marlene Mocquet, Kevin Grancis Gray, Doug Argue, Ahmed Alsoudani. She has assisted clients in buying or selling works in the Secondary and Primary Market. After 14 years of working for leading art galleries in New York, Shabelewska established her own gallery: ART 3 gallery. Prior to her involvement in the art world, Shabelewska created and launched in 1990 the Short Circuit Film Festival in association with the American Center in Paris to promote young American Filmmakers. The Festival and Film Production company ran in Paris and New York from 1989 until 1996.
Marianne Jacobsen joined ART 3 Gallery as director in January 2017. She has extensive experience with the contemporary art world, most notably in Norway where she was instrumental as Project Director for MARINA ABRAMOVIC's site specific performance THE SCREAM, 2013, (in homage to Edward Munch's The Scream) at EkebergParken in Oslo. Jacobsen has also worked on many film productions with artists such as Yoko Ono, Edward Mapplethorpe, and Leif Ove Andsnes, to name a few. Over the years, she has developed privileged relationships with museum curators, writers, artists, and collectors.
Mr. Pereira, an art attorney in Manhattan, is the former director and pupil of Mrs. Hilde Gerst, an internationally renowned gallery specializing in Impressionist and Modern Art. His legal practice includes many contemporary artists and galleries. As our corporate counsel he assists us in our secondary market purchase and sales as well as providing us with additional depth as a knowledgeable and discreet fine arts counselor. His international network of professionals is a powerful asset to our clients when navigating the often arcane world of fine art.