SILAS VON MORISSE GALLERY (originally named ART 3) is a contemporary art gallery established in February 2014 by Silas von Morisse formerly AVP Gallery Manager of Haunch of Venison (Christie's NY) and Helly Nahmad Gallery New York. After her 20+ years of experience in the art world, Silas established her own gallery in New York. In 2018, after 5 years of operation, the gallery closed its physical location to transition to a new gallery model: "Silas von Morisse Viewing Room", "Private Events by Invitation Only", "Private Studio Viewings" and "Online Exhibitions".
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, Kes Zapkus. During those years, the gallery program was multidisciplinary, process oriented and leaning towards abstract works while 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.
Currently, we collaborate with other galeristes and continue working for our artists by presenting their works on our Online "Viewing Room" with private events in various locations in the US and abroad (see all listed under VIEWING ROOM / EXHIBITIONS tabs). The gallery continuous to offer exceptional private works in the Secondary market.
We wish to thank all artists, curators, art critics, gallery staff, collectors, art lovers, who accompany us, support us, trust us, or simply appreciate our work and the exhibitions we organize.
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SILAS VON MORISSE
Director, New York
WE WORK BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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