Vision(ary): Forrest Bess


Forrest Bess once called himself a “visionary painter.” Find out why this Thursday, July 12, for an event which will provide insight on Bess’s life, work, and legacy. Join us for a screening of “Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle” and a discussion with documentarist Chuck Smith, organized in conjunction with the final week of our current exhibition “IT’S PERSONAL”.

As space is limited, please RSVP in advance to We look forward to seeing you there!

Broad Art Museum: Mike Kelley, Untitled (Pasolini)


Edward Ressle is pleased to share the inclusion of Mike Kelley’s, Untitled (Pasolini), 1990, currently on view at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

We featured this work in our previous exhibition, “Another Man’s Treasure”, which ran from May 2 - July 8, 2017. 

Helping facilitate the inclusion of this piece in the “Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw” exhibit, it is fascinating to observe how Kelley arranged and interpreted cultural phenomena typically considered unworthy of study.

“Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw” is currently on view until February 25, 2018.

PICABIA / PRINCE: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Edward Ressle requests the pleasure of your company for a panel discussion, Picabia / Prince with Mary Ann Caws and Bill Powers. 

Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of dozens of books, including Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing, The Surrealist Look, and Surprised in Translation; and the editor of the Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry.

Bill Powers is the owner of Half Gallery on the Upper East Side and co-founder of Exhibition A. Powers also regularly contributes to ARTnews, the French fashion magazine Purple and occasionally to The New York Times. He is the author of Bill Powers: Interviews with Artists, a collection of 24 interviews with artists and contemporary thinkers published in 2013.

To RSVP please email: or call +1(212) 641-0608

Panel Discussion: Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899)


Countess de Castiglione: A Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
11am - 12pm

Edward Ressle requests the pleasure of your company for a panel discussion, Countess de Castiglione with Caroline McCauley.

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Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899) was a pioneer in photographic self-portraits, a goddess of self-love who refused to sit quietly. She is seen as the forerunner of later artists such as Claude Cahun, Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman.

Weekend Workshop: I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art

Edward Ressle is pleased to host a workshop for little art lovers ages 6-12, to kick-off our current exhibition ‘John Baldessari: Early Works’, on view from November 10th to December 17th, 2016 

With a parent or guardian, the children will be able to follow an interactive gallery tour, explore the exhibition, and enjoy a hands-on studio session in our space!

Our doors are open for the next three Saturdays:

Nov. 12
Nov. 19
Nov. 26

Each workshop starts at 10am and will last about an hour. 

Cookies and juice will be served and we hope you will come join us in developing observation skills as well as foster creativity and curiosity in in the little ones. 

John Baldessari (b. 1931) is an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found and appropriated photography and images. Regarded as a pioneer of Conceptual Art, Baldessari also demonstrates how humor can be combined with more serious investigations into photography and language. John Baldessari has exhibited in the Whitney Biennial (1983), the 47th Venice Biennial (1997), curated an exhibition at the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2006) and much of his work is part of public and private collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Broad Collection.