Karolyn Sherwood Gallery

The was the website for the Karolyn Sherwood Gallery for a number of years. The content below is from its archived pages.

475 S. 50th St., Suite 750
West Des Moines, IA  50265

GALLERY INFORMATION

Over the past several years, Karolyn Sherwood Gallery has traversed a long and winding path, refining itself with each transition.

Karolyn Sherwood first worked as a sales associate in a contemporary gallery in 1999.  In 2002, Sherwood became the sole owner of that gallery and changed the name to Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, thus the official beginning of the gallery as it is known today.  Sherwood created a gallery that specializes in elegant examples of contemporary fine art from the mid-20th Century to today.  The curatorial program at Karolyn Sherwood Gallery focuses on exhibiting mid-career artists with national and international acclaim, with basically an even split for those from the state of Iowa and artists from the East and West Coasts.  Sherwood has always heralded artists whose work stretches beyond plasticity and moves towards a transcendental aesthetic.

In the spring of 2007, Sherwood chose to close the brick-and-mortar gallery space to become a private dealer and consultant with an online gallery.

Karolyn Sherwood also does appraisal work on contemporary fine art in the state of Iowa.  Contact the gallery with the artist's name, and detailed description of the work for further details.

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GALLERY INVENTORY

  • William Anthony
  • Artsounds
  • Alice Aycock
  • Romare Bearden
  • Jonathan Borofsky
  • Cecily Brown
  • Richmond Burton
  • Allan D'Arcangelo
  • Jane Dickson
  • Richard Estes
  • Herbert Ferber
  • Rainer Fetting
  • Jan Frank
  • Sabine Friesicke
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Donald Judd
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Yayoi Kusama
  • A.R. Penck
  • Larry Poons
  • James Rosenquist
  • Ed Ruscha
  • N.Y. Artists for Stockholm
  • Bernar Venet

EXHIBITIONS

Gemini Prints, April 7 - May 14, 2005

Exhibition of works from Gemini G.E.L., a major print publisher from California.

On the Mortality of Memory –Ryan Clark, May 19 - June 25, 2005

New works based on personal and public memories.

Will Mentor - New Work, September 8 - October 29, 2005

Four new paintings based on the abstracted "bar code" paintings of Mentor's past.                    

New New 2, February 10 - April 2, 2005

Group show of new work by artists new to the Gallery

Andrea Belag, Joe Biel, James Bockelman, Mitchell Squire, Vivian Torrence, and Jay Vigon

Private Collections Uncovered, November 18, 2004 - January 8, 2005

Pete Goché of course, October 21 - November 13, 2004

Richard Kelley "Transcendental Humanism", Sept. 9 - Oct.16, 2004

Will Mento, Oct. 21 - Nov. 13, 2004

Contemporary Art Show, July 15 - Sept. 4, 2004

Including: Luis Roldan; Richard Humann; Martin Puryer; Steven Sorman; Dale Chihuly; Jim Dine; Sol Lewitt; Donald Judd and others.

New New 2: Holiday Group Show-New Artists' New Work, Nov. 18- Jan. 8, 2004

Julius Schmidt, "Schmidt at 80," May 27 - July 10, 2004

Gary Komarin, "Province of a Mineral Surveyor," Apr. 15 - May 22, 2004

Fred Truck, "The Conference Room," Mar. 4 - Apr. 10, 2004

Pace Prints Show, Feb. 12 - 14, 2004

"New New:  New Work by New Artists," Nov. 21, 2003 - Jan. 10, 2004

Tandem Press Prints, Oct. 17 - Nov. 15, 2003

Richard Humann, "Body Language," Sept. 12 - Oct. 11, 2003

Gallery Group Show, July 24 - Sept. 6, 2003

Pace Prints Show, June 5 - July 19, 2003

"Simply Grand: Large Scale Paintings," May 22 - June 5, 2003

Crash, "Barrios,"  Mar 29 - May 17, 2003

"Up Close and Personal: A Collection of Minimalist and Figurative Drawings," Jan. 23rd - Mar. 22nd, 2003

Iowa Artists Holiday Show, Nov. 14th - Jan. 18th 2002

Richard Kelley: "Transcendental Expressionism", September 9th - November 9th 2002

Will Mentor: "Bionic Farm," and Jonathan Seliger: "Some Bags." May 2nd - Aug 31st.

DAZE "Portraits", March 14, 2002 - May 1, 2002

Group Exhibition, August 25, - November 24, 2001

Gary Komarin "History Lesson",  November 29 - Feb. 23, 2002

Carol Ross "Sculpture and Reliefs", November 29 - Feb. 23, 2002

Fred Truck "It's All About Money: Mr. MilkBottle and the Badge of Quality Corporation", June 7 - August 4

"Selections from the Private Collection of Harold Rosenberg",  Oct 5 - Jan 15, 2001

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