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Framing Projects

Framing Projects2021-09-17T16:53:36-04:00

Bark is honored to design frames for the work of thousands of artists featured in both public exhibits and private collections around the world.

Featured here are highlights from various Bark framing projects. Some are listings of recent exhibitions we have framed (please note: the extent of our work on individual exhibitions varies based on the needs of the client). Other articles delve more deeply into our processes or solutions to unique framing challenges and display needs.

Philip Pearlstein: Figures, props, objects and other things (Mar. 8 – Apr. 27, 2024) ( Cloned )

Image: Courtesy of Bortolami Gallery

Lois Dodd – Outside In: Recent Small Panels at Alexandre Gallery (Jan. 6 – Mar. 2, 2024)

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Cristina BanBan – La Matrona, Oct 9 – Nov 25, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery

Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann, Sept 14 – Oct 28, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Gagosian.

Steven Gambrel / Galerie Magazine- Spring 2023

For an apartment in a historic Chicago tower, designer Steven Gambrel worked alongside architect Phillip J. Liederbach to compose high-impact rooms that sing with sumptuous details... Image: Courtesy of Galerie ...

Al Held at White Cube Paris, Apr 19 – May 27, 2023

Image: Courtesy of White Cube

A Special Evening on Impressionist Frames

This past January, Bark Frameworks hosted a lively evening at our Long Island City facility with the Brooklyn Museum’s Young Leadership Council. The event was part of the Museum’s “YLC 101” series, ...

David Hockney at Pace Gallery, Jan 13 – Feb 25, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Pace Gallery

Richard Avedon: Avedon 100 at Gagosian, May 4 – June 24, 2023

Image: Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation

Alexander Calder at Kukje Gallery, April 4 – May 28, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Kukje Gallery

Kenneth Noland at Pace Gallery, Jan 25 – Feb 25, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Pace Gallery

Jimmy DeSana: Submission at Brooklyn Museum, November 11, 2022 – April 16, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Emily Nelligan: Great Cranberry Island at Alexandre Gallery September 8 – October 22, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Vincent Smith at The Independent, September 8 – September 11, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Eric Fischl at Skarstedt, September 14 – October 29, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery

Adolph Gottlieb at Pace East Hampton, September 1 – September 11, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Pace Gallery

Louise Bourgeois: Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 12 – August 7, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Susan Fisher

Patricia Treib at Alexandre Gallery, May 5 – 8, 2022

Image: Courtesy of BUREAU, New York

Georg Baselitz at Skarstedt East Hampton, June 24 – July 24, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery

Interview with a Curator: Lisa Small

Bark Frameworks has collaborated for decades with major museums on framing Impressionist, modern and contemporary works from their collections. Bark Frameworks CEO Susan Fisher recently spoke with Lisa Small, Senior Curator of ...

Helen Frankenthaler at Kunsthalle Krems, April 23rd, 2022 – October 30th 2022

Image: Courtesy of Kunsthalle Krems.

Thomas Sills at Greenville County Museum of Art, December 18, 2021 – Continuing

Image: Courtesy of Greenville County Museum of Art.

Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art at Brooklyn Museum, February 11, 2022 – May 21, 2023

Image: Courtesy of Susan Fisher.

Jordan Belson at Matthew Marks Gallery, March 11 – April 23, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Pat Adams at Alexandre Gallery, March 5 – April 16, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery.

Saya Woolfalk at The Newark Museum of Art, On view through Summer 2023

Image: Courtesy of The Newark Museum of Art.

Vincent Smith at Alexandre Gallery, January 8 – February 26, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery.

Interview with a Collector: Wah Chen

Bark Frameworks CEO Susan Fisher sat down with Wah Chen, the L.A.-based Founding Partner of InSite Development, co-author (along with her twin sister M I N G) of three childrens’ books, and mom ...

Ken Price at Matthew Marks Gallery, November 5 – December 23, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Robert Gober at Matthew Marks Gallery, November 5 – December 23, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Suellen Rocca at Matthew Marks Gallery, November 5 – December 23, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

KAWS at Skarstedt Gallery, November 5 – December 11, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery

Stephen Westfall at Alexandre Gallery, November 4 – December 22, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Richard Avedon at Gagosian Beverly Hills, November 4 – December 18, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Julia Phillips at Matthew Marks Gallery Los Angeles, October 16 – December 23, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Faith Ringgold at the Newark Museum of Art

Faith Ringgold, Slave Rape Story Quilt Newark Museum of Art We recently collaborated with the Newark Museum of Art to frame Slave Rape Story Quilt, a major work by the ...

Terry Winters at Matthew Marks Gallery Los Angeles, October 16 – December 23, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Greater New York 2021 at PS1 MoMA, October 7, 2021 – April 18, 2022

Image: Courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Framing Upgrade for an Heirloom Watercolor

“I've been blessed with a good life. If I had to mention the one thing which has helped most, it’s been a sense of humor.” – Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid   We often have collector ...

Lois Dodd at Alexandre Gallery, September 9 – October 30, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery.

Pat Adams presented by Alexandre Gallery at Independent New York, September 9 – 12, 2021

Image: Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery.

Wardell Milan at Fraenkel Gallery

Wardell Milan: Parisian Landscapes, Blue in Green Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco January 3 - February 16, 2019 Bark Frameworks frame designer Amy ...

Irving Penn at Hamiltons Gallery

Irving Penn Exhibition: Paintings, at Hamiltons Gallery (London) November 28, 2018 - January 26, 2019 “Pleased with the new freedom, I found inside myself accumulated forms, enjoyed arbitrary colour, the touch of the brush, ...

Framing Torild Stray for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Recently, we worked with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to frame a large-scale work by Norwegian-born artist Torild Stray. Bark frame designer Paul Jordan worked with Lisa Conte, the Museum’s Head of Conservation, to frame Stray’s charcoal drawing ...

Custom Frames and Easels for Cartesian Graphics

Bark Frameworks designer Christine Heindl worked with Julia Roshkow, founder of Cartesian Graphics to design custom frames and easels for art made using Swarovski crystals hand-applied on intricate ...

Double-sided Frames for Alex Katz Drawings

Recently, Bark Frameworks collaborated with Timothy Taylor Gallery in Chelsea to frame a number of works on paper for "Alex Katz: Subway Drawings” (the exhibition was presented in collaboration with Gavin Brown's enterprise), Apr. 27 - June 30, 2017. ...

Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Gallery

Helen Frankenthaler: After Abstract Expressionism, 1959 - 1962 Gagosian Gallery (Paris) June 9 - September 16, 2017 “ There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go.” -- Helen Frankenthaler ...

Framing a 17th Century Work on Parchment

Seventeenth-century Dutch frame design is a subject we return to again and again. Framing art from this period offers our designers the opportunity to utilize our research into historic frames and presents some complex issues ...

Panel-making with Bark White Paper

At times, we frame oversized artworks that require a large, seamless panel to accommodate pass-through hinges, where the hinge material is literally passed through slots on a backmat, so that the work can be secured. ...

Richard Pousette-Dart at Pace Gallery

Richard Pousette-Dart, at Pace Gallery September 16 - November 18, 2016 “ Every painting is a new experience and a departure into the unknown.” -- Richard Pousette-Dart ...

Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

Line into Color, Color into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings 1962-1987 Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills) September 16 - October 29, 2016 “...A line, color, shapes, spaces, all do one thing for and within themselves, and ...

Framing Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems

When life gets serious…..suddenly poems get very important. How do you frame the invisible? Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jen Bervin explores philosophical and poetic thought via minimalist works made using text ...

Elizabeth Enders at Real Art Ways

Come In! Elizabeth Enders Recent Work, at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT September 2015 - January 2016 ...

Two Exhibitions Curated by Ellsworth Kelly

The Monet/Kelly Exhibition at The Clark Art Institute November 23, 2014 - February 16, 2015 "I develop detailed framing specifications, including materials and construction and every detail is important. I want the frame to ...

When Framing Damages Art: Mat Burn

We were recently asked to re-frame a watercolor whose subject was the Hudson River town of Haverstraw, NY. The picture was painted in 1944, and was most recently framed in the 1960s. Here is ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 2 of 2)

Framing for "Danseuse Buste, 1897" To frame the Degas pastel we discussed in our last Newsletter, we made a profile that was closely related to three drawings from his sketchbooks. As we noted, a ...

Framing 3-D Objects: Rough Riders Belt Buckle

We generally frame paintings and works on paper at Bark Frameworks—drawings, prints and photographs. However, we have the design capability and specialized craftspeople to frame almost anything. During our 45 year history, we’ve framed boxing ...

Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Gallery

Helen Frankenthaler, Composing with Color: Paintings 1962–1963 Gagosian Gallery - Uptown (New York) September 11 - October 18, 2014 “Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color: ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 1 of 2)

A recent Bark Frameworks job that involved framing three Degas pastels. This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II will appear in the October 2014 Newsletter. Edgar Degas was an inventive designer ...

Gregory Crewdson at Wave Hill

Gregory Crewdson: "Fireflies" at Wave Hill August 2014 “I began working with Bark Frameworks in 2006, when they framed my Fireflies series. These pictures are small, intimate and one-of-a-kind. The frames were elegant and ...

Gilding: Yelena Budylin Narrative Frames

Gilded frames are generally associated with traditional frame styles—with period frames or their reproductions. At Bark Frameworks, however, since we focus on framing works of art from Impressionism to the present, the range of ...

Collector’s New York Home

This is the New York home of a photography collector and long-time Bark client. He started purchasing photographs decades ...

Framing Sally Mann

Bark Frameworks Marketing Specialist Jennifer Clark interviewed Amy Hinten, who has designed frames for Bark for 13 years, about creating designs to present photographer Sally Mann’s ambrotypes, which were shown at Edwynn Houk Gallery in the fall ...

Mark Rothko at Pace Gallery

Mark Rothko: Works on Paper, 1941 - 1947 Pace Gallery Bark Frameworks frame designer Amy Hinten worked with New York-based ...

Working with Living Artists

One of the most compelling aspects of designing frames at Bark is that our designers get to work with living artists—both established and emerging—to design frames that present their work in the best possible ...

Framing Stephen Hannock

Jennifer Clark interviews Bark Frameworks designer Paul Jordan. American artist Stephen Hannock (b. 1951) paints luminous nocturnes using mixed media that are ultimately polished with random orbital sanders. His atmospheric depictions of rockets and flooded rivers ...

Framing Rippl-Ronai

Here is a framing project that we were asked to undertake by Elizabeth Easton when she was Chair of the Department of European Painting and Sculpture at The Brooklyn Museum. The painting is by ...

Framing Xu Bing’s The Suzhou Landscripts

I first met the artist Xu Bing last year in the company of Judith Goldman and Shelagh Vainker.  Judith’s Deuce II Editions published his four panel lithographic work, and Shelagh is Curator at Oxford’s Ashmolean ...

Glenn Gissler Design

Designer Glenn Gissler has been working with Bark Frameworks for more than 15 years framing fine art works for his residential interior design clients. We are happy ...

George Condo at Skarstedt Gallery

George Condo: Drawing Paintings Skarstedt Gallery November 4 - December 21, 2011 The frames for George Condo's works were made from maple with a white rubbed finish. The ...

James Siena, The Pace Gallery

James Siena, at Pace Gallery March 25 - April 30, 2011 Since James Siena worked at Bark Frameworks in the early 1980s, ...

Jean Pagliuso at Marlborough Gallery

Jean Pagliuso: "The Poultry and Raptor Suites" Marborough Gallery February 23 - March 26, 2011 These photographs are from the exhibition Jean Pagliuso: The Poultry and ...

Jenny Holzer at Yvon Lambert Gallery

Jenny Holzer: Top Secret Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris October 18 - December 1, 2010 For these complex oil-on-linen paintings, we designed precise and rigorous white float ...

Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian Gallery

Gregory Crewdson: Sactuary Gagosian Gallery, New York (Uptown) September 2010 Gregory Crewdson's Sanctuary series was first exhibited at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue in ...

Gregory Crewdson at Three Galaries

Gregory Crewdson: Beneath the Roses Gagosian Gallery, Luhring Augustine and White Cube Galleries 2008 Our first large scale project with Gregory Crewdson was framing his ...

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