Gateway Sculpture Project at American University of Paris


Jonathan Shimony and Rafael Mahdavi are soon to unveil their Gateway Sculpture Project at the American University of Paris as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration. Essayist David Galloway discusses their work: Gateway Sculpture Project.

To learn more about the artist’s work:

Jonathan Shimony

Rafael Mahdavi

Opening Reception Out of time, out of history Exhibition (March 2013)

The opening reception of Jonathan Shimony and Michael McCarthy’s Out of time, out of history exhibition took place at Martha’s Place Gallery in Paris on March 23, 2013. The opening reception was followed by a jazz concert with pianist Paul Wacrenier, saxophonist Sylvain Cathala and Bassist Thierry Mariétan.

Out of time, out of history exhibition at Martha's Place Gallery, Paris
Out of time, out of history exhibition at Martha’s Place Gallery, Paris © Michael McCarthy
Burning Cities series © Jonathan Shimony
Burning Cities series © Jonathan Shimony

Out of time, out of history Art Exhibition Installation

The opening reception is just around the corner for Jonathan Shimony and Michael McCarthy’s out of time, out of history exhibition. Opening reception Saturday, March 23 at Martha’s Place Gallery , 26 rue du Chalet, Paris 10ème (métro Belleville).

Here are a few shots from the installation process as we narrow down our choices of which photos, paintings and lithographs to include:

Stack of cyanotype-lithographs for consideration
Stack of collaborative cyanotype-lithographs for consideration
A few of Jonathan Shimony's paintings being considered for possible inclusion in exhibit
A few of Jonathan Shimony’s paintings being considered for possible inclusion in exhibit

Jonathan Shimony & Rafael Mahdavi Discuss their Collaborative Sculpture project

Jonathan Shimony and Rafael Mahdavi talk with Celeste Schenck, president of the American University of Paris, about their collaborative sculpture project which is to be installed in Paris as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of AUP.

Jonathan Shimony Working in Lithography

Videographer Keith Lancaster presents artist Jonathan Shimony working with the lithography printmaking technique at his Atelier Atlantis in the Paris region.

Out of time, out of history Exhibition in Paris

Martha’s Place Gallery in Paris will be hosting beginning March 23, 2013 the two person exhibition out of time, out of history with paintings by Jonathan Shimony and photographs by Michael McCarthy. Their work addresses a contemporary world seemingly spun out of control. Every day in the news media we are bombarded with stories of disaster and tragedy of every possible origin. Out of time, out of history presents two artists reacting in diverse ways to our modern and dysfunctional world.

Burning Cities series © Jonathan Shimony

Burning Cities series © Jonathan Shimony

Two American ex-patriates in Paris, both teaching in university art programs for some twenty years. Jonathan Shimony has had numerous awards (among others, the Fulbright fellowship which brought him to Paris 14 years ago and the Henry Luce Foundation which sent him to Japan for two years). Michael McCarthy has taught in the U.S., Italy and Greece before arriving in Paris four years ago.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 23, 2013 18h-20h30 (with jazz concert to follow immediately after).  Martha’s Place Gallery, 26, rue du Chalet, Paris 10ème, Métro Belleville.

To read more about the exhibition:  Press release in English. Communiqué de presse en français.

Land series © Michael McCarthy
Land series © Michael McCarthy

Past articles and interviews about the artists:
in English

in French:

Video interviews with artists:

Artist Websites:

Jonathan Shimony Discusses his Artwork

Keith Lancaster talks with Jonathan Shimony about his approach to art making.

Maison de la Tour Exhibition, Valaurie, France


Jonathan Shimony and Michael McCarthy will be exhibiting paintings and photographs at the Maison de la Tour in Valaurie, France (Drôme region) from September 21 through October 28, 2012.  Opening reception will be held on September 21 from 18h30. Visit the Maison de la Tour Website.

To see more work by the artists:

Visit Jonathan Shimony’s website.

Visit Michael McCarthy’s website.