Bentley Gallery

About

For more than thirty years Bentley Gallery has been synonymous with contemporary painting and sculpture in the Southwestern United States. The Phoenix art gallery represents mid-career and museum-collected artists from the U.S. and Europe. Throughout the history of the gallery, a diverse range of mediums have been represented, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, textiles, installation art, and video. Bentley Gallery also has a long tradition of offering ancient art and artifacts. Chinese bi and cong from the Neolithic period provide a rare glimpse into China’s history, demonstrating that the power of these beautiful antiquities to co-exist seamlessly with contemporary paintings and sculptures is both stimulating and compelling. All works are authenticated and certified by academic experts. Paramount to every exhibition at Bentley is the selection of works that are beautiful, that are exquisitely crafted, and that force us to change how we experience the spaces we share with the art.

Location Description

Bentley Gallery is now permanently located in the Bentley Projects facility.

Features

  • Exhibiting contemporary painting and sculpture by internationally recognized as well as emerging artists; masterworks from the mid- and late-20th-century; and Asian artifacts.

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History

Bentley Calverley founded her eponymous art gallery, Bentley Gallery, in 1984. Taking on a small group of regional artists, she bought a small, jewel-like space in Scottsdale, Arizona and assembled a core of important artists, quickly building a curatorial reputation that’s respected in the national art landscape. Since then, exhibitions at Bentley Gallery in Scottsdale and Phoenix have ranged from Helen Frankenthaler’s bold abstractions and Pat Steir’s lush waterfall paintings, to Adolph Gottlieb’s historic Modernist works and John Sonsini’s straightforward portraits of Mexican day workers.

In 2004 in downtown Phoenix, Bentley Calverley opened an industrial warehouse gallery nearly twenty years later. Bentley Projects allowed for large and super large works of art such as Jennifer Bartlett’s house constructions, Jim Dine’s massive Venus de Milos, and Sir Anthony Caro’s steel sculptures to come alive in a space like no other in the Southwest.

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Hours

10am to 5:30pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Address

215 East Grant Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
United States

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