Jordan D. Schnitzer Gallery at Dieu Donné
August 16, 2018
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY — Dieu Donné, a New York institution dedicated to fine paper art, is pleased to announce the naming of the Jordan Schnitzer Gallery. The Jordan Schnitzer Gallery will exhibit original art by emerging and established artists who are pioneering the process of hand papermaking to create two and three dimensional work. The Jordan Schnitzer Gallery will also host lectures and public programming that will serve to advance the discourse and broaden understanding of art in paper.
To commemorate the launch of the Jordan Schnitzer Gallery, Mr. Jordan D. Schnitzer will speak about his vision of the role of art and education in the newly-named gallery on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
”I am honored to have a gallery at Dieu Donné named for me. As someone who loves and promotes artists who make work on paper to further their artistic vision, Dieu Donné is the national leader in helping artists create and use paper for their art, said Jordan D. Schnitzer. “For over 500 years, every great artist, and those who enjoy making art, make prints because of the magic created when ink, paint and paper come together. I salute Dieu Donné on its 40th anniversary and look forward to many more decades of success.”
Susan Gosin, Founder and Co-Chair of Dieu Donné, remarks, “Jordan’s visionary leadership as an advocate and supporter of fine art in developing educational opportunities and cultural appreciation for the public is unparalleled. Dieu Donné is honored to share his creative vision and to help implement cultural art programs that reach the art community and greater public. The Jordan Schnitzer Gallery will inspire others to connect with our 40+ year history and ensure that our gallery and studios remain a vital home for many more generations of artists working in handmade paper.”
At age fourteen, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first work of art from his mother’s gallery, Fountain Gallery, in Portland, Oregon, which evolved into a lifelong dedication to the visual arts. He began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. His collection, which includes many of today’s most important artists, exceeds 13,000 works of art and has grown to be the country’s largest private print collection. He and The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation generously lend work from the collection to national institutions by touring over one hundred exhibitions to more than one-hundred and fifty museums.
Mr. Schnitzer is President of Harsch Investment Properties, a privately owned real estate investment company based in Portland, Oregon, which owns and manages office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states.
On view in the Jordan Schnitzer Gallery will be a retrospective exhibition of art made in the Dieu Donné studios during the past forty years. The exhibition is curated by Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.