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RECENT REVIEWS

Knight, Christopher. “Valerie Jaudon’s paintings: The more you look, the more you’re pulled into her world,” Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2016.
Frankel, David. “Valerie Jaudon,” Artforum, February, 2016
Karmel, Pepe. “The Golden Age of Abstraction,” Art News, April, 2013
Diehl, Carol. “Valerie Jaudon: Von Lintel.” Art in America, March, 2013
MacAdam, Barbara. “Valerie Jaudon: Von Lintel.” Art News. January 2013

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Valerie Jaudon: Ways and Means
September 10 – October 29, 2016
Von Lintel Gallery
2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
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Valerie Jaudon: Alignments
September 10 — October 11, 2015
DC Moore Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
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Valerie Jaudon
February 13 — March 15 2014
DC Moore Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
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Hooray for Hollywood
January 9 — February 8, 2014
Pavel Zoubok Gallery
531 West 26 Street
New York, New York

“if Winter comes can Spring be far behind?”
February 6 — March 8, 2014
Stux Gallery
530 West 25th Street
New York, New York

Variations: Stephen Ellis, Arnold Helbling, and Valerie Jaudon
May 17 – June 29, 2013
Philip Slein Gallery
St. Louis, Missouri

Valerie Jaudon
New Paintings
October 18 — November 21, 2012
Von Lintel Gallery
520 West 23rd Street, New York
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Conceptual Abstraction
Curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro
October 5 — November 10, 2012
Hunter College, Times Square Gallery,
New York, New York

White: Anatomy of a Color
May 23 — August 26, 2012
National Academy Museum
New York, New York

Pattern and Decoration
September 12 — January 13, 2013
National Academy Museum
New York New York

Today’s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, a New Look
April 20 — September 16, 2012
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama.

Matters of Fact
March 18 — May 27, 2012
Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York


Valerie Jaudon was recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Design. The National Academy was founded by Samuel F.B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole in 1825 and was modeled on the Royal Academy in London. National Academicians are drawn from the fields of fine art and architecture.


Blue Pools CourtyardThe Birmingham News — October 13, 2010

by Michael Huebner

Visitors to the Birmingham Museum of Art already know that the Ireland Sculpture Garden is a great place, but now it’s official.

The American Planning Association has named the museum’s outdoor garden one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2010. Part of its Great Places in America program, it is the first such designation for Alabama. The Chicago and Washington, D.C.-based organization based the award on the garden’s plan and design that meld art with the natural landscape. It also cited its accommodation of all types of visitors, including the visually impaired.

The garden’s overhanging trees, Valerie Jaudon-designed blue pool and benches and surrounding sculptures by well-known artists such as Auguste Rodin, Fernando Botero, Sol LeWitt, Alexander Archipenko and Salvador Dali make it an idyllic spot for museum visitors.

“It’s a space that can be meditative and a space that can be highly charged and social,” said BMA Executive Director Gail Andrews on Tuesday. “To be recognized nationally is very meaningful for us.”

APA Chief Executive Officer Paul Farmer mentioned the garden’s design, sculpture collection and inviting approach. In a statement, he called it a “truly special place. This public space has really broken the mold, if you will, of what museums can be.”

Birmingham Mayor William Bell said the garden is a downtown oasis, “one of several designed green spaces, including our newly dedicated Railroad Park, which we feel really draw people into our city center and make them want to linger and return.”

Containing three distinct spaces, the 30,000 square foot space was designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and sculptor Elyn Zimmerman and created as part of a $21 million renovation of the museum in 1993. Andrews hoped the award will remind people to take advantage of the garden.

“If they’re not in the habit of sitting in our garden, this is the perfect season to come and just sit,” she said. “Barnes didn’t want you to be stopped. Make it a circuit as part of your travel through the museum.”

VALERIE JAUDON, Blue Pools Courtyard
Charles Ireland Sculpture Garden, Birmingham Museum of Art
Completed 1993, 70’ x 80’
Site-specific garden with inlaid tile pools, plantings,
brick and bluestone pavers, cast-iron benches