Saturday, January 31, 2015

New in the Studio - 01/30/2015

 Carole's King, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 58 inches.









Studio view with Carole's King in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

*All images and photos © Paul Behnke 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

The New York School, 1969 @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

 Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

  Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

 Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

From the Press Release:

New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970 was the Met's most exciting exhibition to date under the auspices of director Thomas Hoving, who turned Henry Geldzahler loose to price the art world to alertness. Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Arton view at 293 Tenth Avenue from January 13 - March 14, 2015. Curated by Stewart Waltzer, this comprehensive group show reprises Geldzahler's seminal exhibition and includes exemplary works by Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hoffmann, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenberg, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol, featuring works from the original exhibition.
By the early 60s, the genealogy of Abstract Expressionism had evolved to the fifth generation and new, unknown artists were finding fertile ground in a very rough-edged SoHo. By the end of the decade that melee had hardened into discreet "isms." It was then that curator Henry Geldzahler--cajoling, wheedling, loudly threatening obscurity and irrelevance--convinced the Met into presenting the exhaustively comprehensive survey show New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970. 
Geldzahler took over half the museum, more than 40 galleries, with 408 artworks. With taxonomic precision he delineated the thought and personalities that defined the New York School, specifying a broad horizon that stretched from Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol. New York was the literal and metaphorical center of the arts, and Geldzahler included every artist that added a vital component to the party.
This exhibition is at Paul Kasmin Gallery not the Met. It comes 44 years later. But to see the shadow is to grasp the fierce and joyful intelligence of Henry Geldzahler. If you were not yet born in 1960, this show is a reminder that a great curator can change the way the future sees.

  Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

Andy Warhol

Frank Stella

Adolph Gottlieb

Robert Motherwell

The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through March 14, 2015

Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Portraits: Jack Bush

 Jack Bush at his easel, 1946.
Photo: Gilbert A. Milne

Portrait of Jack Bush (detail), 1946.
Photo: Gilbert A. Milne

Portrait of Jack Bush at Park Gallery, 1958.
Photo: The New Studio Photography

Painters Eleven: left to right: Tom Hodgson, Alexandra Luke, Harold Town, Kazuo Nakamura, Jock Macdonald, Walter Yarwood, Hortense Gordon, Jack Bush, and Ray Mead. The two canvases facing forward represent Oscar Cahen who tragically died in a car crash in 1956 and the canvases facing the wall are for William Ronald who had resigned from the group in 1957. 
Photo: Peter Croydon

Jack Bush @ The National Gallery of Canada

 Light Grey, July 1968
acrylic on canvas, 226 × 172.7 cm (89 × 68 in.)
Private Collection
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

 Pinched Orange, December 1964
oil on canvas, 220.9 × 177.8 cm (87 × 70 in.).
Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto.
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Craig Boyko

 Tall Spread, June 1966
acrylic on canvas, 271.7 × 152.4 cm (107 × 60 in.)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo © NGC

Grey V March 1967 
acrylic on canvas, 193 × 274.9 cm (76 × 108.25 in.)
Tedeschi Collection, Montreal
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

Red Grey Totem September 1973 
acrylic on canvas, 125.7 × 167.6 cm (49.5 × 66 in.)
Collection of Andrée & Léopold Amyot
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

Ex on Spring Green June 1974 
acrylic on canvas, 160 × 195.5 cm (63.25 × 77 in.)
Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

November 13, 2014 - February 22, 2015

380 Sussex Drive,
P.O. Box 427,
Station A, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, K1N 9N4

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Artists on Rhythm @ Tilted Arc

Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin, the editors of Tilted Arc have begun a series called Artists on Rhythm. The first installment features the thoughts and work of renowned artist  Uta Barth.

Co-Editor Lauren Henkin on the new series: 

For me, rhythm has always played an important role in photography. From the rocking of a developing tray, to a staccato exhibition installation, to the careful pacing of a finely edited photobook, rhythm affects so much in this medium.

Check out Artists on Rhythm and more here at Tilted Arc.

Not Color Absolute @ Proto Gallery

Gili Levy, Lips, 2013, gouache and oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Not Color Absolute
featuring work by: Ginny Casey, Lauren Collings, Clare Grill, and Gili Levy

Opening: Saturday, January 31, 6 - 9 PM

January 31 - March 8, 2015

66 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Loren Munk @ Flecker Gallery

Loren Munk
Reconnoitring: Cartography of an Art Enthusiast

February 10 – March 10, 2015

Opening reception from 1:00-3:00 pm and artist lecture at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

From the press release:

The artist Loren Munk is a painter, videographer, and writer. He is known within the New York artist’s community primarily for his extensive work documenting the art scene through his map and diagram paintings, video reports and reviews.  Munk has executed numerous national and international public and private commissions, including a mural for the Mayor’s Office of Paris. He is well represented in important collections throughout Europe, South and North America and the Middle East.

Most recently, Munk has been producing a major series of paintings that tackle the subject of art itself through an historical and diagrammatic lens. The paintings shown here are drawn from this body of work and are three of the largest paintings, monumentally scaled map paintings of the New York and Los Angeles art worlds.  This is a show of paintings made for art enthusiasts by an art enthusiast. Loren Munk is the most serious and committed student of arts recalled, remembered, and recorded past as well as its infinite present.
Flecker Gallery is delighted to present this exhibition.  Please visit our website or contact the gallery directly for directions, to schedule an appointment, or to request a catalog.