Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alan Davie (1921 - 2014)

Photograph: Lukas Gimpel



“It’s an urge, an intensity, a kind of sexual need,” Mr. Davie said about painting in an interview for Mr. Hudson’s article. “I don’t practice painting or drawing as an art, in the sense of artifice, of making an imitation of something. It’s something I do from an inner compulsion, that has to come out.”



 Janet Gaul (Bili) and Davie in Venice, 1948
Photograph: Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images


Read the New York Times obituary here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Julian Schnabel @ Dairy Art Center

Julian Schnabel, Grotto, 2013



Julian Schnabel: Every Angel has a Dark Side
April 25 - July 27, 2014
7a Wakefield Street
Bloomsbury London
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Watch the video here.

Walter Robinson @ Tops Gallery









Walter Robinson: Painkiller
through May 11, 2014
viewing hours: Saturday, 1-6 PM
Tops Gallery
400 South Front
Memphis, TN 38103


*photos courtesy of Matt Ducklo and Tops Gallery

Onement VI

Barnett Newman with Onement VI in 1961. 
On April 14 the masterpiece sold for 43.8 million dollars via Sotheby's.



"I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality."

-Barnett Newman

Painting (Mostly) at the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts @ The American Academy of Arts and Letters

Installation view.

 Kayla Mohammadi

Kayla Mohammadi

 Keltie Ferris

Keltie Ferris

Joanne Greenbaum

 Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum (detail)

 Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum (detail)

Ellen Driscoll

 Gary Petersen

 Gary Petersen

 Gary Petersen

 Rachel Malin

 Cordy Ryman

 Cordy Ryman

Cordy Ryman (detail)

 Martha Clippinger

 Martha Clippinger

Martha Clippinger

 Jessica Stockholder

Jessica Stockholder (detail)

 Janice Nowinski

 Janice Nowinski

Kurt Knobelsdorf





Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts 
March 6 - April 12, 2014
The American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 W 155 Street
New York, NY 10032

Friday, April 11, 2014

Studio Visit with Gili Levy





This week I was able to pay a visit to the studio of Bushwick based painter, Gili Levy.
Levy was born in Herzliya, Israel, received her MFA from the New York Studio School in 2008 and has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 2005.

Her mostly, large oil paintings have their origins in figuration and immediately convey the intimacy and depth of feeling she has for her subjects. But Levy is a painter first, and it's easy for the viewer to come ungrounded and caught up in the quality of paint handling, the endless variety of application and the struggle between color and form that are made all the more interesting by quirky line quality (beginning and ending abruptly)  and sophisticated, unexpected, color placements and combinations.

Levy's work is resplendent, and gritty as the figurative and the abstracted vie for attention and end up equals comprising a transcendent whole.

Gili Levy has exhibited extensively in Brooklyn and Queens in venues such as Valentine, Centotto, Ethan Pettit, Airplane and Norte Maar.
For more information and to view more of Levy's work follow the link to her website here.














Gili Levy in her studio in Brooklyn, NY








*Images may show paintings in progress and not in their finished state.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the Form of a Painting @ Tempus Projects

Megan Bisbee, Courage and Longing, 2012, acrylic on paper, 44x30 in.



In the Form of a Painting
a group exhibit featuring work by George Anderton, Megan Bisbee, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Bianca Pratorius, Pablo Seibel, Ryann Slauson and Gwen Zesch

Opening: April 19, 7-10 PM
April 19 - May 17, 2014
4636 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603