Monday, November 30, 2015

Recent Work in the Studio

Vision: Angel with Third Eye, 2015, acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Son of the Morning, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

O Day Star!, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Vision 2: Green Angel, 2015, acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Eye of Agamotto, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Einhorn, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

All paintings © Paul Behnke

Violent Storm

Käthe Kollwitz, Tod and Frau (Death Seizing a Woman), 1910, 17 1/2 x 17 in. Etching on paper. Pomona College Collection. Gift of the Culley Collection

Violent Storm  by Mark Strand

Those who have chosen to pass the night
Entertaining friends
And intimate ideas in the bright,
Commodious rooms of dreams
Will not feel the slightest tremor
Or be wakened by what seems
Only a quirk in the dry run
Of conventional weather. For them,
The long night sweeping over these trees
And houses will have been no more than one
In a series whose end
Only the nervous or morbid consider.
But for us, the wide-awake, who tend
To believe the worst is always waiting
Around the next corner or hiding in the dry,
Unsteady branch of a sick tree, debating
Whether or not to fell the passerby,
It has a sinister air.
How we wish we were sunning ourselves
In a world of familiar views
And fixed conditions, confined
By what we know, and able to refuse
Entry to the unaccounted for. For now,
Deeper and darker than ever, the night unveils
Its dubious plans, and the rain
Beats down in gales
Against the roof. We sit behind
Closed windows, bolted doors,
Unsure and ill at ease
While the loose, untied wind,
Making an almost human sound, pours
Through the open chambers of the trees.
We cannot take ourselves or what belongs
To us for granted. No longer the exclusive,
Last resorts in which we could unwind,
Lounging in easy chairs,
Recalling the various wrongs
We had been done or spared, our rooms
Seem suddenly mixed up in our affairs.
We do not feel protected
By the walls, nor can we hide
Before the duplicating presence
Of their mirrors, pretending we are the ones who stare
From the other side, collected
In the glassy air.
A cold we never knew invades our bones.
We shake as though the storm were going to hurl us down
Against the flat stones
Of our lives. All other nights
Seem pale compared to this, and the brilliant rise
Of morning after morning seems unthinkable.
Already now the lights
That shared our wakefulness are dimming
And the dark brushes against our eyes.

Alfred A. Knopf, 2007, 267 pages
ISBN 0307262979, 9780307262974

Melissa Staiger at Trestle Gallery

Melissa Staiger, Built to Spin, 2015, mixed media on panel, 20 x 16 inches.

Melissa Staiger: Push with the Tide
curated by Katerina Lanfranco

Opening Reception: Sunday December 6, 6 - 9 p

Trestle Gallery

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Devotion Co-Curated by William Corwin at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

Clockwise: 17th century icon, artist unknown, Will Corwin, Justin Orvis Steimer, Gail Stoicheff, Elizabeth Kley (wallpainting) Rachel Monosov.

Clockwise: Roxy Paine, Rachel Monosov, Carin Riley, Rico Gatson, Elizabeth Kley (lanterns), Joyce Pensato (Elmos in back), Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels (Rood screen), Rico Gatson (throne), Mike Ballou (rug)

Clockwise: Rico Gaston, Elizabeth Kley (wallpainting and Lantern) Carin Riley, Rachel Monosov, Justin Orvis Steimer, Roxy Paine, Paul Anthony Smith, Kati Preti.
All photos courtesy David Riley

co-curated by William Corwin

featuring work by:  Mike Ballou, Joe Brittain, William Corwin, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Elizabeth Ferry, Rico Gatson, Elisabeth Kley, Rachel Monosov, Roxy Paine, Joyce Pensato, Katie Bond Pretti, Carin Riley, Paul Anthony Smith, Justin Orvis Steimer, Gail Stoicheff and Sophia Wallace

Through January 17, 2015

Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

Monday, November 23, 2015

Contemporary British Drawing at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts

Rose Wylie

Contemporary British Drawing
featuring work by Karl Bielik, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Rose Wylie and others.

Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts

Karl Bielik

Richard Gorman at Assab One

Richard Gorman, Untitled, 2015, oil on linen.
Ph. Salvatore Licitra

Richard Gorman: KAN

Assab One

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chronicles in Wait: A Centotto interstizio exhibit at The Buggy Factory

Installation view with work by Nathaniel Lieb, Jack Henry and David Henderson.
Photo by George Gilliand

Chronicles in Wait
curated by Paul D'Agostino

A Centotto interstizio exhibit at the Buggy Factory


Histories concealed
within forms.

Discoverable in sutures,
molds, cavities.

Tales in hems,nooks
and holes.

In shadows of themselves.
Waiting to be told.

And heard.


Includes sculptures and sound pieces by David Henderson, Jack Henry, Oliver Jones and Nathaniel Lieb.

Last day to view: Today, Sunday, November 22, 4 - 8 p

Please check the link below for information on a closing reception to be announced.

View a short instagram video of the installation here.