Showing posts from January, 2012

This Morning in the Studio


*All images ©Paul Behnke

MIC: CHECK (The: human mic) (OCCUPY) @ Sideshow Gallery

This photo essay, of the annual group show at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, focuses on the stunning variety of Abstract / Non- Objective art on view. The show is vast. It presents 489 artists and little more than 520 works.
Andrew duPont
Anne Russinof (top) and Ronnie Landfield
Bill Jensen
Carolanna Parlato
Chris Martin
Clara Stack
Cynthia Hartling
David Kapp
Debra Mintz
Don Christensen (l) and Emily Berger
Don Christensen
Don Voisine
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Eric Ansel

Elizabeth Gilfilen: No Longer, No Later @ the Hunterdon Art Museum

Tether, 2011, oil on canvas, 72 x 65 in. Image courtesy of the artist. © Elizabeth Gilfilen

From the press release:
In all her work, Gilfilen’s interest in spatial complexity and layering is apparent. Her generous use of negative space serves to enhance the raw power that comes from the core of the painting. While the activity within Gilfilen’s paintings can be fierce and active, a closer look reveals great restraint and a very concise, specific set of visual cues that she uses to create these abstract representations. Her paintings can appear volatile and deliberate at the same time and piecing that puzzle together results in paintings that are anything but arbitrary.

Elizabeth Gilfilen: No Longer, No Later February 5 - March 25, 2012 Opening Reception: Sunday Feb. 5, 2 - 4 PM The Artist and the Director of Exhibitions, Jonathan Greene, will discuss the work and the exhibition on Saturday March 3, 2012 from 2 - 3 PM. Hunterdon Art Museum 7 Lower Center Street  Clinton, NJ 08809

Nonillion @ Regina Rex

Joe Brittain, Ocean and Boat, 2011, glass, ink, cork, and magnetized needle, 13 x 15 x 15 in. Image courtesy of Joe Brittain and Regina Rex.
Nonillion: a group show featuring the work of Brice Bischoff, Joe Brittain, and Katy Fischer The exhibition runs until 2 / 26 / 2012 Regina Rex 1717 Troutman #329 Queens, NY 11385

My Work on Minimal Exposition Contemporary Art Blog

Paul Behnke, 2011, Hektor's Cut, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 46 in.
Happy to have my work featured on Minimal Exposition, "a curated contemporary art blog for viewers who value images over words."

Five @ Gallerie 1/52

René Korten, Bishop, 2008, acrylic on paper, 62 x 48 cm.

A Group Exhibition featuring the work of Ky Anderson, Brian Cypher, Yifat Gat,
Vincent HawkinsRené Korten
curated by Raoul Hebreard and Sophie Menuet
Opening Reception: March 10, 2012, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Gallerie 1/52
La Seyne sur Mer

Steven Baris @ Pentimenti Gallery