Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grounded @ Airplane


An indoor/outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring work by: Jessie Bercowetz, Oliver Jones, Mary Kate Maher, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Ellie Murphy, Marc A. Robinson, Carolyn Salas, Sol Sax, ans Lisa Wilson.

curated by Rico Gatson

Opening Saturday, August 4th, 6 - 10 PM

August 4 - September 2, 2012

70 Jefferson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Ghost in the Machine: Closing Reception @ Storefront Bushwick

Julie Torres, Ghost in the Machine, 2012

Closing Reception: Julie Torres, Ghost in the Machine
Sunday August 5, 3 - 6 PM
Storefront Bushwick
16 Wilson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

From the Press Release:
Julie Torres is a Brooklyn-based painter. She exhibits frequently in Bushwick and has enjoyed showings of her work at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies (New York, NY), Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), and a collaborative art-making event that she led at Heiner Contemporary (DC). She recently had her first solo installation, “Close Encounters,” at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA.

Monday, July 30, 2012


Robert Rauschenberg in End of the Artworld by Alexis Krasilovsky

"An empty canvas is full."
-Robert Rauschenberg

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Paintings by Gary Wragg

Blue Yellow Red Grey

Hansel and Gretel Tangran, 2009-2010, oil on canvas, 160 x 139.5 cm.

Clipper, Iris of the Fleet-Foot, 2011, oil on canvas, 170 x 157.5 cm.

Rosy-Fingered Dawn, 2009-2010, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 170 cm.

Sifu Gary Wragg

Caribbean Circuit, 1982, oil on cotton duck, 201 x 170 cm.

Red and Yellow Corner, oil on canvas, 130 x 107 cm.

Partita, oil on canvas, 208 x 165 cm.

To view more work and for information about the artist visit Gary Wragg's Studio Website

*All images © Gary Wragg

Albert Irvin @ Gimpel Fils

Fidelio, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 in.

Albert Irvin

26 July - 1 September 2012

Private View: Thursday 26 July, 6-9pm

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, Gimpel Fils are holding an exhibition of Albert Irvin's paintings. Irvin has chosen Fidelio as the title, for a number of reasons. There is his fidelity to abstraction, a consistent abstraction in which, over the decades, the artist has been careful to eschew figuration in any form. A S Byatt observed in a text on the artist, 'It is art about experiencing the world', adding, about the paintings' titles 'They are both arbitrary and not, a kind of notation of his life, street-names of London where his studio is... which have a resonance of their own'. Irvin has often referred to the grounding of his practice in the material circumstances of his own life. In an interview given in Dublin, Irvin said : "I don't want to depict or describe appearances - I want to make a kind of painting that is about the world rather than of it."

Fidelio is a musical evocation, echoing Albert Irvin's love for and great knowledge of the classics. Synthesising the proximity of music to painting, Irvin comments: "Music brought me to the realisation that it was possible to say what it feels like to be a human being without having to paint noses and feet."

Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalogue with a text by Paul Moorhouse.

Albert Irvin RA was born in 1922 in London, where he continues to live and work. In the early 1940's, Irvin attended Northampton School of Art. His studies were interrupted when he was called up, serving as a navigator in the Royal Air Force during the war. After being discharged, he enrolled at Goldsmiths College in London. Much later, in 1962, Irvin returned to Goldsmiths, where he taught for twenty years. Irvin has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and in Australia. His works are in many public collections, including The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney; the British Council; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Manchester City Art Gallery; Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

30 Davies Street
London W1K 4NB
T: 44 (0) 20 7493 2488

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Feelings 3 @ Sound Workshop

Feelings 3
Photographs by Justin Clifford Rhody & Paintings by Peter Shear
Opening: July 21, 6 - 10 PM
Sound Workshop
1021 S. Walnut Street
Bloominton, IN

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sandra Blow: 1925 - 2006

Exerpt from Sandra Blows obituary in the Guardian, by Michael McNay:

Blow was born in London, where her father was a fruit wholesaler at Spitalfields market. As a child she often visited her grandparents' farm, where she loved to paint the Kentish orchards, and at the age of 15 her family realised that art was her thing. So she went to St Martin's and - her own description - discovered paradise. "My father didn't know anything about art," she said later, "but made sure I had a roof over my head and food, so I was free to work."
In truth, it was work and play. "I can't believe how insouciant we all were," she said. During the war years she would meet other painters like Lucian Freud and John Minton at the Mandrake or the Gargoyle club, or at the Colony Club in Soho, a favourite watering hole of Francis Bacon and the subject of a famous painting by Michael Andrews.
"Lucian once took me to the top of a bombed church in Soho," she told an interviewer in later life. "There were two towers left and he leapt over the gap. 'You can't possibly expect me to do that,' I said. 'Just think of it as if you were on the escalator in Selfridges,' he replied."
Read the full article here.

Sandra Blow © Ida Kar

Sandra Blow 1959 © Roger Mayne

Sandra Blow © Ida Kar

Sandra Blow in her studio in St Ives, Cornwall, in 2002 Photograph: Antonio Olmos

Sandra Blow © Gary Treadwell

All images of Blow's work © The Estate of Sandra Blow

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Decade @ Gregory Lind Gallery

Don Voisine, New Moon, 2011, oil on wood panel, 28 x 20 inches.

Decade: Celebrating Ten Years
Opening reception: July 14, 3 - 6 PM
July 5 - August 18, 2012

Exhibiting Artists:  Reed Anderson, Richard Baker, Sarah Bostwick, Tom Burckhardt,
Thomas Campbell, Chris Corales, Jim Gaylord, Chris Gentile,
Seth Koen, Ed Loftus, Jake Longsteth, Bob Matthews,
Christian Maychack, Eamon O’Kane, Aaron Parazette,
Anders Ruhwald, Jovi Schnell, Barbara Takenaga, Daniel Turner,
Don Voisine, Sarah Walker, Leigh Wells, Karla Wozniak, and Will Yackulic

49 Geary Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Diane Hoffman @ Gallery K

Image courtesy of the artist.

Diane Hoffman
Opening: July 5, 1 - 4 PM
Gallery K
1 Old South Warf
Nantucket, MA
508.566.3969 for more information.

The Perfect Nude @ Charlie Smith London

Above image by Vincent Hawkins