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Happy New Year!

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James Ensor
L’Intrigue, 1890
Huile sur toile, 90 x 150 cm
Musée Royal des Beaux Arts, Anvers, Belgique
© ADAGP, Paris 2009

Happy New Year!

Daniel Levine @ Churner and Churner

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Daniel Levine: The Way Around Opening reception: January 9, 6-8 PM January 9 - February 22, 2014 Churner and Churner 205 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011

Brooklyn Boys Go Bowling @ Theodore:Art

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From the Press Release:

Theodore:Art is pleased to present the work of four idiosyncratic Brooklyn based painters.

Michael Callaghan was born in San Francisco, California and received a degree in Biophysics from UC Berkeley. He worked at UC San Francisco Medical School and Haverford College in the chemistry department before moving to the film industry where he was an assistant cameraman for several years in New York City. Michael Callaghan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Steven Charles is a New York based artist born in England. He earned his BA from the University of North Texas and his MFA from Temple University in Rome. His works have been exhibited in New York in solo shows at Pierogi, Brooklyn and Marlborough, New York, as well as abroad in Canada and Spain. Most recently Charles had solo exhibitions at Stux Gallery, New York, and at Associated Gallery, Brooklyn. In 2000, his work earned him both a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation …

Drifter: Curated by David Rhodes @ Hionas Gallery

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Joe Fyfe and Dennis Hollingsworth
Joe Fyfe
Joe Fyfe
Nichole Cherubini
Mary Heilmann
Martha Clippinger
Dennis Hollingsworth
Martha Clippinger
Joe Fyfe
Cordy Ryman
Cordy Ryman (detail)
Arlene Schechet
Installation view


Drifter Curated by David Rhodes Featuring work by: Nicole Cherubini, Martha Clippinger, Joe Fyfe, Mary Heilmann, Dennis Hollingsworth, Cordy Ryman, and Arlene, Shechet Through January 11, 2014 Hionas Gallery 124 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002

In Process: Marc Cheetham

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Next up in my In Process series is this entry by Marc Cheetham.  Here Cheetham gives us a look at his unique way of building an image. we see the development of the painting The Idea of True North, 2013.
For more information on Cheetham's work check out his website here.
Also his work is currently on view in the exhibition Pair curated by Ian White Williams at Proto Gallery on view through February 9, 2014.










The Idea of True North, 2013, acrylic on burlap on panel, 11x9.5 in.


From the Artist's Statement:
“The Idea of True North” is the first painting that I have finished after a four month lay off, and the first painting that I finished in my new studio. I felt a bit more anxiety starting than I normally do, but that feeling dissipated soon after I started drawing. I came to a general idea about how I wanted the composition relatively quick; however, I struggled with the size and the number of shapes to use. Once I was happy with the composition, I decided which burlap to use based …

Eight Painters @ Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

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Postcard image: Matthew Neil Gehring, For Whom this Glen is Sacred, 2013, oil on canvas, 78x84 in. (click to enlarge)

I am organizing a show for Katheryn Markel Fine Arts and hope you will be able to join us for the opening on January 4th.

From the Press Release:


Eight Painters
Organized by Paul Behnke
With Karen Baumeister, Paul Behnke, Karl Bielik, James Erikson, Matthew Neil Gehring, Dale McNeil, Brooke Moyse, and Julie Torres


January 4, 2014 – February 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM




New York, NY (December 6, 2013) – Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Eight Painters, a group exhibition organized by painter Paul Behnke, presenting new and recent abstract work by Karen Baumeister, Paul Behnke, Karl Bielik, James Erikson, Matthew Neil Gehring, Dale McNeil, Brooke Moyse, and Julie Torres.
The show will run from January 4, 2014 to February 1, 2014.


The exhibit draws inspiration from group exhibitions of the 1940’s and 1950’s, before clever curatorial t…

Carl Andre: Quote

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Carl Andre in 1978.  Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORB

"Art is what we do. Culture is what is done to us. A photograph of an art object is not the art object. An essay about an artist's work is not the artist's work." -Carl Andre

In Process w/ Matthew Fisher

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For this installment of my In Process feature, Matthew Fisher offers this meditation on drawings and how they lead up and relate to, a finished painting.

Louis' Swing, 2013,  ink, glue, and collage on antique paper, 5x7.5 IN
Untitled, 2012, ink and collage on antique paper, 5.5x8 IN 
The Olympians, 2013, acyrlic on canvas, 25 x 40 IN

From the Artist's Statement:

Drawing is a lot like a one night stand for a swinging single. They come. They go. Some hang around for weeks, others are almost forgotten as soon as they're made. Every once in awhile you have a chance encounter with them again, taken back by how nice a drawing was; or worse, what was I thinking then? Flipping through my box of completed drawings this summer, I came across Untitled (2012) and was stuck by the weight of one lone wave rising up from the sea, blindly rolling across the ocean, searching for land, or a sandbar, to complete it's journey with a crash. Reworking the image this year, my drawing style had…

New Work, Five Painters @ Edward Thorp Gallery

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Edward Thorp Gallery

Drifter: Curated by David Rhodes @ Hionas Gallery

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Martha Clippinger, Wonder Wheel, 2012, acrylic and leather on wood, 8x1x1 in.

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Richard Serra @ Gagosian Gallery - W 24th Street

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Richard Serra: New Sculpture Through January 25, 2014 Gagosian Gallery 555 W 24th Street New York, NY 10011

Possibly Painting / Painting Impossible @ Life on Mars

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Looking forward to this panel discussion taking place this Sunday!

Installation View: Context Art Miami 2013

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L to R: work by Christian Haub, Don Martiny, Marilla Palmer, and Paul Behnke Photo courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts


An installation view of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts' Booth E30 @ Context Art Miami 2013.
December 3 - 8, 2013
Art Miami Pavilion / Midtown Miami - Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Context Art Miami w/ Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

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Very happy to be showing work with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts @ Context Art Miami 2013.


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
New York / Bridgehampton
Booth E30

December 3 - 8, 2013
Art Miami Pavilion / Midtown Miami - Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

View catalog.

William Bradley @ Galerie Richard

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From the Press Release:
He is not yet 30, but already London-based William Bradley is taking on the heroes of Abstract Expressionism by challenging their use of automation and spontaneity.  His work begins with abstract gestural watercolors, which are then scanned and digitally manipulated into a calculated arrangement. These resolved designs are then repainted in oil on canvas. His work can be described as "abstract art about abstract art" with an underlying concept that explores the communicative disconnect between artist and viewer that is specific to the pure abstract language. Bradley constructs a language of references or quotes from mostly Abstract Expressionists including Motherwell, Still, Gottlieb, De Kooning, while maintaining his own distinctive approach. 
Bradley does not intend for his paintings to be interpreted as works of Abstract Expressionism. Instead, he exploits characteristics of the style in order to expose the contextual limitations.  Thus…