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Terry Frost

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Terry Frost, Yellow February, 1957, oil on board, 47.95 x 59.93 in.


Terry Frost began painting in 1943 whilst he was a prisoner of war in Germany. 

He moved to St Ives in 1946 and studied under Leonard Fuller. Subsequently, he attended Camberwell School of Art and the St. Ives School of Art. In 1951 he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

His first one-man exhibition in London was at the Leicester Galleries in 1952 and in New York at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery in 1960. Frost taught at both the Bath Academy of Art and at Leeds College of Art. He was a member of the London Group in 1958. 
-Courtesy of the James Hyman gallery's website.


Terry Frost, photographer unkown. Courtesy of Beaux Arts London

After Lorca By Ted Hughes

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Arshile Gorky, Dark Green Painting, ca.1948, oil on canvas, 43 3/4 x 55 1/2 in. © 2009 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


AFTER LORCA by Ted Hughes

The clock says "When will it be morning?" The sun says "Noon hurt me." 
The river cries with its mouthful of mud  And the sea moves every way without moving.
Out of my ear grew a reed Never touched by mouth.  Paper yellows, even without flame,  But in words carbon has already become diamond.
A supple river of mirrors I run on Where great shadows rise to the glance,  Flowing all forward and bringing  The world through my reflection.
A voice like a ghost that is not Rustle that dead in passage  Leaving the living chilled,  Wipe clear the pure glass of stone.
Wipe clear the pure stone of flesh.

A song tickling God's ear Till he laughs and catches it with his hand A song with a man's face That God holds up in his fingers.

On The Edge @ Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art

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Douglas Witmer @ Blank Space

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Blank Space  511 W 25th Street Suite 204 New York, NY 10001

Group Show of Gallery Artists @ Margaret Thatcher Projects

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Kevin Finklea, Go Steal Ahead #9, 2010, acrylic on plywood, 8.25 x 13 x 12.5 in. (Image courtesy of Margaret Thatcher Projects)




A Group Show of Gallery Artists Opening: January 17, 6 - 8 PM January 17 - February 9, 2013 Margaret Thatcher Projects 539 West 23rd St New York, NY 10011


Modern British Painting And Sculpture @ Hillsboro Fine Art

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Sandra Blow, Eclipse, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm. (Image courtesy of Hillsboro Fine Art)
Modern British Painting and Sculpture With work by Gillian Ayres, Terry Frost, Anthony Caro, John Hoyland, Sandra Blow and others. Opening: January 17th, 6 - 8 PM January 17 - February 16, 2013 Hillsboro Fine Art 49 Parnell Square West  Dublin 1, Ireland Gallery Hours of Business
Monday - Friday: 10.30am-6.00pm
Saturday: 10.30am-4.00pm

James Erikson @ LG Tripp Gallery

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James Erikson exhibits vibrant, subtle paintings in his first one person show at LG Tripp Gallery.

James Erikson: Quartet Opening reception: Saturday January 26, 5 - 7 PM January 25 - February 23, 2013 LG Tripp Gallery 47 - 49 N. Second Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Interview on Ahtcast

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Paul Behnke, 2013, Di Prima's Trophy, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 38 in.


I'm very happy to have my work featured in a podcast interview on Ahtcast.com. AhtCast is a platform for artist interviews conducted by painter Phillip J Mellen.
You can listen to my interview here. (audio podcast is at the bottom of post)
Other artists interviewed include:
Lorri Ott and Loren Monk


Brett Baker @ Elizabeth Harris Gallery

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Fernande II, 2004-07, oil on canvas, 20 x 18"
Igitur IV, 2012, oil on canvas, 5 x 4"
Quadraturin, 2009-12, oil on canvas, 16 x 14"
Sutulin's Light, 2007-12, oil on canvas, 18 x 17"
Brett Baker
Painter's Table III, 2009-11, oil on canvas, 12 x 12"
Igitur II, 2009-12, oil on canvas, 8 x 6"
Artist/curator Julie Torres and Brett Baker at Baker's opening @ Elizabeth Harris, NYC.


Brett Baker Paintings January 4 - February 2, 2013 Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W 20th Street New York, NY 10011

Dale McNeil @ Curating Contemporary

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Serene in Strength, 2012, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in.
Please check out the online exhibition I curated of Dale McNeil's new work on Curating Contemporary, a website run by Brian Edmonds and dedicated to hosting artist-curated exhibitions on a rotating monthly basis. 
View the exhibition here.
Below is my essay on McNeil's work:

Studio Visit With Dale McNeil

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Last October I was able to visit, painter, Dale McNeil's studio in Memphis, TN. This photo blog presents studio views and unfinished work that  McNeil was preparing for his upcoming online exhibition @ Brian Edmond's Curating Contemporary website.






A line from the artist's statement:
I use my paintings as a record of ideas easily forgotten and often misunderstood. I keep my tools for recording simple and often they are imperfect. Paint is not a perfect record, paint is not perfect, paint is evidence of life.








A quote jotted in the artist's sketchbook:
"…the simple imitation impulse to enter into disputation with nature as, on the other hand, the utilization of natural forces (which is, after all, also a disputation with nature) has to do with the higher psychic impulse to create gods for oneself." (Worringer "Abstraction and Empathy" p12)