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Émile Lahner: Forms!

Autoportrait, 1926
Paysage bucolique, 1926
Formes et espaces, 1928
Paysage urbain, 1948

From the artist's Wikipedia page:
Emile Lahner (28 September 1893 – 14 December 1980) was an Hungarian born painter[1] who moved to Paris in 1924 and became part of the School of Paris, a group of international artists working in Paris between 1900 and 1940. Lahner was born in 1893 in the village of Nagyberezna in the Carpathian Mountains of Hungary. Lahner's mother died in childbirth and he became an orphan at the age of seven when his father was killed in an accident. Placed in the care of a bishop guardian, he was sent to boarding school to begin training as an engineer. Lahner abandoned his engineering career in 1921 and enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Budapest where he studied under the masters Janos Vaszary and Kochine, seminal figures in the Art Nouveau movement. During World War I, neighboring Romania and the new Soviet Republic sacked much of Hungary. The subsequent "Red Terro…

New In The Studio

(in progress)

All work acrylic on canvas, aprox. 56 x 58 in. ©Paul Behnke

Thornton Willis @ Elizabeth Harris Gallery


James Erikson:Quartet @ LGTripp Gallery

Installation view of Quartet, paintings by James Erikson
A Song For You, 2012, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 in.
Finding A Place, 2012, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 in.

From the Artist's Statement:
I am drawn to the simple forms of monuments and monoliths but also to their deep connection to life and death. My paintings are not about particular monuments or monoliths but I do want them to function on a similar, basic human level emotionally. I hope they are reflective of the contemporary human experience.

Sunday Morning April, 2011, oil on canvas, 56 x 54 in.
Slow Morning, 2012, oil on canvas, 54 x 56 in.
Golden Window, 2012, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 in.
Scholar's Stone, 2012, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 in.
From an installation of Small Paintings, oil on canvas or linen.
From an installation of Small Paintings, oil on canvas or linen.
From an installation of Small Paintings, oil on canvas or linen.
From an installation of Small Paintings, oil on canvas or linen.
Finding A Place (detail), 2012, oil on canvas,…

Don't Forget Beat Nite in Bushwick!

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A.R. Penck And The Photography of Benjamin Katz

Nachtgeistertotenvogeltanz, 1971, acrylic on canvas, 112.25 x 112.25 in.
London, 1985

Currently there are two exhibits of A.R. Penck's work showing in Manhattan.
Michael Werner A.R. Penck: New Paintings January 10 - March 9, 2013 4 E 77th Street New York, NY 10075
Leo Koenig, Inc. A.R. Penck, Before the West: Select Work from the 1970's January 17 - February 23, 2013 545 W 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
Ich in Lörsfeld, 1989, 100 x 70 cm.
Köln, 1985

Köln, ca. 1981
Der Wahnsinn der Vergagenheit ist Irreparabel, 1977, acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 70 1/8 in.
Der Teufel, woodcut
w/ Anselm Kiefer, 1984
w/ family, Köln, 1981
All photographs were taken by

Bushwick and Ridgewood: Currently Showing

TSA: Angular Seduction
January 11 - February 17, 203

Jason Karolak, Untitled (P-0928), oil on linen, 13 x 15 in.
Maya Hayuk, Bonfire (X), acrylic on canvas on panel, 68 x 68 in. Anna Kunz, Night Painting (with Scrim), oil and enamel on panel, fabric, tape, wood, 23.5 x 34.5 in.
Karl LaRocca, Acting from Behind and Advantage with a Weapon, acrylic on panel, 27.5 x 27.5 in.
(l to r) Jason Karolak, Kirk Stoller and Anna Kunz
Melissa Oresky and Karl LaRocca
Karl LaRocca, Silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 11 in.
TSA 44 Stewart Ave, #49 Brooklyn, NY 11237

Parallel Art Space: Real Op January 12 - February 17, 2013
Aaron Williams and Cathy Nan Quinlan
Jeff Fichera, Personal Code, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 in.
Jeff Fichera, and Cathy Nan Quinlan (r)
Cathy Nan Quinlan, Green Grapes, Red Gingham, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 in.
Cathy Nan Quinlan, Green Grapes, Red Gingham (detail)

Parallel Art Space 17-17 Troutman Street #220 Ridgewood, NY 11385