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Thanks For Attending An Awful Rainbow

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Photo by Robin Stout

Thanks to everyone who came out last Thursday and helped me celebrate the opening of my show, An Awful Rainbow @ Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. Below are a few photos of the installation.  The show is up through May 18th. Also thanks to Kathy, Alex and Debra @ KMFA  for all their work in making the show possible.



There is a full color catalog accompanying the exhibition with an essay by James Panero.






Paul Behnke @ Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

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Please join me for the opening of my one person show, An Awful Rainbow, at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.
A full color catalog is available with an essay by James Panero. Read the essay here.

Paul Behnke: An Awful Rainbow
Opening: Thursday, April 18, 6-8PM.
April 18 - May 18, 2013
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

In Process: Gabriel Phipps

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Gabriel Phipps is painter based in Brooklyn, NY. Here he presents two recent works and let's us in on their progression and his decision making process. Recently Phipps curated and participated inSimultaneity(up thru May 19)at the Sherman Gallery at BU College of Fine Arts. Phipps is represented in New York by Howard Scott Gallery .

Gabriel Phipps in his studio, Brooklyn, NY 2013

The First painting presented here is:
Fault Line II, diptych, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 40 in. 
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IV. Fault Line II, diptych, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 40 in. 

Artist Statement:

Ben La Rocco @ Janet Kurnatowski Gallery

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Ben La Rocco, Generating the Zodiac, 2013, oil and graphite on wood, 11x48 in.


From the Press Release:

Janet Kurnatowski is pleased to present "Fugue State", new paintings by Ben La Rocco. This will be the artist's third solo show with the gallery. Fugue State will be on view from March 22 - April 21, 2013. The gallery will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31st. Please join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, March 22nd from 7-9pm.

La Rocco's panoramic paintings reveal the possibility of a visual space-time continuum.  These works create an experience that induces a mode of contemplation concerned with the theoretical origins of knowledge and the known universe.  La Rocco uses long, horizontal panels to knowingly negate the physical effects of gravity,  which provides  the viewer with  a free-floating and omniscient position  vis-a-vis  outer space. La Rocco's formal decisions astutely reinforce his appropriation of ancient graphic symbols.  These cosmic…

Philippe Richard @ THEODORE:Art

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Untitled, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 19.75 x 14.25 in.

Untitled, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 13 x 10.25 in.

Untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 6 x 12 in.

Untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 in.


From the Press Release:

Theodore:Art is very pleased to present “International Incident”, an exhibition of paintings by Philippe Richard. This will be Paris-based Richard's first one-person show in the United States.

Like the artist himself, the paintings exhibited in “International Incident” combine a certain charming insouciance with contemporary intellectual concerns and historical painting traditions.

In his new work, Richard approaches the construction of his abstract structures with carefree sensitivity. His painting practice aims to present a kind of logic, with associations, analogy, obsessive investigation all manifested in the picture plane. Richard's paintings consist of networks of lines and curves, of points and ovoid shapes. These formations suggest cells dividing and multiplyin…

Paint: Elizabeth Sheppell & Justine Rubin @ Rialto Center For The Arts

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Independents @ The Green Hill Center For NC Art

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Independents: Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez, and Bonnie Melton curated by Edie Carpenter
April 5 - June 2, 2013
Green Hill Center for NC Art 200 N. Davie Street Box 4 Greensboro, NC 27401