Showing posts from August, 2013

Reliquary In The Shape Of An Arm

Reliquary in the Shape of an Arm silver sheets on wood, cabochons, and glass North French made about 1200 - 1250

As reliquaries house fragments of saints' bodies, they sometimes reflect the shape of a limb. This blessing arm contains a relic of Saint Fiacre, as indicated by the partial Latin inscription. Famous for healing the sick, Fiacre, of Irish origin, died near Meaux, France, in the seventh century, and the city was the focus of his cult until the french Revolution. This lifesize reliquary made the idea of the saint's presence particularly vivid.

*on view @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Clyfford Still And Franz Kline Works On Display @ The Metropolitan Museum

Above paintings: Clyfford Still

Above paintings: Franz Kline

Invisible Realms @ The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred Opening reception: August 29, 4 - 6 PM August 22 - October 12, 2013
Featuring work by: Lynn Aldrich, Fabian Astore, Adam Belt, Kent Anderson Butler, Linda Ekstrom, Hadassa Goldvicht, Mary Heebner, Father Bill Moore, Linda Saccoccio, Susan Savage, Marie Schoeff, Duncan Simcoe, and Michael Tracy
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 955 La Paz Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Now You See It, Now You Don't @ Terrace Studios And Gallery

Very happy to have work included in this annual exhibition.

Now You See It, Now You Don't : The Terrace Eighth Annual Open 2013 Curated by Karl Bielik Opening: Saturday August, 31st, 3 - 7 PM Terrace Studios and Gallery 4-17 Frederick Terrace London E8

In Process: Karl Bielik

Karl Bielik in his London studio, 2013

Today's In Process post features, London based abstract painter, Karl Bielik. I first became aware of Bielik's poetic, muscular brand of abstraction in 2011 and have followed his work closely ever since.
In December of 2011 I participated in an exhibition (Done Paint Done) in London curated by Bielik and was able to visit his studio. You can view that post here.
Here Bielik documents the development of a large work that eventually becomes Tumble - completed in2013. This is an exceptional opportunity to view the artist's hand and mind at work through each twist and turn of alternately minute or sweeping, painterly, workings and revisions.

About the artist:
Working on a multitude of paintings at a time, Karl Bielik's brew of abstractions are developed in batches.  Irregular canvases cover his studio walls and floors, where he shifts from one painting to another, experimenting playfully with mark making.  Formal lines taken from photographs …

Simultaneity @ Flecker Gallery

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Flecker Gallery SUNY Suffolk, Ammerman Campus 533 College Road Southampton Bldg. 2nd Floor Selden, NY 11784

Meta Vista @ 16 Wilson (Formerly Storefront Bushwick)

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Very happy to be included in this exhibition curated by Matthew Neil Gehring and hosted by Deborah Brown.
Meta Vista October 18 - November 9, 2013 opening reception: Friday October 18, 6 - 9 PM 16 Wilson, Brooklyn, NY (formerly Storefront Bushwick)
Artists: Rachel Beach, Paul Behnke, Vincent Como, Matthew Neil Gehring, Beth Gilfilen, Jason Karolak, Joan Mellon, Rebecca Murtaugh and Kirk Stoller

David Rhodes @ Hionas Gallery

Untitled (2013), acrylic on raw canvas, 20 x 19 in.

David Rhodes: Schwarzwälde September 8 - October 13, 2013 Opening reception: Sunday, September 8, 6 - 8 PM Hionas Gallery 124 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002

*image courtesy of the artist and Hionas Gallery

Studio Visit With Jordan Broadworth

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit the Long Island City studio of Canadian born, New York based painter, Jordan Broadworth. Broadworth's layred, evocative pieces present multiple takes on the figure / ground relationship as isolated segments blur or refine depths of field. The focus is constantly shifted between planes and layers, the hard edge and the liltingly biomorphic. The employed grid combines with a metaphysical openness to lull viewers  into a techno trance and jolt them back out again. The resulting paintings are grand, superb hybrids of our increasingly digital environment and a more expansive, human reservoir that we seek even as we leave it behind.

Broadworth in his studio, Long Island City, 2013

From the artist's statement:
Paintings lead double lives nowadays. Every flesh and blood work spawns a pixilated and highly itinerate twin. How we read and interpret paintings has changes through the experience of viewing work on-line. Serving as a control group for im…