Monday, October 28, 2013

Basil Beattie @ Jerwood Gallery

Above and Below by Basil Beattie

From the Press Release:

Basil Beattie RA is a major figure in the British avant-garde of the late twentieth and twenty first century. Celebrated for his powerful, large scale abstract works, Beattie has become one of Britain’s most respected abstract painters. Beattie was short-listed for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1998 and 2001. This awe-inspiring exhibition, guest curated by the art historian and critic Mel Gooding, puts into focus Beattie’s most recent work, largely unseen, which shows the continuing influence of American painting from the late fifties, particularly Mark Rothko and Philip Guston.
Many of the paintings in the exhibition feature step motifs, Beattie says of these, "The staircases do not touch the top of the canvas and they don't touch either side. That for me is intriguing, that [there are] ways that look as if one can be optimistic - there's always perhaps the possibility that they don't lead anywhere."

Read John Bunker's review @ Abstract Critical here.

Basil Beattie: Promises, Promises
Through January 8, 2014
Rock-a-Nore Road
East Sussex
TN34 3DW

William Perehudoff @ Berry Campbell

AC-82-D, 1982, acrylic on canvas, 46x32 in.

AC-87-041, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 73.5x54 in. (left), and AP-84-006, 1984, acrylic on paper, 22x30 in.


AC-84-065, 1984, acrylic on canvas, 35x54 in.


From the Press Release:

Inaugural exhibition to feature the paintings of William Perehudoff (1918 – 2013)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, October 5, 2013 – BERRY CAMPBELL, the newest addition to the Chelsea art scene, will have its grand opening on Thursday, October 17.  The ground floor space located at 530 West 24th Street will feature Post-War Modern and Contemporary art with a focus on established as well as emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, including Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Eric Dever, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Jodie Manasevit, William Perehudoff, and Ann Purcell.
BERRY CAMPBELL will showcase the paintings of the noted Canadian artist, William Perehudoff, in an exhibition entitled William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s.  In 2012, Perehudoff was the focus of a full-scale traveling retrospective organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan curated by Karen Wilkin.  BERRY CAMPBELL will feature fifteen significant paintings, including a work from that museum exhibition.
BERRY CAMPBELL is a collaboration between Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, accomplished Manhattan-based art dealers, who have worked with renowned artists and curated numerous exhibitions, many of which were favorably reviewed in publications such as Art in AmericaArtForum,ARTnews, and the New York Times.
Christine Berry began her career at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and then continued on to the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Thirteen years ago, she shifted from the non-profit sector to the commercial world.  As an art dealer, she works with some of the world’s foremost public and private collections.  Martha Campbell started her career at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC before moving on to the commercial sector.  Most recently, she served as director at a major midtown gallery focusing on Modern and Contemporary art.

AC-88-078, 1988, acrylic on canvas, 67x68 in.

AC-87-145, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 67x67 in. (on right)


AP-80-014, 1980, acrylic on paper, 3.5x5.5 in.

AC-87-046, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 32x32 in.

AC-87-023, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 36x54 in.

AC-83-037, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 70x65 in.


AC-89-014, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 44x44 in.

William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980's
Through November 16, 2013
Berry Campbell 
530 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Double Down @ Trestle

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The Double Down
Opening reception: October 25, 7 - 9 PM
October 25 - November 15, 2013
168 7th Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Word-Skeins / Paint- Skeins



ropes of language, flaxen cordage, 
what luxury to coil its supple circumference

in spools, rolls, bobbins, reels, 
weaving and looping,knotting, untangling, 
slipping a blade to its fibers --

instead of history this entitlement,
this private wonder,
this poem.

from Seven Notebooks, by Campbell McGrath

Punchline @ The Institute Library

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Meta Vista @ 16 Wilson

16 Wilson, 16 Wilson Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Matthew Neil Gehring

Jason Karolak, Beth Gilfilen, Paul Behnke and Vincent Como (l to r)

Jason Karolak

Joan Mellon

Beth Gilfilen

Rebecca Murtaugh

Rebecca Murtaugh (detail)

Kirk Stoller

Jason Karolak

Matthew Neil Gehring

Joan Mellon

Paul Behnke

Jason Karolak and Beth Gilfilen

Matthew Neil Gehring and Vincent Como

Paul Behnke and Joan Mellon (center)

Matthew Neil Gehring

Joan Mellon

Rachel Beach

Vincent Como

Beth Gilfilen

Opening night. Photo by Matthew Neil Gehring

Opening night. Photo by Matthew Neil Gehring

Meta Vista
Curated by Matthew Neil Gehring
Hosted by Deborah Brown

With work by: Rachel Beach, Paul Behnke, Vincent Como, Matthew Neil Gehring, Beth Gilfilen, Jason Karolak, Joan Mellon, Rebecca Murtaugh, and Kirk Stoller

Runs through November 9, 2013
16 Wilson
16 Wilson Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

gallery hours: Sat - Sun, 1 - 6 PM

Also on view concurrently at