Saturday, November 30, 2013

Backstory on Tilted Arc

Paul Behnke, No Title, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 18x18 in.

Very happy to be included on Tilted Arc's site in their Backstory series. Here painters are invited to share insight into a particular piece or body of work.

Read my entry here:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Trestle's Annual Winter Sale

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Studio Visit w/ Jodie Manasevit

This week I had the pleasure of visiting the studio of Bushwick based painter, Jodie Manasevit.
In Manasevit's abstract work nuanced, spirited color combinations, and segmented forms are enhanced by a varied application of paint. Taken in as a whole these elements converge to produce a rich, frantic visual experience that never wholly masks the planning and consideration that are crucial to their making.

Manasevit received an MFA from Hunter College in 1985. She has mounted one person exhibitions at the Worchester Art Museum, Diacono Fine Arts in Boston, and at White Columns in New York, among other venues.
Currently Manasevit is represented by Berry Campbell in New York, NY.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In Process With Christopher Quirk

Christopher Quirk's ambiguous abstract paintings resist literal interpretation. Instead they convey a sense of the sublime by subjugating allusions to the body, and biological and geographical elements in favor of letting paint be paint.
Here the Brooklyn based painter gives us a look at the development of Not up, not down, 2013.
The painting seems to start as distinct halves but the sections are soon joined by a bridge of marks and drips that seem to be contained, in the end, by an icy curtain of white.

I began with silver acrylic, followed that with some washes of color in oil and built from there. In the final photo you can see (barely, pencil doesn't photograph well) the drawing at the top of the painting, the last element to be applied. I use a combination of fluid and direct applications as well as glazing, and tend to build paintings layer by layer and let the final image emerge. There is quite a bit of improvisation involved, as I generally don't work from drawings, photos or other plan. How the painting resonates, much like tone and timbre in a musical performance, is as important as what's "in" the painting. I don't hear people talk about that so much but I think about it a lot, as it shapes the whole experience of looking at a painting.

-Christopher Quirk

Not up, not down, 2013, oil, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 60x72in.

For more information about Quirk and his work visit his website.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Emmanuel Ballangé / Exposition de Peintures

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For more information on Ballangé and his work check out this interview from Standard Interview from 2012.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Richard Timperio @ Janet Kurnatowski and G Grippo Art + Design

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Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100 @ Temp Art Space

From the Press Release:

On the occasion of Ad Reinhardt’s Centennial, TEMP Art Space is pleased to
announce Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100, an exhibition that displays Reinhardt’s rarely shown writings, notes, and diagrams alongside works by thirteen established and emerging contemporary abstract artists.
Correspondences features works by Sebastian Black, Keltie Ferris, Wade Guyton, Jacob Kassay, Zak Kitnick, Scott Lyall, Yoshiaki Mochizuki, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Nathlie Provosty, Julia Rommel, Michael Scott, and Don Voisine.

Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100
Through December 14, 2013
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

Jack Davidson @ Sometimes (works of art)

Jack Davidson: When We Touch
Through January 3, 2014
83 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paintings And Painted Objects On The Lower East Side: 11/9/2013

Below you will find a photo essay of paintings, and sculpture or installations in which color plays an important role, that are now on view on the Lower East Side.

Installation view with curator, J.J. Manford.

Peter Acheson: Rusted Giacometti
Curated by J.J. Manford
Through November 17, 2013
164 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002


Lester Johnson: Dark Paintings
Through November 17, 2013
208 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002

Artist, Nicholas Hamilton takes in the installation.

Rebecca Smith: Interference
Through November 24, 2013
124 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002

Tatiana Kronberg: . . . And there's my marble double
Curated by Chelsea Spengemann
Through November 10, 2013
120 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

Ryan McLaughlin: Raisins
Through December 22, 2013
122 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Sadie Laska: Sarojane
Through December 1, 2013
34 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Leslie Wayne

Craig Fisher

Jim Lee

Gerald Jackson

Leslie Wayne

Physical Property
With work by: Craig Fisher, Gerald Kackson, Marthe Keller, Jim Lee, Stephen Maine, Bonnie Rychlak, Leslie Wayne
Curated by Kim Uchiyama
Through December 7, 2013
163 Chrystie street
New York, NY 10002