Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jake Berthot: 1939 - 2014

 Red Point (Form for Brancusi), 1991, oil on linen, 21 1/4 x 16 in.
Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York

Follow the link to read Elisa Jensen's tribute to Berthot on artcritical.
Find Jennifer Samet's interview with Berthot here: Beer with a Painter:Jake Berthot.

Jake Berthot by Arthur Mones, 1990, Gelatin silver photograph, 10 7/16 x 13 1/2 in.
Brooklyn Museum, © Estate of Arthur Mones

Skull, 2012, oil on linen, 27 1/8 x 21 1/8
Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York

Working Knowledge @ Lorimoto

Robert Otto Epstein

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Studio Visit with Jeff Frederick

Jeff Frederick was born in Concord, New Hampshire and currently lives and works in New York, City.

He received a BA from Vassar and an MFA from Brooklyn College (CUNY) in 2010.

Frederick's Handheld Paintings can currently be seen in the group exhibition Back In Situ, Or Turns at Centotto in Brooklyn and he recently had work on view in this year's NurtureArt benefit, at Life on Mars' Summer Invitational, and at Storefront Ten Eyck's Arts in Bushwick BOS Benefit exhibition.

For more information and to view more paintings and a video of Frederick's working process follow the link to his site here.

 Hand held paintings



 Hand held paintings

 Hand held paintings

Jeff Frederick in his studio in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Debra Ramsay Interviewed on Studio Critical

Debra Ramsay, A Year of Color, Adjusted for Daylength, 2014, acrylic on Dura-Lar, 40 x 60 inches.

Above: Yellow Trail, Fall from the grouping Yellow Trail, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, acrylic on museum board, each: 20 x 30 inches.

Debra Ramsay gives insight into her studio practice in an interview with Valerie Brennan for Studio Critical here.

Look for Ramsay's work in a two person show with Alex Paik coming up at TSA in Bushwick; in February of 2015.

Images courtesy of the artist.

Contemporary British Painting @ Saint Marylebone Crypt

Above: Terry Greene

Contemporary British Painting @ St. Marylebone Crypt
Monday 8 Dec 2014 – Thursday 1 Jan 2014
An exhibition of 40 British Painters (organised by Simon Burton)
Edwin Aitken | Amanda Ansell |
Claudia Boese | Jon Braley | Julian Brown | Simon Burton | Andrew Crane | Pen Dalton | Lisa Denyer |
Annabel Dover | Nathan Eastwood | Wendy Elia | Christopher Gee |
Chris Gilvan-Cartright | Terry Greene | Susan Gunn | Alex Hanna |
Marguerite Horner | Barbara Howey | SilvieJacobi | Kelly Jayne | Sue Kennington | Matthew Krishanu | Bryan Lavelle | Nick Middleton |
Andrew Munoz | Stephen Newton |
Gideon Pain | Barbara Peirson | Alison Pilkington | Robert Priseman
| Freya Purdue | James Quin | Greg Rook | Katherine Russell | David
Sullivan | Judy Tucker | Julie Umerle |
Jacquie Utley | Sean Williams
St. Marylebone Crypt 
Saint Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road

Winter Group Show @ Gray Contemporary

Gray Contemporary
Houston, TX

Friday, December 12, 2014

Back to the Future, Part 1 and Light Box @ Life on Mars

Yevgeniya Baras, Untitled 1, 2013, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Back to the Future, Part 1
and in the Project Room: Light Box
Opening December 12, 6 - 9 pm
December 12 - January 11
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11026

Willard Boepple @ Lori Bookstein

Willard Boepple, Inside Out, 2014, aluminum, 84 x 43 x 23 1/2 inches

From the press release:

This exhibition will be comprised of recent sculptures from the “Trestles” series. Karen Wilkin writes of the work: 

Boepple approaches architectural scale in these shambling, animated constructions, which at once evoke industrial artifacts and creatures able to move under their own power. The delimiting frameworks of the “Looms” and “Trestles” and the instantly recognizable supports of the “Ladders,” have here been subsumed by loose-jointed assemblies of linear elements that seem potentially mobile. At the same time, we are aware of the industrial underpinnings of these exuberant sculptures, faint echoes of utilitarian objects constructed with iron beams that return us to the origins of Boepple’s approach to sculpture, when Picasso and González, for the first time, made works of art using the same techniques that were used to build motorcars and tall buildings. [1]

This exhibition will coincide with the release of a new monograph of the artist published by Lund Humphries. Willard Boepple Sculpture: The Sense of Things is written by Karen Wilkin with a forward by Michael Fried. The publication will be available for purchase from the gallery.

Willard Boepple was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1945, and grew up in Berkeley, California. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1963), the University of California at Berkeley (1963-64), RISD (1967) and CUNY City College (1968). After teaching at Bennington College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he returned to New York, where he has lived for over thirty years. He has exhibited widely here and abroad, at galleries including Acquavella, André Emmerich, Tricia Collins and Broadbent Gallery, London. His work belongs to such noted institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Storm King Art Center and The Fitz William Museum in Cambridge, UK. Boepple served as chairman of the Triangle Artists' Workshop for twenty years, an artist residency program which he helped replicate in Africa and the Caribbean. 

[1] Wilkin, Karen. “Openness and Transparency: Ladders and Looms, Towers and Trestles,” Willard Boepple Sculpture: The Sense of Things. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Lund Humpries, 2014. p. 69. 

Image courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Willard Boepple: Sculpture
through December 20
Lori Bookstein Fine Art
138 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seen in Chelsea: December 6 - 11

Martin Puryear
Matthew Marks Gallery

Martin Puryear, Big Phrygian, 2010-2014, painted red cedar, 58x40x76 inches

 Martin Puryear, Up and Over, 2014, cast ductile iron, 18 5/8x26 1/2x12 3/4 inches

Martin Puryear, Faux Vitrine (detail), 2014, mirror polished stainless steel, curly maple, black walnut, marine plywood, japan color, 73 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 40 3/4 inches

Images courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper 1951 - 1991
Paul Kasmin Gallery

 Robert Motherwell, Black Asterisk, 1951, 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

 Robert Motherwell, I.H. Series No. 5, 1970, 22 1/4 x 17 inches

Robert Motherwell, Untitled (Grand Vin on Red), 1973, 37 7/8 x 20 inches

Robert Motherwell, Midday Sun, 1985, 28 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Images courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

Louise Bourgeois: Suspension
Cheim & Read

 Louise Bourgeois, installation view

 Louise Bourgeois, installation view

Louise Bourgeois, installation view

Images courtesy of Cheim & Read

Paul Jenkins
Robert Miller Gallery

 Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Windward Side, 1976, acrylic on canvas, 77 x 75 inches

 Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Prisms from Rhodes, 1984, acrylic on canvas, 77 x 58 inches

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Tibetan Light Shadows, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 77 x 96 inches

Images courtesy of Robert Miller Gallery

Frank Stella Sculpture
Marianne Boesky Gallery

 Frank Stella, K. 150, 2014, ABS, 96 x 66 x 75 inches

 Frank Stella, Puffed Star II, 2014, polished aluminum, 224 1/4 x 224 1/2 x 224 1/2 inches

Frank Stella, Sanibel to Sobolnoye, 2014, foam, fiber glass, and stainless steel, 117 x 85 x 48 inches

Images courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery

12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974 / 2014
Steven Kasher Gallery

 Andrea Belag, Soothsayer, 2014, oil on linen, 60 x 70 inches

 Robert Bordo, Visiting Artist, 2014, oil on canvas on fiberboard, 32 x 40 inches

 Nicholas Carone, Untitled, ca. 1952, oil on canvas, 45 x 64 inches

 Joyce Pensato, Silver Clown II, 2013, oil and metallic paint on linen, 90 x 80 inches

George McNeil, Dancer #12, 1970, oil on linen, 60 x 56 inches

Images courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery

Picasso and Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style 
Pace Gallery

 Pablo Picasso, Woman in Armchair (Jacqueline), 1962, oil on canvas, 63 3/4 x 51 inches

 Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style, installation view

Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline with Black Scarf, 1954, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 3/4 inches

Images courtesy of Pace Gallery

Picasso and the Camera, curated by John Richardson
Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso © David Douglas Duncan, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Austin

 Pablo Picasso, Autoportrait avec Portrait d'homme 
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 (Left to right) La grande statue (1930), Buste de femme (Marie-Thérèse) (1931), and Tête de femme (Marie-Thérèse) (1931) in Picasso' sculpture studio, Château de Boisgeloup, France, 1931
Archives Olga Ruiz-Picasso
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Picasso and the Camera, installation view

Images courtesy of Gagosian Gallery