Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chuck Webster's Shelter @ Fred Giampietro

Stephen Maine @ 490 Atlantic Gallery

Stephen Maine: Halftone Paintings
Opening Reception: Saturday April 5, 6 - 9 PM
April 5 - May 10, 2014
490 Atlantic Gallery
490 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Raymond Hendler @ Berry Campbell

From the Press Release:

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Raymond Hendler: Swinging Heart an exhibition featuring the expressionist style paintings the artist created between 1957 and 1964.

A first-generation action painter, Raymond Hendler started his career as an Abstract Expressionist in Paris, as early as 1949.  In the years that followed, he played a significant role in the movement, both in New York, where he was a friend of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock, and in Philadelphia, where he ran an avant-garde gallery between 1952 and 1954.  His work evolved from overall tightly-wound linear webs to abstract pictograms that blend a personal language with hints at figuration. Of the latter works, Kline remarked in 1962: “The direct austere design and color complexes paint the image without undue nuances—with clarity and mature independence.”

"Raymond Hendler exhibited a group of abstract paintings that displayed rare high spirits. Using a great deal of fresh white, Hendler devised extremely simple symbols which he dispersed felicitously on his shining grounds. These bright, often linear hieroglyphs serve both as pictorial animators-they often flow in winding patterns or like fluent handwriting-and as references to the plentitude of the artist's existence. Gardens and sky and human joy are read in these exceedingly compressed forms."
-Dore Ashton, 1964


Raymond Hendler: Swinging Heart
Through April 26, 2014
Berry Campbell
530 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Eve Aschheim @ Lori Bookstein Fine Art

From the Press Release:

Eve Aschheim’s latest body of work is marked by the artist’s expanding exploration of color, by her deepening engagement with non-Euclidean geometry and by her
further extension of Kazimir Malevich’s interest in the fourth dimension toward elusive and shifting perceptual states. Fractured and reconfigured pictorial spaces are
articulated by vibrant hues ranging from ice blues and acid greens to strident yellows and bright magentas. The artist’s use of color not only broadens her pictorial
vocabulary to further inform her compositions, but she also uses color to create specific sensations and atmosphere. Color is used in different ways in these new
paintings. In a single painting, this can include high key colors that interact with neutral color areas, flushes of transparent color that simultaneously appear to move
forward and backward through pictorial space, and color that is suggestive of light.

Indicative of the artist’s interest in states of transition, Aschheim’s work is often marked by a sense of implied motion. Pictorial structures seem to disassemble, come
together and reform. The result is a dynamic fictive reality that exists between multiple states of visual constructions, allowing the viewer the opportunity to see one
image, and then another without being able to settle on a final picture. In an interview with John Seed from 2013, Aschheim revels her interest “in that moment before
thought has fully coalesced, when the choices are like a glimmer of some possibility.” [1]

Eve Aschheim (b. 1958, New York) received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the University of California, Davis. Aschheim is a
lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where she has taught full time since 2001. A recent John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
fellow, the artist has also received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-
Krasner Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Bannister
Gallery, Rhode Island College, the New York Studio School, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.  

Eve Aschheim
Through April 19, 2014
Lori Bookstein Fine Art
138 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Jason Karolak and Antoine LeFebvre @ Flecker Gallery

Convergence: Jason Karolak and Antoine LeFebvre
Through April 3, 2014
Maurice N. Flecker Memorial Gallery of Art
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

Sunday, March 23, 2014

James Brooks @ Van Doren Waxter

#13, 1949, oil on osnaburg, 54 1/4x 37 1/4 in.

James Brooks: Paintings and Works on Paper 1945 - 1949
Through April 25, 2014
23 E 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

The Indexical Mark @ Life on Mars

 Installation view.

Installation view with Karen Schwartz and Karin Davie

 Karin Davie

 Ben La Rocco

 Ben La Rocco (detail)

 Ben Pritchard (detail)

 Ben Pritchard

 Whitney Wood Bailey

Whitney Wood Bailey

 Fran O'Neill

 Fran O'Neill (detail)

 Installation view with Etty Yaniv and Ben Pritchard.

 Joel Longenecker

 Joel Longenecker (detail)

 Mike Olin

 Susan Rothenberg

 Susan Rothenberg (detail)

 Installation view.

The Indexical Mark
Through April 6, 2014
Life on Mars
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206