Friday, June 20, 2014

Never Mind the Bullocks: Summer Invitational @ Life on Mars

Life on Mars and Michael David have been such a fantastic shot in the arm to the painting community in Bushwick. I'm very honored to be showing with this incredible line up in the Summer Invitational. Thanks to Fran O'Neill and Michael David for including me. 
And please join us for the opening next Friday, June 27th from 6-9 PM.

To Leo: A Tribute to Leo Rabkin from the American Abstract Artists @ Sideshow Gallery

Installation view with sculpture by Jim Osman (foreground).

Ce Roser

Installation view w/ Julian Jackson, Ward Jackson, and Phillis Ideal (clockwise from top)

Claire Seidl

Installation view.

Thornton Willis

Dipizio, Erik Levesque, and Pinkney Herbert (on right)

Anne Russinof

Margaret Neill

Steven Alexander

Richard Timperio and Matthew Deleget

Don Voisine

Stephen Westfall

Tom Evans
Emily Berger

Mary Schiliro (center)

Installation view.

Installation view.

To Leo: A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists
through July 13, 2014
319 Bedford Ave.
Williamsburg, NY 11211

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Upcoming Shows: Elizabeth Gilfilen

Murmur, 2014, oil on canvas, 70x64 in.

Check out new work by Elizabeth Gilfilen in these upcoming exhibits in New York and nearby.

SIP 2013 Fellowship Show Part 1
June 7 - 30, Reception: Thursday, June 12, 6 - 8 PM
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Blackburn 20|20
323 W 39th St. Floor 5, New York, NY

Exhibiting Artists: Susan Graham, Elizabeth Gilfilen, JC Lenochan, and Dionis Ortiz

Gallery Aferro Benefit
June 14, 7-10 PM
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Conversations, Curated by Sharon Louden
July 9 – August 22, 2014
Morgan Lehman Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Featuring work by:
David Ryan and Jean Shin
Timothy Nolan and Cordy Ryman
Amy Rathbone and Louise Belcourt
Zachary Keeting and Samantha Bittman
Elizabeth Gilfilen and Laurie Reid

Monday, June 9, 2014

Infinity: One @ dalla Rosa Gallery

Terry Greene, Foragora, 2013-14, acrylic on canvas, 39x29 cm.

Karl Bielik, Playtime, oil on linen, 180x200 cm.

Gwennan Thomas, Untitled, 2012, oil on board, 40x30 cm.

David Webb, Vermonter, 2012, acrylic and pumice on canvas, 51x77 cm.

Infinity: One
Karl Bielik, Terry Greene, Gwennan Thomas, and David Webb
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
June 13 - July 19, 2014
121 Clerkenwell Road
London, United Kingdom

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kevin Finklea: Summer Events 2014

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Philadelphia based artist, Kevin Finklea is one of my favorite, and most admired painters.
Check out these events where his work can be seen this summer.

John Bunker curated by Sam Cornish @ Westminster Reference Library

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From the press release:

Bunker’s primary material is the detritus he finds on the streets in and around Stepney, where he lives and works. Torn posters, shattered CDs, abandoned chicken-shop boxes are formed into abstract structures, in which the century-long tradition of collage fuses with the immediacy of gestural painting. A deep engagement with the history of abstract art is given urgency by animplicit acknowledgement of the unreality of the virtual spaces in which we are increasingly enmeshed.

Mounted on MDF panels, the Fugue series is Bunker’s most complex and unashamedly
‘aesthetic’ to date, drawing particularly on the Cubist still-lives of Juan Gris. A de-centered
approach to composition is married to a newly sophisticated colour-sense. His talent for formal invention – for walking the line between refinement and crudity, directness and illusion – is on full display. Though small in size the collages have a generous sense of scale.

Bunker has held solo exhibitions in non-gallery spaces across the East End. In 2013 he curated‘Grit to Gold: Collaging the Abstract’ at Standpoint Gallery, showing a group of his large-scale collages alongside paintings by Frank Bowling and constructions by Scott O’Rourke. Other recent group exhibitions include ‘Bowling’s Cru’ (The Cello Factory, 2012); ‘Intimate Abstraction’ (The Searcher’s, Bristol, 2013); ‘Circus’ (Belmacz, Davies St, 2014).

Without gallery support Bunker’s collages have entered private collections alongside work by artists including Gillian Ayres, Georges Braque, Alan Davie, Robyn Denny, John McLean & John Hoyland.

Six Fugues: New Collages by John Bunker
curated by Sam Cornish
Opening Reception: July 3, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
July 1 - July 15, 2014
35 St. Martin's Street

Ab Fab 2 @ Mulhern + Pollard

Robert Otto Epstein, 8Bitterized, 2013, acrylic on paper, 30x30 in.

 Pinkney Herbert, Orbit, 2014, oil and digital print on panel, 14x10 in.

Ab Fab 2
featuring work by: Eric Sall, Robert Otto Epstein, Sarah Bednarek, Jared Clark, Pinkney Herbert, Tom Condon, Michael Brown, and Sandra Luckett

through June 29, 2014
187 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

Supports Surfaces: Panel Discussion and Opening @ Canada

 The early crowd settles in.

 Canada co-founder and painter, Wallace Whitney, makes opening remarks and introduces the panel.

Last evening Canada hosted an informative panel discussion to augment their current exhibition Supports Surfaces.

The learned panel was moderated by Rachel Stella and included Art Historians and writers/critics Bernard Ceysson, Paul Rodgers, and Raphael Rubinstein. But most importantly two of the exhibiting artists, Noël Dolla and Pierre Buraglio, were also present and were able to give voice, clarity and insight into the concerns and origins of their work.

Excellent points were made as to the relationship and reactions for and against French Modernism and the work of the American Abstract Expressionists as well as the influence of American Pop Art and Minimalism.

Rubinstein and Whitney also made pertinent points regarding the concerns of the Support Surfaces movement of Southern France in the 1960's and work being produced by many young painters in New York today.

(See below for exhibition details)

 Perhaps Supports Surfaces greatest advocate, Bernard Ceysson and panel moderator, Rachel Stella.

 Art  Historian Paul Rodgers makes a point.

 (l to r) Exhibiting artist Noël Dolla, critic Raphael Rubinstein, and exhibiting artist Pierre Buraglio

 Noël Dolla

 Buraglio responds to a question posed by raphael Rubinstein.

 Patrick Saytour

 Marc Devade

 Painter Loren Munk takes in the work on view.

 Patrick Saytour

 Part of the crowd seen through a work by André Valensi

 Jean-Michel Meurice

 Claude Viallat

Pierre Buraglio

Supports Surfaces
through July 20, 2014
333 Broomr Street
New York, NY 10002
in association w/ Gallerie Bernard Ceysson
catalog available with an interview of Bernard Ceysson by Rachel Stella and with a foreword by Joe Fyfe.

*best efforts were made to attribute work in the hectic atmosphere of the opening reception/panel talk. If any errors are noted please bring them to my attention in the comments section so they can be corrected. Thank you.

At the Opening of Verge @ Munch Gallery 6/7/2014

 Emily Noelle Lambert

 Jason Stopa

 Jason Stopa

 Emily Noelle Lambert w/ Katherine Bradford

 Katherine Bradford

 Katherine Bradford

 Mie Olise

 Florian Meisenberg

 Mie Olise

Anna Kunz

Amy Feldman

Painters: Katherine Bradford and Todd Bienvenu

Anna Kunz (on left) with friends.

curated by Mie Olise and featuring work by: Amy Feldman, Katherine Bradford, Emily Noelle Lambert, Anna Kunz, Florian Meisenberg, Mie Olise, and Jason Stopa.
Through July 6, 2014
245 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002