Showing posts from June, 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)

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

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 dalla Rosa Gallery 121 Clerkenwell Road EC1R 5BY London, United Kingdom

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 exhib…

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 Mulhern + Pollard 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…

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

Jason Stopa and Todd Bienvenu

Emily Noelle Lambert

Anna Kunz (on left) with friends.