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Sandra Blow @ The Exchange

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Swimmer, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 274.4x365.8 cm.



From the press release:
By the 1950s Sandra Blow was one of the pioneering abstract painters who introduced a new expressive informality to British art. Later, in response to the optimistic climate of the late 1960s, her palette lightened, and, for most of the rest of her career, easily manipulated collage materials such as torn paper or brightly coloured canvas cut-outs featured in her often large-scale pictures. The Matisse-inspired decorative manner of her middle and late periods was a seamless collaboration between the constructed and the freely painted.
The exhibition at The Exchange will feature at least nine of her large-scale works from the latter 1980s onwards. These paintings are extraordinarily ambitious in scale, even in comparison to works by her contemporaries such as Roger Hilton and Terry Frost, and reflect a confident mastery of the materials she used.  Many of the works combine painting with collage, and in so…

Starting Out @ Tibor de Nagy Gallery

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Edward Avedisian

Newark Based Glassroots Needs Your Help

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HELP SUPPORT NEWARK BASED GLASSROOTS AS IT REBUILDS FROM A FIRE!

GLASSROOTS, Newark's own magical non-profit glass hotshop, needs your help!  Last month a PSEG utiltity fire in front of our building caused damage to our equipment, and we're holding an online fundraising campaign to raise money for new equipment.  Our campaign on the Indiegogo website is HERE.  And if we get 30 new donors in the by August 10, an anonymous donor will give us an extra $2500!   Please consider making a gift - we have great perks for donors, and we'll appreciate every contribution.   And please, share this campaign with all your friends and on Facebook, and Twitter.  There are great sharing tools on the Indiegogo website.

At GlassRoots we use the power of glassmaking to engage and change the lives of underserved Newark youth. Time and time again we've seen a disengaged, trouble-bound young person transformed by the fascination of glass. If you want to find out more about what we do at GlassR…

Turn Up the Heat @ Margaret Thatcher projects

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Kevin Finklea
Venske & Spänle (on left) and Cathy Choi
Installation view with Carlos Estrada-Vega, Heidi Spector, Venske & Spänle, and Omar Chacon
Cathy Choi, Evan Stoller, and Carlos Estrada-Vega
Carlos Estrada-Vega
Kevin Finklea
Cathy Choi
Richard Thatcher


Turn Up the Heat Featuring: Omar Chacon, Cathy Choi, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Kevin Finklea, Rainer Gross, Vadim Katznelson, Venske & Spänle, Heidi Spector, William Steiger, Evan Stoller, Nan Swid, Richard Thatcher, and Bill Thompson Through August 15, 2014 Margaret Thatcher Projects 539 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Summer Garden @ Onishi Project

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Installation view.
Osamu Kobayashi
Osamu Kobayashi
Osamu Kobayashi (detail of above left)
Shinji Murakami
Installation view with (from l to r) Osamu Kobayashi, Gail Stoicheff, and Shinji Murakami.



Summer Garden featuring work by: Osamu Kobayshi, Shinji Murakami, and Gail Stoicheff Through August 9, 2014 Onishi Project in collaboration w/ Catinca Tabacaru Gallery 521 W 26th Street New York, NY 10001

Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit @ Berry Campbell

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Eric Dever (left) and Jodie Manasevit
Eric Dever
 Eric Dever
 Eric Dever
 Jodie Manasevit
 Jodie Manasevit
Jodie Manasevit
Jodie Manasevit



Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit  Through August 9, 2014 Berry Campbell 530 W 24th Street New York, NY 10011

Exhibition Benefiting the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center

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Summer Garden @ Onishi Project

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Osamu Kobayashi



Summer Garden
Osamu Kobayashi, Shinji Murakami, and Gail Stoicheff
Opening: Thursday, July 24th, 6-8 PM
July 24 - August 9, 2014
Onishi Project in collaboration w/ Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
521 W 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Chelsea Art Walk!

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Brenda Goodman @ John Davis Gallery

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Look Out, 2014, oil on paper and wood, 10x10 in.



“About two years ago, I began a transition in my life that had a significant impact on these paintings. I felt the reality of having moved from New York City to the Catskill Mountains in a new way, realizing the impact it was having on my career as well as on my sense of identity as an artist. At the same time, being just a year away from turning 70, I was motivated to lose weight and improve my overall health. Consequently, my former 185 pound body became a thin 115 pounds. I felt healthier, more energized, more animated, and more confident. These changes have had a positive effect on this current body of work, which I began in late spring a year ago. My work has always reflected and expressed my internal life and, like myself, I feel the new paintings are bold, bright, animated, and confident.”
Brenda Goodman, 2014




Brenda Goodman: Painting Through August 10 John Davis Gallery 362 1/2 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534

Family Style @ (Formally) Pocket Utopia

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Curated by Julie Torres
Opening Reception: July 22, 6-8 PM 191 Henry Street New York, NY 10002

20 Questions: An Interview Series with Ithaca MoMA

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Paul Behnke, Space 1999 H-HA, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 50x48 in.



Very happy to be included in Sean Montgomery's interview series for Ithaca MoMA's Tumblr. You can check out the interview here  . . .

Justine Hill and Jeffrey Cortland Jones @ Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

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Justine Hill








Jeffrey Cortland Jones








Justine Hill: Pick and Place
Jeffrey Cortland Jones: Did I See You, See Me (In a New Light)
Through August 29, 2014
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W 20th Street
Suite 6W
New York, NY 10011


*images of work by Jeffrey Cortland Jones courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Debra Ramsay @ Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia

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Debra Ramsay: Seeing Through: Time as Landscape
Through August 1, 2014
Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia
511 W 22nd Street
New York, NY



Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit @ Berry Campbell

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Jodie Manasevit

Eric Dever




Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit
Opening: July 10, 6-8 PM
July 10 - August 9, 2014
Berry Campbell
530 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011


*click here to view my studio visit with Jodie Manasevit from November 2013.