Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Restatement @ Galerie Schütte

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Joan Mellon @ SUNY Empire State College

Ecetera, 2012, oil on canvas, 31x41 in.

Joan Mellon: Paintings

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23, 6-8 pm

October 23, 2014 - January 23, 2015

325 Hudson Street, 3rd floor

After opening, gallery hours by appointment.
Please call: 212-647-7800

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making New Work @ the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

 Tubeway Gray, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 50x48 in.

 Tubeway Gray (detail)

Tubeway Gray (detail)

Siding Spring, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48x50 in.

 Siding Spring (detail)

Siding Spring (detail)

Lucifer, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 50x48 in.

Above are three paintings, along with details, recently completed at the residency.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Interview w/ Gorky's Granddaughter

A video still from the interview.

Last weekend Zach Keeting and Christopher Joy stopped by the studio and interviewed me for their comprehensive web project, Gorky's Granddaughter

Please follow the link to view the video.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Monoprints by Brian Edmonds

From the artist's statement:

I chose the monoprinting process because of its close ties to the act of painting.  I used traditional Charbonnel inks along with acrylic based paints to achieve the rich blacks and vibrant colors found in my paintings. Layer after layer of color and line were printed, in some instance as many as 12 times, to give the prints a painterly quality.  The prints range in size from 20 x 28 in. to 14 x 11 in.


You may view a selection of the prints @ DUSK editions in Greenpoint by appointment or by going to and

*Images provided by Brian Edmonds

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Collaborating with Caro @ The University of the Arts London

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The symposium will explore the sculpture and teaching of Anthony Caro (1924-2013) through a series of talks and panel discussions with artists, academics and studio assistants.

Jered Sprecher @ TOPS

Here and There, 2013, oil on canvas, 40x44 in.

From the press release:

Tops Gallery is pleased to present Here & There, an exhibition of six paintings by Jered Sprecher.

The works in this exhibition have been selected for their relation to the space of the gallery. The paintings find echoes in the manhole cover skylight, concrete walls, columns, recessed spaces, and sledgehammer crafted doorway. The show is a call and response between the paintings and the space and the temporal nature of both.

Sprecher starts with source material derived from his regular collecting of ubiquitous images and visual leavings. From the fast paced exchange of images and forms that flood the global culture, Sprecher extracts images that confoundingly resonate with vital meaning. In his paintings these images are slowed down, recontextualized, and transfigured.

The selection of paintings for this exhibition span the past fours years. Circles, holes, graphic darks, saturated color, rough hewn form, and refined edges mingle in paintings that are both solid and slipping through the viewer's grasp at the same moment. Both here and there.

Jered will also be giving a talk on Thursday October 9th at 7pm on the campus of the University of Memphis in the Arts and Communication building, room 310.

Jered Sprecher: Here and There

Reception: October 10, 6 - 8 pm
October 10 - December 7, 2014

400 South Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Monique Van Genderen @ Ameringer McHenery Yohe

Untitled, 2014, oil on linen, 100x140 in.

Installation view

Monique Van Genderen

Reception: October 9, 6 - 8 pm
October 9 - November 8, 2014

525 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

*Images courtesy of Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Monday, October 6, 2014

Abstraction and Its Discontents @ Storefront Ten Eyck

Matthew Neil Gehring, Buffers, 2014, oil on linen, 20x18 in.

Abstraction and Its Discontents

including work by:  

Benjamin Adelmann, Meg Atkinson, Jeffrey Bishop, Sharon Butler, Miriam Cabessa, Paul Campbell, Marc Cheetham, Paul Corio, Jeff Fichera, Matthew Neil Gehring, Brian Guidry, Collin Hatton, Sara Jones, Jody Joyner, Maureen Meyer, Russell Perkins, Christopher Rose, Suzan Shutan,Tatiana Simonova and Andrew Small

Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6 - 8 PM  
October 24 - November 23, 2014

324 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Great Richmond@ Staten Island Art's Culture Longue

From the press release:
The Great Richmond is a crowd-sourced public sculpture/interactive diagram that is a collaboration between sculptor Will Corwin and cartographer Neil Greenberg. Corwin and Greenberg have collaborated on a monumental game-based installation that invites participants to re-imagine Staten Island, and their own particular environment, as they might want it to be: by turns a return to a semi-mythological sylvan and pastoral utopia, a much more built-up urban metropolis—a continuation of Manhattan and Jersey City across the harbor, or, on a controversial note, a seceded Staten, a new city in the constellation of the Northeast Corridor.

This project is a natural extension of past work by the collaborators. Neil Greenberg works in between the disciplines of urban planning, transit implementation, and cartography. His project “Fake Omaha” invented a new American city and used this thought problem to design solutions to the very real concerns of existing cities. “Freshwater Railway” imagines a detailed, functioning transit system for Greenberg's native Detroit area. Will Corwin has created sculptures throughout the New York area, Asia, and Europe. If these pieces do not insist on direct interaction, they at least demand the viewer to consider their individual viewpoint as a key to understanding the artwork. His Clocktower Chessmatch utilized the rules of chess as performed live during a game by two Grandmasters, to re-conceive a large-scale sculpture.

For “The Great Richmond,” Corwin and Greenberg researched the history of Staten Island, explored its many neighborhoods and invented a set of pieces and a human-scale “playing board.” The images that inspire the pieces include Henry David Thoreau (once an inhabitant of S.I.), the island's world-famous reptile house, Bathtub Madonnas, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and the Staten Island Mall. Though not with a focus on winning or losing, the guidelines for activating the sculptures are geared to creating an accumulation of images and objects that acts both as a sculpture and a data set that can be plumbed for conclusions about the island’s inhabitants and its visitors.


*Installation photos courtesy of Will Corwin

The Great Richmond
Will Corwin and Neil Greenberg

through December 7th
The Staten Island Art's Culture Lounge
Located inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal
Staten Island, New York 10301

Friday, October 3, 2014

An Interview for Figure / Ground

(from L to R) Bobbie’s Bluing, Magenta Vampyr, and Young Lochinvar.
Photo by Brian Edmonds 

Brian Edmonds recently interviewed me for the e-journal, Figure/Ground.

"Most of the colors I use come straight from the tube or jar. I do occasionally mix a color if I need something specific. But in any mixing a certain amount of purity is lost.  When I use colors I’m looking for a striking clash that makes my compositions seem anxious, and my forms antagonistic to one another.  I don’t enjoy mixing color, taking notes or acting as a scientist in the studio. I’m for paint, the act of painting and directness."

Read the full interview here.