Showing posts from November, 2014

Lines for Winter- Mark Strand: 1934 - 2014

Hans Hofmann, White in Blue, 1947

Lines for Winter by Mark Strand for Ros Krauss
Tell yourself as it gets cold and gray falls from the air that you will go on walking, hearing the same tune no matter where you find yourself— inside the dome of dark or under the cracking white of the moon's gaze in a valley of snow. Tonight as it gets cold tell yourself what you know which is nothing but the tune your bones play as you keep going. And you will be able for once to lie down under the small fire of winter stars. And if it happens that you cannot go on or turn back and you find yourself where you will be at the end, tell yourself in that final flowing of cold through your limbs that you love what you are.

Obituary in the NY Times

Next Up on ABCRIT: My Review of Pat Passlof @ Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Hi Friends, Please be on the look out for Ab Crit's next post (Should be posted on Monday) . It's my review of the Pat Passlof show up now @ the Elizabeth Harris Gallery! 

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Ken Greenleaf @ Berry Campbell

5-Polarity, 2014, acrylic on canvas on shaped support, 39 x 30 in.

From the press release:
Greenleaf spent his career in New York City and his native Maine, where he resides today on the mid-coast in Waldoboro (he was born in Damariscotta).  His art has followed an evolutionary trajectory. After moving to Tribeca in 1973, he began producing large and strongly physical welded-steel structures with complex ground planes. Receiving a significant amount of attention from the press, these works were shown in several locations at once in 1973, including the lobby of the Whitney Museum. At the time, while teaching at the School of Visual Arts, Greenleaf became part of the dynamic downtown art scene. In this milieu he came to know the art critic Clement Greenberg, who inspired him toward contextual elucidation in his own writings about art. Over time, Greenleaf’s work evolved from steel plates to more complex structures produced with two or more materials. Imposingly large, these works depended…

Chris Martin @ Anton Kern Gallery

Chris Martin
October 9 - November 15, 2014
Anton Kern Gallery
532 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

Franz West @ David Zwirner

Franz West
November 6 - December 13, 2014

David Zwirner 
537 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

Residents of the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts - October 2014

Lori Swartz    New Mexico studio portrait by Richard Walker

Enda O'Donoghue    Berlin studio portrait by Richard Walker

Paul Behnke    New York studio portrait by Richard Walker

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Form and Facture: Artist Talk

More info here.

Melissa Dunn @ L Ross Gallery

The Flat World is Curved, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 38x38 in.

Melissa Dunn: You, Me, and Us Opening: Friday, November 7, 6 - 8 pm
November 4 - November 29, 2014 There will be an artist's talk on Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm.
L Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin Avenue Memphis, TN 38117

ABCRIT: Join the Discussion

ABCRIT is now online.
In the first post John Bunker writes on the Richard Tuttle show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

This site is organized and presented by Robin Greenwood, a sculptor and one of the founders of the original Abstract Critical.

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Four Loko @ Proto Gallery

Inga Dalrymple, #10, 2012, acrylic on paper, 21x30 cm.

Four Loko: Four Solos Under One Roof featuring: Inga Dalrymple, Ellen Letcher, Christina Tenaglia, and Austin Thomas Curated by Julie Torres
Opening: Saturday, November 15, 6 - 9 pm
Proto Gallery 66 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030

Last Large Painting (Red Ripper!) Completed at the Residency

 Red Ripper!, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48x50 in.




The last large work completed at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency.

Open Studios @ The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

View of my workspace at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Photo by: Emma Golden

Please join us for Open Studios
This Wednesday from 4:30pm - 7:00pm will be our final Open Studios for 2014! If you haven't gotten a chance to visit the space this year, meet the current resident artists and view their work, we hope you will stop by for a visit on Wednesday.
Find out more about the current residents:
Lori Swartz Enda O'Donoghue Paul Behnke
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts 237 Bell Road New Berlin, NY  Phone: 607-431-8765

Form and Facture: A Photo Essay

Form and Facture: installation view. Photo by Maggie Cai

Maggie Cai, of the Stony Brook Independent, shares a photo essay of Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York. The group exhibition, featuring four painters and two sculptors from New York, is currently on view and will run until December 13.
The show is curated by Karen Levitov and features work by Rachel Beach, Paul Behnke, Matthew Neil Gehring, Osamu Kobayashi, Rebecca Murtaugh, and Fran O'Neill.
A panel talk with the artist will be held on November 17 at 1 pm.
View more of Cai's photos from the opening here.  

*above photo courtesy of Maggie Cai and the Stony Brook Independent

Meditations @ Flecker Gallery


Maurice N. Flecker Gallery of Art
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784