Sunday, November 30, 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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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 on the distinctions between materials for their content—wood, for instance, was soft and round; steel was sharp and angular.  For Greenleaf, the connections and support functions of forms became a syntactical vocabulary reflecting actions: logs would be gripped by steel rings and sometimes suspended by chains or turnbuckles.  The theoretical aspects of these works consisted in the feeling that they had a past and that random, deconstructive effects were at work on their appearance.  At the same time, Greenleaf derived them in a freely improvisational way.

Ken Greenleaf: Recent Work
Opening Reception: November 20, 6 - 8 pm

November 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015

530 W 24th Street
New York, NY

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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.

5040 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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.

Please follow the site on Word Press and on Twitter at the familiar Abstract Critical feed to keep up with new post and the discussion that surrounds them.

I will be submitting my first written piece for the site in December.

Join us and join the discussion!

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

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:

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