Showing posts from February, 2015

Heidi Pollard @ Outpost Performance Space

Winter Dreams of Summer, gouache on shaped rag board

 Caryatid, gouache on shaped rag board

 Chocolate Snowgal, gouache on shaped rag board

Out of Time, gouache on shaped rag board

Gone Fishing: New Works by Heidi Pollard
Through March 28, 2015
Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE Albuquerque, NM 

Something Naught @ Centotto

250 Moore Street #108
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Rosalyn Drexler @ Garth Greenan Gallery

Romance (Emilio Cruz Could Be Tender), 1991 Acrylic and paper collage on canvas 50 x 36 inches

Men and Machines V, 1966 Acrylic and paper collage on canvas 30 x 50 inches

Money Mad, 1988 Acrylic and paper collage on canvas 26 x 30 inches

Night Visitors, 1988 Oil on canvas 24 x 30 1/8 inches

From the Press Release: The exhibition and its accompanying publication focus on two bodies of Drexler’s work—her uniquely prescient, Pop collage-paintings from the 1960s and a group of related works created between 1988 and 2014. A pioneer of what would later become known as appropriation, Drexler’s paintings from the 1960s incorporate images culled from a variety of popular sources—newswire photographs, detective novels, movie posters, and advertisements. Unlike her Pop contemporaries, Drexler worked from these images directly—collaging them onto her canvases and painting over them in thin layers. Her subjects are straightforwardly portrayed, usually against monochromatic grounds or simple arrangements of geo…

Newly Added to the Blog Roll: Nothing But Good

Franz Kline, Herald, 1954. From the blog post Paul Covers / Franz Kline on Nothing But Good, Nov. 15, 2014.

I've recently added a new blog to my Art Blog roll located at the very bottom of this page.
On Nothing But Good invited artists show they stand in a tradition by expressing their commitment to an inspiring, no longer living, predecessor. Nothing But Good Should be Said of the Dead; A collaborative project by Michael de Kok, René Korten and Reinoud van Vught.
A lot of great stuff so check it out when you get a chance.

Eliot Markell @ Drawing Rooms

Eliot Markell's Red Stencil 

Eliot Markell: Imaginary Sculptures 

A Project Room* solo installation of works on paper.
On view through Mar. 15, 2015. Drawing Rooms 180 Grand Street Jersey City, NJ 07302

*Also on view: 
Nine solo exhibitions in drawing, painting, print and installation, featuring
Terri Amig: Mercury and the Little Mysteries, Enrico Gomez: Paper Works, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern: Chamber Pieces, Eileen Ferara: Estuary, Jaz Graf: In Other Words, Carol Radsprecher: We’ve Escaped the Studio!, James Prez: Bird(s) on a Wire, and Max Velez: Faces.

Jason Rohlf @ Judy A Saslow Gallery


Appreciating Hofmann - An Essay by John Hoyland

Hans Hofmann: Late Paintings Copyright © 1988 The Tate Gallery cover image: Flowering Swamp, 1957, (detail)

An Appreciation

by John Hoyland

I first saw the paintings of Hans Hofmann in 1964 at the Kootz Gallery in New York. Clement Greenberg the American critic had kindly offered to show Paul Huxley and me around some of the New York galleries. It was our first visit to the USA and I remember he introduced us by saying 'I've got a couple of sharp shooters here from London'. I found this flattering (but I don't know if it was meant to be). We went initially to the Andre Emmerich Gallery and looked at paintings by Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, both were slightly familiar from an article Greenberg had written for Art International in 1961 and Louis had shown at the ICA in 1959 and at the Knoedler Gallery in 1963, but I had not seen very many. I was keen on both but had more trouble agreeing with Greenberg on the quality of all the Nolands. Clem said, characteristically, …

Back to the Future Part II @ Life on Mars

Amy Sillman, Williamsburg Portraits, 1991 -92, ink, gouache, pencil on paper 11 x 8 in. each

From the Press Release:
During a recent studio visit with Katherine Bradford, we were looking at her work for our upcoming exhibition and discussing our frustration about how painting was not represented in the recent survey show at the Brooklyn Museum, entitled, “Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and Beyond”.  We looked at each other and said (I don’t remember who said it first), “Brooklyn is the painting capital of the world”. Yep, there it is, it’s out there. During one of our conversations, Irving Sandlertoldme thatat this moment there are more painters and more painters with serious studio practices in Brooklyn than in any place in the world, and many of the most important contemporary galleries and museum shows feature works by Brooklyn painters.
Part II of Back to the Future will focus on some of the painters who were working in Williamsburg in the early 1980s (many of whom we…

Dapper de Kooning

Willem de Kooning at the exhibition "Modern Art in Advertising" sponsored by Container Corp. at The Art Institute of Chicago, 1945, with The Netherlands, 1945 Photographer: Gordon Coster © Time & Life Pictures/Getty Archives

Willem de Kooning at the Sidney Janis Gallery, June 15, 1959, leaning on Lisbeth's Painting, 1958 Photographer: Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

Willem de Kooning at the Sidney Janis Gallery, June 15, 1959 Photographer: Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
De Kooning at Black Mountain College, 1948 photographer unkown

Shaping the Indeterminacy and Abstract Strategies @ Galerie Schütte

Jan Holthoff: Shaping the Indeterminacy and
Abstract Strategies (curated by Jan Holthoff)

Opening Friday, March 6 , 7 PM

March 6 - April 19, 2015

Galerie Schütte

Generative Processes @ TSA New York

Work by Alex Paik (left) and Debra Ramsay

From the Press Release:
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present Generative Processes, featuring the work of Alex Paik and Debra Ramsay. The exhibit highlights shared elements within their practices and cites the particular manifestation of each. The work operates on an intimate and humble level, combining the abstract and cerebral with grace and humor.
While their color palettes generate an immediate sense of relationship, Paik arrives at his intuitively, while Ramsay’s is system-based. The artists share a generative process of making, a cultivation of a standardized element that is repeated and worked. In Alex’s case, it’s a geometric form, a unit that he multiplies and folds, orients or otherwise uses again and again to make the work. Debra walked a specific trail, collecting colors every hundred steps via photographs, once each season, generating a palette of 72 distinct colors that were worked in a variety of ways. Both artists …

William Corwin @ PUCCS Contemporary Art

From the Artist:

A week and a half ago I visited two paleolithic caves in the Dordogne, Font-de-Gombe and Les Combarelles.  The artists in those caves had created their images by utilizing coincidental outcroppings and recesses in the caves that looked like forms they wanted to paint or carve--a bump in an overhang became a bison's head or a horses haunch.  At Puccs I started pulling casts from the space itself.  I felt that by making objects that derived from the textures and spaces of the gallery, I might draw out the beings or entities that resided in the place itself.  I then started going into the pieces, carving them or painting them, in an effort to move past the pure formalism of the shapes and their process.  On the largest freestanding piece I carved the face of a bison I had seen in Font-de-Gaume, itself a series of lines and circles that thad been inscribed in a round piece of stone in a cave.

Will Corwin is a sculptor based in New York City. He has exhibited at the Cloc…

Fur Flies @ Reservoir Art Space

Portrait of Mickey Rourke's dog, Loki, by Reverend Jen. Currently on view at Reservoir Art Space.

Fur Flies work by Reverend Jen and Ryan Michael Ford
Through March 15, 2015
Reservoir Art Space 659 Woodward Avenue Ridgewood, NY

Perle Fine @ Berry Campbell

Perle Fine, Winter (Charcoal Red), c. 1960, oil on canvas, 52 x 90 in.

From the Press Release:
Perle Fine was an artist at forefront of the Abstract Expressionist movement as it unfolded in New York and East Hampton, Long Island.  Fine studied with Hans Hofmann and was a friend of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline, and other leading artists of the era.  She gained recognition after World War II, when she received a grant from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and showed at both Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century Gallery and the Museum of Nonobjective Painting (now the Guggenheim Museum). Her first solo exhibition was held at Willard Gallery, New York, in 1945.  Subsequently she showed at Betty Parsons Gallery and the Tanager Gallery, the first New York artist’s cooperative.  In 1949, she was one of few women artists invited by de Kooning to join The Club, the intellectual artists’ group that he and Kline led. Fine’s work has recently received…