Showing posts from November, 2015

Recent Work in the Studio

Vision: Angel with Third Eye, 2015, acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Son of the Morning, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

O Day Star!, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Vision 2: Green Angel, 2015, acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Eye of Agamotto, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Einhorn, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

All paintings © Paul Behnke

Violent Storm

Käthe Kollwitz, Tod and Frau (Death Seizing a Woman), 1910, 17 1/2 x 17 in. Etching on paper. Pomona College Collection. Gift of the Culley Collection

Violent Stormby Mark Strand Those who have chosen to pass the night Entertaining friends And intimate ideas in the bright, Commodious rooms of dreams Will not feel the slightest tremor Or be wakened by what seems Only a quirk in the dry run Of conventional weather. For them, The long night sweeping over these trees And houses will have been no more than one In a series whose end Only the nervous or morbid consider. But for us, the wide-awake, who tend To believe the worst is always waiting Around the next corner or hiding in the dry, Unsteady branch of a sick tree, debating Whether or not to fell the passerby, It has a sinister air. How we wish we were sunning ourselves In a world of familiar views And fixed conditions, confined By what we know, and able to refuse Entry to the unaccounted for. For now, Deeper and darker than ever, the nig…

Melissa Staiger at Trestle Gallery

Melissa Staiger, Built to Spin, 2015, mixed media on panel, 20 x 16 inches.

Melissa Staiger: Push with the Tide curated by Katerina Lanfranco
Opening Reception: Sunday December 6, 6 - 9 p
Trestle Gallery

Devotion Co-Curated by William Corwin at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

Clockwise: 17th century icon, artist unknown, Will Corwin, Justin Orvis Steimer, Gail Stoicheff, Elizabeth Kley (wallpainting) Rachel Monosov.

Clockwise: Roxy Paine, Rachel Monosov, Carin Riley, Rico Gatson, Elizabeth Kley (lanterns), Joyce Pensato (Elmos in back), Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels (Rood screen), Rico Gatson (throne), Mike Ballou (rug)

Clockwise: Rico Gaston, Elizabeth Kley (wallpainting and Lantern) Carin Riley, Rachel Monosov, Justin Orvis Steimer, Roxy Paine, Paul Anthony Smith, Kati Preti. All photos courtesy David Riley

Devotion co-curated by William Corwin
featuring work by: Mike Ballou, Joe Brittain, William Corwin, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Elizabeth Ferry,Rico Gatson, Elisabeth Kley, Rachel Monosov, Roxy Paine, Joyce Pensato, KatieBond Pretti, Carin Riley, Paul Anthony Smith, Justin Orvis Steimer, Gail Stoicheff and Sophia Wallace

Through January 17, 2015
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

Contemporary British Drawing at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts

Rose Wylie

Contemporary British Drawing featuring work by Karl Bielik, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Rose Wylie and others.
Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts

Karl Bielik

Richard Gorman at Assab One

Richard Gorman, Untitled, 2015, oil on linen. Ph. Salvatore Licitra

Richard Gorman: KAN
Assab One

Chronicles in Wait: A Centotto interstizio exhibit at The Buggy Factory

Installation view with work by Nathaniel Lieb, Jack Henry and David Henderson. Photo by George Gilliand

Chronicles in Wait curated by Paul D'Agostino
A Centotto interstizio exhibit at the Buggy Factory
Histories concealed within forms.
Discoverable in sutures, molds, cavities.
Tales in hems,nooks and holes.
In shadows of themselves. Waiting to be told.
And heard.
Includes sculptures and sound pieces by David Henderson, Jack Henry, Oliver Jones and Nathaniel Lieb.
Last day to view: Today, Sunday, November 22, 4 - 8 p
Please check the link below for information on a closing reception to be announced.
View a short instagram video of the installation here.

William Perehudoff: A Retrospective at Berry Campbell

William Perehudoff, AC-81-039, 1981, acrylic on canvas, 53 1/3 x 53 in. Image courtesy of Berry Campbell and the William Perehudoff Estate

William Perehudoff: A Retrospective On view through November 21, 2015 Berry Campbell 

Jill Levine: Wall Drawings at Hionas Gallery

Levine at work on her exhibit, Wall Drawings, at the Hionas Gallery on the Lower East Side, November 2015. Photo courtesy of Hionas Gallery.

Jill Levine: Wall Drawings
On view through December 6, 2015
Hionas Gallery


Some Skeletons from Georges Rouault's Miserere et Guerre

Georges Rouault, Paris, 1957 by Arnold Newman

"For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh."

"Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical."

Georges Rouault's Miserere The series of prints known as the Miserere by Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was commissioned originally as one of numerous, illustrated book projects conceived by the Parisian dealer Ambrose Vollard (1865-1939), who after 1916 functioned as the artist's sole agent and employer. To be titled Miserere et Guerre the proposed two volumes, each with fifty prints by Rouault and text by his friend, the poet Andre Suares (1866-1948), were never completed as planned. Suares, who contended that Vollard's treatment of Rouault was exploitative, withdrew from the pr…

Volume 2: Black and White at Schema Projects

Debra RamsayThe effects of a fold on a line, graphite. 8 inch square, Kozo paper, graphite, 2013

Volume 2: Black and White Co-curated by Mary Judge and Enrico Gomez

With work by: David Ambrose, Etamar Beglikter, Jerry Birchfield, Astrid Bowlby, Amélie de Beauffort, Lorrie Fredette, Liz Jaff, Christopher Michlig, Gelah Penn, Debra Ramsay, Lauren Seiden, Matthew Shelley, Barbara Siegel, Renee van der Stelt, Allan Wexler and Etty Yaniv
This exhibit is one bookend of a two-part exhibition exploring the ways in which artists respond to paper and transform it from the 2 dimensional into the 3 dimensional in innovative and engaging ways.
Through December 6th, 2015 Schema Projects

Newly Added to Our Collection

William Douglas McGee, Stary Night, 1986, oil on paper and collage.

William Douglas McGee, Stary Night (detail)

William Douglas McGee, Stary Night (verso)

William Douglas McGee, Origin, 1991, oil on panel.

William Douglas McGee, Origin (detail)

William Douglas McGee, Origin (verso)

 William Douglas McGee, Vessel, 1989, oil on canvas.

William Douglas McGee, Vessel (detail)

William Douglas McGee, Vessel (verso)

Russell Floersch: Unseen at 57W57 Arts

Field, 2011-12, acrylic, graphite and modeling paste on canvas and canvas collage, 17 x 19 in.

Saltbox, 2009-14, acrylic and modeling paste on canvas and paper mâché, 21 x 19 in.

From the Press Release:
57W57Arts is pleased to present “Unseen,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Russell Floersch. The title owes some of its meaning to several works that were begun twenty years ago and never exhibited. In our Waiting Room project space, Floersch shows for the first time, a group of small canvasses he characterizes as Reconstructions. Although most of these were begun in 1997, many have been completed in the last few years. They combine found photo fragments that are taped to the surface of small abstractions. Floersch uses a flat paint meant to evoke humble wall surfaces, and typically reworks paintings for several years­­­partly out of a restless search, and because he identifies with what Chantal Akerman might have meant by characterizing repetitive everyday acts and gestures as a “dailin…

New in the Studio: 11/03/15

Paul Behnke, Eye of Agamotto, 2015, acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Gili Levy: Recent Work at No.4 Studio

Gili Levy: Recent Work
No.4 Studio