Showing posts from January, 2016

Richard Diebenkorn at Van Doren Waxter

From the Press Release:

“I’d left all my influences in San Francisco.  I left my mentors.  I think I was saying to myself in Albuquerque that OK I’m going to damn well paint what I want I’m not going to do this qualifying of my intuitive responses….If grass green and sky blue and desert tan; if these associations come into the work that’s part of my experience.”

- Richard Diebenkorn, interview with Mark Lavatelli, Santa Monica, California, November 1978

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper from 1949-1955 by Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993). Organized in cooperation with the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation,Richard Diebenkorn: Early Color Abstractions 1949-1955 features thirty works exhibited for the first time. 

Diebenkorn’s early works from the late 40s through the mid 50s are considered among the finest examples of postwar American abstraction. Illuminating Diebenkorn's formative period, they suggest a fluidity present in his later process, which was mar…

Paul D'Agostino at Life on Mars

Paul D'Agostino, , 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. photo courtesy of the artist and Life on Mars

Paul D'Agostino: Scriptive Formalities

February 5 – March 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6 - 9 pm
Artist talk: Saturday, February 13, 3pm

From the Press Release:
Paul D'Agostino's third solo exhibition and his first with Life on Mars Gallery, Scriptive Formalities, is a presentation of two diverse yet not at all divergent bodies of the artist's recent works in painting, drawing, and sculpture. All of these modes are bound together by shared origins in matters of language, translation, and narrative.
Life on Mars

D'Agostino preparing for his show soon to be on view at Life on Mars in Brooklyn, NY. photo courtesy of Michael David / Life on Mars

Goings On All Over

Installation view: Hands Laid On at Keven Kavanagh

A closing event for Aileen Murphy and Kathy Tynan's two person show Hands Laid On.
Friday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm.
There will be a talk with the artists moderated by Ingrid Lyons followed by a performance by Richard Proffitt. The evening will conclude with a Bowie-heavy DJ set from Michael Hill.
Kevin Kavanagh Dublin, IRL

Brenda Goodman, Self-Portrait 2, 1994, oil on wood, 48 x40 inches.

Trembling Halves curated by Lauren Britton and Zachary Keeting
Featuring work by Brenda Goodman and Kate Gilmore
Friday, February 5, 6 - 10 pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

curated by Lester Julian Merriweather

Participating artists:

Kenneth Wayne Alexander II, Melissa Dunn, Melissa Farris, Bienvenido Howard, Mary Jo Karimnia, Lawrence Matthews III, Angela D. Myers, Cedar Lorca Nordbye, Drea L. Powell, Michael Roy, Vitus Shell, Kyle Taylor and Lance Turner

Opening: Friday, January 29, 5 -7 pm

Memphis, TN


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An Artist Talk with James Erikson at Stout Projects

James Erikson working in his studio in Philadelphia.

James Erikson will discuss the diverse methods, inspirations and influences that led to his new body of work currently on view.
Saturday, January 30, 3pm.
Stout Projects 55 Meadow Street, #310 Brooklyn, NY

How Soon is Now at the Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery

Closes February 3rd.

This pop up show in Nottingham City centre features 13 well regarded contemporary abstract artists from all over Britain. 
The show is on for seven days only; from Thursday 28th of January to the 3rd of Febuary.
The gallery is located close to Nottingham Castle and is open daily from 10.30 to 5.30 daily.

Recently Added to Our Collection: Karen Baumeister

Karen Baumeister, Untitled, acrylic on linen, 16 x 16 in.

Incredibly excited to be able to live with this Karen Baumeister piece every day. Thanks, Jeff!

Stuart Sutcliffe at Harper's Apartment

Stuart Sutcliffe, Hamburg Series #4, oil on canvas, 49 x 39.5 in. photo courtesy of

Stuart Sutcliffe at Harper's Apartment
view by appointment only E 57th Street between Madison and Park e:
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Sneak Peek: James Erikson's Some Trees coming up at Stout Projects

Installation view of Some Trees: New Work by James Erikson

Here is a quick, sneak peek at James Erikson's upcoming show Some Trees opening at Stout Projects  on Saturday, January 9 from 3 - 5 pm. This exhibition will see Erikson present sculptures for the fist time as well new large paintings and collage works.

James Erikson: Some Trees
Opening Saturday, January 9, 3 - 5 pm
January 9 - February 6, 2016
Stout Projects

American Abstract Artists: The Onward of Art


Sideshow Nation lV: Thru the Rabbit Hole

Paul Behnke, 2015, The Holy Ghost, acrylic on panel, 14 x 11 in.

I'm very pleased to have a painting included in this year's Sideshow Nation lV: Thru the Rabbit Hole.
Please join us on Saturday January 9 from 6 - 9 for the opening reception.
This year Sideshow is partnering with Life on Mars in Brooklyn. Life on Mars will present a show at that location on Friday, January 8. Check out LoM's site for further details.


Space, Light and Disorder at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Peter Dudek, Modern Shakers, 2015

Space, Light and Disorder
a group exhibition curated by Marilla Palmer
Jan 7 - Feb 13, 2016 Opening Jan 7, 6 - 8 pm
Katheryn Markel Fine Arts

Cops at Tops

Tom of Finland

Ernest Withers

Walter Robinson

Detail of a painting by Stephen Lack

Scott Reeder

Gallery owner / photographer, Matt Ducklo

Kevin Ford

Lester Merriweather (left) and Kevin Ford

Paul Edwards (left) and Leo Fitzpatrick

Detail of work by Paul Edwards

 Paul Edwards, Humpty Dumpty

Detail from work by Paul Edwards

Tom of Finland

Installation view with work by Marlous Borm, David Deutsch (left) and Ernest Withers

Kevin Ford, Stephen Lack, Marlous Borm (floor) and David Deustch (l to r)