Thursday, March 31, 2016

Two New Exhibitions Opening in NYC In April

Hello All,

I'm very pleased to let you know about two group exhibitions, that will include my work, opening in New York in early April. Excited to be included with these great artists . . .

and for more News on upcoming exhibitions follow the link here.

Paul Behnke, Shiro, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 30 in.

New Painting From New York City

Curated by Jeff Frederick
April 4-29, 2016

Please come to the opening reception:
Tuesday April 5th, 6-8PM

Paul Behnke
Trudy Benson
Patrick Berran
Robert Otto Epstein
Keltie Ferris
Brooke Moyse
Gary Petersen
Craig Taylor

Abstract painting is a color delivery device. But when does color become dangerous, even homicidal? If Color Could Kill imagines a world better than the one we live in: one where color is power. The works of these eight painters say Yes in a way that is louder than everyday life. Modern pigments free the painter from the boring colors of nature. This is color too strong to be safely observed by the naked eye, color so intense it overwhelms and electrifies our fragile, vulnerable humanity.


Salena Gallery, LIU (Long Island University)
Corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues
Brooklyn, NY

Gallery hours: M-F 9AM-6PM, Sat & Sun 10AM-5PM.

B, Q, R to DeKalb Av
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St
A, C, F to Jay St


Paul Behnke, Godot, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 46 in.

Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze

Opening Reception: Monday, April 11, 6 - 8 PM

A group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel and presented in collaboration with the NURTUREart Registry of Artists and Curators. 

1285 Avenue of the Americas
1285 6th Avenue
New York, NY

On view 4/11- 7/1/16 M-F 8 AM - 6 PM

Participitating artists:

Andrew Baron 
Jebah Baum 
Paul Behnke 
Emily Berger 
Mary Bucci McCoy 
Sasha Cohen 
Guy Corriero 
Beth Dary
Graham Durward
Ashley Garrett
Nicola Ginzel
Elizabeth Gourlay
Hiroyuki Hamada
Julian Hatton
William Holton
Sharon Horvath
Erick Johnson
Zachary Keeting
Osamu Kobayashi
Jaena Kwon.
Aubrey Levinthal
Timothy Linn
Sarah Lutz
Kathryn Lynch
Amy Mahnick
Jackie Meier
Tracy Miller
Keiko Narahashi
Petra Nimtz
Fran O’Neill
Mary Schwab
Judith Simonian
Sandi Slone
Patricia Spergel
Sarah J. Tortora
Katharine Umsted

Please join us for the openings or stop by during the run of the show if you are able.

Monday, March 28, 2016

London Trip Part One

Cuts, Shapes, Breaks and Scrapes at Seventeen

 Hannah Lees, Merlin James and Elizabeth Murray

 Merlin James

 Merlin James

 Betty Parsons

 Painter, Karl Bielik, taking in an incredible work by Mali Morris

Tom Wesselmann: Collages 1959 - 1964 at David Zwirner


David Shrigley: Drawings and Paintings at Stephen Friedman Gallery


Dropping the Guru at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

 Two works by David Roeder

 Stefanie Heinze

 Installation view of works by Ana Prata

 Clem Crosby displayed in the back room at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

 Grabbing a pint or two with Karl where Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach caroused.

 Hackney Road near the hotel.

 Albert Memorial

 Albert Memorial

 Royal Albert Hall

 Albert Memorial (America)

Hilma af Klint at the Serpentine Galleries


 Pitt stop at the hotel bar with MC-M

 Found this gem in the shop at the Newport Street Gallery

The view from the Tate Modern's river entrance.

The Alan Gouk survey book was an appreciated gift from sculptor and AbCrit editor, Robin Greenwood. The rest were scooped up at the impressive Marcus Campbell Art Books on Holland Street around the corner from the Tate Modern.

Thornton Willis at Elizabeth Harris Gallery

One of my favorite painters coming up at Elizabeth Harris Gallery on the 31st.