Friday, July 29, 2016

Photos From the Opening: The Thing I Came For in Heidelberg at Boecker Contemporary

With painter Katrin Mäurich at the opening.

With Robin Stout (ctr.).

Arvid Boecker (ctr) painter and director of Boecker Contemporary

 Arvid Boecker and Paul Behnke

With White Goblin, 2016.

 Installation view: The Thing I Came For at Boecker Contemporary

Installation view: The Thing I Came For at Boecker Contemporary

...And images from the catalogue with text by David Rhodes.


essay by David Rhodes

The Thing I Came For
new work by Paul Behnke

On view through August 19

Heidelberg, Germany

photos of the opening reception by Uli Hillendbrand.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

On Paper at Minus Space

Rudolf de Crignis, Painting #E92204, 1993
Watercolor and graphite on paper
15 x 11 1/4 inches (unframed), 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches (framed)
Courtesy Rudolf de Crignis Estate


Roberta Allen  |  Douglas Allsop  |  Hartmut Böhm
Vincent Como  |  Julian Dashper  |  Rudolf de Crignis
Nate Ethier  |  Cris Gianakos  |  James Howell
Russell Maltz  |  Michael Rouillard  |  Erik Saxon
Kate Shepherd  |  Howard Smith  |  Tilman
Li Trincere  |  Sanford Wurmfeld

July 9 - August 13, 2016

(then by appointment only from August 14 - September 5) 
Opening: Saturday, July 9, 6-9pm

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the summer group exhibition On Paper, highlighting several generations of artists innovating at the intersection of reductive abstraction and paper.  The exhibition will feature a single work by seventeen established artists from the United States, Germany, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. 

On Paper will present spare, holistic works depicting geometric shapes, patterns, color systems, and diagrams made from a diverse range of media, including ink, pencil, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, transfer, screenprint, offset print, and photogram on a wide array of hand- and machine-made paper supports.

Minus Space
Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Shows Up or Opening Soon

I have a few shows that are up now or will be opening soon.
Please check them out if you happen to be in the area.

Details are listed below . . .

On view now in Brooklyn, NY . . .

Red Ripper, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48 inches.

An Occasional Dream

June 24 - July 31, 2016

Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY

Life on Mars Gallery is pleased to present An Occasional Dream, our final exhibition celebrating our creative community.
This show will feature Life on Mars artists: Todd Bienvenu, Farrell Brickhouse, Mandy Lyn Ford, Brenda Goodman, Arnold Mesches, Fran O’Neill and Karen Schwartz. We have also invited regulars from our artistic community, including Len Bellinger, Paul Behnke, Paul D’Agostino, Daniel John Gadd, Catherine Haggerty, Elisa Jensen, Zachary Keeting, Thomas Micchelli and Dave Pollack. I will also be showing one of my pieces to raise a painterly toast to all that we have accomplished within the Bushwick community and at the gallery.
Life on Mars was a place created and built by painters and for painters—a place where the beauty and power of painting was always our heart and soul. Please join us for our last opening. Raise a glass with us to celebrate all that we have done together, and all that is on our creative horizons.
Opening lyrics to “An Occasional Dream,” by David Bowie
“I recall how we lived
On the corner of a bed
And we’d speak of a Swedish room
Of hessian and wood
And we’d talk with our eyes
Of the sweetness in our lives
And tomorrows of rich surprise…
Some things we could do.”
Thank you for your support, interest, “sweetness” and insights over the years. See you soon.
Michael David
Artistic Director/Curator

Opening soon in Heidelberg, Germany . . .
Agamemnon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.
The Thing I Came For 
July 22 - August 21, 2016
Opening: Friday, July 22, 6 - 8 p
boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
A one person exhibit featuring all new work.
A full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by David Rhodes.

Opening soon in Cologne, Germany . . .
Small Wepwawet, 2013, acrylic and flashe on canvas, 18 x 18 inches.
Restatement: 16 Artists
July 29- August 6, 2016
Opening: Friday, July 29, 6 - 9 p
Schmidt und Schütte, Cologne, Germany
A Group exhibit curated by Nina Brauhauser and Jan Holthoff.
Featuring work by: Paul Behnke, Arvid Boecker, Nina Brauhauser, Jan Holthoff, Katrin Māurich, Pier Wright and more.

Arvid Boecker at Stout Projects

Insomnia: New Work by Arvid Boecker
July 9 - August 7, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday July 9, 6 - 8 p

Insomnia, featuring new work by Heidelberg based painter, Arvid Boecker,continues the artist's current explorations into the possibilities of sophisticated color pairings and the abruptness and reticence of space presented in the context of a minimal architecture.

Arvid Boecker studied art history and economics at the University of Trier. And received a Diploma in Painting from the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken.
Artax Kunsthandel, Düsseldorf; Galerie Grashey, Konstanz; Galerie Schütte, Essen; Galerie Drees, Hannover and Galerie p13, Heidelberg, represent Boecker’s work. In addition his work has been has been presented in art fairs including Art Cologne, Kunst Zürich, Art Karlsruhe, Art Frankfurt, Viennafair, Art Fai Düsseldorf, Arte Fiera Bologna, Kunst Wien, Art Bodensee and Art Fair Köln.
Boecker’s paintings have been reviewed and featured in in over one hundred exhibitions since 2000 and there have been eleven monographs published on his work.
In addition to making work, he actively curates exhibitions at boeckercontemporary, a project space in Heidelberg he founded in 2015. Boecker lives and works in Heidelberg, Germany.

Stout Projects
55 Meadow Street, #310
Brooklyn, NY