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Matthew Wong at Karma

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Matthew Wong
March 22–April 29, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday March 22, 6–8pm
Karma
188 E 2nd Street
New York, NY 10009



Karma is pleased to present Matthew Wong’s first one-person exhibition. Working with equal curiosity and confidence in oils and watercolors, Wong deploys a wide-ranging color, tonal, and mark-making vocabulary to delineate psychological and metaphysical spaces at once familiar and uncannily strange. The use of planar space, contrast between wet and dry, as well as the application of dots and rudimentary marks in Chinese ink painting have influenced Wong’s conception of painting as an activity for mark-making and color application. 

The artist often employs seemingly contradictory modes side by side or one on top of the other. He allows for the simultaneity of a thick daub of orange with willowy strips of green, and the spaces they appear to delineate invite exploration over time. In that sense, these works on paper and canvas use the framework of landscape and narrative …

Art Uncovered Interview

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I was recently interviewed by Kimberly Ruth for her podcast Art Uncovered. Follow the link below to listen in on or conversation.
http://www.btrtoday.com/listen/artuncovered/paul-behnke/



A Studio Visit with Ana Wieder Blank

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Recently I had the great pleasure to pay a visit to the studio of a painter I very much admire.

Ana Wieder Blank combines religion, myth, and the act of protest to produce highly personal, expressive paintings, sculptures and performances. 

In the resulting works, aforementioned mediums are blurred allowing each discipline to conjure a myriad of formal and conceptual concerns alluding to modernist leanings while lending a strong, unique voice in reaction to the very contemporary and ongoing injustices that women, LGBTQ, people of color and immigrants live and work under every day.

Ana is from Silver Springs, MD and studied at The American University and Pratt Institute.
She lives and works in New York City.

For more information on Ana Wieder Blank's work, including her striking and recent mural project, please visit her website.















The Artist's Statement


My current project is a series of oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, performances, and works on paper interpreting mythology with a fe…

Roy Oxlade at Alison Jacques Gallery

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From the Press Release:
Alison Jacques Gallery is delighted to present a solo show of paintings by British artist Roy Oxlade. This is the first solo exhibition of Oxlade's work since his death in February 2014 aged 85. The paintings shown were all made in the 1980s and 1990s and expand our understanding of the themes and metaphors which are central to Oxlade's practice along with his use of bold colour and improvised image. His home and studio in Kent formed the basis of his subject matter, with anglepoise lamps, lemon squeezers and his wife Rose Wylie as some of the recurring themes. As Roy Oxlade stated a year before he died:
 'Painting to me is like a room of the imagination. It's up to me what I do with it. I choose its size and its materials - usually canvas and oil paint. At the beginning its relationships don't amount to much - it's a rectangle in a jumble of art history I relate to […] There would not be much fun in leaving the room empty […] I have put i…

Four Exhibits to Catch and See

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Nate Plotkin: Mystery Channels

On view through March 11, 2018

Shrine
191 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002





Susan Cantrick: Impure Situation(s)

Opening March 22, 6:30 pm

March 23 - April 3, 2018

The Pave D'orsay
48 Rue de Lille
75007
Paris, France





Daniel John Gadd: Volta NY 2018 (Booth D10)

March 7 - 11, 2018

David & Schweitzer Contemporary

Volta takes place at Peir 90 (West 50th Street)
New York, NY10019






Brenda Goodman and Amy Pleasant: NADA New York (Booth 2.30)

March 8 - 11, 2018

Jeff Bailey Gallery

NADA takes place at 550 Washington Street
New York, NY



Gary Giordano at Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

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