Gabriel Hartley: Waterwood
Opening: Friday, November 22nd, 6 - 8 pm
Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
2 East Broadway, 200
New York, NY 10038,
New York, NY 10038,
From the Press Release:
For forty years Len Bellinger’s work has been committed to the exploration of abstract/non-representational painting and the ambiguous space inherent in the concept of ‘abstraction,’ from early icon-shaped minimalist panels trimmed with gold leaf as a P.S.1 studio resident in the late ’70’s to thickly manipulated paintings rich with byzantine color and an underlying architectonic structure found in his current practice.
“Taking off from the overall schemes of Renaissance altarpieces, Len Bellinger builds up heavily textured architectural paintings that have a feeling of sculptural mass. While retaining echoes of the original forms – faint, arching shapes and linear paneling – Bellinger reworks the altarpieces into very contemporary explorations of light and color…Their evident link to the past intensifies the calm strength of these meditative paintings.”
- Grace Glueck
"Starting this month I will publish a Curating Contemporary quarterly titled ERASER. The quarterly will feature the work of 6 artists, interviews conducted by artists and curators, and poetry. Volume 1, features work by Susan Carr, Sabine Tress, Melanie Parke, Valerie Brennan, Mandy Lyn Ford, and Ellen Siebers; with interviews by Christina Renfer Vogel, Catherine Haggarty, Brianna Bass, Dana-Marie Lemmer, Jodi Hays, and Amelia Briggs; poem by Alexis Christakes. The book is available through Blurb."
- Brian Edmonds
|Digital image of traditional Indian miniature reworked by Nehal Devi|
Original: Krishna and His Family Admire a Solar Eclipse, Kangra school, India, 1710 - 1778;
from the Freer + Sackler Collection
Jyeshtha Purnima, This full moon
Give up your seeking.
What you seek
Is seeking you,
In a way far beyond
You or your seeking.
Remember, when you see the Moon today
Thousands who are seeing too.
And in that seeing
We are all connected.
This full moon, knowing
The isolation is an illusion,
And in that knowing
We are all connected.
by Nehal Devi
Nehal Devi is a yogini and an artist, who expresses herself through varied forms: painting, performance and moving/still images. She explores the seemingly paradoxical relationship between Nehal, the ‘self’ identified with her name and form (the relative ‘I’) and Devi, the unchanging unidentified ‘Self’ (the absolute ‘I’). Her work focuses on I-I.
|Benjamin La Rocca|
|Benjamin La Rocco|
|Detail from above|
|Kamonchanok Phon-ngam on the Lower East Side, NYC|
Photo by: Ryan Teeramate
|From the Identity Series|
|From the Identity Series (detail)|
|A work from the Identity Series|
The thing I learned and sensed from this material world as a reflection of human identity is that somehow we blindly consume amount of unnecessary utility or additional bit of satisfaction. These things are some kind of illusion that decreases humanity in human and shapes their view to become as small as just their self-interest.
Being someone in this material world, you are defined by the way you consume and purchase. In this society, a person might have to lose the identity or something they’re used to do, in order to be accepted for his or her existence. Since human are social animals, they always want to have and want to become equal because they are attached to the illusional standard that the society has set for them.
Exist, know the value but meaningless. However, all these materials are not rooted within our mind, thus make us lose the heart and soul of humanity. There are lots of odds in our mind for instance love, greed, anger, passion, loneliness, sadness, positivity and negativity. We might be able to comprehend some parts of them, but not all of them. And once you lose your self identity, you will become the victim of this dominating power. Above all, the nonmaterial thing that we need to comprehend and be grateful for is ‘the world in our mind’.
- From the artist's statement
|From the Cheerfully Series|
|A detail of work from the Cheerfully Series|
|From the Country-Style Paradise Series|
|Detail from the piece above|
|From the Diary and Me Series|
|Diary and Me Series|
|A piece from the series People Like to Talk More Than Listening|
|People Like to Talk More Than Listening|
|From the Series Forms in a State of Mine|
|Fiona Halse, Afon, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 100x100 cm|