Friday, June 28, 2019

Calder Crags + Vanuatu Totems

Calder Crags + Vanuatu Totems
from the collection of Wayne Heathcote

closed on June 8.

Venus over Manhattan
980 Madison Ave
3rd Floor
New York, NY

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Gerald Stern: An Excerpt from Stealing History

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Self - Portrait as a Soldier, 1915

“There is also the moment that another kind of disconnection occurs.  The moment of anxiety, of terror, a consciousness of being so much “out of” life, its hum, that Being itself is unbearable.  The hum is no hum.  This state can be “realized” naturally (it’s called mental illness) or through drugs.  I have - personally - had the joy of achieving it both ways.  I used to be an expert.  I suppose the two kind of disconnections - should we call them the happy and the sad? - are cousins, maybe close ones.  The hum is there at all times.  But hearing it can be a great pleasure or a great torture.”

~ Gerald Stern, from the essay 'Dragonfly, Famous Deaths’ in his book Stealing History

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

John McLean (1939 - 2019)

John McLean in his studio in a still from the documentary Which Way Up (2017) Directed by Michael Proudfoot.

John McLean, Corby, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 165 x 218 cm.

John Mclean's obituary in The Guardian by Charles Darwent, Friday June 14, 2019.

Recent and Ongoing Painting in Long Island City and Brooklyn

Debra Ramsay and Sharon Brant at Key Projects
May 11 - May 26, 2019

Sharon Brant and Debra Ramsay

Debra Ramsay

Debra Ramsay with work at Key Projects, 2019

Vincent Como at Minus Space
May 4 - June 22, 2019

Installation view with some of the opening night crowd.

Vincent Como at the opening of his exhibition The Negative Approach Operating System
(For Intermediate to Advanced Practitioners)

Len Bellinger and Denise Sfraga at M. David & Co.
April 26 - June 2, 2019

Denise Sfraga and Len Bellinger at their concurrent solo exhibitions at M. David & Co.

Len Bellinger

Len Bellinger

Len Bellinger: installation view

Len Bellinger (detail)

Denise Sfraga

Denise Sfraga: installation grouping.

Denise Sfraga

Denise Sfraga: installation view.

Painting on the Lower East Side (Recent and Ongoing)

Summer! at Betty Cuningham Gallery
June 13 - August 2, 2019

Jake Berthot

Elizabeth Enders

Spring Haiku at SFA Projects
May 30 - July 14, 2019

Installation view

Jeffrey Morabito

Detail from above.

Marina Adams at Salon 94 bowery
May 3 - June 22, 2019


Painting in Chelsea (Recent Past and Ongoing)

Werner Büttner at Marlborough Gallery
April 2 - May 2, 2019

Josh Smith at David Zwirner 
April 25 - July 19, 2019

Diana Copperwhite at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
April 30 - June 1, 2019

Frank Wimberley at Berry Campbell Gallery
May 30 - July 3, 2019

André Butzer at Metro Pictures
June 4 - August 9, 2019

Joan Mitchell at David Zwirner
May 3 - July 12, 2019

Prunella Clough at PPOW Gallery
May 31 - June 29, 2019