Monday, November 18, 2019

Gabriel Hartley at Foxy Production

Gabriel Hartley
Gabriel Hartley: Waterwood
Opening: Friday, November 22nd, 6 - 8 pm
Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
Foxy Production
2 East Broadway, 200
New York, NY 10038, USA

From the Press Release:
Foxy Production is pleased to present Waterwood, Gabriel Hartley’s latest solo exhibition at the gallery. Hartley is known for his abstracted paintings that evoke figures and cityscapes. His new series of acrylic and ink paintings on wood suggests vistas of landforms and weather systems, and, at the same time, images from inner space, of the body or mind. The works play with the duality of representational painting: while it may simulate the world, it can also be appreciated as a confluence of forms, colors, and textures. The exhibition taps into the visceral pleasures of the opposing drives of human perception: to both sustain illusion and to deconstruct it.
Gabriel Hartley (London, UK, 1981) lives and works in London. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools, London.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Len Bellinger: Online Exhibition on ARTSY

Len Bellinger: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper
An online exclusive exhibition on ARTSY by M. David & Co.

View exhibition here.

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

Eraser by Brian Edmonds and Curating Contemporary

Eraser is a new Curating Contemporary quarterly published by painter and curator, Brian Edmonds. Curating Contempoary was begun in 2012 with the goal of connecting artists, curators, and likeminded people. Since its inception, has hosted over 50 shows and the work of hundreds of artists.  

From the Press Release:

"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