Saturday, June 27, 2020

Strangers in Stranger Lands at Marquee Projects

Clockwise: Genieve Figgis, Janet Maya, Peter Schlesinger, and Felipe Ariza Castro

From the Press Release:

Marquee Projects is pleased to present Strangers in Stranger Lands, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Felipe Ariza Castro, Mary DeVincentis, Genieve Figgis, Philip Gerald, Carly Haffner, Brandon Lipchik, Janet Maya, Peggy Robinson, Carol Saft, Peter Schlesinger, and Emily Quinn.

Mary DeVincentis, After the Gold Rush, 2020, acrylic on panel, 14 x 11 inches.

There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.
 – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land. 1961
In recent weeks we’ve all had the disorienting experience of witnessing massive, dramatic global events while still largely staying at home or slowly emerging from our homebound cocoons. Our minds have been expanded both outwardly and inwardly, and Marquee Projects presents an exhibition of international artists who risk delving into the ineffable and often unsettling spaces of consciousness, experimenting with the traditional genre of the figure in a landscape. Everything that seems familiar is rendered foreign. The only certainty is uncertainty. Placement is neither here nor there as we wrestle with time and history. We live in strange times and these artworks place us in stranger lands.

We kindly ask that you wear a mask. Groups of no more than four people at a time may enter the gallery. We also invite you to visit and explore our exhibition online. Marquee Projects’ website and Artsy site will post installation and individual photos of the work. Please also visit us on our social media platforms on Instagram and Facebook.

Strangers in Stranger Lands

June 20 - July 26, 2020

Marquee Projects
Bellport, NY

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

About the Human Figure at Michael Werner Gallery, London

Sigmar Polke, Zwei Köpfe, 1971-73
Dispersion, latex, acrylic on canvas, 51 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches

About the Human Figure

June 25 - September 4, 2020

From the Press Release:

Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to announce the reopening of our gallery and the opening of our new group exhibition titled About the Human Figure, which will run in tandem with our summer online exhibition titled The Human Figure. On view at Michael Werner Gallery, London will be a selection of major paintings and sculpture by James Lee Byars, Enrico David, Peter Doig, Florian Krewer, Francis Picabia, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Raphaela Simon, and Don Van Vliet.
From the beginning of time, humans have desired to see themselves reflected in art. The human figure was rendered on cave walls and carved into stones to be carried as totems or idols. Since antiquity, artists have expanded on these early impulses, and the portrayal of the human figure has a long tradition in the history of art. Displaying works created from 110 years ago until today, About the Human Figure explores the limitless possibilities of the human figure in painting and sculpture.
About the Human Figure opens on 25 June at Michael Werner Gallery, London, and will remain on view through 4 September. The gallery is open by appointment from 25 June to 3 July, Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm. The gallery will reopen to the public on 7 July, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. To ensure the safety of the public and staff, Michael Werner Gallery, London has implemented social distancing guidelines, which can be found on our website, or by contacting us via email at, or by calling +44 207 495 6855.

For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact the gallery at, visit, or contact Carrie Rees, Rees & Co. at Follow the gallery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Wechat.

22 Upper Brook Street
London Wik 7PZ

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art

Kudditji Kgwarreye, 2004

Idris Murphy, Wash Away, acrylic on board, 60 x 60 cm

Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy

June 10 - July 18

86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Friday, June 12, 2020

Jeanne Tremel, Slow Dive: An Online Exclusive at Court Tree Gallery

Jeanne Tremel, May 22, 2013, oil on yupo paper, 24 x 24 inches

Jeanne Tremel: Slow Dive 

An online exclusive solo exhibition

June 12 - July 24, 2020

From the Press Release:

Court Tree Collective proudly presents Slow Dive by Jeanne Tremel. Whether Jeanne is gathering found objects, hand sewing new ones, or painting colorful abstractions her work moves to the same rhythm. In the discovery of her work, there is something incredibly fresh and organic.

Jeanne Tremel (b. 1960) is a visual artist who has shown her works throughout the NYC area, the US, and abroad. Born in Minneapolis, her formal art education began at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota (BFA), and continued in Chicago at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Later, at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she earned a Certificate in Art Therapy. She has exhibited her work most recently at Nancy Margolis Gallery, Pelham Art Center, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Royal Society of American Art and Ground Floor Gallery. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, and featured on many online venues, such as Woman Artist A Day, Left Bank Art BlogArtefuse, Two Coats of Paint, and Gallery Travels. In November 2015, she was interviewed about her work for The Huffington Post. She considers herself an abstract painter at heart, switching between oil and mixed media flatwork and sculptural wall & floor pieces, and installations, all made of collected materials. She also enjoys the challenge of painting en plein air, especially seascapes. Jeanne has lived in Brooklyn for 26 years.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Aham: A Video Project by Nehal Devi

Nehal Devi, Video still from Aham, 2020

Nehal Devi, Video still from Aham, 2020

Aham, Nehal Devi, 2020

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not ever complete the last one, but I give myself to it. I circle around God, that primordial tower. I have been circling for thousands of years, and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song? Rainer Maria Rilke

Nehal Devi, Video still from Aham, 2020

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.

All Images & Content © Nehal Devi 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

William Norton: Of This Time and Timeless

Pistol Packing Little Boy
26” x 27” x 7”
Hand Etched and Formed Plexiglass with Acrylic Paint, Shadows and Reflections 

Willian Norton's area of concern has long been the protest, the outcry for better and just treatment, the demand for equality and compassion, and the brutal, monstrous response of those in power, to that demand.
The world needs voices like Norton's that are able to poetically and at times beautifully distill and present the profound sufferings of a citizenry and force an often indifferent, affluent, and predominantly white public to look at itself and question how close we are living to our professed values. 
To paraphrase, the painter,  Francis Bacon, Norton creates very close to the nerve and in doing so comes very close to our nerve.
 Norton's current body of work is topical but it's also much more. It eloquently voices, perhaps the dominating and eternally ingrained characteristic of the human experience, the movement towards right and equality. It of this time, yes, but also timeless.

 Divine Wind
102” x 21.5” x 3.5”
Hand Etched Plexiglass with Shadows and Reflections 

 (Detail from Divine Wind)

William Norton and the Hei Hei dog in front of an installation by Etty Yaniv, 2019
photo: Jim Friedlich 

 Movable Cops
132” x 154” x 12”
Hand Etched Plexiglass on Movable Rack System, Aluminum, Mirrored Plexiglass, Wood, Paper, Charcoal on Cardboard, Clock Pendulum, Umbrella, Yellow Raincoat, MDF