The Disappointment Engine by Jacob Hashimoto featured in Design Milk
We are thrilled to return to The Armory Show for the fair's 2023 edition at the Javits Center.
Liz Nielsen is featured in Artsy's feature on contemporary abstract photographers.
Paul Laster writes on Elise Ansel: Sea Change for Galerie Magazine.
Raffi Kalenderian's recent exhibition is featured in Artnet News.
Elise Ansel: Sea Change is reviewed by Alfred Mac Adam for The Brooklyn Rail.
Paul Laster features our booth in his coverage of Intersect Aspen Art Fair.
Karen Wilkin reviews Lisa Corinne Davis: You Are Here? in the Summer 2023 issue of The Hudson Review.
Sebastian Blanck and Isca Greenfield-Sanders are featured in Women's Wear Daily.
Elise Ansel: Sea Change is included in this week's NYC Arts roundup by Observer!
Amy Bennett's Delivery (2019) is on view at the Museum of Fine Art Boston through 2025.
Lauren Nickou reviews Trudy Benson's exhibition Plastic Paintings at Galerie Krinzinger.
Brooklyn Magazine's Vittoria Benzine reviews Markus Linnenbrink's "EVERYTHINGBETWEENTHESUNANDTHEDIRT" as a must-see show this summer.
Listen to Jim Isermann's interview with Brian Alfred for the latest episode of Sound & Vision.
Markus Linnenbrink's new publication, FLAMINGLOVEANDDESTINY, features the artist's site-specific installations, published by Fundación DIDAC in collaboration with Galería Max Estrella.
Brian Alfred interviews Natalie Frank for his Sound & Vision podcast.
Natalie Frank: The Raven and The Lion Tamer is featured in artnet news.
Jerry Saltz reviews Natalie Frank: The Raven and The Lion Tamer for New York Magazine.
As part of Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe's collection, Pia Fries's work is on view at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Liz Nielsen is on view in Sense of Place at the Strohl Art Center at the Chautauqua Institution.
Markus Linnenbrink is interviewed by Brian Alfred for Sound & Vision.
Jim Isermann contributes to Cultured's Pride feature, reflecting on the late Scott Burton.
Whitney Bedford is on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Inside/Outside.
Carol Real of Art Summit interviews Alexandra Grant about her artistic practice.
Rico Gatson: Visible Time at the USF Contemporary Art Museum is reviewed by Tom Winchester for Art Critter.
Congratulations to Inka Essenhigh on The Farnsworth Museum of Art's recent acquisition of Forest with Dappled Light (2022).
Jason Middlebrook is included in the group exhibition Kindred Spirits at the Athens Cultural Center.
Rico Gatson: Visible Time is now on view at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters at MOCA Jacksonville is reviewed by Tom Szaroleta for The Florida Times-Union.
Beverly Fishman: Something For the Pain is reviewed by Jason Stopa for The Brooklyn Rail.
Lisa Corinne Davis: You Are Here? is reviewed by Barbara A. MacAdam for The Brooklyn Rail.
Bo Bartlett's exhibition Earthly Matters travels to MOCA Jacksonville, on view 26 May through 10 September.
Lisa Corinne Davis' exhibition You Are Here? is highlighted in Culture Type.
Brian Alfred interviews Alexandra Grant for Sound & Vision.
Beverly Fishman's exhibition Something For The Pain is reviewed by Max Lakin in The New York Times.
Inka Essenhigh is interviewed by Katie White for artnet news.
Kelly Beall reviews Beverly Fishman's exhibition Something For The Pain in Design Milk.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to exhibit at the 2023 edition of Taipei Dangdai. Presenting a three-person booth, the exhibition features works by Tomory Dodge, Beverly Fishman, and Raffi Kalenderian.
Inka Essenhigh's exhibition is included in Cultured Magazine + Arkive's NY Art Week Guide.
Cirque De La Vie, an exhibition of works by Bo Bartlett, is on view at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
Inka Essenhigh's current exhibition is highlighted as a "Must-See" in Galerie Magazine this May.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Rosson Crow.
Rebecca Hart's essay on Beverly Fishman is featured in issue 510 of artpress.
Pia Fries' work is exhibited in The Adventure of Abstraction at the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
Shannon Finley's solo exhibition Aftermathematics at Mies van der Rohe Haus is reviewed by Ingeborg Ruthe in Berliner Zeitung.
Shannon Finley's solo exhibition Aftermathematics at the Mies van der Rohe in Berlin is on view 16 April through 25 June 2023.
Miles McEnery Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by gallery artists at the 2023 edition of EXPO CHICAGO.
Kellie Jones has been named the inaugural Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art, a new professorship established at Columbia University with a generous gift from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust.
Works by Rico Gatson are on view throughout Chicago as part of EXPO CHICAGO's OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project.
Rico Gatson’s Untitled (Triple Consciousness) (2022) is on view as part of The Social Justice Billboard Project at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.
Watching and Waiting: Enrique Martínez Celaya Selected Sculpture 2005–2023 is on view 31 March – 29 May at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence.
Inka Essenhigh is included in the exhibition Rounding the Circle: The Mary and Al Shands Collection, on view at the Speed Art Museum through 6 August.
Judy Pfaff is included in the exhibition After "The Wild": Contemporary Art from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Collection, on view at The Jewish Museum through 1 October 2023.
Dodai Stewart shares Ryan McGinness' reimagining of the new 'We ♥️ NYC' logo.
Pia Fries is included in the exhibition Print is a Battlefield at Museo Villa dei Cedri.
Pia Fries exhibition durch sieben siebe is on view through August 2023 at Lido Malkasten, Künstlerverein Malkasten.
Inka Essenhigh is included in Salomé Gómez-Upegui's Artsy article, The New Generation of Transcendental Painters.
David Ambrose reviews Warren Isensee's current exhibition for Whitehot Magazine.
Reporter Jonathan Stringfellow interviews Bo Bartlett for Columbia University's, The Uproar.
Aprik Gornik and her husband Eric Fischl are featured in Cultured Magazine.
Jerry Saltz reviews Warren Isensee's current exhibition for Vulture in New York Magazine.
Erin Lawlor's painting Majestic Mickey (2016) is on view in the exhibition The Cabin LA Presents: A Curated Flashback at the Green Family Art Foundation.
Earthly Matters is on view at the Bo Bartlett Center through 28 April 2023.
Warren Isensee is featured as one of Artnet's February "5 Intriguing Artists."
Erin Lawlor is featured as one of Artsy's 5 Artists on Our Radar in February 2023.
Jason Middlebrook is featured in Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art, on view at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.
Warren Isensee's current exhibition is reviewed by Eli Anapur in Widewalls.
Douglas Melini's The Forms of Thought (2010) is on view in the exhibition Triangles within a Square: Art and Mathematics at the Tang Teaching Museum.
Jacob Hashimoto's site-specific installation, The Fractured Giant, is on view at the Boise Art Museum through January 2024.
James Siena is included in the exhibition, The Searchers, presented by the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, now on view.
Evan Pricco reviews Daniel Rich's Flat Earth in Juxtapoz Magazine.
Rico Gatson is included in Poor People’s Art: A (Short) Visual History of Poverty in the United States, now on view at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
Invincible Summer, a solo exhibition of paintings by Erin Lawlor, is on view through 19 March at the Wellington Arch Museum in collaboration with Vigo Gallery.
Spectral Visions is featured in Galerie Magazine.
Rico Gatson's exhibition Spectral Visions is included in the digital weekly of Air Mail
Rico Gatson is featured on the Cerebral Women Art Talks podcast.
Jaocb Hashimoto's installation This Particle of Dust is on view through December 2023 at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Jim Isermann.
James Siena's solo exhibition at 525 West 22nd Street is reviewed by John Yau in Hyperallergic.
Fiona Rae's solo exhibition at 511 West 22nd Street is reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail.
Franklin Evans discusses his work perpetualstudio in the exhibition What a Wonderful World at Museo MAXXI.
Rico Gatson's Toni #2 (2021) has been acquired by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC.
Fiona Rae is featured in Artnet News' November roundup.
Liz Nielsen's exhibition Edge of Forever is featured by Collector Daily
Norman Bluhm's summer exhibition at 525 West 22nd Street is reviewed by Barry Schwabsky in the November issue of Artforum.
Jacob Hashimoto: Fractured Giants is on view through 21 January 2024 at the Boise Art Museum.
Bo Bartlett's painting Hurtsboro has been acquired by the Gibbess Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.
Trudy Benson's Kintsugi (2021) is available to bid on in the Rema Hort Mann Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala Silent Benefit Auction 2022.
Liz Nielsen's exhibition 'Edge of Forever' is featured in The Wall Street Journal
Judy Pfaff's solo exhibition smokkfiskur: a tale is now on view at the Museum of New Art, Portsmouth, NH
Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Foreigner's Song is reviewed by Irene Lyla Lee in The Brooklyn Rail
Brian Alfred's work is featured in the exhibition City, Country, Connectivity at the Kunst für Angeln e.V.
Elizabeth Magill's solo exhibition Flag Iris is reviewed by Millree Hughes in Culture Catch
Richard B. Woodward reviews the Parrish Art Museum exhibtion, 'Joaquín Sorolla and Esteban Vicente: In the Light of the Garden,' pairing the late-career works of two Spanish-born masters who found inspiration in the green spaces of their home.
Rico Gatson is included in the exhibition Color Code at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts.
Brian Alfred interviews Raffi Kalenderian for his podcast, Sound & Vision.
James Siena's upcoming exhibition is featured in the current issue of Art New England
David Allan Peters is included in the group exhibition Hybrid Spaces at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey.
Elliott Green is included in Symbiosis, a group exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
5 Talents From the Artnet Gallery Network We’re Keeping an Eye on as the Fall Season Kicks Off
Spotlight: Cuban-Born Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya Conjures Themes of Identity and Longing in a Show of Allusive Recent Works in New York
Miles McEnery Gallery is delighted to participate in the 2022 edition of The Armory Show. Presenting a selection of works by gallery artists, the exhibition includes Whitney Bedford, Jacob Hashimoto, Raffi Kalenderian, Fiona Rae, James Siena, and Patrick Wilson.
Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters is now on view at The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.
Lisa Corinne Davis' work is included in the exhibition Given Time at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Fountation.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Jacob Hashimoto.
Brian Alfred featured in an interview with Shoutout LA.
Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Foreigner's Song is featured in Artnet News' Armory Week exhibition roundup.
Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Foreigner's Song is featured as one of Ocula Magazine's exhibitions to see in New York this fall.
Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Foreigner's Song is featured in this week's Air Mail
Jason Middlebrook is included in the exhibition Forest Through the Trees at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Colossal editor Kate Mothes interviews Jacob Hashimoto.
The multidisciplinary artist’s bold and bright works shine a spotlight on the African-American experience and pay homage to some of its historical icons
Judy Pfaff's exhibition at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is now on view through 2 September 2022.
Miles McEnery Gallery congratulates Michael Reafsnyder on being awarded a 2022 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
The Parrish Art Museum opens an exhibition featuring the work of Esteban Vicente in conversation with paintings by Joaquín Sorolla.
Rico Gatson is the second artist to create murals for the Birmingham Museum of Art's Wall to Wall installation series.
John Yau's review of Norman Bluhm's solo exhibition is featured in Hyperallergic.
Beverly Fishman is featured in The Detroit News for her exhibition Recovery at the MSU Broad Art Museum.
Lush and enchanting gardens were a continual muse for Spanish artists Sorolla and Vicente whose careers spanned different centuries.
Forcefield, a large-scale, site-specific installlation, is on view at Newburgh's Dutch Reformed Church from sunset to midnight every night through 30 September 2022.
David Carrier reviews DUAL: Lisa Corinne Davis & Shirley Kaneda at the New York Studio School in Two Coats of Paint.
Lisa Corinne Davis and Shirley Kaneda: Different strokes
Artist Spotlight: Danny Ferrell
Tomory Dodge is included in Abstract Los Angeles: Four Generations at the Brand Library & Art Center through 2 September.
USF Contemporary Art Museum to open new exhibit
The recontextualization of Wolf Kahn's work will make it more accessible for researches, collectors, scholars, and the general public.
The Lyrical Moment: Modern and Contemporary Abstraction by Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Creative Pinellas
Six cultural institutions to be awarded $800,000 in grant initiative honoring the joint legacy of the 62-years-married artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason
Rico Gatson's "Untited (Flag IIII) is included in the exhibition Light Play at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
The Lyrical Moment, an exhibition of works by Heather Gwen Martin and Helen Frankenthaler, is on view at the USF Contemporary Art Museum through 30 July 2022.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce representation of Lisa Corinne Davis.
Lisa Corinne Davis, alongside Shirley Kaneda, is featured in the exhibition DUAL at the New York Studio School through 17 July.
Rico Gatson is included in the show "The Artist's Eye" at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive.
FLAMINGLOVEANDDESTINY, a site-specific installation by Markus Linnenbrink, is on view at Fundación DIDAC through 11 September 2022.
Brian Alfred in conversation with Maria Vogel in Hii Magazine.
Inka Essenhigh is included in The View from Here at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
Franklin Evans site-specific installation is included in the exhibition What a Wonderful World at Museo MAXXI.
Annie Lapin in conversation with Brian Alfred.
Brian Alfred discusses his new book Why I Make Art in Widewalls.
Michael Reafsnyder's current exhibition reviewed in Air Mail.
The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers is on view at the Monterey Museum of Art through 9 October.
Beverly Fishman's solo exhibition "CURE" is on view at The Dayton Contemporary through 22 July 2022.
Yunhee Min is one of the artists selected to create a site-specific artwork for the future Westwood/UCLA Station.
Elliott Green's exhibition at the gallery is one of David Ebony's top New York City shows this spring.
Curator and advisor Lolita Cros in conversation with artists Bahar Behbahani, Rico Gatson, and MTA Arts & Design director Sandra Bloodworth.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce worldwide exclusive representation of the Wolf Kahn Foundation.
Brian Alfred's latest exhibition ponders an Earth void of humans
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce representation of James Siena.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce representation of Fiona Rae.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery at 525 West 22nd Street this April. The new location will be the gallery’s fourth space in Chelsea, New York, providing an additional 7,000 square feet, bringing the gallery’s footprint to 26,000 square feet, across 22nd and 21st Streets.
John Yau's review of Elliott Green's solo exhibition, 'Is It an Artificial Paradise or an Artificial Hell or Both?,' is featured in Hyperallergic.
Castle in the Sky, Danny Ferrell's inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, reviewed in Juxtapoz Magazine.
Yunhee Min has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
8 Fascinating New York Gallery Shows to See in April 2022
The Baer Faxt sits down with Cuban painter Enrique Martinez Celaya at UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles to paint a portrait of his own practice.
By Ayla Angelos
Inka Essenhigh and April Gornik are included in the exhibition "Empire of Water" at The Church in Sag Harbor, NY.
Brian Alfred interviewed on the podcast Art Sense.
By Kevin Perry
Pia Fries is included in the exhibition Nord — Süd at Kunst Museum Winterthur
By Kara Cox
By Donald Padgett
Tom LaDuke featured in the March 2022 issue of Whitehot Magazine.
April Gornik interviewed by Alex Zoppa and Robyn Rosenfeld on the podcast ARTLAWS.
Danny Ferrell interviewed in Issue 13 of Maake Magazine.
Roy Dowell's solo exhibition at 511 W 22nd Street reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail.
Charities providing aid - and the fundraisers supporting them
With four L.A. shows, Enrique Martínez Celaya displays the breadth of his artistic range
Emily Eveleth’s doughnuts: Paintings good enough to eat
Enrique Martínez Celaya puts his mark on the Los Angeles map
"Judy Pfaff’s current installation of wall-hung works (on view through February 18, 2022) is aptly titled “opsins,” after the tiny proteins that calibrate color within the eye’s light-sensitive retinas."
Interview: Ryan McGinness on NFTS and the Art World
"Digital art has, up to this moment, relied on materialization and singular playback tools to be appreciated in the market. Not Anymore."
Enrique Martínez Celaya's solo exhibition "SEA SKY LAND: towards a map of everything" is on view through 9 April 2022 at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.
Beverly Fishman's solo exhibition "Recovery" is on view through 7 August 2022 at the MSU Broad Museum.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce representation of Liz Nielsen.
REVIEW: Hans Hofmann’s Chimbote Mural paintings, on view through the 29th of January at Miles McEnery Gallery, clearly articulate Hofmann’s dazzling contribution to the doctrines of Modern Art. Often times, when his name is mentioned in conversation, you might first hear what an important teacher he was, perhaps suggesting his artistic output was not quite equal to his teaching skills. For those individuals, you need to take a trip to 520 West 21st Street, where Hofmann’s true greatness as an artist is in full view.
Liz Nielsen at Over the Influence Los Angeles
"The twenty monumental photograms comprising Liz Nielsen’s show here, “I’d Like to Imagine You’re in a Place Like This,” are like mosaics of liquefied jewels. The artist refers to them as “light paintings,” and her early training in painting and printmaking certainly shines through."
Holiday With The Arts In America’s 10 Largest Cities
Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art-Portsmouth (MONA) is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE by Markus Linnenbrink. The exhibition includes a full room site-specific installation inspired by the architectural spaces of the Museum of New Art, sculptures, paintings, works on paper and ceramics. This exhibition will be a survey presentation of the artist’s oeuvre.
Inside Beverly Fishman and Gary Lang’s ‘Zenax’ Exhibition at Library Street Collective
The joint exhibition in downtown Detroit presents new paintings by both artists.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce representation of Alexander Ross.
Alexander Ross has been exhibiting his paintings and drawings throughout the United States and Europe for over twenty-five years.
How Much Syrup Can a Doughnut Leak?
Emily Eveleth’s paintings of doughnuts are lurid, funny, unsettling, sexy, off-putting, luscious, puffy, bawdy, and excessive.
Rico Gatson's work Bird, 2015 is included in the exhibition "Black American Portraits" on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through 17 April 2022.
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefiting two organizations—the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Thanks to the phenomenal support of the dealer and artist community, corporate sponsors, and Dallas patrons, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art’s annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $93 million in its 21-year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program.
Leslie Wayne interviews Lisa Corinne Davis in BOMB Magazine.
Amy Bennett's painting Delivery, 2019 was acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a promised gift of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
ARTnews in Brief: Miles McEnery Gallery Now Represents Enrique Martínez Celaya
Miles McEnery Gallery in New York now represents Los Angeles–based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, who will have his first solo exhibition at the gallery in fall 2022.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce representation of Enrique Martínez Celaya.
Enrique Martínez Celaya is a widely celebrated artist, author, and former scientist, who has been actively working for three decades. His multifaceted body of work connects art to literature and poetry, philosophy, and science, all of which are incorporated into his paintings, sculptures, and installations.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is pleased to present "New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century," a group exhibition featuring Inka Essenhigh and seventy-six artists and collectives.
"The exhibition is organized around eight themes: hysteria; the gaze; revisiting historical subjects through a feminist lens; the fragmented female body; gender fluidity; labor, domesticity, and activism; female anger; and feminist utopias."
The exhibition will remain on view until 30 January 2022.
The right partnership between an artist and a gallery is one that fosters growth and helps to move an artist’s career forward. For many artists, joining a new gallery can often open up different possibilities when it comes to their practice. It also often introduces their work to a wider net of curators and collectors. The relationship between gallery and artist has become all the more crucial as the world slowly begins to open back up after a year and a half of disruption brought on by the ongoing pandemic. Below, we highlight nine artists who made major gallery moves this past summer.
MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce our fall program.
David Ebony’s Top 10 New York City Gallery Highlights
Amy Bennett's mural Heydays (2011-2021) located in the 86 St (R) Station has been expanded with the station's recent construction
Alexandra Goldman sits down with artist Franklin Evans to discuss his two current exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, fugitivemisreadings at 520 West 21st Street, and YOU AGAIN curated by Franklin Evans at 511 West 22nd Street, as well as his current museum show Franklin Evans: franklinsfootpaths at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
What to Do About the Artists in Your Studio
If Philip Guston wanted everyone, including himself, to leave his studio, Franklin Evans seems to be inviting everyone in.
“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Perhaps we can all appreciate some light after the dark.” Hans Hoffman
What better way to begin a new journey, a new path and the re-opening of society than with something that illuminates our eyes and our souls? The newest show, LIGHT, has conquered and is shining brightly on the walls of Miles McEnery’s newly renovated thrid Chelsea location.
Patrick Wilson's work The Poetry of Construction is included in the exhibition "Break + Bleed" at the San José Museum of Art, on view through 3 April 2022.
Artist Franklin Evans Amplifies Joy in His Immersive Paintings and Installations
Heather Gwen Martin in conversation with Brian Alfred.
Pia Fries: The Limits of Expressionist Abstraction
"It is important to point out that European artists were able to develop independent ways of working within the general language of expressionist abstraction, whose boundaries, at the time, were seemingly endless and open to nuances of all sorts. In Pia Fries’s case, not only was she influenced by current thinking in abstract art, in the body of work described, she links her work to an extended study of Hendrik Goltzius, the Mannerist painter whose etching of Hercules is an inspiration."
NEW YORK, NY - MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce results for Christie’s “Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason.” The auction included an online sale that took place from 6 May - 20 May 2021, with a dedicated live sale on 18 May 2021.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Trudy Benson.
Reminiscent of 1980s computer graphics and early image manipulation programs, Benson’s abstract paintings form a digital language that elicit sensations of nostalgia. What distinguishes Benson’s work from digital image-making techniques of the past is her attention to the experience of seeing and handling the dynamic nature of paint. As an artist, Trudy Benson recognizes the importance of referencing the past while also positioning herself in a place to move and grow beyond the history in which her work developed.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Danny Ferrell.
Danny Ferrell’s portraits are visions of intimate daydreams representing the artist’s friends and peers. Colorful, gregarious, and with a deep appreciation for beauty, the artist is “humbled by the ineffable cosmic hand that imbues our world with magic.” This is manifested in the artist’s alluring muses, abundant in life and color.
Six Must-See Exhibitions in Chelsea This Summer
designboom spoke with jacob hashimoto about how his upbringing has shaped his creative principles, the loss of materiality and traditional ways of making, and relying on the small things in life.
The untitled sculptures and reliefs in Beverly Fishman’s recent show, “I Dream of Sleep,” hide dark subject matter behind attractive appearances. Silky-looking surfaces and smooth, geometric forms fool the eye with a calm, soothing demeanor. Muted pastel colors add the kind of sleek, impersonal veneer associated with corporate headquarters, modern homes, and other objects of contemporary design denoting easy success and reassuring outcomes.
More than a year after the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic set in and art fairs around the world canceled their plans for the foreseeable future, Chicago’s EXPO fair is holding its 2021 edition online, rescheduled from the fair’s usual in-person time slot in September. This year’s edition, known as EXPO CHGO ONLINE, gathers presentations from more than 80 U.S. and international galleries showcasing both contemporary upstarts and well-known figures working in painting, sculpture, fiber art, and much more.
Beverly Fishman is interviewed by Gregory Wessner for NAD Now: The Journal of the National Academy of Design.
Ryan McGinness in conversation with Brian Alfred.
EXPO CHGO ONLINE, organised by EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is a curated digital exposition featuring 81 galleries, running between 8 and 12 April 2021. Ocula Magazine selects six artwork highlights.
The mostly abstract painter Suzanne Caporael’s eighth show at Miles McEnery offers an excellent exposure to her direct, but not simple, nonobjective lyricism, often linked to nature. Her work consists of images and patterns that sometimes lean in the direction of feasible recognition, but, generally, the paintings enact schemes that are delightful in their own right, without being accessible in a realist sense.
Bo Bartlett in conversation with Brian Alfred.
6 Historically Undersung Female Artists to Know About Now
As if a series of new shows and Women’s History Month weren’t reasons enough
Artist Emily Mason’s 4,700-Square-Foot Studio Is Just As She Left It.
She painted there for 40 years.
The artist Emily Mason died at age 87 in December 2019, but you can still feel the joyful presence of her work in her bright studio in the Flatiron District. She painted here for 40 years (in the winter months, anyway; from May to October, she worked at her country place in Vermont).
Emily Mason passed away in 2019 at the age of 87. She left behind two daughters, four grandchildren, innumerable adoring friends, and one of the most sustainedly dazzling bodies of work in postwar American painting.
A rare opportunity to compare and contrast the work of two very different painters
"Artists, lovers, life-partners, art-world rivals, benefactors, and luminaries, Emily Mason (1932–2019) and Wolf Kahn (1927–2020) were all of these things—and more. Miles McEnery Gallery has devoted each of its two spaces to the first posthumous solo gallery exhibitions for the couple, who died within months of each other after more than sixty years of marriage. The shows offer a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the work of two very different painters—one abstract and the other figurative—who shared a passion for vibrant color, the bucolic landscapes of Vermont and Italy, and who both aimed in their works for pure, soul-baring expressivity."
"In looking at the canvases of Emily Mason now on view at Miles McEnery, however, we sense not so much a relation to a certain place or thing, but a lifetime of visual experiences put down onto canvas through a keen process of filtering, something like Joan Mitchell’s translation of the gardens of Vétheuil in her soaring panels of the 1970s and ’80s. The result in Mason’s work is necessarily nonspecific yet points nonetheless toward layers of feeling: light reflected off a rippling canal, a gleaming gold surface, flowers in mid-summer."
4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
Jack Pierson’s assembled works; Marsha Pels’s conceptual jewels; Gordon Hookey’s takes on racism; and Emily Mason’s exuberant abstract paintings.
Idiosyncratic Nature: Donald Kuspit on Inka Essenhigh’s Flowers and Patrice Charbonneau’s Shoals
"Essenhigh’s paintings are indebted to, not to say inspired by, traditional art, not only because they make use of classical myth, however much her figures may be transformed into surreal mirages, but because of their meticulous, even exquisite execution, her mastery of sprezzatura, the art that conceals art, and their baroque-like character, not to say their idiosyncratic beauty."
When the Painting Has Really Begun
On the mid-career work of Cecily Brown and Inka Essenhigh.
"Musings on the fate of judgment have been much on my mind since seeing exhibitions by a couple of painters, Inka Essenhigh and Cecily Brown, who in the late 1990s seemed to me without doubt to be among the most promising painters on the New York scene. They recently exhibited their latest efforts in New York, at the Miles McEnery Gallery and the Paula Cooper Gallery, respectively."
Your Concise New York Art Guide for January 2021
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month.
Emily Mason Connects Visitors To Height Of Abstract Expressionism In New Show At Miles McEnery Gallery
With a Room of Her Own, Emily Mason’s Ethereal Abstractions Bloomed
Mason’s expansive Chelsea studio became her tuning fork — the barometer she used to check that colors and shapes were humming at the right frequency.
A Monthly Culture Matrix for the Cosmopolitan Traveler
Arts Intel Report
Emily Mason: Chelsea Paintings
Until February 13
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Douglas Melini.
Douglas Melini is a mixed media artist whose paintings and collages investigate color and space. His hard-edged abstract paintings use color, geometry and pattern to create an eccentric visual experience for the viewer.
By Shannon Lee
This January, Artsy is launching a series of three features to spotlight the trends we’re watching in 2021. The artists here are making works that range from aquatic tapestries and abstracted landscape paintings to lush drawings and vegetal ceramics. Their works are prime examples of what we expect to be a growing trend in 2021.
The Critic's Notebook
On William Barents, paintings by Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason, Franz Schubert & more from the world of culture.
On “Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing” at Pace Gallery, New York, “Martin Puryear” at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, “Jack Whitten: I Am the Object” at Hauser & Wirth, New York & “Rico Gatson: Ghosts” at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York.
Jennifer Samet sits down with Lisa Corinne Davis.
From Rico Gatson’s mystical investigation of Blackness to Audrey B. Heckler’s prolific collection of Outsider art
By Wallace Ludel and Gabriella Angeleti
Our editors and writers scour the city each week for the most thoughtful, relevant and exciting new exhibitions and artworks on view at galleries, museums and public venues across all five boroughs of New York. This week we recommend:
Miles McEnery Gallery is currently having a group exhibition Sound & Color on view at their 511 West 22nd Street location, and we just couldn't resist its stellar lineup. Curated by Brian Alfred, the host of the renowned Sound & Vision podcast, the exhibition muses with the inseparable connection between the music visual art.
Editors’ Picks: 19 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Talk With Ruth Asawa’s Children to a Virtual Trip to Manifesta
Here's what to look out for this week.
"Annie Lapin’s paintings are like portals. Step inside, and you find yourself in a disquieting landscape, unfamiliar and yet eerily familiar at the same time. They shimmer with possibilities, almost in a quantum state, to the point that if you look, turn away, and then look again, you could swear that something has moved. In her works, which are basically acrylic on canvas with some mixed media elements, the compositions are discontinuous, so that fragments of landscape are interspersed with passages of pure color and form, so that it’s impossible to categorize the paintings as figurative or abstract."
"Bo Bartlett talks about this week’s cover, inspired by an experience he had in Maine, as well as his new feature film, his family and more."
Mindscapes: Noah Becker Interviews the Cool and Famous Painter Ryan McGinness
"I finally found an opportunity to interview Ryan McGinness, the rather famous New York artist we all know and love. He has a new show called "Mindscapes" featuring 72 paintings on at New York's Miles McEnery Gallery. The exhibition runs from October 15th to November 14th, 2020."
ON VIEW: American Painter Inka Essenhigh’s Surrealist Scenes Offer a Very Enjoyable Distraction From the News—See Them Here
"Escape from the stress of the day with these luscious, fantastical landscapes."
ArtSeen | Beverly Fishman: I Dream of Sleep
For those of my generation, the first scene of Star Wars: A New Hope is embedded in collective memories. The rebel soldiers, soft, fleshy, and clad in pliable fabric, watch a plasma torch cutting through a bulkhead. Seconds later a stream of imperial stormtroopers emerge, their surfaces shiny, plastic, and impermeable, the clean lines of their armor inviting both fear and admiration. The delineation is clear: messy and flexible is good, while there is something sinister about the hard, shiny, or uniform. Beverly Fishman’s I Dream of Sleep, however, embraces this Imperial aesthetic.
"Arts Magazine reviews Beverly Fishman’s exhibition “I Dream of Sleep” at Miles McEnery Gallery. Fishman’s abstract reliefs and sculptural works take a “heady” psychological approach to abstraction – inspired by pharmacology – rather than obsess over “materiality” of paint and surface in the way men have often done in abstraction’s history."
The National Academy of Design will host a virtual induction of fifteen artists, including gallery artist, Beverly Fishman.
The public induction will take place via Zoom on 28 October at 6pm ET.
Chelsea Explodes in Color: Inka Essenhigh exhibits new paintings at Miles McEnery Gallery
"A quick trip through the Chelsea show makes it obvious why Essenhigh’s stock is rising. In these colorful, dreamlike images, one can spot influences ranging from comic books to anime. But this isn’t really pop art nor is it completely surreal. Often there are straightforward representations, but the longer one looks the more one notices something’s just a little off in a way that evokes the psychology of the greatest fairytales."
INTERVIEW: ARTIST BEVERLY FISHMAN
"Abstract, alluring pieces populate her current solo exhibition, I Dream of Sleep, at Miles McEnery Gallery."
"Sleek reliefs, composed of precise shapes in a bright neon palette, appear to float, rather than hang, on the walls of Fishman’s superb new exhibition, I Dream of Sleep, at the Miles McEnery Gallery."
"I sat one afternoon investigating the nuances and overall genius of the magical, elementally filled space on some work created by Ryan McGinness. Gloriously charged with color, twisting and turning with hints of shimmer from metal leaf elements sprinkled like silvery scales flickering. It is like a dream when you are someplace you name home, but you are not there."
"A few developments, however, suggest all is not doom and gloom. One of these is Miles McEnery Gallery’s expansion into a new space on West Twenty-second Street, which it is inaugurating with a group show titled “Do You Think It Needs A Cloud?,” after a quotation by Jane Freilicher, who’s represented here by a very large landscape (sans cloud) from 1968."
Back to the Future: The Building as Artifact in Daniel Rich's Newest Work
"During this time when office buildings and stadiums, places constructed and designed beholden to capitalism or sport, fall victim to 2020’s Rich’s most recent body of work may be his most sublime and urgent to date."
Join the Moss Arts Center on Thursday, 17 September at 6p.m. as artist Jason Middlebrook takes us through the creative process behind Another World. Moderated by Margo Crutchfield, Curator at Large. Approximately 45 minutes. Pre-registration required, moderated Q&A.
"Artist Rico Gatson (Instagram: @rico_gatson) joins us for New Social Environment #119, hosted by painter and Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn (Instagram: @tom_mcglynn), for a discussion on Gatson's work, subjective abstraction, transcendental jazz, the use of geometry, rhythm, color, among other subversive political and social underpinnings, and so on leading to his upcoming show of paintings Miles McEnery Gallery (opening November 19th, 2020). Poet Don Yorty (Instagram: @donyorty) closes the event with a reading from his poetry postcards."
Tomory Dodge was born in Denver, Colorado in 1972. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts,Valencia, CA in 2004.
MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce gallery expansion and fall program.
Why are so many artists drawn to Maine?
"As the state marks its bicentennial, creative thinkers look to crashing waves, craggy mountains, and colorful seasons for inspiration."
Warren Isensee’s Breakthrough
"Isensee has gone from being a dutiful geometric abstractionist to defining his own trajectory, and gaining a verifiable freedom for himself."
Figurative and Abstract Paintings Brighten NY Galleries
"After being idled for several months during the initial outbreak of the pandemic in New York, the city’s galleries, which are usually closed or merely offering group shows in the month of August, have a fine selection of one-person presentations taking place. With the dwindling likelihood of art fairs coming back to the Big Apple anytime too soon and the city’s museums still under lockdown, its galleries offer the best place to physically see art.
In this round-up of five standout solo shows, we discover three young female figurative painters—Grace Weaver, Rute Merk, and Sojourner Truth Parsons—that every art lover should have on their radar and two seasoned abstractionists—KATSU and Warren Isensee—working in solely original styles."
Four Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now: Warren Isensee
Over the past two or three years,Warren Isensee’s abstract paintings, while always good, have taken a sharp turn for the better. For nearly a decade Mr. Isensee, who has been exhibiting since 1998, cultivated a distinctive geometry of parallel lines whose softened edges and pulsing color contrasts conjured the tubular glow of neon, compartmentalizing them into squares and rectangles with black outlines.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Rico Gatson.
Rico Gatson is a Brooklyn based mixed media artist working across abstraction and figuration. With a multifaceted practice that spans painting, video, sculpture and installation, Gatson considers himself an object-maker inspired by Conceptualism, Afro-Futurism and spirituality.
ARTnews in Brief: Miles McEnery Now Represents Rico Gatson—and More
Mixed media artist Rico Gatson has joined the New York–based Miles McEnery Gallery, where he will have a solo exhibition opening November 19.
Surrealism Reloaded. Images from the Subconscious
Sometimes all you need is a sunrise and a piece of moss: Inka Essenhigh’s works are populated by mythological creatures. While painting, she relies entirely on her inner self.
Phillip Allen's Astonishing Achievement
"I have come to think of Phillip Allen as one of the most wonderfully challenging painters around."
Building a New Sanctuary on Long Island for Culture Lovers
In Sag Harbor, April Gornik and Eric Fischl are converting a former church into a community arts center.
The Enigmatic Beauty of Painting: A conversation with Isca Greenfield-Sanders
"On the occasion of her new exhibition Shade My Eyes, I spoke to Isca Greenfield-Sanders about her newest body of work which will be on view at Miles McEnery Gallery from 21 May until 11 July 2020. The delicately balanced paintings depict scenes that feel reminiscent of childhood memory. They are distant yet quietly composed, serene and tranquil. We spoke together about her process and upbringing for eazel magazine."
On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships, including artist Suzanne Caporael.
Brian Alfred interviews Lisa Corinne Davis for Sound & Vision.
He played with color, creating scenes both calming and arresting. He said he wanted his colors “to be surprising to people without being offensive.”
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the ten artists who will receive its 2020 Awards in Art, including Amy Bennett.
Wolf Kahn, celebrated painter of resplendent landscapes, dies at 92.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wolf Kahn.
We are delighted to share two additional reviews of April Gornik's current solo exhibition in Painters on Painting and Chelsea News.
April Gornik’s Sunset, 2018—one among the twelve new landscape paintings in her current exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery—appears as though it might be plugged into an electrical socket. Along the horizon, halfway between a malevolent sky and an inky sea, a stripe of brilliant incandescence worthy of Vermeer lights up storm clouds, choppy waters, and, one would imagine, the entire gallery if it were darkened. Symbolism, Romanticism, Luminism, and feminism have all been cited in regard to Gornik’s work. Indeed, her reimagined versions of natural phenomena are as rich a field for interpretation as the writings of Herman Melville or Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Platform presents group exhibition "Walk the Line"
20 March - 18 April 2020
Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Interior Design features Beverly Fishman's work in the Miles McEnery Gallery Booth at ZONAMACO as a highlight of the fair.
Exhibitors from 26 countries participated in the 2020 edition of ZONAMACO—Latin America’s leading art platform—in Mexico City, from February 5-6. This year, spatial design studio Tom Postma Design from the Netherlands and Mexican architecture, interior, and graphic design firm Salinas Lasheras were in charge of creating the restaurants and lounge areas.
Known as a consummate colorist in her brilliantly hued painterly abstractions, Emily Mason died on December 10, 2019, age 87, at her home in Vermont after a prolonged battle with cancer. December 10 is the birthday of her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, and Mason regarded each of her paintings as a visual poem, aiming for the expressive, and—dare I say—spiritual quality that she found in Dickinson’s verse. Mason, however, would never admit such lofty ambitions for her art. Although her artistic ambition was obvious to me and to others around her, in the passion for painting that she exuded, and the monumental body of work she produced, Mason always maintained a consistently sincere degree of modesty—sometimes bordering on unwarranted self-effacement—about her goals and achievements.
Jim Isermann. Copy. Pattern. Repeat is on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.
Emily Mason, Who Created Colorful Canvases, Is Dead at 87.
Part of a family of artists, she was known for creating abstract works by a process she liked to call “letting a painting talk to you.”
For more than 50 years, Emily Mason, an abstract painter in a family of painters, would spend winters in Manhattan, where she had a studio in the Flatiron district, and the warmer months in Brattleboro, Vt., where she and her husband, the painter Wolf Kahn, also had a home.
As part of the Murals of La Jolla Project, Monique van Genderen's mural, titled Paintings Are People Too, is currently up at 7661 Girard Ave, La Jolla, California.
Paintings Are People Too, by Monique van Genderen, is a reconsideration of humanity, of what it means to be human in the social climate of today. By utilizing her vertical paintings as stand-ins for people, van Genderen reflects on some of the pressing issues facing our citizenry, the de-humanizing effects of new communication technologies, and the physical displacements happening in urban centers.
Mural brings civil rights inspiration to CityPlace’s social setting
"WEST PALM BEACH — Artist Rico Gatson is bringing the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to downtown West Palm Beach’s CityPlace, with a series of multi-colored triangles in progress called Mountain Top, on the center’s Gardenia Garage, harkening to the assassinated reverend’s final speech."
NEW YORK – MILES MCENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Pia Fries.
Pia Fries reinterprets abstraction by sensationally combining a variety of textures and pigments to create striking and multidimensional gestural compositions. The Swiss-born painter initially studied sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, prior to becoming a student of Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany. The artist’s background in sculpture is evident in her practice throughout her wide-ranging body of paintings. Working with a sophisticated assortment of mediums, Fries alters the way in which the materials interact on the canvas. Her unique ability to transform pictorial space is conveyed through the textured and intricately layered elements of her paintings. By layering copious amounts of oil paint on top of transferred images and geometric patterns, Fries produces an intensely visual sense of movement for the viewer to follow.
The inaugural edition was a surprisingly big success. As year two kicks off, here's what to look for.
Last year, the fledgling new art fair Taipei Dangdai: Art & Ideas made mincemeat of the commonly held belief that it takes a fair a few years to build a solid art world following. The inaugural edition turned out big-name blue-chip galleries, famed global collectors (and Chinese movie stars), and, most importantly, robust sales. Oh, and yes, the fair even had its very own giant inflatable KAWS sculpture to draw in the crowds.
We look forward to presenting ten new paintings by Ryan McGinness at the 2020 edition of Taipei Dangdai, running 16 through 19 January in Taiwan.
Ambitiously composed and relentlessly innovative, McGinness's "Taipei Dangdai" paintings seek to explore and evoke the culture and history of Taiwan.
On view at the University of Connecticut’s Contemporary Art Galleries through November 29 is “Constructed,” a lively exhibition of seventeen works by five distinguished midcareer painters whose handling of color—as a kind of visual armature—is inseparable from structure. The show’s curator, Museum Director Barry Rosenberg, calls on Beverly Fishman, Marilyn Lerner, Paul Pagk, Joanna Pousette-Dart and Cary Smith for evidence that, in a rising challenge to the current fashion for figurative painting, “a counterrevolution featuring new tactics of abstraction is bubbling to the surface.”
A few years ago, after a Tina Dickey lecture on the German-born American abstract painter Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), an audience member said: “I understand the ‘push,’ but I don’t understand the ‘pull.’” He was referring to Hofmann’s oft-quoted statement about the nature and dynamics of pictorial space in painting. Hofmann—who was not only a renowned painter but also the influential teacher of some of America’s most celebrated midcentury artists—coined the term “push and pull,” which he also referred to as “movement and countermovement” and “plasticity.”
Erin Lawlor was born in Epping, UK in 1969. Lawlor lived in France from 1987 to 2013, and holds a BA in History of Art and Archaeology from the University of Paris IV – la Sorbonne (1992). She currently lives and works in London. Lawlor has exhibited extensively internationally over the last twenty years; recent exhibitions of note include a presentation at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, ‘Maleri:nu (Paint:now)’, in Copenhagen in 2016; a substantial solo exhibition at the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia in 2017; as well as recent solo exhibitions at Rod Barton, Brussels (2016), Espacio Valverde, Madrid (2018), Fifi Projects, Mexico (2018), Fox/Jensen Gallery, Australia (2018), and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York (2019). She was one of three painters showcased in the Space K exhibition ‘British Painting 2019’ in Seoul, South Korea, this summer. Lawlor is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Fox/Jensen/McCrory Gallery in Auckland, NZ, for next spring. She and her work will also be featured in the book ‘Free Spirits’ by Rosie Osborne, to be published next week.
Inka Essenhigh’s painted visions are richly colored distorted fables peopled with archetypes, sprites, and anthropomorphized nature. The paintings breathe and undulate with life as ocean becomes sea monster, tree becomes goddess, or hipster bar-goers become drunken ghouls. The imagery is imbued with a sense of a collective unconscious and mischievous narrative that makes its way into each landscape, building, and figure. As she describes it, her mythologies strive for “the feeling of an inner vision” captured during the witching twilight hours.
Raffi Kalenderian is featured as one of 11 finalists in Galerie Magazine's Emerging Artists Award Issue.
By depicting people from his everyday life in almost “claustrophobic” environments, Raffi Kalenderian creates a tension between intimacy and formality, depth and on-the-surface aloofness that’s hard to turn away from.
Contemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring works by Beverly Fishman, Marilyn Lerner, Paul Pagk, Joanna Pousette-Dart, and Cary Smith.
A Panel Discussion will take place on 17 October at 5:00pm, followed by an Opening Reception at 6:30pm.
NEW YORK – MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased announce its representation of Roy Dowell.
Roy Dowell creates stories to both provoke and seduce the viewer with his use of color, pattern, folk motifs, and design elements. He has created a primarily abstract visual vocabulary in which he imbues these formal elements with symbolic meaning.
Utilizing a broad array of influences, Dowell creates a familiar—but not easily named—world of signs, symbols, tools, objects, and places. He engages and challenges the viewer to decode and decipher his work and to find and locate themselves in it. Dowell’s acrylic on linen paintings are graphically bold. They are painted with invention and with a thoughtful awareness of the many histories of the applied and decorative arts.
NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce its representation of Raffi Kalenderian.
Raffi Kalenderian is a figurative painter based in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily known for portraiture, Kalenderian paints compelling portraits whose dynamic backgrounds merit as much attention as their subjects. Explosions of color and pattern in the form of carpets, wall coverings, and tapestries surround his sitters, whose facial expressions and bodily comportments offer an intimate look into their unique personalities. Working both from photographs and from life, Kalenderian discovers opportunities for distortion and abstraction.
Peering into scenes painted on tiny panels, some barely larger than a note card, the viewer observes the intimacy and isolation of Amy Bennett’s one-inch high figures. Their fictional lives, set in richly colored and seemingly idyllic suburban neighborhoods and homes flooded with morning light, are disturbed by marital discontent and parental ambivalence. Family members often inhabit the same rooms, but absorbed in laptops or yoga routines, they never interact; mothers, attentive to their children’s needs, struggle to dress or sleep while infants are latched to their breasts, echoing psychosocial theorist Lisa Baraitser’s claim that the maternal care is “an ethics of interruption.”
Inspired by life in the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring, painter Amy Bennett’s series “Nuclear Family” distills scenes of everyday life into uncanny snapshots of domesticity.
Currently on view at Miles McEnery Gallery through Aug. 16, the works presented in the exhibition explore themes of family on small, finely detailed canvases that wrap around the gallery walls like tiny windows. The paintings, replete with interior rooms and suburban landscapes, capture with serene clarity the quiet, quotidian elements that otherwise drift by throughout the course of the day.
Erin Lawlor’s paintings, on view at Miles McEnery Gallery through August 16, have a sense of the familiar. Wide brush strokes play off one another, conjuring winding ribbons, rendered systematically like blood flowing to and from the heart — an ebb and flow of the most critical kind. At first glance, the deep rich color drew me in, then the scale, then the whimsy that radiates from the wide, curvy mark-making. But then, as I moved through the gallery with more focus, Lawlor’s paintings evoked a sense of observing the art of an earlier time: the natural integration of motion, body, and presence.