Amy Bennett's Delivery (2019) is on view at the Museum of Fine Art Boston through 2025.
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.
Whitney Bedford is on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Inside/Outside.
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's exhibition Earthly Matters travels to MOCA Jacksonville, on view 26 May through 10 September.
Cirque De La Vie, an exhibition of works by Bo Bartlett, is on view at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
Pia Fries' work is exhibited in The Adventure of Abstraction at the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
Shannon Finley's solo exhibition Aftermathematics at the Mies van der Rohe in Berlin is on view 16 April through 25 June 2023.
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.
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.
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.
Jason Middlebrook is featured in Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art, on view at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.
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.
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.
Jaocb Hashimoto's installation This Particle of Dust is on view through December 2023 at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Jacob Hashimoto: Fractured Giants is on view through 21 January 2024 at the Boise Art Museum.
Judy Pfaff's solo exhibition smokkfiskur: a tale is now on view at the Museum of New Art, Portsmouth, NH
Brian Alfred's work is featured in the exhibition City, Country, Connectivity at the Kunst für Angeln e.V.
Rico Gatson is included in the exhibition Color Code at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts.
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.
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.
Jason Middlebrook is included in the exhibition Forest Through the Trees at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Judy Pfaff's exhibition at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is now on view through 2 September 2022.
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.
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.
Tomory Dodge is included in Abstract Los Angeles: Four Generations at the Brand Library & Art Center through 2 September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inka Essenhigh and April Gornik are included in the exhibition "Empire of Water" at The Church in Sag Harbor, NY.
Pia Fries is included in the exhibition Nord — Süd at Kunst Museum Winterthur
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the ten artists who will receive its 2020 Awards in Art, including Amy Bennett.
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.
Jim Isermann. Copy. Pattern. Repeat is on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.
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.
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.
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.
David Allan Peters creates work that explodes with countless layers of color and intricate texture, combining painting with sculptural hand-carved qualities. Diamonds, grids and circles create kaleidoscopic compositions that vibrantly explore geometry, intuition and chance. He has become known for his innovative process of building up material which is then peeled and cut away exposing what is below the initial surface, unveiling various colors at different depths. Peters sometimes works for 15 years on a single painting, painstakingly applying layer upon layer of acrylic paint and then cutting, scraping, sanding and carving into the layers to show the passage of time similar to the rings of a tree trunk. From the by-products of his paintings, Peters recycles the carved-out remnants into bricks forming minimalist installations. He pushes the limits of acrylic paint and the traditional painting processes, while dissolving the boundary between the second and third dimension.
Carefully defined expanses of color and precisely calculated lines—the characteristic elements of geometric abstractions are often defined as rational, measured, and simple. Indeed, one can describe these artworks with a common vocabulary of shapes, colors, and sizes. Their meaning, however, is rarely so singular or straightforward. As painter Jo Baer noted, the challenge in making such work is to create “poetic objects” that are “discrete yet coherent, legible yet dense.” She called these efforts “double-dealing, double-edged.”
Min adapts the vibrant abstract imagery of her paintings on canvas to the steps of the Hammer’s lobby staircase, in the first Hammer Project to be oriented on the floor rather than the walls.
“Nuclear Family,” an exhibit of new work by Amy Bennett on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) through June 16, features small paintings that tackle large topics, including marriage, child rearing, and female identity.
The Katonah Museum of Art is pleased to present:
LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from the Early 20th and 21st Centuries
On view 17 March through 16 June, the group exhibition features works by American Modernists Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Helen Torr and Marguerite Zorach alongside contemporary artists April Gornik, Judy Pfaff, Jo Baer, Lois Dodd, Shara Hughes, and Alex Katz.
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College is pleased to present:
Hans Hofmann: "The California Exhibitions, 1931"
28 February – 5 May 2019
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is pleased to present:
Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction
27 February – 21 July 2019
Nassau County Museum of Art is pleased to present group exhibition That 80s Show, curated by Eric Fischl.
Opening Saturday, 16 March, 2019.
Featuring works by Fischl, April Gornik, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others.
NEW YORK, February 4, 2019—Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 32 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 7 through Sunday, April 7, 2019. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 130 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 2019 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
The Moss Art Center is pleased to present the group exhibition "Arboreal," featuring artists:
Jason Middlebrook, Elizabeth Bradford, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, Ori Gersht, Sam Krisch, Rosemary Laing, Tom Nakashima, Roxy Paine, Quayola, Linda Foard Roberts, Eric Serritella, Claire Sherman, Michele Sons, and Yuken Teruya
24 January - 23 March 2019
The Bruce Museum is pleased to present:
Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists
3 November 2018 - 27 January 2019
An artists panel discussion will be held on Thursday 8 November from 6 – 8pm
The New York Studio School presents Known: Unknown, an exhibition that brings together power players of painting today and emerging creators of tomorrow. We invited a select group of prominent artists to participate in this exhibition, with an added twist—each invited artist chose one emerging or lesser known artist to also be included in the show.
Opening Reception: Thu, November 01, 2018, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
by Lukas Périer
In September of 2014 The Anderson Collection at Stanford University opened in a 30,000-square-foot-building designed by Ennead Architects, showcasing 121 works from 86 artists (among them, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Wayne Theibaud).
The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University is pleased to present:
Terrain: The Space Between from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Ffeaturing work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha
28 September, 2018 – 5 January, 2019
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is pleased to present:
Emily Mason: To Another Place
5 October 2018 – 10 February 2019
Opening reception: Friday, 5 October at 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, 19 October at 7 pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is pleased to present:
A Fine Line
15 September – 6 January 2019
Opening Reception: 27 September, 5:30 – 8:00pm
The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art is pleased to present:
First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection
Curated by Kevin Appel, Cécile Whiting, and Stephen Barker.
September 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Opening Reception: 29 September, 2018 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Garrison Art Center is pleased to present:
15 September – 14 October 2018
Opening Reception: 15 September, 4 – 7 pm
Senior & Shopmaker is pleased to present Spheres of Influence: Al Held, Michael Craig-Martin, Judy Pfaff, and Stanley Whitney, a group exhibition of drawings by preeminent abstract painter and former Yale professor, Al Held (1928-2005), along with three illustrious former students from the Yale School of Art graduate program, Michael Craig-Martin (MFA 1966); Judy Pfaff (MFA 1973); and Stanley Whitney (MFA 1972).
Craig-Martin, Pfaff, and Whitney have each acknowledged the impact Held had on the development of their critical thinking and practice during their student years and beyond. This exhibition brings together works on paper, dating from 1963 to 2018, from which common themes emerge.
Culver Center of the Arts is pleased to present:
Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C
18 August - 29 December 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday 29 September, 2018, 6 – 8pm
Nothing in art is more powerful than color. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this wildly exuberant show. Potent even to the point of being considered dangerous, it is the most exciting element of art, the strongest tool in the toolbox. “Color, above all, is a means of liberation,” Matisse declared.
The Nevada Museum of Art is pleased to present:
Manet to Maya Lin
9 June – 2 September, 2018
Abstract Room at Université de Strasbourg is pleased to present:
Abstraction & Architecture
10 – 20 October, 2018
Opening: Friday, 12 October, 5 – 8 pm
As part of its ongoing series of commissions for the Stairwell, The Drawing Center has asked New York artist Inka Essenhigh to create a site-specific wall drawing. Essenhigh’s installation will be the third in the series, following Gary Simmons’s Ghost Reels (2016–18) and Abdelkader Benchamma’s Dark Matter (2015–16).
Through her painting, Inka Essenhigh provides an authentic voice. Since her emergence into the art world during the late 1990’s, she has created a path for herself that consistently questions and redefines her relationship with her media. She has moved from using enamel paint to traditional oils and back; creating hybrids of the two. Her substrates have included paper, canvas, and panels. Throughout each phase of experimentation, she created dialogues with her work, navigating how the media and brush interact, sometimes with genuine surprise at the result.
The Painting Center presents Cultivate Your Own Garden, an exhibition of twelve contemporary artists: Cecile Chong, Elisabeth Condon, Daniel Dallmann, Carlo D’Anselmi, Lois Dodd, Ashley Garrett, Xico Greenwald, Eric Holzman, Wolf Kahn, Judith Linhares, Carol March and Ruth Miller on view through March 24th.
The title for the show comes from the Voltaire novel Candide (1759) and refers to the idea of taking care of one’s own needs before taking care of others’. The idea of connecting to nature despite the cacophony of the world around us seems apt at this moment in history. Curators Patricia Spergel and Shazzi Thomas selected artists for this exhibition who reference garden and landscape in their work in a variety of ways – traditional observational painting, works with subtle satirical and political commentary and paintings that lean towards abstraction. What all these paintings have in common is a love for nature and paint, and a clear, focused approach to transmitting that passion.
In celebration of Roanoke College's 175th anniversary this exhibition will showcase artists from the Roanoke College's Permanent Collection which will include Cory Archangel, Dennis Ashbaugh, Alice Aycock, Walter Biggs, William Binnie, Edward Marshall Boehm, Alice Ray Cathrall, Paul Chan, William Merrit Chase, Salvador Dali, N. Dash, E.V. Day, Betty Dixon, Michele Oka Doner, Bradford Ellis, Elliot Erwitt, Margaret Evangeline, Franklin Evans, Mark Fox, Clare Grill, Dorothy Gillespie, Debbie Grossman Jane Hammond, Pablo Helguera, Ryan Humphrey, Guillermo Kuitca, Diego Lasansky, Liz Magic Lazer, Shane McAdams, Yassi Mazandi, Tom Otterness, Alexandra Penney, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Alan Reid Duke Riley, Rachel Rose, Kay Rosen, Emily Roysdon, Hunt Slonem, George Solonevich, Keith Sonnier Fred Tomaselli, Kerry Tribe, Robert Vickery, Andy Warhol, Rob Wynne, Firooz Zahedi and Andrew Zuckerman.
Pia Fries: Proteus und Polymorphia, featuring the work of the artist in conversation with Hendrick Goltzius etchings, is on view at the Museum Kurhaus Kleve.
The National Museum of History and Art dedicates for the first time in Luxembourg an exhibition to one of the main representatives of American Abstract Expressionism.
Hans Hofmann is one of the most important 20th century American modernist artists and art teachers. Born in 1880 in Weißenburg, Bavaria, Hofmann died in the United States in 1966. In his oeuvre, he combines the traditions of European modernist painting with influences from American postwar art.
Creation in Form and Color: Hans Hofmann is organized by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and the National Museum for History and Art Luxemburg.
OCMA has always championed artistic experimentation and innovation through a commitment to showing and collecting the work of dynamic and groundbreaking emerging artists. This installation will reveal how impactful OCMA has been in supporting the careers of some of the most influential artists from this region, often at pivotal moments in their careers.
Artists include: Nicolas Carone, Paul Georges, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Ruth Miller, Alice Neel, Chuck O'Connor, Philip Pearlstein, Vita Petersen, Milton Resnick
A Dolomiti Contemporanee and AGI Verona Collection exhibit Curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis and Giovanna Repetto
Opening Saturday, 5 August, 6 PM
Artists: Gundam Air, Franklin Evans, Stuart Arends, Cristian Chironi, Ode De Kort, Alexandre Singh, Etienne Chambaud, Gianni Caravaggio, Eugenia Vanni, Marcelline Delbecq, Corinna Gosmaro, Pratchaya Phintong, Renato Leotta, Marko Tadic, James Beckett, Jiri Kovanda, Davide Mancini Zanchi, Maria Laet, Ivan Moudov, Michail Sailstorfer/Heinert Jürgen, Christian Manuel Zanon.
La lama di Procopio is a collective contemporary art exhibit, realized thanks to the collaboration between Dolomiti Contemporanee and the AGI Verona Collection by Anna and Giorgio Fasol, and that hosts the works of twenty-two young international artists.
The FLAG Art Foundation presents The Times from June 1 – August 11, 2017, on its 9th floor gallery. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives.
Reading The New York Times is embedded in many people’s daily routines. This chronicle of geopolitical and local issues, tragedies, human interest stories, and trends in culture, serves as both a source of inspiration and medium for artists to assert their perspectives on the state of the world. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, where news media was deemed the “the enemy of the people,” and The New York Times directly attacked and labeled as “fake news,” FLAG began developing an exhibition examining how seminal artists, such as Robert Gober, Ellsworth Kelly, Lorraine O’Grady, Fred Tomaselli, and others, who have used and been inspired by this newspaper in their practice. To give voice to a larger community, FLAG put out an open call for artist submissions that received 400+ proposals from around the world, and accounts for over half of the artists featured in the exhibition.
Opening reception: Saturday 29 July, 5-8pm
The paintings in this exhibition, SITE/SIGHT, are rooted in direct observation and are influenced by each artist’s perceptual practice and long-cultivated process of close study. Falling along a continuum between abstraction and representation they evoke a strong sense of place in the everyday world. Although we may not recognize the specific motif inferred (landscape, night sky, city, etc.) the authority of perception is tangible.
Sites, subjects, and methods of observation are critical to each artist’s visual language: planted fields, elevations seen from an airplane window, gradations of color in a sky reflected on a watery plane, shapes glanced at through apertures between buildings, or the puzzle of shapes in a tapestry-like world are some of the inspirations for the paintings shown here. Often the focus is upon a fragment of a larger subject or on an aspect removed from its larger context, adding an interesting ambiguity to the work.
Suzanne Caporael, Martha Diamond, Sharon Horvath, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Ellen Kozak, and Joyce Robins are painters in whose work abstraction conveys the resonance of close observation and place.
Exhibiting Artists Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Caroline Wells Chandler, Adam Frezza/Terri Chiao, Brad Kahlhamer, Jon Kessler, LoVid, Jason Middlebrook, Rebecca Morgan, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, and the CMA Permanent Collection
Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Maker, Maker, a group exhibition curated by Paul Laster and Renée Riccardo that explores the recent explosion of D.I.Y. Maker culture and the expanding relationship between fine art and craft.
The exhibition presents large-scale oil paintings that are figurative, psychologically imbued, beautifully rendered, and wonderfully sublime by one of the most significant Realist painters of his generation. Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision whose multi-layered narrative work falls within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America's land and people to describe the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary. Of Bartlett’s work, Wyeth wrote, “Bo Bartlett is very American. He is fresh, he’s gifted, and he’s what we need in this country. Bo is one of the very few I feel this strongly about.”
Examining the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 is the first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. With more than 200 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and films, the show reveals a scene that was much more diverse than has previously been acknowledged, with women and artists of color playing major roles. It features works by abstract and figurative painters and sculptors, as well as pioneers of installation and performance art. Artists range from well-known figures such as Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, and Mark di Suvero, to those who deserve to be better known, including Emilio Cruz, Lois Dodd, Rosalyn Drexler, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Jean Follett, Lester Johnson, Boris Lurie, Jan Müller, and Aldo Tambellini.
Inventing Downtown is curated by Melissa Rachleff, clinical associate professor in NYU’s Steinhardt School.
Abrons Arts Center, Main Gallery 466 Grand Street / FREE
Franklin Evans creates painting installations with the artist’s studio as his subject. Evans collaborated with Trajal Harrell on the scenic design for Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson church (S). American Realness 2017 presents the release of the digital publication of Trajal Harrell’s Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (XL). The release is accompanied by an installation, entitled XLtime, created by visual artist Franklin Evans made in collaboration with (XL).
Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis. Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters. With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Davis created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The large size of most of his canvases from the 1960s requires a viewer to consider the relationships and rhythms over time, more like a musical composition than the dynamic, colorful, pop art images that emerged at the same time.
The exhibition Creation in Form and Color: Hans Hofmann is a collaborative project by the Berkeley Art Museum, the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California (BAMPFA), and the Kunsthalle Bielefeld. It is based on a precise selection of approximately 60 paintings, watercolors, and drawings that span the artist’s entire career from the 1920s to the early 1960s. The show includes works on loan from the Berkeley Art Museum, as well as from prominent American and European museums and private collections. One of the exhibit’s particular goals is to examine Hans Hofmann before the backdrop of his European tradition in his role as an important artist and teacher of 20th century American modernism. Additionally, the show weighs his exploration of his experiences and influences in his chosen homeland of America, while simultaneously emphasizing his theories and work, which made him an especially significant artistic mediator between the continents. Despite his fundamental importance to the development of modern art in America—where prominent exhibitions were devoted to him during his lifetime—Hofmann remains less well known in Germany and Europe as a member of the Modernist avant-garde.
Pia Fries: Weisswirt and Maserzug is on view through 5 March 2017 at the Kopfermann-Fuhrmann-Stiftung Museum.
Markus Linnenbrink to install a 7 x 90 foot epoxy resin painting in the Concourse Lobby of 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York in early 2017.
Hans Hofmann’s famous phrase “push and pull” is most often associated with his signature works of the 1950s and 1960s, in which bold color planes emerge from and recede into energetic surfaces of intersecting and overlapping shapes. The ideas and impulses behind this enduring term, however, took shape decades earlier, in his teachings, writings, and in his own paintings. In the late 1930s, in a series of widely attended lectures in Greenwich Village, Hofmann demonstrated how to “push a plane in the surface or to pull it from the surface” to create pictorial space. “We must create pictorial space,” he declared to audiences of avid young artists and critics, including Arshile Gorky, Clement Greenberg, and Harold Rosenberg. Hofmann would later refine his definition of push and pull as “expanding and contracting forces...the picture plane reacts automatically in the opposite direction to the stimulus received; thus action continues as long as it receives stimulus in the creative process. Push answers with pull and pull with push.”
readingroomincolor” – a site-specific installation by Franklin Evans
American artist Franklin Evans will present a site-specific installation at CROSSROADS. His work is influenced by the architecture of the space, inspiring the form and space that he, in turn, will present to the viewer to engage with. Evans, who trained as a painter, is interested in materiality and incorporating paintings into an environment. His immersive works are built from amassed art supplies and materials found in his studio space—including artists’ tape adhered to the walls, floor and ceiling, bubble wrap, old newsprint, un-stretched canvases and press releases from gallery exhibitions.
WORKSHOP: 9am to 4pm, 14 Oct. – 16 Oct. 2016 PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Thursday, 13 Oct. 2016, 7pm EXHIBITION: 24 Sep. – 30 Dec. 2016
During this workshop, Patrick Lee will share the specific techniques he uses to achieve a photorealistic look in the portraits he creates. He will teach other artists who are looking to accurately capture an individual or an object how to use pencil (graphite). Lee will explain his process, from approaching individuals on the street and photographing them to editing images and choosing what will hopefully be a compelling composition. In addition he will tell the stories behind his drawings in the gallery and help participants focus on how to pick subjects to draw. Drawings will be based on photographs the participants provide and will take shape over the three days of the workshop.
by Danielle Tcholakian
SOHO — Vesuvio Playground will double as an art gallery for the month of October, featuring a mural project by downtown-based artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders — and the help of more than 200 local kids.
The installation, entitled "Playground Parachutes," includes four large-scale murals that Greenfield-Sanders gridded into 72 square tiles printed in four basic colors: blue, pink, yellow and black.
Teaching artists at the Children's Music of the Arts (CMA) in Hudson Square took the tiles and helped more than 200 children fill them in with colored pencils, before returning them to Greenfield-Sanders so she could reassemble into four parachute images.
Green Below 14 and SmartSpaces present Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ Playground Parachutes, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts (“CMA”) and NYC Parks, opening at 10:30 a.m. on October 1, 2016 at Vesuvio Playground in SoHo (corner of Spring and Thompson Streets).
The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism. On view October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017, this exhibition surveys the state of representational painting at the beginning of the 21st century and features approximately 40 works by 20 contemporary realist artists from throughout the United States and Canada.
Presented by the New York Academy of Art, “WATER|BODIES” is co-curated by artist Eric Fischl and Academy President David Kratz. Generously sponsored by Cadogan Tate, “WATER|BODIES” presents paintings, photographs and sculptures by established and emerging artists with connections to both the East End and the New York Academy of Art. Life on the South Fork of Long Island is based on and intrinsically connected to the water, and this show explores water, bodies and the inevitable meeting of the two. The works in this exhibition depict the sea, the shore, the pool, sunbathers and the nude as a lively and expressive genre that interweaves themes of natural beauty and the nature of pleasure.
Over 30 artists are featured in the show, with works from newly minted Academy MFAs hanging alongside pieces by artists such as Ross Bleckner, Patrick Demarchelier, Eric Fischl, Ralph Gibson, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, April Gornik, Michael Halsband, Enoc Perez, and David Salle.
Brian Alfred's City Sunrise, 2004, will be on exhibition in the Denver Art Museum's reinstallation of the Modern & Contemporary galleries. Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out officially opens to the public February 21, 2016 and will be on view through February 2017.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:30–8:30pm
Equitable Vitrines is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Yunhee Min in its namesake headquarters, two vitrines in the lobby of Koreatown’s Equitable Life Building.
Please join us for the opening reception of Los Angeles-based media artist Tam Van Tran's solo exhibition, Aikido Dream. There will be an artist talk with Tam Van Tran and Michael DeLucia on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 6 pm.
Beginning in November, 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) presents a solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based mixed media artist Tam Van Tran.
The latest iteration of Bloom Projects, which will go on view the same day, debuts a newly commissioned site-specific installation by Brooklyn-based artist Michael DeLucia, whose work addresses the condition of sculpture and spatial relationships in the technological age.
An opening reception for both exhibits will be held from 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. They will be on view from Nov. 15, 2015 to Feb. 21, 2016.
Monique van Genderen to partipate in four artist show, Stray Edge, at Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University.
LOS ANGELES — The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Paperworks, an exhibition that examines the range of work by fifteen contemporary artists with strong ties to Los Angeles who use paper as their primary medium. Their art comprises two- dimensional cut-outs and collages; free-standing sculptures; and large-scale installations that engage the architecture of the museum’s gallery space. Many of the works are created newly for this presentation. Paperworks, organized for the Craft & Folk Art Museum by independent curator Howard N. Fox, is on view from September 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016. An illustrated catalogue including texts on each artist will accompany the exhibition.
Spreadsheetspace is a new installation by Franklin Evans using the grid and organizational format of the Excel spreadsheet to construct a three-dimensional painting space. The installation shows the how and what of painting, memory, and the construction and navigation of studio practice and the art world. Digital prints, paint, process notes, residual painter’s tape, and images combine to suggest both the interior of three-dimensional painting and the brain of an artist organizing information. The images and information include: (i) the artist’s Haugan family from Morgedal, Norway whose great-grandfather (Olaf Haugan, the ski jump world record holder, 1879) immigrated to the United States, (ii) contemporary art and art history, (iii) art world logistics, and (iv) the process logistics for spreadsheetspace.
Tam Van Tran's solo exhibition, Breathing, is on view at Long Beach City College Art Gallery 3 September - 1 October 2015.
Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann opens October 10, 2015 and will headline the museum's Art Basel season, on view through January 3, 2016. The exhibition focuses on the artist's public mural projects, and also includes several key later paintings. It features nine oil studies (each seven feet tall) for the redesign of the Peruvian city of Chimbote (Hofmann's visionary collaboration in 1950 with Catalan architect Jose Luis Sert that was never realized).
A work, futuredpast, by Franklin Evans is included in a group exhibition, NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
A renaissance of abstraction has recently surfaced cross New York. The sine qua non of modern art, abstraction fell out of favor in the late twentieth century with the emergence of postmodernism and its concepts of paradox, pastiche and deconstruction. But at the beginning of the twenty-first century, abstraction has arisen from the ashes of its professed death with a power and potency rivaling its inception. This phenomenon and the reasons for its resurgence are considered in NEW NEW YORK: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century.
In a unique survey exhibition that SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen shows exclusively works by artists from the collection Schaufler. More than 30 well-known women of contemporary art, including Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Katharina Grosse, Roni Horn, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Jessica Stockholder and Rosemarie Trockel, are entitled LADIES FIRST! united. The approximately 100 works presented include photography, video, painting and installation. At the same time illustrate the different approaches, such as taking artists who sometimes still male-dominated art scene for themselves.
From 4 July to 27 September, at Hotel des Arts in Toulon, you can visit the exhibition VILLISSIMA. Des artistes et des villes which will exhibit some works by the artist Brian Alfred and Hema Upadhyay. The exhibition, curated by Guillaume Monsaingeon, becomes a point of reflection on how contemporary cities have evolved through contemporary art.
This exhibition brings together recently acquired works to the Barrick Museum and Las Vegas Art Museum collections. Many of the artists included in Recent Acquisitions have ties to the greater Las Vegas valley, helping to form the foundation of a heritage collection of works created in and inspired by the Southern Nevada region. As a cross section of the diverse practices pursued by contemporary artists this exhibition reaffirms the Barrick’s commitment to collecting art of the present. The vast majority of the works will be on display for the first time since entering the Museum’s collections.
Michael Reafsnyder's Floating is exhibited in "Paths and Edges: Celebrating the Five-Year Anniversary of the Escalette Collection" at the Guggenheim Gallery in conjunction with Chapman University. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Two works by Kevin Appel, House - South Rotation Red: 4 West and Houses and Timbers I, are included in a group exhibition, Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, at MoMA from 27 June 2015 - 6 March 2016.
Wolf Kahn's River, 1983, is included in a group exhibition, AMPLIFIED ABSTRACTION, at El Paso Museum of Art.
Work by Franklin Evans is being presented at Mykonos Biennale.
I would like to let you know about a very special opportunity happening at the Bruce next week.
On Thursday evening, June 25, Dr. Mary McLeod, our final guest lecturer in the 2015 Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture Series, will present:
Hans Hofmann and José Luis Sert: An Experiment in Artistic Collaboration
ICASTICA 2015 Cultivating Culture 28 June–27 September 2015 Press preview: 27 June
Opening Saturday, 6 June 2015 from 6-9PM at Storefront Ten Eyck, 324 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, during Bushwick Open Studio weekend.
Image: Franklin Evans, from1989houstonstreetstudioto2015, 2015, Mixed media installation
This exhibition will explore connections between a range of modern and contemporary artworks that employ innovative materials and approaches to image-making. The show’s title Rock, Paper, Scissors, and String both recalls the familiar childhood game of chance and reflects the exhibition’s focus on the inventive use of artmaking materials, compositions, or techniques to create each work.
For Atelier Ace Issue, our series of limited edition art prints, we asked Brian Alfred, a multimedia artist originally from Steel City, USA, to envision an exclusive print for us and for you. With hard-edges, flat geometric forms and imagery borrowed from Circuit of the Americas in Travis County, Texas, Alfred uses speed, car racing and rituals of spectacle as avenues to explore contemporary ways of seeing.
La Fondation Salomon is pleased to announce Abstraction, an exhibition of works by Sadie Benning, Pierrette Block, Angela Bulloch, Philippe Decrauzat, Franklin Evans, Pierre Ferrarini, Ceal Floyer, Bernard Frize, David Hominal, Steven Hull, Renée Levi, and François Morellet from the collection of Claudine and Jean-Marc Salomon.
The exhibition opens on 30 October and will be on view through 14 December 2014.
From 25 October to 30 November, the MAC exhibits the works of the finalists of the 2014 LISSONE PRIZE, an international competition for young artists under 35.
Among the practices that characterize the most current developments in painting has been inserted the "Expanded Painting," novelty item that distinguishes this year's edition. For the first time it was set up a Selection Committee which will complement the official jury in assigning the Grand Prize for painting, the Critics Award and many other awards purchase. In addition to the exhibition of selected, the newly renovated exhibition formula also includes two sections by invitation, at a national and international level, which is not eligible for prizes in money. Finally, a room will be reserved for an important teacher of the last century, as well as they used to in the sixties, with retrospective exhibitions devoted to Atanasio Soldati, Licini Osvaldo and Mario Sironi.
Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011) had her first solo exhibition at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1951, an exhibition that synthesized the most radical aspects of works by Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock, with ambitious canvases of textured surfaces, pale color, and calligraphic drawing. The following year, with Mountains and Sea, 1952, she created another kind of painterly space by staining unprimed canvas with oil paint while allowing telltale signs of drawing to remain.
A thought-provoking exhibition of twenty-first century painting, sculpture, video and furnishings representing the newest abstract work from today’s best artists. NOW-ISM features international emerging stars like Sarah Cain, Diana Al-Hadid and Florian Meisenberg and established artists including Columbus’ own art star Ann Hamilton, Jim Hodges, Teresita Fernández, Jason Middlebrook, Carrie Moyer and Pia Fries. The show will include more than 100 works spanning all three floors of the space.
If you walk by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Hamilton Building this week, you’ll be greeted by a colorful new surprise.
The legendary fine arts institution has commissioned German-born, New York-based contemporary artist Markus Linnenbrink to create a 118-foot vibrant masterpiece in the entrance hall. He is well known for his abstract, layered, colorful works.
Magnum Opus," an exhibition of works by Hans Hofmann, will open in Germany at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern on 8 March and will remain on view through 16 June 2013.
Hans Hofmann trained in Munich and Paris, where he met artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and George Rouault. The German-born Hofmann fully established himself as an artist in the United States in the 1930s. In 1930, Hofmann traveled to the United States, and until 1932 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Hofmann moved to New York in 1932 and taught at the Art Students League before opening the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in 1933.
With highly successful art schools in New York and Provincetown, he exerted a lasting impact on an entire generation of American artists of the postwar period. Hofmann was the catalyst of the Abstract Expressionists and influenced painters such as Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell and Barnett Newman.
Pattern is currently being reinvigorated as a significant space for artistic innovation. Each artist presented here begins with some system or set of rules, whether mechanical, technological, digital, or other, and, through rigorous repetitive action, creates objects that are equally rigorous in their optical repetition. With this comes a critical redefinition of pattern: These artists explore iterative generation of form, using a framework more akin to a mathematical pattern or a computer pattern than to a purely visual process focused on decoration or ornamentation. Yet the resulting compositions are highly decorative, visually dynamic, and spectacularly patterned in the traditional sense of the term. Importantly, in these works the limitation of artistic choice implied by following a set of rules does not lead to a limited or stripped down final effect. Rather, the reliance on a circumscribed mechanism of production often results in a sense of potential endlessness that forces us to examine our preconceptions about the distance between reality and visual illusion. Regardless of the mode of making or the content within the form, each work in the exhibition asks us to reevaluate the way we see and experience the spaces we are in, the objects we confront, and the relationship between vision and perception.
This exhibition is the Provincetown Art Association Museum's first major exhibition of Robert Motherwell's work created in the summer of 1942 in the artist's studio in Cape Cod, curated by Lise Motherwell and Dan Ranalli.
Curated by Jason Andrew Organized by Norte Maar Sponsored by the ownership at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Norte Maar and the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery announce the exhibition To be a Lady: Forty-Five Women in the Arts, on view at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery from September 24, 2012 through January 18, 2013. A reception, open to the public, will be held on Monday, September 24 from 6-8pm.
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich possibilities of abstraction as a mode of artistic expression.
University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University Long Beach will present twelve radiant new and recent geometric abstract paintings in Patrick Wilson: Pull. Wilson’s intricately layered compositions wed glowing color fields to structured shapes. Transparent squares, rectangles and narrow lines of acrylic paint draw the viewer into the pulsating depths of his fresh artworks. Three works on paper from the 2008 series, Suite for Mount Washington, will also be included in the exhibition. These gouache serigraphs, made under the master printer Christian Zickler, directly influenced the complex visual syntax that presently informs his current painting practice.
Including 38 works spanning Judy Pfaff's career, from early works on paper to contemporary paper collages, installations and sculpture. click here : www.hmoa.org
EST–3 focuses on Los Angeles art in the New York collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody. Its title (Eastern Standard Time Minus Three) is a playful rejoinder to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a Getty-initiated series of more than 60 exhibitions across Southern California that examines the emergence of Los Angeles as an art center. Starting on the opposite end of the country, and looking across three time zones, EST–3 avoids the tempestuousness of local dramas and the hyperbole of hometown boosterism to present a cool, wide-ranging view of art made in Los Angeles over a 40-year period of unprecedented development.
Experiments in Abstraction: Art in Southern California, 1945 to 1980, addresses a generation of California-based artists who explored the possibilities of abstraction. In the years following World War II, a distinctive style of art, identified as Hard-Edge painting, was developed by pioneering artists such as Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Helen Lundeberg, and John McLaughlin.
In 1959 Los Angeles Times art critic Jules Langsner coined the term “Hard-Edge Painting” to describe the work of these California painters. Partly a reaction against Abstract Expressionism, best known in the thickly layered paintings of American artists Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Hard-Edge emphasized angular lines, reduced forms, precise surfaces, and rich colors. The resulting aesthetic is forever associated with mid-century California Modernism. Beyond the pioneering Hard-Edge painters, other California-based artists, including Charles Arnoldi, Sam Francis, and Ed Ruscha, continued to experiment and transform abstraction on the West Coast.
This exhibition, which includes works from the Museum’s permanent collection and some local loans, explores the diversity of Post-War abstraction in Southern California.
This exhibition will focus on Provincetown's legacy as an art colony, and will cover over 100 artists from Charles W. Hawthorne's founding of the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899 to the present day. This will be the largest and most comprehensive survey of the art colony completed in over 40 years.
NEW PALTZ – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 15. The Dorsky first opened to the public in April 2001 and was officially dedicated on October 20, 2001.The events of next weekend will honor past Hudson Valley Master artists Lesley Dill, Robert Morris, Don Nice, Judy Pfaff and Carolee Schneemann.click here : http://www.midhudsonnews.com
Featuring works by Suzanne Caporael
Nancy Graves: A Memorial Exhibition brings together seven works from the Art Center’s permanent collection by the artist Nancy Graves.
Pia Fries is on view at the Berlinische Galerie through 11 May 2009.