Monday, June 8, 2015

Group Show, Douglas Udell Gallery

Group Show: 48th Annual Spring Show
May 23rd - June 6th, 2015

Douglas Udell Gallery, 10332-124 St. NW Edmonton, Canada

More info on gallery website.

Painters on Painting, Marcaccio on Jasper Johns

 Discussion of Jasper Johns, Perilous Night, 1982
Painters on Painting,
Blog created by Julie He ernan and Virginia Wagner

Painting Beyond Pollock

Painting Beyond Pollock, by Morgan Falconer
Phaidon, London, England

Painting Beyond Pollock is a captivating account of the history of
European and American painting from the mid-20th century onwards.

Painting, with its endless capacity for reinvention, continues to occupy a privileged position in Western art. Since the mid-20th century, new practices have pushed art into territories such as performance and installation, leading some critics and artists to declare painting irrelevant or even finished. But these developments have, in fact, driven painting to new heights of innovation and interest, making these seventy years arguably the most lively in its history.

Morgan Falconer tells the story beginning with Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists on both sides of the Atlantic, proceeds through postwar abstraction in France, social realism in East Germany, the end of geometric abstraction in Europe, American post-painterly abstraction, the handmade ready-mades of Rauschenberg and Johns, Pop's rise in Britain and the US, painting's confrontations with photography in the 1960s and beyond, the return of expressionism in the 1980s, new approaches to Pop in the 1990s and 2000s, and the continued variety of some of the most recent paintings to be made by a younger, 'post-medium' generation of artists.

Painting Beyond Pollock is an illuminating guide for both specialists and enthusiasts of painting, written in language that is intelligent and accessible. 

More information here.

Re / Post, at Storefront Ten Eyck

Re / Post,
Curated by Ian Cofre

June 5 – June 28, 2015, Opening June 6th 6-9pm

Storefront Ten Eyck, 324 Ten Eyck St, Brooklyn NY

Participating artists: Philip Hackworth Ashley, Pedro Barbeito, Adolfo Bimer, Lydia
Dona, Franklin Evans, Rafael Vega, Alejandro Leonhardt, Fabian Marcaccio, Martha
Mysko, Willie Wayne Smith

Re/Post is a group exhibition posited as a response to the notion that there is an ‘always there’ there to the practice of painting. Each of the ten participating artists challenges the act of seeing through the subversive use of materiality to deny the fixity of the still image. Through the dissolution and reconstituting of concepts, personal preoccupations, readymade imagery, and digital and physical artifacts, these artists externalize the complexity of expanding awareness beyond the self in the Digital Age to evolve a personal language that vacillates between abstraction and representation.

More info on gallery website

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Virtual Studio Visit

Virtual Studio Visit showing Rope Paintings in process for Gorky's Grandaughter.