Sunday, December 18, 2016

Max Ruf at Múrias Centeno

Untitled (prussian Blue lines, transparent green), 2016, oil on canvas, diptych, 47.25 x 63 inches

Max Ruf:  Stadt
November 16 - January 14           

Múrias Centeno
Rua Capitão Leitão 10/16
1950-051 Lisboa - Portugal

Untitled (yellow ground; green, blue, red and grey lines and fields), 2016, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 52.75 inches

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Julia Rommel at Bureau

Julia Rommel:  Man Alive
November 6 - December 18, 2016                  

178 Norfolk Street
New York, NY  10002

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ulrike Müller

Others, 2015, vitreous enamel on steel, 15.5 x 12 inches

Ulrike Müller is one of the sixty-three artists picked for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Figurative Geometry | Organized by Bob Nickas



Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel

Spice of Life, 1976, oil on linen, 49 x 75 x 15 inches (124.46 x 190.5 x 38.1 cm)

Ron Gorchov:  Works From the 1970s
November 10 - December 17, 2016

Vito Schnabel Projects
360 West 11th Street
New York, NY  10014           

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Merlin James at Sikkema Jenkins & Co

C.2016, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16.5 x 19.25 inches

Merlin James:  Paintings for Persons
OCTOBER 13 - NOVEMBER 12, 2016                                    

Sikkema Jenkins & Co

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Anke Weyer at Canada

Installation View, Frightful Falls, 2016

Anke Weyer:  Frightful Falls
October 27 - December 4, 2016                          

333 Broome St
New York, NY  10002

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Torey Thornton at Shane Campbell Gallery

Torey Thornton:  Rapport Vroom
September 23 - November 4, 2016
* At Lincoln Park location             


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Charlotte Cain Memorial Retrospective at ICON

I Am That I Am #6, 2005, Dorlan's wax and gouache on antique Indian paper on Baltic Birch, 8 x 8 inches


Recurring Small Forms #26, 1982, acrylic on fabric laminated to canvas, 60.5 x 60.5 inches


Navel of the Sky, 1979, machine knitted wool laminated to canvas, 70 x 51.25 inches

Infinite Stars, Infinite Stripes, Triptych (Unity of America), 1980, machine knitted wool laminated to canvas, 103 x 134 inches

16 Kolams 2A, 2003, Dorlan's wax and gouache on antique Indian paper on Baltic Birch plywood, 8 x 8 inches 

Yellow Bindu, 2006, gouache on antique Indian paper, 8 x 8 inches


Charlotte Cain:  Memorial Retrospective
Through October 22, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri, 12:00–4:00 PM, Sat, 1–4 PM 

ICON  Iowa Contemporary Art
58 North Main Street ("On the Square")
Fairfield, Iowa  52556

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Guy C. Corriero at Junior Projects

photo courtesy John Zinsser

Guy C. Corriero:  Make Me
September 15 - October 29, 2016 
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6-8 pm  

junior projects
139 norfolk st
nyc  10002

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Paul Monteiro at Office Baroque

Distancia / Untitled, 2016
oil on wood and oil on canvas
2,5 × 5 × 2 cm and 15 × 11 cm (1 × 2 × 7/8 inches and 5 15/16 × 4 5/16 inches)

Paulo Monteiro:  The Inside of Distance
September 8 -  October 22, 2016
Opening:  Thursday, September 8th, 5-9pm      

Office Baroque
Bloemenhofplein 5
Place du Jardin aux Fleurs
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Yevgeniya Baras at Nicelle Beauchene

Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

Yevgeniya Baras: All Inside of Itself, Close
September 10, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, September 10 6-8pm

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery is pleased to present All Inside of Itself, Close, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Brooklyn based artist Yevgeniya Baras. 

For All Inside of Itself, Close, Baras continues to work intuitively in her medium while taking an expansive step forward in both the scale and structure of her paintings. Remaining faithful to the materiality and autobiographical nature of her more intimately sized works, here the artist pushes into larger canvases, incorporating found materials into allegorical, albeit elusive constructions. Embedded with found and collected objects, including wood, tire rubber, human hair, stones, and family bedsheets, Baras’ heavily worked canvases evolve almost archeologically, with an equal consideration for the painted surface and the architecture of materials beneath. 

Throughout these poetic abstractions, Baras traces a wide-ranging continuum of experiences, from that of the body, to language, to landscape, and anthropology -- and their attendant symbology. Through the canvases’ rich surfaces, allusions emerge slowly, the many modes of application (embroidery, collage, quilting, wood working) lending a depth to both the physical and semiotic structure of the painting. Only at this point does the imagery arise, pivoting upon each authentic translation and interpretation of the work. Despite the specificity of her personal, pictorial vocabulary, the work’s impact is direct in any context, and rewards a multiplicity of readings. 

Yevgeniya Baras received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology as well as an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including recent group exhibitions at Gavin Brown Enterprise; Murray Guy; White Columns; and KANSAS, NY, as well as a solo exhibition at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY in 2015. In 2014, Baras was awarded a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. The artist recently completed residencies at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, in New York, NY, and the MacDowell Colony Residency in Peterborough, NH. Baras is a cofounder of the artist-run gallery Regina Rex, and lives and works in New York City.

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
327 Broome Street (between Bowery & Chrystie)
New York, NY 10002

Sunday, August 7, 2016

John Schlue


John Schlue:  EatChewAlive
July 2 - August 30, 2016

Belle Plaine Area Museum
901 Main St
Belle Plaine, IA  52208      

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Zachary Armstong at Feuer/Mesler

Lee boy, 2016, oil and encaustic on canvas in artist's frame 84 x 60 inches

Zachary Armstrong:  Hills & Dales
June 23 - July 29, 2016

319 Grand Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10002

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Group Show at Marianne Boesky

Thornton Dial, Slavery to Freedom (triptych), 1989-90
oil, wood, canvas, industrial sealing compound on canvas mounted on wood
variable dimensions

Thornton Dial, Slavery to Freedom: People Coming Out, 1989-90
oil, spray paint, wood, canvas, industrial sealing compound on wood, 72 x 75 1/2 inches 182.9 x 191.8 cm

I Talk with the Spirits

Curated by Chris Wiley           
June 23 – August 12, 2016

Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 West 24th Street
New York, NY  10011

Stephanie McMahon at T + H Gallery

Doppio, 2015, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

Stephanie McMahon:  Close to Me
June 3 - July 31, 2016

T + H Gallery
460 Harrison Ave C19 & C20
Boston, MA 02118                 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bill Adams at Jeff Bailey Gallery

Sunup #2, 2016, ballpoint pen and watercolor on paper, 20 x 16 inches

Bird, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 13 inches

June 4 - July 3, 2016                              

127 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Margot Bergman & Brian Calvin at Anton Kern


                                      Left: Margot Bergman, Doris, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches.
                                      Right: Brian Calvin, Shore Leave, 1992, oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches.

JUNE 30 - AUGUST 19, 2016

JUNE 30 - AUGUST 19, 2016

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Anton Kern Gallery has invited Chicago-based painter Margot Bergman (b.1934) to present a body of recent portraits. Paired with Bergman’s work is a selection of early drawings and paintings by Brian Calvin (b.1969), from the Popeye series created during his time in Chicago in the early 1990s. These side by side exhibitions depict the human figure and all its grotesque facets, and reflect the painterly Neo-Expressionist sensibilities of the Chicago art scene. With an emphasis on building up paint, working and reworking their materials, both artists create layers; Bergman in a physical sense and Calvin in a more figurative sense.

Margot Bergman builds layers of paint atop found artworks. The interplay between elements of the found works she exposes and her own additions creates distorted and uncanny forms, reminiscent of Modernist collage. Her constructed ‘double-portraits’ converge into a single subject. With titles like Auntie Gladyce,Gloria Jean, and Patty, each painting possesses a unique personality, a soul. This process of prosopopoeia stems from the artist’s relationship with the found paintings, who she has “rescued” from flea markets and kept in her home. As Bergman explains, “It was a process - living with them, understanding what I was looking for, beginning to draw it out, slowly and without a plan, responding to the original paintings. I didn’t know what the next step would be. Once I found my way to the portraits, it was magical for me.”

When Brian Calvin moved from Berkeley to Chicago in the early 1990s, his predisposition toward painterly figuration was broadened through local influences such as the Imagists and the Hairy Who, resulting in a tonal shift in his painting. In his ‘Popeye’ works, Calvin renders the stark cartoon figure in thickly applied paint against a dark brooding background, paused amid mundane activities such as smoking a cigarette, standing in the rain, lying awake in bed. The contrast and stillness creates a sense of unease and focuses the viewer’s attention on the subject’s gestures. Calvin subverts Popeye’s inherent cartoon lightness by reimagining himself in an alternate reality, restaging him in a bleak psychological landscape. With the memory accumulated from drawing this iconic character repeatedly in his youth, Calvin uses the figure’s instantly recognizable shape, and it’s associations, as a vessel for ruminations on pathos.

532 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011       

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Joe Bradley at Eva Presenhuber

Installation view

Joe Bradley:  Canton Rose

JUN 12, 2016 - JUL 23, 2016

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Maag Areal
Zahnradstrasse 21, CH-8005 Zurich       

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Vicki Sher at VOLTA-Basel with frosch&portmann


frosch&portmann gallery


MARKTHALLE // Viaduktstrasse 10 // CH-4051 Basel // Switzerland