Friday, July 1, 2011

John O'Reilly 'Recent Montage'

Check out this review in the NY Times of John O'Reilly's most recent show at Tibor de Nagy gallery

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/arts/design/john-oreilly-recent-montage.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=John%20O&st=cse

Thursday, June 30, 2011

OPENING TONIGHT LAUREL SPARKS


D'Amelio Terras




30 June 2011 – 19 August 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Affinities: Painting in Abstraction
Curated by Kate McNamara
Including work by artists Polly Apfelbaum,
Nicole Cherubini, Joanne Greenbaum,
Suzanne McClelland, Jenny Monick, Carrie Moyer,
Dona Nelson and Laurel Sparks

June 30 - August 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 30, 6-8pm

D’Amelio Terras invites curator Kate McNamara to present Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, a group exhibition of artists working in abstraction.

While the paintings of the exhibition are seemingly disparate in structure, each exemplify common attributes made visible through the artist’s engagement with process and practice; each painting foregrounds technique and pushes the medium through an active investigation and dissection of abstraction. Many of the paintings were conceived through action-oriented methods, made visible through paint stains, the presence of handiwork, or the orientation of brushwork. These paintings collaboratively solicit and invite an investigation of painting, abstraction, process, and practice. The proposed exhibition provides a charged space where these relevant discourses can be considered, without being imposed, and petitions the viewer to deliberate on her or his own assumptions about painting as a material, a vocabulary, a genre, a pluralistic history, and critical tool. The word “affinities” is used in the context of this exhibition to express and secure the multiplicity of relationships imposed, maintained, insinuated, and assumed throughout the show. “Affinities” suggests certain associations and similarities in defining the paintings and the artists of the exhibition, as well as captures a working definition for the word abstraction. “Affinities” also relates to paint as a substance that is relied upon for its use in combination with other material; it has the capability of facilitating relationships between color, texture, structure, and design. “Affinities” also points to interpersonal dialogues and independent relationships the artists have with one another.

Kate McNamara is Director and Chief Curator at the Boston University Art Gallery. She is also a co-founder of Cleopatra's, a Brooklyn-based project space. She received her M.A. at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.A. with a Curatorial Concentration from Hampshire College, MA. Kate has held curatorial positions at MoMA PS1, New York; AIR Antwerpen, Belgium; and Participant, INC., New York.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Censored Faces without Features

check out this article on Jowhara AlSaud http://bit.ly/koYm6X

Thursday, June 23, 2011

30 June 2011 – 19 August 2011

Affinities:PaintinginAbstraction

curatedbyKateMcNamara

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Affinities: Painting in Abstraction
Curated by Kate McNamara
Including work by artists Polly Apfelbaum,
Nicole Cherubini, Joanne Greenbaum,
Suzanne McClelland, Jenny Monick, Carrie Moyer,
Dona Nelson and Laurel Sparks

June 30 - August 19,… (more)

See also
Artists — Joanne Greenbaum
Artists — Nicole Cherubini
Artists — Polly Apfelbaum



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June 25 - July 30, 2011
Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8pm

SHAKEDOWN



TAYLOR DAVIS, d sell em, 2009, watercolor and watercolor pencil, 10 x 14 inches.


DAVE COLE
TAYLOR DAVIS
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
DARREN FOOTE
TED GAHL
SHEILA GALLAGHER
ELLEN HARVEY
JANE FOX HIPPLE
JASON MIDDLEBROOK
ROBERT DE SAINT PHALLE
HENRY SAMELSON
LAUREL SPARKS

* GALLERY NUMBER TWO: REBECCA CHAMBERLAIN

Summer Hours:
June 25 - July 30
Wednesday-Saturday, 11-6
Tuesday by appointment
Closed July 2-4

Laurel Sparks: Against Nature




Laurel Sparks: Against Nature

Curated by Chris Warrington
May 10, 2011 – June 3, 2011
Reception for the artist: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 6-8 PM

4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce Against Nature, an exhibition of large paintings by Laurel Sparks. Combining the ornate flatness of fin-de-si├Ęcle modernism with the gestural wildness of early Abstract Expressionism, Sparks uses theatrical iconography inspired by queer and psychedelic cinema, inventing an aesthetic lexicon akin to high femme drag.

Androgynous iconoclasts, from Luisa Casati to Ziggy Stardust, act as muses in Sparks’ abstract portraits of glamor and decay. Alluding to these glamorous figures, Sparks overlays linear silhouettes of Venetian chandeliers and perverse Christmas trees with an ambidextrous blind contour drawing. Icons take shape and dissolve within a carnival of color, glitter, and bejeweled protrusions.

Intense gestures celebrate baroque forms of artifice: theatricality, costume, cosmetics, and persona. At the same time, raw emptiness contradicts hedonistic adornment. Within each work there is a painterly call and response between poured white marble dust, bare canvas and decorative pattern. The surfaces oscillate between elegance and vulgarity. Pleasure, elegy, and irreverence co-exist in Sparks’ paintings, like the complex character of the muses they invoke.

Sparks holds an MFA from Bard and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work was recently exhibited in the DeCordova Biennial (Lincoln, MA) and Dramatis Personae at Dodge Gallery (New York, NY). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

http://www.443pas.com/Exhibitions.html

A Tale of Two Heads Yana Payusova's new exhibit at University of Arizona

http://www.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries/