Eccentric Abstraction / Frosch & Portmann click on gallery name to see more of the exhibit
Curated by Bill Weiss, this gem of a show includes work by David Hayward, Leslie Wayne, Mamie Holst, Richard Allen Morris and Bill Weiss. This exhibit is up through August 3. I was particularly struck by the rich physicality of the paintings by three of the artists.
The work of Leslie Wayne and Richard Allen Morris blur the distinctions between painting and sculpture.
|LESLIE WAYNE Paint/Rag #4, 2014 oil on panel 16 x 12 x 4|
|close up view: LESLIE WAYNE One Big Love #26, 2009 oil on panel 11-1/2 x 13-1/4 x 2|
|RICHARD ALLEN MORRIS (left to right) History, 2010, Venus, 2010, Point of View, 2010 acrylic & patch & paint on canvas 10 x 8"|
|close up view: RICHARD ALLEN MORRIS Point of View, 2010 acrylic & patch & paint on canvas 10 x 8"|
Douglas Florian often works on found plywood and subjects the painted surface to additional gouging, imbuing a sense of history to his paintings.
|DOUGLAS FLORIAN Bloomsday Way, 2011-2012 31 x 18 3/4 oil on wood|
|close up view of Bloomsday Way|
Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 - 1971 / Tibor de Nagy click on gallery name to see more of the exhibit
These exhibit (up through August 1) includes work of nine artists who were considered part of the second-generation of NY abstract painters. You can read a fine review of the exhibit by Marcia Yerman by clicking here.
Surprisingly, the first painting you see upon entering the gallery is the work of Jane Freilicher, who moved on to landscape and representational work.
|JANE FREILICHER Untitled Abstraction c. 1960 49 x 50" oil on canvas|
I was also drawn to the paintings by Edward Avedisian and Paul Feeley.
|EDWARD AVEDISIAN Normal Love #1, 1963 67-1/4 x 67-1/2" liquitex on canvas|
|PAUL FEELEY Trajan, 1960 69 x 46" oil-based enamel on canvas|
Summer Invitational / Elizabeth Harris click on gallery name to see more of the exhibit
The 2014 summer invitation featured work by Rich Klauber, Joanne Mattera, Paul Mogensen, Gary Peter, and Sarah Walker. Color, geometry, and layered space each had a place in this exhibit.
|JOANNE MATTERA Chromatic Geometry 21, 2014 12 x 12" encaustic on panel|
|RICK KLAUBER, Editor, 2013 46 x 16" acrylic on cedar shims|
Color as Structure / McKenzie Fine Art click on gallery name to see more of the exhibit
This splendid exhibit (up through August 1) features work by 16 artists. The gallery press release details the theme: "Color as Structure" examines the ways artists use deliberate color choices to create sculptural or architectonic space in their work as well as exploring aspects of weight, movement, rhythm, light and optical vibration."
Below are several of the standout pieces that fit that description beautifully.
|DEBORAH ZLOTSKY Indoor Voice, 2013 20 x 16" oil on canvas|
|MARTHA CLIPPINGER Converge, 2012 17 x 10-1/2 x 2" acrylic and oil on wood|
|ELISE FERGUSON NW, bold, 2014 24 x 24" pigmented plaster on mdf|