Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer round-up

As NYC galleries close their doors for the late-summer break, here's a glimpse of what I saw at several group exhibits......
at Parallel Art Space

Curated by Mel Prest, Doppler features work by 22 artists who explore the interplay of two and three dimensional space, often hovering in a sensory space between the two.  The installation beautifully highlights dialogues between clusters of adjacent works. With the exception of a wall painting by Gilbert Hsiao and a large canvas by Karen Schifano, all of the pieces on exhibit are intimate in size. 

The work on view spans a wide variety of approaches to art-making: ranging from the pared down elegance of Brent Hallard, Kevin Finklea and Richard Bottwin, to the complex surfaces of Mel Prest, Stephen Maine and Steven Baris, and the subtle geometries of Debra Ramsay and Nancy White.

For a comprehensive walk through of the exhibit, click here to see photographs taken by Richard Bottwin, one of the artists whose work is in the exhibit.  

There is still one more weekend to see this wonderful exhibit, which closes on Sunday, August 18.

Installation view, left wall GILBERT HSIAO.   photo from Parallel Art Space FB page

From top left, counter-clockwise:  ALBERT ROSKAM, RICHARD BOTTWIN, RUTH VAN VEENEN, photo courtesy of Richard Bottwin

                From left to right:  GRACE KHOUW, STEPHEN MAINE, MEL PREST, EDGAR DIEHL                   photo courtesy of Richard Bottwin
 Parallel Art Space, 17-17 Troutman Street, Ridgewood NY 

at Garvey|Simon Art Access in Chelsea

Explorations of the straight line by five artists working with different intentions and in a variety of materials.

SUSAN SCHWALB    Toccata #60, 2013     Mixed metalpoint on paper   9 x 9 inches
You can see more work by Schwalb by clicking here.

KATE CARR    Block E, 2012    Baltic birch plywood and felt   20 x 5 x 3 inches

See more work by CARR by clicking here

   DAN WALSH   Untitled (OGV-Violet, OGV-Green & OGV-Orange), 2007      Set of three woodcuts,  each 23 x 49 inches
You can see more prints by Walsh by clicking here.

This group exhibit (with work by Kate Carr, Susie Rosmarin, Susan Schwalb, James Siena and Dan Walsh) remains up through August 23.  Garvey|Simon Art Access, 547 West 27th Street, New York.  Photos from the gallery website.

at McKenzie Fine Art

The focus of this group exhibit was work in which webs and nets play a role in the construction of space. Reticulate features work by 17 artists which vary in size from the intimate ink on paper drawings of Lori Ellison and small panels by Laura Sharp Wilson to large canvases by Jason Karolak and Jason Rohlf.

IVO RINGE    Right on Top of the Skin, 2011    Acrylic on linen     28 x 24 inches

 To see more work by Ivo Ringe, click here.

LORI ELLISON    Untitled, 2012    Ink on paper    11 5/8 x 8 1/4
 For more work by Lori Ellison, click here.

CATHRYN ARCOMANO   Mirea Series #33, 1981    Oil on canvasette   10 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

MARK SHEINKMAN    Mercer, 2013    Oil, alkyd and graphite on paper     16 x 13 inches
For more by Mark Sheinkman, click here.

McKenzie Fine Art, 55 Orchard Street, NYC. The exhibit includes the work of 17 artists and is up through August 17.  Photos from the gallery website.