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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents ECHOES – a group show

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Echoes, a group show of works that are manifestations of loss featuring artists Peter Hoffer, Sarah Irvin, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Dana Oldfather (Dana Oldfather, “Porch Lights On” above).

An echo, at its core, is a distant version of what it once was. A sound reverberates, then fades. It can be a haunting memory, or instill a sense of wonder. An echo can also be a reminiscence, a nod to something that came before it. The present echoes the past. It is not a perfect replication of it, but an acknowledgment of its heritage.

The works collected in this group show are echoes both in process and in concept. Their origins are transformed and concealed. The resulting piece appears to be its own entity, but still contains whispers of how it began. There is a loss of form, color, or imagery, but that does not detract from what remains. These artists are also investigating the loss of places, time, objects, and concepts as they create so that the work itself becomes an homage, an echo, to these distant sources.

On View November 30th – December 23rd, 2017

Susan Eley Fine Art presents The Colors of Jazz

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present The Colors of Jazz, the second in a two-part exhibition featuring Argentine artist Carlos Puyol’s recent work. Part I was held at PontArte in Maastricht, The Netherlands in the spring of 2017. The Gallery is delighted to collaborate with PontArte to bring Puyol’s color-infused, jazz-inspired abstract paintings to American and European audiences.

The exhibition is ongoing through December 28th, 2017

JoAnne Artman Gallery, presents: “Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Galloping horses, blood orange sunsets, dusty cowboys – you can almost feel the rising heat from the sun-warmed earth. Billy Schenck has a definitive flair for highlighting the drama, and evoking the action of classic Westerns along with their corresponding mythology. The American Frontier holds a special place in our nation’s history, as well as in our imaginations. JoAnne Artman Gallery, is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck, capturing the persevering nature of the myths and dreams of the Old West.

In subject, Schenck goes for the iconic imagery of the Wild, Wild West – cowboys and Indians, sunsets and gunfire. Many of the scenes are a cheeky look at both the history of the American Frontier, as well as the established perceptions through the lens of contemporary popular culture, with a heavy dose of exaggerated passion and romance. The scenes pictured are at times comical, and at others, profound. Schenck plays up the ambiguity between his villains and heroes, underscoring the duality of human nature, a central theme in his work.

Fall/Winter 2017 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. Show runs from November 16th, 2017 – January 2018

Alan Bray: Inward Maine at Garvey | Simon Gallery

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Alan Bray: Inward Maine, an exhibition featuring the artist’s recent casein landscape paintings. This will be the eighth solo show in New York for the Maine-based artist, and his second solo at Garvey|Simon. Alan Bray explores the landscape of inland Maine via quiet rambles in the woods, kayak trips down forested streams, and most recently, Google Earth, where he can observe his surroundings from a foreign, aerial view. A poetic and visionary painter, his often-peculiar vistas celebrate the phenomena of nature in the ordinary. 

The show runs from October 12th – November 19th. The an opening reception on October 12, 6-8 pm. The artist will be present.  

Alan Bray, Swallowed, 2017, casein tempera on panel, 18 x 24 inches

Susan Nelly curates Blooming Emotions at Rafael Gallery

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Beatriz Elorza’s “Blooming Emotions” at the Rafael Gallery, is curated by Susan Nelly, and features two bodies of work by the Spanish artist. The abstract paintings are infused with the atmosphere and spirit of the two cities, New York and London, where the artist has lived and worked, and reflect, in vivid color and motion, her experience of their energies.

Elorza’s larger than life works present a wonderful conundrum, walking a tightrope between abstract and representational art, with the latter serving as a point of entry, inviting us to a deeper exploration of the emotional content. These compositions reference naturalist illustration in their focus on the subject and lack of fear of negative space, but the artist’s mark is pure New York School. Her works especially bring to mind the brightness and stripped-down clarity of the late paintings of Willem de Kooning. It is a wholly new synthesis of aesthetics that evokes an atmosphere of the wonder, infused with a sense of “deja vu.”

The exhibition is  is on view throughout the month of October. Opening reception with the artist October 3rd, 6pm – 8pm.

 

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