Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hamlett Dobbins @ David Lusk Gallery

The River Beneath Us
Memphis, TN
Opening Reception: Friday Sept. 10
6-8 PM

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Steven Baris @ The Abington Art Center

Steven Baris, 2010
Solo Series @ the Abington
September 11- November 28
Opening reception: September 12, 3- 5 PM
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
check out more of Steven's work here.
Steven Baris is represented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

112th Fleisher Faculty Exhibition

Karen Baumeister, Many Blues (detail), acrylic on canvas, 64 x 68 inches
112th Fleisher Faculty Exhibition
August 9th - September 19th, 2010
Reception, September 19th, 5pm-7pm
Dene M. Louchheim Gallery, Fleisher Art Memorial
Monday through Friday
10am to 4pm
more information here
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2811

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Philadelphia Flight @ Area 405

My friend Tim McFarlane will exhibit six new paintings in this group show opening this Saturday from 7-9 PM.
Other artists showing work...
Joy Mariama Smith- Curator ● Pablo Virgo ●  Megan Mcmanus ● Lauren Zalut ● Juliet Lee ● Brian Payne ● Jessica Greenawalt ● George Alley ● Becca "Girl" Jennings ● Amze Emmons ● Nina Makhija ● Justin Dula ● Elizabeth Weisman
For more information follow the link...Philadelphia Flight
*you can also see more of Tim's work here...Bridget Mayer Gallery

Kevin Finklea @ Pentimenti Gallery

Go check out, my pal Kevin Finklea's, work at Pentimenti Gallery this Friday  Sept. 3rd with an artists' reception scheduled for Saturday September, 11th.
Other artists exhibiting in this group effort are:
Cecilia Biagini, Matthew Cox, Michelle Forsyth, Haden Shafie, and Yu-Wen Wu
See more of Kevin's work here and here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jonny Detiger @ Blank Space

Kaleidoscopic Adventures
Jonny Detiger
Blank Space

Glad I had a chance to see this installation before it closed.
More information on art and artist here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Studio Visit w/ Vincent Romaniello

All images © Vincent Romaniello, VOC house paint on canvas

Above are a few images of new work by Vincent Romaniello.
Vince is an artist-in-residence @ Chashama's 57th Street location in Manhattan and I visited him there today. 
More images and information here.

Chelsea Today

Kimber Smith, Friday the Fourteenth, 1979

Richard Aldrich, Untitled(Grey Corner Painting),2006

Claude Viallat, Untitled Number 318, 2006

Miquel Mont, Pore XXXIV, 2007

David LaChapelle, American Jesus: Archangel Michael: And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer 

Saw a couple of good shows in Chelsea today...A lot of spaces were closed for the month of August but I was very glad I didn't miss Le Tableau @ Cheim and Read.  It was great to see this group show curated byJoe Fyfe. The premise was French abstraction and gallery artists who show affinities with it.
Including work by: Milton Resnick, Louise Fishman, Juan Usle, Jean Fautrier, Richard Aldrich, and Joan Mitchell among others.
Also at Paul Kasmin Gallery: David LaChapelle's American Jesus. Striking images w/ roots in the Renaissance.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Studio Visit w/ Tim McFarlane

Field's Edge, 2010
Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 36"
image courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Last week I had a great studio visit and conservation with Tim McFarlane at his studio in Old City Philadelphia.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. Tim is working on an exciting, new body of work that is expanding on his high key color abstraction and developing his personal visual language with the introduction of powerful obfuscating forms.
Tim is represented in Philadelphia by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery.  Please visit the gallery's website for more images.  Also, check out Tim's blog here.

Dwayne Butcher, Memphis' Own, is Famous

                                                           Dwayne Butcher, still from 'It's Got a Hemi', 2009
                                                           Digital Video
                                                           4:54 duration

Check out this review of Dwayne Butcher's work by  Saatchi Online critic Adrian Duran.
For more of Butcher's work visit his website and blog.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Photos From Painting Center Show

The Painting Center
W 27th Street, NYC

l to r : James Erikson, Paul Behnke, Vincent Romaniello

Work by Jon Manteau (on left)

Painters Jon Manteau and Jim Erikson

Me w/ The Argonauts

My work, on the left, alongside work by Vincent Romaniello

Crowd shot

Crowd shot 

Britney Manteau and Vincent Romaniello

Robin in Times Square

Times Square

Studio Views

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Philadelphia Painters @ The Painting Center

I'm happy to be included in this show curated by Matthew Farina at the Painting Center in NYC.
The exhibit opens on July 6th with a opening reception scheduled for July 8th from 6-8 PM.
Twenty-three emerging and established painters will present a wide variety of work.
see above for more details...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

James Erikson @ Second Space Arts @ OCMC

 image © 2009 James Erikson
Look for info on Upcoming exhibitions here.
For more of James' work go to

Vincent Romaniello @ Campfire in Brooklyn

Winkel & Balktick Present...
A Warehouse Wilderness Adventure
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We will bivouac in a 21,000 square foot encampment, perched upon Sunset Park's western shores. It is an endless single-story cabin with three-story ceilings that reach to the heavens. For those of you who joined in at Transmutation or Stranded, be warned that this is a new conquest, not our familiar haunt.

Campfire crackles, warm bass, and beats from the wild by...
EZEKIEL HONIG (Anticipate Recordings, Microcosm Music)
SHIGETO (Ghostly International Records)
ZEMI17 (Gamelatron / Space Haus)
Finger-pickin', fiddle-fiddlin' wade-in-the-water bluegrass to be announced soon.
All performers will be playing live sets on a unique octochannel surround sound multipoint system, allowing you to travel back through time and revisit idealized childhood camping and outdoor experiences.

Wade in the waters with imaginations of...
Albert Hwang + Matt Parker
Amanda Silaski
The Amazing Amy
Audrey + Chassy
Betty Taopat Kaos + Chris Riggs
Brooklyn Aerodrome
Charlie Roberts
Christina+Fritz from HiChristina!
Crap Artists
Gavin Heck
Greg Skolozdra
James J. Fenton
Jason Eppink Jeanne Angel
The Jellie Collective
John Fitzpatrick
Josh Friedman
Judy Sky
Jurassic Park Slope
Kahori Kamiya
Logan + Louis
Matthieu Boardman
Megan Hornaday + Seanna Sharpe
Raylene Gorum
Stephanie Hope
Tanya Tanovic
Terri Ferrari
Troy Frantz
Vincent Romaniello
Will Danger

For more details that include photos from past events visit the website.

Artistic direction by Eva Lansberry
Flyer design by Justin Aubuchon
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 • 10pm-sunrise • At a vast warehouse in Brooklyn (place TBA) • Free PBR from 10pm-11pm • 21+ w/ ID • $15 advance (on sale June 1) • $20 door

Friday, May 14, 2010

A-Lab Forum: Repetition @ Crossing Art Gallery

Image: Megan Bisbee-Durlam

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development is pleased to announce the second installment of the A-Lab Forum, a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their previous works or works in progress, share their visions and ideas in relation to selected topics and concepts in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each forum consists of presentations by five artists, followed by a discussion period with the curator and attending audiences.  Participating artists are identified and selected by the curator / facilitator from a pull of entries for that month. The forums are open to the general public, and presenting artists are selected by invitation and through an open call.

A-Lab's second Forum focused on the idea of  “REPETITION”. Repeating oneself has been used as a concept in many forms of intellectual and humorous endeavors, from the start of mass production circa 1920 to South Park circa now. The arts have been no less fascinated with repetition as seen in Sol Lewitt’s drawings and Tara Donavan’s sculptures.  The reasons behind repeating an object, shape, material, or yourself is what we are looking to discover in this series of works.  All artists who submit works should consider why they are repeating themselves in art, or how they are repeating traditional formulation of art practice, and/or if art itself tends to be cyclical and repetitive. Facilitated by Juan Hinojosa.

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney

Location & Directions:
Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street, Flushing, NY.
7 train to Main Street Flushing. Walk one block on Main Street to 39th Ave (Opposite direction of the LIRR Overpass). Turn Right on 39th Ave & enter Queens Crossing (Large Glass Fa├žade with Blue & Pink Flowers). Take the stairs or elevator to the Ground Floor. Phone: 212-359-4333.

About A-Lab:
A-Lab is an artists’ collective initiated by New-media artist, Hector Canonge. From its inception in 2009, A-Lab's mission has been to promote and forge stronger collaborative projects for artists working and/or living in NYC. A-Lab is an independent initiative whose mission is to inform and assist artists in various aspects of their development. A-Lab's monthly meetings have been designed as a collaborative effort among artists to share resources, know-how, and experience to compete in the market place. In addition, A-Lab highly encourages and supports social activities to take place in local businesses and institutions in New York City. The convergence of the Arts and Community Building is another important component of the A-Lab as members can propose performances, shows, music gatherings, poetry readings, projections, public interventions, and more, in and around the various boroughs.

For more information contact:

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Escape From New York

Above, Julie LohnesTug of War, 2009, video still
Check out my friend Julie Lohnes' work in this upcoming group exhibition...

Follow this link to view more of Julie Lohnes' work.