Thursday, January 29, 2015


Wyatt Gallery : Subtext

January 21 - February21

Foley Gallery
59 Orchard Street
New York NY 10002
1 212 244 9081

the reason I went to Orchard Street last week was to see these new images by Wyatt Gallery  ( the person,not a place ),at the new Foley Gallery in the Lower East Side.

A very elegant group of photographs of subway advertising wall the collages of happenstance  and serendipity from multiple pasting and repasting of bill boards .
Wyatt's point of departure is only to record those that have nearly ben totally scraped
away.There are no witty and surprising juxtapositions found in the layers of ripped paper and paste. Wyatt  shows us bared and scared walls that have scratches and scrapes

The over all feeling is a retelling of the abstract expressionism movement 

50E: 341
30X22.6” UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond
50E: 353

45x56" UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond Edition of 5 +2AP
(In Collaboration With Hank Willis Thomas)
Montrose L: 124-107
40x51.1" UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond
50C: 383
40x53.5" UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond 

50C: 5-13-3
35x83" UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond
50C: 379-377
30x107" UV Pigment Ink Photograph On DiBond    

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ariel Dill and Kellyann Burns : Killing time and falling in love

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice " 
Ariel Dill
Pablo's Birthday Gallery
57 Orchard Street
212 462 2411
through January 23
Kellyann Burns
McKenzie Fine Art Inc.
55 Orchard Street
212 989 5467
through February 8

Yesterday afternoon I was wandering around the LES (Lower East Side in NYC) on Orchard Street ,meandering in and out of galleries.I saw somethings I like, somethings that caused an erotic rush like desire. I found myself contemplating about a renewed interest in Abstract Expressionism and its various handmaidens.Today at this moment I am listening to SOHN's '" Wheel " as a few images that I would love to include in my imaginary museum eat into my heart.

The first  one is by Ariel Dill part of the " The Sorcerer's Apprentice " group show 
at Pablo's Birthday Gallery at 57 Orchard street through this weekend. Ariel Dill's, Inky . 

Then there were two images by Kellyann Burns at McKenzie Fine Art until February 8th. which will give you time to see and savor her paintings

Maybe "I Fall in Love to Easily,I Fall in Love too Fast ." but yesterday, a grey and depressing of day these painting gave me joy that last.

Ariel Dill                 Inky               Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2014  72x53"

Installation Pablo's Birthday Gallery

Kellyann Burns   8:29 PM 8/22/12, 2012Oil on alu-dibond30 x 24 inches
Kellyann Burns   5:43 PM 10/4/14, 2014 Oil on alu-dibond

Installation at McKenzie Fine Art
all images are copyrighted by the artists and galleries, please contact them for more,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Max Neumann : New Works
535 West 24 Street
New York NY 10011
1 212 627 3930

January 8 through February 21 2015

The strange thing about heads is that the more you leave out, the more intense the expression becomes. In a different way than in portrait painting. It has absolutely nothing to do with that. These figures are just that to me: figures. They’re sexless, they have no special attributes. They are specters, shadows. What’s very important to me is the intensity, the presence. What that does. 
What it does in the painting. 
What it does with the viewer.  –Max Neumann

Untitled, February, 2014   
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
62 15/16 x 47 3/16 in. (160 x 120 cm)

Untitled, August, 2014   
Oil and acrylic on canvas
62 15/16 x 47 3/16 in. (160 x 120 cm)

Untitled, August, 2014    
Oil and acrylic on canvas
39 5/16 x 31 7/16 in. (99.8 x 79.8 cm)

Untitled, July, 2014   
Oil and acrylic on canvas
62 15/16 x 47 3/16 in. (160 x 120 cm)

Untitled, July, 2014   
Oil and acrylic on canvas
62 15/16 x 47 3/16 in. (160 x 120 cm)

this is one of those exhibits that you must visit because of the relationships between space and scale, light and shadow.My first thoughts about the exhibitions were of, A.Giacometti the Easter islands statues and a still from Fritz Lang's Metropolis.I decided this year not to critique but to post art that I would want to own. These would definitely be part of my imaginary museum. Maybe one image in one room alone.

all images copyrighted Max Neumann Bruce Silverstein gallery

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BASTIENNE SCHMIDT : Typography of Quiet

Book and exhibition 

Bastienne Schmidt
Typography of Quiet
Ricco/Maresca Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10011
t. 212.627.4819
Last day 

Untitled, Topos
Mixed media on paper
22 x 30 in.
Untitled, Topos
Mixed media on paper
22 x 30 in.
Untitled, Topos
Mixed media on paper
30 x 44 in
Coils, Vietnam
C Print, ed. 1/9
22 x 30 in
Snow, Bridgehampton
C Print, ed. 1/9
11 x 14 in
Water, Strehlen, Germany
C Print, ed. 1/9
11 x 14 in
Untitled, Topos
Mixed media on paper
22 x 30 in.

Gallery installation

Gallery Installation

When I think of starting a new day a new year I always have this vision of looking out over a vast sea and watching the linear horizon being altered by the elements and time.

This is a small and a grand way to start the year looking out and observing the creation of moments .I had made up my mind to make Bastienne Schmidt's exhibition be the first one to see in the New Year. It was, but I saw it only yesterday and today it ends .There is the book Typography of Quiet which should be added to your photography library.
I am sure the gallery would be happy to assist you in viewing the images.

Bastienne is an artist who chose photography as  a component of her art.So as I walked through the gallery's space I felt my mood move from the joy of this living blue and white that she captured,to those moments that are private,wistful and sad.I saw the line blossom and transform itself and then return to start a new day, a new year.

all images copyrighted Bastienne Schmidt: Topography of Quiet ,used with the permission of Ricco/Maresca Gallery