Filed under: Art World | Tags: #10, Ivan Karp, New American Paintings, Steven Zevitas
Legendary New York art dealer, Ivan Karp, has passed away at age 86. Ivan has the distinction of being the only gallerist to ever juror an edition of New American Paintings – all other jurors have been curators. He did so in early 1997, and the result was Issue #10, which is the only issue we ever published that was solely dedicated to New York City (the city subsequently became a part of our annual Northeast issue). Ivan is also the only juror that I have sat with through the entire jurying process; it was a long, cigar-smoke filled afternoon in the offices of his SOHO-based gallery, O.K. Harris Works of Art, that I will never forget. My introduction for Issue #10 talks about Ivan’s career, and gives some insight into what it was like looking at art with him. It is reproduced in its entirety below. Steven Zevitas, President/Publisher
Filed under: Art Market, Art World, Features | Tags: Aaron Parazette, ACME, Adam Sorensen, Ala Ebtekar, Alexis Stamatiou, Ali Smith, Allison Schulnik, American Contemporary, Andrew Guenther, Andrew Schoultz, Angela Dufresne, Angela Fraleigh, Angles Gallery, Anna Conway, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Ben Snead, Ben Weiner, Benjamin Degen, Brett Reichman, Brian Zink, CANADA, Carlos Vega, Cary Smith, Catherine Kehoe, Corbett vs. Dempsey, CRG Gallery, Daniel Heidkamp, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Daniela Rivera, Danielle Tegeder, David Kordansky Gallery, Devening Projects + Editions, Dimitri Kozyrev, Domingo Barreres, Don Voisine, Echo Eggebrecht, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, Eleven Rivington, Emily Eveleth, Erik Den Breejen, Feature Inc., Feodor Voronov, Franklin Evans, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Freight + Volume Gallery, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery, Hannah Barrett, Harris Lieberman Gallery, Heyd Fontenot, Holly Coulis, Horton Gallery, Howard Yezerksi Gallery, Inman Gallery, International Art Objects Galleries, Jack Balas, Jake Longstreth, James Fuentes, James Gobel, James Harris Gallery, James Kelly Contemporary, James Siena, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Jered Sprecher, Jill Moser, Jim Gaylord, Joe Wardwell, John Sparagana, John Zurier, Jon Rappleye, Joshua Abelow, Jovi Schnell, Judie Bamber, Karla Wozniak, Kate Shepherd, Katherine Sherwood, Kelly McLane, Kent Dorn, Kiel Johnson, Kirk Hayes, Kristen Schiele, LaMontagne Gallery, Laurel Sparks, Leo Koenig Inc., Libby Black, Lisa Cooley, Lisa Sanditz, Liz Markus, Louise Belcourt, Mark Flood, Mark Moore Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Matthew McClune, Melora Kuhn, Michael Scoggins, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Morgan Bulkeley, Nina Bovasso, Nuno de Campos, Paolo Arao, Patrick Wilson, Paul Shakespear, Paule Anglim, Pierogi, Robert Buck, Robert Kelly, Ryan Mrozowski, Sarah Awad, Sarah Cain, Sarah Walker, Shane Campbell Gallery, Shara Hughes, Shaun O’Dell, Sigrid Sandström, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Siobhan Liddell, Steven Zevitas, Stuart Arends, Sue Scott Gallery, Susan Jane Belton, Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Art Projects, Texas Gallery, Tim Bavington, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Wendy White, William Cordova, William Swanson, Xiaoze Xie, Yoon Lee, Zach Feuer, Zieher Smith
It is a simple truth that in any given month, if you added up all of the available space in commercial galleries around the country, the amount dedicated to painting would dwarf that of all other media. The list that I have compiled consists of 40 United States’ based galleries that have a proclivity for painting. That is not to say that painting is the only medium that these galleries show; indeed, most represent artists producing work in a range of media. All of them, however, have shown a particular interest in the medium over an extended period of time, and all have stables of artists that are at least 50% painters.
The list is obviously far from comprehensive, and I consciously avoided blue chip galleries such as David Zwirner and Matthew Marks in favor of younger spaces. Some dealers I have personal relationships with, and others I know only casually. If you love the medium of painting, these are all spaces that you should be familiar with.
I hope that you find the list informative. Directly below is a list and after the jump you’ll find some brief comments and a list of noteable artists. Enjoy! - Steven Zevitas, President/Publisher, New American Paintings
Jeff Bailey Gallery
Shane Campbell Gallery
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Devening Projects + Editions
Freight + Volume
Gallery Paule Anglim
James Harris Gallery
Harris Lieberman Gallery
International Art Objects Galleries
James Kelly Contemporary
Leo Koenig, Inc.
David Kordansky Gallery
Gregory Lind Gallery
Marx & Zavattero
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Mark Moore Gallery
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Sue Scott Gallery
Sikkema, Jenkins & Co
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Art Projects
Daniel Weinberg Gallery
Howard Yezerksi Gallery
Filed under: New York, Review | Tags: Kansas Gallery, Michael Berryhill, NYC, Whitney Kimball
What comes after stasis? Writing about Michael Berryhill’s work in 2010, Sharon Butler observed a trend of “contingency and ennui” in painting, predicting that “struggle and tenacity” would follow. That bend has arrived in Berryhill’s show at Kansas Gallery (which closed on June 23rd), a series of paintings which, in itself, blossoms.
The entryway is lined with what resemble birdshit-covered antique doorstops. In “Island,” for one, hilly paint gobs crust the cover of an old hardcover book, with a small nautical map peeking out of a vaginal opening. A small wooden pump draped with a canvas donkey skin, “Pump Jack Ass,” is equally dry. - Whitney Kimball, NYC Contributor
Michael Berryhill | Island, 2012, book and oil paint, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Courtesy Kansas Gallery
Filed under: Chicago, Review | Tags: Brooks Cashbaugh, Chicago, Peter Miller Gallery, Robin Dluzen
Few images capturing the essence of American identity can stand the test of time and override the trappings of overuse, celebrity, cliché and kitsch. Indiana-based painter, Brooks Cashbaugh, has been investigating the vast cultural landscape of Americana through his figurative painting practice, this time with twelve paintings in his current exhibition (on view through July 7th, 2012) at Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, “Demotic Emolument (of The People, a reward for Good Work).” Featuring an array of cultural figures from various points within the last two centuries, Cashbaugh’s works center around a loose conceptual framework of resistance, counterculture and niche interest with historical figures, celebrities and anonymous characters that compose our American folklore. -Robin Dluzen, Chicago Contributor
Brooks Cashbaugh | Hostess, 2012, acrylic and paint marker on canvas, 46″ x 40″ Photo courtesy of the artist and Peter Miller Gallery
Filed under: Competitions, Pacific Coast | Tags: Monica Ramirez-Montagut, NAP, Pacific Coast
Our next New American Paintings deadline is for the Pacific Coast region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. If you reside in any of these states, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. The Deadline is June 30, Midnight, EST. We are happy to have Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, as our 2012 juror. Learn more about the juror here.
So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of June to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AK, CA, HI, OR, WA!
Artnet magazine, an online publication that has served as the journalistic arm of the German-based tech company by that name, will cease publication today, after 16 years as a leading voice in the field of arts journalism.
The news comes on the heels of Hans Neuendorf’s decision to resign after 17 years as the company’s CEO. Details are still developing, but what is known is that Artnet officially closed all three of its magazine offices today in New York, Berlin and Paris.
In an e-mail, Walter Robinson, who served as editor for the entire run of the magazine, said this:
One thing I could add is that Hans Neuendorf gave me a great opportunity 16 years ago when he hired me to help launch the magazine. He pretty much gave me a free hand to develop our special vision of art writing – smart, funny and informative texts on art that had a grounding in social reality, i.e. including pictures of people, and reports on prices, this last something Hans was especially keen on. I always liked to say that you could read an art review in the NYTimes or Art in America – where I worked for 20 years before Artnet – and not even know the damn things were for sale. We liked to mix all that up in Artnet Magazine – art criticism without too much blah blah blah.
Filed under: Art World, Features | Tags: Gabriel Poinkowski, Kate Shepherd, lisa d. freiman, Sarah Cain
New American Paintings can work in mysterious ways. When Lisa Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum if Art, completed the jurying of our 2012 Midwest Competition, the results of which will be published in August as Issue #102, we had a discussion about the overwhelming amount of abstraction in the applicant pool; indeed, the book will strongly reflect this. We were both excited about what we were seeing, and Lisa passed on some of her picks to a colleague at the museum, Adjunct Curator, Veronica Roberts, who was working on a group exhibition titled “Stretching Painting.”
Long story short…Veronica has included one of those artists, Gabriel Pionkowski, in her group exhibition, which has just opened at New York’s Galerie Lelong. In Veronica’s carefully selected show, Gabriel finds himself in the mix with nine other artists, including two New American Paintings’ alumi, Sarah Cain (NAP #73) and Kate Shepherd (NAP #44). The exhibition makes a strong case for just how slippery the definition of painting has become.
These are exactly the kinds of things that we hope New American Paintings will lead to for featured artists. I want to congratulate Gabriel on inclusion in “Stretching Painting.” His work, as well as the exhibition, are well worth a look.
Gabriel Pionkowksi, Untitled, deconstructed, hand-painted and woven canvas, acrylic, and pine, 49 x 39 inches
Filed under: Art Market, Art World | Tags: 2001, Art+Auction, artinfo.com, Matthew Day Jackson, MFA, MFA 2001
An interesting article from Art & Auction on the 50 Next Most Collectible Artists. Some obvious omissions: Joe Bradley, Richard Aldrich and Sarah Braman, among them. However, we are glad to see New American Paintings‘ alum Matthew Day Jackson on list, who was featured in the magazine in 2001 while he was still an MFA candidate at Rutgers. Enjoy the full article from artinfo.com after the jump. Let us know who you think is missing in our comments section.
Matthew Day Jackson | Sepulcher (Viking Burial Ship), 2004, Installation view, ‘Singular Visions’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2011. Photo Courtesy Hauser&Wirth, Photo by: Sheldan C. Collins
Filed under: In the Studio, Q&A | Tags: Amanda Manitach, In the Studio, Pole Drift, Q&A, Seattle, susanna bluhm
This month in the back gallery at Prole Drift, Susanna Bluhm is showing her latest installment in an ongoing series of works based on passages from The Bible’s nightmare-and-sex-heavy Song of Solomon. You may remember her lush paintings of islands (not part of the biblical series) reviewed alongside work by Cable Griffith at SOIL Gallery last September. This new work at Prole Drift cites the darker passages of the Song of Solomon and comprises fifteen prints pulled from a single plate that’s been etched with images of an infant’s incubator, breathing tubes, little foxes, twigs, creeping ivy and bottles of milk. The prints themselves are wildly different, having been inked or wiped with varying degrees of thickness, then collaged or painted over.
On a work table in Bluhm’s studio is a small children’s Bible bound in red leather that she says she picked up at a local Goodwill. It’s spread open to a chapter in The Song of Solomon and has been heavily annotated with red ink and underlined in pencil, outlining plans for paintings. - Amanda Manitach, Seattle Contributor
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Culver City, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Walter Maciel, Walter Maciel Gallery
Walter Maciel, director and owner of the Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City, began his career in 1992 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Studio Art. After working as the director of two galleries in San Francisco, Maciel moved to Los Angeles and opened his own gallery in 2006. Showing art that is edgy, youthful, creative, and not always traditional, Maciel has cultivated a gallery that is both experimental and modern – and always fun to explore.
In Gallerist at Home, I like to examine home collections not only to hear the stories behind the works, but also to see the ways in which art-related careers impact personal collections and display processes. Maciel’s home collection is unique, thoughtful, humorous, and aesthetically pleasing, all at once. Though he speaks as if it is still developing, my favorite part of his private collection is the way in which he has grouped and curated his personal space – including one large salon-style wall, a humorous mash-up of items on his shelves, and one possibly-temporary larger than life piece of sculpture that peaks out playfully from a handful of his home portraits below. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor