Saturday, January 31, 2015

At the Opening of Not Color Absolute @ Proto Gallery




 Lauren Collings and Ginny Casey






 Lauren Collings


Exhibiting artist, Gili Levy talks with a gallery visitor before one of her paintings.


 Clare Grill


Gili Levy



Not Color Absolute

Ginny Casey   Lauren Collings   Clare Grill   Gili Levy

On view through March 8th

66 Willow Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030   

Fran O'Neill @ Life on Mars w/ Ben Pritchard in the Project Room


Installation view of new paintings by Fran O'Neill in the main gallery at Life on Mars.


Fran O'Neill


Installation view with work by Fran O'Neill and Ben Pritchard (on the wall to the left).


Installation view with work by Fran O'Neill.


Fran O'Neill


Fran O'Neill


Fran O'Neill (detail from work shown above).


Ben Pritchard in the gallery's Project Room.


Ben Pritchard


Ben Pritchard


Ben Pritchard


Ben Pritchard


Ben Pritchard


Installation view of work by Ben Pritchard.



Fran O'Neill
and Ben Pritchard in the Project Room

Through February 15, 2015

Life on Mars
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

New in the Studio - 01/30/2015


 Carole's King 1939, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 58 inches.


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Studio view with Carole's King 1939 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.




*All images and photos © Paul Behnke 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

The New York School, 1969 @ Paul Kasmin Gallery


 Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery


  Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery


 Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery





From the Press Release:

New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970 was the Met's most exciting exhibition to date under the auspices of director Thomas Hoving, who turned Henry Geldzahler loose to price the art world to alertness. Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Arton view at 293 Tenth Avenue from January 13 - March 14, 2015. Curated by Stewart Waltzer, this comprehensive group show reprises Geldzahler's seminal exhibition and includes exemplary works by Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hoffmann, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenberg, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol, featuring works from the original exhibition.
By the early 60s, the genealogy of Abstract Expressionism had evolved to the fifth generation and new, unknown artists were finding fertile ground in a very rough-edged SoHo. By the end of the decade that melee had hardened into discreet "isms." It was then that curator Henry Geldzahler--cajoling, wheedling, loudly threatening obscurity and irrelevance--convinced the Met into presenting the exhaustively comprehensive survey show New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970. 
Geldzahler took over half the museum, more than 40 galleries, with 408 artworks. With taxonomic precision he delineated the thought and personalities that defined the New York School, specifying a broad horizon that stretched from Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol. New York was the literal and metaphorical center of the arts, and Geldzahler included every artist that added a vital component to the party.
This exhibition is at Paul Kasmin Gallery not the Met. It comes 44 years later. But to see the shadow is to grasp the fierce and joyful intelligence of Henry Geldzahler. If you were not yet born in 1960, this show is a reminder that a great curator can change the way the future sees.




  Installation view. Photo courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery



Andy Warhol


Frank Stella



Adolph Gottlieb


Robert Motherwell



The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through March 14, 2015

Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001





Portraits: Jack Bush



 Jack Bush at his easel, 1946.
Photo: Gilbert A. Milne


Portrait of Jack Bush (detail), 1946.
Photo: Gilbert A. Milne


Portrait of Jack Bush at Park Gallery, 1958.
Photo: The New Studio Photography


Painters Eleven: left to right: Tom Hodgson, Alexandra Luke, Harold Town, Kazuo Nakamura, Jock Macdonald, Walter Yarwood, Hortense Gordon, Jack Bush, and Ray Mead. The two canvases facing forward represent Oscar Cahen who tragically died in a car crash in 1956 and the canvases facing the wall are for William Ronald who had resigned from the group in 1957. 
Photo: Peter Croydon





Jack Bush @ The National Gallery of Canada


 Light Grey, July 1968
acrylic on canvas, 226 × 172.7 cm (89 × 68 in.)
Private Collection
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services




 Pinched Orange, December 1964
oil on canvas, 220.9 × 177.8 cm (87 × 70 in.).
Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto.
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Craig Boyko




 Tall Spread, June 1966
acrylic on canvas, 271.7 × 152.4 cm (107 × 60 in.)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo © NGC




Grey V March 1967 
acrylic on canvas, 193 × 274.9 cm (76 × 108.25 in.)
Tedeschi Collection, Montreal
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services



Red Grey Totem September 1973 
acrylic on canvas, 125.7 × 167.6 cm (49.5 × 66 in.)
Collection of Andrée & Léopold Amyot
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services




Ex on Spring Green June 1974 
acrylic on canvas, 160 × 195.5 cm (63.25 × 77 in.)
Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg
© Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014)
Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services




November 13, 2014 - February 22, 2015

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P.O. Box 427,
Station A, Ottawa, Ontario,
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