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MODERN PAINTERS DAILY: Framing contemporary art & culture

Red Tape at Gazelli Art House

In partnership with Gazelli Art House we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from the gallery’s current exhibition “Red Tape″ on view from March 14 – May 4, 2014. The gallery explains:

Stanley Casselman, Inhaling Richter #44-1, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 165 x 165cm

Until 4 May Gazelli Art House presents a diverse outlook on the crossover between classical fine art and new media. Red Tape features new works by New York-based artist Stanley Casselman (America) and London-based artist Hyo Myoung Kim (South Korea), drawing on the cyclical nature of creative input and output. By referencing the predecessors, the exhibition questions how far can contemporary techniques overtake and outweigh that which was created and explored in the past – is it all a matter of conceptual strength backing a familiar image, or do we require a complete break away from tradition and the mundane?

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Steven Naifeh at Leila Heller Gallery

In partnership with Leila Heller Gallery we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from the gallery’s upcoming exhibition “Steven Naifeh″ on view from March 27 – April 26, 2014.  The gallery explains:

New York, New York — Sreven Naifeh’s first solo show in New York City will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea at 568 West 25th Street from March 27 – April 26, 2014.  The exhibition will include paintings, wall sculptures and floor sculptures that blend the patterns and colors of traditional Islamic art with the shapes and minimalism of the Geometric Abstraction movement.  Additionally, LED light sculptures from Naifeh’s Uzbek series will be featured in the Gallery’s 11th Avenue Windows.  A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by curator and Islamic Art specialist Heather Ecker will accompany the exhibition.

Click on the slideshow to see more works by Steven Naifeh

Magnificent Obsession: The Early Paintings of Ab-Ex painter Joann Gedney, 1948-1963

In partnership with Rox Gallery we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from the gallery’s current exhibition “Magnificent Obsession: The Early Paintings of Ab-Ex
painter Joann Gedney, 1948-1963″ on view from March 7 – April 7, 2014.  The gallery explains:

IFAC and Rox Gallery are proud to present a selection of over 60 paintings and works on paper by the abstract expressionist Joann Gedney. This is the first time these works have been on public display since the 1950’s. The 1950′s ushered in an unprecedented wave of artistic convergence in New York City. Lured by the vibrancy of the East Village, the late painter and founding member of March Gallery, Joann Gedney (1925-2013), arrived in 1947 after graduation from Wheaton College and ultimately befriended many of the great artists who defined the Abstract Expressionist generation, particularly Milton Resnick who lived above her 8th street studio and Franz Kline, her first love, who lived down the block. A retrospective exhibition of this integral New York artist’s early work, 1948-1963, will be on view from March 7 – April 7 at Rox Gallery. Join us as we celebrate Joann Gedney’s “magnificent obsession”, and Abstract-Expressionist lyricism.

Click on the slideshow to see more works by Joann Gedney.

Jena Thomas at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

In partnership with Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from the gallery’s upcoming exhibition, on view from Friday, Feb 21 – Monday, Mar 31.  The gallery explains:

Young new gallery artist at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Jena Thomas has earned accolades nation-wide for her colorful, expressive works. She was recently selected as the featured artist for New American Paintings’ MFA Annual Issue, was chosen as a finalist for the 2014 William and Dorothy Yeck Award, and received the Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art Students League of New York.

Jena Thomas, The Pool, 2013, oil on paper, 8 x 11 inches

Thomas’s work uses saturated hues and geometric shapes to document the convergence between the natural and man-made world. Her solo exhibition opens at the gallery on Friday, February 21st.

Please email for details.

Click on the slideshow to see more work by Jena Thomas

Jim Brickman’s ‘Starry Night’ In New York

“One of my favorite paintings is Van Gogh’s Starry Night,” says Jim Brickman, the songwriter, pianist, and wonderfully charismatic star of the adult contemporary scene, when we asked him to share a work of art that has affected him over the years. “The stars in the sky aren’t just glowing balls of light. I relate to the pulsating color that surrounds each one. The way they illuminate the night shows radiance that evokes a deep emotional response. The village below is unassuming, but I wonder if the people in the houses are aware of the brilliance above them? In my mind, they are each affected by the starry night in a different way. Like the painting, music has varying effects on each listener. My songs evoke calmness and relaxation for some, and candlelight and romance for others. Each is heartfelt and emotional. Like the stars, my simple melodies radiate with color and light taking the listener on a journey where they can escape the darkness or enjoy the mystery.”
Brickman arrives at the Town Hall in New York for a special holiday concert at 8pm on Thursday, December 12, joined by special guests (including irrepressible electric violinist Tracy Silverman.)  Tickets are still available! Additional tour dates continue across the United States.

Peter Linde Busk’s solo show at Josh Lilley Gallery

In partnership with Josh Lilley Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Point D’appui, on view from November 22nd to January 10th, 2014.  The gallery explains:
Josh Lilley is thrilled to be presenting Peter Linde Busk’s first solo show at the gallery.  Point D’appui will include ceramics and smaller works, as well as 10 large-scale paintings from his critically acclaimed exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum in Denmark earlier this year.
Peter Linde Busk, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed me Yet, 2012

In his paintings, prints and ceramics, Busk employs a cast of characters to express states of melancholia, dejection and failure. His celebration of the antagonist is inspired by card design, literature and popular culture, tending towards portrayals of those who sit on high;  Kings and knights prevail, their stature betrayed by their audacious attire.  Violently patterned, his images draw on the starkly direct marks of Art Brut.  Busk’s drive to fill space to excess means that the figure is often decorated to the point of parody, at times becoming a complete abstraction.  His subjects are flawed and exposed, saturated and ridden with angst – captured in the moment before their fall.   Yet this also comes across as being affirmative; bearing in mind that these are often self-portraits – perhaps this moment becomes a fable for catastrophe’s liberating potential.

Sean Scully: Triptychs

In partnership with Pallant House Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Sean Scully: Triptychs, on view from November 2nd to January 26th, 2014.  The press release explains:

Best known as a painter of monumental works in oil, Sean Scully (b.1945) has gained international prominence as one of the most admired painters in the abstract tradition, fusing the conventions of European painting with the distinct character of American abstraction. Working in the mould of Matisse, Mondrian and Rothko, Scully reduces painting to its simple rudiments of form and colour, revealing the medium’s capacity for expressive power. This is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s engagement with the triptych format, which has obsessed him for nearly three decades. It will feature major paintings, as well as drawings and etchings, from across the last 40 years.

Sean Scully,, 2010, pastel on paper, 76.5 x 57 centimeters

To see Sean Scully: Triptychs on view at Pallant House Gallery, click on the slideshow

Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann: Twister Series

In partnership with the artist, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann’s “Twister Series” at 303 Art Gallery, on view from October 1st to November 29th, 2013.  The press release explains:

“With her striking canvases of red hot twisters, she gives the fury of the funnel cloud a volatile, apocalyptic presence in the Romantic tradition of painters such as Turner. In the Twister series, Nadaleena turns a weather phenomenon into a visionary spectacle.  Nadaleena seizes the terrifying shape of a raging twister and intensifies its uncontrollable force with uninhibited brushstrokes and vibrant relentless hues transforming this spiraling vortex into an ecstatic celebrant or an apocalyptic landscape. Invoking both generative and destructive associations of blood, the painter instills the twister with a mythological dimension, while allowing the viewer to get swept up in their own emotional response.”

Twister XII, 2013, 60 x 72 inches, oil on canvas

To see Nadaleena Mirat Brettmanns Twisted Series at 303 Art Gallery, click on the slideshow.

See Gilda Oliver’s “Social Practice Meets Malevich” Works at Moscow’s 25Kadr Gallery

In partnership with the gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Gilda Oliver’s “Recent Works” at 25Kadr Gallery in Moscow, on view from September 23 to October 2, 2013. The press release explains: Continue Reading

See Unsettling and Powerful Photos by Angela Strassheim at Andrea Meislin Gallery

In partnership with the gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works by Angela Strassheim’s “Story Telling” at Andrea Meislin Gallery, on view from September 12 to October 26, 2013. The press release explains: Continue Reading