Thursday, February 28, 2013

TOM JUDD Configurations:New York

Judd Announcement   




Tom Judd Configurations: New Work at William Holman Gallery

Configurations: New Work
March 7 - March 31, 2013
  
"Weather is omnipresent and buildings must be left out in the rain."
 Frank Lloyd Wright
NEW YORK, February 24, 2013 - William Holman Gallery is honored to present a large solo exhibition of recent work by Tom Judd at the gallery from March 7 to March 31, 2013. As an interpreter of the memories andallegories of modern life, Judd's recent monumental canvases and drawings focus on the architecture and chattel of Modernism, exploring our fading cultural memories of this era, embodied by these once early modern buildings that have surrendered their immaculate facades to the effects of time, appearing now obsolete and abandoned.
   In these new works, Judd considers the modernist architecture that saturated his childhood. AS these buuildings age, and leave our contemporary life they enter the the realm of memory and symbol. The allegory begins with Judd's own family's "modern" pink house built in the hills near Salt Lake City, where Judd was raised. The allegory expands in seven other paintings of 20th Century houses by Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Neutra and others. The iconic buildings float in unstable, intangible space, as desolate as Hopper streetscapes. While the modern house was conceived as a monumental and functional trophy of a new way of life, it has become in time a symbol of the lonely and isolated passages of modern life.
As Tom Judd explained:
I grew up in the 60s in a pink cinder block house with large windows, a patio with a rock garden and an open carport. Although the design was influenced by the ideas of early modern architecture, the house had none of the attention to detail; it lacked the refinement and subtleties characteristic of the period's great architects. Yet, for its time, the house was a bold statement and embraced exotic ideas about the future.

    My parents built the house in 1958. I remember a picture of my  father standing in an empty field in 1957, architectural drawings under his arm, anticipating the ground breaking and imagining living in a "Modern House." 

....This series of paintings reflects my love of early modern architecture, the ideas it represented, the sheer beauty of the "objects." These buildings and their designers represented the audacity of the belief that architecture could make a difference, that it could affect not only where we live, but how. This speaks to an unbridled belief in man's ability to imagine and design his future.

     Over time however, these once startlingly simple and forward-thinking designs now appear almost quaint, as antiques from a by-gone era. Judd notes that there is a "nostalgia for a nobler time (the past always seems nobler), when the giants of architecture roamed the earth with their ideas of Utopia."
Judd has described these paintings as portraits, floating in space, returned to a world of dreams, in homage to a time of great ideas, from a distance. "They are beautiful things," Judd said, "left out in the rain."
Tom Judd lives and works in Philadelphia.
Please see the related Documentary Video about Tom Judd and this work at:
For more information on the gallery's exhibition schedule, images, and a catalogue to the exhibition please visit http://www.wholmangallery.com/exhibitions/.




SHANE GUFFOGG OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 2

SHANE GUFFOGG
 The Annunciation of Ginevra de' Benci
Conversations with Leonardo
                    Ginevra de' Benci #51 2012, oil on canvas. Click image to view the exhibition online.
LESLIE SACKS FINE ART
Brentwood
March 2 - April 1, 2013
Reception for the Artist
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Artist's talk 6:00 PM
 11640 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 820 9448 info@lesliesacks.com
www.lesliesacks.com
 
Left: Shane Guffogg, Ginevra de’ Benci #10 2011, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 inches
Right: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Ginevra de’ Benci c. 1474, oil on poplar panel, 38.1 x 37 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.



On the reverse of the portrait Leonardo painted a symbolic design.
  

  


Behind the portrait is a symbolic design referencing Ginevra’s much admired character. The wreath of laurel and palm represents moral and intellectual fortitude. The wreath encircles a sprig of juniper, symbolizing chastity. (The great juniper bush, or ginepro, that dominates the landscape in the portrait itself may well have been a clever play on Ginevra’s name.) Entwined with the wreath and juniper is a ribbon like banner, with a Latin phrase meaning, “Beauty Adorns Virtue". Roughly the lower third of Leonardo’s portrait was damaged sometime prior to 1780 and was removed. In Ginevra de Benci #10 Guffogg approximates the original proportions of Leonardo’s work.  



The Ginevra series, consisting of fifty-two oil paintings, evolved out of Guffogg’s immediately prior At the Still Point series, comprised of forty- one oil paintings (selected examples exhibited at Leslie Sacks Fine Art, January 2010). The combined ninety-three At the Still Point and Ginevra de Benci canvases done over the past four years reflect an extraordinarily intense application of attention, by virtue of which Guffogg has provided a window onto a personal renaissance – one that may have significant universal implications as well. He has returned to the Western canon as such is informed by abstraction, contemporary math and science (string theory), and his own sensibilities, just as the art of the Renaissance was informed by classicism, then contemporary math and science, and the sensibilities of artists such as Leonardo.  



On the occasion of Guffogg’s recent 2012 retrospective at the Villa di Donato, Naples, Italy, organized by the Italian Cultural Organization Art 1307, da Vinci scholar Marco di Mauro wrote the following: “The American artist Shane Guffogg has captured the potential abstraction of the Portrait of Ginevra Benci, making a very personal interpretation of it. The result of his research is manifested in the execution of abstract paintings where the artist’s rendition takes the form of “a composition of lights and shade together, mixed with the different qualities of all his simple and composed colours…” to quote Leonardo and his Treatise on Painting. In the final analysis, Guffogg makes no attempt to imitate a masterpiece by the Renaissance genius, preferring to capture the admirable harmony of forms which, far from expressing aesthetic perfection, harbour a content that is so profound and secret that it can only be partially deciphered.”

Sources:

Parchin,Stan. Ginevra de' Benci by Leonardo da Vinci. Art Museum Journal. July 10, 2010 (referencing sources below)

Beck, James. Italian Renaissance Painting. Köln: Könemann, 1999, 316-321, 326-328.

Brown, David Alan. Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998, 101-122.
(Ed.), et al. Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de' Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women (exh. cat.). Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2001, 11-23, 62-87, 142-153, 162-165.
Clayton, Martin. Leonardo da Vinci: The Divine and the Grotesque (exh. cat.). London: The Royal Collection, 106-108.
Fletcher, Jennifer. "Bernardo Bembo and Leonardo's Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci." The Burlington Magazine 131 (1989), 811-816.
Levenson, Jay A. (ed.), et al. Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration (exh. cat.). Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1991, 270.















Connect for a Cure,Rady Childrens


 You are invited!
Media Encourage to attend! 
 

"Connect for a Cure" aims to bring professionals from all walks of life together in one amazing place.
Connections made by the organizers have grown exponentially in our time in San Diego, and we wish to make the city a smaller place to do business. Join us!
Net Proceeds go to Rady Children's Hospital right here in SD! 

Beer & Wine Bar (Cash Bar)

Raffles! Drop your business card in for a chance to win.

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Featured Artists:

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Live Performance by:

Avarra LaRoux Ponto
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Net proceeds to benefit:

Rady Children's Hospital- Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

NO DOOR SALES


CHRIS BRACEY,I've looked up to heaven and been down to hell


CHRIS BRACEY IʼVE LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN AND BEEN DOWN TO HELL



12 April – 25 May 2013
Private View on Thursday 11th  April 6 – 8pm by invitation only 
Scream is proud to present London-based light artist Chris Braceyʼs first UK solo exhibition. Chris Bracey has worked with neon and lights for over thirty years and has acquired a vast fan base including commissions from high-profile clients such as David LaChapelle, Stella McCartney, Martin Creed and Vivienne Westwood. Bracey has also provided dramatic installations for films such as Kubrickʼs Eyes Wide Shut, Burtonʼs Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Batman films. Many of his works are self-produced neons, referencing popular culture and iconic imagery, from the streets of Soho, tattoo culture, evocative statements and a lexicon of retro texts and references. Bracey also salvages old lights from fairgrounds, film props and vintage signs to re-work and re-generate them into contemporary pop sculptures that luminate and conjure a sense of wonder, nostalgia and glamour.
Braceyʼs father was a neon sign-maker, predominantly for fairgrounds and amusement arcades, and Chris learnt how to manufacture and design the neon signs at an early age. Inspired by the vibrancy and kitsch character of the Soho area in London during the 1970s, Bracey was confident that his designs for the signs would bring a fresh sense of glamour and intrigue to the area. The work went from strength to strength with every Soho club owner wanting Braceyʼs magic touch to revitalize their venues. During this time Bracey was approached by art director Chris Townsend who introduced him to the world of film and this gave Bracey the autonomy to expand the possibilities of what could be done with neon. Bracey comments, “Like any work of art, itʼs got spirit. Neon is only happy when itʼs on, when itʼs alive”.
Having shown extensively in the US and with a focus on commercial projects for the last few years, this exhibition brings together a selection of new works specifically dealing with themes of heaven and hell – a metaphor for Braceyʼs diverse biographical journey. These themes bring together the highlights of Braceyʼs practice and transform the gallery into the realms of heaven, with free-standing Angel and Jesus sculptures, suspended wings and star constellations; and hell with his trademark Soho sex, tattoo and rock ʻnʼ roll iconography such as “Hot Burning Love”.
Braceyʼs entrance into the London art world will be dramatically evident as you approach the gallery, with a site-specific window installation of a dagger smashing through the window into a neon heart. Bracey provides an immersive experience for the viewer where he playfully creates a sense of theatricality and implicitly raises questions about morality, spirituality and their role in society.

NOTES TO EDITORS
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Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show









The 10th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Closes with Outstanding Sales, Record-Breaking Attendance and Remarkable Enthusiasm


(Palm Beach, FL – February 26, 2013) The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, the largest and most significant event of its kind in the US, completed the 2013 show reporting a record-breaking crowd of 57,000 attendees over Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 15-19, 2013). With over 175 exceptional exhibitors, the 10th Anniversary Show produced strong sales accompanied by a dynamic VIP program and a Lecture Series that was celebrated by both patrons and the press.
On Friday, February 15, The Palm Beach Jewelry Art & Antique Show hosted an Opening Night Preview Party which brought more than 5,000 VIP’s to preview the collections of the finest group of exhibitors ever brought together in the U.S. VIP guests enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres while admiring the beautiful transformation of the Palm Beach County Convention Center’s 100,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall with lush, white-carpeted aisles and extravagant floral arrangements. The exquisite evening was only the beginning of what would be a standout weekend -showcasing Palm Beach as the most important jewelry, art and antique show destination in the world.
Prominent collectors from around the globe were in attendance at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show including, Lars BolanderCountess deSuiza, Jackie and Rod DrakeSam and Libby Edelman, Annette FriedlandMartin and Audrey GrussSusan GutfreundGeorge and Marina KaufmanSusan KeenanBill Koch, John Loring, George and Carla Mann, Tom McCarter, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Bill Secord, Steve Spilman, andDavid Yurman among many others.
Once again joining forces with the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Hope For Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) was able to build on the success of the 2012 inaugural Hope Designer Showcase by expanding the vignettes and adding designers and event planners to the mix this year. The Hope Designer Showcase was viewed by thousands throughout the weekend and items literally sold from the room settings as visitors saw how art and antiques enhanced today’s lifestyles.
Hope for Depression Research Foundation also had an excellent response to the inaugural Hope Silent Auction, as guests enjoyed the thrill of exploring the aisles to find and bid on the featured auction items at the 65 participating exhibitor booths.
Audrey Gruss, Founder and Chairman of HDRF stated, “Hope For Depression Research Foundation was pleased to be featured as charity partner for a second year and we look forward to a partnership again in 2014.”
Throughout the duration of the show exhibitors expressed a wide-range of admirable praise based on their experiences and interactions, from exemplary sales and promotion, to the lavish design and accommodations of the show:
“This year’s show was an amazing experience,” stated Howard Rehs of New York- based Rehs Galleries. “The crowds were not only huge, but many came to buy and the did. We had the best show ever and sold in all levels… and this is not only the best show in Palm Beach, but this is the best show we have ever had in more than 25 years!”
“The show was elegant and deliberate, the dealers were so carefully selected and spanned so many genres – I was just amazed at the breadth of collections this show offers,” stated Dallas-based interior designer, John Bobbitt.
“The gate was amazing, not only were there hoards of customers, but they were interested and truly knowledgeable,” stated Susan Stone of Eve Stone Antiques. “I think the show proves that finally the economic tide is turning. It may not be the same as it was, but it shows to be significantly better when that many qualified people walk through the door of a show.”
“By far, this is the best show we have ever had – we conducted more sales than ever! It is evident that this show has entered a new level – there is nothing like this in the country. The buyers were certainly here,” stated David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Diamonds & Co.
Gregg Whittecar of Gallery of Amazing Things stated “Great show…one of the best in recent years!”
Paul Vandekar of Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge said, “We really enjoyed this year’s Palm Beach Show – the attendance was quite good and we were constantly engaged by our clients and visitors to the booth.”
“This will go down as the best Palm Beach show we have ever done,” stated Tom Veilleux of Tom Veilleux Gallery.
Greg Kwiat ,CEO of Fred Leighton said “We had a fantastic show this year. We had a great response to our Fred Leighton vintage jewelry, the Kwiat diamond collection and the new Fred Leighton Collection. We had a number of important sales and met several new clients, with whom we will no doubt have a long future. The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show continues to prove itself as the premiere event of its kind. Bravo on a job well done.”

“What a show! The crowds were phenomenal and so enthusiastic,” stated Deborah Wilson of Vendome, a California based jeweler.
Joseph Hayes of David Brooker Fine Art stated, “ This seemed to be the show of pairs – every English landscape piece I sold accompanied at least another piece. We are so pleased with the turnout.”
“This show was fantastic. The crowd was amazing and I am walking away with amazing sales and many new clients. What more could you ask for?” said Gavin Spanierman of Gavin Spanierman Ltd.
“The quality and mix of merchandise is better than ever before,” stated Gus Davis of Camilla Dietz Bergeron. “Having the Hope For Depression Research Foundation benefit, as well as the Designer Showcase by world renowned designers, was a fantastic addition to the show.”
“As the roster of dealers continues to improve the Palm Beach Show is distancing itself from the competition and turning into THE destination show in Florida,” stated Benjamin Macklowe of Macklowe Gallery.
“The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show had an extraordinary attendance of informed and interested buyers. No exhibitor could ask for more. The Palm Beach Show Group has outdone themselves. We had an excellent show!” stated Jacqueline Smelkinson of Moylan-Smelkinson The Spare Room.
“This is our 10th year participating at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show and it’s been a great run,” stated Aurora Dugan of Toulouse Antique Gallery. “Every year this show grows to a higher level and the clients recognize and appreciate that. We look forward to another 10 years!”
More than 175 participating national and international galleries exhibited a wide variety of works from American art, French sculpture, Asian antiquities, Majolica, Tiffany glass, contemporary art, estate jewelry, European silver and much more. Sales were particularly heavy on Opening Night and continued at substantial pace throughout the weekend with many important sales occurring on the last day of the show.

Sales Highlights Include:

·      Palm Beach- based Ashley John Gallery sold an oil on canvas by Fern Coppedge (1853-1951) titled The Harbor Quay for an asking price of $98,500.
·      New York based Rehs Galleries sold an important oil on canvas by French artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) for an undisclosed amount. Rehs also reported the sales of many significant contemporary paintings including, Erik Koeppel’s Along the Hudson, Chris Pousette-Dart’s oil on canvas,Neruda Series – Untitled 3, and Brian O’Neill’s oil on masonite, Infinity.
·      New York based Macklowe Gallery brought many different collecting categories to the show and was happy to report the sales of some of everything: Art Nouveau furniture, art glass, sculpture and lighting, Tiffany lamps, glass and metalwork and antique and estate jewelry. Notably, the sale of a group of six Alphonse Mucha lithographs, including his famous set “The Four Seasons” was reported for an undlsclosed six-figure amount.
·      London based Michael Goedhuis sold a pencil on paper sketching by Qiu Jie (1961-?) titled The Perfume of the Lotus Pond (2010) with an asking price of $35,000.
·      New York based Drucker Antiques sold a collection of vintage necklaces by Constance Abernathy for an undisclosed amount.
·      Philadelphia based McCarty Gallery sold an oil on canvas by American artist George Constant titled The Red Robe.
·      Connecticut based Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts sold a captivating watercolor by Andrew Wyeth titled Beach Scene to a private collector. Also reported was the sale of an important Isaac Sheffield painting, Portrait of a Young Charles Henry Mallory, and a wonderful Chinese cloisonné enamel vase (c. 1850) to an undisclosed museum curator.
·      New York- based Gavin Spanierman Ltd. sold an important Albert Bierstadt oil on canvas painting titledStorm Passing, Colorado Rockies circa 1875 for an asking price of $600,000.
·      Paris based Galerie Vivendi sold a mixed media on canvas by French artist Jean Paul Donadini.
·      New York based Schillay Fine Art sold a captivating acrylic on paper by Sam Francis Untitled (1975) with an asking price of $75,000.
·      Coral Gables based Valerio Antiques sold a mesmerizing etching on paper by French artist Jean Dupas depicting a female figure holding a clock (1929).
·      Sarasota based Tomlinson Antiques sold a monumental pair of Italian bronze urns circa 1900 with an asking price of $12,500.
·      Santa Barbara based Vendome sold many great one of a kind collectible pieces including an inconic Angela Cummings jade cuff to longtime collectors, a beautiful pair of Marchak earrings rom the 1950s, and a rare pair of carved emerald, onyx and coral Revival ear pendants.
·      Tom Veilleux Gallery, based in Portland, Maine, reported the sales of many fine pieces of American art, including a bronze on onyx base sculpture by American artist Elie Nadelman titled Wounded Stag (c. 1915) and a charming Andrew Wyeth painting titled Turner’s Mill (c. 1973).
·      New York based Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge sold items from across their inventory including a set of mid-19th century watercolour paintings, a fantastic creamware basket from the 18th century, Chinese export porcelain, an important Garniture of Regency Spode Porcelain Imari vases, as well as their entire inventory of painting by American artist Ralph Cahoon.
·      London based Mallett Antiques sold a set of polished iron French Garden chairs circa 1880 to a New York collector.
·      Philadelphia based Colm Rowan Fine Arts reported the sales of several Masterworks by Ken Hamilton (195- ) including The Ballerina for an undisclosed amount.
·      Boca Raton based Raymond Lee Jewelers sold a very desirable discontinued 5136 Patek Philippe for an undisclosed price to a private Palm Beach collector.
·      Miami jeweler, Steven Neckman Inc., sold an important Boucheron suite of jewelry to a Miami Beach private collector for an undisclosed amount.
·      Connecticut based Cavalier Galleries sold an ilfochrome photograph taken by Steve McCurry titled Afghan Girl with Hands on Face, Ed. with an asking price of $10,000.
·      Chicago based The Chicago Gallery sold an original lithograph by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) titled Enfants Jouant a la Balle with an asking price of $185,000.
·      London based Peter Finer Fine Arms & Armour sold a French Model Armour for Man and Horse in the late 16thcentury style by E. Granger, Paris circa 1850 for an undisclosed price.

CEO and President of the Palm Beach Show Group, Scott Diament shared his passionate response to the success of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show’s tenth edition:
“The Palm Beach Show exceeded all possible expectations for its 10th anniversary year, smashing through every record including parking, attendance and most importantly sales. The collectors came in droves and left with hoards of treasures. We are looking forward to the 11th edition, taking place February 14-18, 2014.”

About the Palm Beach Show Group

The Palm Beach Show Group is the largest, independently owned art, antique and jewelry show producer in the world. The Palm Beach Show Group operates several of the largest, most prestigious antique shows including the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (August 22-25, 2013), the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (November 7-11, 2013), the LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show (January 15-19, 2014), the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (February 6-10, 2014) and the world renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show(February 14-18, 2014), widely recognized as the largest and most important show of its kind in the United States.
For specific information regarding the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show or for specific images, please contact Laurie Long at 561.822.5440 or laurie@palmbeachshow.com.


Laurie Long
Executive Director of Communications
Palm Beach Show Group
500 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
email: laurie@palmbeachshow.com
phone: 561-822-5440fax: 561-837-6651

For the world of Art, Antiques and Jewelry please visit www.CollectorsNet.com
For information on our show offerings visit: www.palmbeachshowgroup.com  

Call to Artists, Two Great Shows on the Green



 
Two Great Shows on the Green!

Call to Artists


WHAT: Two fine art festivals in the nation's premier summer vacation location.

WHERE: The Village Green, Montauk, NY

WHEN: Memorial Day Festival           
           Friday, Saturday and Sunday
           May 24, 25 and 26, 2013


           Art Show on the Green
           Friday, Saturday and Sunday
           August 16, 17 and 18, 2013

NOTEWORTHY: 

*Limited to 95 spaces due to the size of the green. 

*Great, high traffic venue during the summer's busiest weekends. 

*Prior Day Tent Setup (both events); Morning Art Setup (6 a.m. - noon, both events). Drive to booth for setup and teardown.  

*No jury fee.  

*Booth Fee: $350; limited double spaces available at $700.

*Professional security Friday and Saturday 6 p.m - 6 a.m. 

*Intensive magazine, newspaper and radio advertising throughout the Hamptons. 

*Extremely upscale community of both residents and visitors. 

*For more details about the shows, click HERE

Known as the "Playground of the Rich", the Hamptons on New York's Long Island have long been a mecca for art and artists.  A perennial favorite among the area's wealthy residents, second home owners and summer vacationers, the Montauk Artists' Association's Show on the Green, held every August on Montauk's fabulous Village Green, was joined in 2011 by a newer, but equally popular event at the same location: the Memorial Day Weekend Art Show. 

These festivals include only fine art; no crafts, production work or buy-sell are permitted. The limited booth space insures high artistic quality, excellent booth exposure and many sales opportunities to showgoers.  Artists experience annual visits by Hamptons residents and visitors who regularly attend. Amenities include close free parking, easy setup and teardown, supportive staff and volunteers. Very strong community support.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  

Deadlines: 
 
Memorial Day Weekend Show 
March 15, 2013

August Show on the Green 
May 15, 2013  

For more details, artist's prospectus, and application, visit: 
http://www.montaukartistsassociation.org
 
Email inquiries to: 

You may also contact by telephone:
Anne Weissman
Event Director
To April 15: 772-879-1236
After April 15: 631-668-5336

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pamela J. Wallace,Industrial Weeds


Pamela J. Wallace
Industrial Weeds


On Thursday, February 28th, there will be a solo exhibition of new work by Pamela J. Wallace.  The work will be on display through March 24th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 2nd from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.



My work evolves from my observation of organizational systems and from a need to make objects with my hands. I look at things like musical instruments, trays of parts in an assembly line, specimens in a natural history museum, or plant life and vegetation. In addition to this I seek out obsolete industrial structures and look at the way nature re-asserts itself with rough weeds growing through cracks in concrete, and the rust and decay of time.   
Working with a continuum of objects, I create systems of patterns that are often mapped out like constellations. Shapes and objects are distributed throughout my work to mimic non-linear geometries where order comes and goes and the smallest detail is essential. I combine organic ephemeral materials like paper, thread, fabric and wax with hard durable industrial materials such as iron and concrete. Concerned with the smallest connections I show evidence of my own hand in a pencil mark or a stray cut, as a record of actions taken to make my forms. Close inspection reveals unexpected details such as iron spoon forms capturing empty space, plant fibers encased in sewn plastic bags, or circles held tight to the wall by the tips of pins.
            Pamela J. Wallace
            2013


Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11:00 till 5:00 p.m.  For further information about the gallery, the artists and upcoming exhibitions, visit
or contact John Davis directly at 518.828.5907 or via e-mail: art@johndavisgallery.com.

CONNERSMITH. at The Armory Show March 6-10, FOCUS USA


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Lincoln Schatz, The Network. 2012, pigment print, 25 x 40, ed: 7
THE
ARMORY SHOW

March 7-10, 2013
New York, NY

Pier 94, booth 902

> Focus: USA
LINCOLN SCHATZ: The Network
digital portraits, American Innovators

to preview: CLICK HERE

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> Armory: FILM
JANET BIGGS
Sunday, March 10th: 5-6:30pm
screening: "Fade to White" with
NYC premier of "A Step on the Sun"

to preview: CLICK HERE


CONNERSMITH.
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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THE ARMORY SHOW 
March 7-10, Pier 94, New York, NY

Focus USA ::::: LINCOLN SCHATZ: The Network ::::: booth 902

to preview: CLICK HERE

CONNERSMITH is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of Lincoln Schatz’s ”The Network” at The Armory Show 2013, FOCUS USA, curated by Eric Shiner. Innovative and uniquely American, “The Network” presents a composite portrait of power and innovation in Washington, DC through generative digital art and photographs.

Using three video cameras, Schatz recorded his interviews with 89 policy makers and cultural operatives to create a ever-changing digital conversation. Drawing inspiration from Richard Avedon’s political portrait photographs, Schatz updates an art historical continuum that began with Raphael’s sixteenth-century painting of Baldassare Castiglione as an eloquent embodiment of the Urbino court. Schatz blends artistry with technology, surpassing the Renaissance ideal of portraiture as a “speaking likeness” by giving full expression to the individual stories of his high profile sitters, who include Steve Case, Vernon Jordon, Rocco Landesman, Sandra Day O’Connor, Nancy Pelosi, John Podesta, and Eric Cantor.

After translating the raw video footage into analog format, the artist wrote digital code that accesses meta-tagged topics in all 89 interviews so as to present constantly changing sequences of sitters and concepts. Transitioning seamlessly from one speaker to another, the work continually generates a provocative nexus of contemporary ideas. In the gallery installation, Schatz brings the original context of these performative conversations to life, creating an immersive experience for his audience, whose personal perspectives will generate new relational meanings of the art.

“The Network “ is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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Armory Film: Janet Biggs
Sunday, March 10th: 5-6:30pm

screening: "Fade to White" with NYC premier of "A Step on the Sun"

to preview: CLICK HERE

These two films by Janet Biggs were shot in near opposite, yet equally inhospitable, locations: the frozen wasteland of the Arctic Circle and the hellish sulfur mine deep inside an active volcano in Indonesia. Fade to White was shot while Biggs was traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910, and focuses on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg -filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. In A Step On the Sun, the artist focuses on hardships overcome by a sulfur miner in the Ijen volcano. Amid clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide gas, he carries heavy loads up a steep, rocky path from the crater floor to the rim, then to a distant weigh-station. curated by Moving-Image.

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The Armory Show 2012 Time Lapse Video

The Armory Show 2012 Time Lapse Video

Opening March 28th - Judith Belzer: Edgelands/THE STUDY: Bret Slater



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Judith Belzer
Judith Belzer, Edgelands #30 (2013), Oil On Canvas, 56h x 56w in

Judith Belzer

(Left) Judith Belzer, Edgelands #12 (2012) Oil On Canvas, 10h x 10w in 

(Right)  Edgelands #13 (2012) Oil On Canvas, 10h x 10w in

Judith Belzer
Judith Belzer, Edgelands #8 (2012) Oil On Canvas, 40h x 40w in


JUDITH BELZER 
EDGELANDS
Morgan Lehman is pleased to present Edgelands, Judith Belzer's second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition opens on March 28th, with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm, and will be on view through April 27th.

In a statement about the work, Belzer writes:

My new paintings explore the complex relationships between nature and culture through the lens of the landscapes we have created. The current series investigates the edge lands where the built environment and the natural landscape converge, clash and interlace. The engagements that occur along these boundaries are dynamic, unpredictable and sometimes chaotic. Using a broad painting language of mark-making and a kind of bent, vertiginous perspective (often from an overhead angle), the paintings evoke a visceral sense of what it feels like to live in a landscape in the process of being transformed by our own industriousness.

Working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Belzer makes good use of what she sees everyday: a fabricated landscape built into, upon and around a natural one. The paintings reflect the tension of this relationship and the uncertainty we feel about the industrial conquest of the natural landscape. As in Belzer's last series, where she examined the patterning of wood and its grain up close, Edgelands explores our relationship with nature through a calculated abstraction. Pulling in and out of focus, Belzer simultaneously offers a flattened study of cellular patterns and a volumetric aerial view of developed and activated terrain. The resulting landscapes are at once dystopic and thrilling in their energy and movement.

Judith Belzer studied painting at the New York Studio School. Her work has been exhibited widely across the country including solo exhibitions at George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco and Culver City), Valerie Carberry Gallery (Chicago), dosa 818 (Los Angeles) and the Sonoma County Museum. Originally from Chicago, Belzer currently lives in Berkeley, California.

This spring, concurrent with the gallery exhibition, Belzer's work will be included in two museum group shows in New York: Against the Grain at the Museum of Arts and Design and Drawn to Nature at Wave Hill.

For more information, please visit morganlehmangallery.com, or contact the gallery at 212.268.6699.



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Bret Slater  
Bret Slater, Black Soap (2013) Acrylic on Linen, 7.25h x 5.5w x 1.25d in

BRET SLATER
Artist statement:

I see each painting as an inanimate being with a living soul. In the way that a painting is literally a time-capsule, my paintings embody not only completeness in their individuality but literally in the process of their making encapsulate souls of their own. My work is simple but nuanced, sophisticated as well as clumsy.

Bret Slater's work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), Marty Walker Gallery (Dallas), and Elaine Levy Project (Brussels). His work has been featured in Modern Painters and New American Paintings, and is part of significant private and public collections, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. He currently lives and works in Dallas, TX. 



Current Exhibitions:
February 21 - March 23, 2013
  
Upcoming Exhibitions:
March 28 - April 27, 2013
  
March 7 - 10, 2013
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