Warm Up, Chill Down, Thaw Out at
dm | contemporary

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition runs January 19 – February 25, 2017

A Group Exhibition With: Macyn Bolt, Richard Bottwin and Matthew Langley
I hope you can join me in “NoMad” (“NOrth of MADison Square Park”) at
dm | contemporary for an exciting exhibition with the sculpture of Richard Botwin, and the paintings of Macyn Bolt and Matthew Langley. On exhibit will be a special presentation of a large grid of 28 of my small paintings. I’m thrilled to be able to exhibit these since the overwhelming response I received at CONTEXT: Art Miami in December.

I’d be love to see you on Thursday the 19th, please RSVP to info@dmcontemporary.com

DM | Contemporary
39 East 29th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Exhibition: 2016 Year In Review at Susan Calloway Fine Arts

Opening Reception: January 13, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs January 13 – February 4

Susan Calloway Fine Arts is celebrating the nine exhibitions spanning abstract to landscape from 2016, She is hosting an exhibition highlighting the dynamic artworks that were on view. Come see select works by Dana Westring, Mark Willems, Mark Giaimo, Carol Reed, Dean Fisher, Katie Pumphrey, Natasha Karpinskaia, Maud Taber-Thomas, Steven S. Walker, Antonia Walker, and Matthew Langley.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

My Work at CONTEXT: Art Miami

I’ll have work at CONTEXT: Art Miami in the Art in Public Spaces Program. I’ll be exhibiting 35 of my small artworks in a stand alone exhibition. You will be able to find my work at space SP10. This will be my largest presentation of these works ever (35 paintings) attached is one of the proposal images for the installation.

Thanks to F. Lennox Campello and the team at Alida Anderson Art Projects for sponsoring this exhibition.

For more information:
CONTEXT ART MIAMI
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
118 NE 34th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Web site:
CONTEXT: Art Miami

Recently Published: A Year in Painting

Purchase A Year in Painting by following this link.

The first monograph by myself. A Year in Painting chronicles the Painting A Day project that I undertook that would jump-start my artistic creativity, encourage personal experimentation and eventually change my artwork in ways that were unexpected.

This monograph, traces the project that began life in late 2014 that would eventually become a project to create a painting every day of the year for 2015. The artworks are presented in chronological order allowing the reader to go on the same journey that the artist experienced.

A Year in Painting contains over 370 full color images with a introduction by Chris Martin.

David Salle: How To See

“In my view, intentionality is not just overrated; it puts the cart so far out in front that the horse, sensing futility, gives up and lies down in the street. Nobody ever loved a painting for its ideas.”

David Salle has a new book out about painting.

Frankly I’m not going to go out and buy it. Right now, it’s not a good fit for me, that does not mean that I’m not interested in some of the things he has to say. The above quote is front and center.

Recently I’ve had a couple of friends go to graduate school – decent schools as well and both have had the same story. Both programs so valued the artist statement (written in the first month of the program) that it was used as an actual roadmap of what the artist would be able to do (or not able to do as the case may be). I for one was a little bit surprised by this because I’ve always thought that time in the studio was meant for exploring and idea generation as well as making finished work.

Needless to say all formal critiques in both programs started with the artist statement and it was used as a literal guide to what was discussed and what was not. Or should I say what was allowed to be discussed.

Although both were lucky they were able to paint at all in their programs, as both were told that painting was still dead and evidently has been since the early 1970’s.

David Salles new book is called How To See and is available from places that sell books.

Silvia Bächli: further.evolves. At Peter Freeman

I’ve been thinking about this show off and on for about the last two weeks. In my head it’s been one of those shows that is hard to pin down. At times it’s sublime and at others it’s almost too obvious. Either way I’ve been thinking about it since I spent some time with the work.

The work sits on paper, sometimes there and sometimes not. Marks (or should I say watercolor brush strokes) are both quiet and strong, as well as almost non-existent. It is this elusive quality of the work that has kept me thinking and reflecting on the exhibition.

While Ms. Bächli ‘s work switches between abstraction and a type of realism it is this transparent and transcendent touch that rewards the viewer.

 

Peter Freeman
140 Grand Street
New York, NY

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10–Saturday, October 24, 2015

 

Matthew Langley: The New Paintings. Opens October 22 at Blank Space, NYC

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My latest show, The New Paintings, opens October 22 at Blank Space and runs through December 16. It features new paintings and a wall of the artworks that have been made for the A Painting A Day project.

Blank Space
33 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 22 – December 16, 2015
Opening Reception: October 22, 6 – 8 pm

Above: Jacks Story, 2015, 45 x 40, Oil on Canvas

“Notes to myself on beginning a painting” by Richard Diebenkorn

1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.

2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.

3. DO search.

4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.

5. Don’t “discover” a subject – of any kind.

6. Somehow don’t be bored but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.

7. Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.

8. Keep thinking about Pollyanna.

9. Tolerate chaos.

10. Be careful only in a perverse way.