Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Venus (detail), 2010
Oil, spray paint, and collage on canvas
May 6 – June 4, 2011
Harris Lieberman is thrilled to announce the opening of “A Painting Show” in a temporary location on the ground floor of 508 West 26th Street. This group exhibition includes 35 artists and charts spheres of influence among a group of painters with diverse artistic approaches. All the artists share a rigorous conceptual grounding and an interest in the act and materiality of painting. They translate and transform art historical, philosophical, and lyrical ideas into works that invite both analytic and sensory consideration, while requiring our utmost engagement.
The painters in the exhibition span several generations- many are notable for painting during periods when it was not a favored medium. These artists’ influence can be seen in the work of the show’s younger participants who elaborate on and contend with the projects of the more established artists. Conceived as a celebration of contemporary painting, the exhibition is a snapshot of individual artistic practices rather than a broader thematic statement. Moreover, it is an invitation for further consideration of painting today.