John Zinsser: New and Earlier Painting and New Auction Catalogue Drawings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

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John Zinsser, Geometry and Ego, 2007 Enamel and oil on canvas 30 x 28 inches December 18, 2010 – February 12, 2011 Get Me to the Church on Time It was a simple enough assignment, drive the painter Marcia Hafif to her opening at Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. What I couldn’t have predicted was that a massive wreck on I-95 would shut down the highway completely. The trip became a seven-and-a-half hour odyssey, […]

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Merrill Wagner: Peach Sky Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

  Merrill Wagner, Untitled #3, 2007 Rust preventative paint on steel, 15 x 23.5 inches October 5 — November 17, 2007  “I have for years been fascinated by looking at farms. Close valued greens, browns, and yellows cause me to stare in contemplation of colors and linear shapes created in the landscape by human beings. Rows are straight and formal in design. Their purpose is to provide food for a community. This year I have […]

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Quentin Morris: Paintings and Drawings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

  Quentin Morris in his studio, Philadelphia, PA, March 28, 2007 April 7 — May 19, 2007  “I began exploring monochromatic painting…exclusively black using a myriad of tonalities and textures to present black’s intrinsically enigmatic beauty and infinite depth, to refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color, and ultimately, to create work that innately expresses the all encompassing spirituality of life.” —Quentin Morris

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