Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Territory of Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Territory of Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pentimenti Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Territory of Abstraction, a group show of new works by twelve artists. The exhibition opens on February 21 and runs through April 4, 2015.

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Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Past Present establishes a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist will create an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which will be moved from the Museum's Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

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Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow

Installation view of Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

April 27 - June 16, 2012

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow. This is the New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York after living in Berlin, Germany for the past four years. Hsiao’s exhibition will consist of an installation of recent shaped patterned paintings.

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Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Lynne Harlow & Gilbert Hsiao, American Abstract Artists: Abstraction to the Power of Infinity, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

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American Abstract Artists presents ABSTRACTION (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity), curated by Janet Kurnatowski. ABSTRACTION celebrates the perseverance of non-figurative and non-objective art, including the practitioners, pioneers and those currently working in the traditions of abstraction. This exhibition shows the recent work of 76 members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA), along with four guest exhibitors.

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Kevin Finklea: THINGS WE SAID THAT WERE IMPORTANT BUT NOW FORGOTTEN, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Kevin Finklea, A List of Things We Said We’d Do Tomorrow #19, 2009 Acrylic on poplar and plywood 14 x 4 x 5 inches February 26 – April 9, 2011 Pentimenti Gallery will present THINGS WE SAID THAT WERE IMPORTANT BUT NOW FORGOTTEN, a solo exhibition of new painted wooden works by Kevin Finklea. Finklea began this new series in October 2007, after his last exhibit with Pentimenti, with the purpose of creating tactile and […]

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Douglas Witmer: Fruitville / The School Papers, AxD, Philadelphia, PA

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Work by Douglas Witmer February 25 – April 2, 2011 As a departure from his larger minimalist paintings, Douglas Witmer has two series of intimate, seldom seen works. In The School Papers, the cream color and vertical lines of grade school notepad paper play off painted geometric forms. In his second series, small, quirky yet contemplative assemblages of reclaimed pieces of wood, glue, paper and paint serve as artifacts of sorts from an idealized place […]

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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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Yu-Wen Wu, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Yu-Wen Wu, Songbook 5, 2010 Mixed media on canvas 7 x 5 inches January 15 – February 19, 2011 My work explores the intersections of seemingly disparate ideas. Born in Taipei, raised in the United States, educated in science and working as an artist, I am informed by many dualities in my art. I explore juxtaposing ideas between East and West, science and art, and the natural and the man-made world. My work attempts to […]

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Odili Donald Odita: Body & Space, Jack Shaiman Gallery, New York, NY

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Odili Donald Odita, Found, 2010 Acrylic latex wall paint November 18 – December 23, 2010 Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Body & Space,the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new work by Odili Donald Odita. “The ideas behind Body & Space came to me in 1999 in the middle of my own aesthetic investigation on the term, ‘Black.’ Since that time, I have wanted to move beyond what I found to be […]

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Object and Fields: Paintings by Michael Stack & Carrie Patterson, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Carrie Patterson, One Placement Out of Five Hundred, 2010 Oil and acrylic on canvas and wood 38 x 28 x 3 inches November 12 – December 4, 2010 Carrie Patterson creates her paintings based on landscapes seen through windows of Maryland chapels. They emerge as collages of painted objects — painterly yet assembled. In contrast, Mike Stack’s work assumes the sculptural presence of objects in a landscape. Their force lies in the balance of strong […]

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Douglas Witmer: Fruitville, Some Walls, Oakland, CA

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Douglas Witmer, Fruitville Mixed media on found wood Less than 8 inches in any direction June 20 – July 25, 2010 Some Walls is pleased to present Philadelphia-based artist Douglas Witmer’s exhibition Fruitville. Douglas Witmer is well known for his paintings which intuitively combine simple geometric imagery, emphatic color, and subtle manipulation of surface physicality. In addition to this widely-shown and growing body of work, for the past several years Witmer has worked on a […]

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Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

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Rafael Ferrer, Exterior installation Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1969 June 8 – August 22, 2010 El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce that Retro/Active, The Work of Rafael Ferrer, the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of the artist’s influential production over the last 55 years, will be on view June 8 – August 22, 2010. The travelling retrospective, curated by Deborah Cullen, […]

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Don Voisine Exhibitions in the Lehigh Valley, PA

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Don Voisine, Untitled (XX), 2010 Oil on Paper, 4 x 6 inches Courtesy of McKenzie Fine Art, NYC Curated by James Carroll of the New Arts Program, this three venue survey will feature Don Voisine’s work from 1988 to the present. Northampton Community College will showcase work from 1988 to 2006, in particular paintings on canvas and wood. Reading Area Community College will feature paintings on styrofoam and prints, as well as one diamond shaped […]

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Douglas Witmer: Ring the Bells Anew, Recent Paintings, Blank Space, New York, NY

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Douglas Witmer, Things Mean a Lot at the Time, 2010 Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 20 x 24 inches March 4-27, 2010 Blank Space Gallery presents Ring The Bells Anew, an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglas Witmer. This is the artist’s third solo show in New York, and his first with the gallery. Over the past decade, Witmer has gained increasing attention for his uniquely distilled sensibility related to his paintings’ surface and color. His […]

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Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

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Arshile Gorky, Agony, c. 1947 October 21, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major traveling retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (American, born Armenia, c.1904-1948), a seminal figure in the movement towards gestural abstraction that would transform American art in the years after World War II. The first comprehensive survey of the work of this artist in nearly three decades, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective […]

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Works on Paper: Jo Baer, James Bishop & Suzan Frecon, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX

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Jo Baer, Untitled, 1962 Gouache & ink on paper, 5 x 5 inches September 9 – October 16, 2009 Lawrence Markey is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Jo Baer, James Bishop and Suzan Frecon. Jo Baer was born in Seattle, Washington in 1929. She studied biology at the University of Washington and completed graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1953. Baer gained notoriety […]

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Gelah Penn: Clash by Night, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

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Installation view (detail) August 20 – October 11, 2009 Gelah Penn’s work is both sparse and substantial. Her site-specific installation presents jagged, three dimensional lines, shapes, and colors set against stark white walls. The unconventional materials used in her work include vinyl lanyard, monofilament, plastic mesh, rubber & vinyl tubing, plastic & Styrofoam balls, and upholstery needles. Artist Statement “In my recent work I explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space using the […]

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What I Saw This Summer, Part 1: Studio Visits, by Joanne Mattera, Joanne Mattera Art Blog, August 19, 2009

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New work by artist Richard Bottwin “One of the pleasures of being an artist is looking, constantly looking, at art. One of the frustrations of being an artist who blogs is that there’s never enough time and space to blog about everything I’ve seen. But I do want to show you as much as possible of what I’ve been seeing this summer, so I’m putting together a few roundup posts under the rubric of “What […]

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Think Global, Go Local, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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  June 5 – July 18, 2009 Pentimenti Gallery presents a group show by local artists Piper Brett, Alexis Granwell, EJ Herczyk, Gloria Houng and Jason Austin + Aleksandr Mergold in Think Global, Go Local. Think Global, Go Local concentrates on the topics regarding globalization within local environments. How do we work within local habitats that are extremely dependent on larger, secular fields? Is it necessary to become obligated by massive metropolitan areas? Will we […]

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Douglas Witmer: Joseph’s Coat, The Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

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  February 5-28, 2009 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm Artist’s talk: Sunday, February 8, 11:30am Open M-F, 10am-2pm, also directly following Sunday services, and by appointment. The Philadelphia Cathedral 3723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Joseph’s Coat is a group of new large paintings intended for the Cathedral, to be installed unstretched and flowing. The project takes its title from the Biblical story of Jacob, who gave a fabulous multicolor tunic to Joseph, his youngest […]

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Be Part of the Solution: Renewable Energy, Bear Creek Wind Farm, Bald Mountain, PA

  MINUS SPACE is now powered by wind. Community Energy is committed to increasing the domestic supply of clean, fuel-free energy and is delivering real solutions to climate change in the form of new wind power generation and carbon offsets. The cost for wind power is two and a half (2.5) cents more per kilowatt-hour than standard power. For the average NYC resident, this adds up to about $10/ month more on your electric bill, […]

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Group Show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Kevin Finklea (left) & Richard Bottwin (right) February 1-29, 2008 A group exhibit of selected gallery artists, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures and installation by: Isabel Bigelow, Nancy Blum, Richard Bottwin, Kay Hwang, Joseph Hu, Kevin Finklea, Franco Mueller, Margaret Murphy, Jackie Tileston and Julie York. The show will also include invited artist Sara Hughes.

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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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Rivane Neuenschwander, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

  Rivane Neuenschwander, in collaboration with Cao Guimarães Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue, 2006 DVD projection July 14 — October 28, 2007 Through poetic and playful means, Rivane Neuenschwander’s work explores the blurred boundaries between the natural and constructed world. Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue (2006) is a short video depicting ants on a forest floor carrying sugar-soaked pieces of bright confetti in and around their colony. The work was made in collaboration with Brazilian filmmaker Cao Guimarães and […]

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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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Interview with Douglas Witmer, by Chris Ashley

introduction Douglas Witmer makes paintings with a purpose.  I mean this in two ways — he makes paintings purposefully, and his paintings have a purpose.  This is not to say in the least that his paintings are predetermined and strictly didactic.  Despite their apparently structured appearance they are expressive rather than merely planned and executed, and porous rather than closed in meaning. Witmer’s varied and improvised use of color, surface, form, and material is surprisingly […]

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