Anne Appleby & Kuno Gonschior: Capturing Colours, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Anne Appleby, Little Sweet Pea, 2008 Oil and wax on wood, 36.6 36.6 inches Both followers of artist and colour theorist Josef Albers, the American painter Anne Appleby and German artist Kuno Gonschior have a common aspiration of capturing colours, by means of abstraction and through analytical observation of natural experiences. Anne Appleby (born 1954), former Bay area painter, who works and lives in Montana, is often referred to as a Colour Field artist from her […]

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Ronald Davis: Monochrome Painting From The 1960’s, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view January 6 – February 20, 2010 Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to present the first New York show of shaped, monochromatic paintings from 1965-66 by Ronald Davis – including four iconic examples that have not been on public view since the 1960’s. In the fall on 1965 Ronald Davis introduced a series of eight geometrically shaped, richly painted monochromatic canvases at the newly opened Nicholas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles. Consisting of rectilinear […]

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Peter Forakis (1927-2009): In Memoriam

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Peter Forakis, Atlanta Gateway, 1967 From The New York Times, December 17, 2009 Peter Forakis, a sculptor who helped found Park Place, a prominent New York artists’ cooperative gallery of the 1960s, died on Nov. 26 in Petaluma, Calif. He was 82 and lived in Petaluma. His death was announced by the Togonon Gallery in San Francisco, which has represented him since 2007. Mr. Forakis was one of many young artists in the late ’50s […]

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David Mackenzie: Isn’t It, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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David Mackenzie, #6-2009-9, 2009 Acrylic on engineered jute, 18 x 18 inches October 27 – November 21, 2009 This is Mackenzie’s first solo exhibition in New York City. He has exhibited in numerous group shows including the Whitney Biennial, the American Academy of Arts & Letters invitational and is a member of American Abstract Artist. He has been painting for thirty-five years, working quietly on the problems surrounding contemporary abstraction. David Mackenzie writes: “The works […]

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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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Anne Appleby: Here We Are, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

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July 8 – November 22, 2009 Internationally known artist Anne Appleby will be featured in the Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery from July 7 through November 22. Appleby’s luminous, oil and wax paintings communicate through the formal language of color-field abstraction. Taking the viewer beyond this initial reference, the artist transforms what at a glance appear to be monochromatic panels, revealing subtly enlivened surfaces with incandescent layers of muted color. Each painting […]

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