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Ellen Berkenblit - Umberville

Tincture of a Bouquet, 2022, by Ellen Berkenblit, oil on linen, 89 x 76 inches

Ellen Berkenblit's debut exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Umberville, opened on September 1st and continues through October 8, 2022. This is also her first solo show in Chicago, where the gallery is located, at 2156 West Fulton St., Chicago, IL

Tincture of a Bouquet, 2022, by Ellen Berkenblit, oil on linen, 89 x 76 inches, is imaged above. Photo credit: Object Studies

from Corbett vs. Dempsey's press release for Umberville:

"...Most of all, Berkenblit's paintings present an occasion - an occasion for the application of paint and play with brushy forms, for the unbridled joy of a line or a passage or a daub, a scumble or the introduction of a new pigment. Indeed, in these works a whole new hue has entered the pictures, a group of burnt umbers that have deepened and enriched her palette. The classic flashes of thermonuclear brightness appear, the pinks, purples, reds, greens, blues, but there's an earth-tone baseline that is fresh and exciting..."

A fully-illustrated catalog for this exhibition of her latest work, with an essay by Miciah Hussey, is available. Visit the gallery's website at Ellen Berkenblit  - Umberville for more details.


Ellen Berkenblit - Other Shapes at Night

Guinevere and Romeo, 2021 by Ellen Berkenblit

Other Shapes at Night is the third solo show of oil paintings by Ellen Berkenblit at Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

On view in Gallery II, the exhibit runs from March 12 through May 7, 2022

A full presentation of the show is available online at Vielmetter Los Angeles, showcasing each work with images and details as well as an insightful essay commenting on her recent work:

"In many of her new works, all painted over the last year, the palette has shifted and warmed, her usual bright colors now wrapped in a diffused, warm light, not dissimilar to the potent interaction of incandescent streetlights and high levels of humidity. The resulting body of work is dreamlike and surreal, heightening the suggestive nature of the artist's compositions, drawing the viewer into an evocative interior space."

Visit the gallery's Artists link here to view iconic examples of Ellen's past work.

Guinevere and Romeo, 2021 by Ellen Berkenblit is imaged above and in the show announcement.


Ellen Berkenblit: The Clock Unlocked


The Clock Unlocked is the first exhibition to encompass works from over four decades of New York painter Ellen Berkenblit's practice.

On view at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, from September 12 through October 20, 2018, Berkenblit's paintings and drawings are uniquely installed salon style, and presented in conjunction with her new monograph Lines.

Spanning an entire wall is Sunshine (2018), by Ellen Berkenblit, imaged here, (oil, paintstick, and charcoal) - the artist's largest canvas to date at over 16 feet in length.

Visit the exhibition page at antonkerngallery.com for more details, and the artist's website at ellenberkenblit.com