I STOOD THERE ONCE: New Paintings by Bill Scott September 07 2022
Opening this Thursday, September 8th, in Chelsea, is I STOOD THERE ONCE, New Paintings by Bill Scott, at Hollis Taggart, 521 West 26th St., first floor, New York, NY.
This selection of vibrant abstracted landscapes in oil, completed between 2021 and 2022 is Scott's 9th solo show with the gallery.
An Exquisite Afternoon, 2022, by Bill Scott, oil on canvas, 60 x 78 inches, is shown above.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by collage artist and art critic Matt Gonzalez, an excerpt here:
"Evoking the fluidity and freedom of the watercolor medium he returned to in recent years ... this new group of oil paintings by Bill Scott appear to be created without constraint or pretense ... Bill has the courage to let his art evolve, to allow his intuition, training, and innate talent guide his experimentation in the studio ..."
"... Using one of his many thoughtful, evocative titles, this exhibition called I Stood There Once subtly reveals the visionary worlds conceived by Bill, a notion that is so astutely discussed in Matt Gonzalez's revelatory essay. Bill once stated, "I am apt to paint what I subconsciously yearn to see. Or a depiction of an imaginary place where I'd metaphorically like to be."
Walking in The Woodlands, 2022, by Bill Scott, oil on canvas, 20 x 40 inches (diptych), is shown below:
Ellen Berkenblit - Umberville September 05 2022
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.
GARY T. ERBE Paintings & Constructions July 01 2022
The first prize winner, years ago, of the John F. Peto Studio Museum’s very first Trompe l’oeil Competition, Gary T. Erbe returns to this historic Island Heights, NJ, house museum with a new exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media constructions. Museum hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm. Visit their website at petomuseum.org for further details.
On view July 2 through September 18, 2022, GARY T. ERBE Paintings & Constructions offers insight into Erbe’s decades long quest to create paintings that would be more contemporary and a departure from the 19th century Trompe l’oeil masters. Erbe’s work combines flat space forms that are exaggerated and enhanced by shadow, light and color. The result is pure three-dimensional illusion. While there are and will always be elements of Trompe l’oeil (fool the eye) in his work, he has less of an interest in fooling the eye in favor of stimulating the mind.
Hocus Pocus by Gary T. Erbe, 1985 oil on canvas, Private Collection, currently on view at the John F. Peto Studio Museum through September 18, 2022 with detail above.
”Over the years, I have explored the idiom of abstraction and cubism and how these modern principles can be integrated into Trompe l’oeil. I welcome the challenge of bridging the gap between modern art and realism without abandoning technique. I believe I have found ways of circumventing the so called rules of Trompe l’oeil in favor of originality, inventiveness and creativity. Most of my work since 1970 is highly complex and can be engaged on many different levels. I have underscored the point that my work has less to do with the tenets of Trompe l’oeil and far more to do with the creative process of discovery.” - Gary T. Erbe
Gary T. Erbe at the opening for his show, imaged in front of his painting, The Green-Eyed Amp, oil on canvas, 2020
Self-taught, Gary T. Erbe has exhibited extensively since 1970 with solo exhibitions at Museums and galleries throughout America, Asia, and Europe. Erbe has been honored with numerous traveling retrospective exhibitions, most recently by The Butler Institute of American Art, OH, which toured beginning in 2017 through 2018.
FOOTPRINTS: THE ART AND LIFE OF GARY ERBE, published by The Butler on occasion of their exhibition, Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective, is a highly recommended scholarly volume with over 250 illustrations written by a distinguished group of art historians.
View more work by one of America’s foremost Trompe l’oeil artists, Gary T. Erbe, on his website: garyerbe.com
SUSAN ROTHENBERG 2016 November 15 2016
Eleven new paintings by Susan Rothenberg mark her first show of new work in 5 years, and her 11th solo exhibition with the gallery, Sperone Westwater, NY, NY, November 4 and continuing through December 20, 2016.
A detail of Red Bird (2014) imaged here hints at the vivid and arresting color of her expressive oils. Visit speronewestwater.com for more details.