Monday, December 30, 2013

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions 



nothing is everything
Paintings and Drawings by
Alan Greenberg, Karen Baumeister, and Stuart Fineman.

by Carl Belz   

March 22 – May 2

RECEPTION
Saturday, March 22, 2014
5:00 to 8:00 PM

Pagus Gallery
Norristown Arts Building
619 W. Washington Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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'In Daylight' Small Paintings
Including selected works by
Eve Aschheim, Karen Baumeister, Anna Bogatin,
Dove Bradshaw, Max Cole, Ruth Ann Fredenthal,
Martha Groome, Kazimira Rachfal, Merrill Wagner

Dec 28 – March 15

RECEPTION
Saturday, January 18th 2014
5:30 to 7:30 PM

LARRY BECKER Contemporary Art
43 North Second Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106  


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PAIR- FORTY PAINTINGS, TWENTY PAINTERS
Curator (and artist), Ian White Williams

Pair features twenty national and international contemporary painters. 
Each painter has chosen two paintings that were conceived and executed separately, 
but when viewed in proximity create an evocative or insightful pairing. 

Dec 7th – Feb 23rd

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 7, 2013
5:00 - 9:00 PM


66 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
 
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Eight Painters
Curator (and artist) Paul Behnke 
Press Release

Jan 4th – Feb 1, 2014  NOW CLOSED

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, January 4, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM

INFORMAL ARTIST TALK
with Julie Torres, Karen Baumeister, Matthew Neil Gerhring and Paul Behnke
Saturday, January 25, 2014 
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Catalog

529 West 20th, Suite 6W
New York, NY 10011


Process and Resume below -

Friday, March 1, 2013


"There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, 
 and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened." ~ Charles Baudelaire


Whites

Whites of Gray, Yellow, Red, 60 x 60 inches, 2013

Whites of Gray, Yellow, Red, 60 x 60 inches, 2013 (detail)




Whites of Yellow, Blue, Violet, 60 x 60 inches, 2013




Whites of yellow, blue, violet, 60 x 60 inches, 2013 (detail)

Process

My work is color-based focusing on the most fundamental aspects of color and light.

Seemingly monochromatic at first glance, upon closer investigation two or more hues
are revealed.

Each painting is developed through its own specific rigorous process. Acrylic paint as pure fluid, heavy body and mixed color, is applied in alternate layers upon stretched raw linen or canvas.
The paint stroke vertical and/or horizontal or both, provides a texture appropriate to its color
and becomes a vehicle in which to hold and release a specific visual resonance.

Cloud formations, weather conditions and daylight moving into dusk activate each painted layer to
a particular pitch or color/light interaction. Each layer interdependent upon the next is scrutinized for a specific visual tone to occur through color and brush stroke as the paintings respond to natural light.

The realization of the physical presence of a painting is a continuance of an exploration of a developing form of art and for me a lifelong ambition to achieve it.



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Education
2008    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, MFA
2006    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate (Four Year), Merit Scholarship Award

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014   Nothing is Everything, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA
2014   Eight Painters, Curated by Paul Behnke, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2013   -14 'In Daylight' Small Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2013   Pair, Two Paintings, Twenty Painters, Curated by Ian White Williams, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
2012   Invitational, Dear Fleisher: 4x6 Inches of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
2012  
International Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2011   Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA 
2010   67th Annual Awards Painting Show, Juror Christopher Schmidt, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
2009  
Colorevolution: A Matter of Light, Sage Projects, Philadelphia, PA
2009   Purpose/Repurpose, Sage Projects, Philadelphia, PA
2009   Contemporary Voices, Juror Sam Gilliam, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2006   Old School, New School, No School, Jurors Arisman, Rocciolo, Stabin, C.C.Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA
2006   Out of the Academy, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
2005  
Benefit Exhibition, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2004  
Benefit Exhibition, Seraphin Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Literature
The Huffington Post - Brett Baker's Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts: March 2012

In and Around Monochrome by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University


Private Collections
Donna and Stefan Keller, Huntingdon Valley, PA
Johann Grobler, Brooklyn Heights, New York
Frances and James Maguire, Philadelphia, PA
Sidney and Wilma Rosen, Naples, Florida
Lisa Stone Design, Rosemont, PA

Teaching/Guest Critic/Juror
2013   The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, Scapes Exhibition, Juror
2013   Artist Cultural Exchange, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA, Guest Critic
2011   Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, Graduate External Mentor
2009-  Present, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty
2008-  Present, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, Fine Art Adjunct Faculty