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News: Mike Solomon | 10 x 10 : Ten Slides Ten Speakers, September 17, 2019

Mike Solomon | 10 x 10 : Ten Slides Ten Speakers

September 17, 2019

10 x 10
Ten Slides Ten Speakers

Art Ovation, Sarasota, Florida
October 3, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Frank Alcock, Karen Arango, Bill Buchman, Jetson Grimes, Cooper Levey-Baker, Joan Libby-Hawk, Steve Phelps, Shakira Refos, Mike Solomon, Javier Suarez

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News: Eric Dever | Selected for

Eric Dever | Selected for "Geometry" at Site: Brooklyn Gallery

September 13, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Juried by Phyllis Tuchman

September 20 - October 19, 2019

Opening Reception
September 20, 2019
6-9 pm

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Founded by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, geometry is the area of mathematics concerned with the study of space and the relationships between points, lines, curves, and surfaces. In the arts it has often referred to the form and position of parts and shapes, as well as the relationship between those parts and shapes. The connection between are as deep as they are wide. Employing rulers and compasses, Islamic art utilized geometry to create elaborate tessellated expanses, while painters in the Renaissance used geometry to devise evermore realistic perspectives, finding vanishing points and lines of sight. Geometric forms may also be found among textile and folk art around the world. However, it was in the 20th century when geometry came to occupy such a prominent role in art history. Modern painting, from Piet Mondrian, to Bridget Riley and Charlene von Heyl, to name only a few, brought geometry and art into a world of its own. Contemporary artists, in Site:Brooklyn’s Geometry continue and elaborate in this long tradition, using geometric theory, naturally occurring patterns and forms, and other engagements between math and art to explore new syntheses between realism, figuration, abstraction, and pattern making. These works include painting, sculpture, drawing, multimedia, and video.

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News: Gertrude Greene | Baltimore Museum of Art Kicks Off 2020 Celebration of Female Artists with American Women Modernists Exhibition, September 10, 2019 - ArtFixDaily

Gertrude Greene | Baltimore Museum of Art Kicks Off 2020 Celebration of Female Artists with American Women Modernists Exhibition

September 10, 2019 - ArtFixDaily

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has announced the first exhibition of its year-long 2020 Vision initiative to celebrate female-identifying artists. By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists features 20 works by artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Maria Martinez, and Georgia O’Keeffe to recognize the innovative contributions women artists have made to the development of American modernism. The exhibition is on view October 6, 2019–July 5, 2020.

“This exhibition presents a survey of women artists from a variety of geographic regions and socioeconomic backgrounds to tell a more inclusive story of American modernism,” said Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director. “It also demonstrates the BMA’s long history of acquiring works by women artists and our commitment to showcasing accomplished artists from this community, both efforts the museum is amplifying in 2020 and beyond.”

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News: Frank Wimberley | Here Are 23 Outstanding Museum Shows Across the US That You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall, September  7, 2019 - Sarah Cascone & Caroline Goldstein for Artnet

Frank Wimberley | Here Are 23 Outstanding Museum Shows Across the US That You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall

September 7, 2019 - Sarah Cascone & Caroline Goldstein for Artnet

The Shape of Abstraction: Selections From the Ollie Collection” at the Saint Louis Art Museum
September 17, 2019–March 8, 2020

In 2017, arts patron and Saint Louis native Ronald Ollie and his wife Monique gifted 81 works by black abstract artists to the St. Louis Art Museum, including examples by Norman LewisSam Gilliam, Chakaia Booker, James Little, and others. The works, while focused on contemporary art, date back to the 1940s, when a generational shift in abstraction was afoot.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is located at One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri; general admission is free.

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News: Perle Fine | Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th Street Show, September  3, 2019 - Katonah Museum

Perle Fine | Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th Street Show

September 3, 2019 - Katonah Museum

Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York
October 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Through the presentation of some 30 works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism.

The catalyst for this project is the groundbreaking 9th St. show arranged by avant-garde artists with the help of the fledgling gallerist, Leo Castelli in 1951. The show became a pivotal moment for the emergence and acceptance of Abstract Expressionism. The artists of the 9th St. show had struggled to gain critical recognition having been shut out by museums and galleries due to the radical nature of their work. Of the more than 60 artists in the show, including many who were to become prominent figures in Abstract Expressionism, only 11 were women. This is the first time works by these extraordinary women will be brought together since the 9th St. show took place 68 years ago.

In the early 1970s, the preeminent editor and art critic, Thomas Hess, would refer to them as “sparkling Amazons.” These women would neither have viewed themselves as “Amazons” nor as feminists; they simply worked and lived as artists, pursuing their professions with the same dedication as their male counterparts even though the social stakes were much higher for them at the time. Several of the artists, including Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler went on to have distinguished careers and have found their rightful place in the art historical canon. Others, including Grace Hartigan, Perle Fine and Anne Ryan, enjoyed critical success. The remainder, Sonia Sekula, Day Schnabel, Jean Steubing and Guitou Knoop are yet to be fully recognized by art history, a fact that this exhibition addresses.

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News: Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice, August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice

August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Frank Wimberley is not one for procrastination.

Historically, the Sag Harbor-based painter has conceptualized and executed his annual creation for the East End Hospice “Box Art Auction” months ahead of schedule.

Until this year, that is.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the artist was feeling the pressure, considering people are still talking about last summer’s auction — an event he has never missed in its 18 years, and a night he will never forget.

“You know what happened last year, right?” Mr. Wimberley asked with a goodhearted laugh. “I got a bid of the highest it has ever been — a bid of $10,000! I thought it was absolutely amazing. Everybody cheered and jumped up and down. We still can’t get over it. I was at the Parrish Art Museum the other day and they say, ‘You’re the guy!’ It’s nice when somebody remembers you! Everybody likes to be remembered.”

The 92-year-old artist was feeling optimistic ahead of this year’s 19th annual auction on Saturday, August 24, at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, where bidders flock to see the collection of small, unadorned boxes transformed into one-of-a-kind creations by some 90 East End artists.

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News: Charlotte Park Chosen as Eazel's Artist of the Week, August  9, 2019 - Eazel

Charlotte Park Chosen as Eazel's Artist of the Week

August 9, 2019 - Eazel

Charlotte Park’s important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement during its early years has recently been acknowledged. Overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, Park kept a low profile over the course of her career, while painting some the strongest and most brilliantly colored canvases of her time. Her art is a strong case against the idea prevalent from the 1950s onward that women were incapable of the muscularity and confidence necessary to be action painters. 

Park initially worked in a monochrome palette, which liberated her to focus on form. By the mid-1950s, she reintroduced color into her art, evolving a lyrical style, in which suggestions of the natural world appeared to pulsate with organic life. By the middle of the decade, she was producing larger canvases with complex compositions and charged relationships of color.

Park did not shy away from strong contrasts and bold, forthright shapes. Uniting painting and drawing, she formed a vocabulary featuring clustered loops, black curvilinear forms that both define and liberate, and tensed and sensual anatomical suggestions. Figurative elements seem to taunt and loom in her art, but are either suppressed or diffused.
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News: Ann Purcell | A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989, August  9, 2019

Ann Purcell | A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989

August 9, 2019

Flagg Building, Luther W. Brady Gallery
George Washington University
June 13 - October 5, 2019
 
 
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News: Frank Wimberley | The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection, August  9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Frank Wimberley | The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection

August 9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
September 17, 2019 - March 8, 2020
 
 
 
Image: Juanita and Frank Wimberley with Gretchen Wagner, Saint Louis Art Museum.
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News: ArtZealous: 5 Tips to Transform Your Space Using Art, July 17, 2019 - Zoë Van Straat for ArtZealous

ArtZealous: 5 Tips to Transform Your Space Using Art

July 17, 2019 - Zoë Van Straat for ArtZealous

Summer may be halfway over, womp womp, but there is still time to brighten up and refresh your space with artwork. Whether you want to add pops of color to your living room or do a full-blown redo of your house, we’ve got five solid tips on how to incorporate artwork into your home to give it that new look. 



1. Add Pops of Color

To bring your home to life, swap in some light color abstract paintings for wall décor. Any pop of color will brighten the room, giving it a new, cozy and inviting feel. Colorful artwork is perfect for any neutral color walls in the home, and a simple painting can do the trick!

2. Showcase High-End Pieces

If you are an avid art collector or have wiggle room in your budget, try adding a vintage art piece to your walls in your home. Syd Solomon, who was a notable American abstract artist, shares work such as the one below which adds an extra touch to any room.

3. Travel Shots

Incorporating one’s vacation pictures on the wall is the perfect way to decorate a home while giving a more personal and natural feel. Saving your vacation photos then throwing it into a beautiful frame can look fantastic in any room, and also shows off your adventures.

4. Art Sculptures

For a livelier feel, homeowners can accessorize their homes with art sculptures that are sure to make any room pop. Art sculptures are terrific because they serve as a unique decoration, but can also be used to fill up a room.



5. Determine a Theme

From florals to bold colors to fun prints, make your home feel like a tropical getaway or a calming cottage to escape to. Landing on a theme in your summer home can help determine the type of art décor you plan to showcase. It’s crucial to incorporate bright, flashy colors to portray warmth and light.

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News: John Goodyear (1930-2019), July  9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

John Goodyear (1930-2019)

July 9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

John Goodyear
(1930 - 2019)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of John Goodyear (1930 - 2019). He was a wonderful man, a gifted teacher, and a brilliant and innovative artist. He will be missed immeasurably. 

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News: Berry Campbell Partners with Widewalls, July  2, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell Partners with Widewalls

July 2, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Widewalls Welcomes Perrotin and 18 Other Top-Tier Galleries Into Its Marketplace

Widewalls, the online marketplace and magazine dedicated to modern and contemporary art, is delighted to announce that 19 internationally renowned galleries will shortly join its marketplace, in a collective effort to support the platform's business model and foster competition in the third-party online marketplace sector.

Honoring its commitment to help art professionals access and serve the online art market more efficiently, Widewalls promotes a gallery-friendly business model that allows art dealers to connect to collectors transparently. Through a reasonable subscription fee only, Widewalls provides its members with online visibility and sales opportunities.

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News: The Women of 9th Street, July  2, 2019 - Laura Joseph Mogil for WAG Lifestyle

The Women of 9th Street

July 2, 2019 - Laura Joseph Mogil for WAG Lifestyle

We are very exhibited about this amazing exhibition opening in September at the Katonah Museum. Perle Fine and Yvonne Thomas are included along with Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler and so in.

Join us for the opening in September!


While it’s only July, some things are worth waiting a few months for. One such example is the upcoming exhibition, “Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th Street Show” at the Katonah Museum of Art.

Opening on Oct. 6 and continuing through Jan. 26, 2020, “Sparkling Amazons” will present the often overlooked contributions by female artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role these women played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. 

Michele Wije, the show’s curator and associate curator at the Katonah museum, says, “Our staff was looking at past exhibitions that changed the course of art history and one of the main ones in America was the ‘9th Street Show,’ which was a kind of ‘Salon des Refusés’ for New York artists who were being shut out of exhibition spaces in the uptown galleries and whose artwork was not being purchased by museums.” 

Wije said the museum decided to give their upcoming exhibition a unique spin by focusing on the 12 women featured in “9th Street Show,” which took place in 1951 and was organized by then fledgling gallerist Leo Castelli. 

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News: The Pure Vision of Frank Wimberley, June 26, 2019 - Franklin Hill Perrell for Hamptons Art Hub

The Pure Vision of Frank Wimberley

June 26, 2019 - Franklin Hill Perrell for Hamptons Art Hub

From the moment I walked into the solo show “Frank Wimberley” at Berry Campbell in Chelsea, I became thoroughly engaged with Wimberley’s textural paintings. The works convey an exhilarating sense of freedom as well as a consistent vision: one major painting after another, evidencing some of the most original and varied paint handling I’ve seen.

On view through July 3, 2019, “Frank Wimberley” is a near survey and presents 20 paintings that roam across the decades (including recent works). Now 92 years old, Wimberley proves that he is still vibrant and active as an artist. He evolved as a pure painter, largely eschewing overt sociopolitical themes in his work and became exemplary of American abstraction’s mainstream; an expressionist responding to free association and guided solely by his own taste and intuition.

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News: Berry Campbell is Pleased to Announce the Representation of the Estate of Edward Zutrau, June 13, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell is Pleased to Announce the Representation of the Estate of Edward Zutrau

June 13, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the Estate of Edward Zutrau (1922-1993). Exhibition forthcoming in 2020.

View Works by Edward Zutrau

EDWARD ZUTRAU (1922–1993)

An artist for whom life and art were intertwined, Edward Zutrau worked with dedication, energy, and intensity throughout a long career—lasting from the 1940s through the early 1990s. While he resided mostly in Brooklyn and Manhattan, his travels had an important impact on his creative development, especially the five years he spent in Japan, where his art received a significant amount of appreciation and recognition. Blending precepts of the New York School with a strong physicality, Zutrau’s works draw the viewer into both feeling and contemplation. His art was admired by his close friend Betty Parsons, who held three solo shows of his paintings at her renowned New York gallery from 1972 to 1980. As an art teacher, Zutrau inspired his many students with a love of materials and art as a means of self-expression rather than of technical virtuosity. He upheld the high ideals he conveyed in his teaching in his own work, which was always idea-driven, representing his constant search for clarity and concision.

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News: Abstraction as Continuous Adventure - The Art of Frank Wimberley, June  7, 2019 - Phillip Barcio for Ideel Art

Abstraction as Continuous Adventure - The Art of Frank Wimberley

June 7, 2019 - Phillip Barcio for Ideel Art

More than a century ago, Wassily Kandinsky asked whether purely abstract art could ever achieve the same emotional effect as music. Since the 1950s, Frank Wimberley has been proving that it can, by simply doing it—composing images that pull the human mind and heart along on a journey of feeling, same as a symphony might. One year ago, Berry Campbell gallery in New York announced it had signed Wimberley to the roster of artists the gallery represents. Their highly anticipated first solo exhibition of his work just opened on 30 May. Featuring more than 30 paintings spanning from the early days of his career to works created just this year, the museum quality exhibition breathes fresh life into the landscape of contemporary American abstraction. In fact, the emotional content of these paintings is so condensed it is frankly difficult to experience the whole exhibition in one visit. Wimberley starts each painting with what he calls an “attack”—an instinctive incursion into the blankness. That first, intuitive confrontation with the unknown territory of the surface leaves behind a known quantity: a mark. Like a mystical boat carrying the rider across a spiritual river into the netherworld, that first mark guides Wimberley along through the composition, collaborating with him on a series of choices that lead the picture to its unimaginable, yet inescapable aesthetic conclusions. Imagine a jazz trio: the drummer strikes the snare drum; the keyboard player riffs on that sound; the horn player follows suit; a tempo emerges; finally, the improvisation takes on a life of its own and pulls the players along till it plays itself out. This is how Wimberley paints. Like a listener at a jazz concert, a viewer at this Wimberley exhibition may be best served by an attitude of openness verging on surrender. Pick a starting point and let your eye establish its own tempo. The composition will carry you along.

 

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News: Frank Wimberley Featured in The East Hampton Star | The Art Scene 05.30.19, May 30, 2019 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Frank Wimberley Featured in The East Hampton Star | The Art Scene 05.30.19

May 30, 2019 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

A solo show of work by Frank Wimberley will open today at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 3. Known since the 1960s for his dynamic, multilayered abstract paintings, Mr. Wimberley, who lives in Sag Harbor, takes the theme of each painting from the first stroke he lays down and follows it to its conclusion, not unlike improvisation in jazz.

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News: Frank Wimberley | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, May 29, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Frank Wimberley | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

May 29, 2019 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Frank Wimberley exhibition, opening on May 30, 2019. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

Frank Wimberley
May 30 - July 3, 2019

Opening Reception
May 30, 2019
6-8 PM

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News: Christine Berry & Martha Campbell: “Art is essential because it opens up new avenues and different perspectives in which to view the world; It fosters creativity in math, science, language and literature”, May 22, 2019 - Yitzi Weiner for Authority Magazine

Christine Berry & Martha Campbell: “Art is essential because it opens up new avenues and different perspectives in which to view the world; It fosters creativity in math, science, language and literature”

May 22, 2019 - Yitzi Weiner for Authority Magazine

Photo: Michael Halsband

I had the pleasure to interview Christine Berry and Martha Campbell. Christine and Martha opened Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea in 2013 and have many parallels in their backgrounds and interests. Both studied art history in college and began their careers in the museum world, but mostly importantly both share a curatorial vision. Berry, from Geneseo, New York, graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1992. Campbell, from Greenville in the Mississippi Delta, attended boarding school at Groton School in Massachusetts, and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2006. Berry received a Master’s Degree in art history and criticism at the University of North Texas, along with a certification in museum studies and education. She worked at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, as Assistant Curator before moving to New York for a position at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Campbell went directly from college to a job at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. She then decided to explore the gallery world before pursuing a further degree in art history and was hired at age 24 as an associate director at Spanierman Modern in New York. “I loved everything about the gallery world, from curating exhibitions to rediscovering artists,” Campbell recalls. Spanierman Modern, which focused on mid-twentieth century abstraction and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition, was part of Spanierman Gallery, one of New York’s most prominent American art galleries since the 1960s. Berry, who moved from the public to the private sector in several roles, had come to Spanierman Gallery as associate director in 2003. Both art dealers developed a strong emphasis on research and networking with artists and scholars during their art world years. They decided to work together, opening Berry Campbell Gallery in 2013 in the heart of New York’s Chelsea art district, at 530 West 24th Street on the ground floor. The two recognized that they shared a curatorial vision based in “an understanding of art, history, languages, business, and people.” In 2015, the gallery expanded, doubling its size with an additional 2,000 square feet of exhibition space. Highlighting a selection of postwar and contemporary artists, the gallery fulfills an important gap in the art world, revealing a depth within American modernism that is just beginning to be understood, encompassing the many artists who were left behind due to race, gender, or geography — beyond such legendary figures as Pollock and de Kooning. Since its inception, the gallery has been especially instrumental in giving women artists long overdue consideration, an effort that museums have only just begun to take up, such as in the 2016 traveling exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism curated by University of Denver professor Gwen F. Chanzit. This show featured work by Perle Fine and Judith Godwin, both represented by Berry Campbell, along with that of Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell.


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us the story about what brought you both to this specific career path?

Martha Campbell: I’ve always loved art from as early as I can remember, but it never dawned on me that I could pursue art as a career path until college. When I entered Vanderbilt, I intended to major in Econ and get a job on Wall Street after college, however, I always tried to take as many Art History classes as I could. One day, as I was talking to my parents about my career after college, they said, “well you know you can major in art history and pursue it as a career.” They outlined that I could work in a museum or an art gallery and with this knowledge, I majored in Art History and upon graduation, decided that I would try out working at a museum and at a gallery to see which I liked better. After getting a job at the Phllips Collection in DC and working there for a year, I was offered a job at Spanierman Gallery in New York. I loved that in the gallery world, you could still do research on historical artists as well as interact with the public on a daily basis. Thus, as soon as I started working in the gallery world, I knew that this was the career path I wanted to pursue.

Christine Berry: My mother was a 5th grade teacher in rural Western New York state (where I grew up). One year as a Christmas gift, she brought home a huge coffee table book on Renoir. I was enamored as I turned every page — memorized by these beautiful painted scenes and rosy-cheeked people. Just after Christmas, we traveled to Boston to visit my mom’s sister. Aunt Dot was painter (with a day job) and brought us to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As we were working our way through the museum, we came on to the French Impressionism room, my heart skipped a beat as my eyes found the painting I had been starring in the book, Renoir’s “Dancing in the Country (Dance at Bouvigal, 1883).” It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen (and it was real!). I started to love art, and later realized it was something you could actually study. (Two college degrees, several museum jobs and now owning an art gallery; the coffee table book made a huge impact!)

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News: Sag Harbor Express: Berry Campbell Presents Survey of Frank Wimberley Paintings, May 21, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for Sag Harbor Express

Sag Harbor Express: Berry Campbell Presents Survey of Frank Wimberley Paintings

May 21, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for Sag Harbor Express

Sag Harbor has known 92-year-old artist Frank Wimberley since the 1960s — but in New York, it’s time for a re-introduction, according to Berry Campbell Gallery, who will open a survey of the artist’s dynamic, multi-layered abstract paintings with a reception on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Over the course of a career that has lasted more than 50 years, Frank Wimberley has felt abstract painting to be a continuous adventure,” a press release said. “The artist is a well-known presence in the art scene on the East End of Long Island and an important figure in African-American art since the 1960s.”

Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, Wimberley was drawn to art and music — interests supported by his mother, a ceramicist and pianist who involved him in her work, and his father, who gifted him a trumpet.

In 1945, after serving in the Army, he attended Howard University, where he studied painting with three of the most influential African-American artists of the mid-20th century — James Amos Porter, James Lesesne Wells and Loïs Mailou Jones. There, he also immersed himself in jazz, listening to it and playing it himself, leading to long friendships with the likes of Miles Davis, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter.

But after two years — and with the basics under his belt — Wimberley left, ready to teach himself. At first, he practiced ceramics, following in his mother’s footsteps and influenced by the tactile and sculptural pottery of Peter Voulkos.

“However, on discovering that Voulkos was also a painter, Wimberley realized that he did not need to be committed to one medium, and instead ‘could do several,’” a press release said. “In the 1950s, while living in Queens with his wife, Juanita, and son, Walden, he worked the night shift at a local post office. This freed him to paint and take care of Walden during the day, while Juanita was at work. The post office provided him ‘with money—and time,’ which he felt was ‘the most important thing.’”

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News: Berry Campbell Featured in Wandering Carol Luxury Travel Blog: Things to do in Chelsea NYC, May 17, 2019 - Wandering Carol

Berry Campbell Featured in Wandering Carol Luxury Travel Blog: Things to do in Chelsea NYC

May 17, 2019 - Wandering Carol

Wandering Carol: Things to do in Chelsea, NYC

Visiting New York? Here’s an insiders’ guide to the best things to do in Chelsea NYC and its surroundings, with suggestions on where to go and what to do from two New York gallery owners.  

An Insider's Guide

To get an insider take on the best things to do in Chelsea, I went to the two powerhouses behind Berry Campbell Gallery, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell who have owned an art gallery on 24th Street for the last six years.

I was at Berry Campbell for the opening of my late father’s art show, William Perehudoff: Architect of Color, so I pestered and prodded them (in the nicest way possible, of course) for insider tips on the best restaurants, galleries and top things to do in the area. What I learned was that it’s easy to spend at least one day in Chelsea exploring.

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News: Stephen Pace in Provincetown at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, May  9, 2019 - Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Stephen Pace in Provincetown at Provincetown Art Association and Museum

May 9, 2019 - Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Provincetown, Massachusetts
July 5 - September 1, 2019
Opening Reception July 12, 2019
8 - 10 pm  

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View Works by Stephen Pace

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News: Video Now Available |

Video Now Available | "William Perehudoff | Architect of Color" Opening at Berry Campbell

May 7, 2019 - Luxeport Intl: Luxury & Creativity In Media

Video by Luxeport Intl: Luxury & Creativity In Media

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News: Berry Campbell Included in 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, May  2, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell Included in 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

May 2, 2019 - Berry Campbell

47th Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse
May 2nd - May 30th
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Berry Campbell collaborated with Robert Passal Interior Design and Daniel Kahan of Smith and Moore Architects as well as Sarah Bartholomew Design in the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, supplying works by Eric DeverPerle Fine, and Stephen Pace.

Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a magnificent estate into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. For more than four decades, the show house has been a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts, renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. In 2017, the show house expanded with a second location in Palm Beach, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

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News: New York-Centric, May  1, 2019 - William Corwin or The Brooklyn Rail

New York-Centric

May 1, 2019 - William Corwin or The Brooklyn Rail

Three canvases hang as looming, watchful presences in New York-Centric, an exhibition at the Art Students League of New York curated by James Little: Al Loving’s stolid New Hexagon (1996), Dan Christensen’s Jarrito, (1997) and Ed Clark’s sensual and lugubrious X-form Untitled (Bastille Series) (1991). While these artists, and the others in the show, fulfill Karen Wilkin’s simple precept from her introduction to the catalogue—that their paintings make “color and the way it [is] applied the main carriers of emotion and meaning”—these works, many of them contemporary but emerging from specific artists’ practices forged in the ’60s, are evidence of a decisive break with modernist tradition. They were a rejection of existing standards of aesthetics, mirroring Pop Art’s rejection of appropriate subject matter but with a more visceral turn. Loving’s marbled blue triangle illusionistically juts out into the viewer’s space, a threatening machine of sharp edges and points, while Clark’s twisting torso-like abstraction mimics the enticement of corporeal flesh. This is color not behaving itself, expanding to overtake the more modernist and Ab-Ex sanctioned notions of “gesture,” “form,” and “mark” to become the main component of painterly composition. Color was accepted historically as a tool to illuminate emotion or psychological depth, but outliers such as William Blake, Hilma af Klint, and Johannes Itten, who foregrounded color as the main dynamo of expression, were relegated to the periphery and seen as overtaxing on taste or engaged in optical trickery. Emerging mid-century, most of the artists in New York-Centric refused to handle color gingerly, and while this novel approach is not overtly political, many of the artists are African-American and several are women, and this alternative approach to abstraction may have functioned to move the form away from exclusionary art historical traditions. 

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News: Christine Berry and Martha Campbell Attend NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit, April 25, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell Attend NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit

April 25, 2019 - Berry Campbell



The New York Foundation for the Arts
 (NYFA) inducted three arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 11 at Capitale. The evening’s honorees were Sanford Biggers, a visual artist whose work speaks to current social, political, and economic happenings while examining the contexts that bore them; Karl Kellner, patron of the arts, Senior Partner, New York Office Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc., and a former NYFA Board Member; and Min Jin Lee, novelist of the best-selling books Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko(Grand Central Publishing, 2007 and 2017). The gala was Co-Chaired by Marc Jason and J. Wesley McDade, both members of NYFA’s Board of Trustees. The silent auction was Co-Chaired by Marjorie W. Martay, a NYFA Board Member, and Marjorie Croes Silverman, a NYFA Leadership Council Member.

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News: Stephen Pace Painting Featured on Incollect Designer QnA with Elizabeth Swartz of Bunny Williams Interior Design, April 24, 2019 - Incollect

Stephen Pace Painting Featured on Incollect Designer QnA with Elizabeth Swartz of Bunny Williams Interior Design

April 24, 2019 - Incollect

Designer QnA: Elizabeth Swartz On Bunny Williams Bingo, Her Belgian Urn, And That Moment The Art Goes On The Walls

Stephen Pace, Untitled (52-53), 1952, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Elizabeth Swartz was named partner of Bunny Williams Associates in 2017 after a 14-year tenure, which began with a coveted internship. Elizabeth notes, “These days, it’s rare to rise from intern to partner while under one roof. In my case, I found my calling through the apprenticeship tradition much the way Bunny did when she began her long association with the revered Parish-Hadley Associates.” Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Elizabeth attended the University of Richmond and then the New York School of Interior Design. After graduation, her internship at Bunny Williams Associates led to a job as Junior Designer and she rose later to Senior Designer. “Bunny is an ideal mentor and collaborator and we take our partnership seriously. She sets the stage with her vast experience, practicality, intelligence, and sense of humor. Generous in spirit, she invests in her staff when they show initiative, drive, and talent so I worked hard to meet these expectations. I’m thrilled to have the privilege of leading by Bunny’s example,” continues Swartz. Known for her skill in building stories for beautiful rooms from one point of inspiration, Elizabeth carves out time for personal growth, which informs her designs. When not at the office, reading, visiting museums, or spending time with numerous nieces and nephews, she’s exploring the world and capturing her adventures through her other great passion: photography. A recent trip to Berlin and Vienna are highlights, while future sojourns in Greece, Africa, and Iceland await.

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News: William Perehudoff: Architect of Color | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, April 18, 2019 - Berry Campbell

William Perehudoff: Architect of Color | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

April 18, 2019 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our William Perehudoff exhibition, Architect of Color, opening on March 21, 2019. Please read our online catalogue with essay by Fraser Radford to learn more about the artist and his career.

William Perehudoff | Architect of Color
April 25, 2019

Opening Reception
April 25, 2019
6-8 PM

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News: Columbia Museum explores 'A Life in Art', April 18, 2019 - Dr. Tom Mack for Aiken Standard Art and Humanities

Columbia Museum explores 'A Life in Art'

April 18, 2019 - Dr. Tom Mack for Aiken Standard Art and Humanities

Our country, particularly New York City, became the center of the Western art world after World War II with the advent of abstract expressionism. No American artist looms larger in that movement than Jackson Pollock, and there is no more important Pollock work than his 1943 “Mural.”

Complementing the landmark display of this modern masterpiece at the Columbia Museum of Art is a temporary exhibition of works collected over six decades by South Carolina residents Dwight and Sue Emanuelson. Entitled “A Life in Art,” the exhibition features nearly seventy pieces, from major abstract expressionist paintings to iconic objects of midcentury design.

What is the genesis of this collection? Dwight Emanuelson began collecting art when he was just in his twenties, living in New York City and working as an investment advisor. He had a personal relationship with many of the artists whose work he purchased: “I’d help them manage their money, and they’d show me their art.”

 

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News: Gallery Talk by Karen Wilkin for

Gallery Talk by Karen Wilkin for "William Perehudoff: Architect of Color"

April 17, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Gallery Talk by Karen Wilkin  
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:45 pm  
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Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and critic.  She was previously the curator of “American Vanguards,” on view at the Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase and a faculty member at the New York Studio School. She is an art historian, curator, and critic, educated at the High School of Music and Art, Barnard College, and Columbia University. After living and working in Italy and Canada for some years, Ms. Wilkin returned to her native Manhattan in 1985. She lives near the Empire State Building with her architect husband and two Maine Coon cats. A specialist in 20th century modernism, Ms. Wilkin has organized numerous exhibitions internationally and written monographs on David Smith, Helen Frankenthaler, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Stuart Davis, Giorgio Morandi, and George Braque, and is the co-author, with Clifford Ross, of The World of Edward Gorey. She contributes regularly to The New CriterionPartisan Review, and Hudson Review. Her recent projects include a study of Clement Greenberg’s personal collection for the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, and “David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions”, the first exhibition to examine Smith’s reliefs as a coherent body of work, in relation to his drawings, paintings, and free-standing sculptures, which will be seen at the New York Academy Museum at the end of 2001. 

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News: Mike Solomon Included in

Mike Solomon Included in "On the Grid" at VSOP Projects

April 15, 2019

VSOP Projects
Greenport, New York
April 13 - May 19, 2019

As a formal device, the grid defines and divides space, serving as a framework for which a given subject might be expressed. As an art historical element, the grid has been employed as a compositional guide in renaissance painting, an ideal in the Bauhaus, and a form to be obliterated by the abstract expressionists and action painters. In many ways, modern life has been influenced by grids, from city planning to microchips, and yet, for every practicality imposed on the utilitarian x and y axis, there is a possibility for chance, spontaneity, and art.

Artists participating in "On the Grid" include Sabra Moon Elliot, Darlene Charneco, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Mike Solomon, Colin Goldberg, Drew Shiflett, Patience Pollock, Daniel Sullivan, Robert Otto Epstein, Ryan DaWalt, and Josh Cohen.

Please contact info@vsopprojects.com for more information. 

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News: Museum Acquisition: Mike Solomon, April 10, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Museum Acquisition: Mike Solomon

April 10, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Greenville County Museum of Art
Greenville, South Carolina

Mike Solomon
Radiant Acquiescence (For Mark Tobey), 2017
Watercolor on papers infused in resin
48 x 36 inches

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News: Frank Wimberley Exhibiting in

Frank Wimberley Exhibiting in "Prime Time" at the Islip Art Museum

April 4, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Islip Art Museum
Islip, New York
April 23 - June 15, 2019  

Reception
May 11, 2019
1 - 4 pm  

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View More Works by Frank Wimberley

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News:  Paint, abstract art, focus of James Little curated exhibition at Art Students League, March 21, 2019 - NADINE MATTHEWS

Paint, abstract art, focus of James Little curated exhibition at Art Students League

March 21, 2019 - NADINE MATTHEWS

In an interview in BOMB magazine a few years ago, artist James Little declared, “I choose to be abstract because that’s where I found my voice, because it best reflects my self-determination and free will. That’s why I love abstraction, it forces us to see things in a different way. It forces us to come out of what we have been trained and conditioned to see. It forces us to use another part of our brain.”

Little’s love for abstract art is now literally on display at the Art Students League, where he is also an instructor. Titled “New York-Centric,” it is an exhibition curated by Little that will run through May 1. As described in promotional materials from the 144 year old institution, “New York-Centric” is, “An exhibition dedicated to color, color theory, design, expressionism. All of the work on display was produced in New York during the latter half of the 20th century or the beginning of the 21st century.”

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News: Joyce Weinstein: Country Fields | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, March 21, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Joyce Weinstein: Country Fields | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

March 21, 2019 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Joyce Weinstein exhibitionopening on March 21, 2019. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and her career.

Joyce Weinstein | Country Fields
March 21, 2019

Opening Reception
March 21, 2019
6-8 PM

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News: Gallery Talk by Martica Sawin for

Gallery Talk by Martica Sawin for "Stephen Pace: Reflections"

March 20, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Gallery Talk with Martica Sawin
Saturday, April 6, 2019
2 PM

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Martica Sawin


MARTICA SAWIN is an art historian and critic who has spent a half century covering contemporary art in print and in the classroom. She is author of the seminal publication, Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School, and has written more than 100 essays on contemporary artists for exhibition catalogues and art magazines as well as authoring and co-authoring a number of monographs. Sawin served as Art History Department Chair at Parsons School of Design (1967-1995), is founder of Parsons in Paris, was a contributing editor in ARTS magazine, and was the New York Correspondent for Art International in the 1950s and 1960s. Sawin authored Stephen Pace, the critical and biographical text that summarizes the artist's life and art from Pace's early forceful abstract expressionist canvases to the luminous representational paintings of recent decades.

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News: Stephen Pace: Reflections | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available , March 19, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Stephen Pace: Reflections | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

March 19, 2019 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Stephen Pace exhibitionopening on March 21, 2019. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

Stephen Pace | Reflections
March 21, 2019

Opening Reception
March 21, 2019
6-8 PM

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News: Stanley Boxer and Dan Christensen included in

Stanley Boxer and Dan Christensen included in "New York -- Centric"

March 7, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Curated by James Little  

New York -- Centric
American Fine Arts Society Gallery 
The Art Students League of New York
March 5 - May 1, 2019  

Opening Reception
March 7, 2019
6 - 8 pm

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Full Artist List

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News: Dan Christensen, Balcomb Greene, Charlotte Park, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon included in

Dan Christensen, Balcomb Greene, Charlotte Park, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon included in "A Life With Art | Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson"

March 7, 2019

A Life With Art | Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina
March 8 - May 19, 2019  
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News: ArtForum Critics' Pick | Judith Godwin at Berry Campbell, February 28, 2019 - Tausif Noor for ArtForum

ArtForum Critics' Pick | Judith Godwin at Berry Campbell

February 28, 2019 - Tausif Noor for ArtForum

That history has so often obscured and overwritten the creative and intellectual output of women is by now a very well-known observation that, nevertheless, continues to sting. “The men simply said, ‘Women can’t paint,’” recalls Judith Godwin, who began her artistic career in the 1950s in New York—Abstract Expressionism’s heyday—alongside contemporaries including Helen Frankenthaler and Grace Hartigan. The men, simply put, were wrong. This exhibition of Godwin’s paintings across the last half-century situates the artist’s early works alongside later pieces, demonstrating her consistent penchant for experimenting with figure, ground, and color, as well as her persistent dedication to playfulness.


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News: Judith Godwin: An Act of Freedom | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, February 20, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Judith Godwin: An Act of Freedom | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

February 20, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and her career.

Judith Godwin: An Act of Freedom
January 10 - February 9, 2019

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News: Art Fix Daily: Exhibition of paintings by Abstract Expressionist painter Judith Godwin opens at Berry Campbell Gallery, February 19, 2019 - Art Fix Daily

Art Fix Daily: Exhibition of paintings by Abstract Expressionist painter Judith Godwin opens at Berry Campbell Gallery

February 19, 2019 - Art Fix Daily

NEW YORK, NY.- Berry Campbell Gallery opened an important exhibition of paintings by legendary Abstract Expressionist painter, Judith Godwin. This historic exhibition is a survey of sixteen paintings, including several large-scale examples from the 1950s originally shown at the Betty Parsons Gallery. This exhibition is accompanied by a sixteen-page catalogue with an essay written by Gwen Chanzit, Ph.D., Curator Emerita of Modern Art and Curator of Women of Abstract Expressionism (2016) originated by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition continues through March 16, 2019. 

From 1950, when she first exhibited her work to the present, Godwin has held to her convictions, using a language of abstract form to respond with unbowed directness and passion to life and nature. For Judith Godwin, painting “is an act of freedom and a realization that images generated by the female experience can be a powerful and creative expression for all humanity.” Through her studies with Hans Hofmann, her long association with Martha Graham and Graham’s expressive dance movements, her participation in the early burgeoning of Abstract Expressionism, and her love for Zen Buddhism and gardening, Godwin has forged a personal and unique career path. 

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News: Delicious Line Review: Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air, February  9, 2019 - Franklin Einspruch for Delicious Line

Delicious Line Review: Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air

February 9, 2019 - Franklin Einspruch for Delicious Line

Eric Dever's paintings sent me to reread a sestina by Fairfield Porter that opens, "No color isolates itself like blue. / If the lamp's blue shadow equals the yellow / Shadow of the sky, in what way is one / Different from the other? Was he on the verge of a discovery / When he fell into a tulip's bottomless red? / Who is the mysterious and difficult adversary?"

Who indeed. Color theory can be taught. Color phenomenology has to be submitted to as if it were a cruel and mute master. Dever, for four years in the 2000s, restricted his palette entirely to Titanium and Zinc White. That is how the current works at Berry Campbell come into being with such rightness, though his palette since then has burst open like spring.

July 16, Lavender Pilgrimmage (2018) may be the first predominately purple abstract painting I've ever seen that didn't succumb to the hue's clownishness. He accomplished this by adding various whites, including that of the canvas. Much else is at that level or better, including sonorous intonations like April 1st, Hellebores I (2018). May the discovery never end.

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News: The McNay Conjures America’s Golden Age with Exhibition Pairing Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings, February  2, 2019 - Bryan Rindfuss for the San Antonio Current

The McNay Conjures America’s Golden Age with Exhibition Pairing Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings

February 2, 2019 - Bryan Rindfuss for the San Antonio Current

In 2016, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) unveiled “From the Collection: 1960-1969,” a chronologically organized capsule of its world-renowned permanent collection that went beyond the expected paintings, drawings and sculptures to include books, design objects and archival materials in immersive environments that conjured stylized time capsules. Reporting on that inspired reconfiguration, the New York Times pointed out that “treasures long secreted in departmental galleries have come to the center ring, like the Jaguar E-Type Roadster that dominates, perhaps a little too completely, the 1961 gallery.” 

Borrowing creative direction from MoMA’s 1961 gallery, the McNay takes a similarly unorthodox approach to its new era-focused exhibition “American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings.” Organized by the McNay’s René Paul Barilleaux, head of curatorial affairs; Kate Carey, head of education; and Jackie Edwards, assistant curator, it reconstructs a vivid slice of what’s been called “America’s Golden Age” by parking 10 painstakingly restored vintage automobiles inside the museum to engage in “unique visual conversations” with paintings that exemplify artistic movements that emerged from the economic expansion following WWII — specifically abstract expressionism, pop art and op art. 

In addition to paintings by such heavy hitters as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana and Ed Ruscha, “American Dreams” strives for “strong representation of women artists” by highlighting works by Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Judith Godwin and Dorothy Hood. It also celebrates the contributions of women in the male-dominated auto industry with complementary programs including a lecture by author, Girls Auto Clinic owner and self-professed “sheCANic” Patrice Bank (save the date for April 4). 

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News: Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air featured in NYC-Arts Top Five Picks, February  1, 2019 - NYC-Arts

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air featured in NYC-Arts Top Five Picks

February 1, 2019 - NYC-Arts

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “The Art of Fashion,” “Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air,” “Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs,” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

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News:

"Eric Dever | Painting in a House Made of Air" VR Tour with Eazel

January 30, 2019 - Eazel

Click here to Experience Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air as a VR walking tour thanks to Eazel!

 

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News: A Love of Crushed Pigment and Hard Work: Eric Dever (MA ’88) on His Artistic Process, January 22, 2019 - NYU | Steinhardt News

A Love of Crushed Pigment and Hard Work: Eric Dever (MA ’88) on His Artistic Process

January 22, 2019 - NYU | Steinhardt News

Eric Dever (MA ’88) is a painter who graduated from NYU Steinhardt’s studio art program.

His paintings are part of notable public collections at the Parrish Art Museum, Grey Art Gallery-New York University Art Collection, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, and Centre d’Art et de Culture, Saint Just de Bellengard, France. He was in the permanent collection exhibition, Parrish Perspectives: Art in Context at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, and on display at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York. Current exhibitions include the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong, and Macau, Art in Embassies, Department of State exhibition.

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air is on view this month at Berry Campbell Gallery in New York City. The exhibit features a new body of brilliantly hued, large-scale paintings, which emerged when Dever was planting a garden at his Water Mill, New York, studio.

We spoke to him about his artistic process.

You paint in New York City and the East End of Long Island.  How do these locales influence your work?

My painting during graduate school, 1986-88, was influenced by urban landscape and physical forms of civilization. New to town from Los Angeles, I spent a lot of time in museums and was fascinated walking around the city and boroughs. My paintings were often elegiac; the AIDS crisis concerned everyone. The city was very exciting, one had the sense that anything could happen, and each day held life changing possibilities.

Since 2003, I have worked on the East End of Long Island. It is always exciting to move to a new place and my paintings reflected this change. I began with sampled color from a new landscape, but soon moved towards a more personal experience which space and contemplation seemed to permit.

Working with just white paint for four years gave me a heightened awareness of my material. Canvas, linen, paint media—painting itself became the subject of my work. The addition of black and red corresponded over time with an increasing awareness of the subtle qualities of ‘Clarity, Passion and Dark Inertia’ (exhibition NYU Kimmel Galleries, 2015), or the 3 gunasa key aspect of yogic studies, and a means of interpreting nature itself.

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News: Eric Dever Dives into Color & Unveils a New Series of Paintings, January 19, 2019 - Pat Rogers for Hamtons ArtHub

Eric Dever Dives into Color & Unveils a New Series of Paintings

January 19, 2019 - Pat Rogers for Hamtons ArtHub

Neon pinks, lush greens, vibrant purples and a variety of orange hues enliven vibrant abstract compositions with direct ties to nature. These colorful paintings that seem to capture spontaneous moments are part of a new body of work by artist Eric Dever. Surprised? Hold on because there's more.

In a groundbreaking departure, Eric Dever has let go of his controlled use of limited color palettes and tight grids to embrace the entire color spectrum and loose shapes that seem to capture a joy that's both quiet and profound. Historically, Dever has slowly been opening his art to color after a period of four years where he worked in white only (Zinc and Titanium White). During this time, Dever discovered the possibilities of the spectrum of white as well as the textural interactions of raw linen, canvas and burlap with paint.

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Color Unabashed in Eric Dever’s New Show in Chelsea

January 17, 2019 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

Eric Dever’s recent paintings literally take over Berry Campbell’s Chelsea space. They hang prolifically and fervently on the white walls, bringing the intense hues of spring and summer into the rooms and warming a cold and wind-blown morning.

The show, titled “Painting in a House Made of Air,” comes alive with the artist’s unabashed use of saturated, matte, electric, and often acid color. The paintings offer scattered references to Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and even Andy Warhol.

The works on view build on a transformation of the artist’s practice noted in The Star in April of 2017. Before a major illness, Mr. Dever had painted the same way for more than 10 years, choosing a limited square format and a palette consisting of white, black, and red in different combinations at different intervals.

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News: Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air - The Art Scene: 01.10.19, January 12, 2019 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air - The Art Scene: 01.10.19

January 12, 2019 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Eric Dever in Chelsea

“Painting in a House Made of Air,” an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Eric Dever, will open this evening at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 and remain on view through Feb. 9. For more than a decade, the painter used a limited palette, but in recent work he has embraced the entire color spectrum. 

The shift in Mr. Dever’s art occurred when a move from square to rectangular formats loosened up his compositions, as “there was no longer a central area of interest, but multiple areas of concentration.” He has coupled his new palette with an awareness of the yogic notion of the charkas — seven energetic centers in the human body where matter and consciousness meet — in which he finds a parallel to the visible spectrum. Mr. Dever lives and works in Water Mill.

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News: Gallery Setareh in Düsseldorf: Only a few were taken in by the Club of the male men, January 11, 2019 - John Torrendo for Wirefax

Gallery Setareh in Düsseldorf: Only a few were taken in by the Club of the male men

January 11, 2019 - John Torrendo for Wirefax

As the Royal Academy in London two years ago, the “New York School” prepared a great appearance, were intended for the painter’s inner self-supporting roles only very sparingly. After all, the Denver Art Museum in Texas, had 2016, also, the artists of the Abstract expressionism devoted to an Overview of the Setareh now has the düsseldorf gallery, are excited to a Review: The thirteen artists in the exhibition – the majority in New York, but also in Europe – quite an expressive abstraction of the day, but found only in a few cases, inclusion in the exclusive circles and Clubs of men. The painters were in turn represented in a large number of, of all things, of the two avant-garde gallery owners, namely the Peggy Guggenheim and Betty Parsons.

The name of the in Dusseldorf, gathered painters, Helen frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, anything other than common. And all of you would like to see more than two to three images from the fifties and sixties. Especially from the in 1923 in Kapuvár, born a Hungarian, Judit Reigl and the energetic Gera Celts images from the series “Ecriture en mass”: instead of appearing to be a cross-format Reigl distributed with the spatula bizarre Islands of cabbage Raven black oil Paint on snow white and leaves behind the traces of the Malakts on the canvas – powerful, these contrasts. The Surrealist André Breton was fond of Reigls way to paint and organized in the fifties, the first exhibitions for the artist, who now lives in France...

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News: Where to see (and paint) abstract expressionism in Tampa Bay in 2019, January  8, 2019 - Jennifer Ring for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Where to see (and paint) abstract expressionism in Tampa Bay in 2019

January 8, 2019 - Jennifer Ring for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg

The Museum of Fine Arts is currently showing artwork by Sarasota's Syd Solomon. Solomon is locally well-known for helping launch the Sarasota arts scene in the 1950s. He moved to Sarasota after World War II, in 1946, hoping the warmer climate would be better for his war-acquired frostbite. According to his son, Michael Solomon, Syd Solomon's studio home rapidly became a gathering spot for artists and writers in Sarasota. Gather at the Museum of Fine Arts before January 20 to see a sampling of his work.

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News: Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, January  4, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

January 4, 2019 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Eric Dever exhibitionopening on November 15, 2018. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air
January 10 - February 9, 2019

Opening Reception
January 10, 2019
6-8 PM

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News: Walter Darby Bannard Reviewed by Piri Halasz, December 11, 2018 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

Walter Darby Bannard Reviewed by Piri Halasz

December 11, 2018 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

WALTER DARBY BANNARD 

The Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell on West 24th Street show has many more successes, not least because it’s a much bigger show (with nineteen canvases on view).

I counted at least eight paintings that I really related to -- although this show is devoted to a very demanding -- because experimental -- period when the artist was transitioning from his early hard-edged and geometric minimalism to his more mature, free-formed and painterly modernism. 

It is in the nature of experimentation that not every experiment comes off, but as Clement Greenberg once advised Jacob Kainen, in a letter that I’ve never forgotten, the artist must continually take risks if he wants to renew his art (or words to that effect). 

This show appears to stop right about at the moment when Bannard began really ladling on the gel. The two last paintings in the sequence of nineteen here are both embellished with streaks of it.

One of them, “Glass Mountain Fireball” (1975), has a field of fiery reds and oranges, and is embellished with narrow upward squiggly streaks of olive green gel. The effect of such a contrast is spicy and delightful.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this show is the appearance and disappearance of the geometry underlying the free-form. Quite a number of paintings here attempt to juxtapose the two modes, and surprisingly enough, the effect can be very pleasing – or not. 

One of the most pleasing is “Summer Joys No. 2” (1970), with a summery tangle of yellows (lemon & apricot) laid atop vestiges of nine squares in pale tan and pale green.

Another charmer is “China Spring #3” (1969), in lime, mint, khaki and pale peachy pink, embellishing yet diminishing the under-drawing of a large set of tic-tac-toe squares. 

Still, one of the many virtues of this show is that it doesn’t try to establish a straightforward linear progression. 

Rather, it suggests spiral evolution from minimalism to modernism, or what the French call reculer pour mieux sauter – fall back in order to jump further forward.

“Winter’s Traces” (1971) comes early not late in the sequence, yet it is all a symphony of swaying mint, apple green and olive daubs without the slightest hint of underlying squares. 

Two years later, nearly at the end of the sequence, “The Meadow” (1973) is a forthright bright green with decidedly straight vertical lines through the body of the picture, topped with straight horizontal straight lines.

Throughout the show, in fact, the colors are lovely – and loveliest (in my opinion) when not tied down to delineation. One gets this square between the eyes when one walks into the gallery from the street and sees “Peru” (1971) right in front of the door.

Although this is another early one in the sequence, I see no squares at all. But what an exploding galaxy of merry yellow is massed in the center of the canvas, and how loosely yet tellingly it is framed by cloud-like elements of mint green, olive and mauve!

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News: Perle Fine, Judith Godwin, Charlotte Park, and Yvonne Thomas featured in Setareh Gallery's Exhibition

Perle Fine, Judith Godwin, Charlotte Park, and Yvonne Thomas featured in Setareh Gallery's Exhibition "A GESTURE OF CONVICTION"

November 30, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell is pleased to collaborate with SETAREH GALLERY in Düsseldorf to celebrate women in art with the exhibition "GESTURE OF CONVICTION | Women of Abstract Expressionism" open from December 1, 2018 to February 29, 2019.

http://www.setareh-gallery.com/a-gesture-of-conviction.html

Image: © James Brooks and Charlotte Park Foundation

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News: Art meets Art! Art meets Art! Art Shamsky from the 1969 World Champion NY Mets visits Berry Campbell, November 29, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Art meets Art! Art meets Art! Art Shamsky from the 1969 World Champion NY Mets visits Berry Campbell

November 29, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Art Shamsky from the 1969 World Champion NY Mets visited Berry Campbell yesterday!

See now on our Instagram!

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News: Balcomb Greene, Raymond Hendler, and Ann Purcell featured in show room Designed by Garrow Kedigian for Kravet | Lee Jofa | Brunschwig & Fils New York City, November 27, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Balcomb Greene, Raymond Hendler, and Ann Purcell featured in show room Designed by Garrow Kedigian for Kravet | Lee Jofa | Brunschwig & Fils New York City

November 27, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are so pleased to have been able to work with Garrow Kedigian Interior Design for Kravet | Lee Jofa | Brunschwig & Fils New York City for this fabulous show room! Paintings on loan by Balcomb Greene, Raymond Hendler and Ann Purcell. Please visit the D & D building when you are in the neighborhood!

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News: Frank Stella on Walter Darby Bannard | Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miami: , November 15, 2018 - ICA Miami

Frank Stella on Walter Darby Bannard | Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miami:

November 15, 2018 - ICA Miami

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News: Discussion with Mike Solomon about

Discussion with Mike Solomon about "Syd Solomon: Views from Above" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

November 10, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Discussion with Mike Solomon about Syd Solomon: Views from Above
Cocktails & Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5 - 7 PM

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News: Susan Vecsey Reviewed in Delicious Line, November 10, 2018 - Maria-Lisa Farmakidis for Delicious Line

Susan Vecsey Reviewed in Delicious Line

November 10, 2018 - Maria-Lisa Farmakidis for Delicious Line

The appearance of effortless beauty is not easy to produce. But this is the aspiration of Susan Vecsey's current show at Berry Campbell, an exhibition of twenty recent paintings, including her largest to date.

The artist has been working on this series of abstractions from nature for over a decade. She pours one layer at a time over a textured Belgian linen, creating subtle variations on the surface. Every next pour is a new layer of calculated risk.

Untitled (Blue/Gold) (all are 2018) is a six-foot square, most of which is a light gray. Across the lower edge, bands of vibrant gold, blue, and blue-black create a wide expanse that envelops the viewer.

The dark blues and deep reds in Untitled (Nocturne) are a new experiment. That composition and Untitled (Nocturne II) extend her range as a colorist, with wide spaces that shimmer with iridescence. 

Vecsey's paintings are entirely concerned with color, light, and surface. They require looking at up close, in person.

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News: Walter Darby Bannard: Paintings from 1969 to 1975 | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, November  8, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Walter Darby Bannard: Paintings from 1969 to 1975 | Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

November 8, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Walter Darby Bannard exhibitionopening on November 15, 2018. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

Walter Darby Bannard: Paintings from 1969 to 1975
November 15 - December 21, 2018

Opening Reception
November 15, 2018
6 - 8 PM

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News: Frank Wimberley Exhibited at 55 Walker, November  2, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Frank Wimberley Exhibited at 55 Walker

November 2, 2018 - Berry Campbell

News: Guild Hall: Syd Solomon Lecture with Gail levin, Ph.D., October 31, 2018 - Guild Hall

Guild Hall: Syd Solomon Lecture with Gail levin, Ph.D.

October 31, 2018 - Guild Hall

Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton
Saturday, November 3, 2018

12:00 pm
Free Admission
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Join Gail Levin, Ph.D., in the Boots Lamb Education Center for a lecture on the artist Syd Solomon (1917-2004) whose work is on view in the exhibition Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed. Levin is a primary contributor to the exhibition catalogue. She has also authored Lee Krasner: A Biography, in addition to many other works.

Gail Levin (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is an art historian specializing in art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with diverse research interests that include the work of Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Judy Chicago, women artists, Jewish artists, Chinese emigre artists, and contemporary art of the United States, Europe, and Japan, as well as American Studies and the cinema. 

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News: Hiding in Plain Sight at Amar Gallery included in Vanity Fair London's Pick of Frieze Week, October 24, 2018 - Thomas Barrie for Vanity Fair

Hiding in Plain Sight at Amar Gallery included in Vanity Fair London's Pick of Frieze Week

October 24, 2018 - Thomas Barrie for Vanity Fair

Amar Singh’s eponymous Islington gallery has a simple but laudable ethos, specializing in exhibitions of LGBTQ and female artists with diverse, progressive narratives. Raised in London but a member of the royal Kapurthala family of Punjab, Singh was one of many political campaigners who made up a global coalition that last month recorded a landmark legal victory in India, overturning the country’s 2013 criminalization of gay sex. Now, Amar Gallery is turning to one of the lesser-known histories of art, with an exhibition of the women behind Abstract Expressionism in 1950s and 60s America. Lynne Mapp DrexlerElaine de KooningJoan MitchellGrace Hartigan and myriad others take pride of place in Hiding in Plain Sight, which explores the female painters who have been neglected in favour of their more barnstorming counterparts—the Rothkos, the Pollocks and the Newmans. There’s a pioneering spirit to the paintings, be they the natural blooms Drexler cultivated on her canvases, or the liquid colour-field stains of Helen Frankenthaler, made all the more engrossing by the fact that many of these artists have never been exhibited in the U.K. before.

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News: See expressionist art from late Sarasota artist Syd Solomon in St. Petersburg, October 24, 2018 - Cathy Salustri for Tampa Bay Creative Loafing

See expressionist art from late Sarasota artist Syd Solomon in St. Petersburg

October 24, 2018 - Cathy Salustri for Tampa Bay Creative Loafing

You may not have heard of Syd Solomon (but we bet you have), but his presence, even posthumously (he died in 2004) still vibrates through Sarasota. He came to Sarasota because of the Battle of the Bulge. For real — he was an aerial camouflage specialist in WWII, and he came away from the Battle of the Bulge with a nasty case of frostbite. After that, no one could blame him from wanting to keep warm, and so, in 1946, he and his bride decided to call Sarasota home. 

He was the driving force behind the Fine Arts Institute at Sarasota's New College, not only helping to start the Institute but also encouraging his friends — all artists — to teach there. Those friends? Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000), Larry Rivers (1923-2002) and Philip Guston (1913-1980).

No shocker, then, that the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art accessioned his art — marking the first time that the Ringling accessioned a living artist. 

Come see Views from Above, a collection of Solomon's abstract expressionist work, at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts. The work starts in 1945 and runs through the 1980s, and it's all influenced by his chosen home (Florida!). One of his works ("Westcoastalscape") is pictured above and part of the MFA's permanent collection.

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News: Clara Eagle Gallery Features the Women of the American Abstract Artists Movement, October 22, 2018 - Tracy Ross & Melanie David for WKMS Murray State's NPR Station

Clara Eagle Gallery Features the Women of the American Abstract Artists Movement

October 22, 2018 - Tracy Ross & Melanie David for WKMS Murray State's NPR Station

The American Abstract Artist movement was founded in 1936 in New York City, at a time when abstract art was met with strong critical resistance. Women played an integral part in forming the AAA, and Murray State's Clara M. Eagle gallery is housing an exhibit that honors these groundbreaking female artists. Emily Berger, an abstract artist featured in the exhibit, and T. Michael Martin, director of university galleries, visit Sounds Good to discuss the traveling exhibit. 

The Murray State University Galleries and the department of art and design present Blurring Boundaries: Continuity to Change - The Women of AAA 1936-2018through the beginning of November. In the first exhibition dedicated exlusively to the intergenerational group of women artists of American Abstract Artists, Blurring Boundaries traces the history of AAA's female founding members through present-day artists. The exhibition highlights approximately 45 works, emphasizing each artist's approach to central tenents of abstraction - composition, color, content, and material. Well-known founders and early members of AAA, such as Perle Fine, Esphyr Slobodkina, Gertrude Greene, Alice Trumbull Mason (featured above), and I. Rice Pereira, are included in the exhibit. Their classic works will be displayed beside contemporary abstract artists such as Sharon Brant, Merrill Wagner, Cecily Kahn, Alice Adams, and Emily Berger.

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News: Johnson, Kriendler, and Solomon Solo at Guild Hall, October 18, 2018 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

Johnson, Kriendler, and Solomon Solo at Guild Hall

October 18, 2018 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

“Please Send To: Ray Johnson” is predominently a collection of “Mail Art” Johnson sent to Ted Carey, left to the museum by Tito Spiga as part of his bequest. “Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed” operates as a retrospective of the artist, who died in 2004, using his archive to provide new context to his output from his early days before and after World War II, when he devised camouflage techniques for the military, to late work from the early 1990s. Finally, “Sara Mejia Kriendler: In Back of Beyond” will showcase the artist’s Colombian roots with sculptures in terra-cotta, plaster, and gold leaf that also reference today’s consumer culture. Ms. Kriendler was the recipient of top honors in the 2016 members show.

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News: Susan Vecsey | The Art Scene: 10.11.18, October 11, 2018 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Susan Vecsey | The Art Scene: 10.11.18

October 11, 2018 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Susan Vecsey in Chelsea

A solo show of paintings by Susan Vecsey, who lives and works in New York City and East Hampton, will open Thursday at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through Nov. 10. 

Ms. Vescey’s recent abstractions call to mind both Color Field painting and landscapes. The woods, beaches, farms, and big skies of the East End inspire her, but her work strips those images of their specificity, resulting in “abstract art that looks familiar,” according to a release.

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News: NYC Gallery Scene - Highlights of New Shows Opening, October 10, 2018 - Hamptons ArtHub

NYC Gallery Scene - Highlights of New Shows Opening

October 10, 2018 - Hamptons ArtHub

Berry Campbell: “Susan Vecsey”
October 11 through November 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Berry Campbell Gallery presents “Susan Vecsey,” featuring recent paintings by the artist. The exhibition marks the artist’s third solo exhibition since her representation by the gallery began in 2014. Referencing Color Field paintings, Vecsey’s landscapes are inspired by the East End of Long Island. The paintings act as elusive reminders of memories or recollections, according to the gallery, evoking calm and serenity. Susan Vecsey lives and works in NYC and East Hampton. Her art is held in numerous public and private collections including Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY.

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News: Must-see museum exhibits on Long Island , October  6, 2018 - Steve Parks for Newsday

Must-see museum exhibits on Long Island

October 6, 2018 - Steve Parks for Newsday

SYD SOLOMON and PLEASE SEND TO: RAY JOHNSON
Oct. 20-Dec. 17
Guild Hall

Through his New York Correspondence School in the 1950s, Ray Johnson started his own art movement — Mail Art. Johnson networked with other artists to whom he mailed drawings, poems and collages, asking them to add their touches and forward it to another member of the group. Guild Hall’s second major gallery will explore the career of Syd Solomon, self-described “Abstract Impressionist” whose paintings were inspired by the natural environment surrounding his homes in the Hamptons and Florida.

631-324-0806
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News: Susan Vecsey 2018 Exhibition Catalogue Now Available, October  6, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Susan Vecsey 2018 Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

October 6, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our Susan Vecsey exhibitionopening on September 6, 2018. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

Susan Vecsey
October 11 - November 10

Opening Reception 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6 - 8 pm

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News: One More Month to See Ann Purcell's painting 'Harting' in Full Circle | Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School , October  5, 2018 - Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

One More Month to See Ann Purcell's painting 'Harting' in Full Circle | Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School

October 5, 2018 - Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

June 14 - October 26, 2018
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
The George Washington University

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery to show at Art Miami 2018, October  2, 2018 - Art Miami

Berry Campbell Gallery to show at Art Miami 2018

October 2, 2018 - Art Miami

Art Miami, returning for its 29th edition on December 4 - 9, 2018, has announced its 2018 exhibitor list. Recognized as one of the preeminent international modern and contemporary art fairs, Art Miami will showcase an array of iconic and important art works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 160 international galleries from nearly 30 countries representing 68 cities.  

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News: Alfonso Ossorio: A Personal Perspective on His Art and Influence, September 27, 2018 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

Alfonso Ossorio: A Personal Perspective on His Art and Influence

September 27, 2018 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

What made Mike Solomon’s talk about Alfonso Ossorio and the Creeks so captivating was that, as he put it, “It is a personal as well as a cultural history.” An overflow audience packed the Baldwin Family Lecture Room at the East Hampton Library to hear Mr. Solomon, an artist and founding director of the Ossorio Foundation, discuss Ossorio’s art, his generosity, and his influence in the art world of the 1950s and beyond.

The Solomon family — Syd, an important abstract painter, his wife, Annie, and their two children, Mike and Michele — lived at the Creeks, Ossorio’s 57-acre estate on Georgica Pond in East Hampton, for three months in 1959. Thirty years later, Mike returned to East Hampton with his wife and 2-year-old son to work as Ossorio’s studio assistant. After the artist’s death a year later, he became the director of the foundation established by Ted Dragon, Ossorio’s life partner and heir.

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News: Syd Solomon | Views From Above, September 25, 2018 - Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

Syd Solomon | Views From Above

September 25, 2018 - Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

September 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg, Florida

Syd Solomon’s (American, 1917–2004) gestural canvases are exemplary of the tenets of Abstract Expressionism, as seen in the large-scale painting Westcoastalscape (1968) currently on view in the Acheson Gallery.  He has stated, “I am interested in the immediate, the chance and the transitory aspects […] in my work.  The truth of the moment, I believe may frequently be the artist’s opening to permanent quality.”  His multilayered paintings, characterized by stunning sweeps of color contrasts, are inspired by nature, and specifically the Florida landscape.  This Spotlight exhibition brings together works ranging from 1945 through the 1980s, drawn from the Museum collection as well as the Estate of Syd Solomon, which has also loaned archival images and publications.

After serving in WWII, Solomon divided his time between Sarasota, where he established the Institute of Fine Art at New College, and East Hampton, New York. At his invitation, a distinguished group of artists taught at New College in the 1960s including Conrad Marca-Relli, Larry Rivers, and Philip Guston.

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News: Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women, September 24, 2018 - Mary Gabriel for The New York Times

Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women

September 24, 2018 - Mary Gabriel for The New York Times

More than ever, female artists are breaking sales records and being recognized for their role in important art movements.

Once, when asked about discrimination against female artists, the Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner said the bias was as old as Judeo-Christian history. Brushing aside the weight of that realization, she added, “There’s nothing I can do about those 5,000 years.” She painted anyway, as have women throughout the ages who have continued to create despite official disdain.

Centuries and decades later, it seems their persistence may be finally paying off. Galleries are adding more women to their rosters, museums like the Uffizi in Florence are combing their storage facilities in search of treasures that deserve airing, and numerous institutions have been mounting exhibitions of art by women. On the eve of this fall’s auction season, the art market appears to be experiencing a long overdue correction.

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News: Let’s Hear It For The Ladies Who Paint, September 24, 2018 - Ian Marcus Corbin for Spectator USA

Let’s Hear It For The Ladies Who Paint

September 24, 2018 - Ian Marcus Corbin for Spectator USA

The works of female painters were consistently undervalued by auction houses – but that’s all changing.

It has been several decades since the art world – that swirling miasma of idealism, virtuosity, pretense and money – has recognised the men of the New York School, also known as the Abstract Expressionists, as truly great artists. Paintings by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning have long been in high demand, now more than ever; their canvases regularly fetch hilarious sums, well into the eight and nine figures. 

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News: Mike Solomon at East Hampton Library | A Small Survey of Works From 2015 to the Present, September  4, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Mike Solomon at East Hampton Library | A Small Survey of Works From 2015 to the Present

September 4, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Mike Solomon at East Hampton Library
East Hampton Public Library
September 15 - October 10, 2018

Opening Reception
September 15, 2018
7 PM

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News: Lecture with Mike Solomon | THE CREEKS: Epicenter of the 1950s Hamptons Art Community, September  4, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Lecture with Mike Solomon | THE CREEKS: Epicenter of the 1950s Hamptons Art Community

September 4, 2018 - Berry Campbell

The Creeks: Epicenter of the 1950s Hamptons Art Community
East Hampton Library | Baldwin Family Lecture Room
Saturday, September 15, 2018 
6 - 7 pm

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News: John Goodyear Online Catalogue Now Available, August 29, 2018 - Berry Campbell

John Goodyear Online Catalogue Now Available

August 29, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our John Goodyear exhibition, Distillation and Witopening on September 6, 2018. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

John Goodyear
Distillation and Wit
September 6 - October 6, 2018

Opening Reception 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6 - 8 pm

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News: “Walter Darby Bannard: 1959–1962” at ICA, Miami, August 29, 2018 - Blouin ArtInfo

“Walter Darby Bannard: 1959–1962” at ICA, Miami

August 29, 2018 - Blouin ArtInfo

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, is hosting ”Walter Darby Bannard: 1959-1962,” a focused show exhibiting the breakthrough works of the American abstract painter. On view through January 6, 2019, the exhibition showcases some of the early and rarely seen works of the artist.

“Walter Darby Bannard: 1959-1962” focuses on a significant period of the artist career — a time when he abandoned gestural brushwork and developed a pared-down geometric vocabulary. The period on focus represented for Bannard a moment of reckoning with the lessons and legacy of Abstract Expressionism. Bannard who lived in Princeton, New Jersey, at the time, had the desire to usher in a new era in American painting.

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News: Frank Wimberley Exhibiting in

Frank Wimberley Exhibiting in "Acts of Art + Rebuttal in 1971" at Leubsdorf Gallery

August 27, 2018 - Hunter College Art Galleries

Acts of Art + Rebuttal in 1971
Leubsdorf Gallery
October 5, 2018–November 25, 2018


Acts of Art and Rebuttal revisits the 1971 exhibition Rebuttal to the Whitney Museum Exhibition: Black Artists in Rebuttal, which was organized by members of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition at Acts of Art, a small, artist-run gallery in Greenwich Village. The original exhibition was mounted in response to the Whitney Museum’s refusal to appoint a Black curator for their survey Contemporary Black Artists in America.

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News: Larry Zox Exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, August 27, 2018 - A. E. Colas for ZealNYC

Larry Zox Exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art

August 27, 2018 - A. E. Colas for ZealNYC

Art Break: Museums of Long Island Are Steeped in History While Capitalizing on Their Picturesque Settings

When people think of Long Island, they tend to think about the outdoors: the beaches, ocean, parks, wineries – even the best mall on the Island is an outdoor one. Not Art Break! When we think of Long Island what springs to mind are the artists’ colonies of the East End and North Fork, the sculpture gardens of Nassau and Suffolk counties, and the community involvement of so many museums.

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, located on the old Frick estate, is known for specializing in 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as having a beautiful garden, well-marked nature trails, and an excellent sampling of modern sculpture on display. There are two special exhibitions currently on view: True Colors and A Mirror to Nature: Sculpture by Marko Remec (both ongoing).

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News: Syd Solomon Exhibited in

Syd Solomon Exhibited in "The Permanent Collection: A 30- Year Survey" at The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

August 23, 2018 - Sarah Drake for Hamptons Art Hub

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center: “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey”
August 2, 2018 through October 27, 2018

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center presents “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey” featuring highlights such Composition with Red Arc and Horses, a 1930’s painting by Jackson Pollock, and a wooden bird house made by Pollock in the 1940s.

In addition to art by Jackson Pollock, the survey includes artworks by Lee Krasner, Mike Bidlo, Thomas Hart Benton, James Brooks, Stanley William Hayter, David Slivka and Syd Solomon. Photography by Dan Budnik, Robert Giard, Bernard Gotfryd, Barbara Kasten, Fred McDarrah, Hans Namuth, Tony Vaccaro and Wilfrid Zogbaum are also part of the show.

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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News: The State of Art: Ground Zero Looks Back at 2 Decades of Visual Art, August 21, 2018 - L. Kent Wolgamott for Lincoln Journal Star

The State of Art: Ground Zero Looks Back at 2 Decades of Visual Art

August 21, 2018 - L. Kent Wolgamott for Lincoln Journal Star

This list of 20 Includes exhibitions in Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York. I saw the latter three when I was one of 12 American fellows in the International Arts Journalism Institute in Visual Art in 2009.

“Now’s The Time,” Sheldon Museum of Art, 2017

There were multiple Sheldon shows drawn from its collection that I considered for this list. I ended up choosing the one that is most in my wheelhouse — "Now’s The Time,” an exhibition of Sheldon’s abstract expressionist works conceived by director and chief curator Wally Mason after “Yellow Band,” the museum’s Mark Rothko masterwork was exhibited in an AE survey in London and Bilbao, Spain.

A who’s who of mid-century artists, the smartly hung show included works by Barnett Newman, Han Hoffman, Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, Willem deKooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Lee Krasner along with newly acquired works by Judith Godwin and Perle Fine. That’s an impressive lineup for any museum, particularly a university museum in the middle of the country.

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News: Honoring Stephen Pace, August 21, 2018 - Emma Corry for The Shield

Honoring Stephen Pace

August 21, 2018 - Emma Corry for The Shield

“Stephen Pace: An Artist’s Process” honors Stephen Pace for the 10th anniversary of the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries and will be displayed until Sept. 10.

Susan Sauls said artists don’t just sit down and create a masterpiece.

The university’s summer exhibit, “Stephen Pace: An Artist’s Process” features the work of Stephen Pace to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.

Sauls, university art collection registrar, co-curated the exhibit. She said she wanted to showcase Pace’s work because he is the patron of the gallery. Pace donated 245 works of art to the university.

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News: Eric Dever Hosts the Friends of Guild Hall at his Water Mill Studio, August 17, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Eric Dever Hosts the Friends of Guild Hall at his Water Mill Studio

August 17, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Photo credit Pam Abrahams, Friends of Guild Hall.

Eric Dever | Solo Exhibition
Berry Campbell Gallery
January, 2019

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News: Judith Godwin's, Woman, Acquired by the Denver Art Museum, August 16, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Judith Godwin's, Woman, Acquired by the Denver Art Museum

August 16, 2018 - Berry Campbell

This painting was exhibited in the Denver Art Museum's remarkably successful 2016 exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism.

Judith Godwin | Solo Exhibition
Berry Campbell
February 2019  

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News: Video Now Available: In Conversation: Jill Nathanson talks with A.V. Ryan about her solo exhibition, Cadence, at Berry Campbell, August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Video Now Available: In Conversation: Jill Nathanson talks with A.V. Ryan about her solo exhibition, Cadence, at Berry Campbell

August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

In Conversation: Jill Nathanson talks with A.V. Ryan about her solo exhibition,
Cadence

Directed by Andrew Gurian

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News: An Exhibtion of Mike Solomon at the East Hampton Library, August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

An Exhibtion of Mike Solomon at the East Hampton Library

August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Artist Reception and Lecture
Saturday, September 15, 2018 
6:00 pm  
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A lecture by artist Mike Solomon, Ossorio Foundation founding Director:  The Creeks: Epicenter of the 1950 Hamptons Art Community

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News: Extended: Walter Darby Bannard | 1959 - 1962 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Extended: Walter Darby Bannard | 1959 - 1962 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

August 15, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Walter Darby Bannard | 1959 - 1962
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
April 26 - January 6, 2018  

Walter Darby Bannard | 1959-1962 is a focused exhibition of a series of breakthrough paintings the artist produced over a period of several years, during which he abandoned gestural brushwork and developed a pared-down geometric vocabulary. The early works presented have rarely and only recently been exhibited.

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GWU Gallery Honors the Corcoran’s Nearly 150-Year Legacy

August 8, 2018 - Jennifer Anne

DC artists paint the town red — and every color of the rainbow

The Washington Color School encompasses the DC artists in the 1950s and 1960s who focused on Color Field painting, a style of abstract painting that typically includes blocks of solid color. Many of these artists were associated with what is now known as George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in the Corcoran’s Flagg Building celebrates the history of both the Washington Color School and the Corcoran.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery at the Seattle Art Fair 2018 | Booth H11, August  3, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell Gallery at the Seattle Art Fair 2018 | Booth H11

August 3, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Seattle Art Fair | Booth H11
August 2 - 5, 2018

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle, a city as renowned for its natural beauty as its cultural landscape, the fair brings together the region's strong collector base; local, national, and international galleries; area museums and institutions; and an array of innovative public programming. Founded in 2015 by Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is produced by Vulcan Arts + Entertainment, and Art Market Productions.

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News: Open Studio with Eric Dever at Parrish Art Museum, July 30, 2018 - Parish Art Museum

Open Studio with Eric Dever at Parrish Art Museum

July 30, 2018 - Parish Art Museum

Open Studio for Adults: All About Color
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Free with Museum Admission
Advance registration is required.

In these free monthly studio sessions, explore painting and mixed-media with guidance from painter Eric Dever. In this session, explore a personal palette within the color spectrum.

Please register online or call 631-283-2118 x130.

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News: Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party Draws Crowds & Raises Nearly $1.3 Million, July 19, 2018 - Hampton's ArtHub

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party Draws Crowds & Raises Nearly $1.3 Million

July 19, 2018 - Hampton's ArtHub

The Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party is always a favorite in the Hamptons benefit circuit. This year, the Midsummer Pary drew nearly 500 people and raised nearly $1.3 million for the Hamptons art museum. Held on July 14, 2018 in Water Mill, the Midsummer Party honored Parrish trustee Chad Leat and artist Keith Sonnier, whose work is the subject of a solo show on view through January 29, 2019.

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News: Congratulations to Frank Wimberley for being selected as an exhibiting artist at The Heckscher Museum of Arts' Long Island Biennial, July 16, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Congratulations to Frank Wimberley for being selected as an exhibiting artist at The Heckscher Museum of Arts' Long Island Biennial

July 16, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial is a juried competition offering local artists an opportunity to show their work to a broad public in a professional Museum setting. Long Island has a rich artistic history and has long been an inspiration for artists. The Long Island Biennial receives hundreds of entries from gifted, professional, contemporary Long Island artists. The jurors will select outstanding works for inclusion in a Biennial exhibition at The Heckscher Museum, August 4 to November 11, 2018. All submissions will be shown in an online gallery on LongIslandBiennial.org

 The Long Island Biennial is a perfect opportunity for artists to showcase their work to a wide audience, and for art lovers to discover the talent that is flourishing across Suffolk and Nassau Counties,” said Lisa Chalif, Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art.

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News: Berry Campbell is Pleased to Announce its Representation of Frank Wimberley, July 10, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell is Pleased to Announce its Representation of Frank Wimberley

July 10, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are thrilled to add this talented artist to our roster and look forward to presenting an exhibition of his work in 2019.

Over the course of a career that has spanned more than fifty years, Frank Wimberley has felt abstract painting to be a continuous adventure. Now 92, the artist is a well-known presence in the art scene on the East End of Long Island and an important figure in African American art since the 1960s. Acclaimed for his dynamic, multi-layered, and sophisticated paintings, Wimberley is among the leading contemporary artists to continue in the Abstract Expressionist tradition. What has always excited him is to take the theme or feeling from the very first stroke he lays down and follow it to its particular conclusion, "very much like creating the controlled accident." His improvisational method is akin to jazz, an important part of his life and a theme in his art. Despite the spontaneity of his process, Wimberley makes each decision deliberately, respectful of what emerges and where it is going; he enjoys the surprise of arriving at definitions that seem to come to life on their own. Similarly, his works engage the viewer in their strong physicality and unpredictability as well as in their insights into the ways that pictorial experiences are perceived and understood.

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News: Summer Selections, July  6, 2018 - Wall Street International

Summer Selections

July 6, 2018 - Wall Street International

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce its annual exhibition, “SUMMER SELECTIONS,” from July 5 through August 17, 2018. Berry Campbell will present a work from each of the gallery’s represented twenty-eight artists/estates. Also, included in the show will be additional works from the gallery’s inventory by Elaine de Kooning, Nancy Graves, Paul Jenkins, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, and Wolf Kahn. This exhibition offers a chance to view a wide variety of paintings and works on paper by important mid-century and contemporary artists. Berry Campbell Gallery is located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 530 West 24th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10011. For information, please contact Christine Berry or Martha Campbell at 212.924.2178 or info@berrycampbell.com.

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News: Five museum shows you should see this summer, July  5, 2018 - Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post

Five museum shows you should see this summer

July 5, 2018 - Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post

'Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School'

The first show at the Luther W. Brady Gallery’s new, larger quarters in the former Corcoran Gallery draws mostly from George Washington University’s own collection, but it’s broadened by savvy borrowings. This impressive selection of color-field painting includes many mid-20th-century Washingtonians, and encompasses out-of-towners and recent work. Pictures by such noted D.C. colorists as Gene Davis and Anne Truitt contrast vivid colors with hard-edge geometry. Less solemn and newly painted is a 2017 canvas by New York’s Larry Poons, a onetime minimalist buoyantly reborn as an expressionist. Through Oct. 25 at George Washington University Luther W. Brady Gallery, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, 500 17th St. NW. 202-994-1525.
www2.gwu.edu/~bradyart/brady/exhibitions.html.

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News: NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through July 8, 2018, July  3, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through July 8, 2018

July 3, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

Allowing viewers the opportunity to see a wide variety of work, this annual exhibition will feature paintings and works on paper by mid-century and contemporary artists. Select works from each of the gallery’s 28 represented artists and estates will be on display, including work by Judith Godwin, Raymond Hendler, Ann Purcell and Larry Zox. Additional works from the gallery’s inventory will also be on display, including work by Elaine de Kooning, Nancy Graves, Paul Jenkins, Larry Poons, Frank Stella and Wolf Kahn.

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News: Elucidations: Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell, June 27, 2018 - Christina Kee for artcritical

Elucidations: Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell

June 27, 2018 - Christina Kee for artcritical

Talk of “purity” is usually best resisted in relation to works of visual art. What sort of uninflected content or form can really ever be referred to by it, after all? Jill Nathanson’s structured pourings of clear and vivid color, however, suggest the creator’s affinity with the powers of her painted medium in their most abstract sense. Beyond the transparency of the paint itself, which leads the viewer into impressions of these paintings as something aquatically pristine, there is an overall attitude of clarity and resolution in these strong and searching works. In contrast to much contemporary abstraction, Nathanson’s paintings have more to do with elucidation than complication, and seem distilled from deeply thought-through relationships of light, space, color and gravity.

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News: Ugo Rondinone brings us blue skies at Peter Freeman’s summer group show, June 26, 2018 - Linda Yablonsky for The Art Newspaper

Ugo Rondinone brings us blue skies at Peter Freeman’s summer group show

June 26, 2018 - Linda Yablonsky for The Art Newspaper

Every year, the arrival of June seems to have a Pavlovian effect on art dealers. Everywhere, doors open to group exhibitions, often organised by outside curators and all kinds of artists.

That is the case for the serene Summer at Peter Freeman in SoHo (until 27 July), which is also a kind of special case, chiefly because its curator was the Swiss-born New Yorker, Ugo Rondinone. He is an artist known for his deft handling of work in nearly all media and scale, but he also has an excellent track record as the curator of two, sweeping exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York, which represents him.

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News: Celebrating 100 in Style with Annie Solomon, June 19, 2018 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

Celebrating 100 in Style with Annie Solomon

June 19, 2018 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

How do you mark the miraculous milestone of a 100th birthday? If you’re Annie Solomon, renowned hostess and party giver extraordinaire, you welcome guests to your bayfront condo with plenty of great food and drink, plus a very special piece of clothing and a group photograph.

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News: ART REVIEW: Jill Nathanson Explores Deep Commitment to Color Interaction, June 18, 2018 - Peter Malone for Hamptons Art Hub

ART REVIEW: Jill Nathanson Explores Deep Commitment to Color Interaction

June 18, 2018 - Peter Malone for Hamptons Art Hub

As the exhibition title “Cadence” implies, there is a cyclical pattern to Jill Nathanson’s paintings. In the artist’s current show at Berry Campbell in Chelsea—consisting of a dozen or so pieces remaining on view through June 30—each painting returns to a fundamental premise. All of the works rely in part on an easily grasped compositional process to create subtle color relationships that in turn complicate what seems at first a predictable formula.

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News: Jill Nathanson: Cadence, June 15, 2018 - David Jacobson for Delicious Line

Jill Nathanson: Cadence

June 15, 2018 - David Jacobson for Delicious Line

Empirical Empyrean (2017), the title of one of Jill Nathanson's fifteen abstract paintings in "Cadence" at Berry Campbell, says it all. Each painting is built out of discrete, translucent color areas that thicken where they overlap. As they coalesce into fields, juxtapositions of hue prompt the eye to unify the compositions. The color transcends local incident, while the translucency generates an overall glow.

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News: Nathanson at Berry Campbell: Gossamer Radiance, June  8, 2018 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

Nathanson at Berry Campbell: Gossamer Radiance

June 8, 2018 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

At Berry Campbell in Chelsea, we have “Jill Nathanson: Cadence” (through June 30). This lovely show, of 17 shimmering veils of color, picks up where the artist’s notable last show left off, and carries the unique presence she has established on to new triumphs.

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News: The Joy of Painting, June  5, 2018 - John Link for The New Art Examiner

The Joy of Painting

June 5, 2018 - John Link for The New Art Examiner

Not many art lovers know Darby Bannard, even though he lived a long time and accomplished many things. In the late fifties, Bannard and his friend Frank Stella inspired themselves to make pictures that were very direct, to the point not many recognized them as “paintings” until almost 10 years later. In a letter to me he said the rules they followed were “the work should be very simple, flat, symmetrical and inexpressive.”( 1 ) The result, for Bannard, were pictures that can be described as direct, “in your face”.

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News: Designers, Meet Artist Jill Nathanson, June  4, 2018 - Katharine Earnhardt for Business of Home

Designers, Meet Artist Jill Nathanson

June 4, 2018 - Katharine Earnhardt for Business of Home

Today, we’re meeting Jill Nathanson, a contemporary painter whose work feels summery and uplifting, and stands out from your typical pretty abstracts. Her solo show at a New York gallery just opened, so find out what you need to know about the hows and whys of her work.

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"Summer" Exhibition Opens June 8, 2018, Featuring Works by Stephen Pace

May 30, 2018

Summer brings together 34 works by 7 artists who combine skeptical clarity with a mindful and at times humor-tinged desire to locate the intersection of spiritual and physical presence in daily life. The natural world serves as a doorway into a highly rarefied metaphysical realm where the sea of consciousness surges against the tangible world. Here all is in flux as distinctions between self and soul, body and spirit, past and present, mortification and bliss, confinement and escape all blur and waver. Summer celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth, while exploring the human connection to nature.

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News: Art review: Strong Rabkin exhibition built on a solid foundation, May 22, 2018 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

Art review: Strong Rabkin exhibition built on a solid foundation

May 22, 2018 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

Now on view at the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation in Portland is an exhibition featuring 20 works from eight of Maine’s artist-endowed foundations. Not only is it a worthy introduction to these institutions, it is a fascinating and beautifully installed exhibition.

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News: NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through May 27, 2018, May 21, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through May 27, 2018

May 21, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

An artist who belongs to the Color Field legacy, according to the gallery, Jill Nathanson is a painter who goes beyond that tradition to reduce painting to its physical essence. At Berry Campbell, Nathanson will present 19 recent works, including important large-scale paintings.

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News: Here’s the Exhibitor List for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, May 17, 2018 - Annie Armstrong for Artnews

Here’s the Exhibitor List for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

May 17, 2018 - Annie Armstrong for Artnews

Berry Campbell joins David Zwirner and Gagosian at the Seattle Art Fair in August! West Coast here we come!

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News: Tour the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, April 26, 2018 - Architectural Digest

Tour the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

April 26, 2018 - Architectural Digest

We are honored to be working with Bunny Williams and Drake/Anderson for the Kips Bay Designer Show House to raise money for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. You'll see paintings by Stanley Boxer, Charlotte Park, Stephen Pace and James Walsh.

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News: ART REVIEW: Raymond Hendler Reveals a Happier Side of Abstract Expressionism, April 12, 2018 - Charles A. Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub

ART REVIEW: Raymond Hendler Reveals a Happier Side of Abstract Expressionism

April 12, 2018 - Charles A. Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub

Should an Abstract Expressionist be allowed to be happy? This is the intriguing question asked—and definitively answered—by “Raymond Hendler (1923-1998) | Fifty Years of Painting” at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea, March 15 through April 14, 2018.

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News: Celebrating Maine's Artist-Endowed Foundations, April 10, 2018 - Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation

Celebrating Maine's Artist-Endowed Foundations

April 10, 2018 - Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation presents the exhibition "Celebrating Maine's Artist-Endowed Foundations", featuring works by artists Stephen Pace, Joan Marie Beauregard, Bob Crewe, John David Ellis, Joseph Fiore, Beverly Hallam, John Heliker, Robert LaHotan, Kenneth Noland, and Leo Rabkin. Opening reception on May 4th, 5-8pm.

 

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News: 127 Stephen Pace Works on Paper Acquired by the Brown University Library, March 31, 2018

127 Stephen Pace Works on Paper Acquired by the Brown University Library

March 31, 2018

The Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection of the Brown University Library, Providence, RI, acquired 127 Stephen Pace World War II works on paper from the Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation.

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"Walter Darby Bannard | 1959-1962" Opens April 26 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

March 31, 2018

"Walter Darby Bannard | 1959-1962" museum exhibition opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. From April 26 to September 9, 2018.

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News: The Shoreline Beckons in the Art of Returning Native Son Mike Solomon, March 15, 2018 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

The Shoreline Beckons in the Art of Returning Native Son Mike Solomon

March 15, 2018 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

Along with passions for music and surfing, visual art—and his faith—have filled Solomon’s existence ever since. But, as with any artist, it’s been a complex journey to the point in his career where he stands now, with works in the permanent collections of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Cantor Fitzgerald Collection in New York, the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton and the Parrish Art Museum, among others, as well as the private collections of playwright Edward Albee, artist Dan Flavin, architect-artist Richard Meier and others.

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News: Week at a Glance - Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting, March 14, 2018 - artcritical

Week at a Glance - Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting

March 14, 2018 - artcritical

Career overview of a significant AbExer who started his career in Paris in the circle of Joan Mitchell and Sam Francis and went on to provide an important conduit in the 1950s to avant garde stirrings in Philadelphia.

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News: Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Susan Vecsey Photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner, March  9, 2018

Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Susan Vecsey Photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner

March 9, 2018

Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Susan Vecsey photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards dinner on March 5, 2018.

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News: Christine Berry and Susan Vecsey Photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner, March  9, 2018

Christine Berry and Susan Vecsey Photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner

March 9, 2018

Susan Vecsey and Christine Berry photographed at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards dinner on March 5, 2018.

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News: Susan Vecsey, Eric Dever, and Christine Berry at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner, March  9, 2018

Susan Vecsey, Eric Dever, and Christine Berry at the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards Dinner

March 9, 2018

Susan Vecsey, Eric Dever, and Christine Berry head in to the Rainbow Room for the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Awards dinner on March 5, 2018.

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"John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s" Featured in Artnet's Daily Newsletter

March 6, 2018 - Artnet

Berry Campbell's current exhibit, "John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s", is featured in Artnet's daily newsletter. The exhibit is on view until March 10, 2018.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting, March  3, 2018 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting

March 3, 2018 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by RAYMOND HENDLER from March 15 through April 14, 2018, in New York. This is Berry Campbell’s third solo exhibition of Hendler’s work. After focusing on particular periods of the artist’s oeuvre, the gallery has curated a small survey of the artist’s entire career, allowing visitors to see the transitions from early gestural abstraction to tighter more graphic forms. The opening reception for “Raymond Hendler: Fifty Years of Painting” is Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8pm.

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News: Art

Art "In Our Hands" - Highlights of Art Wynwood 2018

February 28, 2018 - Widewalls

From February 15th-19th, 2018, the seventh edition of Art Wynwood welcomed more than 25,500 guests to its new location, the former site of the Miami Herald that overlooks beautiful Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami. Art collectors and enthusiasts could find contemporary and modern art from emerging talent, mid-career artists, blue chip, post-war and modern masters showcasing a dynamic array of murals, pop surrealism, street art and other genres.

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News: John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, February 15, 2018 - Kim Uchiyama for Delicious Line

John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s

February 15, 2018 - Kim Uchiyama for Delicious Line

The structured forms of John Opper's paintings during these two decades investigate a broad yet surprisingly intimate range of color relationships that evoke subtle, lasting emotion.

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News: Susan Vecsey Highlighted at 2018 Art Wynwood Fair, February 14, 2018 - Art Wynwood

Susan Vecsey Highlighted at 2018 Art Wynwood Fair

February 14, 2018 - Art Wynwood

Susan Vecsey's Untitled (Blue/Grey), 2017 is highlighted in Art Wynwood's preview email. Join us Thursday night for the VIP preview/reception, 6-10pm. 

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News: The Go-for-Broke Renovation, February 13, 2018 - Tim McKeough for the New York Times

The Go-for-Broke Renovation

February 13, 2018 - Tim McKeough for the New York Times

Thanks to interior designer Katherine Hammond and architects CWB Architects for including Jill Nathanson’s painting “Untouchable Day” in their transformative renovation of a Brooklyn Townhouse.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Special Exhibition JOHN OPPER, Paintings from the 1960s to 1970s, February  7, 2018 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery Presents Special Exhibition JOHN OPPER, Paintings from the 1960s to 1970s

February 7, 2018 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by JOHN OPPER from February 8 through March 10, 2018. The opening reception for John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s” is Thursday, February 8 from 6 to 8 pm.  This is Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Opper’s work since announcing the representation of his estate a year ago.

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News: John Opper

John Opper "Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s" curated by Christine Berry, Martha Campbell at Berry Campbell

February 6, 2018 - Artcards

John Opper "Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s" curated by Christine Berry, Martha Campbell at Berry Campbell

530 W 24 street, New York
Feb 8 - Mar 10, 2018

 

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News: Terry Adkins, Donald Judd Exhibitions Open Spring 2018 At ICA Miami, February  5, 2018 - Broadway World

Terry Adkins, Donald Judd Exhibitions Open Spring 2018 At ICA Miami

February 5, 2018 - Broadway World

This spring, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will mount major solo exhibitions for Terry Adkins and Donald Judd, alongside an exhibition of works by Francis Alÿs, a tribute to Walter Darby Bannard, and a commissioned project by emerging artist Diamond Stingily. Highlighting experimental practices from 1959 to present day, ICA Miami's spring exhibitions reflect the museum's commitment to advancing scholarship on artists at all stages of their careers.

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News: Gallery Chronicle, February  2, 2018 - James Panero for New Criterion

Gallery Chronicle

February 2, 2018 - James Panero for New Criterion

The paintings of Ann Purcell are a tour de force of abstract mechanics. At Chelsea’s Berry Campbell gallery, an impressive selection from her “Caravan Series” of the late 1970s and early 1980s is now on view. 

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News: John Opper, February  2, 2018 - Wall Street International

John Opper

February 2, 2018 - Wall Street International

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by John Opper from February 8 through March 10, 2018. The opening reception for “John Opper: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s” is Thursday, February 8 from 6 to 8 pm. This is Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Opper’s work since announcing the representation of his estate a year ago.

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News:

"Judith Loves Martha" Premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

January 31, 2018

Judith Loves Martha, a short film about Judith Godwin and Martha Graham, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Anna Gaskell.

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News: John Opper Online Catalogue Now Available, January 30, 2018 - Berry Campbell

John Opper Online Catalogue Now Available

January 30, 2018 - Berry Campbell

We are preparing for our John Opper exhibition opening on February 8, 2018. Please read our online catalogue to learn more about the artist and his career.

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News: Watch Ann Purcell's Opening Event Video , January 30, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Watch Ann Purcell's Opening Event Video

January 30, 2018 - Berry Campbell

Thank you Ann Purcell for a wonderful opening event! Thank you everyone for joining us! 
Watch the video to see us celebrating!

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News: Ann Purcell’s Paintings Mix the New York School with the Free-For-All 1980s, January 19, 2018 - R.C. Baker for The Village Voice

Ann Purcell’s Paintings Mix the New York School with the Free-For-All 1980s

January 19, 2018 - R.C. Baker for The Village Voice

Modernist with a vengeance, the paintings in Ann Purcell’s “Caravan Series” range from five-to-six-feet-high or -wide, an expanse an energetic Abstract Expressionist could cover with one step and a sweeping arm.

Yet Purcell, who was born in Washington, D.C., in 1941, was too young to be part of the New York School artists’ postwar pas de deux with their canvases. Rather than de Kooning’s voluptuous strokes or Pollock’s animated splatters, Purcell’s early-1980s imagery has a fractured grace that reverberates with that era’s garish excesses. It was a time not unlike our own—Ronald Reagan was in the White House and the boorish extravagances of Wall Street’s budding Masters of the Universe were chalked up to its being “Morning in America,” after the drip-drip-drip revelations of Watergate in the first half of the ’70s and Jimmy Carter’s dithering in the second.

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News: Artists Round-Up: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Fair, January 13, 2018 - Blouin ArtInfo

Artists Round-Up: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Fair

January 13, 2018 - Blouin ArtInfo

An Abstract Expressionist painter, Syd Solomon, held important roles in the art communities of Sarasota, Florida, and East Hampton, New York. He began painting in high school in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where he was an All-American football player. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1935 to 1938. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the war effort. He was assigned to the 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment of the US Army where he was able to hone his artistic skills by creating camouflage from the air, which protected the airfields being built by the battalion.

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News: Susan Vecsey in Veranda Magazine (Jan/Feb 2018), January  5, 2018 - Veranda Magazine

Susan Vecsey in Veranda Magazine (Jan/Feb 2018)

January 5, 2018 - Veranda Magazine

With postcard vistas of Central Park, a Manhattan apartment blends classic architecture with cosmopolitan style. Chair in a Fox Linton linen, Quintus; lamp, Visual Comfort; painting, Susan Vecsey. | Photo: Simon Upton; Interior Design: Tammy Connor

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News: NYC Gallery Scene - Highlights Through January 7, 2018, January  2, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

NYC Gallery Scene - Highlights Through January 7, 2018

January 2, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

Start the New Year off right by checking out our top picks for gallery shows opening in New York City. Galleries in Chelsea, Downtown and Brooklyn showcasing painting, sculpture, collage, photography and work that blends genres. The shows consider dualities of form, inspiration from architecture, new directions in portraiture and the challenges of the past year. Below, check out our selection of highlights for the NYC gallery scene through January 7, 2018.

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News: In Pursuit of Abstraction, December 26, 2017 - Jean Lawlor Cohen for IN New York

In Pursuit of Abstraction

December 26, 2017 - Jean Lawlor Cohen for IN New York

When Ann Purcell was a young painter and art teacher in Washington, D.C., she came to know two artists she now considers mentors—Gene Davis, famed for his vertical stripes, and Jacob Kainen, who influenced generations of artists with his wisdom, independence and work ethic. Those two, in their prime years, had solved their own formal problems during the heyday of America’s most influential critic—the legendary Clement Greenberg. Much later, Purcell had a five-hour encounter with Greenberg, a studio visit when the man pointed to “Lascaux,” her first so-called “Caravan,” and said, “Do more of these.” 

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News: Ann Purcell, December 21, 2017 - Wall Street International

Ann Purcell

December 21, 2017 - Wall Street International

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings from the 1980s by Ann Purcell from January 4 through February 3, 2018. For Ann Purcell, a nationally recognized artist, whose abstract work is represented in museums across the United States, process is a critical factor. The gestural and alive qualities of her paintings, collages, and works on paper reflect her use of process as a means of expression and exploration, as she works within tensions of paradox, ambiguity, duality, and contradiction.

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News: Albert Stadler: Studies in Color, December 19, 2017 - Harold E. Porcher for Doyle

Albert Stadler: Studies in Color

December 19, 2017 - Harold E. Porcher for Doyle

NEW YORK, NY -- On view through December 22, 2017 at Berry Campbell Gallery is “Albert Stadler: Studies in Color.” This exhibition presents twenty-one works dated from 1973-1986. “Studies in Color” is the second one-person show of Stadler’s paintings held at Berry Campbell; the first, which ran from September 11 through October 11, 2014, featured Stadler’s works from the 1960s. The two shows juxtaposed show an evolution in technique and palette range with a constant devotion to color.

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News: Art Roundup: New York City, Fall 2017 Highlights, December 19, 2017 - Emilia Dubicki for The Woven Tale Press

Art Roundup: New York City, Fall 2017 Highlights

December 19, 2017 - Emilia Dubicki for The Woven Tale Press

On my last visit to Chelsea, a must-see was the Syd Solomon show at the Berry Campbell gallery. Surveying all the paintings in this show, one can quickly see that Syd Solomon, an abstract painter who from 1959 and for the next thirty-five years split his time between Sarasota and the Hamptons, lived to paint. These works, from the ’70s and ’80s, today still look fresh and energetic; the aerosol enamel and acrylic paint he used is vibrant. The paintings are composed of exuberant swaths of color, his northern and southern coastal imagery melding together, collage-like. In “Morning Light Signs” the flotsam and jetsam of pink and orange recede and return to the foreground as if floating. There is an excitement to Solomon’s abstraction, as in “Lunareach,” where ribbons of orange and yellow tangle in an infinite darkened distance.

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News: Patrick McMullan Photographed Martha Campbell and Christine Berry, December 18, 2017

Patrick McMullan Photographed Martha Campbell and Christine Berry

December 18, 2017

Patrick McMullan photographed Martha Campbell and Christine Berry of Berry Campbell gallery at Art Miami 2017.

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News: Perle Fine/Margaret Louppe: New York/Paris, December 13, 2017 - Rose-Carol Washton Long for Delicious Line

Perle Fine/Margaret Louppe: New York/Paris

December 13, 2017 - Rose-Carol Washton Long for Delicious Line

The pairing of the painters Perle Fine and Marguerite Louppe opens corresponding windows on two vibrant art scenes of the 20th century: New York's AbEx, and Paris from the 1930s to the '60s. They were remarkable colorists, Louppe with her geometric, purist landscapes and still lifes in rich earth tones, and Fine with her luminous Prescience series.

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News: Albert Stadler Exhibit Dazzles at Berry Campbell Gallery, November 17, 2017 - William Wolf for Wolf Entertainment Guide

Albert Stadler Exhibit Dazzles at Berry Campbell Gallery

November 17, 2017 - William Wolf for Wolf Entertainment Guide

Even before entering the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea, one can see through the broad window paintings that glow with amazing use of color. They are the works of important artist Albert Stadler (1923-2000), honored with the current show that runs through December 22 at the gallery owned by Christine A. Berry and Martha Campbell. The exhibit is appropriately called “Albert Stadler—Studies in Color.”

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News: Canada's Newest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Saskatoon, November 13, 2017 - Claire Voon for Hyperallergic

Canada's Newest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Saskatoon

November 13, 2017 - Claire Voon for Hyperallergic

Some have called it the “Paris of the Prairies.” It’s a nickname that now seems even more apt for the fast-growing city of Saskatoon, which last month celebrated the opening of Canada’s newest modern and contemporary art museum. The Remai Modern houses works by renowned Canadian and international artists as well as the largest collection of Picasso linocuts, and it aspires to be a world-class attraction that draws tourists to this urban center of Saskatchewan.

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News: Albert Stadler, November 11, 2017 - Wall Street International

Albert Stadler

November 11, 2017 - Wall Street International

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce a special exhibition of paintings by Albert Stadler (1923-2000) from November 16 through December 22, 2017. Albert Stadler was a leading figure in the rise of color abstraction in the mid-1960s, addressing the nature of the optical experience in art. This exhibition at Berry Campbell will highlight these developments in Stadler’s career focusing on paintings from the 1970s and 1980s. The opening reception for Albert Stadler: Studies in Color is Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8 pm. In the catalogue for Albert Stadler’s first solo exhibition held at Bennington College in 1962, he stated that he saw his canvases as invitations “for the viewer to participate in events, in the activity of color and the relativity of space.” For Stadler, “space . . . and the “to illuminate and elucidate all parts of a painting,” while allowing viewers the opportunity to find their own way through an image. Creating both hard-edge and more ethereal paintings, Stadler united directions in Color Field and Minimalist art, often bridging the gap between the intellectual and sensual and the conceptual and spiritual.

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News: Syd Solomon (1917-2004) Time and Tide: A Centenary Exhibition, November  9, 2017 - Franklin Einspruch for Delicious Line

Syd Solomon (1917-2004) Time and Tide: A Centenary Exhibition

November 9, 2017 - Franklin Einspruch for Delicious Line

In this exhibition's museum-quality catalogue, Gail Levin makes a plausible case that we don't know Syd Solomon better only because he enlisted. The mildly infirm and the conscientious objectors were able to form their art in the modernist heyday of early-1940s New York City while Solomon was off earning Bronze Stars and contracting frostbite in the Battle of the Bulge.

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News: At 99, Annie Solomon Remains a Bright Light in the Local Arts Scene, October 30, 2017 - Charlie Husking for Sarasota Magazine

At 99, Annie Solomon Remains a Bright Light in the Local Arts Scene

October 30, 2017 - Charlie Husking for Sarasota Magazine

When 99-year-old Annie Solomon attends an opening at an art gallery, she’s as much of a focal point as the paintings on the walls. Artists, art lovers, students and retirees all want to hang out with her.

Some admire her because she’s a vibrant link to Sarasota’s days as an arts colony in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. The widow of abstract expressionist painter Syd Solomon, she has clear memories of those bohemian times, when she and Syd hosted parties for local artists, writers and musicians, as well as famous visitors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Elia Kazan and Betty Friedan.

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News: Brooklyn Heights Showhouse Designed By Glenn Glissler, October 27, 2017

Brooklyn Heights Showhouse Designed By Glenn Glissler

October 27, 2017

Glenn Glissler designed a space at the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse with pieces of artwork by Judith Godwin, Dan Christensen, Larry Zox, and Walter Darby Bannard from Berry Campbell gallery.

 

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News: Essential Info: Winter Sunday at The Ringling, October 26, 2017 - Alice Murphy for Sarasota Magazine

Essential Info: Winter Sunday at The Ringling

October 26, 2017 - Alice Murphy for Sarasota Magazine

Jon Schueler was part of the second wave of Abstract Expressionists in the mid-20th century. He did not begin painting until later in life, writing briefly for the New Haven Evening Register and then joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in September 1941. As a B-17 navigator stationed in England, he flew missions over France and Germany. Schueler was hospitalized and discharged in 1944, and following the war taught English at the University of San Francisco. He became increasingly interested in painting and at age 31 enrolled under the G.I. Bill at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco Art Institute.)

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News: Syd Solomon Emerges From Camouflage, October 26, 2017 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

Syd Solomon Emerges From Camouflage

October 26, 2017 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

There is a natural tendency among art historians, critics, curators, and even in human nature to place people, places, and things in categories, eras, styles, periods. It helps make sense of how ideas and objects fit into a continuum, or where they fall along the timeline. At the centenary of Syd Solomon’s birth, it is time to free the artist from these constraints and celebrate him for his unique contributions, which is what “Syd Solomon: Time and Tide,” a show at the Berry Campbell Gallery in New York City, does eloquently.

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News: Perle Fine/Marguerite Louppe: New York/Paris , October 26, 2017 - Curated by William Corwin

Perle Fine/Marguerite Louppe: New York/Paris

October 26, 2017 - Curated by William Corwin

The exhibition contrasts the lives of two women painters, one working in New York and the other across the Atlantic in Paris, who lived and were active for the same period of time, existing in the parallel art worlds of abstract painters and modernist Paris. Louppe lived from 1902-1988 and Fine from 1905-1988. The exhibition will place emphasis on the artists’ work; their style, use of material and aesthetic inspirations, accompanied by a consideration of the art scenes they emerged from and contributed to so vibrantly.

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News: Spotlight on: Martha Campbell, October 25, 2017 - Arternal

Spotlight on: Martha Campbell

October 25, 2017 - Arternal

Welcome to our first Spotlight post. We will be conducting a series of interviews with art world leaders who inspire us, by going beyond the white walls to get their thoughts on everything from the future of the art market, to their go-to neighborhood eateries.

First up is Martha Campbell, an art world veteran who began her career at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and then worked for several years in the gallery world at Spanierman Modern in New York City before founding her own gallery with Christine Berry.

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News: Syd Solomon: Time and Tide, October 19, 2017 - NYC-Arts

Syd Solomon: Time and Tide

October 19, 2017 - NYC-Arts

Celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth, “Syd Solomon: Time and Tide” showcases his renowned works. Born in Pennsylvania and a student of the Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon used his artistic skill to create camouflage instruction manuals during WWII. After the war, Solomon experimented with new synthetic media, the precursors to acrylic paints, which put him at the forefront of technical innovations in his generation

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News: See How 16 Designers Pulled Out All the Stops to Decorate a Brownstone for the Heights Showhouse, October 18, 2017 - Liz Sadler Cryan for Brownstoner

See How 16 Designers Pulled Out All the Stops to Decorate a Brownstone for the Heights Showhouse

October 18, 2017 - Liz Sadler Cryan for Brownstoner

If you are an interior design buff who goes bananas over brass and gaga over grasscloth, then don’t miss the first-ever Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse. Sixteen designers have filled four floors of the 150-year-old brownstone at 32 Livingston Street with lavish furniture, art, wallpaper, carpets and cabinetry to create showstopping rooms that combine modern design with the home’s original detail.Each designer tackled one room of the nearly 7,000-square-foot Neo-Grec house, which is on loan from its longtime owners, Karin and Saul Cooper.

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News: The Art Scene: 10.12.17, October 12, 2017 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

The Art Scene: 10.12.17

October 12, 2017 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star

“Syd Solomon: Time and Tide,” a centenary exhibition of paintings by the influential Abstract Expressionist, will open tonight at 6 with a reception at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea. It will run through Nov. 11.

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Brooklyn Heights Showhouse A "Huge Success"

October 8, 2017 - Teresa Genaro for Brooklyn Heights Blog

Following the cancellation of the Brooklyn Heights house tour because the age of ubiquitous social media made homeowners uneasy, the Brooklyn Heights Association is presenting Showhouse at 32 Livingston Street from 11 am – 5 pm every day except Monday through November 5. Last entry is at 4 pm. Showhouse features the work of more than a dozen designers, along with products for the home, wallpaper, furniture, and fixtures, many of them created right here in the borough.

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News: Ai Weiwei and Christine Berry at the Premiere of Human Flow, October  8, 2017

Ai Weiwei and Christine Berry at the Premiere of Human Flow

October 8, 2017

Ai Weiwei and Christine Berry of Berry Campbell gallery photographed together at the premiere of his new film, Human Flow.

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News: Exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery celebrates the centenary of Syd Solomon's birth, October  1, 2017 - Artdaily.org

Exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery celebrates the centenary of Syd Solomon's birth

October 1, 2017 - Artdaily.org

Berry Campbell Gallery announces an exhibition of paintings by Syd Solomon to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Syd Solomon: Time and Tide will open on October 12 and run through November 11, 2017. This centenary exhibition precedes the artist’s traveling museum retrospective to open at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, in October 2018. The retrospective, which will also travel to the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, is accompanied by a 96-page exhibition catalogue with essays by Dr. Gail Levin, Michael Auping, Mike Solomon, and George Bolge. 

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News: Review: Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell, September 30, 2017 - Jonathan Goodman for Whitehot Magazine

Review: Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell

September 30, 2017 - Jonathan Goodman for Whitehot Magazine

Syd Solomon (1917-2004), the gifted abstract-expressionist painter, was well recognized as an artist in the middle of the last century, especially in the early 1960s. He kept studios in East Hampton and Sarasota in Florida, spending time in both places during the course of the year. Solomon established an art presence in Sarasota, bringing in artists such as James Brooks and Larry Rivers to participate in the community there, as well as teaching at Sarasota’s Institute of Fine Art, the educational center he founded at New College. In the East Hamptons, he met Pollock, de Kooning, and Kline. His work, an attractive amalgam of bright colors and mostly organic shapes, feels as if it were heavily influenced by his experience of landscape. As a noted member of the abstract expressionists’ first generation, Solomon played a distinctive role as an artist who brought people together, at the same time developing a compelling style of his own. This style can’t be clearly tied to any particular colleague, but takes part in a playfully exuberant use of color only barely contained by the natural forms that they fill. Living as Solomon did in places of unusual beauty, it seems inevitable that his art would reflect his surroundings. 

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery Presents a Centenary Exhibition of Syd Solomon, September 26, 2017 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery Presents a Centenary Exhibition of Syd Solomon

September 26, 2017 - Art Fix Daily

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by SYD SOLOMON (1917-2004) to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Syd Solomon: Time and Tide will open on October 12 and run through November 11, 2017. This centenary exhibition precedes the artist’s traveling museum retrospective to open at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, in October 2018. The retrospective, which will also travel to the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, is accompanied by a 96-page exhibition catalogue with essays by Dr. Gail Levin, Michael Auping, Mike Solomon, and George Bolge. The opening reception for Syd Solomon: Time and Tide is Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 8 pm.

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News: Yvonne Thomas, September 14, 2017 - Wall Street International

Yvonne Thomas

September 14, 2017 - Wall Street International

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Yvonne Thomas (1913-2009). The gallery will present nineteen paintings from 1950-1962. Berry Campbell is now representing the Estate of Yvonne Thomas. Throughout a career lasting over fifty years, Yvonne Thomas blended the intuitive freedom of Abstract Expressionism with the symbolic language of form and color.

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News: Larry Zox Review in Artforum, September  1, 2017 - Donald Kuspit for Artforum

Larry Zox Review in Artforum

September 1, 2017 - Donald Kuspit for Artforum

It’s hard to categorize Larry Zox’s painting, though many have tried. In 1965, his work appeared in the exhibition “Shape and Structure,” organized by Frank Stella and Henry Geldzahler, which positioned the artist’s work amid hard-edge Color Field painting and Minimalism. A year later, Lawrence Alloway included Zox’s art in the show “Systemic Painting,” implying the work is best understood as an example of repetition and systemization, then supposedly the new “in” thing. This exhibition at Berry Campbell, however, demonstrated that Zox’s work betrays these categories. The eighteen pieces displayed (four small works on paper, fourteen on canvas) don’t have the reductive look of Minimalism—their colors don’t form a uniform field—and their structures can’t be regarded as systems. The repetitions that occur in them tend to be limited, giving them an odd inconclusiveness, and with that a peculiarly absurd, irksome quality. 

 

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News: 11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas, June 28, 2017 - Alex Gotthardt for Artsy

11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas

June 28, 2017 - Alex Gotthardt for Artsy

Abstract Expressionism is largely remembered as a movement defined by the paint-slinging, hard-drinking machismo of its poster boys Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. But the women who helped develop and push the style forward have largely fallen out of the art-historical spotlight, marginalized during their careers (and now in history books) as students, disciples, or wives of the their more-famous male counterparts rather than pioneers in their own right. (An exception is Helen Frankenthaler, whose transcendent oeuvre is often the only female practice referred to in scholarship and exhibitions around action painting.)

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News: Art Display by Vecsey Opens at John Jermain Memorial Library, June 21, 2017 - Sag Harbor Express

Art Display by Vecsey Opens at John Jermain Memorial Library

June 21, 2017 - Sag Harbor Express

The John Jermain Memorial Library will present an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by East Hampton artist Susan Vecsey. This exhibition runs through September 4 with an opening reception July 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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News: ART REVIEW: Mike Solomon Works Concentrate Attention and Tease Perception, June 12, 2017 - Peter Malone for Hamptons Art Hub

ART REVIEW: Mike Solomon Works Concentrate Attention and Tease Perception

June 12, 2017 - Peter Malone for Hamptons Art Hub

New paintings by Mike Solomon embrace an unusual variety of formal ambiguity. Uniquely and unexpectedly reticent, his resin-constructed panels, most of which fall within easel scale, present the viewer with out of focus fields of color that are compelling while still offering resistance to optical navigation. Currently exhibited in "Mike Solomon: Immediate Splendor" at Berry Campbell in New York, these works insist instead on a viewer’s steady and indeterminate gaze. Objectively speaking, they may be said to cultivate a realization of Hans Hoffman’s push-and-pull that is frozen in time.

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News: Eric Dever: Light, Energy and Matter, May 26, 2017 - John Jackson for LMU Library News

Eric Dever: Light, Energy and Matter

May 26, 2017 - John Jackson for LMU Library News

The William H. Hannon Library, and Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University, are pleased to present, Eric Dever: Light, Energy and Matter, an exhibition of 45 paintings which brings the viewer on a journey, similar to the path of the artist himself.

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News: A Son Reflects on Larry Zox and Their East Hampton Roots, May 19, 2017 - Alexander Zox for Hamptons Art Hub

A Son Reflects on Larry Zox and Their East Hampton Roots

May 19, 2017 - Alexander Zox for Hamptons Art Hub

On the occasion of the current Larry Zox exhibition at Berry Campbell gallery in New York City, closing May 26, 2017, the artist's son Alexander Zox submitted this personal essay about his father and his family’s relationship to East Hampton and the East End of Long Island.

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News: Big, Bold Color: Larry Zox At Berry Campbell Gallery, May  1, 2017 - Chris Hopkins for Incollect

Big, Bold Color: Larry Zox At Berry Campbell Gallery

May 1, 2017 - Chris Hopkins for Incollect

Pedestrians walking by Berry Campbell, site of a new exhibition dedicated to Larry Zox (1937-2006), all have the same reaction.

“You look through the window, and it’s like, ‘Wow!’” says Christine A. Berry, co-owner of the gallery on West 24th Street, in Chelsea. “You’re whacked in the face by bold reds, and next to that, you may see a soft seafoam green. It’s a very powerful show, with bold compositions and beautiful colors.”

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News: Larry Zox, April 25, 2017 - Kim Uchiyama for Delicious Line

Larry Zox

April 25, 2017 - Kim Uchiyama for Delicious Line

The vibrant geometric paintings of Larry Zox from the 1960s employ strategies that continue to influence contemporary abstraction. A jazzy, muscular narrative fuels these works. Zox used diagonals to break up languid horizontal elements grounded in landscape.

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News: Larry Zox at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, April 18, 2017 - Blouin ArtInfo

Larry Zox at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York

April 18, 2017 - Blouin ArtInfo

Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, presents an exhibition of works by American painter, printmaker, and Abstract Expressionist Larry Zox (1937-2006) that will run from April 20 through May 26, 2017.

The selection of works on display explores the artist’s intense and vibrantly colored geometric abstractions that question and violate symmetry. His paintings reveal an artist who is a master of composition challenging the possibilities of Post-Painterly Abstraction and Minimalist pictorial conventions. Zox’s works are represented in over one hundred museum collections. What he strived for was to arrive at the specific character and quality of each painting in and for itself.

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News: Eric Dever's Year of Discovery, April  6, 2017 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

Eric Dever's Year of Discovery

April 6, 2017 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed the same idiom in his painting, with a square canvas and a limited palette. It served him well, with many group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally.

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News: Raymond Hendler in British Vogue, March 15, 2017 - British Vogue

Raymond Hendler in British Vogue

March 15, 2017 - British Vogue

Raymond Hendler is featured in British Vogue! Thanks to Ruth and Tom Chapman of MATCHESFASHION.COM Man--two of our favorite clients. The credit reads: "The painting above our dining room fireplace is by Raymond Hender, bought at Berry Campbell, a favorite gallery in New York's Chelsea."

News: Live in the Historic Woolworth Building for $26.4 Million, March 14, 2017 - Melissa Minton for Architectural Digest

Live in the Historic Woolworth Building for $26.4 Million

March 14, 2017 - Melissa Minton for Architectural Digest

You may know the Woolworth Building as one of the most historic places in the United States, formerly housing a shopping mall, but now it's getting a different title: luxury apartment building. Completed in 1913, it stood as the tallest building in the world until 1930, when the Chrysler Building was erected. The top thirty floors have been converted to residences, though the 33 units are still under construction, which will include full-floor homes on the market for $26.4 million. Designed by French architect and designer Thierry Despont, all of the apartments feature custom kitchens with Dada cabinetry, Calacatta Caldia marble countertops and backsplashes, solid oak herringbone floors, and a suite of integrated Miele appliances. The building's amenities include a pool, spa, and sauna; a wine cellar and tasting room; and an exclusive entertainment salon. With one-bedroom units starting at $4.6 million, it may be worth it to live in the "cathedral in the sky."

Below is a model apartment, decorated by Alan Tanksley, which represents 2–3 bedroom units that will be priced around $9.5 million.

News: Dan Christensen: Late Calligraphic Stains at Berry Campbell Gallery, February 27, 2017 - Jennifer Wolf

Dan Christensen: Late Calligraphic Stains at Berry Campbell Gallery

February 27, 2017 - Jennifer Wolf

Berry Campbell’s current exhibition highlighting the stain paintings from the last decade of Dan Christensen’s career brings to life an intriguing body of work from a perhaps under the radar artist working in the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field traditions at the close of the twentieth century. The works included in this aptly titled “Late Calligraphic Stains” exhibition hearken back to the work of icons of mid-century art history: Pollock, Rothko, and Twombly among them, but Christensen’s handling brings something truly unique to the conversation.

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News: Dan Christensen’s ‘Late Calligraphic Stains’ at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, February  8, 2017 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

Dan Christensen’s ‘Late Calligraphic Stains’ at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York

February 8, 2017 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

Berry Campbell, New York presents an exhibition of paintings by late artist Dan Christensen (1942-2007) that will run from February 9 through March 11, 2017.     

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News: Eric Dever's Paintings Chosen for U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, January 26, 2017 - Star Staff for East Hampton Star

Eric Dever's Paintings Chosen for U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong

January 26, 2017 - Star Staff for East Hampton Star

The United States Consulate in Hong Kong is currently exhibiting two paintings by Eric Dever, who has a house in Bridgehampton. “NSIBTW-40” is an oil on canvas measuring 72 inches square; “NSIBTW-22” is an oil on linen of the same dimensions. 

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News: Secret Hamptons spots to visit during the off-season, January 26, 2017 - Roberta Bernstein for New York Post

Secret Hamptons spots to visit during the off-season

January 26, 2017 - Roberta Bernstein for New York Post

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill

In 2012, the venerable 120-year-old museum moved from Southampton to a stunning Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on 14 acres of meadow in Water Mill. The collection ranges from the 19th- to 21st-century (adults $12 , seniors $9, children under 18 free).

News: COLORFUL ADDITIONS EXPAND MOCA’S PERMANENT COLLECTION, January 25, 2017 - Denise M. Reagan

COLORFUL ADDITIONS EXPAND MOCA’S PERMANENT COLLECTION

January 25, 2017 - Denise M. Reagan

 

Some of the additions are featured in The Evolution of Mark-making, now on display on the second floor. Project Atrium artist Shinique Smith donated her Something from Nothing Bundle (2008). The hanging satellite contains clothing and accessories donated to a church in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which came to the artist when New Orleans refused clothing in lieu of funds.

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News: Artists You Need To Know On Instagram In Early 2017, January 15, 2017 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine

Artists You Need To Know On Instagram In Early 2017

January 15, 2017 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine

Artists have been in constant production right up to the last days of 2016. Here are some images of new art that we have been noticing on Instagram in early 2017. Some of the work here is known to me already or collaborators of Whitehot Magazine and some unknown - mostly great artists to watch.

Let the games begin...WM

News: When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U., January 12, 2017 - Holland Cotter for the New York Times

When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U.

January 12, 2017 - Holland Cotter for the New York Times

When a call went out online recently for an art world protest strike — “no work, no school, no business” — on Inauguration Day, more than 200 artists, most based in New York, many well known, quickly signed on. In numbers, they represent a mere fraction of the present art world, and there was reason to expect the list would grow. By contrast, in New York in the 1950s, 200 artists pretty much were that world, and one divided into several barely tangent circles.    

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News: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR: PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY INAUGURAL FAIR PRESENTED BY ART MIAMI, January 10, 2017 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR: PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY INAUGURAL FAIR PRESENTED BY ART MIAMI

January 10, 2017 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

Jill Nathanson is a talented painter who makes magic on canvas by using a technique of poured polymer, which forms overlapping layers of translucency that provide unfamiliar albeit fresh gorgeous hues and are delightful to examine and savor. Over the last four decades, she has deepened her study of color dynamics through methodically delving into chance and risk to ultimately create unity. Berry Campbell, New York. (http://www.berrycampbell.com/)    

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News: Walter Darby Bannard (1934–2016), December 13, 2016 - Barbara Rose

Walter Darby Bannard (1934–2016)

December 13, 2016 - Barbara Rose

WALTER DARBY BANNARD WAS BORN TO WIN. He was the perfect American, a taller, more physically imposing but equally charming version of Warren Beatty, smiling and savvy, brilliant but mischievous. He could have been a movie star, a tennis pro, or at the very least a successful banker sporting a navy blazer and Exeter and Princeton degrees. But he wanted none of what the world could offer him.    

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News: The Permanent Collection: Materiality and Process” Opens at The Parrish Art Museum, December 12, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub

The Permanent Collection: Materiality and Process” Opens at The Parrish Art Museum

December 12, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub

The exhibition "Material Witness" speaks to the sheer physical presence of paint itself and how the artist’s application and use of color creates radiant and dynamic effects. In Blinds and Shades, Josh Dayton literally extends the painted surface by attaching sculptural forms to the canvas, while Herman Cherry and John Opper use color to create paintings that seem to vibrate with energy. Willem de Kooning’s ribbon-like strokes, cascading in swathes of vibrant color, attest to the primacy of the material substance in the evolution of painting. Six of the eight paintings in this exhibition are on view for the first time at the Parrish's Water Mill location.    

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News: Bridgehampton artist Eric Dever's painting NSIBTW 50 was acquired for the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection. , November 16, 2016 - Pat Rogers for Hamptons Art Hub

Bridgehampton artist Eric Dever's painting NSIBTW 50 was acquired for the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection.

November 16, 2016 - Pat Rogers for Hamptons Art Hub

Bridgehampton artist Eric Dever's painting NSIBTW 50 was acquired for the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection. He is represented by Berry Campbell gallery in New York.

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News: WALTER DARBY BANNARD (1934-2016): HE TOUCHED A LOT OF LIVES, November  1, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

WALTER DARBY BANNARD (1934-2016): HE TOUCHED A LOT OF LIVES

November 1, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

When word broke on Facebook on October 2 that Walter Darby Bannard had died, I received more than the ordinary number of worried or consolatory emails. This was proof, if I needed any, that he was widely known and loved, not only for his fine painting but also for his teaching, for his role as dauntless defender of modernism in print, and for simply being a very nice guy. More    

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News: Modernism isn’t a style, he insisted, it’s a working attitude. Walter Darby Bannard, 1934 to 2016, October 26, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch

Modernism isn’t a style, he insisted, it’s a working attitude. Walter Darby Bannard, 1934 to 2016

October 26, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch

The magnificent painter Elisabeth Condon, who in early October met me at her show at Lesley Heller Workspace, did her best to console me when I broke into tears. I had been expressing my hope, shared among all of us who cared about Walter Darby Bannard, that he would be able to attend the opening for his exhibition of recent paintings at Berry Campbell Gallery, eleven days away. Those hopes had been banished that morning. He had succumbed to complications ensuing from treatments for liver cancer. Elisabeth remarked sagely: “He’ll have the last word. That was always his way.”

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News: Recognition at last for the women of Abstract Expressionism, October 20, 2016 - Emma Crichton Miller

Recognition at last for the women of Abstract Expressionism

October 20, 2016 - Emma Crichton Miller

The role of female artists in the development of Abstract Expressionism has historically been underplayed and the consequent value of their work in the marketplace diminished. But women played a key role in the articulation of the movement: as early as 1942, Lee Krasner’s work was exhibited alongside that of Jackson Pollock, her future husband; Joan Mitchell, Perle Fine, and Mary Abbott were regularly invited to the members-only Eighth Street Club, founded in 1949 by Willem de Kooning, Ad Reinhardt and others; and Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler (who later married Robert Motherwell) were included in the seminal ‘Ninth Street Exhibition’ alongside Krasner and Mitchell, organised by Leo Castelli in 1951. Women also participated in the museum shows of the day; Grace Hartigan took part in the 1956 MoMA exhibition ‘Twelve Americans’, which also featured paintings by Philip Guston and Franz Kline.    

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News: Jon Schueler at Berry Campbell, New York, October 19, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

Jon Schueler at Berry Campbell, New York

October 19, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

The exhibition presents selected works from the well-known series of paintings by American painter Jon Schueler, “Women in the Sky,” comprising eighteen oils and eight works on paper on display. Jon Schueler’s work incorporates human form, or its memories and mysteries, as figure has been a major influence in his thoughts which prominently reflected in his works. 

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News: Walter Darby Bannard, Artist of the Color Field Movement, Dies at 82, October  8, 2016 - William Grimes for The New York Times

Walter Darby Bannard, Artist of the Color Field Movement, Dies at 82

October 8, 2016 - William Grimes for The New York Times

Walter Darby Bannard, a Color Field painter whose elegant, severe abstract paintings of the late 1950s and early ’60s were the springboard for a lifetime’s exploration of color, form and the physicality of paint, died on Sunday in Miami. He was 82.

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News: Abstract Painter Walter Darby Bannard Dies at 82, October  4, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub Staff

Abstract Painter Walter Darby Bannard Dies at 82

October 4, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub Staff

American abstract painter Walter Darby Bannard died on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Miami, announced Berry Campbell gallery. He was 82 years old. A pioneer of color field painting in the 1950s, Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016) was committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over six decades.

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News: Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016), October  3, 2016 - ArtForum

Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016)

October 3, 2016 - ArtForum

Walter Darby Bannard, an American abstract painter and a pioneer of Color Field painting in the 1950s, died on Sunday, October 2, in Miami at the age of eighty-two.

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News: Walter Darby Bannard, 1934-2016, October  3, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch for Artblog.net

Walter Darby Bannard, 1934-2016

October 3, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch for Artblog.net

The presence of Walter Darby Bannard in my life was an accident. I went to graduate school at the University of Miami largely because my father was the dean of the College of Engineering and it made financial sense for my family. Darby was increasingly having trouble selling paintings in New York by the early '90s, he admitted to me, but he could have ended up at a lot of schools that would be happy to have someone of his caliber on the faculty. South Florida, he said, had the advantage of being warm.

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News: Joyce Weinstein, August 23, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

Joyce Weinstein

August 23, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

Although the scratchy lines convey a certain sense of itchiness or irritation, they are set in a context of quiet reflection. Thus as a whole these paintings are harmonious, not grating, organized and not chaotic. 

Above all, they are triumphantly human – though occasionally, a wild little sun puts in an appearance, as in the small gem that greets the visitor upon entering the gallery, and is entitled, “Winter Country Fields and Sky” (2015).

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News: Eric Dever on Canvas, August  8, 2016 - Mary Demaio for Long Island Post

Eric Dever on Canvas

August 8, 2016 - Mary Demaio for Long Island Post

Eric Dever’s work is black and white and red all over. He began using the limited color palette 10 years ago this month as a way to create subjective designs that echo hues from the environment. Before summer ends, people can experience his work at exhibits in New York City and the Hamptons. I caught up with Dever at his studio in Water Mill to find out more about his upcoming projects, what inspires his creativity and the meaning behind his abstractions.

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News: CHRISTINE BERRY: RESURGENCE IN ABSTRACTION IS LED BY WOMEN, August  4, 2016 - Denise M. Reagan

CHRISTINE BERRY: RESURGENCE IN ABSTRACTION IS LED BY WOMEN

August 4, 2016 - Denise M. Reagan

 

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell launched their gallery to bring attention to the works of a selection of postwar and contemporary artists and revealing how these artists have advanced ideas and lessons in powerful and new directions. Berry Campbell provided five paintings by Jill Nathanson for MOCA Jacksonville's Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction. Berry traveled to Jacksonville to see the exhibition, and we asked her a few questions.

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News: Multiple Gems at Art Southampton 2016, July  6, 2016 - Bruce Helander for Huffington Post

Multiple Gems at Art Southampton 2016

July 6, 2016 - Bruce Helander for Huffington Post

Mike Solomon creates beautiful, color saturated paintings that have a built-in grid reminiscent of early Larry Poons geometric accents, which contain an elegant veil of dreamlike mist. Solomon is a tastemaker if there ever was one, and coupled with his unusual acquaintances, including his experiences as a studio assistant to John Chamberlain, James Brooks and Charlotte Park, and collectors like Edward Albee, Beth DeWoody, Dan Flavin and Richard Meier, among others, this kind of professional support and relationships are simply golden, and it shows.

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News: A Charmed Life in Sarasota with Art at the Fore, July  2, 2016 - Carrie Seidman
 for Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Charmed Life in Sarasota with Art at the Fore

July 2, 2016 - Carrie Seidman
 for Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It was New Year’s Day of 1946 when Annie Solomon and her husband Syd, who had finished his service as a camoufleur — a specialist in the design and implementation of camouflage — in the war, arrived in Sarasota, where they intended to start their new life together. They’d met five years earlier, just after Pearl Harbor, at a distant cousin’s wedding when Annie, a graduate of Ohio State, was 21.

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News: SUCCESSFUL BOXER AT BERRY CAMPBELL, June  2, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

SUCCESSFUL BOXER AT BERRY CAMPBELL

June 2, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

A fair number of people by this time must know that I greatly admire the mostly-mixed- media abstract paintings of Stanley Boxer.  Since I started posting at this website, I’ve discussed his work four times, most recently and at greatest length when he showed at Spanierman Modern in 2012. Before then – around 2009, I believe – I dealt at even greater length in reviewing his retrospective that premiered in Richmond, Virginia and went on to tour in New England and Florida.

I am happy to report that his recent show at Berry Campbell (closed May 21) carried on his unique gifts with many more pleasures. 

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News: Fabricated Gallaxies: On Stanley Boxer, May 21, 2016 - Tim Keane for Hyperallergic

Fabricated Gallaxies: On Stanley Boxer

May 21, 2016 - Tim Keane for Hyperallergic

Painter Stanley Boxer used the term “manufacture” to describe his process. His late-period paintings currently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery demonstrate this notion of assemblage remarkably well. His abstractions integrate raw materials into a polished whole, all the while retaining evidence of painting as pure, manual labor.

Boxer’s body of work gives renewed meaning to what used to be called “all-over painting.” Employing multiple brushwork techniques within any single painting, Boxer crams his surfaces with impastos, drips, dabs, washes, and three dimensional objects, foregrounding both the serene and frictional properties of painting. Embedded materials such as sawdust, stones, glitter, twine, and netting produce mysterious depths within the thick, textured, melted and bleeding color.

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News: New Museum Exhibition Features Longtime Sarasota Artist Syd Solomon, April 28, 2016 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

New Museum Exhibition Features Longtime Sarasota Artist Syd Solomon

April 28, 2016 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

Those familiar with the Sarasota visual arts scene will immediately know the name of painter Syd Solomon, whose large-scale, colorful abstract works have drawn attention and collectors for decades. But they may not fully realize how Solomon’s work was influenced by his days as an aerial camoufluer in World War II. An exhibition opening April 29 at the Museum of Art in DeLand, Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed: Camouflage & Lettering in the Artist’s Work, aims to change that.

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News: Press Release for Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed | A Traveling Museum Exhibition, April 12, 2016 - Christine Berry and Mike Solomon

Press Release for Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed | A Traveling Museum Exhibition

April 12, 2016 - Christine Berry and Mike Solomon

A Traveling Museum Exhibition of 36 paintings and works on paper with a hardcover catalog with essays by Michael Auping – Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, George Bolge- Director, Museum of Art in Deland, FL and the eminent Art Historian, Dr. Gail Levin. 

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CMCA announces 2016 exhibition schedule

April 6, 2016 - Themaineedge.com

Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2016 are Christine Berry, director of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, and John Yau, noted writer, poet, and art critic for Hyperallergic. This show is sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and CHUBB.

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News: Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn, March 29, 2016 - Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times

Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn

March 29, 2016 - Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times

Starting on June 12, “Women of Abstract Expressionism” will spotlight virtual unknowns like Judith Godwin and Perle Fine, alongside the handful who broke through, including Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler. Ms. Chanzit’s research convinced the museum to acquire seven canvases in the show.

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News: Exhibition of works by Raymond Hendler, March 20, 2016 - Artdaily.org

Exhibition of works by Raymond Hendler

March 20, 2016 - Artdaily.org

A first-generation action painter, Raymond Hendler started his career as an Abstract Expressionist in Paris, as early as 1949. In the years that followed, he played a significant role in the movement, both in New York, where he was the youngest voting member of the New York Artist’s Club and a friend of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Harold Rosenberg and in Philadelphia, where he ran an avant-garde gallery between 1952 and 1954. 

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News: JILL NATHANSON POURS SEDUCTIVE POLYMERS, March 16, 2016 - Jamie de Simone for MoCA Jacksonville

JILL NATHANSON POURS SEDUCTIVE POLYMERS

March 16, 2016 - Jamie de Simone for MoCA Jacksonville

Nathanson constructs color fields of acrylic polymer gels. I immediately Googled images on my iPhone after my conversation. Interesting was my immediate reaction, but “interesting” is my “go-to” word, my word when I don't yet know how to describe an object, but think something deeper, richer is occurring. Nathanson's work was, and is, interesting, but I couldn't come to describe the “why” until I saw the paintings firsthand.

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News: Raymond Hendler Opens at Berry Campbell, March 14, 2016 - Artfix Daily

Raymond Hendler Opens at Berry Campbell

March 14, 2016 - Artfix Daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an focused exhibition of over sixteen paintings and works on paper by Raymond Hendler (1923-1998) from the 1970s.  The exhibition opens on March 17, 2016 and runs through April 16, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

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News: Noah Becker Visits the New York Studio of Artist Jill Nathanson, March 10, 2016 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art

Noah Becker Visits the New York Studio of Artist Jill Nathanson

March 10, 2016 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art

Noah Becker Visits the New York Studio of Artist Jill Nathanson

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News: Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York, March  7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York

March 7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

With so much going on during Armory Week in Manhattan, you can be forgiven for not getting to the Charlotte Park survey on view at the Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea, but it's really your loss.

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News: Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York, March  7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for East Hampton Star

Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York

March 7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for East Hampton Star

With so much going on during Armory Week in Manhattan, you can be forgiven for not getting to the Charlotte Park survey on view at the Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea, but it's really your loss.

Sure, the art fairs dotting the city as far north as the Park Avenue Armory and as far south as Tribeca had their moments. But just as the female artists of the past and present shined in those settings, Ms. Park's paintings from the years 1950 to 1985, work relatively unknown to the wider art market, demonstrate an artist at top form.

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News: ART REVIEW: Charlotte Park Paintings Shine Light on Major AB-EX Talent, February 29, 2016 - Charles A. Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub

ART REVIEW: Charlotte Park Paintings Shine Light on Major AB-EX Talent

February 29, 2016 - Charles A. Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub

Redemption can be jubilant, as the current resonant solo show devoted to Charlotte Park (1918-2010) at Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea proves. After decades in the shadow of her husband, James Brooks, Park steps forward from the Abstract Expressionist chorus and unleashes her singular strong voice, hitting all the top notes of color, gesture and scale with confident power. 

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News: Overshadowed During her Lifetime, an Abstract Expressionist Gets her Due, February 29, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson for Artsy

Overshadowed During her Lifetime, an Abstract Expressionist Gets her Due

February 29, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson for Artsy

In the Hamptons of the 1950s and ’60s, there were two significant pairs of artists working in Abstract Expressionism. The two couples were also friends. One set you know: Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The other you might not: James Brooks (1906–1992) and Charlotte Park (1918–2010).

Brooks and Park were both artists when they met in Washington, D.C., during World War II. They moved to New York together in 1945 and forged a fast friendship with Pollock and Krasner, renting studio space from them in the city and eventually following their lead to resettle on Long Island. “These artists were forging a new aesthetic,” Helen Harrison of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has said, “and only they understood what they were doing, so there was this sense of camaraderie.”

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News: Museum Spotlights the Women of America’s First Cutting Edge Art Movement, February 18, 2016 - Ryan Steadman for The New York Observer

Museum Spotlights the Women of America’s First Cutting Edge Art Movement

February 18, 2016 - Ryan Steadman for The New York Observer

The exhibition, titled “Women of Abstract Expressionism”, has been organized by DAM’s curator of modern art Gwen Chanzit and consists of 51 paintings by 12 groundbreaking women artists who contributed to Abstract Expressionism; the large-scale, imageless painting style that firmly put New York City on the avant-garde art map in the 1940s and 50s. The artists in the exhibition include Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington and Ethel Schwabacher.

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News: Something Old, Something New: Glitter and Glam at Berry Campbell, February  5, 2016 - Sadie Starnes for Artcritical.com

Something Old, Something New: Glitter and Glam at Berry Campbell

February 5, 2016 - Sadie Starnes for Artcritical.com

“Noah Becker Presents… Something” is a New Yorker’s show. As children of glam, gold, glitter and garbage, much of the 26 artworks dance at the shiny-dusty feet of Andy Warhol, the city’s veritable king of things. These could easily turn trite as riffs on the classics of Pop and abstraction, mixed media and montage; however, curator Noah Becker has thoughtfully gathered the artists by their more subtle connections of something or another.

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News: 2015 Miami Art Week: Rain, Crowds, Slashing?!, January 21, 2016 - Kathy Leonardo for the Huffington Post

2015 Miami Art Week: Rain, Crowds, Slashing?!

January 21, 2016 - Kathy Leonardo for the Huffington Post

Looking back to Miami Art Week (which took place the first week of December), one would have thought the perpetual rainstorms would have dampened the spirits of attendees. However, practically every art gallery that I spoke with said the inclement weather had absolutely no effect on the reported record sales.

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News: A Panoply of Somethings - Noah Becker's Something at Berry Campbell, January 14, 2016 - Audra Lampert for Artfuse

A Panoply of Somethings - Noah Becker's Something at Berry Campbell

January 14, 2016 - Audra Lampert for Artfuse

The overwhelming majority of artworks on view in Something are paintings. The works evoke illusory and imaginative revisions of reality, manifesting curator Noah Becker’s vision to highlight playful ambiguity in contemporary art trends. Becker explains about the title, Something: “It’s a bit Warholian to use a word like that as a starting point…for an epic group show. Words are pop art due to words being universal symbols. The idea of things being universal and understood instantly…how does one express it in their art?”

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News: 15 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before January 12, January  4, 2016 - Paul Laster for New York Observer

15 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before January 12

January 4, 2016 - Paul Laster for New York Observer

Noah Becker—artist, curator and founder of Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art(full disclosure, I also write for the publication)—takes on the role as the first guest curator at Berry Campbell with a show of 20 international artists exploring enigmatic narratives in their paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Michael Anderson contributes the massive 2009 collage Blue Abstract, which is assembled from street posters gleaned from New York, Los Angeles, Rome and Mexico City. Marc Dennis presents a witty, realistic painting of a young woman looking at Gustave Courbet’s controversial canvas Origin of the World from the vantage point of the woman’s long hair obscuring Mr. Courbet’s subject’s genitals and pubic hair. Meanwhile, Nir Hod’s painting of the word “Fame” on an oxidized chrome canvas looks tarnished, as if to express that celebrity just might be a passing thing.
Berry Campbell, 530 West 24 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

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News: Readers Choice: Top 15 Stories in 2015 - #3 Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell, December 14, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Readers Choice: Top 15 Stories in 2015 - #3 Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell

December 14, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Are you ready for some strong color? Go west, young paintaholic, to Chelsea for the two most ecstatically chromatic shows in New York. Both feature artists using acrylic (nothing gives the bounce of hue, value and chroma like it) who were bold-faced names by the 1970s: Larry Poons at Danese/Corey, and Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell. Syd Solomon was a fixture on the Hamptons scene beginning in the glory days when giants roamed the beaches, including his friends Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. It was Syd Solomon who hosted the first artists vs. writers softball game in 1966.

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News: Perehudoff at Berry Campbell: Breaking the Barrier, December  2, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

Perehudoff at Berry Campbell: Breaking the Barrier

December 2, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

The 49th Parallel too often functions like an invisible sound barrier: few Canadian artists have been able to become well-known in the U.S. But the splendid Saskatchewan painter William Perehudoff has been posthumously making himself into one of those happy few—first, two years ago, and second, now.

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News: East End Shows in Miami, November 25, 2015 - Jennifer Landes and Mark Segal for East Hampton Star

East End Shows in Miami

November 25, 2015 - Jennifer Landes and Mark Segal for East Hampton Star

Berry Campbell, a Manhattan gallery with an affinity for gifted but sometimes overlooked South Fork artists, plans to give James Brooks center stage in its Art Miami booth. Brooks will be accompanied by contemporaries such as Charlotte Park (his wife), Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, and Syd Solomon. Artists from younger generations — Dan Christensen, Susan Vecsey, Eric Dever, and Mike Solomon — will be shown at Berry Campbell as well.

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News: Portland Museum of Art’s biennial an exciting and diverse – if crowded – show, October 18, 2015 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

Portland Museum of Art’s biennial an exciting and diverse – if crowded – show

October 18, 2015 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

Anchoring the center of the space is John Walker’s great “Wake,” a rough and muscular canvas only surpassed in the show by Ken Greenleaf’s “Chelsea Bridge,” a shaped multi-panel geometric painting that writhes with ecstatic slowness on the exhibition’s otherwise empty end wall as a brilliant bit of punctuation. Gideon Bok’s powerful studio paintings are also particularly notable in this setting as they model the elegant chaos curator Ferris has targeted.

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News: The Singular Work of Dan Christensen Celebrated in Retrospective, October  1, 2015 - Karen Kedmey for Artsy

The Singular Work of Dan Christensen Celebrated in Retrospective

October 1, 2015 - Karen Kedmey for Artsy

Known for his ambitious experimentation with gestural abstraction during the Minimalism-dominated 1960s, the late painter Dan Christensen is being honored this month in a retrospective at Berry Campbell Gallery. Exuberantly kicking off the gallery’s fall season, “Dan Christensen | Retrospective” includes work from all four decades of the artist’s career.

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News: Finally, an Exhibition Devoted to the Women of Abstract Expressionism, September 24, 2015 - Jill Steinhauer for Hyperallergic.com

Finally, an Exhibition Devoted to the Women of Abstract Expressionism

September 24, 2015 - Jill Steinhauer for Hyperallergic.com

The paradigm of the “overlooked female artist” is both a cliché and a truth. We all know the art market is unceasingly hungry, and previously sidelined women artists are the perfect food. But that doesn’t change the fact that countless female artists have been ignored, forgotten, and stepped on, that movements defined by their male stars have entire other histories still in need of writing.

Exhibitions are a way to begin that process, and next spring, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will mount one. The title — Women of Abstract Expressionism — says it all: this is a show devoted to the women artists involved with the famously macho movement, and it is the first of its kind. Highlighting better-known names — Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell — alongside lesser-known ones — Sonia Gechtoff, Perle Fine — the exhibition will encompass 12 women’s work, “focus[ing] on the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of abstract expressionism, while revealing inward reverie and painterly expression,” according to the description. It will also include a new video exploring these women’s lives — the particulars as well as the broader (sexist) cultural conditions of the 1950s — through their own testimony and that of their children.

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News: Dan Christensen Press Release, September 12, 2015 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Dan Christensen Press Release

September 12, 2015 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell is pleased to open its fall season with a retrospective by renowned Color Field painter, Dan Christensen (1942-2007). Christensen’s relentless experimentation with new tools and materials made him among the most ambitious abstract and gestural artists of his time.  This important exhibition will feature more than twenty paintings from various periods of his forty year career: rare “early spray” paintings from the late 1960s, saturated stained canvases from the 1970s, dizzying spray ovals from the 1980s, pulsating orbs from the 1990s, and rhythmic calligraphic swirls from his last decade.  Several paintings have never been on public view. Berry Campbell will present the retrospective in a sixteen-page catalogue featuring a poem written as a tribute for Christensen by Billy Collins, the former Poet Laureate of the United States and Christensen’s close friend.

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Berry Campbell Gallery is Expanding

July 23, 2015 - Artfix daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene, recently made even more vibrant with the May 2015 opening of the new Whitney Museum.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery Is Expanding, July 16, 2015

Berry Campbell Gallery Is Expanding

July 16, 2015

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene, recently made even more vibrant with the May 2015 opening of the new Whitney Museum.

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News: Berry Campbell to Expand into Freight + Volume's Space, July 16, 2015 - ARTnews by Alex Greenberger

Berry Campbell to Expand into Freight + Volume's Space

July 16, 2015 - ARTnews by Alex Greenberger

Berry Campbell told ARTnews today that it will expand, filling the entire ground floor of 530 West 24th Street. Currently, the gallery has 1,200 square feet, but, with the new expansion, it will gain 800 more, bringing its total area to 2,000 square feet. Known for showing Abstract Expressionists and postwar artists, Berry Campbell is now part of a larger trend in Chelsea—the rapid expansion of gallery spaces.

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News: Berry Campbell Presents Artists of the East End at Art Southampton, July 10, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Berry Campbell Presents Artists of the East End at Art Southampton

July 10, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Berry Campbell is pleased to present an exhibition of Artists of the East End at Art Southampton presented at Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton, opening on July 9. Berry Campbell represents an important group of Postwar modern and contemporary artists associated with Long Island’s East End, a gathering place for the New York School beginning in the 1940s. Among these are the estates of Dan ChristensenPerle FineBalcomb GreeneGertrude GreeneRaymond Hendler, Charlotte Park, and Syd Solomon. Contemporary East End artists represented are Eric Dever and Susan Vecsey, both will be debuting new work at the fair.

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News: Art Southampton 2015 | Our Favourite Works, July 10, 2015 - Aaron Price for Ultra Vie

Art Southampton 2015 | Our Favourite Works

July 10, 2015 - Aaron Price for Ultra Vie

Now ready for it’s fourth season, Art Southampton has already cemented its status as the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons. It offers the highest quality of 20th and 21st century masters as well as noteworthy emerging artists....We’ve taken the time to select some of our favourite works on display at the fair.

The artist was a leading abstract painter during his lifetime. He drew from a range of Modernist sources to produce colourful, luminous compositions that featured giant dots, whirling loops and grids. Originally trained in classical, figurative painting, Christensen later sought to transcend stylistic restrictions. He also experimented with a range of different tools and ways of applying paint throughout his career. In highly acclaimed early work he used spray guns to paint over square and looping pieces of tape, and then removed the tape to create swirls and grids of colour with shimmering surface effects. Berry Campbell Gallery represent the artist at Art Southampton.

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News: Sail into Art Southampton, July  7, 2015 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

Sail into Art Southampton

July 7, 2015 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

Art Southampton, directed by Nick Korniloff, who also brings you Art Miami, Art New York and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, among others, offers the value and prestige that attracts participation by leading galleries from around the world, making this fair an outstanding international event.

Charlotte Park's important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement has been recently acknowledged, and it's about time. Writing in The New York Times, just before Park died in late 2010, Roberta Smith called Park "A natural painter and a gifted colorist." She was overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, even though she painted some of the strongest and most brilliantly colored canvases of her time. (www.berrycampbell.com)

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News: Art Southampton Returns, June 26, 2015 - Long Island Weekly

Art Southampton Returns

June 26, 2015 - Long Island Weekly

Art Southampton, the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons, will hold its fourth edition on the grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton July 9 through 13. The fair will offer high quality works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as incorporate design and the decorative arts, a new addition this year.

The Berry Campbell Gallery in New York City’s booth will consist entirely of artists who live or have lived on Long Island including former Hofstra University professor and abstract expressionist Perle Fine.

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News: Jill Nathanson | Fluid Measure, June 16, 2015 - Artfix Daily

Jill Nathanson | Fluid Measure

June 16, 2015 - Artfix Daily

Nathanson became fascinated by color painting at Bennington College. She arrived at the school in the mid-1970s, when it was at the center of color field abstraction. From Kenneth Noland and Larry Poons, she learned to avoid composing through dark and light tones and to give color an ever-greater role in structuring a painting. Over the last four decades, she has deepened her exploration of color dynamics, seeking to transmit affective realities of seeing. She courts chaos in her method, through employing chance, but she also works methodically—each overlay of color takes a day to dry.  For the viewer, her paintings evoke energies in the body as well as optical experience, and the physical presence of each painting resists immediate assimilation, involving a dynamic, layered search for unity.

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News: Gagosian London's Massive Survey Defines Spray Art, June 11, 2015 - Rachel Will for Blouin Artinfo UK

Gagosian London's Massive Survey Defines Spray Art

June 11, 2015 - Rachel Will for Blouin Artinfo UK

From blow pipes to aerosol paint to industrial paint compressors, artists have employed a myriad of methods to play with the forces of spray. Gagosian Gallery of London has organized a massive survey of the art form spanning four generations and a variety of mediums featuring more than 50 artists including Paul Klee, Jean-Michael Basquiet, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Takashi Murakami, Anish Kapoor, and Jeff Koons, among others.

 

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News: Berry Campbell's Dan Christensen featured in

Berry Campbell's Dan Christensen featured in "Sprayed" at Gagosian Gallery, London

June 10, 2015 - Press Release for Gagosian, London

"Gagosian is pleased to present 'Sprayed', organised by Jona Lueddeckens and Greg Bergner.

This extensive exhibition spanning four generations explores the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of spray...

From the late sixties, spray assumed a new scale and level of exposure, from Dan Christensen's vast “post-painterly” abstractions—where he used a spray gun to create intersecting coloured loops of paint alive with cool-tempered energies..."

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Jill Nathanson of Berry Campbell reviewed by Piri Halasz for the New York Observer

June 9, 2015 - Piri Halasz for New York Observer

Reports of the death of painting have been greatly exaggerated. Not least, its survival is due to artists like Jill Nathanson, whose current show at Berry Campbell combines traditional approaches with new technologies to create paintings that could only have been made in the 21st century.

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News: Artcritical Pick: Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell, June  5, 2015 - Mary Negro for artcritical.com

Artcritical Pick: Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell

June 5, 2015 - Mary Negro for artcritical.com

You can get lost in the mind of Jill Nathanson. In her captivating paintings, overlapping planes of translucent color generate expansive surfaces rich with free-form shapes.  Her ethereal compositions seem weightless in the way they evoke slow, sliding movement.  Although her abstraction is assuredly non-objective, she paints “the world of things” according to the artist herself.   Just when we’re immersed in the deep layers of polymer resin, patches of acrylic bring us back to reality. MARY NEGRO (2012)

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News: Review on Walter Darby Bannard | Minimal Colorfield Paintings, June  3, 2015 - Phyllis Tuchman for Artforum

Review on Walter Darby Bannard | Minimal Colorfield Paintings

June 3, 2015 - Phyllis Tuchman for Artforum

A dozen or so canvases from 1958 to 1965 that were on view recently at Berry Campbell made it clear why Bannard, who is now eighty, was selected for these shows. Even back in the day, the emergent artist’s Minimalist compositions must have seemed timeless. These are, to be sure, smart paintings. And while it’s tempting to raise the specter of formalism today, it’s perhaps more apt to suggest that the nearly five-foot-square canvases call to mind a foreign language that’s almost been forgotten.

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News: Hedonism Triumphant | Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell Gallery, June  1, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

Hedonism Triumphant | Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell Gallery

June 1, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

For me, the best paintings in “Jill Nathanson: Fluid Measure,” are, on the whole, the larger and simpler ones, those which incorporate only a limited number of colors. The most complex and ambitious of these larger ones is “In Fluence” (2014). Situated in the front space of the gallery, it has cloudy sky blues in the upper left part of the canvas, deep red sweeping on the lower left, tans in various shapes in the upper right, and greens on the lower right with touches of cream.

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News: CultureScene features Berry Campbell, May 13, 2015 - Culture Scene

CultureScene features Berry Campbell

May 13, 2015 - Culture Scene

Berry Campbell features Post-War Modern and Contemporary art with a focus on established as well as emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

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News: Painters' Table features Charles Riley review of Berry Campbell's Syd Solomon, May 10, 2015

Painters' Table features Charles Riley review of Berry Campbell's Syd Solomon

May 10, 2015

Charles A. Riley II reviews Syd Solomon: Swingscape, Paintings from the 1970s at Berry Campbell Gallery (through May 23) and Larry Poons: New Paintings at Danese/Corey, New York (through May 29).

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News: Ecstatically Chromatic Works by Larry Poons and Syd Solomon, May  6, 2015 - Charles Riley for Hamptons Art Hub

Ecstatically Chromatic Works by Larry Poons and Syd Solomon

May 6, 2015 - Charles Riley for Hamptons Art Hub

Are you ready for some strong color? Go west, young paintaholic, to Chelsea for the two most ecstatically chromatic shows in New York. Both feature artists using acrylic (nothing gives the bounce of hue, value and chroma like it) who were bold-faced names by the 1970s: Larry Poons at Danese/Corey, and Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell. Syd Solomon was a fixture on the Hamptons scene beginning in the glory days when giants roamed the beaches, including his friends Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. It was Syd Solomon who hosted the first artists vs. writers softball game in 1966.

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News: Ken Greenleaf of Berry Campbell included in You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 28, 2015 - Press Release from Portland Museum of Art

Ken Greenleaf of Berry Campbell included in You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

April 28, 2015 - Press Release from Portland Museum of Art

You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial highlights Maine’s artistic legacies in the making. Curated by Alison Ferris, this year’s Biennial provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of Maine’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition will be on view through January 3, 2016

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News: Berry Campbell's Ken Greenleaf chosen for Portland Museum Biennial, April 23, 2015 - Bob Keyes for Portland Press Herald

Berry Campbell's Ken Greenleaf chosen for Portland Museum Biennial

April 23, 2015 - Bob Keyes for Portland Press Herald

Ken Greenleaf was chosen for a large acrylic-on-canvas geometric painting with shaped supports. When hung, the piece, which is six-feet across, appears to float over the surface of the wall. “I’m happy to be in the Biennial,” Greenleaf said via email. “There hasn’t been much of my new work shown in Maine for a few years, so it will be good to have a good-sized piece in that show.”

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News: Ann Purcell of Berry Campbell featured in Luther W. Brady Art Gallery Exhibition, April 22, 2015

Ann Purcell of Berry Campbell featured in Luther W. Brady Art Gallery Exhibition

April 22, 2015

Ann Purcell's Hopscotch #1 (1978) will be featured in the group show “Art in the Making: A New Adaption” exhibiting in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University. Purcell's painting will be displayed alongside work by Lee Bontecou, Helen Frankenthaler, Charles Pollock, Jackson Pollock, Gene Davis, Georgia Deal, Andrew Hudson, Jules Olitski, Dennis O’Neil and Berthold Josef Schmutzhart. 

The exhibition is on view to the public from Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015

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News: Structure and Imagery: Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell, April 21, 2015 - Paul Behnke

Structure and Imagery: Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell

April 21, 2015 - Paul Behnke

Structure and Imagey
A Contemporary Art Blog by Paul Behnke
Syd Solomon @ Berry Campbell

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News: Review of Walter Darby Bannard , April 18, 2015 - Altoon Sultan via Painters Table

Review of Walter Darby Bannard

April 18, 2015 - Altoon Sultan via Painters Table

Altoon Sultan blogs about Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965 at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, through April 18, 2015.

Sultan writes: "Bannard's color is unique and surprising. In the exhibition ... there are pinks and warm reds and cool greens, and all colors confound expectations with their pleasurable seriousness. After all...pink? When I think of a great painter using pink, Philip Guston comes to mind; in his works pink becomes a subversive color. Bannard's pink isn't brash and saturated, but subtle; it looks like a mixed hue. The circle sits solidly in its field, perfectly balanced, slightly above the midpoint of a rectangle slightly taller than square. The pink becomes transcendent."

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News: Art Haps features Syd Solomon opening at Berry Campbell, April 16, 2015

Art Haps features Syd Solomon opening at Berry Campbell

April 16, 2015

ART HAPS Exhibition

Syd Solomon

Swingscape | Paintings from the 1970s

CHELSEA

Opening from Thu Apr 23, From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

On view Thu Apr 23 - Sat May 23

Berry Campbell Gallery | 530 W 24th Street

Curated by Christine Berry, Martha Campbell

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News: Christine Berry and Martha Campbell of Berry Campbell interview with Jennifer Landes on the front cover of the East Hampton Star, April 16, 2015 - Jennifer Landes for the East Hampton Star

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell of Berry Campbell interview with Jennifer Landes on the front cover of the East Hampton Star

April 16, 2015 - Jennifer Landes for the East Hampton Star

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell started their gallery 18 months ago after working for several years at Spanierman Modern; both moved on around the time of Ira Spainierman’s retirement. As they pursued other opportunities, they realized they had many connections in the art world in common.

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Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color, Lush Form

April 15, 2015 - Altoon Sultan

When I think of minimalist painting, colors that come to mind are primaries and black, as in Mondrian, red/blue/green as in Ellsworth Kelly, white in Robert Ryman: simple clear colors. Robert Mangold uses some offbeat hues, grays and oranges and lemon yellows. But Walter Darby Bannard's color is unique and surprising. In the exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery "Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965" there are pinks and warm reds and cool greens, and all colors confound expectations with their pleasurable seriousness.

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News: Presentational: Walter Darby Bannard on his early reductive paintings, April  8, 2015 - Franklin Einspruch for Artcritical

Presentational: Walter Darby Bannard on his early reductive paintings

April 8, 2015 - Franklin Einspruch for Artcritical

The majority of what I know about art is owed to two things. The first is making a lot of paintings and drawings. The second is conversations with Walter Darby Bannard.

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News: Berry Campbell featured on Artsy, March 19, 2015

Berry Campbell featured on Artsy

March 19, 2015

“Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965” featured in Artsy Gallery Guide

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News: Berry Campbell featured on Artnet, March 17, 2015

Berry Campbell featured on Artnet

March 17, 2015

Berry Campbell exhibition, Walter Darby Bannard | Minimalist Color Field Paintings 1958-1965, recommended on Artnet News

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News: Article on Dan Christensen in the Journal of the American Medical Association, March 17, 2015 - Jeanette M. Smith, MD for JAMA

Article on Dan Christensen in the Journal of the American Medical Association

March 17, 2015 - Jeanette M. Smith, MD for JAMA

Painting in typical fashion with a brush only was seemingly too limited in its scope for the inventive mind of abstract painter Dan Christensen (1942-2007). With tools that included spray guns, rollers, and squeegees, he created pictures of festively tinted looping strips resembling ribbons, mysterious wedges of color, and spheres that were all a-shimmer. His painting processes were fascinating in their own right, and in making the bright pictures that epitomize his body of work he may have had more fun than just about anyone else.

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News: Albert Kotin Featured in Brunschwig & Fils Campaign, March 10, 2015

Albert Kotin Featured in Brunschwig & Fils Campaign

March 10, 2015

Brunschwig & Fils is the canon of high quality decorative textiles in the home furnishings industry, and today its many other products include wallpaper, trimmings and upholstered furniture.

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News: Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Martha Campbell on the Red Carpet, March  9, 2015

Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Martha Campbell on the Red Carpet

March 9, 2015

Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Martha Campbell attend Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner in NYC

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News: Perle Fine featured on Hamptons Art Hub, February 12, 2015 - Sage Cotignola for Hamptons Art Hub

Perle Fine featured on Hamptons Art Hub

February 12, 2015 - Sage Cotignola for Hamptons Art Hub

“PERLE FINE” has a solo exhibition beginning February 12 at Berry Campbell in Chelsea. An Opening Reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through March 14. Perle Fine was at the forefront of the Abstract Expressionist movement in NYC and East Hampton, NY.

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Perle Fine Featured in The East Hampton Star

February 12, 2015 - Mark Segal

The Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea will hold an opening tonight from 6 to 8 of an exhibition of work by Perle Fine, an Abstract Expressionist painter who lived in Springs from 1954 until her death in 1988. The show will remain on view through March 14.

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Berry Campbell to Feature Paintings of Perle Fine (1905-1988)

February 5, 2015 - ArtFix Daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the paintings of PERLE FINE (1905-1988). The exhibition will include eighteen important paintings and works on paper from the 1950s through the 1970s, including a several paintings from the “Cool Series,” 1961-1963.  Berry Campbell announced its representation of the artist last month.  The exhibition will be showcased at Berry Campbell on West 24th Street in Chelsea from February 12 through March 14, 2015.  

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News: Raymond Hendler Featured on Mise en Scène Design, February  3, 2015

Raymond Hendler Featured on Mise en Scène Design

February 3, 2015

Mise en Scène Design presents

DEEP FOCUS

A series of cinematic inspirations

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News: Geometry and Perception: An Interview with Artist Ken Greenleaf, January  6, 2015 - Coca Art Media on Art.sy

Geometry and Perception: An Interview with Artist Ken Greenleaf

January 6, 2015 - Coca Art Media on Art.sy

Maine-based American artist Ken Greenleaf in his latest body of works explores the dynamics of human perception by experimenting with the relationships between planes, edges and colors. The following interview is conducted with the artist by COCA Art Media regarding the exhibition of Ken Greenleaf’s recent work at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, from November 20, 2014, to January 3, 2015.

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News: Ken Greenleaf's Show Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2014 - Peter Plagens

Ken Greenleaf's Show Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

December 20, 2014 - Peter Plagens

The exhibition’s modesty and its adherence to an aesthetic that the current art world has largely consigned to the files of “Been there, done that” shouldn’t be off-putting. Mr. Greenleaf’s recent work radiates sincerity, and not the cheap, sentimental kind. He means what he says in these gritty drawings and carefully calibrated paintings, and the show is worth seeing.

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News: Dan Christensen Painting Featured in Article on Miami Project, December 13, 2014 - Meredith Mendelsohn for 1stdibs | Introspective Magazine

Dan Christensen Painting Featured in Article on Miami Project

December 13, 2014 - Meredith Mendelsohn for 1stdibs | Introspective Magazine

 

One of Miami Art Week's youngest fairs but also one of it most highly sought out, Miami Project 2014 returns with a tightly curated selection of 70 American galleries and a particular focus on contemporary and mixed-media work.

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News: Christine Berry and Martha Campbell Celebrate artnet's 25th Birthday, December 11, 2014 - Christine Chu

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell Celebrate artnet's 25th Birthday

December 11, 2014 - Christine Chu

For artnet's 25th anniversary, the company and 100 friends headed to the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel for a festive night with DJ Premier as MC. The legendary rap producer, DJ, and one half of duo, Gang Starr, energized the crowd with tracks from pop stars Beyoncé to The Human League.

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Artist Syd Solomon Led Rich Life in Sarasota

December 4, 2014 - Mike Solomon

When the adventure fabulist novel, King Solomon’s Mines, was written in 1885 by H. Rider Haggard, it was promoted in London as “The Most Amazing Book Ever Written,” and it became an immediate best seller. Once the contents at The Solomon Archive become known through a documentary film we are producing about my parents, Syd and Annie Solomon, I’m hoping that a similar response may occur. Their story is certainly an amazing one.

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News: Christine Berry quoted in Bloomberg News along with David Zwirner Gallery and Hauser and Wirth about a new generation of collectors., December  2, 2014 - James Tarmy

Christine Berry quoted in Bloomberg News along with David Zwirner Gallery and Hauser and Wirth about a new generation of collectors.

December 2, 2014 - James Tarmy

Younger collectors are expected to descend on the city.

“We’re talking under 30 years old,” said Christine Berry of Berry Campbell gallery in New York. “Their money is across the board. It’s self made; it’s inherited; it’s finance. It’s a new generation of collectors.”

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Art Review: Maine artists at the fore in NYC

November 30, 2014 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

While I was in New York to see the Leonard Lauder collection of Cubism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (it actually surpasses its lofty billing), I saw a pair of shows by Mainers Ken Greenleaf and Dan Mills.

While the Nobleboro-based Greenleaf had a notable early New York City career as a sculptor and has shown at Caldbeck and Aucocisco galleries in Maine, more Mainers probably know him as a serious and insightful art critic. An exhibition of his paintings, drawings and collages is now on view at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea.

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News: New Additions to Guild Hall Permanent Collection on View, November 20, 2014 - Stephanie Troy for Dan's Papers

New Additions to Guild Hall Permanent Collection on View

November 20, 2014 - Stephanie Troy for Dan's Papers

In an entirely different palette, Susan Vecsey’s “White Main Beach,” East Hampton, 2012, is a scene familiar to anyone who braves the ocean beach on an overcast winter’s day. Bathed in whites, with violet tints in the sky and greenish tints in the sand, Vecsey creates a composition that both goes in toward a vanishing point and comes back at you, through the movement in the clouds. The whole inward/outward motion then takes a vertical and horizontal direction from the crosshatching of the linen, on which White Beach, East Hampton is painted.

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News: Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007), November 13, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007)

November 13, 2014

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the representation of the estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007), a leading figure in the Color Field movement, whose relentless experimentation with new tools and materials made him among the most ambitious abstract and gestural artists of his time.  Christensen's exuberant art contributes to the gallery's prominent role as a showcase for established and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. Berry Campbell looks forward to hosting a solo exhibition of Christensen's paintings in 2015.

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Syd Solomon featured in Hamptons Art Hub

November 13, 2014

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Abstract Expressionist painter Syd Solomon (1917-2004). A curated solo exhibition of the artist’s work will be featured April 23 – May  23, 2015 at the gallery’s Chelsea location. In December 2014, Berry Campbell will participate in Miami Project (December 2-7) during Miami Art Fair Week. The gallery will present Dancing Mile, an important example of Solomon’s work from 1977.

A painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of East Hampton, New York, and Sarasota, Florida. 

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News: Eric Dever featured on Art & Education, November  6, 2014

Eric Dever featured on Art & Education

November 6, 2014

Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel at Molloy College featured on Art & Education

November 6–December 20, 2014

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News: Ann Purcell Receives Three Prestigious Grants, November  1, 2014

Ann Purcell Receives Three Prestigious Grants

November 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ann Purcell received three grants from important and highly respected art organizations this past year.  In October 2013, Purcell was awarded a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  In February 2014 she received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Most recently in October 2014 she won a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. 

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News: Eric Dever at Molloy College, October 31, 2014 - New York Times

Eric Dever at Molloy College

October 31, 2014 - New York Times

Spoken Word

ROCKVILLE CENTRE “Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel,” an exhibition of paintings at the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. 516-323-3196; molloy.edu/artgallery. Credit Courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery 

 

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News: Balcomb Greene, Susan Vecsey, and Larry Zox all in an upcoming show at Guild Hall!, October 23, 2014

Balcomb Greene, Susan Vecsey, and Larry Zox all in an upcoming show at Guild Hall!

October 23, 2014

In 1931, when Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse dedicated Guild Hall as a cultural center for the community, The New York Times noted that Howard Russell Butler’s portrait of Thomas Moran on exhibit was not a loan but an acquisition. “It marks the beginning of a permanent collection which is proposed to build up in Guild Hall,” the newspaper explained.

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ArtfixDaily.com Announces Berry Campbell's Representation of Syd Solomon

October 9, 2014

Solomon was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1917.  He had a long and varied training as an artist.  He began painting in high school in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where he was an All-American football player.  He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1935 to 1938.   

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News: Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Stephen Pace, October  2, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Stephen Pace

October 2, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the estate of Stephen Pace (1918-2010), an artist whose career spanned the last half of the twentieth century.  His oeuvre adds to the gallery’s growing presence as a showcase for the work of established and mid-career artists who carry on the modernist tradition.  Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Pace’s art, featuring abstract expressionist paintings from the 1950s, will open on October 16, 2014.

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News: Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Syd Solomon (1917-2004), October  2, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Syd Solomon (1917-2004)

October 2, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Syd Solomon (1917-2004).

An Abstract Expressionist painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of Sarasota, Florida, and East Hampton, New York.

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News: Berry Campbell paintings featured at the new LOWY showroom, September 30, 2014

Berry Campbell paintings featured at the new LOWY showroom

September 30, 2014

Berry Campbell paintings featured at the new LOWY showroom including, Gertrude Greene, Ken Greenleaf, Syd Solomon and William Perehudoff

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News: Sensory Impact: American Abstract Artists, September  9, 2014

Sensory Impact: American Abstract Artists

September 9, 2014

SENSORY IMPACT: American Abstract Artists

Panel discussion moderated by Professor, Max Weintraub.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York. 

The Panel includes Alice Adams, Christine Berry, Phillis Ideal, Stephen Maine, and Stephen Westfall.

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News: The Year in Review at Berry Campbell, August 27, 2014 - Piri Halasz

The Year in Review at Berry Campbell

August 27, 2014 - Piri Halasz

I have long maintained that abstraction is the most radical art form we have – newer in its ambiguous essence than all the smart little toys that have come along since--such as video, installations and performance. In all of these toys, the representational and/or recognizable are reinstated, which to me is a step back from the true frontier. 

But of course, abstraction is tough—not easily assimilated. That is why, despite all of its distinguished history and its many talented practitioners, it is still a minority art form.

On the other hand, you might never guess this essentially beleaguered status from the hundreds of folks who have been streaming through the Chelsea gallery of Berry Campbell, this newest and brightest HQ for quality abstraction.

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News: Meet Eric Dever, August  1, 2014 - Meredith Coleman, Mood of Living

Meet Eric Dever

August 1, 2014 - Meredith Coleman, Mood of Living

Growing up in Los Angeles and now living in Water Mill, NY, Eric Dever, an artist, analyzes and experiments with material and hues, as well as stillness and movement.

In his recent collection of compelling works, Dever’s paintings break through what is stationary and radiate in liberating motion. As Dever says himself, “…while the grid still resides within, each painting emerges into free shapes and tactile surfaces.” Like a rose, which was the inspiring origin of these artworks, the creations flourish. 

Eric Dever discovers the intriguing varieties of texture and embraces the boundless possibilities of the extraordinary spectrum of color.

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News: Eric Dever's work featured in

Eric Dever's work featured in "Get On Up" a biopic on James Brown

July 30, 2014 - Universal Studios

Eric Dever's paintings are in the new James Brown biopic produced by Mick Jagger for Universal Pictures. The movie opens on Friday, August 8 2014.  Stop by the gallery to see his paintings in person.   

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News: Featured Gallery on Artnet.com, July 15, 2014

Featured Gallery on Artnet.com

July 15, 2014

Berry Campbell is now a featured gallery on Artnet.com

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News: Eric Dever in Chelsea, July 10, 2014 - East Hampton Star

Eric Dever in Chelsea

July 10, 2014 - East Hampton Star

An exhibition of paintings by Eric Dever, who lives and works in Water Mill, will open today at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea and run through Aug. 9. Mr. Dever has pursued intensely focused investigations into the methods and materials of painting for more than a decade. In the past his compositions were largely geometric, including concentric circles graded from dark to light and variations on the grid. His most recent work has broadened into free shapes and tactile surfaces, the starting point for which was a rose in his garden that he deconstructed.

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Eric Dever & Jodie Manasevit

July 2, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 10, 2014. Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 pm.

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News: Serenity, June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Serenity

June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Berry Campbell is playing host to two solo exhibitions, companionably sharing the same space as the paintings in them alternate along the walls (through July 3).

Both artists are recent graduates (if that’s the word I want) of Spanierman Modern. They have chosen to move to the Chelsea gallery opened just last year by two (likewise) Spanierman grads, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell.

Of the two artists on view at Berry Campbell, Susan Vecsey may be more familiar to the art world at the moment, having been included in Spanierman group shows since 2009, and having had a solo exhibition there in 2010.

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News: ...And Passion, June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

...And Passion

June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

The other show at Berry Campbell is very different (even if coloristically it harmonizes nicely with Vecsey’s work). This show is paintings by James Walsh.

Walsh belongs to a generation born nearly 20 years before Vecsey (in 1954), but he is still a generation younger than some of those artists who established reputations in the 1960s (such as Poons, born 1937, and Bannard, born 1934. Walsh is still more removed from Noland, Olitski and Frankenthaler, all born in the 1920s).

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News: Radically Conservative: Susan Vecsey & James Walsh in Artcritical.com, June 21, 2014 - Franklin Einspruch

Radically Conservative: Susan Vecsey & James Walsh in Artcritical.com

June 21, 2014 - Franklin Einspruch

There remains a circle of modernists working in New York who trace their roots back to postwar abstraction on Tenth Street and consider themselves to be working with its fundamental concerns. Modernism, it turns out, may be inherently revivalist, and thus a form of permaculture. The problem from the beginning was to look back in order to find a way forward. As Walter Darby Bannard noted, “Any art that is truly radical must also be in some way conservative.” [1]

The newly arrived Berry Campbell Gallery has taken an interest in such work, and is currently showing James Walsh and Susan Vecsey. It’s too soon to call Walsh a senior member of the circle with lions like Bannard and Larry Poons still making beautiful paintings, but he’s been involved and productive within it since the 1980s. Vecsey is younger, but no less invested in Color Field abstraction, though she comes to it by way of the Tonalist landscape.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery features Susan Vecsey and James Walsh, June  5, 2014 - Artdaily.com

Berry Campbell Gallery features Susan Vecsey and James Walsh

June 5, 2014 - Artdaily.com

NEW YORK, NY.- Berry Campbell announces an exhibition of paintings by Susan Vecsey and James Walsh. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 6 to 8 pm. Susan Vecsey, who works in the traditions of Color Field and Tonalist painting, has moved in the direction of Minimalism in her current work. While her compositions are seemingly simple, there is a well-thought-out process for each painting, including preparatory charcoal drawings with calculated geometries and numerous color studies in search of precise color combinations. The size and shape of each canvas are long considered. The materials, the quality of the pigment, and the texture of the linen are just as important as the composition. Paint is applied through pouring or staining. Vecsey states, "With poured paint, timing is everything, and it is important to be decisive with it and also ready to accept or reject the unexpected." Her abstract paintings convey certain emotions and references to nature through their shapes and colors, becoming vehicles for us to access our own memories and experiences. 

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/70566/Berry-Campbell-Gallery-features-Susan-Vecsey-and-James-Walsh#.U5CWEV7oa5w[/url]
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News: Susan Vecsey in Architectural Digest, May 17, 2014 - Architectural Digest

Susan Vecsey in Architectural Digest

May 17, 2014 - Architectural Digest

Susan Vecsey featured in the June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest on page 169.  Designs by Carrier and Company (Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller).

Susan Vecsey show opens at Berry Campbell Gallery on June 5, 2014.

Link to photographs and article:

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2014-06/carrier-and-co-southampton-new-york-retreat-slideshow_slideshow_Guest-Room_5

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News: Shredded, Sliced and Covered Up, May  6, 2014 - Karin Lipson for the New York Times

Shredded, Sliced and Covered Up

May 6, 2014 - Karin Lipson for the New York Times

Ordinarily, as she will tell you, Janet Goleas, the curator of the exhibition “Redacted” at the Islip Art Museum, is not much of a political animal.

But around the time WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, burst into the news a few years ago, “I started thinking of government documents, and eventually of redacted documents,” Ms. Goleas said recently. “It seemed I started seeing them everywhere,” as stories about classified material kept cropping up.

An artist and blogger as well as a curator, she began pondering the many meanings and functions of concealment and redaction, which by one perhaps antiquated definition simply means adapting or editing for publication....

Another artist, Eric Dever, of Water Mill, is showing a series of eight paintings whose color he has limited to variations on red, white and black — in effect, editing out all other colors in his exercise in artistic redaction.

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News: Berry Campbell features Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, May  5, 2014 - Artdaily

Berry Campbell features Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America

May 5, 2014 - Artdaily

NEW YORK, NY.- Berry Campbell announces Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring paintings by sixteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence. 

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/69904/Berry-Campbell-Gallery-features-masters-of-expressionism-in-Postwar-America#.U2kC-V531g1[/url]
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News: Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, April 24, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America

April 24, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring painting by thirteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence. 

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News: Eric Dever at Islip Art Museum, April  1, 2014

Eric Dever at Islip Art Museum

April 1, 2014

Islip Art Museum is pleased to present REDACTED, a group exhibition curated by Janet Goleas, featuring selected paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage and assemblage by artists Josh Blackwell, Sharon Butler, Jonathan Callan, Eric Dever, Stacy Fisher, Brian Gaman, Jim Lee, Lauren Luloff, Stefana McClure, Linda Miller, Bonnie Rychlak, Mathias Schmeid, Tim Spelios, Ryan Steadman, Ryan Wallace, Ross Watts and Letha Wilson.

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News: Berry Campbell Gallery to Represent Susan Vecsey, March 26, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell Gallery to Represent Susan Vecsey

March 26, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the representation of New York-based painter, SUSAN VECSEY.  Vecsey is widely held in both public and private collections and most recently, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, acquired White Main Beach for their permanent collection.  

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News: Gallery Hopping in Chelsea, March 20, 2014 - Alexis Petrosky for Artnet

Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

March 20, 2014 - Alexis Petrosky for Artnet

We’re starting downtown in Chelsea at Berry Campbell, whose latest show, Raymond Hendler: Swinging Heart, is set to open this Thursday. The show will display the abstract expressionist works ofRaymond Hedler (American, 1923-1998) created between 1957 and 1964.The artist began his career in Paris as early as 1949, playing a key role in the Abstract Expressionist movement that took hold in both Paris and across the ocean in the avant-garde artistic circles of New York.

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News: Artcritical Pick: Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell, March  7, 2014 - Piri Halasz for Artcritical

Artcritical Pick: Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell

March 7, 2014 - Piri Halasz for Artcritical

In the 1960s they called it “color-field painting” and after 1970, it was increasingly called “modernism,” by which time it attracted less attention.  But the artists kept at it. Now, to judge from four overlapping exhibitions of this later period, there may be fresh interest in what they did.  “Walter Darby Bannard: Dragon Water,” at Berry Campbell, is up through March 15.  Although Bannard was known in the early ‘60s for minimalist paintings, by the 1970s he had shifted to modernism, reveling in its succulent surfaces and offbeat colors.  This show is all from the 70s.  As is evident from “Pakistani,” he could convey a swinging, curtain-like motion with colors both radiant and restrained: mauve, purple, pale-to-vibrant orange and pale, almost citric lime-yellow. PIRI HALASZ

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News: Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings at Molloy College, March  6, 2014 - Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College

Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings at Molloy College

March 6, 2014 - Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College

The Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College is proud to partner with Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea to exhibit Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972. Through the efforts and generosity of Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, the Kaiser Art Gallery has been fortunate enough to travel the Ruda exhibition.

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News: Bravo, Bannard: A Major Show in Chelsea, March  4, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Bravo, Bannard: A Major Show in Chelsea

March 4, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Walter Darby Bannard is a hedonist, and proud of it. He believes that the role of art is to give pleasure. It’s not meant to be an intellectual exercise, or political propaganda, or even an illustration of something that it’s not (though he has plenty of room in his lexicon for representational painters, past and present, whose work pleasures the eye, regardless of what else it may or may not do).

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News: Edwin Ruda (1922 - 2014) Passed Away on February 25, 2014 at 91, February 25, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Edwin Ruda (1922 - 2014) Passed Away on February 25, 2014 at 91

February 25, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

February 25, 2014, New York, New York -- Edwin Ruda passed away at age 91.   Ruda was born in New York City in 1922 and grew up in the East Bronx.  He graduated from Cornell University in 1947, having interrupted his studies to enlist in the navy during World War II.  In 1949 he received a Master of Arts from Columbia University and spent the following decade studying in Mexico City, teaching at the University of Texas, and completing a Master of Fine Arts at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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News: Ann Purcell at Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC, February 20, 2014 - Press Release

Ann Purcell at Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC

February 20, 2014 - Press Release

Washington Art Matters II:  1940s-1980s, opened Saturday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, March 16, is a second opportunity to revisit Washington DC’s most celebrated artists of the 20th century.

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News: Walter Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea, February 19, 2014 - Artfix Daily

Walter Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea

February 19, 2014 - Artfix Daily

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 – Berry Campbell is pleased to announce, Walter Darby Bannard: Dragon Water, featuring sixteen paintings from the 1970s. Bannard, a leader in the development of Color Field Painting in the late 1950s, has been committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over five decades. During his undergraduate years at Princeton University, he joined fellow students, the painter Frank Stella and the critic and art historian Michael Fried, in conversations that expanded aesthetic definitions and led to an emphasis on opticality as the defining feature of pictorial art.

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News: Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings (1969 - 1972) Opens at Berry Campbell Gallery, January  6, 2014

Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings (1969 - 1972) Opens at Berry Campbell Gallery

January 6, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including sixteen paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972.

Unafraid to step beyond stylistic boundaries, Edwin Ruda consistently probed the incongruities and connections between minimalism and the geometric and lyrical modes of abstraction.  Ruda’s “band” paintings embody his efforts to reconcile these two divergent forms. The result is an elegant, radiant body of work. Loosening the flow of his paint, Ruda introduced pure and translucent bands of colors that are rarely part of minimalist statements.  He then worked through the resulting contradictions without allowing structure or formlessness to dominate.

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News: Maine Home + Design (December 2013), November 27, 2013 - Britta Konau

Maine Home + Design (December 2013)

November 27, 2013 - Britta Konau

Joining Forces

A true "boomerang," Ken Greenleaf grew up in Damariscotta and returned to Maine after having lived in New York for 20 years.  He has had solo and group shows at various New York galleries, including Tibor de Nagy, and in 1994 participated in a two-person show at the Farnsworth Art Museum with Dozier Bell, who is now his wife.

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News: On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College

November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

What are the results when artists use charcoal as their main medium, instead of as a basic learning tool or preparatory medium? Paul Sattler, director of Skidmore's Schick Galleryanswers that question with a new show, "Charcoal!"

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News: On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College

November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

What are the results when artists use charcoal as their main medium, instead of as a basic learning tool or preparatory medium? Paul Sattler, director of Skidmore's Schick Galleryanswers that question with a new show, "Charcoal!"

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Color Field paintings by Canadian artist William Perehudoff

November 15, 2013 - Lesley Peterson

COLOR! I’m excited to talk about a show I just saw at the new Berry Campbell gallery in New York: William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s.

It’s delightful, though not surprising, that a New York art gallery would choose an abstract painter from the Canadian prairies for their opening show. There are actually intriguing historic ties between the art communities of Saskatchewan and New York City.  Read on.

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News: Review of William Perehudoff Exhibition, November 14, 2013 - Piri Halasz

Review of William Perehudoff Exhibition

November 14, 2013 - Piri Halasz

Berry Campbell is a new gallery, formed by the partnership of Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, two bright young graduates of Spanierman (which has concurrently relocated to West 55th Street, near 12th Avenue). 

For their inaugural exhibition, Berry Campbell has chosen to feature William Perehudoff, a Canadian color-field painter who was born in 1919 and died only last February at the ripe age of 93. He is well-known in Canada, though less known here. 

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News: Edward Avedisian Opens on November 21, November  7, 2013

Edward Avedisian Opens on November 21

November 7, 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 8, 2013 – BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the November 21st opening of Edward Avedisian: The Soho Years, presenting nineteen vibrantly colored paintings and works on paper.  The Soho Years will feature works painted between the early 1960s and 70s when Avedisian was living and working in the Soho neighborhood of New York.  These abstract works such as his biomorphic forms, striped orbs, and stripes with splashes were prominently featured in Artforum (including the magazine’s cover in January 1969), Artnews, and Arts magazines. 

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News: BERRY CAMPBELL Inaugural Exhibition, October 17, 2013

BERRY CAMPBELL Inaugural Exhibition

October 17, 2013

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Berry Campbell Opens in New York

October 16, 2013 - Art Media Agency (AMA)

A new gallery has opened its doors in the Chelsea district of New York. The Berry Campbell Gallery, at 530 West 24th Street, is to present post-war and contemporary art, aiming to showcase established, mid-career and emerging artists, including Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Eric Dever, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Jodie Manasevit, William Perehudoff and Ann Purcell.

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