Saturday, June 02, 2012

Julius Grimm (1842-1906)

“The painting was created in 1888 by Julius Grimm (1842-1906), a German scientific photographer whose techniques of mapping the surface of the moon became famous when his acclaimed Atlas der Astrophysik was published in 1881. After meeting the Grand Duke Friedrich I von Baden, an astronomy enthusiast, in 1887, Grimm decided to paint a representation of the moon, based on his photographs, to be presented to the Grand Duke. The painting shows the moon as it can never be seen in reality: fully lit across the entire surface at once. The painting’s highly textured surface faithfully represents the actual landscape of the moon, which Grimm determined with precision by examining the shadows cast during the various lunar phases. When lighted from the direction Grimm indicated with a painted arrow, the ridges of paint cast shadows that create the photorealistic effect of the painting.” — EON

Monday, May 14, 2012

Face to Face at Adam Baumgold Gallery

. . . . Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition Face to Face from May 17 through June 29, 2012. The exhibition will explore different approaches to portraits, in a diverse range of styles, by 35 contemporary and 20th century artists. Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the following artists: John Ahearn, Chechu Alava, Donald Baechler, William Bailey, Deborah Barrett, Marc Bell, Elisheva Biernoff, Bette Blank, John Borowicz, Charles Burns, George Condo, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Jules Feiffer, Rafael Ferrer, Dan Fischer, Renée French, Frohawk Two Feathers, Jessica Gandolf, Alex Katz, Annie Kevans, David Levine, Francesco Merletti, Aris Moore, Jim Nutt, Erik Parker, Raymond Pettibon, Huston Ripley, Seth, Pamela Shoemaker, Saul Steinberg, Robin Tewes, Felandus Thames, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, and Ray Yoshida.

Here are the pieces I'll have in the exhibition

6.25" x 4.25"
graphite on paper

Hamming It Up
6.25 x 4.25

The Wayward Au Pair
6.26 x 4.25

Self Portrait En Grisaille
14 x 11
oil on linen

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Allison Schulnik - FOREST


I was swimmin' in the Caribbean
Animals were hiding behind the rocks
Except the little fish
But they told me, he swears
Tryin' to talk to me, coy koi.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Fiction/Non-Fiction at Adam Baumgold

My drawing "Sisters" (post below) will be included in the exhibition Fiction/Non-Fiction at Adam Baumgold Gallery opening next week


March 16 - April , 2012

For Immediate Release:

. . Adam Baumgold Gallery presents Fiction/Nonfiction from March 16 - April 21, 2012. This exhibition explores different types of narrative in drawings, paintings, and sculpture from the ambiguous and open-ended to the fully realized. Artists included in the exhibition are Rafael Ferrer, Saul Steinberg, George Grosz, Robin Tewes, Mark Tansey, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet, Charles Burns, Robert Crumb, Seth, Renée French,Tony Fitzpatrick, Barbara Kruger Ed Ruscha, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Glen Baxter, Marc Bell, Marcel Dzama, John Borowicz, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Mark Kostabi, Adam Dant, Elisheva Biernoff, Ruth Marten, Jules Feiffer, Huston Ripley, Bette Blank, Ellen Lanyon, Scott Teplin, Emilie Selden, and Anton van Dalen.

. . .Featured in the exhibition is Saul Steinberg's drawing Allegory, 1963, which combines symbols for beauty, justice, progress, and death to create an absurdist pastiche. In his double-sided drawing Der Dichter am Schreibtisch (At the Writing Table) 1921, George Grosz bemoans the failure of the literary scene with his image of a writer struggling to put pen to the page, and a coffin looming behind him. Tony Fitzpatrick's drawing collage Juarez Beast, 2011 metaphorically tells of the harsh realities of the Mexican drug trade and its brutal consequences, especially on women.

. . .Mark Tansey's cut-out painting, Untitled 1982, depicts a man methodically arranging stone tiles into a floor as if it were a jigsaw puzzle. In an unsettlingly serene and warm scene, Robin Tewes's painting 911, 2002 makes a symbolic reference to the tragedy using her own surrealist vocabulary, without affecting false sentimentality. Elisheva Biernoff's lifelike paintings of postcards memorialize the final journeys of lost explorers. Bette Blank's romantic painting Starlight Drive-In 2012 transports us back to a simpler time.

. . .Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Robert Crumb, and Julie Doucet draw quasi-autobiographical comic tales that are funny and poignant in their honesty. Chris Ware's drawing Jordan Lint: Age 58 & 59 (Childbirth and Stepdaughter Bikini) approximates Lint's inner life through a muddled stream of overlaid thoughts, personal symbols and mislaid memories. In The Green Ghost & Co., 2011 Seth assembles an unlikely cast of comic characters, invented for his book The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. Charles Burns's drawing El Borbah: Title Page: Love in Vein, 1999 evokes pulp fiction, heavy metal, and noir film.

. . .The large ink and watercolor drawing by Adam Dant, The Coliseum: Culture vs. Transit, 2012, unites quotidian drama and high art as a series of commuter trains rudely interrupts a performance of Swan Lake at the Coliseum Theatre in London. A man is unceremoniously tied up in the center of a room while four other men consult maps and plans in an undefined, ritualistic game in Glen Baxter's Untitled, 1973.


graphite on paper with collage, 14" x 11", 2011

Woman With Apple

Woman With Apple
graphite on paper
10" x 5 1/2"

Breathing Woman

Breathing Woman
graphite on paper
7 1/2" x 6"

Woman With Magic

Woman With Magic
graphite on paper
7 1/2" x 6"