March 21, 2011

the working title | Bronx River Art Center (BRAC)

The Working Title is a 32-artist group survey of recent abstraction organized by the amazing Progress Report

Opening Reception: Friday, March 25, 6-9pm

The name of the exhibition refers to the changing classification, description, or title that is given to abstraction. By nature, abstraction resists tradition and categorization transforming itself into a highly visual moving target. These artists employ abstraction as a means to investigate different approaches to materials, systems, media and content. Rather than following a pre-established doctrine of romantic sentimentality, most of the works elicit an air of experimentation, familiarity, and an overall sense of purpose.

The Working Title brings together different perspectives on abstraction in conversation with each other. Minimalism, post-modern, geometric, gestural, formal, color filed, video and process-driven works occupying the same room, creating unpredictable relationships through contrasting approaches.

Having direct access to technology has become an important tool for artists to share and discuss their practice, making connections on a regional and global level. The collective stance and attitudes on making art are less defensive than they used to be, opening up conversations with the past by seeking out and elaborating on previous approaches that may have been marginalized or forgotten.

The Working Title is on view from March 25 – April 2, 2011.
BRAC's Temporary Gallery Location: 305 E 140th St #1A Bronx, NY 10454 

March 7, 2011

Jonas Wood

huge admiration for Jonas Wood's new show at Anton Kern until March 26, 2011


Shio Shrine, 2010
Oil and acrylic on canvas
86 x 90 inches

Bird Cages, 2010
Oil and acrylic on Linen
80 x 65 inches

Sun Porch, 2010
Oil and acrylic on canvas
120 x 104 1/4 inches

Helen Frankenthaler

Small's Paradise, 1964, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 94 inches

Blue Atmosphere, 1964

Summerscene, Provincetown, 1961
Acrylic on canvas mounted on paperboard
20 x 24 inches