Abstract Friday in Bushwick and the Bronx

Tisch Abelow, Untitled (very tizdayle), 2009, gouache on paper, 68 x 82″ (Note: Images are from the artists’ websites and may not be in the show.)
Saira McLaren, “blue mountains,” watercolour on canvas, 48 x 36, 2010

 Sheldon Sean Moyer, Untitled (alphapbet #1), 2010, acrylic on panel, 24″ x 30″

Meghan Petras, ceramic head

Curator Jon Lutz’s latest project, “Beach on the Moon,” an exhibition co-curated with Jamison Brosseau, is on display at WILDLIFE this Friday, April 29, 7-11pm. Artists include Tisch Abelow, Martin Bromirski, Mairikke Dau, Saira McLaren, Sheldon Sean Moyer, Meghan Petras and Mitchell Wright.

Also on Friday: The closing party for “The Working Title,” a 32-artist survey of recent abstraction curated by Kris Chatterson & Vince Contarino at the Bronx River Arts Center. If you can’t make it to the show, a full color catalog with essays by artist Shirley Kaneda and indie curator Jon Lutz is available on Blurb.

  Jered Sprecher, “Ahab,” 2010, oil on canvas, 20� x 16,” in the BRAC exhibition
(L to R) Joy Curtis, “St. Magnet,” 2011; Osamu Kobayashi, “Eternal Gathering,” 2010; Tamara Zahaykevich, “glowing teef,” 2009; Douglas Melini, “Fluent Green,” 2011; Kris Chatterson, Untitled, 2011.
 Amy Feldman, “Whole,” 2009, acrylic on canvas, 80� x 90� 

To put the new abstraction in context, check out “70 Years of Abstract Painting � Excerpts,” at Jason McCoy through May 20 , 2011.  Artists include Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Peggy Bates, Norman Bluhm, Giorgio Cavallon, Cora Cohen, Gene Davis, Friedel Dzubas, Joe Fyfe, James Gahagan, Al Held, Maxwell Hendler, Hans Hofmann, Sharon Horvath, Terrell James, Paul Kelpe, Martin Kline, Nick Lamia, Jim Lee, Sarah Mattes, Martin Mullin, John McLaughlin, Rob Nadeau, George Negroponte, Thomas Nozkowski, Paul Pagk, Charles Pollock, Jackson Pollock, Man Ray, Willy Bo Richardson, Jennifer Riley, Russell Roberts, Charles Seliger, Leon Polk Smith, Hedda Sterne, Robert Thiele, Gwenn Thomas, Marc Van Cauwenbergh, Vaclav Vytlacil, Leslie Wayne, Helen Miranda Wilson, and John Zinsser. Installation images below.

And keep in mind: This is the last week to see “Geometric Days,” an excellent abstraction show rooted in geometry, at Exit Art, and Li Trincere at Minus Space.

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  1. Thank you Sharon for this nice 'overview blog post'.

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