John Newsom, Bestiary
May 1 - June 30, 2013
John Newsom’s “Bestiary” is his first one-person exhibition in NY in seven years and in this interval he has honed his remarkable skills as one of our consummate painters of his generation. His works are elegiac verses where a moment of life is luxuriously captured and lurking on the periphery of our consciousness is the thought that life is fleeting; it is not just seasonal, it is precarious. These are paintings each about 2 ½ years in the making and are comprised of layers of mental and physical effort. They are sumptuous art works of a master draftsman with finely rendered raccoon whiskers along with uninhibited freedom. Every painting by John Newsom is a full commitment.
May 2013: "Sakahan: International Indigenous Art," featuring artwork by Jeffrey Gibson opens at the National Gallery of Canada
The exhibition will be on view through September 2, 2013.
May 2013: Marc Straus at Pulse Contemporary, booth D6, May 9 - 12, 2013
Featuring Jeffrey Gibson, Charles Hinman, and Antonio Santin.
Visit the Pulse website for more information
May 2013: Entang Wiharso is now represented by Marc Straus
May 2013: Jeffrey Gibson solo exhibition "Love Song" opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Entang Wiharso is one of the leading artists from Indonesia. He will be representing the country at the Venice Biennale this summer.
"Gibson has located in his work a compelling paradigm: that the categories between abstract painting histories and Native American visual histories and materials are not so very far apart, and that Gibson’s own heritage and training might productively bridge the two." Love Song
is on view through July 14, 2013.
May 2013: Group exhibition featuring Ulf Puder and Sven Kroner opening May 4 at Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig
Le Peintre de la Vie Moderne
on display May 4 - June 14 at Spinnereistraße 07, Leipzig.
April 2013: Jong Oh solo exhibition opens at Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin
The exhibition of new site-specific work will be on view April 26 through June 8, 2013 at Lindenstrasse 35, Berlin.
April 2013: John Newsom discusses upcoming exhibition at MARC STRAUS with World of Aerin
Aerin Lauder writes, "I love Brooklyn-based artist John Newsom’s work. His pieces are bold, bright, and full of unexpected color combinations...In person, John is just as exuberant and confident as his work. His enthusiasm for what he does is really infectious. In anticipation of his May 1st opening of his new show at Marc Straus gallery, John sat down to talk about his new work, life as an artist, and what’s next."Read Interview
March 2013: Huffington Post, "Old World Meets New World: Paul Pretzer in Dresden and New York"
Patrick McGinnis writes, "It's always gratifying to discover new artists, especially younger artists who take risks and who reflect their own personal development in their pieces. Paul Pretzer, a Dresden, Germany-based painter who is showing at the Marc Straus Gallery on New York's Lower East Side, is just that sort of artist."Read Review
March 2013: "Painting heterotopia: an interview with Zlatan Vehabovic" at the Ikon Arts Foundation
The artist discusses the body of work that will be on view at MARC STRAUS in his upcoming exhibition.Read More
February 2013: Charles Hinman in "Going into the Dark" at The Painting Center
The group exhibition, curated by Amalia Piccinini, will be on view through March 23, 2013 at 547 West 2th Street, New York.Read More
February 2013: Martha Mysko and Anne Vieux, "Down the Pigeon Hole" at The Culture Room through March 3, 2013
The collaborative installation will be on view at 163 Starr Street #4L, Bushwick, Brooklyn.Read More
February 2013: Ulf Puder included in "now here: Contemporary Art from the Kunstfonds" at Lipsiusbau, Stattliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
"In the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, this ‘hidden’ collection of contemporary art from the Kunstfonds will be shown to a wide audience for the first time. On view are works of the genre painting, photography, graphic art, installation and film – by more than 65 artists in which the main lines of development of the young artistic work in Saxony from the mid-1990s until today become visible."Read More
February 2013: Paul Pretzer highlighted by Cool Hunting
"Currently on view at Marc Straus Gallery in NYC, an exhibition by Paul Pretzer brings primates, cardinals and painterly expression together for a carnivalesque look at the history of art. Riffing off of classical compositions—most notably Spanish masters Velázquez and Goya—the Dresden-born artist takes an attitude of irreverence along with impressive skill and respect for traditional technique."Read More
February 2013: Marc Straus writes about the evolution of the Lower East Side in The Art Section
February 2013: Marin Majić solo exhibition highlighted by Art in America
"Frankfurt-born, Berlin-based painter Marin Majic walks a very fine line between comedy and mystery in his show of paintings, mostly based on found images, and in almost all cases he gets it just right. Why is the young girl in Hundstag II holding that dog so awkwardly? What in the world is the meaning of the bouquet of birds held aloft by the young girl in Küken (Chicks)? Majic combines found and invented imagery in surreal scenes reminiscent of the New Leipzig School, but wonderfully odd in their own right."Read More
February 2013: Ulf Puder on view in Der Gemalte Raum/Painted Space at the Essle Museum, Klosterneuberg, Austria
"'Der Gemalte Raum' connects very different artistic positions of the last 40 years that share a concern with spatial structures and architecture. In abstract or concrete painting, space in a painting becomes “area”." The exhibition is on view in the Schoemer-Haus at the Essl Museum through Summer 2013.Read More
January 2013: Marin Majić reviewed and interviewed in Artefuse
Read Article Read Interview
January 2013: Jeffrey Gibson named as grant recipient for the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors program
January 2013: Sven Kroner exhibition with John Cornu opens at Galerie Anne de Villepoix
"Qu' on en finisse" will be on display until February 28, 2013.
January 2013: Zlatan Vehabović featured in Time Out Croatia
"Arguably one of the most poignant pictures to be exhibited at Zagreb’s Lauba gallery during the course of 2012 was Zlatan Vehabovic’s Departure
, a triptych devoted to a pile of cardboard packing cases – as if someone is preparing to move out in the aftermath of a break-up. It certainly confirmed Vehabovic (born in Banja Luka in 1982) as the rising star of Croatian figurative painting. Vehabovic has spent the last few years producing narrative paintings that are both easy on the eye and wrong-footingly surreal."
January 2013: Ulf Puder in "Saxony: Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection" at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
"The exhibition presents work on paper from the Deutsche Bank Collection, featuring 32 contemporary artists with biographical links to Saxony.
While the spectrums of topics that the artists cover – among them Gerhard Richter, Imi Knoebel, Blinky Palermo, Georg Baselitz or Neo Rauch - do vary, they also reveal correspondence: the critical appraisal of German identity and history, visions of modernity, the ideologically charged clash of images between East and West, between figuration and abstraction. ... The section 'Spatial Entities in Colour' presents corresponding works that thematise both the colour and also the fluid points of transition between abstraction and figuration. In the selected pieces by Uwe Kowski, Ulf Puder or Jörg Herold, colour describes delicately or aqueously formed bodies, spaces and pictograms."
January 2013: Antonio Santin featured in Casa Vogue Brazil January issue
January 2013: Leonardo Silaghi solo exhibition "Noise Distorted Perspective" opens at Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
On view through February 23, 2013.
January 2013: Jeffrey Gibson exhibition "Tipi Poles (Performing as Lines)" opens at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
On view at Rollins College through May 12, 2013. Gibson is also a Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist.
January 2013: Works by Charles Hinman and Chris Jones on display in "Currents" exhibition at Knoxville Museum of Art
December 2012: Jeffrey Gibson at MARC STRAUS reviewed in Hyperallergic
"Gibson articulates truth through his materials, which, as Wittgenstein’s dictum states, shows what cannot be said. In Gibson’s case, his message is a deep emotional truth, born of history and memory, made present through the motion of his own hands."
December 2012: Crescendo by John Newsom honored in celebration at US Library of Congress
November 2012: Charles Hinman at MARC STRAUS reviewed in Art in America
"With Hinman, what you see might be what you see, but it will be more than what you see at first. He requires time from his viewers, maybe because when he began his artistic career, there seemed to be more of it. You should give it to him; it will be time well spent."
November 2012: Work by Jeffrey Gibson at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 on view through February 10, 2013
November 2012: Thomas Bangsted Nocturnes at Galleri Tom Christoffersen
Photographic works by Thomas Bangsted on display through November 17, 2012.
October 2012: Chris Jones in "The First Cut: Paper at the Cutting Edge" exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.
This group show of 31 international artists is on display until January 27, 2013.
October 2012: Robert C. Morgan reviews Charles Hinman in The Brooklyn Rail.
"The current exhibition at Marc Straus Gallery on the Lower East Side may represent a long overdue comeback for Hinman."
September 2012: John Newsom is currently participating in a group exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Located at 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY, the exhibition will run through October 15th, 2012.
August 2012: Art in General is pleased to present a new site-specific installation by Jong Oh
July 2012: Marc and Livia Straus "Collectors" in Immo Magazine.
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