April 10 – May 10, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 6 – 8pm
New York, Thursday, February 28, 2008. Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Jake Berthot at 541 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York City from April 10 through May 10, 2008. This is the second solo exhibition for Jake Berthot at the Betty Cuningham Gallery. Composed of approximately fourteen paintings and a selection of drawings, the show draws from Berthot’s work over the past three years. A fully illustrated publication with Berthot’s “Notes from Notes to Myself” accompanies the exhibition. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Thursday, April 10th from 6-8pm.
The paintings range in size from 19 x 18 inches to 46 x 52 inches. Each is a quiet contemplative, typically dark, space with reference to landscape. Landscape entered into Berthot’s painting following his move from New York City to upstate New York in 1996. These new works continue to have the central deep meditative space of his earlier work, in the 1970’s a gently touched rectangle, in the 1980’s a bar or hovering oval, and now a quietly emerging tree or glimpse of light.
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