PAINT

January 10 - February 16, 2013

Afternoon in Umbria, 2010

Oil on canvas

51 1/4 x 63 3/4 in. (130.18 x 161.93 cm)

Signed and dated on verso

WB13594

David Reed

#627, 2012

Alkyd and oil on polyester

102 x 18 in. (259.08 x 45.72 cm)

DR13784

Gordon Moore

Looped, 2011

Oil, pumice and latex on canvas

82 3/4 x 57 1/8 in. (210.19 x 145.1 cm)

Signed and dated on verso

GM13559

Jake Berthot

Janlori Loop, 2008-09

Oil on linen

43 x 49 in. (109.22 x 124.46 cm)

Signed, titled and dated on verso

JB13366

Judy Glantzman

Torque, 2001

Oil on canvas

92 3/8 x 81 3/4 in. (234.63 x 207.65 cm)

JG12891

Charles Garabedian

Mythical Beast, 2003-04

Crayon and acrylic on paper

48 x 69 in. (121.92 x 175.26 cm)

CG10409

John Walker

Looking Out to Sea I, 2012

Oil on Canvas

84 x 66 in. (213.36 x 167.64 cm)

JW13775

Stanley Lewis

Lake Chautauqua, 2012

Oil on Canvas

35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.38 cm)

SL13753

David Bates

Purple Violets, 2012

Oil on panel

14 x 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

signed lower left, signed, titled and dated reverse

DB13761

John Lees

Andromache, 1995-2010

Oil on canvas

14 x 8 in. (35.56 x 20.32 cm)

Signed, titled and dated on verso

JL13410

Press Release

PAINT

January 10– February 16, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th 6 – 8 PM

On Thursday, January 10th, Betty Cuningham Gallery will open a group exhibition titled PAINT which will include paintings and works on paper by ten artists: William Bailey, David Bates, Jake Berthot, Charles Garabedian, Judy Glantzman, John Lees, Stanley Lewis, Gordon Moore, David Reed, and John Walker. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artists on January 10, 6-8pm.

In this exhibition the single common element is PAINT and from that point forward each artist delivers his or her own distinct vocabulary. Charles Garabedian and William Bailey give us their personal, imaginary visions, while Stanley Lewis builds his canvas on site, tightly adhering to an empirical view. David Reed concentrates on the message of the brush mark, both in terms of time and length, while Gordon Moore unites his fragmented spaces with both determined and casual lines. 

A few of the artists, particularly William Bailey, Judy Glantzman and David Bates, quote earlier Masters (i.e. the weight of Courbet, the expression of Goya and the muscularity of Hartley respectively). The quotes acknowledge their respect for the Masters and become a foundation to express their own private worlds. Jake Berthot, John Lees and John Walker acknowledge the history that precedes them but free themselves from the particular, each in a different way, and straddle the distinction between abstraction and representation.

Like music, the language of painting crosses national borders, is shared by common perception and challenges us to follow the route being paved by each artist.

The current exhibition includes seven artists from the gallery along with three guest artists: Stanley Lewis, David Reed and John Walker.

Click below for full press release.