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Dan Christensen’s ‘Late Calligraphic Stains’ at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York

February 8, 2017 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

Berry Campbell, New York presents an exhibition of paintings by late artist Dan Christensen (1942-2007) that will run from February 9 through March 11, 2017.     

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Eric Dever's Paintings Chosen for U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong

January 26, 2017 - Star Staff for East Hampton Star

The United States Consulate in Hong Kong is currently exhibiting two paintings by Eric Dever, who has a house in Bridgehampton. “NSIBTW-40” is an oil on canvas measuring 72 inches square; “NSIBTW-22” is an oil on linen of the same dimensions. 

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Secret Hamptons spots to visit during the off-season

January 26, 2017 - Roberta Bernstein for New York Post

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill

In 2012, the venerable 120-year-old museum moved from Southampton to a stunning Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on 14 acres of meadow in Water Mill. The collection ranges from the 19th- to 21st-century (adults $12 , seniors $9, children under 18 free).

COLORFUL ADDITIONS EXPAND MOCA’S PERMANENT COLLECTION

January 25, 2017 - Denise M. Reagan

 

Some of the additions are featured in The Evolution of Mark-making, now on display on the second floor. Project Atrium artist Shinique Smith donated her Something from Nothing Bundle (2008). The hanging satellite contains clothing and accessories donated to a church in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which came to the artist when New Orleans refused clothing in lieu of funds.

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Artists You Need To Know On Instagram In Early 2017

January 15, 2017 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine

Artists have been in constant production right up to the last days of 2016. Here are some images of new art that we have been noticing on Instagram in early 2017. Some of the work here is known to me already or collaborators of Whitehot Magazine and some unknown - mostly great artists to watch.

Let the games begin...WM

When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U.

January 12, 2017 - Holland Cotter for the New York Times

When a call went out online recently for an art world protest strike — “no work, no school, no business” — on Inauguration Day, more than 200 artists, most based in New York, many well known, quickly signed on. In numbers, they represent a mere fraction of the present art world, and there was reason to expect the list would grow. By contrast, in New York in the 1950s, 200 artists pretty much were that world, and one divided into several barely tangent circles.    

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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR: PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY INAUGURAL FAIR PRESENTED BY ART MIAMI

January 10, 2017 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

Jill Nathanson is a talented painter who makes magic on canvas by using a technique of poured polymer, which forms overlapping layers of translucency that provide unfamiliar albeit fresh gorgeous hues and are delightful to examine and savor. Over the last four decades, she has deepened her study of color dynamics through methodically delving into chance and risk to ultimately create unity. Berry Campbell, New York. (http://www.berrycampbell.com/)    

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Walter Darby Bannard (1934–2016)

December 13, 2016 - Barbara Rose

WALTER DARBY BANNARD WAS BORN TO WIN. He was the perfect American, a taller, more physically imposing but equally charming version of Warren Beatty, smiling and savvy, brilliant but mischievous. He could have been a movie star, a tennis pro, or at the very least a successful banker sporting a navy blazer and Exeter and Princeton degrees. But he wanted none of what the world could offer him.    

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The Permanent Collection: Materiality and Process” Opens at The Parrish Art Museum

December 12, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub

The exhibition "Material Witness" speaks to the sheer physical presence of paint itself and how the artist’s application and use of color creates radiant and dynamic effects. In Blinds and Shades, Josh Dayton literally extends the painted surface by attaching sculptural forms to the canvas, while Herman Cherry and John Opper use color to create paintings that seem to vibrate with energy. Willem de Kooning’s ribbon-like strokes, cascading in swathes of vibrant color, attest to the primacy of the material substance in the evolution of painting. Six of the eight paintings in this exhibition are on view for the first time at the Parrish's Water Mill location.    

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Bridgehampton artist Eric Dever's painting NSIBTW 50 was acquired for the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection.

November 16, 2016 - Pat Rogers for Hamptons Art Hub

Bridgehampton artist Eric Dever's painting NSIBTW 50 was acquired for the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection. He is represented by Berry Campbell gallery in New York.

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WALTER DARBY BANNARD (1934-2016): HE TOUCHED A LOT OF LIVES

November 1, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

When word broke on Facebook on October 2 that Walter Darby Bannard had died, I received more than the ordinary number of worried or consolatory emails. This was proof, if I needed any, that he was widely known and loved, not only for his fine painting but also for his teaching, for his role as dauntless defender of modernism in print, and for simply being a very nice guy. More    

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Modernism isn’t a style, he insisted, it’s a working attitude. Walter Darby Bannard, 1934 to 2016

October 26, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch

The magnificent painter Elisabeth Condon, who in early October met me at her show at Lesley Heller Workspace, did her best to console me when I broke into tears. I had been expressing my hope, shared among all of us who cared about Walter Darby Bannard, that he would be able to attend the opening for his exhibition of recent paintings at Berry Campbell Gallery, eleven days away. Those hopes had been banished that morning. He had succumbed to complications ensuing from treatments for liver cancer. Elisabeth remarked sagely: “He’ll have the last word. That was always his way.”

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Recognition at last for the women of Abstract Expressionism

October 20, 2016 - Emma Crichton Miller

The role of female artists in the development of Abstract Expressionism has historically been underplayed and the consequent value of their work in the marketplace diminished. But women played a key role in the articulation of the movement: as early as 1942, Lee Krasner’s work was exhibited alongside that of Jackson Pollock, her future husband; Joan Mitchell, Perle Fine, and Mary Abbott were regularly invited to the members-only Eighth Street Club, founded in 1949 by Willem de Kooning, Ad Reinhardt and others; and Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler (who later married Robert Motherwell) were included in the seminal ‘Ninth Street Exhibition’ alongside Krasner and Mitchell, organised by Leo Castelli in 1951. Women also participated in the museum shows of the day; Grace Hartigan took part in the 1956 MoMA exhibition ‘Twelve Americans’, which also featured paintings by Philip Guston and Franz Kline.    

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Jon Schueler at Berry Campbell, New York

October 19, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook

The exhibition presents selected works from the well-known series of paintings by American painter Jon Schueler, “Women in the Sky,” comprising eighteen oils and eight works on paper on display. Jon Schueler’s work incorporates human form, or its memories and mysteries, as figure has been a major influence in his thoughts which prominently reflected in his works. 

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Walter Darby Bannard, Artist of the Color Field Movement, Dies at 82

October 8, 2016 - William Grimes for The New York Times

Walter Darby Bannard, a Color Field painter whose elegant, severe abstract paintings of the late 1950s and early ’60s were the springboard for a lifetime’s exploration of color, form and the physicality of paint, died on Sunday in Miami. He was 82.

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Abstract Painter Walter Darby Bannard Dies at 82

October 4, 2016 - Hamptons Art Hub Staff

American abstract painter Walter Darby Bannard died on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Miami, announced Berry Campbell gallery. He was 82 years old. A pioneer of color field painting in the 1950s, Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016) was committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over six decades.

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Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016)

October 3, 2016 - ArtForum

Walter Darby Bannard, an American abstract painter and a pioneer of Color Field painting in the 1950s, died on Sunday, October 2, in Miami at the age of eighty-two.

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Walter Darby Bannard, 1934-2016

October 3, 2016 - Franklin Einspruch for Artblog.net

The presence of Walter Darby Bannard in my life was an accident. I went to graduate school at the University of Miami largely because my father was the dean of the College of Engineering and it made financial sense for my family. Darby was increasingly having trouble selling paintings in New York by the early '90s, he admitted to me, but he could have ended up at a lot of schools that would be happy to have someone of his caliber on the faculty. South Florida, he said, had the advantage of being warm.

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Joyce Weinstein

August 23, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

Although the scratchy lines convey a certain sense of itchiness or irritation, they are set in a context of quiet reflection. Thus as a whole these paintings are harmonious, not grating, organized and not chaotic. 

Above all, they are triumphantly human – though occasionally, a wild little sun puts in an appearance, as in the small gem that greets the visitor upon entering the gallery, and is entitled, “Winter Country Fields and Sky” (2015).

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Eric Dever on Canvas

August 8, 2016 - Mary Demaio for Long Island Post

Eric Dever’s work is black and white and red all over. He began using the limited color palette 10 years ago this month as a way to create subjective designs that echo hues from the environment. Before summer ends, people can experience his work at exhibits in New York City and the Hamptons. I caught up with Dever at his studio in Water Mill to find out more about his upcoming projects, what inspires his creativity and the meaning behind his abstractions.

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CHRISTINE BERRY: RESURGENCE IN ABSTRACTION IS LED BY WOMEN

August 4, 2016 - Denise M. Reagan

 

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell launched their gallery to bring attention to the works of a selection of postwar and contemporary artists and revealing how these artists have advanced ideas and lessons in powerful and new directions. Berry Campbell provided five paintings by Jill Nathanson for MOCA Jacksonville's Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction. Berry traveled to Jacksonville to see the exhibition, and we asked her a few questions.

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Multiple Gems at Art Southampton 2016

July 6, 2016 - Bruce Helander for Huffington Post

Mike Solomon creates beautiful, color saturated paintings that have a built-in grid reminiscent of early Larry Poons geometric accents, which contain an elegant veil of dreamlike mist. Solomon is a tastemaker if there ever was one, and coupled with his unusual acquaintances, including his experiences as a studio assistant to John Chamberlain, James Brooks and Charlotte Park, and collectors like Edward Albee, Beth DeWoody, Dan Flavin and Richard Meier, among others, this kind of professional support and relationships are simply golden, and it shows.

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A Charmed Life in Sarasota with Art at the Fore

July 2, 2016 - Carrie Seidman
 for Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It was New Year’s Day of 1946 when Annie Solomon and her husband Syd, who had finished his service as a camoufleur — a specialist in the design and implementation of camouflage — in the war, arrived in Sarasota, where they intended to start their new life together. They’d met five years earlier, just after Pearl Harbor, at a distant cousin’s wedding when Annie, a graduate of Ohio State, was 21.

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SUCCESSFUL BOXER AT BERRY CAMPBELL

June 2, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

A fair number of people by this time must know that I greatly admire the mostly-mixed- media abstract paintings of Stanley Boxer.  Since I started posting at this website, I’ve discussed his work four times, most recently and at greatest length when he showed at Spanierman Modern in 2012. Before then – around 2009, I believe – I dealt at even greater length in reviewing his retrospective that premiered in Richmond, Virginia and went on to tour in New England and Florida.

I am happy to report that his recent show at Berry Campbell (closed May 21) carried on his unique gifts with many more pleasures. 

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Fabricated Gallaxies: On Stanley Boxer

May 21, 2016 - Tim Keane for Hyperallergic

Painter Stanley Boxer used the term “manufacture” to describe his process. His late-period paintings currently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery demonstrate this notion of assemblage remarkably well. His abstractions integrate raw materials into a polished whole, all the while retaining evidence of painting as pure, manual labor.

Boxer’s body of work gives renewed meaning to what used to be called “all-over painting.” Employing multiple brushwork techniques within any single painting, Boxer crams his surfaces with impastos, drips, dabs, washes, and three dimensional objects, foregrounding both the serene and frictional properties of painting. Embedded materials such as sawdust, stones, glitter, twine, and netting produce mysterious depths within the thick, textured, melted and bleeding color.

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New Museum Exhibition Features Longtime Sarasota Artist Syd Solomon

April 28, 2016 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

Those familiar with the Sarasota visual arts scene will immediately know the name of painter Syd Solomon, whose large-scale, colorful abstract works have drawn attention and collectors for decades. But they may not fully realize how Solomon’s work was influenced by his days as an aerial camoufluer in World War II. An exhibition opening April 29 at the Museum of Art in DeLand, Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed: Camouflage & Lettering in the Artist’s Work, aims to change that.

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Press Release for Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed | A Traveling Museum Exhibition

April 12, 2016 - Christine Berry and Mike Solomon

A Traveling Museum Exhibition of 36 paintings and works on paper with a hardcover catalog with essays by Michael Auping – Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, George Bolge- Director, Museum of Art in Deland, FL and the eminent Art Historian, Dr. Gail Levin. 

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CMCA announces 2016 exhibition schedule

April 6, 2016 - Themaineedge.com

Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2016 are Christine Berry, director of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, and John Yau, noted writer, poet, and art critic for Hyperallergic. This show is sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and CHUBB.

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Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn

March 29, 2016 - Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times

Starting on June 12, “Women of Abstract Expressionism” will spotlight virtual unknowns like Judith Godwin and Perle Fine, alongside the handful who broke through, including Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler. Ms. Chanzit’s research convinced the museum to acquire seven canvases in the show.

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Exhibition of works by Raymond Hendler

March 20, 2016 - Artdaily.org

A first-generation action painter, Raymond Hendler started his career as an Abstract Expressionist in Paris, as early as 1949. In the years that followed, he played a significant role in the movement, both in New York, where he was the youngest voting member of the New York Artist’s Club and a friend of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Harold Rosenberg and in Philadelphia, where he ran an avant-garde gallery between 1952 and 1954. 

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JILL NATHANSON POURS SEDUCTIVE POLYMERS

March 16, 2016 - Jamie de Simone for MoCA Jacksonville

Nathanson constructs color fields of acrylic polymer gels. I immediately Googled images on my iPhone after my conversation. Interesting was my immediate reaction, but “interesting” is my “go-to” word, my word when I don't yet know how to describe an object, but think something deeper, richer is occurring. Nathanson's work was, and is, interesting, but I couldn't come to describe the “why” until I saw the paintings firsthand.

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Raymond Hendler Opens at Berry Campbell

March 14, 2016 - Artfix Daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an focused exhibition of over sixteen paintings and works on paper by Raymond Hendler (1923-1998) from the 1970s.  The exhibition opens on March 17, 2016 and runs through April 16, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

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Noah Becker Visits the New York Studio of Artist Jill Nathanson

March 10, 2016 - Noah Becker for Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art

Noah Becker Visits the New York Studio of Artist Jill Nathanson

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Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York

March 7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

With so much going on during Armory Week in Manhattan, you can be forgiven for not getting to the Charlotte Park survey on view at the Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea, but it's really your loss.

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Charlotte Park's Paintings Wow in New York

March 7, 2016 - Jennifer Landes for East Hampton Star

With so much going on during Armory Week in Manhattan, you can be forgiven for not getting to the Charlotte Park survey on view at the Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea, but it's really your loss.

Sure, the art fairs dotting the city as far north as the Park Avenue Armory and as far south as Tribeca had their moments. But just as the female artists of the past and present shined in those settings, Ms. Park's paintings from the years 1950 to 1985, work relatively unknown to the wider art market, demonstrate an artist at top form.

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ART REVIEW: Charlotte Park Paintings Shine Light on Major AB-EX Talent

February 29, 2016 - Charles A. Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub

Redemption can be jubilant, as the current resonant solo show devoted to Charlotte Park (1918-2010) at Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea proves. After decades in the shadow of her husband, James Brooks, Park steps forward from the Abstract Expressionist chorus and unleashes her singular strong voice, hitting all the top notes of color, gesture and scale with confident power. 

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Overshadowed During her Lifetime, an Abstract Expressionist Gets her Due

February 29, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson for Artsy

In the Hamptons of the 1950s and ’60s, there were two significant pairs of artists working in Abstract Expressionism. The two couples were also friends. One set you know: Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The other you might not: James Brooks (1906–1992) and Charlotte Park (1918–2010).

Brooks and Park were both artists when they met in Washington, D.C., during World War II. They moved to New York together in 1945 and forged a fast friendship with Pollock and Krasner, renting studio space from them in the city and eventually following their lead to resettle on Long Island. “These artists were forging a new aesthetic,” Helen Harrison of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has said, “and only they understood what they were doing, so there was this sense of camaraderie.”

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Museum Spotlights the Women of America’s First Cutting Edge Art Movement

February 18, 2016 - Ryan Steadman for The New York Observer

The exhibition, titled “Women of Abstract Expressionism”, has been organized by DAM’s curator of modern art Gwen Chanzit and consists of 51 paintings by 12 groundbreaking women artists who contributed to Abstract Expressionism; the large-scale, imageless painting style that firmly put New York City on the avant-garde art map in the 1940s and 50s. The artists in the exhibition include Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington and Ethel Schwabacher.

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Something Old, Something New: Glitter and Glam at Berry Campbell

February 5, 2016 - Sadie Starnes for Artcritical.com

“Noah Becker Presents… Something” is a New Yorker’s show. As children of glam, gold, glitter and garbage, much of the 26 artworks dance at the shiny-dusty feet of Andy Warhol, the city’s veritable king of things. These could easily turn trite as riffs on the classics of Pop and abstraction, mixed media and montage; however, curator Noah Becker has thoughtfully gathered the artists by their more subtle connections of something or another.

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2015 Miami Art Week: Rain, Crowds, Slashing?!

January 21, 2016 - Kathy Leonardo for the Huffington Post

Looking back to Miami Art Week (which took place the first week of December), one would have thought the perpetual rainstorms would have dampened the spirits of attendees. However, practically every art gallery that I spoke with said the inclement weather had absolutely no effect on the reported record sales.

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A Panoply of Somethings - Noah Becker's Something at Berry Campbell

January 14, 2016 - Audra Lampert for Artfuse

The overwhelming majority of artworks on view in Something are paintings. The works evoke illusory and imaginative revisions of reality, manifesting curator Noah Becker’s vision to highlight playful ambiguity in contemporary art trends. Becker explains about the title, Something: “It’s a bit Warholian to use a word like that as a starting point…for an epic group show. Words are pop art due to words being universal symbols. The idea of things being universal and understood instantly…how does one express it in their art?”

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15 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before January 12

January 4, 2016 - Paul Laster for New York Observer

Noah Becker—artist, curator and founder of Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art(full disclosure, I also write for the publication)—takes on the role as the first guest curator at Berry Campbell with a show of 20 international artists exploring enigmatic narratives in their paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Michael Anderson contributes the massive 2009 collage Blue Abstract, which is assembled from street posters gleaned from New York, Los Angeles, Rome and Mexico City. Marc Dennis presents a witty, realistic painting of a young woman looking at Gustave Courbet’s controversial canvas Origin of the World from the vantage point of the woman’s long hair obscuring Mr. Courbet’s subject’s genitals and pubic hair. Meanwhile, Nir Hod’s painting of the word “Fame” on an oxidized chrome canvas looks tarnished, as if to express that celebrity just might be a passing thing.
Berry Campbell, 530 West 24 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

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Readers Choice: Top 15 Stories in 2015 - #3 Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell

December 14, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Are you ready for some strong color? Go west, young paintaholic, to Chelsea for the two most ecstatically chromatic shows in New York. Both feature artists using acrylic (nothing gives the bounce of hue, value and chroma like it) who were bold-faced names by the 1970s: Larry Poons at Danese/Corey, and Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell. Syd Solomon was a fixture on the Hamptons scene beginning in the glory days when giants roamed the beaches, including his friends Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. It was Syd Solomon who hosted the first artists vs. writers softball game in 1966.

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Perehudoff at Berry Campbell: Breaking the Barrier

December 2, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

The 49th Parallel too often functions like an invisible sound barrier: few Canadian artists have been able to become well-known in the U.S. But the splendid Saskatchewan painter William Perehudoff has been posthumously making himself into one of those happy few—first, two years ago, and second, now.

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East End Shows in Miami

November 25, 2015 - Jennifer Landes and Mark Segal for East Hampton Star

Berry Campbell, a Manhattan gallery with an affinity for gifted but sometimes overlooked South Fork artists, plans to give James Brooks center stage in its Art Miami booth. Brooks will be accompanied by contemporaries such as Charlotte Park (his wife), Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, and Syd Solomon. Artists from younger generations — Dan Christensen, Susan Vecsey, Eric Dever, and Mike Solomon — will be shown at Berry Campbell as well.

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Portland Museum of Art’s biennial an exciting and diverse – if crowded – show

October 18, 2015 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

Anchoring the center of the space is John Walker’s great “Wake,” a rough and muscular canvas only surpassed in the show by Ken Greenleaf’s “Chelsea Bridge,” a shaped multi-panel geometric painting that writhes with ecstatic slowness on the exhibition’s otherwise empty end wall as a brilliant bit of punctuation. Gideon Bok’s powerful studio paintings are also particularly notable in this setting as they model the elegant chaos curator Ferris has targeted.

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The Singular Work of Dan Christensen Celebrated in Retrospective

October 1, 2015 - Karen Kedmey for Artsy

Known for his ambitious experimentation with gestural abstraction during the Minimalism-dominated 1960s, the late painter Dan Christensen is being honored this month in a retrospective at Berry Campbell Gallery. Exuberantly kicking off the gallery’s fall season, “Dan Christensen | Retrospective” includes work from all four decades of the artist’s career.

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Finally, an Exhibition Devoted to the Women of Abstract Expressionism

September 24, 2015 - Jill Steinhauer for Hyperallergic.com

The paradigm of the “overlooked female artist” is both a cliché and a truth. We all know the art market is unceasingly hungry, and previously sidelined women artists are the perfect food. But that doesn’t change the fact that countless female artists have been ignored, forgotten, and stepped on, that movements defined by their male stars have entire other histories still in need of writing.

Exhibitions are a way to begin that process, and next spring, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will mount one. The title — Women of Abstract Expressionism — says it all: this is a show devoted to the women artists involved with the famously macho movement, and it is the first of its kind. Highlighting better-known names — Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell — alongside lesser-known ones — Sonia Gechtoff, Perle Fine — the exhibition will encompass 12 women’s work, “focus[ing] on the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of abstract expressionism, while revealing inward reverie and painterly expression,” according to the description. It will also include a new video exploring these women’s lives — the particulars as well as the broader (sexist) cultural conditions of the 1950s — through their own testimony and that of their children.

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Dan Christensen Press Release

September 12, 2015 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell is pleased to open its fall season with a retrospective by renowned Color Field painter, Dan Christensen (1942-2007). Christensen’s relentless experimentation with new tools and materials made him among the most ambitious abstract and gestural artists of his time.  This important exhibition will feature more than twenty paintings from various periods of his forty year career: rare “early spray” paintings from the late 1960s, saturated stained canvases from the 1970s, dizzying spray ovals from the 1980s, pulsating orbs from the 1990s, and rhythmic calligraphic swirls from his last decade.  Several paintings have never been on public view. Berry Campbell will present the retrospective in a sixteen-page catalogue featuring a poem written as a tribute for Christensen by Billy Collins, the former Poet Laureate of the United States and Christensen’s close friend.

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Berry Campbell Gallery is Expanding

July 23, 2015 - Artfix daily

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Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene, recently made even more vibrant with the May 2015 opening of the new Whitney Museum.

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Berry Campbell Gallery Is Expanding

July 16, 2015

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its expansion at 530 West 24th Street. The gallery is doubling its size with the addition of 2,000 square-feet of ground floor gallery and exhibition space.   Berry Campbell’s growth reflects its established role in Chelsea since its opening in Fall 2013.  Berry Campbell joins its 24th Street neighbors—303 Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gagosian, Jack Shainman Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Mary Boone Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, and Unix Gallery—as vital contributors to the flourishing Chelsea art scene, recently made even more vibrant with the May 2015 opening of the new Whitney Museum.

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Berry Campbell to Expand into Freight + Volume's Space

July 16, 2015 - ARTnews by Alex Greenberger

Berry Campbell told ARTnews today that it will expand, filling the entire ground floor of 530 West 24th Street. Currently, the gallery has 1,200 square feet, but, with the new expansion, it will gain 800 more, bringing its total area to 2,000 square feet. Known for showing Abstract Expressionists and postwar artists, Berry Campbell is now part of a larger trend in Chelsea—the rapid expansion of gallery spaces.

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Berry Campbell Presents Artists of the East End at Art Southampton

July 10, 2015 - Hamptons Art Hub

Berry Campbell is pleased to present an exhibition of Artists of the East End at Art Southampton presented at Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton, opening on July 9. Berry Campbell represents an important group of Postwar modern and contemporary artists associated with Long Island’s East End, a gathering place for the New York School beginning in the 1940s. Among these are the estates of Dan ChristensenPerle FineBalcomb GreeneGertrude GreeneRaymond Hendler, Charlotte Park, and Syd Solomon. Contemporary East End artists represented are Eric Dever and Susan Vecsey, both will be debuting new work at the fair.

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Art Southampton 2015 | Our Favourite Works

July 10, 2015 - Aaron Price for Ultra Vie

Now ready for it’s fourth season, Art Southampton has already cemented its status as the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons. It offers the highest quality of 20th and 21st century masters as well as noteworthy emerging artists....We’ve taken the time to select some of our favourite works on display at the fair.

The artist was a leading abstract painter during his lifetime. He drew from a range of Modernist sources to produce colourful, luminous compositions that featured giant dots, whirling loops and grids. Originally trained in classical, figurative painting, Christensen later sought to transcend stylistic restrictions. He also experimented with a range of different tools and ways of applying paint throughout his career. In highly acclaimed early work he used spray guns to paint over square and looping pieces of tape, and then removed the tape to create swirls and grids of colour with shimmering surface effects. Berry Campbell Gallery represent the artist at Art Southampton.

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Sail into Art Southampton

July 7, 2015 - Bruce Helander for the Huffington Post

Art Southampton, directed by Nick Korniloff, who also brings you Art Miami, Art New York and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, among others, offers the value and prestige that attracts participation by leading galleries from around the world, making this fair an outstanding international event.

Charlotte Park's important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement has been recently acknowledged, and it's about time. Writing in The New York Times, just before Park died in late 2010, Roberta Smith called Park "A natural painter and a gifted colorist." She was overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, even though she painted some of the strongest and most brilliantly colored canvases of her time. (www.berrycampbell.com)

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Art Southampton Returns

June 26, 2015 - Long Island Weekly

Art Southampton, the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons, will hold its fourth edition on the grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton July 9 through 13. The fair will offer high quality works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as incorporate design and the decorative arts, a new addition this year.

The Berry Campbell Gallery in New York City’s booth will consist entirely of artists who live or have lived on Long Island including former Hofstra University professor and abstract expressionist Perle Fine.

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Jill Nathanson | Fluid Measure

June 16, 2015 - Artfix Daily

Nathanson became fascinated by color painting at Bennington College. She arrived at the school in the mid-1970s, when it was at the center of color field abstraction. From Kenneth Noland and Larry Poons, she learned to avoid composing through dark and light tones and to give color an ever-greater role in structuring a painting. Over the last four decades, she has deepened her exploration of color dynamics, seeking to transmit affective realities of seeing. She courts chaos in her method, through employing chance, but she also works methodically—each overlay of color takes a day to dry.  For the viewer, her paintings evoke energies in the body as well as optical experience, and the physical presence of each painting resists immediate assimilation, involving a dynamic, layered search for unity.

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Gagosian London's Massive Survey Defines Spray Art

June 11, 2015 - Rachel Will for Blouin Artinfo UK

From blow pipes to aerosol paint to industrial paint compressors, artists have employed a myriad of methods to play with the forces of spray. Gagosian Gallery of London has organized a massive survey of the art form spanning four generations and a variety of mediums featuring more than 50 artists including Paul Klee, Jean-Michael Basquiet, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Takashi Murakami, Anish Kapoor, and Jeff Koons, among others.

 

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Berry Campbell's Dan Christensen featured in "Sprayed" at Gagosian Gallery, London

June 10, 2015 - Press Release for Gagosian, London

"Gagosian is pleased to present 'Sprayed', organised by Jona Lueddeckens and Greg Bergner.

This extensive exhibition spanning four generations explores the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of spray...

From the late sixties, spray assumed a new scale and level of exposure, from Dan Christensen's vast “post-painterly” abstractions—where he used a spray gun to create intersecting coloured loops of paint alive with cool-tempered energies..."

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Jill Nathanson of Berry Campbell reviewed by Piri Halasz for the New York Observer

June 9, 2015 - Piri Halasz for New York Observer

Reports of the death of painting have been greatly exaggerated. Not least, its survival is due to artists like Jill Nathanson, whose current show at Berry Campbell combines traditional approaches with new technologies to create paintings that could only have been made in the 21st century.

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Artcritical Pick: Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell

June 5, 2015 - Mary Negro for artcritical.com

You can get lost in the mind of Jill Nathanson. In her captivating paintings, overlapping planes of translucent color generate expansive surfaces rich with free-form shapes.  Her ethereal compositions seem weightless in the way they evoke slow, sliding movement.  Although her abstraction is assuredly non-objective, she paints “the world of things” according to the artist herself.   Just when we’re immersed in the deep layers of polymer resin, patches of acrylic bring us back to reality. MARY NEGRO (2012)

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Review on Walter Darby Bannard | Minimal Colorfield Paintings

June 3, 2015 - Phyllis Tuchman for Artforum

A dozen or so canvases from 1958 to 1965 that were on view recently at Berry Campbell made it clear why Bannard, who is now eighty, was selected for these shows. Even back in the day, the emergent artist’s Minimalist compositions must have seemed timeless. These are, to be sure, smart paintings. And while it’s tempting to raise the specter of formalism today, it’s perhaps more apt to suggest that the nearly five-foot-square canvases call to mind a foreign language that’s almost been forgotten.

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Hedonism Triumphant | Jill Nathanson at Berry Campbell Gallery

June 1, 2015 - Piri Halasz for (An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR'S DOORSTEP

For me, the best paintings in “Jill Nathanson: Fluid Measure,” are, on the whole, the larger and simpler ones, those which incorporate only a limited number of colors. The most complex and ambitious of these larger ones is “In Fluence” (2014). Situated in the front space of the gallery, it has cloudy sky blues in the upper left part of the canvas, deep red sweeping on the lower left, tans in various shapes in the upper right, and greens on the lower right with touches of cream.

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CultureScene features Berry Campbell

May 13, 2015 - Culture Scene

Berry Campbell features Post-War Modern and Contemporary art with a focus on established as well as emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

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Painters' Table features Charles Riley review of Berry Campbell's Syd Solomon

May 10, 2015

Charles A. Riley II reviews Syd Solomon: Swingscape, Paintings from the 1970s at Berry Campbell Gallery (through May 23) and Larry Poons: New Paintings at Danese/Corey, New York (through May 29).

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Ecstatically Chromatic Works by Larry Poons and Syd Solomon

May 6, 2015 - Charles Riley for Hamptons Art Hub

Are you ready for some strong color? Go west, young paintaholic, to Chelsea for the two most ecstatically chromatic shows in New York. Both feature artists using acrylic (nothing gives the bounce of hue, value and chroma like it) who were bold-faced names by the 1970s: Larry Poons at Danese/Corey, and Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell. Syd Solomon was a fixture on the Hamptons scene beginning in the glory days when giants roamed the beaches, including his friends Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. It was Syd Solomon who hosted the first artists vs. writers softball game in 1966.

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Ken Greenleaf of Berry Campbell included in You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

April 28, 2015 - Press Release from Portland Museum of Art

You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial highlights Maine’s artistic legacies in the making. Curated by Alison Ferris, this year’s Biennial provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of Maine’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition will be on view through January 3, 2016

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Berry Campbell's Ken Greenleaf chosen for Portland Museum Biennial

April 23, 2015 - Bob Keyes for Portland Press Herald

Ken Greenleaf was chosen for a large acrylic-on-canvas geometric painting with shaped supports. When hung, the piece, which is six-feet across, appears to float over the surface of the wall. “I’m happy to be in the Biennial,” Greenleaf said via email. “There hasn’t been much of my new work shown in Maine for a few years, so it will be good to have a good-sized piece in that show.”

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Ann Purcell of Berry Campbell featured in Luther W. Brady Art Gallery Exhibition

April 22, 2015

Ann Purcell's Hopscotch #1 (1978) will be featured in the group show “Art in the Making: A New Adaption” exhibiting in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University. Purcell's painting will be displayed alongside work by Lee Bontecou, Helen Frankenthaler, Charles Pollock, Jackson Pollock, Gene Davis, Georgia Deal, Andrew Hudson, Jules Olitski, Dennis O’Neil and Berthold Josef Schmutzhart. 

The exhibition is on view to the public from Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015

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Structure and Imagery: Syd Solomon at Berry Campbell

April 21, 2015 - Paul Behnke

Structure and Imagey
A Contemporary Art Blog by Paul Behnke
Syd Solomon @ Berry Campbell

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Review of Walter Darby Bannard

April 18, 2015 - Altoon Sultan via Painters Table

Altoon Sultan blogs about Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965 at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, through April 18, 2015.

Sultan writes: "Bannard's color is unique and surprising. In the exhibition ... there are pinks and warm reds and cool greens, and all colors confound expectations with their pleasurable seriousness. After all...pink? When I think of a great painter using pink, Philip Guston comes to mind; in his works pink becomes a subversive color. Bannard's pink isn't brash and saturated, but subtle; it looks like a mixed hue. The circle sits solidly in its field, perfectly balanced, slightly above the midpoint of a rectangle slightly taller than square. The pink becomes transcendent."

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Art Haps features Syd Solomon opening at Berry Campbell

April 16, 2015

ART HAPS Exhibition

Syd Solomon

Swingscape | Paintings from the 1970s

CHELSEA

Opening from Thu Apr 23, From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

On view Thu Apr 23 - Sat May 23

Berry Campbell Gallery | 530 W 24th Street

Curated by Christine Berry, Martha Campbell

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Christine Berry and Martha Campbell of Berry Campbell interview with Jennifer Landes on the front cover of the East Hampton Star

April 16, 2015 - Jennifer Landes for the East Hampton Star

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell started their gallery 18 months ago after working for several years at Spanierman Modern; both moved on around the time of Ira Spainierman’s retirement. As they pursued other opportunities, they realized they had many connections in the art world in common.

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Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color, Lush Form

April 15, 2015 - Altoon Sultan

When I think of minimalist painting, colors that come to mind are primaries and black, as in Mondrian, red/blue/green as in Ellsworth Kelly, white in Robert Ryman: simple clear colors. Robert Mangold uses some offbeat hues, grays and oranges and lemon yellows. But Walter Darby Bannard's color is unique and surprising. In the exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery "Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965" there are pinks and warm reds and cool greens, and all colors confound expectations with their pleasurable seriousness.

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Presentational: Walter Darby Bannard on his early reductive paintings

April 8, 2015 - Franklin Einspruch for Artcritical

The majority of what I know about art is owed to two things. The first is making a lot of paintings and drawings. The second is conversations with Walter Darby Bannard.

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Berry Campbell featured on Artsy

March 19, 2015

“Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings, 1958-1965” featured in Artsy Gallery Guide

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Berry Campbell featured on Artnet

March 17, 2015

Berry Campbell exhibition, Walter Darby Bannard | Minimalist Color Field Paintings 1958-1965, recommended on Artnet News

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Article on Dan Christensen in the Journal of the American Medical Association

March 17, 2015 - Jeanette M. Smith, MD for JAMA

Painting in typical fashion with a brush only was seemingly too limited in its scope for the inventive mind of abstract painter Dan Christensen (1942-2007). With tools that included spray guns, rollers, and squeegees, he created pictures of festively tinted looping strips resembling ribbons, mysterious wedges of color, and spheres that were all a-shimmer. His painting processes were fascinating in their own right, and in making the bright pictures that epitomize his body of work he may have had more fun than just about anyone else.

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Albert Kotin Featured in Brunschwig & Fils Campaign

March 10, 2015

Brunschwig & Fils is the canon of high quality decorative textiles in the home furnishings industry, and today its many other products include wallpaper, trimmings and upholstered furniture.

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Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Martha Campbell on the Red Carpet

March 9, 2015

Christine Berry, Eric Dever, and Martha Campbell attend Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner in NYC

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Perle Fine featured on Hamptons Art Hub

February 12, 2015 - Sage Cotignola for Hamptons Art Hub

“PERLE FINE” has a solo exhibition beginning February 12 at Berry Campbell in Chelsea. An Opening Reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through March 14. Perle Fine was at the forefront of the Abstract Expressionist movement in NYC and East Hampton, NY.

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Perle Fine Featured in The East Hampton Star

February 12, 2015 - Mark Segal

The Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea will hold an opening tonight from 6 to 8 of an exhibition of work by Perle Fine, an Abstract Expressionist painter who lived in Springs from 1954 until her death in 1988. The show will remain on view through March 14.

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Berry Campbell to Feature Paintings of Perle Fine (1905-1988)

February 5, 2015 - ArtFix Daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the paintings of PERLE FINE (1905-1988). The exhibition will include eighteen important paintings and works on paper from the 1950s through the 1970s, including a several paintings from the “Cool Series,” 1961-1963.  Berry Campbell announced its representation of the artist last month.  The exhibition will be showcased at Berry Campbell on West 24th Street in Chelsea from February 12 through March 14, 2015.  

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Raymond Hendler Featured on Mise en Scène Design

February 3, 2015

Mise en Scène Design presents

DEEP FOCUS

A series of cinematic inspirations

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Geometry and Perception: An Interview with Artist Ken Greenleaf

January 6, 2015 - Coca Art Media on Art.sy

Maine-based American artist Ken Greenleaf in his latest body of works explores the dynamics of human perception by experimenting with the relationships between planes, edges and colors. The following interview is conducted with the artist by COCA Art Media regarding the exhibition of Ken Greenleaf’s recent work at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, from November 20, 2014, to January 3, 2015.

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Ken Greenleaf's Show Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

December 20, 2014 - Peter Plagens

The exhibition’s modesty and its adherence to an aesthetic that the current art world has largely consigned to the files of “Been there, done that” shouldn’t be off-putting. Mr. Greenleaf’s recent work radiates sincerity, and not the cheap, sentimental kind. He means what he says in these gritty drawings and carefully calibrated paintings, and the show is worth seeing.

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Dan Christensen Painting Featured in Article on Miami Project

December 13, 2014 - Meredith Mendelsohn for 1stdibs | Introspective Magazine

 

One of Miami Art Week's youngest fairs but also one of it most highly sought out, Miami Project 2014 returns with a tightly curated selection of 70 American galleries and a particular focus on contemporary and mixed-media work.

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Christine Berry and Martha Campbell Celebrate artnet's 25th Birthday

December 11, 2014 - Christine Chu

For artnet's 25th anniversary, the company and 100 friends headed to the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel for a festive night with DJ Premier as MC. The legendary rap producer, DJ, and one half of duo, Gang Starr, energized the crowd with tracks from pop stars Beyoncé to The Human League.

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Artist Syd Solomon Led Rich Life in Sarasota

December 4, 2014 - Mike Solomon

When the adventure fabulist novel, King Solomon’s Mines, was written in 1885 by H. Rider Haggard, it was promoted in London as “The Most Amazing Book Ever Written,” and it became an immediate best seller. Once the contents at The Solomon Archive become known through a documentary film we are producing about my parents, Syd and Annie Solomon, I’m hoping that a similar response may occur. Their story is certainly an amazing one.

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Christine Berry quoted in Bloomberg News along with David Zwirner Gallery and Hauser and Wirth about a new generation of collectors.

December 2, 2014 - James Tarmy

Younger collectors are expected to descend on the city.

“We’re talking under 30 years old,” said Christine Berry of Berry Campbell gallery in New York. “Their money is across the board. It’s self made; it’s inherited; it’s finance. It’s a new generation of collectors.”

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Art Review: Maine artists at the fore in NYC

November 30, 2014 - Daniel Kany for Portland Press Herald

While I was in New York to see the Leonard Lauder collection of Cubism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (it actually surpasses its lofty billing), I saw a pair of shows by Mainers Ken Greenleaf and Dan Mills.

While the Nobleboro-based Greenleaf had a notable early New York City career as a sculptor and has shown at Caldbeck and Aucocisco galleries in Maine, more Mainers probably know him as a serious and insightful art critic. An exhibition of his paintings, drawings and collages is now on view at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea.

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New Additions to Guild Hall Permanent Collection on View

November 20, 2014 - Stephanie Troy for Dan's Papers

In an entirely different palette, Susan Vecsey’s “White Main Beach,” East Hampton, 2012, is a scene familiar to anyone who braves the ocean beach on an overcast winter’s day. Bathed in whites, with violet tints in the sky and greenish tints in the sand, Vecsey creates a composition that both goes in toward a vanishing point and comes back at you, through the movement in the clouds. The whole inward/outward motion then takes a vertical and horizontal direction from the crosshatching of the linen, on which White Beach, East Hampton is painted.

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Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007)

November 13, 2014

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the representation of the estate of Dan Christensen (1942-2007), a leading figure in the Color Field movement, whose relentless experimentation with new tools and materials made him among the most ambitious abstract and gestural artists of his time.  Christensen's exuberant art contributes to the gallery's prominent role as a showcase for established and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. Berry Campbell looks forward to hosting a solo exhibition of Christensen's paintings in 2015.

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Syd Solomon featured in Hamptons Art Hub

November 13, 2014

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Abstract Expressionist painter Syd Solomon (1917-2004). A curated solo exhibition of the artist’s work will be featured April 23 – May  23, 2015 at the gallery’s Chelsea location. In December 2014, Berry Campbell will participate in Miami Project (December 2-7) during Miami Art Fair Week. The gallery will present Dancing Mile, an important example of Solomon’s work from 1977.

A painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of East Hampton, New York, and Sarasota, Florida. 

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Eric Dever featured on Art & Education

November 6, 2014

Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel at Molloy College featured on Art & Education

November 6–December 20, 2014

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Ann Purcell Receives Three Prestigious Grants

November 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ann Purcell received three grants from important and highly respected art organizations this past year.  In October 2013, Purcell was awarded a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  In February 2014 she received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Most recently in October 2014 she won a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. 

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Eric Dever at Molloy College

October 31, 2014 - New York Times

Spoken Word

ROCKVILLE CENTRE “Eric Dever: The Rose Chapel,” an exhibition of paintings at the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. 516-323-3196; molloy.edu/artgallery. Credit Courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery 

 

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Balcomb Greene, Susan Vecsey, and Larry Zox all in an upcoming show at Guild Hall!

October 23, 2014

In 1931, when Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse dedicated Guild Hall as a cultural center for the community, The New York Times noted that Howard Russell Butler’s portrait of Thomas Moran on exhibit was not a loan but an acquisition. “It marks the beginning of a permanent collection which is proposed to build up in Guild Hall,” the newspaper explained.

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ArtfixDaily.com Announces Berry Campbell's Representation of Syd Solomon

October 9, 2014

Solomon was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1917.  He had a long and varied training as an artist.  He began painting in high school in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where he was an All-American football player.  He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1935 to 1938.   

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Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Stephen Pace

October 2, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the estate of Stephen Pace (1918-2010), an artist whose career spanned the last half of the twentieth century.  His oeuvre adds to the gallery’s growing presence as a showcase for the work of established and mid-career artists who carry on the modernist tradition.  Berry Campbell’s first exhibition of Pace’s art, featuring abstract expressionist paintings from the 1950s, will open on October 16, 2014.

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Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Syd Solomon (1917-2004)

October 2, 2014

Berry Campbell Now Representing the Estate of Syd Solomon (1917-2004).

An Abstract Expressionist painter of vibrant, multilayered paintings, Syd Solomon held important roles in the art communities of Sarasota, Florida, and East Hampton, New York.

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Berry Campbell paintings featured at the new LOWY showroom

September 30, 2014

Berry Campbell paintings featured at the new LOWY showroom including, Gertrude Greene, Ken Greenleaf, Syd Solomon and William Perehudoff

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Sensory Impact: American Abstract Artists

September 9, 2014

SENSORY IMPACT: American Abstract Artists

Panel discussion moderated by Professor, Max Weintraub.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York. 

The Panel includes Alice Adams, Christine Berry, Phillis Ideal, Stephen Maine, and Stephen Westfall.

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The Year in Review at Berry Campbell

August 27, 2014 - Piri Halasz

I have long maintained that abstraction is the most radical art form we have – newer in its ambiguous essence than all the smart little toys that have come along since--such as video, installations and performance. In all of these toys, the representational and/or recognizable are reinstated, which to me is a step back from the true frontier. 

But of course, abstraction is tough—not easily assimilated. That is why, despite all of its distinguished history and its many talented practitioners, it is still a minority art form.

On the other hand, you might never guess this essentially beleaguered status from the hundreds of folks who have been streaming through the Chelsea gallery of Berry Campbell, this newest and brightest HQ for quality abstraction.

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Meet Eric Dever

August 1, 2014 - Meredith Coleman, Mood of Living

Growing up in Los Angeles and now living in Water Mill, NY, Eric Dever, an artist, analyzes and experiments with material and hues, as well as stillness and movement.

In his recent collection of compelling works, Dever’s paintings break through what is stationary and radiate in liberating motion. As Dever says himself, “…while the grid still resides within, each painting emerges into free shapes and tactile surfaces.” Like a rose, which was the inspiring origin of these artworks, the creations flourish. 

Eric Dever discovers the intriguing varieties of texture and embraces the boundless possibilities of the extraordinary spectrum of color.

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Eric Dever's work featured in "Get On Up" a biopic on James Brown

July 30, 2014 - Universal Studios

Eric Dever's paintings are in the new James Brown biopic produced by Mick Jagger for Universal Pictures. The movie opens on Friday, August 8 2014.  Stop by the gallery to see his paintings in person.   

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Featured Gallery on Artnet.com

July 15, 2014

Berry Campbell is now a featured gallery on Artnet.com

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Eric Dever in Chelsea

July 10, 2014 - East Hampton Star

An exhibition of paintings by Eric Dever, who lives and works in Water Mill, will open today at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea and run through Aug. 9. Mr. Dever has pursued intensely focused investigations into the methods and materials of painting for more than a decade. In the past his compositions were largely geometric, including concentric circles graded from dark to light and variations on the grid. His most recent work has broadened into free shapes and tactile surfaces, the starting point for which was a rose in his garden that he deconstructed.

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Eric Dever & Jodie Manasevit

July 2, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 10, 2014. Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Eric Dever and Jodie Manasevit.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 pm.

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Serenity

June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Berry Campbell is playing host to two solo exhibitions, companionably sharing the same space as the paintings in them alternate along the walls (through July 3).

Both artists are recent graduates (if that’s the word I want) of Spanierman Modern. They have chosen to move to the Chelsea gallery opened just last year by two (likewise) Spanierman grads, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell.

Of the two artists on view at Berry Campbell, Susan Vecsey may be more familiar to the art world at the moment, having been included in Spanierman group shows since 2009, and having had a solo exhibition there in 2010.

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...And Passion

June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

The other show at Berry Campbell is very different (even if coloristically it harmonizes nicely with Vecsey’s work). This show is paintings by James Walsh.

Walsh belongs to a generation born nearly 20 years before Vecsey (in 1954), but he is still a generation younger than some of those artists who established reputations in the 1960s (such as Poons, born 1937, and Bannard, born 1934. Walsh is still more removed from Noland, Olitski and Frankenthaler, all born in the 1920s).

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Radically Conservative: Susan Vecsey & James Walsh in Artcritical.com

June 21, 2014 - Franklin Einspruch

There remains a circle of modernists working in New York who trace their roots back to postwar abstraction on Tenth Street and consider themselves to be working with its fundamental concerns. Modernism, it turns out, may be inherently revivalist, and thus a form of permaculture. The problem from the beginning was to look back in order to find a way forward. As Walter Darby Bannard noted, “Any art that is truly radical must also be in some way conservative.” [1]

The newly arrived Berry Campbell Gallery has taken an interest in such work, and is currently showing James Walsh and Susan Vecsey. It’s too soon to call Walsh a senior member of the circle with lions like Bannard and Larry Poons still making beautiful paintings, but he’s been involved and productive within it since the 1980s. Vecsey is younger, but no less invested in Color Field abstraction, though she comes to it by way of the Tonalist landscape.

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Berry Campbell Gallery features Susan Vecsey and James Walsh

June 5, 2014 - Artdaily.com

NEW YORK, NY.- Berry Campbell announces an exhibition of paintings by Susan Vecsey and James Walsh. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 6 to 8 pm. Susan Vecsey, who works in the traditions of Color Field and Tonalist painting, has moved in the direction of Minimalism in her current work. While her compositions are seemingly simple, there is a well-thought-out process for each painting, including preparatory charcoal drawings with calculated geometries and numerous color studies in search of precise color combinations. The size and shape of each canvas are long considered. The materials, the quality of the pigment, and the texture of the linen are just as important as the composition. Paint is applied through pouring or staining. Vecsey states, "With poured paint, timing is everything, and it is important to be decisive with it and also ready to accept or reject the unexpected." Her abstract paintings convey certain emotions and references to nature through their shapes and colors, becoming vehicles for us to access our own memories and experiences. 

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/70566/Berry-Campbell-Gallery-features-Susan-Vecsey-and-James-Walsh#.U5CWEV7oa5w[/url]
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Susan Vecsey in Architectural Digest

May 17, 2014 - Architectural Digest

Susan Vecsey featured in the June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest on page 169.  Designs by Carrier and Company (Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller).

Susan Vecsey show opens at Berry Campbell Gallery on June 5, 2014.

Link to photographs and article:

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2014-06/carrier-and-co-southampton-new-york-retreat-slideshow_slideshow_Guest-Room_5

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Shredded, Sliced and Covered Up

May 6, 2014 - Karin Lipson for the New York Times

Ordinarily, as she will tell you, Janet Goleas, the curator of the exhibition “Redacted” at the Islip Art Museum, is not much of a political animal.

But around the time WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, burst into the news a few years ago, “I started thinking of government documents, and eventually of redacted documents,” Ms. Goleas said recently. “It seemed I started seeing them everywhere,” as stories about classified material kept cropping up.

An artist and blogger as well as a curator, she began pondering the many meanings and functions of concealment and redaction, which by one perhaps antiquated definition simply means adapting or editing for publication....

Another artist, Eric Dever, of Water Mill, is showing a series of eight paintings whose color he has limited to variations on red, white and black — in effect, editing out all other colors in his exercise in artistic redaction.

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Berry Campbell features Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America

May 5, 2014 - Artdaily

NEW YORK, NY.- Berry Campbell announces Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring paintings by sixteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence. 

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/69904/Berry-Campbell-Gallery-features-masters-of-expressionism-in-Postwar-America#.U2kC-V531g1[/url]
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Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America

April 24, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring painting by thirteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence. 

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Eric Dever at Islip Art Museum

April 1, 2014

Islip Art Museum is pleased to present REDACTED, a group exhibition curated by Janet Goleas, featuring selected paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage and assemblage by artists Josh Blackwell, Sharon Butler, Jonathan Callan, Eric Dever, Stacy Fisher, Brian Gaman, Jim Lee, Lauren Luloff, Stefana McClure, Linda Miller, Bonnie Rychlak, Mathias Schmeid, Tim Spelios, Ryan Steadman, Ryan Wallace, Ross Watts and Letha Wilson.

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Berry Campbell Gallery to Represent Susan Vecsey

March 26, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the representation of New York-based painter, SUSAN VECSEY.  Vecsey is widely held in both public and private collections and most recently, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, acquired White Main Beach for their permanent collection.  

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Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

March 20, 2014 - Alexis Petrosky for Artnet

We’re starting downtown in Chelsea at Berry Campbell, whose latest show, Raymond Hendler: Swinging Heart, is set to open this Thursday. The show will display the abstract expressionist works ofRaymond Hedler (American, 1923-1998) created between 1957 and 1964.The artist began his career in Paris as early as 1949, playing a key role in the Abstract Expressionist movement that took hold in both Paris and across the ocean in the avant-garde artistic circles of New York.

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Artcritical Pick: Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell

March 7, 2014 - Piri Halasz for Artcritical

In the 1960s they called it “color-field painting” and after 1970, it was increasingly called “modernism,” by which time it attracted less attention.  But the artists kept at it. Now, to judge from four overlapping exhibitions of this later period, there may be fresh interest in what they did.  “Walter Darby Bannard: Dragon Water,” at Berry Campbell, is up through March 15.  Although Bannard was known in the early ‘60s for minimalist paintings, by the 1970s he had shifted to modernism, reveling in its succulent surfaces and offbeat colors.  This show is all from the 70s.  As is evident from “Pakistani,” he could convey a swinging, curtain-like motion with colors both radiant and restrained: mauve, purple, pale-to-vibrant orange and pale, almost citric lime-yellow. PIRI HALASZ

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Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings at Molloy College

March 6, 2014 - Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College

The Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College is proud to partner with Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea to exhibit Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972. Through the efforts and generosity of Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, the Kaiser Art Gallery has been fortunate enough to travel the Ruda exhibition.

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Bravo, Bannard: A Major Show in Chelsea

March 4, 2014 - Piri Halasz

Walter Darby Bannard is a hedonist, and proud of it. He believes that the role of art is to give pleasure. It’s not meant to be an intellectual exercise, or political propaganda, or even an illustration of something that it’s not (though he has plenty of room in his lexicon for representational painters, past and present, whose work pleasures the eye, regardless of what else it may or may not do).

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Edwin Ruda (1922 - 2014) Passed Away on February 25, 2014 at 91

February 25, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

February 25, 2014, New York, New York -- Edwin Ruda passed away at age 91.   Ruda was born in New York City in 1922 and grew up in the East Bronx.  He graduated from Cornell University in 1947, having interrupted his studies to enlist in the navy during World War II.  In 1949 he received a Master of Arts from Columbia University and spent the following decade studying in Mexico City, teaching at the University of Texas, and completing a Master of Fine Arts at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Ann Purcell at Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC

February 20, 2014 - Press Release

Washington Art Matters II:  1940s-1980s, opened Saturday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, March 16, is a second opportunity to revisit Washington DC’s most celebrated artists of the 20th century.

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Walter Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea

February 19, 2014 - Artfix Daily

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 – Berry Campbell is pleased to announce, Walter Darby Bannard: Dragon Water, featuring sixteen paintings from the 1970s. Bannard, a leader in the development of Color Field Painting in the late 1950s, has been committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over five decades. During his undergraduate years at Princeton University, he joined fellow students, the painter Frank Stella and the critic and art historian Michael Fried, in conversations that expanded aesthetic definitions and led to an emphasis on opticality as the defining feature of pictorial art.

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Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings (1969 - 1972) Opens at Berry Campbell Gallery

January 6, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including sixteen paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972.

Unafraid to step beyond stylistic boundaries, Edwin Ruda consistently probed the incongruities and connections between minimalism and the geometric and lyrical modes of abstraction.  Ruda’s “band” paintings embody his efforts to reconcile these two divergent forms. The result is an elegant, radiant body of work. Loosening the flow of his paint, Ruda introduced pure and translucent bands of colors that are rarely part of minimalist statements.  He then worked through the resulting contradictions without allowing structure or formlessness to dominate.

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Maine Home + Design (December 2013)

November 27, 2013 - Britta Konau

Joining Forces

A true "boomerang," Ken Greenleaf grew up in Damariscotta and returned to Maine after having lived in New York for 20 years.  He has had solo and group shows at various New York galleries, including Tibor de Nagy, and in 1994 participated in a two-person show at the Farnsworth Art Museum with Dozier Bell, who is now his wife.

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On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College

November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

What are the results when artists use charcoal as their main medium, instead of as a basic learning tool or preparatory medium? Paul Sattler, director of Skidmore's Schick Galleryanswers that question with a new show, "Charcoal!"

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On exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Gallery at Skidmore College

November 22, 2013 - Amy Griffin for Times Union

What are the results when artists use charcoal as their main medium, instead of as a basic learning tool or preparatory medium? Paul Sattler, director of Skidmore's Schick Galleryanswers that question with a new show, "Charcoal!"

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Color Field paintings by Canadian artist William Perehudoff

November 15, 2013 - Lesley Peterson

COLOR! I’m excited to talk about a show I just saw at the new Berry Campbell gallery in New York: William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s.

It’s delightful, though not surprising, that a New York art gallery would choose an abstract painter from the Canadian prairies for their opening show. There are actually intriguing historic ties between the art communities of Saskatchewan and New York City.  Read on.

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Review of William Perehudoff Exhibition

November 14, 2013 - Piri Halasz

Berry Campbell is a new gallery, formed by the partnership of Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, two bright young graduates of Spanierman (which has concurrently relocated to West 55th Street, near 12th Avenue). 

For their inaugural exhibition, Berry Campbell has chosen to feature William Perehudoff, a Canadian color-field painter who was born in 1919 and died only last February at the ripe age of 93. He is well-known in Canada, though less known here. 

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Edward Avedisian Opens on November 21

November 7, 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 8, 2013 – BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the November 21st opening of Edward Avedisian: The Soho Years, presenting nineteen vibrantly colored paintings and works on paper.  The Soho Years will feature works painted between the early 1960s and 70s when Avedisian was living and working in the Soho neighborhood of New York.  These abstract works such as his biomorphic forms, striped orbs, and stripes with splashes were prominently featured in Artforum (including the magazine’s cover in January 1969), Artnews, and Arts magazines. 

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BERRY CAMPBELL Inaugural Exhibition

October 17, 2013

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Berry Campbell Opens in New York

October 16, 2013 - Art Media Agency (AMA)

A new gallery has opened its doors in the Chelsea district of New York. The Berry Campbell Gallery, at 530 West 24th Street, is to present post-war and contemporary art, aiming to showcase established, mid-career and emerging artists, including Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Eric Dever, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Jodie Manasevit, William Perehudoff and Ann Purcell.

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