Eric Dever

Eric Dever News: Berry Campbell Presents: Continuum, a Special Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, Springs, East Hampton, New York, September 30, 2020 - Berry Campbell

Berry Campbell Presents: Continuum, a Special Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, Springs, East Hampton, New York

September 30, 2020 - Berry Campbell

October 9 - 12, 2020

Eric Dever News: Eric Dever | The New York Times: A Drive-By Art Show Turns Lawns and Garages Into Galleries, May 11, 2020 - Stacey Stowe for The New York Times

Eric Dever | The New York Times: A Drive-By Art Show Turns Lawns and Garages Into Galleries

May 11, 2020 - Stacey Stowe for The New York Times

The outdoor exhibition on Long Island featured works installed at properties from Hampton Bays to Montauk, with social isolation as just one theme.

No one was supposed to get too close to each other over the weekend during a drive-by exhibition of works by 52 artists on the South Fork of Long Island — a dose of culture amid the sterile isolation imposed by the pandemic. But some people couldn’t help themselves...

There was spontaneous interaction. The artist Bastienne Schmidt, dressed in a bright blue pea coat and red pants, waved to those who checked out her installation of canvas-wrapped posts set six feet apart at the Bridgehampton home she shares with her husband, the photographer Philippe Cheng. Kathryn McGraw Berry, an architect sampling the tour in a champagne-colored Audi, chatted with Eric Dever, who was checking the wind resistance of his 12 paintings mounted on posts at his 18th-century Water Mill home.


“It’s nice seeing one’s work in the landscape when you’ve been cooped up in the house,” Mr. Dever said. “I grew up in Southern California so I appreciate the drive-through idea.”

Eric Dever News: Artist's Choice: Interconnected Launches Digitally, May  7, 2020 - Berry Campbell

Artist's Choice: Interconnected Launches Digitally

May 7, 2020 - Berry Campbell

Artist's Choice: Interconnected
May 7 - June 7, 2020
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Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Artist’s Choice: Interconnected, an exclusive online exhibition of works from gallery’s inventory chosen by Berry Campbell’s represented contemporary artists. Eric Dever, Judith Godwin, Ken Greenleaf, Jill Nathanson, Ann Purcell, Mike Solomon, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, Joyce Weinstein, and Frank Wimberley have thoughtfully selected one work from our gallery inventory that they associate with their own creative process and artistic journey. This artist-curated exhibition is an inquiry into the lines of influence and connections within our Berry Campbell artist community. Artist’s Choice: Interconnected launches digitally May 7, 2020.

The choices are sometimes expected, and at other times, surprising.  Some artists were inspired by a painting from an artist they had never met, and others paid tribute to old friends or mentors.  Judith Godwin recalls good times with her old friend and art dealer, Betty Parsons.  James Walsh remembers a painting by Walter Darby Bannard from a 1981 show at Knoedler Gallery.  Mike Solomon pays homage to the perseverance of abstract painter and dear friend, Frank Wimberley saying: “The quiet intermingling of his experience, with the purity of painting, gives his abstractions an authenticity and delicacy that is profound to witness.”  Ken Greenleaf favorite is Cloistered #5 (1968) by Ida Kohlmeyer, delighting in the pure abstraction.  Jill Nathanson picked a color-field forerunner, Dan Christensen.  Ann Purcell admitted to being picky but found true inspiration after visiting our Yvonne Thomas show repeatedly.  Eric Dever ruminates about Charlotte Park: “Like a favorite poem, novel or even film, a painting can be a touchstone, something one returns to with certain regularity; perhaps a gauge of some kind, beginning with personal happiness on the occasion of discovery and new revelation as our lives unfold.”  Joyce Weinstein finds parallels with John Opper.  Susan Vecsey loves the “stillness and movement” of Elaine de Kooning’s Six Horses, Blue Wall (1987).  No coincidence that Vecsey lives down the road from the Elaine de Kooning house in the Hamptons. Frank Wimberley recalls of Herman Cherry: “He was one of the East End artists who wished to me to succeed.”

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell have many parallels in their backgrounds and interests. Both studied art history in college, began their careers in the museum world, and later worked together at a major gallery in midtown Manhattan. Most importantly, however, Berry and Campbell share a curatorial vision.

Both art dealers developed a strong emphasis on research and networking with artists and scholars during their art world years. They decided to work together, opening Berry Campbell Gallery in 2013 in the heart of New York's Chelsea art district, at 530 West 24th Street on the ground floor. In 2015, the gallery expanded, doubling its size with an additional 2,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Highlighting a selection of postwar and contemporary artists, the gallery fulfills an important gap in the art world, revealing a depth within American modernism that is just beginning to be understood, encompassing the many artists who were left behind due to race, gender, or geography-beyond such legendary figures as Pollock and de Kooning. Since its inception, the gallery has been especially instrumental in giving women artists long overdue consideration, an effort that museums have only just begun to take up, such as in the 2016 traveling exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism, curated by University of Denver professor Gwen F. Chanzit. This show featured work by Perle Fine and Judith Godwin, both represented by Berry Campbell, along with that of Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell. In 2019, Berry Campbell's exhibition, Yvonne Thomas: Windows and Variations (Paintings 1963 - 1965) was reviewed by Roberta Smith for the New York Times, in which Smith wrote that Thomas, "... kept her hand in, adding a fresh directness of touch, and the results give her a place in the still-emerging saga of postwar American abstraction.”

In addition to Perle Fine and Judith Godwin, artists whose work is represented by the gallery include Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, Eric Dever, John Goodyear, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Ida Kohlmeyer, Jill Nathanson, John Opper, Stephen Pace, Charlotte Park, William Perehudoff, Ann Purcell, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Albert Stadler, Yvonne Thomas, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, Joyce Weinstein, Frank Wimberley, Larry Zox, and Edward Zutrau. The gallery has helped promote many of these artists' careers in museum shows including that of Bannard at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2018-19); Syd Solomon, in a traveling museum show which culminates at the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota and has been extended through 2021; Stephen Pace at The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana (2018) and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (2019); and Vecsey and Mike Solomon at the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina (2017 and 2019, respectively); and Eric Dever at the Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, New York (2020). In an April 3, 2020 New York Times review of Berry Campbell's exhibition of Ida Kohlmeyer's Cloistered paintings, Roberta Smith stated: “These paintings stunningly sum up a moment when Minimalism was giving way to or being complicated by something more emotionally challenging and implicitly feminine and feminist. They could hang in any museum.”

Collaboration is an important aspect of the gallery. With the widened inquiries and understandings that have resulted from their ongoing discussions about the art world canon, the dealers feel a continual sense of excitement in the discoveries of artists and research still to be made.

Berry Campbell is located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 530 West 24th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10011.  For further information, contact us at 212.924.2178, or

Eric Dever News: Eric Dever and Susan Vecsey included in Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing, May  4, 2020 - Drive-By-Art

Eric Dever and Susan Vecsey included in Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing

May 4, 2020 - Drive-By-Art

Organized by Warren Neidich

DATES: May 9th and 10th, 2020 (Rain dates May 16th and 17th)
TIMES: 12 noon until 5 pm
LOCATION: South Fork, Long Island including East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Wainscott, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, North Haven and South Hampton

Drive-by baby showers and birthdays have become the norm for celebrating special events during this time of social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many others, artists and cultural producers are sequestered in their homes and studios dealing with depressed income, isolation and the fears that precarious futures produce. Enter Drive-By-Art, an outdoor public art exhibition that is experienced from the safety and intimacy of one’s own automobile.  

Not only does Drive-By-Art create a sense of needed solidarity within the artistic and cultural communities now entrenched in the South Fork of Long Island, but it also offers an experience that is otherwise severely limited by our current social distancing practices: interacting with tangible objects in the real world. 

Here is how it works!

Taking advantage of the rich, artistic heritage of the South Fork of Long Island, artists currently living and working there will install and display artworks related to this moment of social distancing on their properties, near roads or on highways. For instance, classic and experimental sculptures made inside may be installed in driveways or as lawn objects, tree trunks can be sites of interventions as paintings, rooftops as sites for light sculptures seen from the road but also the sky. Sides of houses might become surfaces for video projections and picture windows as stages for shadow puppet performances while musicians and sound poets might give live performances at the edge of properties. 

Around 50 painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, film and video makers, poets, and musicians of varying age, cultural background and gender are involved. All artists, their addresses, and maps of hamlets where their works can be viewed are available here:

We will also be conducting real time interviews with some of the artists on Instagram and Facebook. Specifics will be posted to our website. 

Special thanks to Guild Hall and Parrish Art Museum for their support.

For more information or to request a zoom interview with one of our artists, please email
or reach out to Warren Neidich at +1-917-664-4526 or Jocelyn Anker at +1-917-291-4406

Eric Dever News: Parrish Art Museum: LIVE FROM THE STUDIO WITH ERIC DEVER, April  3, 2020 - Parrish Art Museum Events


April 3, 2020 - Parrish Art Museum Events

Tune in to a series of live streamed workshops with Parrish teaching artists Wednesdays at 11 am!
On April 15, join painter Eric Dever in his studio. Follow along and interact through a live Q&A.
Open to all!

April 15, 2020
11 am
 - 11:45 am

Eric Dever News: VIDEO: Spotlight on the Arts: Eric Dever, February 14, 2020 - TheaterBuffs

VIDEO: Spotlight on the Arts: Eric Dever

February 14, 2020 - TheaterBuffs

In this video, Eric Dever is interviewed by Patrick Christiano.

Eric Dever News: Forever Is Composed Of Nows: Eric Dever Compresses Time In New Exhibition, February  5, 2020 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Forever Is Composed Of Nows: Eric Dever Compresses Time In New Exhibition

February 5, 2020 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

“If you have a minute, can I read you a poem quickly?”

With ample encouragement, artist Eric Dever clears his throat and begins. “Forever – is composed of Nows – / ‘Tis not a different time,” he recites. “Except for Infiniteness – / And Latitude of Home.”

He continues, the last two verses of the celebrated Emily Dickinson poem haunting as ever as they teach a crucial lesson: Every moment that has ever existed was, is or will be a present moment, a “now,” and the infinite is composed of them.
And forever stops for no one. It is with Dickinson’s words in mind that, last year, Dever began a new series of work. Each painting would be inspired by sequential lines of “Forever – Is Composed of Nows –,” the next canvas evolving from the previous.

And not long after he started, Dever cast the idea aside, out of sheer frustration — until recently. “Not too long ago, I realized the way to approach it is not to try to illustrate the poem, but to just select certain paintings and put them together, and that could very much hold the idea,” he said. “For me, I think an artist’s entire oeuvre, if we look at it, it really is a collection of ‘nows,’ and it’s not just ‘nows’ that are in the past. When I engage with my work over time, it’s almost as if that time or that place was in crystal. It’s very clear, the whole thing.”

Dever’s newest body of work, “A Thousand Nows” — on view at The Lyceum Gallery on Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead — is a study in compressed time, the 22 exuberant oils layered with colors that span the artist’s lifetime, from his earliest memories growing up in California.

Eric Dever News: Eric Dever | Inspired: Curated by Kimberley Goff, October 28, 2019

Eric Dever | Inspired: Curated by Kimberley Goff

October 28, 2019


Exhibition invitation for Inspired, curated by Kimberley Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery. Exhibition is at Center for Jewish Life in Sag Harbor, NY.

Eric Dever News: Eric Dever | Selected for "Geometry" at Site: Brooklyn Gallery, September 13, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Eric Dever | Selected for "Geometry" at Site: Brooklyn Gallery

September 13, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Juried by Phyllis Tuchman

September 20 - October 19, 2019

Opening Reception
September 20, 2019
6-9 pm

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Founded by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, geometry is the area of mathematics concerned with the study of space and the relationships between points, lines, curves, and surfaces. In the arts it has often referred to the form and position of parts and shapes, as well as the relationship between those parts and shapes. The connection between are as deep as they are wide. Employing rulers and compasses, Islamic art utilized geometry to create elaborate tessellated expanses, while painters in the Renaissance used geometry to devise evermore realistic perspectives, finding vanishing points and lines of sight. Geometric forms may also be found among textile and folk art around the world. However, it was in the 20th century when geometry came to occupy such a prominent role in art history. Modern painting, from Piet Mondrian, to Bridget Riley and Charlene von Heyl, to name only a few, brought geometry and art into a world of its own. Contemporary artists, in Site:Brooklyn’s Geometry continue and elaborate in this long tradition, using geometric theory, naturally occurring patterns and forms, and other engagements between math and art to explore new syntheses between realism, figuration, abstraction, and pattern making. These works include painting, sculpture, drawing, multimedia, and video.

Eric Dever News: Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice, August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice

August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Frank Wimberley is not one for procrastination.

Historically, the Sag Harbor-based painter has conceptualized and executed his annual creation for the East End Hospice “Box Art Auction” months ahead of schedule.

Until this year, that is.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the artist was feeling the pressure, considering people are still talking about last summer’s auction — an event he has never missed in its 18 years, and a night he will never forget.

“You know what happened last year, right?” Mr. Wimberley asked with a goodhearted laugh. “I got a bid of the highest it has ever been — a bid of $10,000! I thought it was absolutely amazing. Everybody cheered and jumped up and down. We still can’t get over it. I was at the Parrish Art Museum the other day and they say, ‘You’re the guy!’ It’s nice when somebody remembers you! Everybody likes to be remembered.”

The 92-year-old artist was feeling optimistic ahead of this year’s 19th annual auction on Saturday, August 24, at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, where bidders flock to see the collection of small, unadorned boxes transformed into one-of-a-kind creations by some 90 East End artists.