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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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