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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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News: Serenity, June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

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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News: ...And Passion, June 24, 2014 - Piri Halasz

...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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News: Radically Conservative: Susan Vecsey & James Walsh in Artcritical.com, June 21, 2014 - Franklin Einspruch

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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News: Berry Campbell Gallery features Susan Vecsey and James Walsh, June  5, 2014 - Artdaily.com

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. 

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News: Susan Vecsey in Architectural Digest, May 17, 2014 - Architectural Digest

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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News: Shredded, Sliced and Covered Up, May  6, 2014 - Karin Lipson for the New York Times

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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News: Berry Campbell features Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, May  5, 2014 - Artdaily

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. 

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News: Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, April 24, 2014 - Berry Campbell Gallery

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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News: Eric Dever at Islip Art Museum, April  1, 2014

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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