Wood Sculpture, 1957-1967
and Recent Photographs
May 5-June 4, 2011
As always, Mary starts with observation and moves towards myth.
– Hayden Herrera
DC Moore’s new exhibition of Mary Frank’s work, Transformations: Wood Sculpture, 1957-1967 and Recent Photographs, features her dynamic wood sculptures, direct carvings from the 1950s and 60s that marked her emergence as one of the most innovative artists on the New York art scene. The exhibition also presents drawings from the same time, vibrant figures that both complement her sculpture and expand the range of her explorations of space, motion, and the rhythms of the human body. This is the first exhibition of these seminal works since they were originally shown over forty years ago. VIEW FULL PRESS RELEASE.
Opening Reception: May 6th, 5-9pm
Mark Grotjahn @ ANTON KERN.
May 5 – June 25, 2011
The exhibition opens on Thursday, May 5th and will run through Saturday, June 25th 2011. The gallery is open Tuesday throughSaturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Mark Grotjahnʼs third solo show at Anton Kern Gallery is comprised of nine large-scale Face paintings. In an apparent departure from the monochrome Butterfly paintings of his 2007 gallery show, the new works are based on the simple geometric structure of eyes, nose, and mouth. The Face paintings are polychrome, made up of innumerable ropy lines of color, and built-up in relief-like and tactile layers of thick, lively paint. The motif of the face, however, has been a constant, although often invisible, presence in Grotjahnʼs work, not only as a model for symmetry, but also as an underlying initial gesture of a face brushed onto the canvas before becoming obscured by the subsequent painting process. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE.
Michael Williams: Straightforward as a Noodle May 8 – June 12
Hours: Wed – Sun 12-6pm