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THINKING BIG
Artists of Blue Mountain Gallery

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Dates: November 2 – 25, 2017

Hours Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday November 5, 3 – 5 PM with music by The First Street Quintet

Walk Around with Artists: Saturday November 11, 2 – 4 PM

Closing Reception: Saturday November 25, 4 – 6 PM

Thinking Big addresses the significance of both the physical and psychological impact of an artwork’s size in relation to its thematic concerns. Forty one gallery artists are included in this dynamic exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.

The accompanying online catalogue, available in late October, includes each artist’s thoughtful statements on the theme of bigness and an introductory essay by the critic Xico Greenwald.

This show serves as a reminder of the important role played by artist-run cooperatives over the past half century and builds on the recent interest in these galleries generated by the widely acclaimed exhibit “Inventing Downtown” at NYU’s Grey Gallery. Blue Mountain Gallery opened in 1980 as Soho was emerging as an art epicenter. Now located in the heart of Chelsea, its history and continuity form an important contribution to New York’s art world.

Participants:
Download pdf here about artists and their statements: THINKING BIG artists-statements-sept-13

Mary Lou Alberetti
Robert Alberetti
Gulgun Aliriza
Doug Anderson
Theresa Bartol
Nancy Beal
Pamela Berkeley
Leslie K. Brill
Richard Castellana
Michael Chelminski
Marcia Clark
Anne Diggory
Ken Ecker
Judith Evans

Sharyn Finnegan
Owen Grey
Margaret Grimes
Carol Heft
Marilyn Honigman
Sam Jungkurth
Charles Kalman
Joan Marie Kelly
Marjorie Kramer
John Leavey
Margaret Leveson
Helene Manzo
Richard Kirk Mills
Alakananda Mulkerji
Janie Paul
Erica Prud’homme
Janie Paul
Nancy Prusinowski
Tim Ross
Victoria Salzman
Gina Sawin
Janet Sawyer
Linda Smith
Sam Thurston
Jennifer Toth
Marie Van Elder
Rose Weinstock
Jeanie Wing

Curatorial Committee:

Marcia Clark, Anne Diggory, Sharyn Finnegan, Margaret Grimes, Margaret Leveson, Helene Manzo, Alakananda Mukerji

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE

Beyond Black and White

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE


Opening Reception:
January 6, 2017
Saturday 6PM – 8 PM

Organized by Li Trincere and Henry Brown

Beyond Black and White is an exhibition of black and white based abstraction that goes past the limits of these two colors. Some of the painters create variations in different blacks and whites, paint using the grey tones that come in between, or work with pattern. Others set additional color against black and white as a counterpoint in their palette. A number of the artists incorporate black and white as a physical component in their artwork. They go beyond black and white color, for example, using pigment as a concrete material or working with black and white printed text. Beyond Black and White provides an opportunity to examine this important niche with in contemporary abstraction. The exhibit includes approximately 40 artists, both Westbeth and non-Westbeth.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

René Pierre Allain
Sharon Brant
Michael Brennan
Henry Brown
Jacob Cartwright
Vincent Como
Mark Dagley
Cris Gianakos
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Daniel Hill
Gilbert Hsiao
James Hyde
Debra Jenks
Melissa Kretschmer
Robert Ludwig
Stephen Maine
Tom Martinelli
Robert Munford
Gelah Penn
David Rhodes
Cordy Ryman
Steven Salzman
Karen Schifano
David Seccombe
Li Trincere
Ken Wade
Dan Walsh
Jean Wolff
Mark Williams
Michael Scott
Patricia Zarate
and others

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Beyond Black and White is an artist organized exhibition by Li Trincere (Westbeth) and Henry Brown. Li Trincere and Henry Brown were co-curators for Territory in June 2016 at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, in the Hamptons section of Long Island. Territory was reviewed in ArtNews, East Hampton Star, Hamptons magazine, Hamptons Art Hub, and Hamptons.com.

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 1 – 6 PM
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014

DIRECTIONS

Westbeth Gallery is located at 55 Bethune St, between Washington St & West St, in the West Village. The entrance to the 2900 square foot ground floor gallery is located mid-block. Subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th St / 8th Ave. Westbeth Gallery is also 4 blocks from the Whitney Museum and High Line exit, both on Ganesvoort St. From Ganesvoort St, walk 4 blocks south on Washington St. Turn right on Bethune St.

ABOUT WESTBETH GALLERY
The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists’ Housing complex. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions. www.westbeth.org, email: westbethgallery@gmail.com

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen Black & White Abstract - In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board 19" x 23" plexi box 2015

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Black & White Abstract – In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board
19″ x 23″ plexi box
2015

David Seccombe Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red 24" x 36" acrylic on panel 2017

David Seccombe
Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red
24″ x 36″
acrylic on panel
2017