Beyond Black and White


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 38 artists, both Westbeth and non-Westbeth.


René Pierre Allain
Lisa Beck
Sharon Brant
Michael Brennan
Henry Brown
Jacob Cartwright
Vincent Como
Mark Dagley
Laura Duerwald
Cris Gianakos
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Daniel Hill
Gilbert Hsiao
Heather Hutchinson
James Hyde
Debra Jenks
Melissa Kretschmer
Robert Ludwig
Stephen Maine
Tom Martinelli
Gelah Penn
David Rhodes
Ivo Ringe
Michael Rouillard
Cordy Ryman
Steven Salzman
Karen Schifano
Michael Scott
David Seccombe
Li Trincere
Kim Uchiyama
Ken Wade
Dan Walsh
Mark Williams
Joan Witek
Douglas Witmer
Jean Wolff
Patricia Zarate

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

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


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.

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., email:

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

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

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