Carter Burden Gallery presents No Two Alike in the east gallery featuring Jean Promutico and Martin Ries. The reception will be held October 22, 2015 from 6 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs from October 15th through November 5th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
In No Two Alike, Jean Promutico presents nine recent abstract paintings on canvas for her second show at Carter Burden Gallery. The exhibition pairs Promutico with artist Martin Ries. Promutico’s nine paintings range in size and shape, from scroll-like to square. The artist’s subtle palette draws attention to the textured, complex surfaces. Promutico’s confident and delicate brushstrokes form a record of her movements across the surface. The artist begins each painting with a regard for the materiality of the surface. This act of paying attention to the surface allows the artist to realize her vision. Ultimately, the artist intends for the paintings to be a manifestation of a beauty that is evocative of atmosphere and nature that comes from the spirit and heart.
Jean Promutico is a New York City based painter. Promutico was born in 1936 to Italian immigrants, and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her B.F.A., magna cum laude, from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a M.A. from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Promutico has exhibited extensively across the country and has received numerous awards and grants in recognition of her art, including an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a National Studio Grant from PS1/The Clocktower. Her work is represented in many private and public collections, including The Fine Art Museum of New Mexico and the Museum of Albuquerque. The artist lives and works at the artists’ space Westbeth with her husband who is also an artist.
In No Two Alike, Martin Ries presents ten recent paintings for his first show at Carter Burden Gallery. The exhibition pairs Ries with artist Jean Promutico. For Ries, painting is not decorative amusement or felt reality; it must be invention, discovery, and revelation. The artist’s paintings in this exhibition come from two of his ongoing bodies of work: Mystic Landscapes and Homages. Mystic Landscapes are the artist’s exploration that there are more things in our universe than are dreamt of in our cosmology - or in our art. Titles are an integral component of these paintings; Ries uses astronomical terms in a poetic haiku sense. In Ries’ Homages, the artist pays his respects to historical figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, and peers like Carl Andre.
Martin Ries, b. 1926, Washington D.C., is a painter, printmaker, and art writer. Ries studied at the Corcoran Museum Art School, and received his B.A. in Fine Arts from American University. He served in the U.S. Army in Intelligence and Reconnaissance in the Southwest Pacific. He later received his Master’s in Art History and Post Graduate Museum Administration at Hunter College. He is a professor emeritus at Long Island University. Reis has exhibited his work widely throughout the United States and internationally. Exhibition highlights include: MoMA, Riverside Museum, Critics Choice For 80s at Hammer Gallery, Aaron Berman Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, American University in Washington D.C., Hammond Museum (solo), Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Gallery, Whyte Gallery, and the National Society of Arts and Letters. His work is represented by numerous collections; highlights include three painting in Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and a photograph of his painting at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.