Carter Burden Gallery presents Paint in the east gallery featuring Jonathan Bauch, David Cerulli, Liz Curtin, Edgar Franceschi, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Vicki Khuzami, Susan Lisbin, Robert Ludwig, Francie Lyshak, Joan Mellon, Howard Nathenson, Robert W. Petrick, Lester Rapaport, Nieves Saah, Sheila Schwid, Daena Title, and Arnold Wechsler. The exhibition runs from August 4th through 25th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Paint presents seventeen different interpretations of how artists utilize paint. The exhibition demonstrates the ways paint can be used to render, disguise or present a multitude of ideas. The artists have used specific colors and styles to further emphasize their intention. Robert Ludwig’s geometric acrylic painting Step/Step No. 2 explores color-space relationships with the warm pink blocks coming forward while the cool blue and green blocks recede into the background. Joan Mellon’s oil painting Looking Back shows how drips and intersecting lines through blocks of color reveal Mellon’s process that allows for chance. Lester Rapaport’s painting Sentinel Series #3 is a further exploration of a visual vocabulary of dripped shapes that he developed through grieving for the loss of a parent and reflecting on the idea of a deep self. Susan Lisbin’s abstract painting Repeat X probes the tension of physical and emotional space between relationships through anthropomorphic forms. Inspired by nature, Sheila Schwid and Howard Nathenson blur the line between representational and abstract painting. Vicki Khuzami and Daena Title present figures within abstract backgrounds to emphasize the subjects’ movement and actions. Edgar Franceschi’s ceramic sculpture demonstrates how glaze is another form of painting on a three-dimensional object.