MUST SEE PAINTING SHOWS: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

There has been a lot of talk as of late about the receding importance of brick and mortar gallery spaces and a perceived dearth of quality programming at those that still exist. While the internet and the general ease of global communication are sited as causes, the rise of the art fair is most often blamed for the trend. I did not see a lot of evidence of gallery Armageddon as I conducted my monthly review of painting shows. Even on the eve of art world spring break (aka Miami art fair week), dozens of commercial spaces around the country are mounting first-rate solo and group exhibitions.

New American Paintings’ alumni look great this month. In Chicago, one of the city’s most interesting emerging artists, Dan Gunn, has new abstract work at Monique Meloche, as does Terence Hannum at Guest Spot in Baltimore and Seth Adelsberger at ltd los angeles. In New Orleans, Havana-born local legend Luis Cruz Azaceta looks good at Arthur Roger Gallery. My own gallery in Boston has been taken over by the great Franklin Evans, who is presenting new paintings in the context of a floor to ceiling installation. Former New York City dealer, and all around great guy, Jeff Bailey, has relocated to Hudson, NY, where, this month, he is presenting work by University of Iowa Professor and painters’ painter, John Dilg. In the City, Sarah McEneaney continues to blow me away with her suite of hard won new paintings at Tibor de Nagy (Be sure to read Roberta Smith’s review of the show in the New York Times.)


Jaqueline Cedar. Courtesy of Gallery 106 Green, Brooklyn.

I want to give a special shout out to one of my favorite emerging artists, Jaqueline Cedar, who has four new large-scale paintings at Gallery 106 Green in Brooklyn. I first did a studio visit with her when she was finishing her B.F.A. at UCLA, and she was already a skilled painter. She subsequently attended Columbia and since graduating in 2009 has only gotten stronger and stronger as time goes by.

Some of the many strong solo exhibitions around the country this month include: Angelbert Metoyer at Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston; Donald Moffett at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin; a beautiful show of figurative works on paper by New York School founding member Jack Tworkov at Valerie Carberry Gallery in Chicago; Brian Bress at Cherry and Martin and a major show of new work by Jonas Wood in David Kordansky’s cavernous new gallery space, both in Los Angeles; and Whiting Tennis at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle. As usual, New York City is brimming over with strong shows. Top among them for me are: Bill Traylor at Betty Cunningham Gallery; Lily Ludlow at CANADA; Alexander Ross at David Nolan Gallery; Sean Landers at Petzel; R.H. Quaytman at Gladstone Gallery; Ridley Howard at Koenig & Clinton; Huguette Caland at Lombard Freid Gallery; Gladys Nilsson at Garth Greenan Gallery; Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.; and be sure to catch the work of emerging artist Ted Gahl in a project room show soon to open at Zach Feuer.

I am a huge fan of well-conceived group exhibitions of which there are a number around the country this month. Two in particular caught my eye, not only because they are well curated, but because, as a pair, they effectively speak to disparate, but vital tendencies within the realm of painting. In Los Angeles, Overduin & Co. presents “Seven Reeds,” a group exhibition that includes an international cast of five of the most talked about emerging artists on the planet – including Jacob Kassay, Julia Rommel and Fredrik Vaerslev - each of whom are pushing abstraction to new places. On the opposite coast in Brooklyn, The Journal Gallery has just opened “The Great Figure.” In this show six artists working in a figurative mode – including Dana Schutz, Henry Taylor and past NAP cover artist Keith Mayerson – demonstrate how the oldest of subject matters can, in the right hands, be as relevant as ever. - Steven Zevitas, Publisher

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ARTISTS ON VIEW

BALTIMORE:

Terence Hannum (NAP MFA 2003, #89, #112)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 15 – January 17, 2015
Guest Spot


Terrence Hannum. Courtesy of Guest Spot, Baltimore.

BOSTON:

Emily Eveleth (NAP #7)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 24 – December 20, 2014
Miller Yezerski Gallery


Emily Eveleth. Courtesy of Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

Richard Raiselis (NAP #20)
November 14 – December 20, 2014
Gallery NAGA

Craig Drennen (NAP #70, #94)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 31 – December 24, 2014
Samson

Franklin Evans (NAP #62)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 24 – December 13, 2014
Steven Zevitas Gallery


Franklin Evans, Courtesy of Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston.

CHICAGO:

Eric Finzi (NAP #100)
October 24 – December 13, 2014
Linda Warren Projects

Dan Gunn (NPA #113)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – January 3, 2015
Monique Meloche


Dan Gunn. Courtesy of Monique Meloche, Chicago.

Nancy Mladenoff (NAP #11, #35, #47)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 7 – December 13, 2014
Packer Schopf Gallery

HOUSTON:

Homage to Domestic Familiarity III   (Featuring James Zamora, NAP #114)
November 21 – December 27, 2014
Anya Tish Gallery

KANSAS CITY:

Peregrine Honig (NAP #29, #41, #53, #71, #101)         PUBLISHER’S PICK PUBLISHER’S PICK 
October 24 – December 6, 2014
Haw Contemporary


Peregrine Honig. Courtesy of Haw Contemporary, Kansas City.

LOS ANGELES:

Saying Yes to Everything (Featuring David X. Levine, NAP #56)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 15 – December 20, 2014
Honor Fraser

Seth Adelsberger (NAP #45, #57, #75, #112)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 22 – January 10, 2015
ltd los angeles

Dean Monogenis (NAP #80)      
November 8 – December 20, 2014
Walter Maciel Gallery


Dean Monogenis. Courtesy of Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles. 

NASHVILLE:

Maysey Craddock (NAP #9, #58)
November 18 – December 23, 2014
David Lusk Gallery

NEW ORLEANS:

Luis Cruz Azaceta (NAP #106)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 1 – December 20, 2014
Arthur Roger Gallery


Luis Cruz Azaceta. Courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans.

NEW YORK CITY:

Michael Scoggins (NAP MFA 2003, #58, #70)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 8 – December 13, 2014
Freight + Volume

Hannah Barrett    (NAP #’s 50, 68, 74)      PUBLISHER'S PICK
November 9 – December 21, 2014
Regina Rex


Hannah Barrett. Courtesy of Regina Rex, New York City.

Jaqueline Cedar (NAP #73, #98, #104)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 22- January 11, 2015
Gallery 106 Green

Devin Troy Strother (NAP #85)      PUBLISHER’S PICK     
December 13 – January 17, 2015
Marlborough

Absent Friends (Featuring Ann Toebbe, NAP #71, #95)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 9 – January 4, 2014
Monya Rowe Gallery

Sarah McEneaney (NAP #8, #21)
October 16 – November 22, 2014
Tibor de Nagy Gallery


Sarah McEneaney. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City.

BROOKLYN:

The Great Figure (Featuring Keith Mayerson, NAP #68)       PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 11 – December 21, 2014
The Journal Gallery


Torey Thornton. Courtesy of The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn.

HUDSON, NY:

John Dilg (NAP #11)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 25 – December 14 , 2014
Jeff Bailey Gallery


John Dilg. Courtesy of Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson.

PHILADELPHIA:

Ted Larsen  (NAP #5, #90)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 25 – December 6, 2014
Schmidt Dean Gallery

PORTLAND:

Patrick LoCicero (NAP #19, #37)    
November 6 – 30, 2014
Patricia Rovzar Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO:

Suhas Bhujbal (NAP #97)
November 12 – December 19, 2014
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Don VoisIne / Cary Smith (Cary Smith, NAP #98)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – December 20, 2014
Gregory Lind Gallery

Andrew Schoultz (NAP #79)      PUBLISHER’S PICK
December 13 – January 24, 2015
Hosfelt Gallery


Andrew Schoultz. Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.

Robert Kelly (NAP #5)
November/December 2014
John Berggruen Gallery

OTHER ARTISTS ON VIEW

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON:

Spotlight      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 21 – January 3, 2015
Barbara Davis Gallery

Donald Moffett      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 20 – January 17, 2015
Lora Reynolds Gallery


Donald Moffett. Courtesy of Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin.

John Pomara
October 18 – November 29, 2014
Barry Whistler Gallery

Jules Buck Jones
Decemeber 6 – January 3, 2015
McMurtrey Gallery


Jules Buck Jones. Courtesy of McMurtrey Gallery, Houston.

Rosalyn Bodycomb
November 22 – January 3, 2015
Conduit Gallery

Patti Oleon
November 22 – January 3, 3015
Cris Worley Fine Arts

Angelbert Metoyer      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 22 – January 3, 2015
Deborah Colton Gallery


Angelbert Metoyer. Courtesy of Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston.

Katsumi Hayakawa
November 20 – January 10, 2015
McClain Gallery

Julie Bozzi      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 24 – December 13, 2014
Talley Dunn Gallery


Julie Bozzi. Courtesy of Talley Dunn Gallery, Houston.

James Drake
December 6 – January 12, 2015
Moody Gallery

Angela Fraleigh      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 25 – January 3, 2014
Inman Gallery


Angela Fraleigh. Courtesy of Inman Gallery, Houston.

BALTIMORE/DC/PHILLY:

Carol Miller Frost
November 19 – Decemeber 31, 2014
C. Grimaldis Gallery

Chris Corales      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 21 – January 10, 2015
Fleisher Ollman Gallery

Douglas Martenson
December 3 – 31, 2014
Gross McCleaf Gallery

Alma Thomas      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 11 – Decemeber 20, 2014
Hemphill Fine Arts


Alma Thomas. Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

Thomas Chimes
November 7 – December 13, 2014
Locks Gallery

BOSTON:

Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 29 – January 24, 2015
Barbara Krakow Gallery

CHICAGO:

Ed Flood      PUBLISHER’S PICK
December 12 – January 24, 2015
Corbett vs. Dempsey


Ed Flood. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

Aron Grant
October 26 – December 6, 2014
Devening Projects + Editions

Clare E. Rojas      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 22 – January 24, 2015
Kavi Gupta

Suzanne McClelland      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 14 – December 15, 2014
Shane Campbell Gallery

Jack Tworkov      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 14 – January 10, 2015
Valerie Carberry Gallery


Jack Tworkov. Courtesy of Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago.

Stan Shellabarger
October 24 – December 6, 2014
Western Exhibitions

DENVER/PHOENIX/SANTA FE:

Eric Orr
November 6 – December 31, 2014
Bentley

Suzan Woodruff
November 28 – January 10, 2015
David Richard Gallery

Paul Gillis
October 24 - December 6, 2014
Rule

Bob Knox
October 24 – December 6, 2014
William Havu Gallery

Tracy Rocca
November 7 – December 7, 2014
LewAllen Galleries

LOS ANGELES:

Brian Bress      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 8 – January 3, 2015
Cherry and Martin


Brian Bress. Courtesy of Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.

Amy Adler
November 15 – December 20, 2014
ACME

Luke Dilorio     PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 1 – December 20, 2014
Anat Ebgi

JP Munro      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 8 – December 20, 2014
China Art Objects Galleries


JP Munro. Courtesy of China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles.

Keith J. Varadi
November 7 – December 12, 2014
Small Art Objects

Scott Short
November 8 – January 3, 2015
Christopher Grimes Gallery

Jonas Wood      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 8 – January 10, 2015
David Kordansky Gallery


Jonas Wood. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. 

Ann Craven      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 15 – December 20, 2014
Hannah Hoffman

Seven Reeds      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 9 – December 20, 2014
Overduin and Co.


Julia Rommel. Courtesy of Overduin & Co., Los Angeles.

Thomas Eggerer
November 1 – December 20, 2014
Richard Telles Fine Art

Sergej Jensen
December 13 – January 24, 2014
Regen Projects


Sergej Jensen. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. 

Thomas Wachholz
November 1 – December 13, 2014
Roberts & Tilton

Dasha Shishkin      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 25 – December 20 , 2014
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects


Dasha Shishkin. Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.

Daniel Payavis
November 1 – December 20, 2014
Thomas Duncan Gallery

MIAMI:

Jose Lerma      PUBLISHER’S PICK
December 1 – January 31, 2015
David Castillo


Jose Lerma. Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery, Miami.

MIDWEST:

Victor Wang
November 7 – December 31. 2014
Atrium Gallery

Tom Reed
November 21 – January 10, 2015
Bruno David Gallery

NEW ORLEANS:

George Dunbar
November 1 – December 26, 2014
Callan Contemporary

New York City:

Valentin Carron
November 6 – December 20, 2014
303 Gallery

Alissa McKendrick
December 11 – January 18, 2015
Real Fine Arts

Joel Holmberg      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 30 – December 19, 2014
American Contemporary


Joel Holmberg. Courtesy of American Contemporary, New York City.

Elliott Hundley      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 31 – December 6, 2014
Andrea Rosen Gallery

Andy Warhol
November 20 – December 20, 2014
Anton Kern Gallery

Ricardo Gonzalez
December 11 – January 31, 2014
Asya Geisberg Gallery

Lily Ludlow      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 13 – December 14, 2014
Canada


Lily Ludlow. Courtesy of CANADA, New York City.

Tomory Dodge      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – December 13, 2014
CRG

Patrick Berran
October 26 – December 14, 2014
Chapter NY

The Last Picture Show      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – November 29, 2014
Churner and Churner

Paul Cowan
November 1 – December 20, 2014
Clifton Benevento

Alexander Ross      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 30 – December 6, 2014
David Nolan Gallery


Alexander Ross. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery, New York City.

Sam Messenger
November 6 – Decemeber 23, 2014
Davidson Contemporary

Neo Rauch      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – December 20, 2014
David Zwirner


Neo Rauch. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York City.

Ivan Wittenstein
November 14 – January 3, 2015
Derek Eller Gallery

Steve Gianakos
November 13 – December 20, 2014
Fredericks & Freiser

Sean Landers      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 13 – December 20, 2014
Friedrich Petzel Gallery


Sean Landers. Courtesy of Petzel, New York City.

Ed Ruscha      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 20 – January 12, 2014
Gagosian Gallery

R.H. Quaytman      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 31 – December 20, 2014
Gladstone Gallery


R.H. Quaytman. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York City.

Detroit
November 14 – December 21, 2014
Jack Hanley Gallery

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
November 21 – January 10, 2014
Jack Shainman Gallery

Mike Kuchar
November 8 – January 10, 2014
Kimmerich

Tamara Gonzales      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 24 – December 8, 2014
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery


Tamara Gonzales. Courtesy of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York City.

Robert Moskowitz      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 2 – December 21, 2014
Kerry Schuss (KS Art)

Joseph Montgomery      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 26 – December 21, 2014
Laurel Gitlen

Udomsak Krisnamis
November 7 – Dcemeber 20, 2014
Lehman Maupin

Bill Traylor      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 29 – December 6, 2014
Betty Cunningham Gallery


Bill Traylor. Courtesy of Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York City.

Jill Moser
November 6 – December 20, 2014
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Ridley Howard      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 30 – December 13, 2014
Koenig & Clinton


Ridley Howard. Courtesy of Koenig and Clinton, New York City.

Charlie Hammond
October 26 – December 21, 2014
Lisa Cooley

Huguette Caland      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 30 – December 20, 2014
Lombard Freid Projects


Huguette Caland. Courtesy of Lombard Freid Gallery, New York City

Helen Miranda Wilson
November 13 – December 20, 2014
Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Nicolas Roggy
November 13 – December 20, 2014
Martos Gallery

Alexander Kaletski
October 30 – December 20, 2014
Mary Boone Gallery

Mel Eichner
November 7 – December 20, 2014
McKee Gallery

Gary Simmons
October 30 – December 13, 2014
Metro Pictures

Julian Stanczak      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 30 – December 6, 2014
Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Julian Stanczak. Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City.

Alexander Tovborg
November 14 – December 21, 2014
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Robert Motherwell
October 30 – January 3, 2014
Paul Kasmin Gallery

Luisa Rabbia
December 11 – February 7, 2014
Peter Blum Gallery

George Boorujy
November 6 – December 20, 2014
P.P.O.W.

Kara Walker      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 21 – January 17, 2014
Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Kara Walker. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City.

Paul Jenkins
November 6 – December 20, 2014
Robert Miller Gallery

Brad Jones
October 29 – December 7, 2014
Sargeant’s Daughters

Klaus Merkel
October 26 – December 7, 2014
Joe Sheftel Gallery

Kiki Kogelnik      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 2 – December 19, 2014
Simone Subal


Kiki Kogelnik. Courtesy of Simone Subal, New York City.

Heinz Mack      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 10 – December 13, 2014
Sperone Westwater

Early Man      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 13 – December 28, 3014
The Hole

Picasso and Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 31 – January 10, 2015
The Pace Gallery

Maya Bloch
November 16 – December 21, 2014
Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Thomas Scheibitz
October 23 – December 13, 2014
Tonya Bonakdar Gallery

Ted Gahl      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 26 – December 20, 2014
Zach Feuer


Ted Gahl. Courtesy of Zach Feuer, New York City.

Rosana Castrillo Diaz     
November 13 – December 13, 2014
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe

Gladys Nilsson      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 23 – December 6, 2014
Garth Greenan Gallery


Gladys Nilsson. Courtesy of Garth Greenan Gallery, New York City.

PORTLAND/SEATTLE:

Katherine Bradford and Sarah Gamble      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 7 – December 20, 2014
Adams and Ollman


Katherine Bradford. Courtesy of Adams and Ollman, Portland.

Cameron Martin      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – December 17, 2014
James Harris Gallery

Joy Garnett
October 23 – November 29, 2014
Platform Gallery

Whiting Tennis      PUBLISHER’S PICK
November 6 – December 24, 2014
Greg Kucera Gallery


Whiting Tennis. Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.

Gregory Grenon     
November 6 – 29, 2014
Laura Russo Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO:

Tam Van Tran      PUBLISHER’S PICK
October 31 – December 5, 2014
Anthony Meier Fine Arts


Tam Van Tran. Courtesy of Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Franciso.

Keira Kotler
November 1 – December, 2014
Brian Gross Fine Art

Helen Rebekah Garber
November 6 – December 20, 2014
Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern

Lora Fosberg
October 25 – December 13, 2014
Jack Fischer Gallery

Todd Lanam
November 7 – December 20, 2014
Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art

Christopher Benson
November 4 – December 20, 2014
Paul Thiebaud Gallery


Christopher Benson. Courtesy of Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco. 

Pamela Jorden
October 24 – December 13, 2014
Romer Young Gallery

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