Instructors at Large

Joseph Peller’s Recent Exhibitions

  • September 5, 2014


Joseph Peller, Wake of the Ferry, undated. Pastel on paper, 15 x 22 in.

Joseph Peller, Wake of the Ferry, 2014. Pastel on paper, 15 x 22 in.

ArtNews critic Mona Molarsky wrote a thoughtful review of Joseph Peller’s recent solo exhibition at ACA Galleries, Circadian Rhythms of the City, that appears in the Summer 2014 issue of ArtNews (PDF here).

Joseph Peller, Winter Promenade, undated. Oil on linen, 11 x 18 in.

Joseph Peller, Winter Promenade, 2014. Oil on linen, 11 x 18 in.

Joseph Peller, Night Shift Union Square, undated.  Oil on linen, 36 x 48 in.

Joseph Peller, Night Shift, Union Square, 2014. Oil on linen, 36 x 48 in.

Joseph Peller, Cassandra, undated. Oil on linen, 88 x 56 in.

Joseph Peller, Cassandra, 1998. Oil on linen, 88 x 56 in.

Joseph Peller, Fireworks, undated. Pastel on paper, 20 x 16 in.

Joseph Peller, Fireworks, 2004. Pastel on paper, 20 x 16 in.

Joseph Peller, Sunday Morning, undated.  Oil on linen, 18 x 14 in.

Joseph Peller, Sunday Morning, 2014. Oil on linen, 18 x 14 in.

Joseph Peller’s etching Aboard the Ferry is included in the group exhibition Span and Dialogue 2014 American Contemporary Print Exhibition, a group exhibition in Guanlan, China. Professor Hugh J. Merrill of the Kansas City Art Institute curated the exhibition for which he also edited a catalogue.

Joseph Peller, Aboard the Ferry, 2014. Etching on wove paper, 15 x 22½ in.

Barnet at William Holman Gallery

  • August 22, 2014


Richard Barnet, Untitled, 1998.  Watercolor, 18 x 24 in.

Richard Barnet, Untitled, 1998. Watercolor, 18 x 24 in.

New York State & Stories, a summer exhibition at William Holman Gallery (65 Ludlow Street New York, NY), features work by fifteen artists, including Richard Barnet. The show closes August 22, but will be open by appointment, August 25 to September 5, 2014. You can also view the show online.

Bastidas at the Mattatuck Museum of Art

  • August 20, 2014


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Hugo Bastidas, Babel, 2012. Oil on linen, 80 x 120 in.

Hugo Bastidas’s solo exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum of Art, in Waterbury, CT, opened August 14 and will run through mid-October. The show focuses on Bastidas’s recent series “Metamorphosis”  in which he uses “depictions of water, passageways, and windows into space to indicate change.” Bastidas also has a show of the works he produced during a six-week stay at Maison Verte Artists Residency in Marnay sur Seine, France. 

Ginsburg Painting Demonstration

  • August 20, 2014


Max Ginsburg,Pat—Bearded and Shirtless, 2012. Oil, 18 x 14 in.

Max Ginsburg, Pat—Bearded and Shirtless, 2012. Oil, 18 x 14 in.

On Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Salmagundi Club (47 Fifth Avenue), Max Ginsburg will paint a portrait from life in the alla prima tradition of many of the Old Masters. Admission for this painting demonstration, which is presented by Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club, is $25. Contact the Salmagundi Club for more information.

Rubenstein’s Workshop and Lecture

  • August 19, 2014


Ephraim Rubenstein, My Father, 2009. Pastel on sanded board, 25 x 36 in.

Ephraim Rubenstein, My Father, 2009. Pastel on sanded board, 25 x 36 in.

The Portrait & Figure Festival is a three-day event, October 23, 24, and 25,  2014, celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of The Art League in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Ephraim Rubenstein is participating as are Art Students League instructors Costa Vavagiakis, Sharon Sprung, and Michael Grimaldi.

 "Chris III", pastel on sanded board, 28" x 36", 2008

Ephraim Rubenstein, Chris III, 2008. Pastel on sanded board, 28 x 36.

Rubenstein will be giving a public lecture on his work at the Evansville Museum on November 3, 2014. He will also be serving as the juror for the museum’s Mid-States Art Exhibition this year.

    I have touched with a sense of art some people – they felt the love and the life. Can you offer me anything to compare to that joy for an artist? — Mary Cassatt