Instructors at Large

Bruce Dorfman at June Kelly

  • August 28, 2015


Bruce Dorfman, Flight X, 2015. Flite X, 2015 Canvas, wood, metal, paper, acrylic, 58 x 45 x 6 in. (overall).

Bruce Dorfman, Flite X, 2015.
Canvas, wood, metal, paper, acrylic, 58 x 45 x 6 in. (overall).

Bruce Dorfman: Recent Work is a solo exhibition opening at the June Kelly Gallery (166 Mercer Street, NYC) on September 4. “Dorfman…has devised an abstract language of his own that underlines his dual focus in creating a strong art experience through geometric structure and through intriguingly sensuous luminosity.” A reception is scheduled for September 10, and the exhibition continues through October 10, 2015.

Bruce Dorfman, Flite IV, 2012. Paper, metal, wood, pencil, gouache, acrylic, 9 1/2 x 6 in.

Bruce Dorfman, Flite IV, 2012.
Paper, metal, wood, pencil, gouache, acrylic, 9 1/2 x 6 in.

Knox Martin: Three Fall Exhibitions

  • August 25, 2015


Knox Martin’s paintings will be appearing in three group exhibitions this fall. Woman is part of the exhibition Art in the Makingwhich is open now through October 15 at the Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA).

Knox Martin, Woman, 2013. Acrylic mounted on linen, 18 x 20 in. ©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Knox Martin, Woman, 2013. Acrylic mounted on linen, 18 x 20 in.
©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Martin’s canvas Crucifixion will appear in Woodward Gallery Decades, which opens at the Woodward Gallery (133 Eldridge St NYC) on September 12 and continues through October 24, 2015. An opening reception has been scheduled for September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Knox Martin, Crucifixion, 2010. Oil on linen, 24 x 31 in. ©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Knox Martin, Crucifixion, 2010. Oil on linen, 24 x 31 in.
©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

At Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States Martin will exhibit Untitled (1962). This exhibition, which originated at the Lowe Art Museum, opens at the Art Gallery at the University of St. Joseph (West Hartford, CT) on September 24 and continues through December 20, 2015. From there, it will travel to its third venue, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, from January 24, 2016 through April 17, 2016. 

Knox Martin, Untitled, 1962. Acrylic, enamel, ink, pencil and collage on paper, 12 1/8” x 9 in. ©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Gift of Rose Fried Gallery, Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.

Knox Martin, Untitled, 1962. Acrylic, enamel, ink, pencil and collage on paper, 12 1/8” x 9 in. ©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Gift of Rose Fried Gallery, Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.

Bruce Dorfman on Yasuo Kuniyoshi

  • August 10, 2015


“Yasuo Kuniyoshi was always very concerned about layers of everything consistent with layers of meaning between the ostensible subject matter of the painting and what might be the actual content,” Bruce Dorfman recalls about his mentor’s layering of high-key colors. Many times the most profound insights about artists come from other artists. In this interview Bruce Dorfman discusses Yasuo Kuniyoshi in conjunction with Smithsonian American Art Museum’s current exhibition The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi began teaching at the Art Students League League in 1933 and continued until his death in 1953.

Richard Barnet at Greenhut Galleries

  • August 9, 2015


Richard Barnet, Seated Figure, 2002. Bronze with black patina, 8 x 18 x 9 in.

Richard Barnet, Seated Figure, 2002.
Bronze with black patina, 8 x 18 x 9 in.

Richard Barnet’s Seated Figure is now on view at Greenhut Galleries (Portland, ME).

Deborah Winiarski’s “Off the Grid”

  • August 4, 2015


Tremain Smith, Forest of Delight, 2014. Oil, wax and collage on panel, 24 x 30 in.  Photography:  Karen Mauch

Tremain Smith, Forest of Delight, 2014. Oil, wax and collage on panel, 24 x 30 in.
Photography: Karen Mauch

In her latest post for the online publication ProWax JournalDeborah Winiarski explores pattern in art.  She has selected two works from each of six artists, which all share an “affinity toward a reiteration of elements—whether geometrical, kaleidoscopic, musical, or textile in nature—as a starting point from which to sing their singular songs.” See and read more in “Off the Grid.”

Dawna Bemis, , 2014. Encaustic, encaustic monotypes, book pages, hand stitching, embroidery and pigment stick on copper on panel, 16 x 16 in. Photography: Jay York

Dawna Bemis, Antique Tile, 2014. Encaustic, encaustic monotypes, book pages, hand stitching, embroidery and pigment stick on copper on panel, 16 x 16 in. Photography: Jay York