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.” ARTNews has included the exhibition in the list, “Nine Events to Attend in New York City This Week.” A reception is scheduled for September 10, and the exhibition continues through October 10, 2015.
Knox Martin’s paintings will be appearing in three group exhibitions this fall. Woman is part of the exhibition Art in the Making, which is open now through October 15 at the Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA).
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.
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.
“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’s Seated Figure is now on view at Greenhut Galleries (Portland, ME).
In her latest post for the online publication ProWax Journal, Deborah 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.”