Instructors at Large

The Possibilities of Paper

  • April 18, 2014


Aunt Helen's Doll - I, 2008 Silverpoint, 21 x25, 2008

Sherry Camhy, Aunt Helen’s Doll—I, 2008. Silverpoint, 25 x 21 in.

Mark(ing) Time: Works on Paper Invitational consists of artwork by artists who work strictly on paper. Its aim is to explore the traditional and contemporary ideas of what constitutes drawing and printmaking. At the Dishman Art Museum (Beaumont, TX), where the exhibition opens on May 23, one can expect to see a full range of possibilities: from drawings by artists who work classically with graphite on paper to artists who expand the definition of working on paper to create entire installations. Sherry Camhy’s silverpoint Aunt Helen’s Doll—I is one of the shows many wonders. Opening reception: May 23, 6:30—8:30 p.m. The show continues through July 12, 2014.

Max Ginsburg in Florence

  • April 17, 2014


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Max Ginsburg will lecture about the development of his recent multifigure paintings and lead a two-day demo workshop at the Florence Academy of Art, May 23–25.

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Max Ginsburg, War Pieta, 2007. Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in.

His solo show, Max Ginsburg: The Realities of Our Times, continues through May 24 at ArtRage Gallery, in Syracuse, NY. Fine Art Connoisseur posted an overview of the exhibition, “Max Ginsburg’s Impassioned Social Realism,” which offers a glimpse of several works from the show. Ginsburg spoke with the host of “The Forum,” a program on the university’s radio station, Z89 FM, about the exhibit. “I feel that art should represent an artist’s deepest feelings and thinking about his place, his society, what moves him.” The hour-long conversation is available to listen to online.

Words About Peter Reginato

  • April 16, 2014


Peter Reginato, WTF, 2011. Stainless steel and enamel, 47 x 48 x 35 in.

Peter Reginato, WTF, 2011. Stainless steel and enamel, 47 x 48 x 35 in.

“A bewildering but satisfying mix of tightly curved and woven-together thin steel rods” is how art critic and blogger Piri Halasz describes the six sculptures Peter Reginato exhibited—along with six small works on paper—at his recent solo show at Andre Zarre Gallery. Read more of the review, “From Thick to Thin, Etc.,” on her blog, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor’s Doorstep.

Jerry Weiss’s Landscape Workshop

  • April 15, 2014


Jerry Weiss, October Afternoon, 2012. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Jerry Weiss, October Afternoon, 2012. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Jerry Weiss will be teaching a two-day workshop, “Plein Air Landscape Painting Simplified,” at the Lyme Art Association on May 31 and June 1, 2014.

Joseph Peller at ACA Galleries Extended

  • April 14, 2014


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

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

Joseph Peller’s solo exhibition Circadian Rhythms of the City at ACA Galleries has been extended through April 25, 2014. Last month, Mr. Peller spoke about his work as part of LeAp’s Public Art program, sponsored by the city of New York. The program encourages middle school students to have a voice in their communities on critical social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art in New York City parks. He gave second talk at ACA about the major themes and sources that inspired his work as well as the mediums he used in the paintings.

On March 22 Joseph Peller gave a talk on aspects of his work in his current solo exhibition Circadian Rhythms of the City at ACA Galleries. The talk highlighted the genesis of the major themes and the sources used, as the artist's visual point of departure Mr. Peller also discussed the various mediums used in the exhibition.

 

    The tragedy of some painters is that they have an aspiration for beauty but don’t attain it. We are not gods! — Jacques Villon