The Instructors Exhibition 2013
September 3–22, 2013
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
The Art Students League of New York
The Art Students League of New York has customarily opened every exhibition season with a show of work by its instructors. Walter Shirlaw presented studies and paintings from his European travels, in October 1882, that appeared alongside works by William Sartain, C.Y. Tuner, J. Carroll Beckwith, and Thomas Dewing. A few years later, William Merritt Chase offered students a preview of recent paintings he intended for a solo show at the Boston Art Club. During the late nineteenth century, special exhibitions of instructors’ works, put up for only a night, encouraged attendance at the school’s monthly member meetings. Though informal, these “artistic conversazioni,” observed a writer in Scribner’s Monthly, had “quite an impressive gravity of tone.”
The Instructors Exhibition 2013 includes work by over eighty artists who teach in the League’s main building on West 57th Street and at the Residency at Vyt, in Rockland County. Here one can glimpse craftsmanship and high concept in a wide swath of media: oil, acrylic, encaustic, gouache, watercolor, bronze, stone, terra cotta, forged steel, graphite, digital photographs, and various print processes.
Anthony Antonios, Pastorale, undated. Bronze, 20 x 30 in.
Robert Cenedella, SHIT—Yes Art Social Pop Art, 1971. Hand-pulled silkscreen, 24 x 24 in.
Bruce Dorfman, Deep Past, 2011. Combined media, 50 x 50 x 6 in.
Ellen Eagle, Cynthia, 2013. Pastel on pumice board, 39 x 15 1/2 in.
Marilyn Friedman, Figure/Shapes, undated. Terra cotta, 14 x 22 x 45 in., front & back views.
James Garvey, Three Forces, June 2013. Forged Steel, 23 x 24 x 25 in.
Michael Grimaldi, Menagerie, 2013. Pencil and gouache on paper, 23 x 15 in. Collection of the artist.
Richard Pantell, Bather, 1987. Lithography, 20 x 16 in. Edition: 125.
Michael Pellettieri, Figure and Ground, 1993. Lithograph, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
Sharon Sprung, Lithographer’s Table, undated. Oil on panel, 40 x 48 in.
Jerry Weiss, Claudia, undated. Oil on linen, 46 x 42 in.
Greg Wyatt, Statis Divina, 2013. Bronze, 88 x 30 in.
Pat Lipsky, Hanji, 2012. Black paint on Hanji paper, 55 x 30 in.
Peter Reginato, Johnny Wadd, 2013. Stainless steel and enamel, 35 x 45 x 24 in.
Ronnie Landfield, Towards the Border, 2011. Acrylic, 27 x 23 in.
Susan Cirigliano, Birds and Koi, 2013. Ink and watercolor, 20 x 30 in.
Joseph Peller, Tramp Steamer, Fading Light, 2012. Oil on linen, 24 x 40 in. Courtesy ACA Galleries New York City.
Naomi Campbell, Sounds in the Electronic Garden, 2013. Watercolor, 18 x 24 in.
Dan Gheno, Burning Oil Rig 5, 2013. Oil on canvas, 36 X 36 in.
Martha Bloom, Unrelenting Lament, 2013. Collage, 20 x 30 in.
Wendy Shalen, July 4th, Exploding Rockets, 2010. Gouache on handmade paper, 16 x 20 in.
Grace Knowlton, Hands, November 2010. Archival pigment print, 42 x 23 in.
Mariano Del Rosario, Stratospheric Painting No. 25, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 x 1.25 in.
Sylvie Covey, Into the Sea #6 , 2010. Digital photograph, 30 x 40 in.
Sherry Camhy, Peter Upside Down, 2013. Graphite, 23 x 30 in.
Deborah Winiarski, Canto, 2010. Encaustic, rice paper, ink, and oil on panel, 36 1/2 x 48 x 2 in.
Max Ginsburg, Coffee Break, 2007. Oil, 16 x 16 in.
Dean Hartung, Doe Run, 2013. Oil on linen, 36 x 46 in.
Ephraim Rubenstein, White Roses, 2010. Pastel on paper, 30 x 24 in.
Thomas Torak, Lex, 2013. Oil on linen, 22 x 19 in.
Leonid Gervits, Portrait of Jennifer Galeano, 2013. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Knox Martin, Woman, 2013. Acrylic mounted on linen, 20 x 18 in. ©Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Hans Witschi, A Painter,1993-2013. Oil on primed cotton, 48 x 48 in.
Richard Barnet, As Shadows Lengthen, 2012. Terracotta, 25 x 12 x 9 in.
Frederick C. Wong, Shadows, 2012. Watercolor, 13 x 18 in.
Bill Behnken, Summer Passage II, 2013. Lithograph, 16 x 18 in.