Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year From Fine Art Magazine to all

Happy New Year 

 We are Wishing you Peace and Prosperity from Fine Art Magazine to all of our readers, fans and friends. 

The added snow Below  in the giff is via Google images app. I love the automated flakes falling on the sunny San Diego Flamingo's . The Orangatang reminds me that we share this planet with other creatures close to us. The Snow Leopard is already endangered. You deside how you want our planet to look by your creative acts and input. Have a blessed New Year 

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mark Tambella

Mark Tambella

On Thursday January 2nd, 2014 there will be a solo exhibition by Mark Tambella.  The work will be on display through January 26th with a reception for the artist on Saturday January 4th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Mark Tambella
Mark Tambella is presenting a continuing group of new paintings seeking to locate the aesthetics of objects in the dream space of painting. Whether from composed still life of arbitrarily selected objects to arbitrarily selected landscape; each seen and selected and painted from multiple vantage points there remains the qualities of a group of imagined small scenes. Using various painting translucencies to layer these changing colors and forms over each other, sometimes scraping away these effects, the exposed light and dark markings produce a movement which animates these scenes with sympathetic characters.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 10:00 till 5:00 p.m.  For further information about the gallery, the artists and upcoming exhibition, visit
John Davis Gallery
362½ Warren Street
Hudson, New York 12534
or contact John Davis directly at 518.828.5907 or via e-mail:

Jomar Statkun


December 27, 2013 (New York, NY) — Garis & Hahn is pleased to present Jomar Statkun, an exhibition of the artist’s complete work to date. The collection will be installed in the gallery's downstairs space, leaving the upstairs empty until work is introduced through weekly “decorations” that will slowly transform the main space. Through participation and performance, visitors will be invited to the basement “Public Viewing Room” to interact with the artist as well as look at, examine, and handle the works of art. This marks the gallery’s first solo show by an exhibiting artist. An opening reception will be held on January 19th, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Garis & Hahn (263 Bowery), to be followed by a weekly roster of programming developed around Statkun’s work.

At the start of the exhibition, the gallery's upstairs space will be empty. As a result of various prompts, interactions, games, and activities, the upstairs will be gradually “decorated” with works from the collection that reside in the basement. A new prompt, interaction, game, or activity, which addresses a 'Presentation,' will be introduced on select days throughout the duration of the exhibition (a total of 5 weeks). A history of these weekly “decorations” will remain on the upstairs gallery walls in varying forms of reproductions. Throughout the exhibition Jomar Statkun will assume the roles of art handler, curator, dealer, and artist on a daily basis.

The 'Presentations’ will include:

 “Art Presence: A Buyer's Feathers”
(Reception: Sunday, January 19th from 6 – 8 PM)

The opening week will be solely dedicated to the artworks that are sold during that week.  For any interested buyers, Jomar Statkun will be available to discuss the work, pricing options, and possible installation of the work into the exhibition. Naturally, a form of “Art Presence:  A Buyer's Feathers” will continue throughout the duration of the exhibition.

“Players: An Artist Ready to Retire”
(Performance:  Sunday, January 26th, starts at 5 PM)

L'artisan is a game created by Jomar Statkun. It is based on the German board game, Carcassonne, in which players compete to occupy and complete cities, roads and farmland.  For L'artisan, Statkun has remade all the pieces by hand (114 gaming tiles, game board pieces, and a wooden box that houses the complete game) and transformed the structure and objective of the game to navigating the “Art World” - cities are now galleries, roads are paths of collectors, and farmland is cultural capital.  During the game, the players take on the role of artists, and the pieces they use on the board represent their artwork.  At the beginning of the week, a game of L'artisan will be played by a select group of individuals who, by playing the game, will win opportunities to choose their favorite Jomar Statkun artworks from the basement and have them installed into the exhibition in the upstairs gallery space wherever they choose.  Following this opening game, L'artisan will be on view at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

“Labor of Love: A Fabricator's Hamburger Helper”
(Reception: Sunday, February 2nd from 6 – 8 PM)

A number of works by Jomar Statkun have been made in collaboration with a painting reproduction factory in China.  During this week, through an exchange and collaboration, the painters in China will be invited to insert “their own” paintings into the exhibition in the upstairs gallery space.

“Think Inside of the Box: A Gallery's Gallery”
(Reception:  Sunday, February 9th from 6 – 8 PM)

Mary Garis and Sophie Hahn from Garis & Hahn gallery will be invited to select Jomar Statkun artworks from the basement and have them installed into the exhibition in the upstairs gallery space.

“Take it to be Framed: A Critic's Tail”
(Sunday, February 16th - Sunday, February 23rd)

A week dedicated to criticism.

About the Artist

Jomar Statkun was born in Freehold, New Jersey in 1972.  His official/birth certificate name is Joseph Marino Statkun.  It's believed he was born in the same hospital as Bruce Springsteen.  He grew up in a small town called Allentown (that's Allentown, New Jersey, not Pennsylvania).  He is a quarter Filipino, a quarter Chinese, a quarter Polish, and a quarter Lithuanian.  His father used to be a missionary priest.  Growing up, his greatest mentor was the cosmologist and geologian, Thomas Berry.  In high school he had the school record for the 400 meter hurdles at 55.5 seconds.  He loved to organize and invent games for his friends in the neighborhood where he grew up.  He can play the theme song to E.T. on the piano.  He was awarded the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn award at Boston University where he received his MFA degree.  He is a founding member of the project This Red Door.  He has worked at Art Crating and Gagosian Gallery.  He has been a professor at Columbia University and Pratt Institute, and has been a visiting artist at numerous institutions.
Jomar Statkun currently lives and works in New York.

About Garis & Hahn
Garis & Hahn is a gallery-cum-Kunsthalle that mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art. By displaying an array of carefully curated artists, the gallery endeavors to provide accessibility, education, awareness, and a market to the art while engaging both the arts community and a broader general audience.

Garis & Hahn
263 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

P. 212.228.8457
F. 212.228.8941

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Sunday, 11-7

Media Contact
Lainya Magaña | A&O PR
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013


 CORRECTION: The opening reception for Shane Guffogg: Pastels is
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5 - 7 PM
Apologies for our mistake in today's prior email.

            Shane Guffogg, Lumen Lapsus II, #30, 2013, pastel on paper 
Wishing you a joyous holiday season
and all the best for the New Year
We look forward to seeing you on
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5 - 7 PM 
for the opening of
Shane Guffogg: Pastels
 11640 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (map)
  (310) 820-9448
 Always seeking to purchase prints and works on paper by Francis, Hirst,
Hockney, Johns, Lichtenstein, Picasso, Ruscha, Serra, Thiebaud and Warhol.

Monday, December 23, 2013

John Dilg This Land is Your Land

John Dilg
This Land is Your Land

Boston, MA – Steven Zevitas Gallery is pleased to present This Land is Your Land, an exhibition of recent paintings by Iowa-based artist, John Dilg. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, December 13 through Saturday, February 1, 2014, with an opening receptionFriday, January 3, 2014.
On View: December 13, 2013 - February 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 3, 2014, 5:30 – 8 PM
Over the past several years a number of deserving mature artists have gained wider recognition. In some cases the lack of initial attention had to do with media and/or subject matter not attuned the times in which these artists emerged. For others, geography has been an obstacle. John Dilg is one such artist. Having spent the majority of his career in Iowa City, far away from the hubbub of large urban art scenes, Dilg’s work is only now starting to be appreciated by a wider audience.

Dilg’s paintings are intimate in scale, delicately brushed and chromatically restrained. As the show’s title suggests, his imagery is drawn from the American landscape. In some cases figures or animals are included, but they are often left unpopulated. Dilg is more interested in archetypal forms than specificity of place, and his paintings brim with highly personal markers and emblems. There is an extraordinary economy to his paintings that belies the scale that they are able to achieve in the viewer’s mind.
The show’s title carries a double meaning. The “land” that Dilg is most interested in exploring is not that which exists outside of us, rather, that which is within each of us. He is deeply interested in how the contemporary landscape, and in a more general sense place, inform our individual and collective realities, and so form a bridge between nature and the unconscious. As Dilg has stated:
My chief pleasure is to make idiosyncratic constructs, personal souvenirs of something seen before; in this, they are allied to our virtual world, since all souve- nirs take their life from that which no longer actually exists.
Dilg received a BFA in Painting and Filmmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught at the University of Iowa, where he is currently a Profes- sor of Painting and Drawing, since the mid-1970s. Dilg is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to India, a National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellow- ship, and three Residency Fellowships at the Yaddo Foundation. His extensive exhibition record includes recent one-man shows at Luise Ross Gallery in New York City and Schmidt Contemporary Art in St. Louis. Group exhibitions include shows at Sikkema, Jenkins & Co. and Andrea Rosen Gallery, both in New York City. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Steven Zevitas Gallery.
The artist will be in attendance for an opening reception on Friday, January 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. For additional information, please contact Steven Zevitas at 617.778.5265 (ext. 22). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM – 5 PM.


Morgan Lehman
Aaron Wexler

We are pleased to announce that we now represent Aaron Wexler. Wexler received his B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and is collected by many prominent public and private collections, including the West Collection, the Saatchi Collection, the New Britain Museum, and the International Collage Center. Aaron Wexler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Image: Aaron Wexler, Master Gain (2011), Acrylic And Paper Collage On Panel, 72h x 60w in

Current Exhibition:
December 12, 2013 - January 25, 2014

Upcoming Exhibition:
January 30 - March 1, 2014
*The gallery will be closed December 22, 2013 - January 1, 2014. We wish everyone a happy holiday season! 
Morgan Lehman
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Leslie Parke

"Light on Branches", 38 inches x 48 inches, oil on canvas.

Do anything, but let it produce joy.
Walt Whitman

Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest grant as artist- in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Season’s Greetings from Kashya Hildebrand

Season’s Greetings from Kashya Hildebrand
As 2013 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past year. We have an exciting roster of exhibitions lined up for our new London gallery in Fitzrovia and will have our first inaugural exhibition in our London project space. Our Zurich gallery will mark its final exhibition with acclaimed Japanese sculptor Akiko Sato.
Both galleries will be closed as of December 23rd and will reopen on January 6th. For any enquiries during this period please contact or for press queries contact
Coming up in January 2014:

Akiko Sato, Timeship, 2013, Rosa Portugallo marble, 37 x 60 x 37 cm

Akiko Sato
Touching Time
8 January - 21 February 2014
Exhibition Preview

Marking the Zurich gallery’s final exhibition, the Japanese sculptor Akiko Sato has dedicated the last twenty years to an in-depth exploration of the manifold notions and concepts of time. Her sculptures in marble, granite, alabaster or onyx give tangible forms to these abstract concepts. Viewing the sculptures from all sides and exploring their forms and surfaces by touch triggers forgotten memories and experiences. In her works a linear understanding of time is replaced by a completely open approach to past, present and future where apparent symmetries are broken by juxtapositions and intervals of time and space. The metamorphosis from sand to stone and eventually back to dust is a constant reminder of the ephemerality of time.

Marwan Sahmarani, Untitled, 2013, Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Marwan Sahmarani
Black Moon
9 January - 24 February 2014
Exhibition Preview
In Black Moon, we see Sahmarani’s renewed focus on the medium of oil paint itself. "I've been working with oil for twenty years," says Sahmarani, "and it is only in the last two years that I feel I have really had a breakthrough." From simple compositions of defined lines and graphic figures, Sahmarani’s paintings have transformed. A looser brush stroke dissolves into a symphony of colour not unlike those found in his new home by the Mediterranean. Over the years, defined figures and human shapes have dissipated to make way for freer forms and a bolder application of colour. The smooth, flat surface on his canvas has given way to swathes of thick impasto, the texture of his painting taking physical form as a tangible being, with abstract patterns and heavy brush strokes revealing the images lying within.

Lisa Ross Unrevealed, Site 3 (Ladder on Horizon), 2009, archival pigment prints on cotton paper, 71 x 107 cm

Lisa Ross
Behind the Dunes
9 January – 31 January 2014
Exhibition Preview
Marking the first show in the gallery’s new Project Space, Behind the Dunes draws its inspiration from a 10-year project on which artist Lisa Ross worked in and around the Taklamakan Desert of China’s far northwest. Here Ross reveals a little known religious tradition in Xinjiang China with its desert shrines to Sufi saints and Muslim pilgrimage sites. Ross discovered wind-battered markers, personal prayers and devotional shrines composed of branches, ladders, cloth and amulets. Her photographs are unassuming and quiet; people are never present and the objects she captures – stone on sand, cloth on stone, the skeleton of a dried animal – have an incandescent glow, as if lit by another sun. Unveiled in Ross’s photographic works is the meditative and spiritual power of landscape, as well as a sense of the sacred with which it is imbued.

The Project Space will feature a selection of Ross’s photographs, while copies of her new book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, will be available for signing by the artist.

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Scope New York 2014


Come to Celebrate Christmas with MORA at The Closing of the "Shapes and Colors" Exhibition

    The Museum of Russian Art

Come to Celebrate Christmas with MORA at 
The Closing of the "Shapes and Colors" Exhibition 
Cocktail Reception with the Artists: 
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
"Exploring Shapes and Colors"
Serge Strosberg, Alexander Garber, Ginger Andro and Chuck Glicksman 
Alex GarberSerge Strosberg   Ginger Andro and
Chuck Glicksman

"What Remains"
  Asya Dodina/
  Slava Polishchuk
MORA / Museum of Russian Art
80 Grand St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
(near Exchange Place Path train Subway station)
For directions, click here.

For more information contact Margo Grant:
(917) 449-2842 or visit our