Thursday, March 31, 2022

Andrei Protsouk & Valeriy Shvetsov at the Art and design Gallery April 2022

April showers bring May flowers

Spring is here and so are the First Saturday Artwalks!

Andrei's friend Valeriy Shvetsov whom he studied art with in Ukraine had sent us his paintings for representation weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In light of the conflict and the atrocities in Ukraine we wanted to exhibit these works in our showroom.

To commemorate the hardships and suffering the Ukrainian people, we invite you to our feature of Valeriy's artwork and the artwork of all of our Ukrainian artists this first Saturday April 2nd 2022 from 6-9pm. Proceeds will go directly to his family and the encouragement will go much further in Ukraine. Limited edition giclee prints on canvas and paper will be available in various sizes of Valeriy's work and all of our artists and portions of the proceeds will go to to help the many in need in Ukraine.  

As always we will have some wine and light fare for your pleasure. Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you there!


Andrei + Dennis

Ukrainian Artist Valeriy Shvetsov

Andrei Protsouk New Artwork

New Limited Edition Giclee by Andrei Protsouk - Sakura - 16 x 24 inches
Art and Design Publishing, LLC
18 N. 7th Street
Stroudsburg, PA  18360

M7M Gallery, April 9th two exhibitions: CARA DE ANGELIS Was This Paradise, Edwina Lucas, Floral Embrace, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 inches

Two Exhibitions Opening April 9

Was This Paradise
Cara De Angelis, Falling Water II, oil on linen, 42 x 66 inches
April 9 - April 24, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 5 to 7 PM

Edwina Lucas, Floral Embrace, oil on canvas,  60 x 70 inches
Dianne BLELL
Cornelia FOSS
Edwina LUCAS
and others

4 North Main St., Southampton, NY 11968
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 4pm

ROBERT LOHMAN: Atmospheres
Extended through April 3

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Palmer Art Gallery displayes Michael Albert's Modern Pop work.

MICHAEL ALBERT MODERN POP ART EXHIBITION - including a selection of new prints of Albert's Celebrated Maps on canvas, and a selection of original collages.
Palmer Art Gallery 1947 Palmer Avenue Larchmont, NY
It will be on view through May.
Mr. Albert will be at the Gallery on Saturday April 2 from 11am-5pm for a Meet & Greet & Drop-in Art Workshop for all ages.
Also,Thursday evening April 7 Albert will be at the Gallery from 5:30-7:30 for a meet & greet & workshop for Adults
For details call Carlos Rodriguez at 914-834-3627
or message Michael Albert or call 917-841-3486
For more details  

TORONTO BIENNIAL OF ART moves on to EMERGING ARTIST Toronto’s citywide art event is on view through June 5, 2022


Toronto’s citywide art event is on view through June 5, 2022 
Toronto, Canada, March 29, 2022…The Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial/TBA) announced on March 25, during the opening celebration for its second edition, that Camille Turner is the recipient of its Artist Prize, recognizing an artist’s outstanding contribution to the Biennial, and Aycoobo / Wilson Rodríguez is the recipient of the Emerging Artist Prize acknowledging a promising, early-career Biennial artist. Each prize includes a $10,000 (CAD) award. Awardees participating in the 2022 Biennial, What Water Knows, The Land Remembers, were selected by a distinguished jury that included: Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Dr. Julie Nagam, Artistic Director of Nuit Blanche 2020 and 2022, Toronto, Ontario; and Canadian artist Lisa Steele, an innovator in video art, educator, curator, and co-founder of Vtape in Toronto, Ontario.
“We are pleased to recognize the inspiring work of our prize recipients, and hope this support helps them further develop their already impactful practices. We are also grateful to the jury for their thoughtful consideration and to our visionary patrons for their exceptional support,” said Biennial Executive Director Patrizia Libralato. 

The Artist Prizes were generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation, Eleanor and Francis Shen, the DH Gales Family Foundation, David and Dawn Beswick, Jay Smith and Laura Rapp and the J.P. Bickell Foundation. Accommodations for jurors were generously supported by The Drake Hotel.

“With such a broad range of artists from so many different locations, the prizes offered by the Toronto Biennial of Art are important to identify works that resonate profoundly,” said juror Lisa Steele. “For me, that means they are deeply engaging in terms of content, are beautifully crafted – and come from the heart of the artist, because it is this openness and vulnerability that speak most directly to me.” 
About the Toronto Biennial of Art Artist Prize recipient
Canadian artist Camille Turner (born in 1960, Kingston, Jamaica; lives in Los Angeles, USA) explores themes related to race, space, home, and belonging. Her work combines Afrofuturism and historical research. In her Biennial immersive multimedia installation Nave (2022), Turner reveals the entanglement of colonial Canada in the transatlantic trade of enslaved Africans through links between the nave of a church, the hold of the ship, the tomb, and the womb of the world. In this Biennial-commissioned artwork, a time traveller from the future Age of Awakening—performed by the artist—visits a church in the Age of Silence, circa 2021, to perform a ritual connecting with ancestors of the past.Nave situates the viewer within the context of memory embodied by the ocean. 

At an opening event on March 25, Turner said ''I am so thrilled to be the recipient of this prize! This artwork is dedicated to ancestors known and unknown and I want to thank my amazing dream team: Editor Chris Wiseman, Cinematographer Esery Mondesir assisted by Andrew Osei, Cody Westman who shot the footage in Newfoundland, Performer Emilie Jabouin, Makeup Artist Kristen Gallacher, and Production Manager Roxanne Fernandes. Many thanks to the Biennial for the opportunity to unfurl this vision.”

“In experiencing Nave, the deep trauma of the transatlantic slave trade is conveyed through the visuals of the ship as both womb and tomb, container of bodies and souls. But this trauma is transformed into redemption and peace through the beauty of both the gently lapping waves themselves and the tranquility of the church interior, as seen on the transformed face of Camille herself. This three-channel video installation encourages the viewer to enter and be immersed, with the work enveloping the viewer and the audio seeping into one’s consciousness so effortlessly, as one moves back in time and forward in hope,” said Steele.
About the Toronto Biennial of Emerging Artist Prize recipient

Aycoobo (Nonuya, born in 1967, La Chorrera, Colombia; lives in Bogotá, Colombia), also known as Wilson Rodríguez, carries forth botanical knowledge from the Amazon jungle of Colombia transmitted by his father, Abel, and his ancestors. His artistic practice embraces the relationship between humans and the invisible world and the use of medicinal plants to expand perception. For Aycoobo, art is a way to honour his ancient roots and his life as an individual in the contemporary world. His works on paper, featured in both the 2019 and 2022 Biennial, offer depictions of his lived experience ranging from Nonuya creation stories to the Amazon calendar of micro-seasons.
“While looking at the mesmerizing paintings of Aycoobo / Wilson Rodriguez, I was immersed in the feeling of greenness — a green that is only experienced in the midst of a dense jungle such as those he depicts. The sense of careful observation, with each leaf and branch fully articulated, make these paintings work as sheltering spaces, with the plants, trees, and shrubs implicated in the expansion of our perception through his eyes,” said Steele.

In addition to the juried Artist Prizes just announced, the Biennial is introducing two additional prizes to be presented in June 2022. The new prizes will be awarded via an online voting platform, acknowledging projects that inspire audiences and connect communities. The Audience Artist Prize will recognize an outstanding artistic contribution to the Biennial Exhibition as selected by a public vote, while the Programs Prize will recognize an outstanding contribution made by an artist, educator, workshop facilitator, mentor, community builder and/or advocate participating in the Biennial’s extensive schedule of free public programs. 

TBA Donors and Supporters

The Toronto Biennial of Art is grateful to all 2022 contributing donors for their generous support. Major funders to-date include: The Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation; Scotia Wealth Management; The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation; RBC Foundation; Polar Foundation; Menkes Developments; Castlepoint Numa; Michelle Koerner & Kevin Doyle; Kilmer Mattamy Tricon; Newpoint Developments Inc.; the Delaney Family Foundation; The Rossy Foundation; Age of Union Alliance; The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation; TD Bank Group; Partners in Art; Hal Jackman Foundation; The Donald R. Sobey Family Foundation; Woodbridge Investments Corporation; Ron Kimel and Family; Miranda Hubbs; Nutrien; Yamana Gold Inc.; Waterfront BIA; Waterfront Toronto; Stratus Vineyards; Teknion Corporation; the Daniels Corporation with W.J. Properties; and Eleanor and Francis Shen. Much gratitude and thanks to our many other generous donors, including our Founding Supporters. 

TBA is also grateful for our government supporters: Government of Canada; Government of Ontario; City of Toronto; Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation; ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021- 2022; Ontario Arts Council; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; the Toronto Arts Council; City of Mississauga; the Institut Français, French Consulate in Toronto, with the support of the Consulate General of France in Toronto; Japan Foundation; SAHA Association; and the Council for Canadian American Relations.

TBA acknowledges the support of our media partners to-date: Akimbo; blogTO, Cineplex Media; NOW Magazine; Pattison Outdoor Advertising; St. Joseph Communications; Toronto Star; West End Phoenix; the Toronto Transit Commission; and Yonge-Dundas Square.

About the Toronto Biennial of Art

The Toronto Biennial of Art is Canada’s leading visual arts event focused exclusively on contemporary art from around the world. For 10 weeks every two years, local, national, and international Biennial artists transform Toronto and its partner regions with free exhibitions, performances, and learning opportunities. Grounded in diverse local contexts, the Biennial’s city-wide programming aims to inspire individuals, engage communities, and contribute to global conversations.

The Toronto Biennial of Art launched in 2019 and was a popular and critical success. The Biennial provides expanded understandings of contemporary art practices and is building a legacy of free, inclusive, and accessible contemporary arts programming in Toronto, Mississauga, and their surrounding communities.

For more information, visit:, @torontobiennial, and #TOBiennial22 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heide Contemporary Art Haptic Codes Varvara Keidan Shavrova Susan Stockwell, 31st March to 30th April 2022

Heide Contemporary Art

Haptic Codes
Varvara Keidan Shavrova
Susan Stockwell

Private view: Wednesday 30th March 6–9 pm
Exhibition dates: 31st March to 30th April 2022 
Susan Stockwell, Truth and Consequences (detail), shopping trolley, world globe maps, electrical cable, plugs, 100×120×60cm, 2020. Photograph by Jonathan Turner 
Varvara Keidan Shavrova, The Palace of the Soviets and King Kong, digital knitting, hand stitching and embroidery, 130×225cm, 2020 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Reena Spaulings Fine Art Josephine Pryde, April 3-May 8, 2022


Josephine Pryde

Taylor Swift's 'Lover' & the Gastric Flu

April 3 - May 8, 2022

Opening Sunday, April 3
3 - 7pm




Ei Arakawa
Get Back/Get Out (performance)
April 9, 2pm-6pm
Reena Spaulings Los Angeles


Loretta Fahrenholz
Gap Years
April 19 - June, 26
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Juliana Huxtable
LiveInYourHead (performance with Joe Rinaldo Heffernan)
April 1, 6pm
HEAD, Geneva

Jutta Koether
Artist's talk with Sabeth Buchmann
April 2, 4pm
K20, Dusseldorf

Klara Liden
Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City (group)
May 14 - September 4
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Georgie Nettell
Every lie has an audience (group)
organized by Attilia Fattori Franchini and Felix Gaudlitz
April 2 - May 6
Marsell via Paullo, Milan

Ken Okiishi
A Model Childhood
September 20, 2021 - May 5, 2022
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu





Lowell Ryan Projects Linda Stojak" t’s ok to do nothing" April 2 - May 7, 2022.

Linda Stojak

It’s ok to do nothing

April 2 - May 7, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday April 2, 2-6pm

4619 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Linda Stojak
Untitled: Sitting Figure with Blue Lines, 2021
Oil on canvas
36h x 48w inches
Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Linda Stojak titled It’s ok to do nothing. The exhibition consists of a series of paintings of solitary female figures that exist in an ambiguous space between identity and anonymity. While personal in nature, these works allow for a range of interpretation and emotional response. This is Stojak’s first exhibition in Los Angeles and with the gallery.
Stojak’s works conjure a feeling of remembrance and the uncertainty that can come when time has passed—layers of memory that shift with a perspective that only age and time can bring. The paintings in the exhibition are enigmatic renderings of women, lushly executed and textured by the build up of paint—methodical applications with the palette knife, layers of washes, and considered brushstrokes. A kind of burnishing effect emerges that creates a luminous glow in the surfaces. Each painting provides a journey for the viewer, but within the realm of this expressionist figurative painter there is also the emergence of a portrait—unfinished, evolving and transforming. Stojak’s figures are often incomplete in nature. The eyes, or often the whole face, smudged or blurred creating a feeling of recalling the memory of a loved one, while the shape of the hair, the color of lipstick or gesture of the body remain—a floating image or “stillness” as Stojak says. “These paintings deal with moments in time where you cannot move forward and you cannot move backward.” The figures read less as individuals, but instead as timeless memories that hover on the canvas like ghosts.
As Stojak discusses, “I scrape and scar the canvas not in order for it to look a particular way, but in order to work through the ideas. I change the image, the color…anything that is keeping me from finding something that is of personal importance in the work. This inadvertently leads to this layering of paint. I can paint with intensity, but then need to calm it all down…calm all that anxiety down. For example, there are many drips in the paintings, which I let happen while I paint, but then I go back and control them. I make specific decisions about which stay and which should be painted over so I control the emotion in the work. I think these are emotional paintings, but I need to be concise.” 

With a successful career spanning more than three decades, Linda Stojak paints solitary figures captured in their pictorial plane, obsessively worked and reworked until the paint itself becomes at one with a search for meaning. The technique is both thoughtful and gestural. In Stojak’s paintings, the expressionistic is played against the conceptual reflecting a synthesis of emotions, fears, conflicts, doubts, and experiences that comprise the human condition. Linda Stojak has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, a Leeway Grant, a Distinguished Achievement Award from Arcadia University, and a residency in Toblach, Italy. Her work has been reviewed and discussed in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Riot Material, Art in America and ARTnews. Her work is represented in over 300 private collections as well as in public collections such as The University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Seattle University, and The Harn Museum of Art. Linda Stojak (b. 1955) received her Masters in Fine Art from Pratt University and lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

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