Monday, March 09, 2009

About Face at Adam Baumgold Gallery NYC

I'm really excited to be part of this one - I'm in there with some of my favorites
Opens this Friday


MARCH 13 - MAY 2, 2009

John Ahearnnn Donald Baechler
Marc BellnnBette Blanknn
John Borowicz
Joe Brainardnn Charles Burnsnn George Condo
Chuck Closenn Felipe Jesus Consalvos
nnJules Feiffer
Dan Fischer nnnnnArnold FreidmannnnnnRenee French
Jessica Gandolfnnnnnnn
Madge Gillnnnnnnn Jacob El.Hanini
Peter Heinemann nnnnAmy Hillnnnn Alex Katznnnn
Khalif Kelly
Marie Laurencin
nHiroshi KimurannTala MadaninnRuth Marten
Sarah McEneaney nnnnnnnJim Nuttnnnnnnnn Erik Parker
Pablo PicassonnHuston Ripleynn
Cindy Sherman
Saul Steinbergnn
Robin TewesnnJim Torok
Anton van Dalennn
Karl Wirsum
Alexi Worth nn
Ray Yoshida


March 13 - May 2, 2009

artistsAdam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition "About Face" from March 13 through May 2, 2009. The exhibition will explore different approaches in portraits in a diverse range of styles, through paintings and drawings by 37 Contemporary and 20th Century artists. The artists included in the exhibition are: John Ahearn, Donald Baechler, Marc Bell, Bette Blank, John Borowicz, Joe Brainard, Charles Burns, George Condo, Chuck Close, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Jules Feiffer, Dan Fischer, Arnold Friedman, Renee French, Jessica Gandolf, Madge Gill, Jacob El Hanani, Peter Heinemann, Amy Hill, Alex Katz, Khalif Kelly, Hiroshi Kimura, Tala Madani, Ruth Marten, Sarah McEneaney, Jim Nutt, Erik Parker, Pablo Picasso, Huston Ripley, Cindy Sherman, Saul Steinberg, Robin Tewes, Jim Torok, Anton van Dalen, Karl Wirsum, Alexi Worth, and Ray Yoshida.

artistsSome featured works included in the exhibition are Pablo Picasso's emblematic graphite drawing "Tete de Femme," 1965, depicting a multi viewed fragmented face; Chuck Close's "Chris," 1974 - an ink and graphite drawing that has been gridded out to show Close's precision and unique aesthetic structure and strategy in rendering images; Charles Burns' deadpan "Before and After," 2000, ink drawings from "Black Hole" that reveal the dual feelings of normalcy and creepiness; Tala Madani's painting "Bubble Touch," 2006 features two faces in profile in a strange bubble blowing/popping ritual executed with the artist's distinctive buttery paint surface; Amy Hill's "Young Woman in Denim," 2009 is a contemporary portrait painting juxtaposed within a Renaissance landscape background; Carl Wirsum's frontal, acrylic on acetate portraits from the 1977 "Alien Passport Photo" series have a quirky, sharply delineated graphic punch; Alex Katz's "Self Portrait," a painting from 1982, features the neatly dressed artist head-on, without any artifice, props or irony. Marie Laurencin's "Self Portrait," 1929- is a painting that shows the artist in the palest of skin tones and reveals a distance and lack of emotion, like the young ballet nymphettes that she painted throughout her career.

artistsGallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 or

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