Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s takes a focused look at painting from a decade associated with the arrival of new media and the rapid growth of the contemporary art world. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s deep holdings of this period, this exhibition presents work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, David Salle, and Terry Winters, alongside work by less-familiar artists such as Moira Dryer, Joyce Pensato, and Julia Wachtel. While considerable attention has been given to the decade through artists’ use of appropriated imagery and photographic sources, the exhibition examines this moment specifically through the lens of painting, considering the ways in which the medium was reinvigorated throughout the decade at a time when its relevance was fundamentally challenged. Against the backdrop of heightened recent interest in contemporary painting, the exhibition will explore the ways in which so many artists actively took up the medium in the 1980s through expressive figuration, conceptual practices, and painterly abstraction, often making work that was politically and socially engaged.
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s is organized by Jane Panetta, associate curator, with Melinda Lang, curatorial assistant.
For more information, visit http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/FastForward
Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle
Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle features the work of three artists who met in the early 1970s at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles before moving to New York in the 1980s, where they immediately established careers as influential painters. At a time when painting was thought to have passed its prime, Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and David Salle discovered, in its materials and conventions, a medium rife with possibilities—particularly for artists interested in doing something original, and ambitious, with its history. Unfinished Businessexplores the distinct styles, philosophies, and convictions of the three painters. Featuring 23 large-scale canvases and 17 works on paper, the exhibition outlines the development of each painter’s formal vocabulary while suggesting deep connections between and among the works of all three.
June 24 – July 31
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 2 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the New York Academy of Art, “WATER|BODIES” is curated by artist Eric Fischl and Academy President David Kratz. Generously sponsored by Cadogan Tate, “WATER|BODIES” presents paintings, photographs and sculptures by established and emerging artists with connections to both the East End and the New York Academy of Art. Life on the South Fork of Long Island is based on and intrinsically connected to the water, and this show explores water, bodies and the inevitable meeting of the two. The works in this exhibition depict the sea, the shore, the pool, sunbathers and the nude as a lively and expressive genre that interweaves themes of natural beauty and the nature of pleasure.
Over 30 artists are featured in the show, with works from newly minted Academy MFAs hanging alongside pieces by artists such as Ross Bleckner, Patrick Demarchelier, Eric Fischl, Ralph Gibson, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, April Gornik, Michael Halsband, Enoc Perez, and David Salle.
Skarstedt Gallery will be hosting a talk between Eric Fischl and Rachel Corbett. Thursday, June 9 at 630pm. 20 E. 79th Street, New York, NY. 10075 +1 212 737 2060
Eric Fischl will participate in a conversation with Galerie St. Etienne owner, Jane Kallir entitled "The Art of Drawing". The talk coincides with the exhibition ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER: Watercolors and Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection.
Exhibition and talk is at
THE GALERIE ST. ETIENNE
24 W. 57th Street, NYC
The exhibition is on view March 29 -July 1, 2016
Please note that the gallery will be closed Saturdays starting May 28
Exhibit runs from May 3, 2016 through June 25, 2016.
Contact Skarstedt Gallery at 212.737.2060 or email@example.com for more information
Brooklyn-based artist Sheila Pepe will be presenting a talk for the 2016 Eric Fischl Lecture Series.
The Eric Fischl Lecture Series was launched in 2005 when internationally acclaimed American painter and sculpture Eric Fischl returned to Phoenix College for the first time since the late 1960's. Fischl, then student, studied at PC under renowned Southwestern landscape artist and faculty member Merrill Mahaffey.
Each spring, Fischl celebrates his connection to the College by returning with an nationally or internationally acclaimed professional artist or collector to present the Eric Fischl Lecture Series. The Series, held at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of the Contemporary Forum Lecture Series, draws hundreds of students, artists, and community members from across the city and state for an engaging discourse about various themes focused on art.
As part of the event, Fischl presents the prestigious Vanguard Award to a Phoenix College student whose artwork receives “Best in Show” in the college’s Student Art Competition.
Previous guest speakers include the following artists and collectors::
- Steve Martin
- John McEnroe
- April Gornik
- Bryan Hunt
- Ralph Gibson
- David Salle
- Andre Serrano
- Mark Bradford
- Bruce W. Ferguson