RECENT NEWS & UPCOMING SHOWS


OCTOBER, 2017

STUDIO VISIT INTERVIEW WITH KUNZT ART VLOG

 

AUGUST 26, 2017

AWARDED THE 2017 ANNUAL PRESENTATION PRINT
FOR THE PRINT CLUB OF CLEVELAND /
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

PRESENTING MY COMMISSIONED EDITION OF
250 HAND PAINTED AQUATINT ETCHINGS
AND RECENT WORK AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART.

I am honored to be the 95th artist awarded this commission. In 1923, the Print Club of Cleveland decided to issue a presentation print exclusively for its membership in an edition size of 250. The print, plate and studies are also acquired by Cleveland Museum of Art. The first print appeared in 1924 and every year since. Artists comprising the canon of 20th century art were responsible for these publications include Martin Lewis, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Thomas Hart Benton, Lyonel Feininger, Charles Burchfield, Shiko Munakata, and Bridget Riley.  The museum receives an impression from each of the editions to date along with the plate, preparatory drawings, and proofs. 

 

APRIL 2017

WHITEHOT INTERVIEW

 

UPCOMING SHOWS


OPENS OCTOBER 19, 2017

SITTING STILL

BRAVIN LEE PROGRAMS

526 WEST 26TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY.

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“It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.”   T. S. Eliot 

The Egyptians painted still-lifes, the Romans too.  But still-life didn't seriously take-off until the 16th and 17th Centuries in Northern Europe, attributable to the emergence of a thriving mercantile class and skilled craftsmen in the Netherlands.  And, when talking about the Dutch Golden Age, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the influx of Sephardic Jews, (escaping persecution in Spain and Portugal) and a healthy dose of Calvinism (and low interest rates). 

Talented, creative hardworking tradesmen and entrepreneurs wanted to possess art that reflected their values, and reminded them (and their guests), of all the cool shiny covetable stuff they had accumulated.  Still-life was a metaphorical portrait of their work ethic, their newly minted prosperity and consumerism.

Paul Cezanne was to the still-life what Shakespeare was to the sonnet.  And, in the wake of Cezanne, and with the advent of the age of Freud and Einstein in the early 20th Century, art trended toward psychological inwardness as well as cosmic outwardness.  And yet, the ostensibly simple humble still-life remained defiantly durable through the 20th and into the 21st Century.  In a collection of carefully selected inanimate objects, perhaps there is a sense of the universe, and a sense of self, perhaps the belief that the objects are sentient, permeated with a great knowing presence of themselves.   

Alas, in the hierarchy of genres established in the 17th Century by the French Academy, still-life was ranked at the bottom of the power-ratings – fifth after history painting, portraiture, genre painting and landscape. Still-life and landscape were considered subordinate because they did not involve human subject matter.  Ranking genres is so French...  One of the greatest still life painters is actually an 18th Century Frenchman-- the under-rated and amazing, Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin.

BravinLee is pleased to present Sitting Still.  It thematically follows up on their group exhibition, Introspective, (self portraits), and we wouldn’t be surprised if those brilliant folks at BravinLee were to do a show of History Painting in the not so distant future.


OPENS NOVEMBER 3, 2017

STUFF

CURATED BY REBECCA PELLY-FRY

LUBOMIROV ANGUS-HUGHES GALLERY
26 LOWER CLAPTON ROAD
LONDON, U.K.

SCARLETT BOWMAN
JOSEPH DOUBTFIRE
CHRIS JONES
DAVID MACH
ALICE MENDELOWITZ
RICHARD PASQUARELLI
PHIL THOMPSON

 

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NOVEMBER 18, 2017

A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER

CURATED BY JAMES SALOMON


THE GARAGE
ONE GREEN HILL
WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT


FURTHER DETAILS TO COME

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RECENT PAST SHOWS


FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 6, 2017

SPRING BREAK ART SHOW 2017
BLACK MIRROR

PERSONAL TESSERACT
CURATED BY ANNE MORGAN SPALTER

23RD FLOOR LOBBY
4 TIMES SQUARE, NYC  (FORMER HOME OF CONDE NAST)


JUNE - JULY 2017

DOMESTIC

CURATED BY JENNIFER TERZIAN

ECKERT FINE ART GALLERY
KENT, CT

ARTIST LIST, DATES, AND FURTHER DETAILS TO COME


APRIL- JUNE 2017

MUSE IN THE MEWS

CURATED BY JAMES SALOMON


MAX BLAGG   BRIAN BLOCK   MEGHAN BOODY
NICOLE COHEN   TRONH NGUYEN RICHARD PASQUARELLI


THE PRINTING HOUSE, 421 HUDSON STREET, NYC


NOVERMBER 30 - DECEMBER 4, 2016

SATELLITE MIAMI BEACH 2016

BERLIN COLLECTIVE, BOOTH #27, 2ND FLOOR
THE PARISIAN HOTEL, 1510 COLLINS AVE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

RICHARD WILL BE AT THE BOOTH THURSDAY, ALL DAY, AND FRIDAY FROM 12-5PM. 
IF ANOTHER TIME IS MORE CONVENIENT FOR YOU, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT RICHARD TO SET UP A TIME.

 


NOVEMBER  3- 6, 2016

EAB PRINT FAIR 2016

WITH VANDEB EDITIONS, BOOTH 27
THE TUNNEL, 269 11TH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY
 


OCTOBER, 2016

LAKE LIFE

BRIAN BLOCK  NICOLE COHEN  VISKO HATFIELD
FITZHUGH KAROL  PETER KIRKILES  JILL MUSNICKI
RICHARD PASQUARELLI  ALEXIS ROCKMAN  LAWRENCE WEINER


CURATED BY SALOMON CONTEMPORARY

THE GARAGE
AT THE JUDY BLACK PARK & GARDENS
1 GREEN HILL, WASHINGTON, CT


SEPTEMBER 23 -25, 2016

PRINT CLUB OF CLEVELAND
32ND ANNUAL PRINT FAIR

VANDEB EDITIONS

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
11150 EAST BLVD, CLEVELAND, OH


JUNE -JULY, 2016

COMPULSION

SOLO EXHIBTION
 

SALOMON CONTEMPORARY
WEST 26TH ST, NEW YORK, NY


NOVEMBER - JANUARY, 2015

DUSK TIL DAWN

SOLO EXHIBTION
 

GALERIE S.E.
BERGEN, NORWAY