Face to Face

May 17- June 29, 2012

. . . . Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition Face to Face from May 17 through June 29, 2012. The exhibition will explore different approaches to portraits, in a diverse range of styles, by 36 contemporary and 20th century artists. Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the following artists: John Ahearn, Chechu Alava, Donald Baechler, William Bailey, Deborah Barrett, Marc Bell, Elisheva Biernoff, Bette Blank, John Borowicz, Charles Burns, George Condo, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Jules Feiffer, Rafael Ferrer, Dan Fischer, Renée French, Frohawk Two Feathers, Jessica Gandolf, Alex Katz, Annie Kevans, David Levine, Francesco Merletti, Aris Moore, Jim Nutt, Erik Parker, Raymond Pettibon, Huston Ripley, Seth, Pamela Shoemaker, Saul Steinberg, Mark Tansey, Robin Tewes, Felandus Thames, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, and Ray Yoshida.

. . . . Featured in the exhibition is Chuck Close's graphite drawing Chris, 1974, an example of the artist's precise, gridded method of executing portraits. The color woodcut Bathing Cap, 1985, by Alex Katz, presents a placid visage of Ada in her green swimming cap, while in each of Katz's two painting studies for Swimmer, 1973, a head emerges dramatically from the water to gasp for air. Rafael Ferrer's paper bag faces seamlessly combine many artistic styles and motifs.

. . . . Jim Nutt's graphite drawing Untitled, 2005, contrasts sensitive line against bold, abstract shapes to form a figure - his own iconic woman - at once restrained and full of energy. Renée French's masterful, intimately scaled new graphite portraits display features with comically grotesque distortions. Frohawk Two Feathers uses ink, tea, coffee, and acrylics on paper to paint portraits like Black Gold (Marechell Fontaine Bleau), 2010, an artifact from a playful, alternative version of real colonial history. In David Levine's drawing Freud, 1964 a Sigmund Freud with an inflated head plays the ego, frolicking about hand-in-hand with two characters labeled "s.e." and "id".

. . . . In Charles Burns's Before and After diptychs, 2000, two straightforward portraits of a boy and girl are juxtaposed, each with its own disturbing, Dorian Gray-like accompaniment. Bette Blank's frontal portrait painting of Einstein, 2012, in a red sweater, is framed by his equations on a blackboard. Robin Tewes's painting Hyperdulia is a portrait about loss, in which a mother and her son view a portrait of the Virgin Mary cradling an empty space where her son should be.

. . . . Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 PM. A preview of the exhibition can be viewed at www.adambaumgoldgallery.com.

 

JIM NUTT
Untitled, 2004
Graphite on paper
16" x 15"

ROBIN TEWES
Hyperdulia
oil on birch panel
23" x 13 1/2"

ROBIN TEWES/MARK TANSEY
Soldier/Housewife, 1980
Oil on canvas on wood
10" x 16"



Jordan Lint, age 0 and 0. (House and Birth.) 2006
Ink on paper
28" x 20"



Jordan Lint, age 61. (I Loved You excerpt, pages 1 and 2.), 2009
Ink on paper
20" x 28"

 

RAFAEL FERRER
Face #5, 2008
Mixed media
14" x 6"

RAFAEL FERRER
Chambre, 2010
Gouache on paper bag
13 ¾" x 8 ¼"

RAFAEL FERRER
Face
Mixed media

 

Hot Head, 2008
Mixed media on paper
12 1/4" x 9 1/8"

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS
Black Gold (Marechell Fontaine Bleau), 2010
Acrylic, ink, coffee and tea on paper
30" x 23"

DAN FISCHER
Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy, 2007
Graphite on paper
16 3/8" x 12 3/8"

The Swimmer, 1992
Serigraph, ed. of 200
46" x 31"

 

Brisk Day I, II, and III, 1990
Aquatint, Serigraph, Woodcut prints, ed. 150
36" x 29" (each)

 

 

CHARLES BURNS
Atomic Monster: Esquire, 1991
Ink on paper
22 7/8" x 19

 

CHARLES BURNS
Black Hole: Before, 2000
Ink on paper
14 7/8" x 11"

 

 

CHARLES BURNS
Black Hole: After, 2000
Ink on paper
14 7/8" x 11"

 

 

CHARLES BURNS
Black Hole: Before, 1996
Ink on paper
14 7/8" x 11"

 

CHARLES BURNS
Black Hole: Before, 1996
Ink on paper
14 7/8" x 11"

 

Frankenstein & Dracula: New Yorker, 1994
Ink on paper
15" x 19"

RAY YOSHIDA
Right
, 1999
Acrylic on canvas
15" x 20"

JOHN AHEARN
Minnie, 1981
Mixed media
15" x 12" x 10"

 

GEORGE CONDO
Untitled, 1985
Graphite on paper
9 3/4" x 6 1/4"

GEORGE CONDO
Untitled, 1985
Ink on paper
13" x 8 1/4"

GEORGE CONDO
Toodles (Nancy Davidson's Black Baby Poodle, 13 weeks old), 1996
acrylic on canvas
5" x 7"

 

JIM WOODRING
Weathercraft, 2011
Ink on paper
14 " x 10 1/4"

 

DONALD BAECHLER
Coney Island,
1990
Acrylic and collage on canvas
18" x 18"

SETH
A few words from the man himself, 2007
Ink on paper
19 ¼" x 19"

SETH
More from the man himself, 2007
Ink on paper
20 ¼" x 18 ¾"

SETH
Members (The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists),
2011
ink, watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

MARC BELL
Balsam Adhesives (These Things)
, 2007
Mixed Media
20" x 15" x 1/4"

MARC BELL
R
, 2011
Mixed Media on board
12 " x 9" x 3 1/2"

SAUL STEINBERG
Untitled
(Portrait of Sigrid), c. 1965
colored pencil, crayon on paper
17 1/2" x 11 1/2"

SAUL STEINBERG
Untitled
(Woman, Aug. 9, 1962), 1962
graphite, colored crayon on paper
9 1/2" x 7 1/4"

SAUL STEINBERG
Untitled
(Woman),c. 1963
ink, watercolor on paper
16" x 12"

 

RAYMOND PETTIBON
Untitled, 1999
ink on paper
14" x 11"

RENEE FRENCH
Astor, 2012
Graphite on paper
2 3/4" x 3 1/4"

RENEE FRENCH
Tiarad, 2012
Graphite on paper
3" x 3 1/4"

RENEE FRENCH
Hot Lunch, 2012
Graphite on paper
3" x 3 1/4"

RENEE FRENCH
Portrait, 2012
Graphite on paper
3" x 3 1/4"

WILLIAM BAILEY
Girl in Turtleneck, 1967
Graphite on paper
15" x 11 1/8"

ARIS MOORE
Lois, 2011
Colored pencil and graphite on paper
16 1/2" x 14"

ARIS MOORE
Rita, 2011
Colored pencil and graphite on paper
16 1/2" x 14"

DEBORAH BARRETT
Untitled 15, 2011
Ink on paper
9 " x 5 1/4"

DEBORAH BARRETT
Untitled 16, 2011
Ink on paper
9 " x 5 1/4"

 

CHECHU ALAVA
Anastasia, 2010
Oil on canvas
14" x 10 1/2"

 

CHECHU ALAVA
Olga, 2010
Oil on canvas
14" x 10 1/2"



CHECHU ALAVA
Tatiana, 2010
Oil on canvas
14" x 10 1/2"

FELANDUS THAMES
One day I will grow up to be a boy like Alfalfa, 2012
Burned incense on paper
2" x 9"

FELANDUS THAMES
And the 'G' stands for, 2012
Burned incense on paper
12" x 9"

ANNIE KEVANS
Theda Bara, 2009
From the series: 'Vamps and Innocents'
Oil on paper
20" x 16"

ELISHEVA BIERNOFF
Memento: Amelia Earhart, 2009
Oil on carved MDF
5" x 7"

ELISHEVA BIERNOFF
Memento: Vladimir Rusanov, 2011
Oil on plywood and acrylic on plaster
3 1/2" x 2 1/4" (painting); 3" x 2" x2"(rock)

 

HUSTON RIPLEY
Untitled, 2011, # 11M2
Ink on Japanese paper
12 ½" x 9 ½"

 

 

DAVID LEVINE
Freud
, 1964
Ink on paper
5" x 5"

BETTE BLANK
Einstein, 2012
oil on linen
20" x 16"

 

BETTE BLANK
Castro in Che Shirt, 2007
oil on linen, wood cigars and tree,
24" x 24"

 

PAMELA SHOEMAKER
Who?,
1983
Ink collage on paper
8 1/2" x 11"


ERIK PARKER
Mastaplan
Acrylic, oil and ink on paper
41" x 26"

JULES FEIFFER
You Devour Me, 1997
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

JOHN BOROWICZ
The Wayward Au Pair, 2012
graphite on paper
6 1/4" x 41/4"

JOHN BOROWICZ
The Tourist, 2012
graphite on paper
6 1/4"" x 4 1/4"

Self Portrait in Grisaille, 2010
Oil on linen
14" x 11"

JOHN BOROWICZ
Hamming It Up, 2012
graphite on paper
6 1/4"" x 4 1/4"

JESSICA GANDOLF
Three Indians, 200?
Oil on panel
10" x 14"

JESSICA GANDOLF
Mantle, 2002
Oil on panel
10" x 4"

FELIPE JESUS CONSALVOS
Gayeties Mount, c. 1920-50
Mixed media collage on photograph
14" x 11 1/4"

FRANCESCO MERLETTI
Untitled (five works), 2012
Mixed media on wood
5" x 7"