ANTON VAN DALEN
“The Drawing Room”
Drawings 1963 - 2007
September 6 - October 13,2007


Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition “The Drawing Room” by Anton van Dalen, from September 6 through October 13. The exhibition will include over 70 drawings plus sketchbooks from 1963 to 2007, several of which have not been publicly exhibited before. Recurrent themes in these drawings include the artist's changing neighborhood (The East Village), birds (has a pigeon coop on his Avenue A roof), cars, and the environment. The latest group of drawings from 2004 to 2007 focus on the macho power of mega corporations and the robotic depersonalization of the computer era.

Among the drawings included in the exhibition is “11th and Avenue A,” 1977, in which we see a pre-gentrified East Villiage night scene with a burnt out, abandoned car and an imperious Great Dane, a street sign, and an old television in a surreal, almost lunar-like landscape. In recent drawings such as "Roadkill on the Information Highway"#7, 2004 an SUV is depicted as a monster that holds a Coca Cola bottle and battles a Big Mac behemoth. "Human Life in The Electronic Age"#1 is an ink and graphite drawing that shows a robotic man as a machine controlled by computer driven commands. All these drawings are executed with a crisp, clear graphic vocabulary and style as van Dalen continues to examine his long-standing aesthetic and social concerns for the subjects of nature, man-made objects, home, street, daily life, memory, and their tenuous relationship to each other.

This is Anton van Dalen’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. Van Dalen had a retrospective exhibition “The Memory Cabinet,” at Exit Art in 1988. His one-man performance “Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre” based on personal experiences has been shown at The Drawing Center and since 1995 has travelled throughout the U.S.A. and Europe, and recently at MOMA and The New York Historical Society where he was included in the exhibition “Petropolis.” He was also included in the exhibition “East Village USA,” at the New Museum in 2005. He has executed public art projects for the MTA, the NYC Board of Education and City College. His work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. He was born in Amstelveen, Holland and lives in New York City.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-5:30 PM. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at adambaumgoldgallery.com. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.

 

"Head: Inner and Outerscape (Frontal)," 1966
Graphite on paper
17 " x 17"

 

"Head: Inner and Outerscape (Profile)," 1966
Graphite on paper
17 " x 17"

 

"Three Figures: Ear, Eye & Nose," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Winged Figure Projecting Spiral Space,"1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Figure Projecting in Time and Space," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Grasshopper/ Leaves," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Fish/ Leaves," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Teacup/ Leaves," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Rabbit/ Leaves," 1966
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Bird Inside Looking Out," 1965
Graphite on paper
8" x 5"

"One Way Speak," 1965
Graphite on paper
8" x 5"

"Bird Looking in Through Window," 1965
Graphite on paper
8" x 5"

Sketchbook, Spring 1966
Graphite on paper
28 pages, 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" each

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Sketchbook, 1966
Graphite on paper
28 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" each, 2 pages 11" x 8 1/2"

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“Asia Car,” 1974
Wood construction
11 1/2” x 26 1/2” x 11 1/2”

 

"Drive Through Tree," 1981
Colored Wax Pencil on paper
5" x 6 5/8"

 

"Auto-Botanica with Driver,," 1984
Colored wax pencil on paper
5 1/8" x 6 1/8"

 

"Auto-Botanica, with Driver and Ford Sign," 1984
Colored wax pencil on paper
41/2" x 9 7/8"

 

"Auto-Botanica driver in Profile," 1984
Colored wax pencil on paper
4 1/4" x 10"

 

"Auto-Botanica Car as Tree," 1985
Colored wax pencil on paper
4 3/4" x 6 1/8"

"Auto-Botanica, Tree as Driver" 1985
Colored wax pencil on paper
3 1/2" x 6 1/8"

 

"Automobile Drawing #2," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #3," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #5," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #7," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #13," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #14," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

Untitled (Car) , October 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

Untitled (Car) , November 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #17," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

"Automobile Drawing #16," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #20," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #21," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #18," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #22," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #23," 1973
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing #26," 1973
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Automobile Drawing," 1973
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

"Automobile Drawing," 1974
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Ringing Telephone," 1972
Graphite on paper
18" x 24"

 

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

Untitled, 1973
Graphite on paper
3 5/8" x 5 7/8"

 

"World War II Reconnaissance homing PigeonHoming Pigeon," 1984
Ink, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
8" x 10"

 

"Epic Self Portrait as Emigrant,", 1984
Ink, graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
10" x 8"

 

"Wrench/ Leaves on Grit," 1984
Ink, graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
4 5/8" x 6 1/4"

 

"Chicken/Car #1," 1984
Graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
4" x 5 5/8"

 

"Chicken/Car #2," 1985
Graphite and colored wax pencil on paper

4 3/4" x 7 1/8"

 

"Chicken/Car #3," 1985
Ink, graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
4" x 5 5/8"

4 3/4" x 7 1/8"

 

"Bird, Cross, Car and Planet," 1985
Ink and colored wax pencil on paper
5 1/4" x 8"

 

"Bird/ Plane in Flight," 1985
Ink, graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
4 1/4" x 5 7/8"

 

"Jacobin Pigeon," 1985
Ink, graphite and colored wax pencil on paper
5" x 6 5/8"

 

"Bird/ Car? Cow," 1987 +2007
Graphite rubbing of stencil on paper
18" x 24"

 

"Riot Cop," 1993
Graphite on panel
15" x 15"

 

"Merged (Human/Botany) Anatomy- Circling Arrow Arms," 2002
Watercolor on paper on wood
11 7/8” x 5 7/8”

"Merged (Human/Botany) Anatomy- Squared Arrow Arms," 2002
Watercolor on paper on wood
11 7/8” x 5 7/8”

 

“Automobile and Driver,” 2003
Watercolor on paper on wood
12 1/4” x 16 3/4”

 

"Directional Hands," 2007
Ink, graphite, and collage on clayboard
9" x 11" each

 

"Abandoned Car with Dog and TV," 1977
Graphite on paper
22" x 29"

 

"Abandoned Car with Cross and Puerto Rican Flag," 1977
Graphite on paper
22" x 29"

 

"Roadkill on the Information Highway," 2004 Series

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

ANTON VAN DALEN
"CNN/ Rattlesnake," 2004
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

ANTON VAN DALEN
"Jesus saves/ Rocket," 2004
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2004
Graphite and ink on paper
22" x 30"

 

Untitled, 2004
Graphite and ink on paper
22" x 30"

 

Untitled, 2006
Graphite and ink on paper
22" x 30"

 

Untitled, 2004
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

"Piercing the Corporate Veil," 2005 Series

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 


Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled, 2005
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

"Mr. Softy in the East Village," 2006
Ink and collage on paper
17" x 11"

 

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
2 pages, 11" x 8 1/2" each

 

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Untitled (Bird Heads), 2006
Ink on paper
20 pages, 11" x 8 1/2" each

 

"Human Life in the Electronic Age ," 2006 Series

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink, graphite and collage on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink, graphite and collage on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11
"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink and graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

 

"Staten Island Garden with Paths," 2002
Ink on foamboard
12 moveable tiles, each 8" x 16": installed dimensions variable

 

Invitation sketch , 2007
Ink on paper
32" x 48"

 

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