ABOUT FACE

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
Annie Kevans
Khalif KellynnnnMarie Laurencin
nnnHiroshi KimurannnnTala Madani
Ruth MartennnnnSarah McEneaney nnnJim NuttnnnnErik Parker
Pablo Picasson.....nHuston Ripleyn.....n
Cindy Sherman
Saul Steinbergn..n
Robin Tewesn..nJim Torok
Anton van Dalenn.n.
Karl Wirsum
Alexi Worth n.n
Ray Yoshida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"ABOUT FACE"
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 abaumgold@aol.com.

 

Donald Baechler

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

 

Alex Katz

No images at this time.

 

John Ahearn

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

 

Saul Steinberg

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

 

Pablo Picasso

"Tête de Femme," 24 September 1965
Pencil on paper
10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches

 

George Condo

"Clown," 1985
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"

 

Ray Yoshida

"Observing," 2000
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"

 

Marc Bell

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

"Trippah," 2008
Mixed media on board
12" x 9"

 

Erik Parker


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

 

Karl Wirsum

"Alien Passport Photo," 1977
Acrylic on acetate
12" x 9"

"Alien Passport Photo," 1977
Acrylic on acetate
12" x 9"

"Alien Passport Photo," 1977
Acrylic on acetate
12" x 9"

"Alien Passport Photo," 1977
Acrylic on acetate
12" x 9"

"Alien Passport Photo," 1977
Acrylic on acetate
12" x 9"

 

Jim Nutt

"Twixt," 1995/98
Etching and aquatint, edition 56 of 80
21" x 28"

 

Charles Burns

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

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

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

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

 

Khalif Kelly

"L'il Michael Assuming Zombie Form," 2009
Oil on canvas
20" x 22

"The Adventurer," 2009
Oil on canvas
18 " x 24"

 

Tala Madani

Bubble Touch, 2006
oil on canvas
16” x 12”

 

Cindy Sherman

Untitled (Doctor and Nurse), 1980
Silver gelatin print; AP 1/15
10" x 8"

 

Robin Tewes

"Husband and Wife," 2009
Oil on canvas
each 10" x 8": 18" x 16" framed

 

Marie Laurencin

Self Portrait, 1929
Oil on wood
10 3/4” x 7 1/2”

 

Amy Hill

"Young Woman with Lollipop," 2009
Oil on panel
12" x 9"

"Young Woman in Denim," 2009
Oil on panel
10" x 8"

 

Chuck Close

"Chris," 1974
Ink and graphite on paper
30" x 22"

"Chris," 1974 (detail)
Ink and graphite on paper
30" x 22"


Dan Fischer

"Marcel Ducamp as Rrose Selavy," 2007
Graphite on paper
Image: 6 3/8" x " 4 7/8"
Paper: 16 3/8" x 12 3/8"

"Marcel Ducamp as Rrose Selavy," (detail) 2007
Graphite on paper
Image: 6 3/8" x " 4 7/8"
Paper: 16 3/8" x 12 3/8"

 

John Borowicz

"Shane en Grisaille," 2005
Oil on panel
11" x 14"

"Head Grid," 2009
Oil on canvas
12" x 12"

"Man with Beard," 2008
Graphite on paper
12" x 9"

 

Joe Brainard

"Skyline," 1985
Mixed media collage
12" x 8"

 

Arnold Freidman

"Portrait of a Young Woman in a Blue Hat"c. 1930-7
Oil on canvas
24" x 20"

 

Hiroshi Kimura

"Businessman (Loan Officer) ," 2009
Oil on canvas
11” x11”

"Seal," 2007
Oil on canvas
11” x11”

"Sho -san," 2007
Oil on canvas
11” x11”

 

Jessica Gandolf

"Jimmie Foxx," 2002
Oil on panel
11 1/2" x 9 1/4"

"Red Rolfe ," 2004
Oil on panel
6 1/2" x 4 1/2"

"Bearden, Boudreau, Harder ," 1996
Oil on panel
6" x 8"

 

Felipe Jesus Consalvos

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

 

Huston Ripley

Untitled, 2008
Ink on Japanese paper
25" x 19"

 

Madge Gill

Untitled, c. 1950
Ink on paper
10” x12 1/5”

Untitled, c. 1950
Ink on paper
10” x12 1/5”

 

Ruth Marten

"Kaatye," 2000
Walnut ink on paper
30" x 22"

 

"Afro Jesus"
Mixed media
8 1/2" x 6 3/4"

"Jewish Jesus"
Mixed media collage
8" x 8"

 

Renee French

"Uncle Stanley," 2008
Graphite on vellum
3" x 3"

"Uncle Henry," 2008
Graphite on vellum
3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

"Marcel," 2008
Graphite on vellum
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

 

Bette Blank

"Sigmund Freud," 2008
Oil on linen
20” x16”

"Her Majesty the Queen," 2008
Oil on canvas
12 ” x12”

 

Jules Feiffer

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


Jacob El.Hanini

"Adam Weinberg," 2008
Ink on business card
3 1/2” x 2”

"Alex katz," 2008
Ink on business card
3 1/2” x 2”

"Leonard Lauder," 2008
Ink on business card
3 1/2” x 2”


Peter Heinemann

"Self Portrait," 1979
Oil on canvas
22” x 22”


Sarah McEneaney

"Family Portrait," 2007
Egg tempera on wood
23 3/4" x 23 3/4"


Anton van Dalen

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


Alexi Worth

"Speckled Pyramid," 2008
Oil on panel
18" x 20"

 

"The Curator," 2000
Oil on panel
24" x 18"

 

Jim Torok

"Annie Herron ," 2003
Oil on panel
3 3/4" x 3"

"Kim Kimball," 2003
Oil on panel
3 3/4" x 3"

 

Annie Kevans

"Betty Bronson," 2009
series: 'Vamps and Innocents'
Oil on paper
20" x 16"

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