TEXT MESSAGES

ED RUSCHA ... ROBIN TEWES ... SAUL STEINBERG ... ADAM DANT
CHRIS WARE ... ALEXANDRA GRANT ... JOE BRAINARD ... LAWRENCE WEINER
SCOTT TEPLIN ... MARC BELL ... ANNABEL DAOU ... JACOB EL HANANI
VIVIENNE KOORLAND ... JULES FEIFFER ... MARTIN WILNER .... JANE LAUDI
ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB ... JULES DE BALINCOURT ... ROBERT CRUMB
JOE AMRHEIN ... LEE ETHEREDGE IV .... BETTE BLANK ... DANIEL JOHNSTON
JAMES CASTLE ... FELIPE JESUS CONSALVOS ... ROBIN AMI SILVERBERG
ALYSSA PHEOBUS ... ADRIANE HERMAN ... ANTHONY CAMPUZANO ... ALICE ATTIE
JENNY HOLZER ... BEN VAUTIER ... ILONA GRANET ... ARMAN

JUNE 14 - AUGUST 15, 2007
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 14 . 6-8PM

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition “Text Messages” from June 14 through August 15. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and sculpture by 34 artists for whom words or text is a significant element in their work. The artists included in “Text Messages” are: Ed Ruscha, Robin Tewes, Saul Steinberg, Adam Dant, Chris Ware, Alexandra Grant, Joe Brainard, Lawrence Weiner, Scott Teplin, Marc Bell, Annabel Daou, Jacob El Hanani, Vivienne Koorland, Jules Feiffer, Martin Wilner, Jane Laudi, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Jules De Balincourt, Robert Crumb, Joe Amrhein, Lee Etheredge IV, Bette Blank, Daniel Johnston, James Castle, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Adriane Herman, Anthony Campuzano, Alice Attie, Jenny Holzer, Ben Vautier, Arman and Alyssa Pheobus.

Some works included in the exhibition are Saul Steinberg’s “Declaration of Independence,” 1959, a drawing depicting Steinberg’s emblematic “fake” calligraphic style that approximates the words and letters of the famous document; Ed Ruscha’s “’OH’ in the Picture,” 2005 has the enigmatic word “OH” nestled within an abstracted landscape; Jenny Holzer’s solemn gold-lettered bronze plaque from the Survival Series, 1986 delivers her text message with a deadpan irony; Lee Etheredge IV’s rhythmic geometric patterns of letters formed by a typewriter; Adam Dant’s faux book jacket “Boite Subliminal,” 2003, and free associative compositions of words in “Sex” are executed in a variety of hand-drawn typefaces; Alice Attie’s obsessive, microscopic drawing style is evident in “Constellation,” 2007; Joe Amrhein’s sign-like painting "And Media”, 2003 on mylar subtly reveals a dense phrase from Artforum magazine; Alexandra Grant’s mixed media “Fragments,” 2006 show texts in a cursive style as if seen in a mirror; and Scott Teplin’s pen and ink “Not Too Cute,” 2007 has words and images integrated with a witty, seamless authority.

The gallery hours in June are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. In July and August the gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 orabaumgold@aol.com.

 

 

JOE AMRHEIN
"Media (Artforum, April 2001 p.143)" 2003
Mixed media on drafting vellum
9 3/8" x 25 3/4"

 

SAUL STEINBERG
"I Do, I Have, I Am," 1971
Ink, watercolor on paper
14 1/4" x 11 1/4"
Variant New Yorker cover
SAUL STEINBERG "I Do I Have I Am," 1978 ©The Saul Steinberg Foundation/ARS,NY

 

SAUL STEINBERG
Untitled (The Declaration of Independence), 1959
Pen and ink on paper
14” x 22 1/2”

 

ED RUSCHA
Image not available
ED RUSCHA
Image not available

 

SCOTT TEPLIN
"Shitlord," 2007
Pen & ink on paper
9 3/4" x 12 3/4"

 

SCOTT TEPLIN
"Not Too Cute," 2007
Pen & ink on paper
9 3/4" x 12 3/4"

 

SCOTT TEPLIN
"Defuse Motel Dweller Refuse," 2007
Pen & ink on paper
9 3/4" x 12 3/4"

SCOTT TEPLIN
"Kitonhäldt," 2007
Pen & ink on paper
9 3/4" x 12 3/4"

 

CHRIS WARE
"Text for the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition," 2007
Pen & ink on paper
9 3/4" x 12 3/4"

CHRIS WARE
"Rusty Brown- Alice Meets the Rich Girls- The ACME Novelty Library #17 ," 2005
Pen & ink on paper
28" x 20"

 

ALEXANDRA GRANT
"Fragments #1," 2007
Mixed mediaon paper
22" x 15"

 

ALEXANDRA GRANT
"Fragments #4," 2007
Mixed mediaon paper
22" x 15"

 

ALEXANDRA GRANT
"Fragments #9," 2007
Mixed mediaon paper
22" x 15"

ALEXANDRA GRANT
"Fragments #12 & #13," 2007
Mixed mediaon paper
11" x 15" each

 

LAWRENCE WEINER
"Stars Don't Stand Still In The Sky," 1989,
Ink and watercolor on paper
19 5/8" x 25 1/2"

 

MARC BELL
"To Gnostic Pizza Esq. (August 10th)," 2006
Ink and watercolour on paper
10 1/4" x 7"

MARC BELL
"Chauncey Boy," 2005
Ink And Watercolour on Paper
14" x 11.25"

 

JULES FEIFFER
"Family Get Together," 1977
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB
“Blabette Takes Yet Another Vacation,” 1991
Ink and watercolor on board
16 3/8” x 12”

ROBERT CRUMB
Page from "Kafka," 2004
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 81/2"

 

VIVIENNE KOORLAND
"Poem Fragment," 2007
Oil on linen
27" x 24"

 

 

MARTIN WILNER
February, 2007
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 11 1/2"

MARTIN WILNER
March, 2007
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 11 1/2"

 

ANNABEL DAOU
"Memory Hole: Beginning/The End," 2007
Pen, pencil, repair tape on paper
13" x 9"

 

ADAM DANT
"Dant's Art World Atlas" 2007
Ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 30"

ADAM DANT
"Departure Lounge" 2007
Ink and wash on paper
22" x 30"

ADAM DANT
"Sex" 2004
Ink on paper
24" x24 "

ADAM DANT
"Brief Lives" 2006
Colored pencilon paper
11" x 17"

 

ROBIN TEWES
"Abstract #1," 2007
Oil on panel
18 1/4" x 18 1/4"

 

ROBIN TEWES
"Abstract #1," 2007, detail
Oil on panel
18 1/4" x 18 1/4"

 

 

FELIPE JESUS CONSALVOS
"Arsenic Complexion Wafers," c. 1920-50
Mixed media collage on paper
9 1/2" x 11 1/2

 

ALYSSA PHEOBUS
"She never said nothin'," 2007
Graphite on cotton rag paper
22" x 30"

 

ALICE ATTIE
"Constellation," 2007
Ink on paper
22" x 30"

 

JOE BRAINARD
"Sigh"
Mixed media
2 1/8" x 2 1/4"

ANTHONY CAMPUZANO
"The Fall Back and Forth," 2004
Colored pencil and graphite on panel
22" x 28"

 

JULES DE BALINCOURT
"Corporate Discount Painting," 2004
Oil and ink on panel
7" x 8"

 

ARMAN
"Accumulation," 1973
Mixed media construction, ed. 100
18 1/2" x 12 1/2"
x 3 1/4"

BEN VAUTIER
"This is a Time Machine," 1998
Paint on canvas board with clock
18" x 21 3/4"

 

JANE LAUDI
Untitled, 1990
Mixed media on paper
14" x 10 1/4" x 5/8"

 

DANIEL JOHNSTON
Untitled
Ink and marker on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

DANIEL JOHNSTON
Untitled
Ink and watercolor on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

BETTE BLANK
"Skirt," 2007
Egg tempera and India ink on clayboard
10" x 8"

BETTE BLANK
"High Heels," 2007
Egg tempera and India ink on clayboard
10" x 8"

 

BETTE BLANK
"Pajamas and Clouds," 2007
Egg tempera and India ink on clayboard
10" x 8"

 

 

 

ROBIN AMI SILVERBERG
"Dutch Proverb" 2006
Ink on paper on wooden spool
7" high

ROBIN AMI SILVERBERG
"Dutch Proverb" 2006
Ink on paper on wooden spool
7" high

 

ADRIANE HERMAN
"(Yellow) Bananas," 2005
Inlaid burnishing clay on panel
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

ADRIANE HERMAN
"Soup, Popcorn, Combos," 2005
Inlaid Burnishing clay on panel
22 1/2" x 11 1/2"

 


ILONA GRANET
"Are You Mice or Men?,"From the Series, "Emily Post,
Updated & Extended," 1989
Signed, numbered and dated
Silkscreen on metal, ed. 3/55
24" x 20"

 

JAMES CASTLE
Untitled (Lucky Strike book), c.1940
Soot and saliva on found paper, 6 pages
9 "
x 7"

JAMES CASTLE
Untitled (Lucky Strike book), c.1940
Soot and saliva on found paper, 6 pages
9 "
x 7"

JAMES CASTLE
Untitled, c.1940
Soot and saliva on paper
6 "
x 8"

 

JENNY HOLZER
Untitled from THE SURVIVAL SERIES, 1983-4
Cast aluminium plaque
3"
x 10"

 

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