by Jason Stopa
July is the return of the nude. Three big figurative shows are on view at Kansas, Morgan Lehman and Horton Gallery. At Horton, Jackie Gendel explores soft colors and superimposed images using a flat, wispy figuration with that subverts easy readings. See Mira Dancy's debut with Kansas Gallery entitled Bodytonic. And check out Ryan Schneider paintings in the group show, Bathers, at Morgan Lehman. Gary Petersen's large wall painting takes over the Curatorial Research Lab at Winkleman Gallery. And Raphael Rubenstein has put together a survey of 1980s abstraction at Cheim & Read that teems with unexpected works from Stanley Whitney and Mary Heilmann among others. Our top list follows:
Hard Lines/Soft Vibes is on view at Jeff Bailey Gallery until August 9th. Featuring: Louise Belcourt, Brian Scott Campbell,
Erik Schoonebeek, Nichole van Beek
Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s, curated by Raphael Rubinstein is on view from June 27 - August 30, 2013
Days at Brennan & Griffin features Jeff DeGolier, Kyle Knodell, Christina Leung
and Christopher Samuels is on view until August 2.
Jackie Gendel's solo show is on view until August 23rd at Horton Gallery
Mira Dancy's Bodtytonic is on view until August 3rd at Kansas Gallery
Old Black organized by Todd von Ammon is on view at Team Gallery until July 26th with sculptural objects and spatial interventions by Harold Ancart, Edith Dekyndt and Banks Violette; photographs by Jack Pierson and Mariah Robertson; and paintings by Robert Janitz and Donald Moffett.
Gary Petersen: OptikNerve is on view until August 2, 2013 in the Curatorial Research Lab at Winkleman Gallery.
Bathers is on view from July 10 - August 23. Featuring works by: Nina Chanel Abney,
Gina Beavers, Melissa Brown, Benjamin Degen, Austin Eddy, Ted Gahl, Hope Gangloff, Jackie Gendel,
Daniel Heidkamp, Shara Hughes, Ryan Kitson, Ryan Schneider, and Ruby Sky Stiler.
Jason Stopa, b. 1983. is a painter, writer and curator in New York. Recent exhibits include Silhouette at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, About Space at ArtBridge Drawing Room, NY, and The Triumph of Human Painting at Bull & Ram Gallery, Bushwick. Stopa received a BFA from Indiana University and and MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer for Art In America, The Brooklyn Rail and Whitehot Magazine. His work has been reviewed in Interview Magazine, ArtInfo and New American Paintings. For more about Stopa please visit: http://jasonstopa.wordpress.com
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