Paul Wackers at New Image Art
February 16 - March 30, 2013
26 February, 2013
New Image Art is pleased to present, “Early Romantics”, a solo exhibition by Paul Wackers, opening Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7pm-10pm.
Paul Wackers will exhibit a new body of paintings that depict geometric still life assemblages interacting with natural settings. Wackers takes the still life object, deduces it into geometric and linear form, and takes an additional step: the form is simplified to abstract shapes while raw painting techniques mimic the nature of the object itself...
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Inside (Reluctant) Artist Paul Wackers Williamsburg Walkup
21 December, 2012
Living with other people in New York—no matter how sweet the deal or clean and un-psycho the roomies—often enough brings a deep claustrophobia, like an in-law Christmas in a closet. The artist Paul Wackers (like all of us) sometimes wishes that closet could be kinda like the one in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And sometimes his shared three-bedroom walkup feels right, like home.
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'HABEAS CORPUS' At Hasley McKay Gallery
Including works by Paul Wackers
13 November, 2012
HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY is pleased to present HABEAS CORPUS an exhibition of paintings by Ted Gahl, An Hoang, Shara Hughes, Alisha Kerlin, Keegan McHargue, Jeanette Mundt, Sara Murphy, Ryan Mrozowski, Christoph Roßner, Lisa Sanditz, Ryan Schneider, Billy Sullivan, Paul Wackers and Chuck Webster. The right of habeas corpus has been a part of our country’s legal tradition longer than we’ve actually been a country*. The representation of the human figure has been a part of art history as long as paint has been used to depict images from the natural world. While this title is borrowed from its namesake writ, a more literal translation of the term commands us to “produce the body.” Across their varied practices, this group of painters consistently draw on modes of representation to inform their visual vocabularies. For this exhibition, habeas corpus is suspended as the figure is removed from their pictorial statements. Vacant interiors, littered landscapes, collections on display all show how human presence is evident even when a picture is devoid of human form. Far from voids, these “empty” paintings let us examine ways in which the human spirit lingers even when a body does not.
Artist Included: Ted Gahl, An Hoang, Shara Hughes, Alisha Kerlin, Keegan McHargue, Jeanette Mundt, Sara Murphy, Ryan Mrozowski, Christoph Roßner, Lisa Sanditz, Ryan Schneider, Billy Sullivan, Paul Wackers, Chuck Webster.
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Summer Group Shows
16 June, 2011
Andrew Schoultz, Paul Wackers and Eric Beltz in Domestic Goods: Curated by Ryan Wallace at Eric Fire Stone Gallery
May 28 - June 26
Ryan Wallace is included in 2 group exhibitions.
Zieher Smith's group exhibition organized by Patrick Brennan
June 16 - July 22
Rachel Uffner's group show 'Summer Whites'
June 24 - 29
OSEZ! (DARE!) An exhibition of erotic photography
With; C'est Elle, Frantisek Drtikol, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Mackenzie Parker, Sebastien Ricciardi, Katia Santibañez, James Siena, Roy Stuart, Kunie Sugiura