Mel Bochner

20",  2015

16", 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Cary Smith

Straight Lines #7 (bright green-blue), 2015

Oil on Linen

20 x 16 in 

JJ Miyaoka-Pakola

What, 2015

Acrylic on Linen

20 x 16 in

Eve Aschheim

20 x 16 #2, 2015

Oil on Canvas on Panel

18 x 14 in 

Barbara Takenaga

Untitled (Wild Thing), 2015

Acrylic on Paper

20 x 16 in

Nancy Lorenz

Untitled Burlap with Rock Crystals, 2015

Aqua Resin, Gesso, Red Gold Leaf, Jute, Wooden Stretcher Bar, Rock Crystals

20 x 16 in 

Warren Isensee

Little Star, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Gary Petersen

Entry, 2015

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Katherine Bradford

Solo Flight, Aquamarine, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Erin O'Keefe

The Flatness #12, 2013

Archival Inkjet Print

20 x 16 in

Steve DiBenedetto

Open Container, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 

Nichole Van Beek

Nude Dune, 2015

Dye, Acrylic, Sand and Fiber Paste on Canvas

2015

Andrew Small

Sanctum, 2015

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Nate Ethier

Smackers, 2014

Acrylic on Canvas over Panel

20 x 16 in 

Myles Bennet

A Comment in the Margins: Untitled (Back and Forth), 2015

Ink, Graphite, Canvas, Pine

20 x 16 in 

Katia Santibanez

Reverie of a Painter, 2008 - 2014

Acrylic on Panel

20 x 16 in 

Cary Smith

Ovals #19 (With Seven Colors), 2015

Oil on Linen

20 x 16 in

Zohar Lazar

Untitled #1, 2015

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

20 x 16 in 

Warren Isensee

Ripple Effect, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Walter Robinson

Amazon Cheeseburger, 2015

Acrylic on Linen

20 x 16 in 

 

Daniel Heidkamp

The View From Erika's Office in Midtown, 2013

Watercolor on Paper

20 x 16 in 

Philip Knoll

Legends of the Art World, Vol.1, 2015

Graphite on Paper on Panel

20 x 16 in 

Meg Atkinson

Lucky Break, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Mark Olshansky

The Mendacious Court Account of Henry VIII, 2014

Needlepoint, Wool

20 x 16 in

Farrah Karapetian

Cymbalscape V, 2015

Unique Chromogenic Photogram from Constructed Negatives

20 x 16

Jon Berzinski

Small Red Niche, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16

Farrah Karapetian

Cymbalscape VI, 2015

Unique Chromogenic Photogram from Constructed Negatives

20 x 16

Rubens Ghenov

Ghosts on an Afternoon Shelf, pre-through accoutrement 1, 2014

Acrylic on Linen

20 x 16 in 

Barbara Takenaga

Untitled (Green Windy), 2015

Acrylic on Paper

20 x 16 in 

Carl Baratta

Cast A Cold Eye 2, 2015

AC65 Tempera, Watercolor, Gouache, Ink on Board

20 x 16 in 

Derek Beaulieu

Untitled #2, 2015

Press Type on Paper

20 x 16 in

Rose Tannenbaum

The Wild Out There, 2014

Oil and Linen on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

Duncan Hannah

18 Star, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in 

JJ Miyaoka-Pakola

Hashtag, 2015

Acrylic on Linen

20 x 16

Claire Jervert

Island #2L, 2015

Conte on Ingres Paper

20 x 16 in 

Rubens Ghenov

An Evening Raga, 2014

Acrylic on Linen

20 x 16 in 

Vince Contarino

Main Squeeze, 2014

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Lucy Mink

Turn Is It Next Week, 2015

Oil and Acrylic on Linen over Panel

20 x 16 in

Robert Otto Epstein 

8 Bitterized (26), 2015

Acrylic on Handgridded Wood Panel

20 x 16 in 

Peggy Reeves

Samhain, 2013

Chemigram

20 x 16 in

Amy Lincoln

Wetlands, 2015

Acrylic on Panel

20 x 16 in 

Morgan Bulkeley

Art Gone Awry, 2014

Oil on Carved Pine

20 x 16 in

Lisa Sylvester

The Same Happiness, 2015

Graphite, Acrylic, Colored Pencil on Paper

20 x 16 in 

Fred Cooper

Sod Sculpture, 2014

Acrylic, Collage (Various Cloths, Raw Canvas, Paper) Glue, Felt Tip Pens

20 x 16

Andy Mister

Taliensen, 2015

Carbon Pencil on Handmade Paper Mounted on Board

20 x 16 in

Valaire Van Slyck 

Ahhhhhhhhh.......fuck it, #2, 2015

Acrylic, Spray Paint, Latex, Enamel, Diamond-Dust, and Holographic Glitter

20 x 16 in 

 

Twenty by Sixteen

Curated by Geoffrey Young

March 26 – May 2, 2015

Morgan Lehman Gallery is proud to present “Twenty by Sixteen New York,” a group show featuring the work of 40 artists, each of whom honors the single formal constraint that all work in the show be of the dimensions twenty inches tall by sixteen inches wide.  Beyond that, the sky, the sea, the land and the imagination are the limit.  Medium, surface, image, story, geometry, vision, abstraction, architecture, wit, nature, and the unnatural are all up for grabs in what should prove to be a revelation.

 

Size is relative.  For some, 20 x 16” is tiny; for others it is heroic. For bibliophiles, it resembles a large page. The viewer will find in this exhibition an inquisitive range of notions (observations, traditions, adventures) as to what painting and photography are about, with no two artists looking anything like each other.  The hanging of the show is rigorous--evenly spaced and egalitarian in spirit—which allows each artist’s work to promulgate its own essential style, pitched in the timelessness of aesthetic inquiry.  Since each artist is represented by two works, the viewer is treated as well to variations within each signature look. 

 

There are acres of stylistic distance, for example, between the hothouse growth in Amy Lincoln and the nailed down “pattern” in Nate Ethier, just as there are different historically specific antecedents to the alchemical transformations in Steve DiBenedetto and Rubens Ghenov, to name but four artists in the show.  Mel Bochner, as efficiently as a wunderkind, combines image and conceptual specificity with a devilish wit. And if Fred Cooper’s artistically laden interiors owe nothing whatsoever to Barbara Takenaga’s cosmic debris or Mark Olshansky’s musically inspired needlepoint?  All the better for art, beauty, and exploration. 

 

Which brings me to the pâté of this fête champêtre: everyone is invited to sample the pleasures and insights that this show presents, because there just might be a taste for everyone.

 

Featuring work by: Eve Aschheim, Meg Atkinson, Carl Baratta, Derek Beaulieu, Myles Bennett, Jon Berzinski, Mel Bochner, Katherine Bradford, Morgan Bulkeley, Vince Contarino, Fred Cooper, Steve DiBenedetto, Robert Otto Epstein, Nate Ethier, Rubens Ghenov, Duncan Hannah, Daniel Heidkamp, Warren Isensee, Claire Jervert, Farrah Karapetian, Philip Knoll, Zohar Lazar, Amy Lincoln, Nancy Lorenz, Lucy Mink, Andy Mister, JJ Miyaoka-Pakola, Erin O'Keefe, Mark Olshansky, Gary Petersen, Peggy Reeves, Walter Robinson, Katia Santibanez, Andrew Small, Cary Smith, Lisa Sylvester, Barbara Takenaga, Rose Tannenbaum, Nichole Van Beek, and Valaire Van Slyck.

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