Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brian Novatny @ Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, May 2014

Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present Sailor's Diary, a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brian Novatny.
 
Novatny's artworks explore the tempestuous storm-tossed seas of historical tumult and of war and disasters both private and public in a manner that simultaneously reflects the full sweep and powerful grandeur of their subject matter. These works reveal intricately rendered gradations of his stark palette, mostly comprised of a rich tonal fluctuation of black, white, and quiet grays, as well as muted earth tones. 
 
His figures are like fragments of the past and present struggling to remain whole against the devouring waves and foreboding atmospheres exploding forth at the compositional centers of his pictures, themselves surrounded by the uncertainty of a blank white void. His solemn portraits of human fragility at times recall the spectral disquiet and mystery of 19th century photography or the peace and profound silence of an undisturbed sea torn asunder in paroxysms of exploded, and explosive, catharsis. His pictures depict a floating, gravitation-less fictive space where his subjects exist as lost, dislocated figures caught in forgotten human dramas at once distant yet universal and hauntingly familiar- a place where the fervent echoes and shadows of time resound over the immensity and vast stretches of a dark and mute sea.
 
Novatny was born in Wadsworth, OH in 1964. He earned his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH in 1987 and his MFA at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT in 1990. His work has appeared widely in solo and group shows in galleries and museums from New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles to Berlin and Beijing. His work is in numerous museum collections including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Arts, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




BRIAN NOVATNY
Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

SEE MORE BRIAN NOVATNY'S WORK HERE>>>>>>> at the ADA GALLERY SITE

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ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN in AB FAB 2 at MULHERIN + POLLARD

Robert Otto Epstein was educated at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and the University of Durham in Durham, England. He is a writer turned artist with an interest in post-post-postmodern deconstructionism. He is currently the artist-in-residence at his house where he lives with his girlfriend and golden retriever.
AB FAB
new work by
Eric Sall, Robert Otto Epstein, Sarah Bednarek
Jared Clark, Pinkney Herbert, Tom Condon & Sandra Luckett

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present a vivid group exhibition of seven artists whose work share a sense of bold color, with varying individualistic and idiosyncratic approaches to pattern, repetition, and design that emphasize the role of the human hand in their making.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: http://mulherinpollard.com/AB_FAB_2014.html

PREVIOUS AB FAB @ ADA GALLERY
see images of the first AB FAB at ADA Gallery back in 2012. 
http://www.adagallery.com/AB_FAB.html


INQUIRIES for ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN artwork
john@mulherinpollard.com

AB FAB 2 at Mulherin + Pollard, Opening Thursday May 29, 2014

ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN

ERIC SALL

SANDRA LUCKETT

PINKNEY HERBERT

SARAH BEDNAREK

JARED CLARK

TOM CONDON

in

AB FAB 2

at 

MULHERIN + POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE STREET
NY, NY 10002
*also an entrance at the end of Freeman Alley

OPENING
THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
6-9pm