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Go Figure! Curated by Beth DeWoody

East Hampton | NY

05/25/19 - 06/22/2019

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones ,

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Dancing Figure VIII, 2018

monotype print

30h x 22w in
76.20h x 55.88w cm

TUNJI001

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones ,

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Dancing Figure IX, 2018

monotype print

30h x 22w in
76.20h x 55.88w cm

TUNJI002

Emma Amos (1938-)

Emma Amos (1938-)

Streaks, 1983

acrylic on canvas with hand-woven fabric

85h x 75w in
215.90h x 190.50w cm

EMAM001

Will Barnet ,

Will Barnet

White and Yellow Top, 1986

oil on canvas

30 1/2h x 35 1/4w in
77.47h x 89.54w cm

WBARN003

Will Barnet ,

Will Barnet

Elena, 1981

oil on canvas

38h x 34w in
96.52h x 86.36w cm

WBARN001

Deidrick Brackens, Blue Under Night, 2017

Deidrick Brackens

Blue Under Night, 2017

Woven cotton yarn

78h x 31w in
198.12h x 78.74w cm

DEIB001

Katherine Bradford, Man, Woman, Summer Night, 2019

Katherine Bradford

Man, Woman, Summer Night, 2019

acrylic on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

KBRA010

Delia Brown ,

Delia Brown

Nicole, 2014

Oil on wood panel

24h x 36w in
60.96h x 91.44w cm

BROW001

Alex Bradley Cohen, Chanel, 2018

Alex Bradley Cohen

Chanel, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48h x 44w in
121.92h x 111.76w cm

COHE001

Elaine de Kooning, Scott 1, 1983

Elaine de Kooning

Scott 1, 1983

Oil on canvas

36h x 30w in
91.44h x 76.20w cm

EDEK004

Martha Edelheit, Fleshcycle, 1969

Martha Edelheit

Fleshcycle, 1969

acrylic on canvas

83 1/2h x 68w x 1 1/4d in
212.09h x 172.72w x 3.18d cm

MEDE175

Natalie Frank ,

Natalie Frank

The Blue Bird IV – L’Oiseau Bleu,, 2017-19

Gouache and chalk pastel on paper

34 1/4h x 26 1/2w in
87h x 67.31w cm

NATF001

Barnaby Furnas (1973-)

Barnaby Furnas (1973-)

The Rustlers, 2018

watercolor pencil and acrylic gesso on paper

24h x 31w in
60.96h x 78.74w cm

BFURN001

Mimi Gross ,

Mimi Gross

Visiting Couple, 1978

pastel on wood

MIGR024

Ridley Howard (1971-), Dream Painting, Blue Ridge, 2017

Ridley Howard (1971-)

Dream Painting, Blue Ridge, 2017

oil on linen

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

RIHOW001

Konstantin Kakanias ,

Konstantin Kakanias

Trampoline, 2019

Gouache on paper

15h x 21w in
38.10h x 53.34w cm

KAKA001

Konstantin Kakanias ,

Konstantin Kakanias

Dress, 2019

Gouache on paper

15h x 20w in
38.10h x 50.80w cm

KAKA002

Sam Kalda ,

Sam Kalda

Reykjavik Passage, Acrylic + pencil on board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

KALD001

Maira Kalman (1949-)

Maira Kalman (1949-)

Woman with Face Net, 2000

gouache on paper

MAKAL001

Howard Kanovitz ,

Howard Kanovitz

The Bather, 1964

acrylic on canvas

36h x 30 1/8w in
91.44h x 76.52w cm

HKA063

Alex Katz ,

Alex Katz

Untitled (Black Cat), 1957

collage

AKAT003

Bill King, Cile Lord and Tad Brooks, c. 1980

Bill King

Cile Lord and Tad Brooks, c. 1980

cedar

31 1/2h x 5 1/2w x 6d in
80.01h x 13.97w x 15.24d cm

BKIN005

Bill King ,

Bill King

Uptown - Jim Broady as Josephine Baker, 1948-52

Cedar

22h x 13w x 12d in
55.88h x 33.02w x 30.48d cm

BKIN006

Marcia Marcus, Self Portrait in White Dress, 1959

Marcia Marcus

Self Portrait in White Dress, 1959

oil, sand, and collage on canvas

60h x 37w in
152.40h x 93.98w cm

MMAR005

Liz Markus ,

Liz Markus

Nancy in Galanos, 2015

Acylic on canvas

24h x 18w in
60.96h x 45.72w cm

MARK001

Jan Muller ,

Jan Muller

Two Equestrians, 1957

oil on wood

6 1/4h x 14 1/4w in
15.88h x 36.20w cm

JANM002

Philip Pearlstein ,

Philip Pearlstein

Nude on a Blue Drape, 1964

oil on canvas

60h x 50w in
152.40h x 127w cm

PPEAR002

Vanessa Prager ,

Vanessa Prager

The last dance, 2019

Oil on panel

36h x 36w in
91.44h x 91.44w cm

PRAG003

Vanessa Prager ,

Vanessa Prager

Sunday at three, 2019

Oil on panel

11h x 14w in
27.94h x 35.56w cm

PRAG004

Eleanor Ray ,

Eleanor Ray

Elena, 2015

Oil on panel

6h x 7w in
15.24h x 17.78w cm

ERAY001

Mira Schor (1950-)

Mira Schor (1950-)

Untitled (Young Woman, 1972

gouache on paper

11 3/4h x 14w in
29.85h x 35.56w cm

MSCHOR002

Jansson Stegner (1972-), Ace, 2017

Jansson Stegner (1972-)

Ace, 2017

Oil on canvas

40h x 23w in
101.60h x 58.42w cm

JANST004

Ruby Sky Stiler

Ruby Sky Stiler

Figure from Parts, Past and Present, 2010

Foam, acrylic resin, thermal adhesive

Framed: 66h x 27w x 13d in
167.64h x 68.58w x 33.02d cm

STIL001

Billy Sullivan ,

Billy Sullivan

Angela and Jean-Claude, 2014

Oil on linen

30h x 42w in
76.20h x 106.68w cm

SULL001

Nick Weber ,

Nick Weber

Legs, 1994

oil on canvas

30h x 40w in
76.20h x 101.60w cm

NWEB001

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Nude with Parrot #1, 1960

collage

8 1/2h x 11w in
21.59h x 27.94w cm

TWESS001

Jane Wilson (1924-2015)

Jane Wilson (1924-2015)

Stop Light, 1966

Oil on canvas

44h x 50w in
111.76h x 127w cm

JAWIL001

Jason Yarmosky (1987-)

Jason Yarmosky (1987-)

Harmony, 2019

oil on canvas

56h x 84w in
142.24h x 213.36w cm

JAYAR001

Hartwell Yeargans ,

Hartwell Yeargans

Harlem Street Scene, Ice Man Delivering Ice, 1949

Oil on canvas

24h x 31w in
60.96h x 78.74w cm

HYEAR004

Yelena Yemchuk, Behind the green lights, 2019

Yelena Yemchuk

Behind the green lights, 2019

Watercolor on paper

44h x 56w in
111.76h x 142.24w cm

YELE001

Joan Brown, The Colonel in the Garden of Allah, 1972

Joan Brown

The Colonel in the Garden of Allah, 1972

Enamel on masonite

90h x 48w in
228.60h x 121.92w cm

BROWN001

Mira Schor (1950-)

Mira Schor (1950-)

LaBelle, 1972

Gouache on paper

6 3/4h x 9 3/4w in
17.15h x 24.77w cm

MSCHOR005

Walter Robinson ,

Walter Robinson

For Hearth and Home, 2012

Oil On F101 Aircraft Nose Cone

56h x 38w x 38d in
142.24h x 96.52w x 96.52d cm

WROB001

Eric Fischl, Untitled, Grandfather with Grandson, 2018

Eric Fischl

Untitled, Grandfather with Grandson, 2018

Digital print on diabond

57h x 74w in
144.78h x 187.96w cm

FISCH001

Charles DuBack (1926-2015), Model, 1963

Charles DuBack (1926-2015)

Model, 1963

oil on canvas

58 1/2h x 45w in
148.59h x 114.30w cm

CDUB020

Lucille Corcos (1908-1973), FIre Island Ferry, 1937

Lucille Corcos (1908-1973)

FIre Island Ferry, 1937

LUCOR002

Martha Edelheit ,

Martha Edelheit

Rehearsal Studio, 2015

ink and watercolor on rice paper

9 1/2h x 10 3/4w in
24.13h x 27.31w cm

MEDE393

Martha Edelheit ,

Martha Edelheit

Untitled (Woman on horse), 2015

Watercolor and ink on rice paper

9 3/4h x 12w in
24.77h x 30.48w cm

MEDE385

Martha Edelheit ,

Martha Edelheit

Dreaming, 2015

Watercolor and ink on rice paper

9 1/2h x 10 1/4w in
24.13h x 26.04w cm

MEDE387

Charles DuBack (1926-2015), Daphne on Terrace, 1960

Charles DuBack (1926-2015)

Daphne on Terrace, 1960

oil on canvas

78 1/4h x 46w in
198.76h x 116.84w cm

CDUB012

Shirley Gorelick ,

Shirley Gorelick

Tess in a Blue Dress (Dr. Tess Forrest), 1980

acrylic on canvas

70h x 70w in
177.80h x 177.80w cm

SHIRGO006

Marcia Marcus, Kitty II, 1971

Marcia Marcus

Kitty II, 1971

oil on canvas

24h x 10w in
60.96h x 25.40w cm

MMAR023

Mimi Gross ,

Mimi Gross

A Visitor, 1962-63

oil pastel on paper, mounted to masonite

28 9/16h x 22 1/2w in
72.55h x 57.15w cm

MIGR050

Marcia Marcus, Frieze: The Porch, 1964

Marcia Marcus

Frieze: The Porch, 1964

oil and collage on canvas

77h x 115w in
195.58h x 292.10w cm

MMAR003

Joan Semmel (1932 -)

Joan Semmel (1932 -)

Expansion - Night Light, 1978

oil crayon and collage on paper

22h x 30w in
55.88h x 76.20w cm

JOSE002

 Jason Bard Yarmosky


Jason Bard Yarmosky
Harmony, 2019
oil on canvas
56h x 84w in
Image courtesy of the artist

 Marcia Marcus Self Portrait in White Dress, 1959


Marcia Marcus
Self Portrait in White Dress, 1959
oil, sand, and collage on canvas
60h x 37w inches
 

Angela Dufresne ,

Angela Dufresne

My Mother My Sister My Mother, 2014

Oil on canvas

54h x 34w in
137.16h x 86.36w cm

ANGD002

Ridley Howard Dream Painting, Blue Ridge, 2017

Ridley Howard
Dream Painting, Blue Ridge, 2017
oil on linen
12h x 9w inches
Image courtesy of the artist + Marinaro NY

 Philip Pearlstein Nude on a Blue Drape, 1964


Philip Pearlstein
Nude on a Blue Drape, 1964
oil on canvas
60h x 50w inches

Image courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery
 

 Jane Wilson Stop Light, 1966


Jane Wilson
Stop Light, 1966
Oil on canvas
44h x 50w inches

Image courtesy of D.C. Moore
 

 Mira Schor Untitled (Young Woman, 1972


Mira Schor
Untitled (Young Woman, 1972
gouache on paper
11 3/4h x 14w inches

Image courtsey of Lyles + King
 

Press Release

Go Figure!
Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
May 25 – June 22, 2019
Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY

 

Go Figure! Opening May 25, 2019, is a group exhibition about an ongoing dialogue between contemporary figurative artists and figuration of the 1950s, 60s and 70s and will include works by the following artists: 

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones • Emma Amos • Will Barnet • Diedrick Brackens • Katherine Bradford • Delia Brown Joan Brown • Alex Bradley Cohen • Lucille Corcos • Mira Dancy • Elaine de Kooning • Charles DuBack Angela Dufresne • Martha Edelheit • Eric Fischl • Natalie Frank • Barnaby Furnas • Shirley Gorelick Mimi Gross • Ridley Howard • Konstantin Kakanias • Sam Kalda • Maira Kalman • Howard Kanovitz Alex Katz • Bill King • Marcia Marcus • Liz Markus • Jan Müller • Joe Overstreet • Philip Pearlstein  Vanessa Prager • Eleanor Ray • Walter Robinson • Mira Schor • Joan Semmel • Jansson Stegner • Ruby Sky Stiler • Billy Sullivan • Nick Weber • Tom Wesselmann • Jane WIlson  • Jason Yarmosky  Hartwell Yeargans • Yelena Yemchuk

Curator Beth Rudin DeWoody says:

I’ve always been attracted to figurative painting and drawing even though I love abstract and minimalist art. I also love the in-between when figure melds into the abstract.  There are many young artists who are looking back to some of the great figurative artists of the mid 20th-Century, putting their own 21st-Century influences and viewpoints onto the works. 

The exhibition is about pairing contemporary artists with artists of the mid-20th Century to shed new light on the strength of their voices, and continued relevance today. Despite the dominance of Minimalist and Conceptual art, a surprising number of artists in the 1960s and 70s were using figuration to pioneer aesthetic and political ideas that we often take for granted today.

In the historic work, we see explorations of personal identity and societal roles within a range of portraiture. Artists look at the domestic and the family, the fictional studio space, and the world outside.  In many works, an intimate space collides with a broader popular culture image bank.  Traditional images of the nude are undone, appropriated by a female gaze or a deconstruction of formal conventions. The exhibition displays a massive range of material approaches, from a finely rendered touch, to collage and impasto surfaces, to work that exists in the space between painting and object.

The pairings that guided curatorial selections are often playful visual connections, but can also reflect more literal mentorship or inter-generational connections between the artists.

Beth Rudin DeWoody, art collector and curator, is President of The Rudin Family Foundations and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management. The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection has over 10,000 works in various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, works on paper, video, and installation, by leading and emerging contemporary artists. It also includes significant holdings of iconic furniture, design, objects, ephemera, and artist’s books. The Collection has been the subject of exhibitions featured at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach and the Parrish Museum, Water Mill, among other institutions. In December 2017, DeWoody opened The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, Florida to present viewable storage of her collection, as well as exhibitions. 

DeWoody has curated numerous exhibitions, including “I Won’t Grow Up” at Cheim & Read, New York; “Think Pink” at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach; “Bad For You” at Shizaru Gallery, London; “Please Enter” at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, and “Really” at Wilding Cran, Los Angeles.

Eric Firestone Gallery was established in 2010 at 4 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, New York. In 2015, the gallery expanded with an additional location — Eric Firestone Loft — in an historic artist live/work building at 4 Great Jones Street in New York City. Eric Firestone Gallery exhibits post-war and contemporary artists, and has a unique commitment to re-examining historic work and presenting major figures deserving of reintroduction. The gallery supports this mission with rigorous scholarship and archival research, looking at the entirety of an artist’s mission, creative vision, and life, in collaboration with institutions and collectors.

 

 

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