Studio News | December 2013

School Papers
Geometry As Sign
Douglas Witmer & Timothy App
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia
December 3 – 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5 – 7 pm

This exhibition opens THIS COMING FRIDAY EVENING, December 6 here in Philadelphia. Gross McCleaf is a gallery known mainly for contemporary representational painting, but this past year director Todd Keyser has mounted a few excellent shows of abstraction by artists with national and international reputations. For this exhibition he has chosen a compelling group of my School Papers works on paper. And I’m very honored to be paired with Timothy App, professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, whose work I think is incredible. Here’s a terrific short video about him.

From the press release:
App and Witmer use the medium of painting to redefine fundamental geometric relationships. This redistribution of element – formally, materially, and commutatively – alters the blank piece of paper or the empty canvas. Both App and Witmer complicate the specific dimensions of paper or canvas. For both painters, the challenge is to essentially change those dimensions in some way through the addition or subtraction of geometric shapes; to alter the painting profoundly. These paintings hang on the semantic threshold of communication due to their reductive simplicity. Their special geometry can be associated with tools and recognizable objects, resulting in signs that are ubiquitous in our culture. App and Witmer take delight in participating in making, viewing, and, finally, sharing their discoveries. Their works allows the spectator to reconsider his/her world from a uniquely geometric point of view.

Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 S Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-665-8138

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Rowan
A Random Walk
Tish Ingersoll, Emily Brett Lukens, Tim McFarlane, Rebecca Rutstein, Tremain Smith, Robert Solomon and Douglas Witmer
November 21 – December 21, 2013
Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

More School Papers are currently on view in this group exhibition curated by artist Robert Solomon.

From the press release:
“A Random Walk” invites viewers to gain insight into how accident and intention, control and experimentation help bring about what is viewed as the final work. The exhibit is an investigation into seven artists producing abstract work whose “story” is told through personal and habitual mark making. The signature marks included in this exhibition are by Tish Ingersoll, Emily Brett Lukens, Tim McFarlane, Rebecca Rutstein, Tremain Smith, Robert Solomon and Douglas Witmer.

“Careful observation reveals how artists develop a signature by repeating and morphing their ‘mark.’ It follows the history of modern and post-modern abstract painting which has a strong dialogue with geometry,” notes Solomon, a Philadelphia-based artist and designer.

Artists accumulate a body of knowledge through a lifetime of trial and error, accident and intention that defines their particular signature. Initially, a study of geometry and mark making, the theme evolved into an opportunity for the viewer to gain an appreciation of the opposing but necessary processes that help shape contemporary abstract work.

A Random Walk : Pathways into Abstraction
Rowan University Art Gallery
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey

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Manic Episode 4 -- Click to enlarge
Manic Episode 4 — An international group show of non-objective art
T.A.S. Space
Stationstraat 7
Groningen, The Netherlands
December 2013–January2014

This large survey exhibition includes my Fruitville objects, and has been touring in Europe the past 18 months.

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12/03/2013 |

Studio News | Autumn 2013


Light Conversation
Lynne Harlow, Henriëtte van ‘t Hoog, Mary Schirillo, Douglas Witmer
Key Projects, Queens, NYC

Currently on view. An intimate show organized by artist Patricia Zarate in a beautifully scaled room in a pre-war apartment building in Queens, New York.

Light Conversation
Key Projects
September 14 – 29, 2013
Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 1 – 6 PM
and by appointment
4129 41st Street #2G
Long Island City, NY 11104

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WhyNot
Why Not… / Porquoi pas…
Biennale Internationale d’Art Non Objectif, Le Pont-De-Claix, France

This two-part exhibition has just opened in France and includes notable non-objective artists from around the world. I am represented by a group of Fruitville objects in the second installment of the show, opening October 5.

Why Not… / Porquois pas…
Part 1 : opened September 9
Part 2 : opens October 5
Continues through November 8, 2013
Les Moulins de Villancourt
83 cours Saint-André
Le Pont-De-Claix, Rhone-Alpes
France

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Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST)

This year my studio will be open as part of the city wide Philadelphia Open Studios Tour. A special PR initiative for the event is called “Made in Philly”, placing artworks on posters in bus and trolley shelters and on train platforms near artists’ studios. My work was selected for this project and is currently visible on the trolley shelter at 53rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, four blocks from my studio.

Douglas Witmer Open Studio — Part of the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour
October 19-20, noon-6pm
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MORE UPCOMING SHOWS — details forthcoming
CITYWIDE–a collective exhibition, Philadelphia, November
A Random Walk , featuring Emily Lukens, Tim McFarlane, Rebecca Rutstein, Tremain Smith, Robert Solomon, Douglas Witmer, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, November 21 – December 21
Geometry As Sign — Timothy App and Douglas Witmer, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, December 4 – 28, 2013

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RECENT BUT NOTEWORTHY

In August 2013, I curated an international show of abstract painting for Tiger Strikes Asteroid featuring the work of Alain Biltereyst (Belgium), Mary Bucci McCoy (MA), Donald Martiny (NC), Cary Smith (CT), Mark Wethli (ME), Paige Williams (OH).

The exhibition was reviewed three times in the Philadelphia press:

  • Edie Newhall for the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Sam Newhouse on Philly Artblog
  • Chip Schwartz for the Knight Arts Blog

    More installation views HERE.

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  • 09/17/2013 |

    Private Commission | Elkins Park PA

    I recently completed a commission for a home office of a psychologist and physician in Elkins Park, PA, who has collected my work over the years. The clients wanted a set of 4 panels. I worked together with them over several months through various ideas about format, sequence, and color to arrive at the final painted set. One entire side of the modernist 1951 home, designed by architect Allan Berkowitz features floor to ceiling windows that look out to a beautifully landscaped garden. We started out with ideas for a bright set of color, finally arriving at the final set of paintings, with a pale blue, warm white, yellow, and green panel on a wall opposite the windows intended as a response to the changing color and light of the outdoors.

    09/05/2013 |

    Studio News | Summer 2013

    Hello friends. I hope this note finds you well and transitioning smoothly into all that is summer! Here is some news from the studio.


    Benefit Exhibition for BALLETX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia

    Something good always happens around Bridgette Mayer’s invitational summer benefit exhibitions. I’m participating for the third time with two new paintings. Bridgette specifies a fixed 12″ square format for her benefit shows. It’s the only time I work in a square format, so the paintings I make for the shows are relatively unique.

    Benefit Exhibition for BalletX
    July 9 — August 9, 2013
    Reception: Friday July 12, 6-8:30
    Bridgette Mayer Gallery
    709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

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    Tiger Strikes Art Museum — a Pay-As-You-Wish Wednesday Evening Happening

    The venerable Philadelphia Museum of Art has invited Tiger Strikes Asteroid members to create contemporary responses to works in the Museum’s collection. This unique experience will feature sound installation, an audio tour, and live performance art. I am contributing to the audio tour part of the program, talking about three works in the collection that have personal significance to the development of my work. (You have to go to find out which…)

    Tiger Strikes Art Museum
    Wednesday, July 31, 5-8pm
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

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    Reason and Romance at 6b Gallery, Elingen, Belgium

    CURRENTLY ON VIEW just outside Brussels. This is an summer group exhibition organized by Alain Biltereyst, a new artist friend and kindred spirit. It’s a great international lineup of artists.

    Reason and Romance
    On view through July 21, 2013
    6b Gallery
    Oudenaaksestraat 6b, 1671 Elingen, Belgium

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    ICE WATER FLYSWATTER at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia

    This is my first curatorial effort for Tiger Strikes Asteroid, featuring a stellar lineup and some terrific, rigorous, colorful, not to mention FUN abstract painting. I dare say it’s one of the best reasons to come see art in Philadelphia in August. (You can still catch the Ellsworth Kelly at the Barnes while you’re at it.)

    ICE WATER FLYSWATTER — Abstract painting on holiday in the Philadelphia summer
    curated by Douglas Witmer
    August 2 — September 1, 2013
    Reception: Friday August 2, 6-10pm
    Tiger Strikes Asteroid
    319A North 11th Street, Suite 2H
    Philadelphia PA

    Featuring:
    Alain Biltereyst (Belgium)
    Mary Bucci McCoy (MA)
    Donald Martiny (NC)
    Cary Smith (CT)
    Mark Wethli (ME)
    Paige Williams (OH)
    –with a special poem/drawing by Ian White Williams commissioned for the show

    Join Facebook Event
    (image above: Cary Smith, “Splat #25″)

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    MORE UPCOMING SHOWS — details forthcoming
    Correspondence, group exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, August 9 — September 9
    Why Not?, International Biennale of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France, September
    CITYWIDE–a collective exhibition, Philadelphia, November
    Eccentric Geometries (working title), group exhibition, Rowan University, NJ, November

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    06/30/2013 |

    Studio News | Spring 2013

    Work is headed every which way over the next few months, and I’m curating a show in Philadelphia. Read on!

    School Papers at NIAD Art Center, California
    May 17 — June 28, 2013
    NIAD Art Center
    551 23rd Street
    Richmond CA 94804

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    What I Like About You at Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn
    (in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios)
    May 31 – June 30, 2013
    Opening Reception: Friday May 31st, 6 – 10 pm
    Viewing Hours for BOS 2013: Saturday June 1 and Sunday, June 2 ,12 – 7 pm
    Through June 30: Saturdays and Sundays 1-6 pm
    Parallel Art Space
    17-17 Troutman Street, # 220
    Ridgewood NY 11385

    Organized by Brooklyn artist Julie Torres, ‘What I Like About You’ is a continuation of last year’s Alltogethernow project, in which 11 international painters visited Bushwick for BOS 2012, to collaborate with local artists and exhibit those collaborations alongside their own work.

    This year, artists are returning to showcase the work of artists they met and whose work they saw last year. New participants who weren’t present in 2012 have chosen artists’ work they have been interested in from afar.

    19 international artists will arrive in Bushwick to select one piece from their chosen Brooklyn artist, and show that work alongside their own with a brief explanation of what drew them to that artists’ work.

    I have chosen to exhibit with the excellent Alex Paik.

    Preview this exhibition on Curating Contemporary.

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    Signs and Systems at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia
    June 6-28, 2013
    Opening reception: Friday, June 7, 5-7pm
    Gross McCleaf Gallery
    127 South 16th Street
    Philadelphia PA 19102

    With Alison Berry, Cora Cohen, Joanne Grune-Yanoff, Kellianne McCarthy, Sean McDonough, Deirdre Murphy, Dianne Pappas, Mira Schor, Carly Witmer, Pete Zebley

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    ICE WATER FLYSWATTER at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia

    I’m curating this exhibition, and I’m very excited about the lineup!
    ICE WATER FLYSWATTER — Abstract painting on holiday in the Philadelphia summer
    curated by Douglas Witmer
    August 2 — September 1, 2013
    Reception: Friday August 2, 6-10pm
    Tiger Strikes Asteroid
    319A North 11th Street, Suite 2H
    Philadelphia PA

    Featuring:
    Alain Biltereyst (Belgium)
    Mary Bucci McCoy (MA)
    Donald Martiny (NC)
    Cary Smith (CT)
    Mark Wethli (ME)
    Paige Williams (OH)
    –with a special poem/drawing by Ian White Williams commissioned for the show

    Join Facebook Event
    (image above: Cary Smith, “Splat #25″)

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    MORE UPCOMING SHOWS — details forthcoming
    Correspondence, group exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn
    Reason and Romance, 6B Gallery, Elingen, Belgium
    Why Not?, International Biennale of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France

    05/17/2013 |

    Studio News | Winter 2013

    NEW YORK SOLO EXHIBITION EXTENDED THRU MARCH 8

    If you’re in New York for the art fairs, please join me for the closing reception for my current show on
    Friday March 8, 6-8pm

    All Kinds of Ways to Your Garden
    New Paintings by Douglas Witmer

    Thru March 8, 2013
    BLANK SPACE

    511 West 25th Street, Suite 204
    New York, NY
    More exhibition views here–>

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    NEW INTERVIEW ON STUDIO CRITICAL

    I was honored to be invited to participate in Valerie Brennan’s Studio Critical interview project. The interview is available now online. I think this is a terrific resource, allowing contemporary painters from around the world to talk about their studios and painting practice.

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    SURFACE AS SIGNIFIER | UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE GALLERY @ CRANE ARTS

    Surface As Signifier exhibition view, with Robert Straight and Douglas Witmer
    University of Delaware Art Gallery @ Crane Arts
    1400 North American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Thru March 16, 2013
    Panel Discussion, Thursday, March 14, 7pm

    Curated by Peg Curtin and Bruce Garrity, this is an excellent exhibition bringing together the work of Margery Amdur, Donna Czapiga, Nicole Donnelly, James Erikson, Jim Lee, Anne Seidman, Robert Straight, Leslie Wayne, and myself. The panel discussion on March 14 should be very engaging.

    FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: “Surface as Signifier” seeks to explore trends in painting that reference romantic and reductivist sensibilities. Works are slick, transparent, thick, thin and heavily layered. Process and points of inspiration are revealed as well as concealed. Evidence of touch or lack of touch contributes to and shapes the content of the work. Collectively, the work limns a cerebral entrance to an alternative place that is realized through re-contextualized media, nature, subjective trajectories, literature and architectural fragments – ultimately providing a platform for understanding a new narrative.”

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    EXHIBITION REVIEW OF “WINTER DOWN”

    Quite likely the one and only time anyone will ever have to cross a swinging bridge to view my work! This ambitious curated white-box-within-a-white-box show was reviewed on The ArtBlog.

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    NEW STUDIO! PARTY!
    I am currently moving my studio to a brand new location here in my West Philadelphia neighborhood. Please join me and the other artists of The Cedar Works Studios to celebrate the inauguration of West Philadelphia’s newest artist community.
    Saturday, April 13, 7pm–??? (The Dock Street beer will likely flow freely…the studios are directly behind the brewery…!!)

    02/25/2013 |

    Studio News | Early 2013

    NEW YORK SOLO EXHIBITION OPENS JANUARY 17

    All Kinds of Ways to Your Garden
    New Paintings by Douglas Witmer
    January 17 – March 1, 2013
    Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6-8pm
    BLANK SPACE
    511 West 25th Street, Suite 204
    New York, NY

    FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: In his second exhibition with the gallery, Witmer continues to refine an ongoing investigation of color and surface in abstract painting. Witmer’s canvases, with merely one or two delineated blocks of emphatic color positioned in relation to soft grey grounds, appear stunningly direct and simple upon first glance. But a sustained viewing of the work allows the energy of Witmer’s carefully considered dualities to manifest itself. Gesture emerges from the grey-stained grounds, which are made by cascading pigment onto a soaking wet surface. Seemingly hard edges of color actually begin to fray where the artist has intentionally allowed paint to bleed just so in the taping process. The color blocks overlap subtle and not-so-subtle margins the artist creates near the outer edges of the canvases. On one hand the work evokes certainty and solidity, and perhaps stillness. But on the other hand every element is kept light, actively in play, and up for consideration. Nothing is totally settled. The artist has said: “enamored as I am of what I perceive to be utter simplicity and perfection in painting, when I have the opportunity for it in my practice, I become restless. At the edge of perfection, I stumble.”

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    MORE NEWS

    The Subjective Object at ParisCONCRET, in Paris, France, closed on December 22. Above is an installation view with the work of Louise Blyton (AU) on the left and a set of my work on paper to the right.


    Philadelphia’s inaugural Art CSA project (which includes work from my “School Papers” series), is on view at Philadelphia’s City Hall through February 15. The city also purchased a share for its public collection.


    I am very happy to announce that I have accepted an invitation to join the artist collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Founded in 2009, Tiger Strikes Asteroid has received national recognition for its artist-curated exhibition program and now has sister locations in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. I’m looking forward to becoming part of this community, exhibiting new personal projects, and curating future exhibitions. Stay tuned.

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    BACK TO BACK GROUP EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE ARTS, PHILA

    Winter Down
    Amy Lincoln, Beth Livensperger, Mike Stifel, Becky Suss, Douglas Witmer
    Curated by Ryan McCartney and Timothy Belknap
    The Icebox at Crane Arts
    1400 North American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    January 8 – February 10, 2013
    Opening Reception Thursday, January 10th, 6-10pm

    Winter Down, curated by Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney, is a salon style exhibition focusing on the work of five participating artists. Each artist will be exhibiting several works ranging from paintings, to object studies, and the mechanical reduction of a single action.
    This exhibition explores the systematic notion of its parts becoming the whole- a spatial development by the indiscriminate hanging of both paintings and sculptural objects. The exhibition will be housed inside the Icebox at the Crane Arts building, within a 10’x10’x10’ antechamber. This intimate space will be connected to the entrance of the Icebox by a suspended bridge. The bridge, a psychological transition, functions as the space between the here and there: the departure and the arrival, a pathway to experience.

    Surface As Signifier – second installment
    University of Delaware Art Gallery @ Crane Arts
    1400 North American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    February 14 – March 16, 2013
    Reception Thursday, February 14, 6-8pm

    Curated by Peg Curtin and Bruce Garrity and originally exhibited in October, 2012 at Camden County College (NJ), this curated exhibition features the work of Margery Amdur, Donna Czapiga, Nicole Donnelly, James Erikson, Anne Seidman, Robert Straight, Leslie Wayne, and Douglas Witmer.

    FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: “Surface as Signifier” seeks to explore trends in painting that reference romantic and reductivist sensibilities. Works are slick, transparent, thick, thin and heavily layered. Process and points of inspiration are revealed as well as concealed. Evidence of touch or lack of touch contributes to and shapes the content of the work. Collectively, the work limns a cerebral entrance to an alternative place that is realized through re-contextualized media, nature, subjective trajectories, literature and architectural fragments – ultimately providing a platform for understanding a new narrative.”

    01/05/2013 |

    Studio News | December 2012

    OPENING DECEMBER 1 — TOMORROW! — IN PARIS


    The Subjective Object
    Works by Louise Blyton (AU), Roland Orépük (FR), Douglas Witmer (US)
    December 1-22, 2012
    Opening Reception, Saturday, December 1, 5pm
    ParisCONCRET
    5 rue des Immeubles Industriels
    Paris France

    2012 will go down as the year my work made its debut in Europe. Currently there is a “Fruitville” object on view in the second iteration of “Manic Episode 3″ at the headquarters of the SPD in Hamburg, Germany. Meanwhile, in Paris I have five recent works on paper in this nicely curated 3-person exhibition.
     
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    THE ARTIST RELIEF PROJECT

    I was honored to be asked to contribute work to The Artist Relief Project, an online exhibition benefiting artists who suffered significant losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I have four recent works on paper available for purchase. I will donate half of the sale price to help artists affected by the recent storm. The project is happening now through December 17.

    From the Artist Relief Project website:

    As has been widely reported, the superstorm damaged many studios and galleries in Chelsea and beyond, thereby destroying the artwork and livelihoods of many artists from around the world. While we cannot reverse the damage, we can form a global partnership to help these artists get back on their feet.

    The participating artists have graciously pledged to donate 50% of their proceeds (after expenses) to New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s Emergency Relief Fund for Hurricane Sandy. We hope you will join our cause by purchasing artwork on this website before December 17th and by spreading the word via email, Facebook and Twitter (@ArtistRelief #artistreliefproject). If you would like to become an Artist Relief Project Partner by making a direct tax-deductible donation to NYFA, please click here.

    Participating artists: Adam BATCHELOR, Terri BROOKS, Chris COSNOWSKI, Eric CATOR, Andrew CRANE, Brent HALLARD, J.T. KIRKLAND, Richard KOOYMAN, Holly MILLER, Ryan Sarah MURPHY, Melanie PARKE, Heidi POLLARD, Lauren PURJE, John SABRAW, Arielle SANDLER, Alex SCHUCHARD, Jessica SNOW, Pamela STAKER, Michael VOSS, Douglas WITMER
     
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    UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION IN CHELSEA

    All Kinds of Ways to Your Garden
    New Paintings by Douglas Witmer
    January 17 – March 1, 2013
    Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6-8pm
    BLANK SPACE
    511 West 25th Street, Suite 204
    New York, NY

    It’s not too early to mark your calendars! This is my second solo exhibition of paintings with BLANK SPACE. I’m currently hard at work finishing the new group for exhibition. Hope to see you there.

    11/30/2012 |

    Studio News | Autumn 2012

    IT’S A JAM-PACKED AUTUMN, LEADING INTO A JAM-PACKED WINTER

    I’m currently busy finishing work for CSA Art Philly, a joint project of the the art collectives Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Grizzly Grizzly.

    Like a Community Supported Agriculture program, the Art CSA program supports a direct maker-to-buyer relationship between artists and collectors working and living in the Philadelphia region. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Grizzly Grizzly and Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s Community Supported Art is a endeavor to support local art, artists, and collectors.

    Since its inception by Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis, MN (2010) this model has gained a lot of notoriety and has been replicated throughout the country. The goal of both Grizzly Grizzly and TSA is to cultivate an open, authentic, and deep connection between artists and collectors. This program seeks to create dialog through a series of events revolved around local, innovative artwork.

    CSA Art Philly has produced this short video of me talking about the project:

    Douglas Witmer from GrizzlyGrizzly on Vimeo.

     
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    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A MONOCHROME
    An online project curated by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz for the University of Iowa Museum of Art
     

    September 30, 2012 – January 31, 2013
    neverunderestimateamonochrome.org

    Meant to activate the poetic, political and performative registers of the monochrome, “Never Underestimate a Monochrome” (2012) is a conceptual project conceived and organized by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz in a collaborative partnership with the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Around thirty artists from different parts of the world interpreted instructions written by Soto-Díaz, and provided documentation of their monochrome performance for a digital archival space, bringing the textual, embodied and mediated aspects of the monochrome into dialogue.

    I created two works on paper for this project, as well as my first-ever video. (Screengrab below…but you’ll need to click through to see it!

     
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    SURFACE AS SIGNIFIER OPENS OCTOBER 10
     

    Surface as Signifier
    Curated by Peg Curtin and Bruce Garrity
    October 10 – November 1, 2012
    Camden County College
    Marlin Gallery | Lincoln Hall
    200 College Drive
    Blackwood NJ, 08012
    www.camdencc.edu

    This curated exhibition features a group of Fruitville pieces along with work by some excellent artists: Margery Amdur, Donna Czapiga, Nicole Donnelly, James Erikson, Anne Seidman, Robert Straight, Leslie Wayne. I’m particularly excited about this show. James Erikson and Anne Seidman are artist friends, and I’ve long admired the work of Donna Czapiga, and especially Robert Straight. Please look these artists up. See you next week in New Jersey!
     
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    MANIC EPISODE 3, HAMBURG
     

    Above: Fruitville pieces alongside work by Louise Blyton (AU) and Dorothea Fischer (DE).
    Photo by Michael Perlbach

     
    Click to enlarge image Manic : Episode 3
    September 16 – October 6, 2012
    Kunstlerhaus Dosenfabrik
    Hamburg, Germany

    Although the show closes in a few days, it has been great to have been included in this international exhibition of reductive abstract art. More exhibition views, by German artist Michael Perlbach can be found on Facebook here.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    UPCOMING

     
    ILLATA / ILLATUM : processes and consequences of memory
    December 15, 2012 – January 12, 2013
    Soft Machine Gallery
    Allentown PA
    Featuring work by KT Butterfield, P Farrell, Janet Filomeno, Brian Goings, Gail Gregg, Stephen Maine, David Meyer, Margaret Neil, Lisa Pressman, Sam Rosenblatt, Rob Solomon, Altoon Sultan, Ilene Sunshine, Douglas Witmer, & Tamar Zinn
    More details forthcoming.
     
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    NEW YORK SOLO SHOW – JANUARY 2013
    The studio is beyond full of new paintings in progress as I prepare for my second solo show with Blank Space Art in Chelsea, NYC. The show will consist of 10-15 brand new paintings. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime if you’re in New York, Blank Space currently has a few paintings in inventory.
    Blank Space Art
    511 West 25th Street Suite 204
    New York NY 10001
    TEL: (212) 924 2025
     
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    NEW STUDIO IN WEST PHILADELPHIA
    As soon as the New York show is installed, I will be moving my studio to a new and considerably larger space in the currently-under-construction Cedar Works, about 10 blocks from my home in West Philadelphia. This is going to be a terrific step! And there will be a party! Stay tuned.

     
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    OTHER NEWS
     
    I continue to curate occasional exhibitions. My most recent, Optic Fiber, featuring the work of Lindsay Chandler and Ana B. Hernandez for the University City Arts League, was recently reviewed on The Artblog here.
     
    Earlier this spring, Libby Rosof, co-founder and editor of The Artblog, did a lengthy interview with me.
     
    A selection of my School Papers continue to be available for viewing and purchase through MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn NY.

    10/04/2012 |