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…!!)