New Greg Lamarche Mural
On a five-story tall building, two blocks away from the Williamsburg Bridge (and Peter Lugar Steakhouse!) is a new mural recently completed by Greg Lamarche. Commissioned by Colossal Media, this reproduction of “Free Fall” is hard to miss. From Colossal Media:
“[We have] created The Big Brush Project because we have something to say not something to sell, walls like this one highlight our aim to promote precision, dedication, ethics, and passion. For us It’s about taking time, it’s about getting it right and were proud to do so with like minded artists. Be on the lookout for more artwork on big walls around NYC.”
Congratulations to the artist and his collaborators, we’re excited to see future projects. You can see this one in person at Bedford and Broadway in Brooklyn, NY.
Ian Francis ‘Season 1 Episode 0’ Opening Reception
Kicking off our solo exhibition schedule, Ian Francis brings us Season 1 Episode 0 — a show inspired by the reality and unreality of contemporary TV. Comprised of 12 canvas paintings and ten drawings on acrylic panel, each work is a scene unfolding within Francis’ theme. Thanks to everyone who made it to the opening and to the artist for this great offering.
Kris Kuksi on Italian Huffington Post
Italian Huffington Post gives us a great slideshow of the different variations of Kris Kuksi’s Churchtank series. The latest version, Churchtank Type 11, is the largest to date—we’d be surprised to see one any bigger!
Installation Views of the New Exhibition Space
Tomokazu Matsuyama at Japan Society
On view through June 9th, 2013 at Japan Society, Tomokazu Matsuyama will be participating in an exhibition regarding the influence of classical Japanese print on contemporary art. In this article available online, we’re given a chance to see Matsuyama’s offering with his vibrant textile installation and overlapping paintings (above image courtesy Cool Hunting.) If you’re in the area, Matsuyama will be giving an artist lecture at Harvard University, moderated by David Howell, Professor of Japanese History, on April 25th, 2013.
Inaugural Group Show at the New Gallery!
After many years on the third floor of a building, neighbored by other galleries, we are so fortunate to invite everyone to our brand new, ground floor space. Just one door over on 28th Street, we haven’t moved far but the difference is astounding. On a block with so much new activity, Joshua Liner Gallery’s new exhibition space offers artists an opportunity to showcase their work with 500+ square feet. Please enjoy some of the images from the inaugural group show, Direct Address—we look forward to having you by soon!
Pictured above is Betty Boop as Ophelia (after Millais and Fleischer),
accompanied by the artist Alfred Steiner. As with all his work, it definitely deserves a closer look!
Friends and Family
Christine Minas and Laura Pinello
Dan Lewis and lady friend with the great scarf!
Not a bad looking space, plenty of room for art whimsy.
Artist John Small and wife Nicole.
Mr. Ellis and Joshua Liner, doin’ the darn thing.
Details of a drawing that will be included in a group show at Joshua Liner Gallery next week.
This is it. These are the artists you can look forward to seeing at our inaugural group show, Direct Address, opening March 21st, 2013 at the new gallery in Chelsea. Some familiar names from the roster, though there are some new artists that round out the group. Please join us in celebration of our new gallery and this impressive group of people and their work.
“There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.”