Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: June 6, 2013

A Wolf Kahn show in New York and abstract realism in Maine.

Frances Hynes, Sea, 2013, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME

Observation, memory, and imagination reign in the exhibitions we are looking at this week. In New York, Artist Wolf Kahn reminisces and interprets the New England landscape in a painterly amalgam of color and line. In Maine, viewers are invited to reflect upon the works of three painters who employ abstraction to shift perspectives and re-shape natural imagery.

At age 85, Wolf Kahn (American/German, b.1927) offers yet another assortment of canvases brimming with the light-hearted colors that have become synonymous with the painter, along with pieces that explore a deeper color palette. This selection of new works, presented by Chelsea gallery Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, and completed, in its entirety, at the artist’s Manhattan studio, demonstrates Kahn’s natural ability to transfer impressions of New England seasons onto canvas and solidify his vocation as a colorist. In Evening off Route 9, New Hampshire (2012), supple and playfully–textured foliage is outlined in shades of eggplant, denoting the artist’s understanding of the darker end of the color spectrum and the invigorating qualities it grants to the scenery. In the aptly titled Furthest Glow (2011), a grove sewn in greens, browns, and oranges stands against a narrowly visible blue backdrop and beneath a gleaming aura of orange. Kahn’s inimitable technique in rendering nature, with traces of human presence now and then, as in the work entitled In a Village (2011), suggests an unquestionable maturity of skill. However, the artist gives himself room to grow and further strengthen his craft.

Wolf Kahn will be on view from June 6 to July 26 at 525 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY.

Evening off Route 9, New Hampshire by Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn, Evening off Route 9, New Hampshire, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

The exhibition entitled Surface, Light, and Structure at Elizabeth Moss Gallery brings together works by Frances Hynes, Lyle Salmi (American), and Richard Keen (American, b.1971) that push the boundaries of representational painting. Glimpses of land and sea dissolve in the highly textural surfaces of Hynes’s works, as seen in Sea (2013). Salmi expresses his mastery of light with atmospheric compositions that are nearly stripped of tangible forms, emphasizing a delicacy in painting style. In his pieces, Keen redefines coastal Maine by breaking up the landscape into both jagged and undulating shapes. Synchronization is achieved in this grouping of paintings through the careful study of nature and the artists’ interest in the material and visual autonomy of paint.

Surface, Light, and Structure will be on view from June 6 to July 21 at 251 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME.

Sea by Frances Hynes

Frances Hynes, Sea, 2013, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Basel, Switzerland
WE ARE YOUNG at Laleh June Galerie
June 6–July 27, 2013
Picassoplatz 4, 4052 Basel, Switzerland


Berlin, Germany
Maria Nordman: De Ondas 1983 – 2013 at Konrad Fischer Galerie
June 6–July 27, 2013
Lindenstrasse 35, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Brussels, Belgium
Gregor Hildebrandt ‘Orphische Schatten’ (Brussels) at Almine Rech Gallery
June 6–July 27, 2013
20 rue de l’Abbaye, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Copenhagen, Denmark
Erik Steffensen: Persona at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
June 6–22, 2013
Flæsketorvet 85A, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Albert Ràfols-Casamada: Signe d’aire at Galerie AM PARK
June 6–August 17, 2013
Telemannstraße 1–3, Frankfurt am Main, 602323 Germany

London, UK
Johan von Mullem: Rebirth at Hus Gallery
June 6– 21, 2013
23 Pont Street, SW1X 0AZ London, UK

Milan, Italy
Works from a Private Collection at Jerome Zodo Contemporary
June 6–July 20, 2013
Via Lambro, 7 (ang. Via Melzo), Milan, 20129 Italy

Munich, Germany
Joris van de Moortel – Paul Schwer ‘Das Fruchtfleisch unserer Architektur’ at Galerie Karl Pfefferle
June 6–July 27, 2013
Reichenbachstr. 47-49, Rückgebäude, 80469 Munich, Germany
June 6–July 27, 2013
Gabelsbergerstr. 19, 80333 Munich, Germany

New York, NY
Liu Bolin: Mask at Eli Klein Fine Art
June 6–July 21, 2013
462 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Susan Van Campen: New Watercolors at Hirschl & Adler Galleries
June 6–July 9, 2013
730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
It’s in the Cards at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA
June 6–July 20, 2013
547 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Paris, France
Dô-Ki ‘Peintures’ and Shigeru Asano ‘Photographies’ at Jane Roberts Fine Arts
June 6–July 5, 2013
65, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Dionyssopoulos Pavlos: Les Super / Heroes at Galerie Laurent Strouk
June 6–July 6, 2013
2, Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France
Diogo Pimentão ‘Oblique Gravity’ and Nick Van Woert ‘Haruspex’ at Yvon Lambert
June 6–July 30, 2013
103, rue Vieille du Temple, F-75003 Paris, France

Portland, ME
J. Thomas R. Higgins in the Greenhut Side Gallery and Margaret Lawrence opens Here and There at Greenhut Galleries
June 6, 2013
146 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

Portland, OR
David Carmack Lewis at Attic Gallery
June 6– 29, 2013
206 SW First Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Vienna, Austria
ADRIFT – The Unfamiliar Familiar in Modern Society at Galerie Richard Ruberl
June 6–27, 2013
Himmelpfortgasse 11, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
P O R T R A I T S – On the Road to… at white8 Galerie
June 6–July 6, 2013
Zedlitzgasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Zurich, Switzerland
Alexandre Joly at Galerie Römerapotheke
June 6–July 13, 2013
Rämistrasse 18, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

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