Over the years, many of you have gazed into the Seagull mirrors with Nolan Hendrickson's paintings drawing your attention, or staring back at you to invoke a kind of spirited gender, sex and dark caberet-ish invitiation into the artist's world. Most of you will recognize this painting that currently adorns our archway into another dimension:
This year (December 1—February 12), Nolan will be presenting new works from the series "Sportswear" as part of a group show at Zach Feuer entitled "Come in, We're Open," opening reception December 1st, at 6pm. This group show will include equally confrontational landscape and portraiture paintings by Brooklyn based artist Eddie Martinez as well as the jewel-hued compositions of Los Angeles artist J.P. Munro.
In addition to this group show, Nolan will be part of the Zach Feuer booth at NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) in Miami Beach December 6-9 at the Deauville Beach Resort at Collins and 67th street.
Here is a sneak peak at an unfinished work that MAY or MAY NOT BE presented at NADA.
AND, if that were not enough, Nolan will be represented in some way or another as his New York City Gallerist Ramiken Crucible will be hosting a booth at Art Basel this year to showcase Romanian born sculptor Andra Ursuta from December 6-9th.
For those of you who won't make it for a day or two, let us reminisce (if you've been coming to Seagull long enough) on this beautiful abstract landscape explosion/hot air balloon landing/taking off that once donned the walls of Seagull, and now calls my apartment home:
Very Best and Best Wishes to Nolan with all Seagull's love.
Here is the announcement from Zach Feurer.
Nolan Hendrickson, Eddie Martinez, JP Munro
Exhibition dates: December 1, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, December 1st, 6-8 PM
For the gallery's post Sandy re-opening, Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Nolan Hendrickson, Eddie Martinez and JP Munro.
Nolan Hendrickson will present a series of new paintings entitled Sportswear. In each vibrantly colored 5' x 6' painting, groups of figures intertwine with an array of objects from bicycles to decorative urns to flowers. The objects repeat between canvases, morphing in size and presentation and disappearing and reappearing between the figures moving within the works. Hendrickson (b. 1976) lives and works in New York City and is represented by Ramiken Crucible.
Eddie Martinez's paintings vacillate between references of art history and creating a new visual language through spraying, scratching, scraping and building up oil and enamel paint. Portraits with dripping eyes stare out at the viewer while abstracted landscapes and figures require closer examination to identify references of figuration. In each work, line and brushwork are prominent elements, highlighting the artist's gesture. Martinez (b.1977) lives and works in Brooklyn.
JP Munro's work reinterprets myths and legends, presenting the viewer with references to epic stories and historical events in decadent scenes. Rich color palettes highlight layered scenes of objects and Herculean-type figures that draw from art history and historical subjects. The paintings present the viewer with a new reading of history painting in which real and fictional histories are merged into jewel-hued compositions. Munro (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is represented by International Art Objects.