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Rodolfo Abularach
Peter Agostini
Karel Appel
Thomas Beckman
Seymour Boardman
Ilya Bolotowsky
Ernest Briggs
Lawrence Calcagno
Nicolas Carone
Perez Celis
Nassos Daphnis
Haydn Davies
Lynne Drexler
Friedel Dzubas
Amaranth Ehrenhalt
Claire Falkenstein
Agustin Fernandez
Joseph Fiore
Mark Gibian
John Hultberg
Carol Hunt
Buffie Johnson
Albert Kotin
Ibram Lassaw
Jenny Lee
Martee Levi
Michael Loew
William Manning
Jeanne Miles
Leonard Nelson
Louise Nevelson
Tom Nonn
Jeanne Reynal
Misha Reznikoff
Richards Ruben
William Saroyan
William Scharf
Ethel Schwabacher
Thomas Sills
Nancy Steinson
Antoni Tapies
Yvonne Thomas
Erik Van der Grijn
Wilfrid Zogbaum

Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg
Statue of Liberty Series, 1983
Silkscreen/Collage on rice paper, 35" x 23"

Beauford Delaney
Beauford Delaney
Untitled (Ibiza), 1956
Gouache and watercolor on paper, 17 7/8 x 11 13/16"


May 26 through September 2009

Paperworks by Alcopley, Karel Appel, Robert Blackburn, Seymour Boardman, Ilya Bolotowsky, Ernest Briggs, Lawrence Calcagno, Anthony Caro, Nicolas Carone, Perez Celis, Herman Cherry, Nassos Daphnis, Beauford Delaney, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Claire Falkenstein, Grace Hartigan, Carol Hunt, Albert Kotin, Martee Levi, William Manning, Joseph de Martini, Henri Michaux, Betty Parsons, Robert Rauschenberg, Richards Ruben, William Saroyan, William Scharf, Ethel Schwabacher, Aaron Siskind, Antoni Tapies and Charmion Von Wiegand.
Sculpture by Peter Agostini, Thomas Beckman, Mark Gibian, Claire Falkenstein, Frederick John Kiesler, Jeanne Reynal, Nancy Steinson, Petra Valentova and Wilfred Zogbaum.

We are presenting a multi-faceted group of abstract paper works by numerous artists. The use of paper for sketching, planning and spontaneous work by theses artists reveals another side of their expertise. Paper experimentation shows the dichotomy between planning aspects in art. Figurative art studies and under drawings require meticulous preparations over time, while abstraction is rooted in raw emotions, free forms and impulse. The paper works in the show reveal the ability of abstract artists to capture a moment in time. The pieces are art in their own right, as well as experiments for future works.

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June & September Tue – Fri 11 – 5 PM

July & August Wed 11 - 5 PM or by app.

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Nassos Daphnis Charmion von  Wiegand Perez Celis
Nassos Daphnis
A Happy Journey, 1948
Watercolor on paper, 22" x 14 1/2"
Charmion von Wiegand
Untitled, 1959
Gouache on paper,
13" x 10 1/2" unframed
Perez Celis
Condor Vuelo (Flight of the Condor), 1992
Mixed media/Cardboard on paper, 50" x 36"
Claire Falkenstein Nassos Daphnis
Henri Michaux
Untitled, 1973
Acrylic on paper,
22" x 14 3/4" unframed
Claire Falkenstein
Untitled, 1960's
Mezzotint, 38" x 27" framed
Nassos Daphnis
23-D-78, 1978
AP 2/25 AP, 30" x 22"
William Manning Jeanne Miles Ernest Briggs
William Manning
Monhegan Diary I, 1994
Graphite, oil on paper, 17" x 14"
Jeanne Miles
Green Mandala, 1975-1981
Platinum, gold leaf, oil on board
20" x 20"
Ernest Briggs
Untitled (Orange Square #2), 1984
Acrylic on paper, 20 3/4" x 16 3/4"
Jeanne Reynal Jeanne Reynal Wilfrid Zogbaum
Jeanne Reynal
Sphere, 1950's
Cement, mixed media, 29" diameter
Jeanne Reynal
Vertical Sculpture, 1959
Cement, mixed media, height 65"
Wilfrid Zogbaum
Windward Light, 1959
Steel, 18" x 8" x 48"
Claire Falkenstein Frederick John Kiesler Peter Agostini
Claire Falkenstein
Model for Fountain, 1966
Copper tube & venetian glass,
6 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 7"
Frederick John Kiesler
Untitled (Seated Figure), nd
height excluded base 19 1/2"
Peter Agostini
Saracen, 1959
Bronze, 31" x 27" x 17"
Nicolas Carone Richards Ruben Albert Kotin
Nicolas Carone
Untitled, 1959
Oil on paper, 25" x 31"
Richards Ruben
Venetian Fragment C+C, 1996
Oil pastel on kochi paper, 21" x 24" framed
Albert Kotin
Untitled, 1940's
Ink on paper, 23 1/2" x 19 3/4"
Betty Parsons Petra Valentova William Scharf
Betty Parsons
Untitled, 1957
Mixed media on paper, 26" x 22"
Petra Valentova
Untitled, 2008
Glazed ceramic, 16" x 8" x 7"
William Scharf
The Leg Left, 2005
Acrylic on paper, 9" x 4"
Nancy Steinson Amaranth Ehrenhalt William Manning

Nancy Steinson
Manus Series no. 3, 2002
Bronze with patina, 6" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Amaranth Ehrenhalt
Rejoice 2, nd
Print E.A., 28" x 20"
William Manning
Manana West #27, 2006
Collage, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12" x 3 3/4"
Ernest Briggs Joseph de Martini Ethel Schwabacher
Ernest Briggs
Untitled, 1979
Acrylic on paper, 15 1/2" x 22" unframed
Joseph de Martini
Untitled, nd
Watercolor on paper
15" x 17" framed
Ethel Schwabacher
Untitled (#92), 1956
Mixed media on paper
10 5/8" x 8 3/4"
Robert Blackburn Robert Blackburn Carol Hunt
Robert Blackburn
Red Pipe, 1958
Lithograph, 28"' x 32"
Robert Blackburn
Wood, 1953
Lithograph, 27"' x 32"
Carol Hunt
Untitled, 1995
Iris Print 1/5, 22 3/4" x 25 3/4" framed
Anthony Caro William Saroyan William Manning

Anthony Caro
Leaf Pool, 1996/2000
Paper Construction,
11 3/4" x 23 5/8"

William Saroyan
Fresno Sunday April 23, 1967
Watercolor on paper, 22" x 34"

William Manning
#37, Dec 2000
Collage, 22"' x 35 1/2"
Jeanne Miles Herman Cherry
Jeanne Miles
Green and Violet, 1970-1972
Oil, platinum, gold leaf on wood, 7" x 7"
Grace Hartigan
Butterfly Woman, 1988
Lithograph 26/30, 43" x 30"
Herman Cherry
No Title I, 1962
Collage, 26 1/2"" x 22"
Antonio Tapies William Scharf Karl Appel
Antoni Tapies
Noir Blanc, undated
Aquatint on Arches paper, 25" x 35"
William Scharf
Untitled, No date
Lithograph, 23" x 28"
Karel Appel
Untitled, 1969
Lithograph, 28 1/2" x 33 1/2", framed