Wednesday, May 11, 2011

News from Howard Yezerski Gallery

Our current exhibit, Jim Campbell: Recent work has been getting a lot of positive feedback from everyone who has visited the gallery since we installed the show two weeks ago! The show is running in conjunction with the seventh biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival and has really stood out as a part of this year's work. Greg Cook of the Boston Phoenix called one of the three pieces on exhibit, "Exploded View" the "sharpest piece" in the Festival in his review of the Festival as a whole. At the Cyberarts Festival closing Gala on May 6th Howard Yezerski Gallery was awarded the IBM Innovation Award for the best exhibition in the entire festival! We are extremely happy with the show and hope that everyone gets a chance to come in and view the work.

We are having a back room show of work by painter Barbara Grad. Grad describes her paintings as a "collision of perspectives" that allude, through their nonfigurative images, to the tensions associated with modern society and its effects on us as individuals.  Each painting is made up of two attached canvases that communicate with each other in an unpredictable manner. This creates volatile connections in the work, which call into question what we perceive as representation and abstraction.

Barbara Grad has her M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she resided before moving to Massachusetts. She has been a professor of painting at Massachusetts College of Art since the early 1980s.  Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide. Her work is currently on view in a solo show called Video Villa at the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, KA. 

Laurel Sparks, Babylon
In other news, Laurel Sparks is having a show at 443 PAS in NYC called Against Nature. The show opens Tuesday May 10th and runs until June 3rd, 2011. The show was curated by Chris Warrington and will be exhibiting paintings by Sparks, some of which have previously been shown here at Howard Yezerski Gallery.

John Coplans will be having a show of his photographs from 1984 - 2000 alongside Carl Fudge at Carl Soloway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The show opens this Friday, May 13th and runs through August 13th, so if you have any summer plans to head out to Cincinnati, be sure to go by and check it out!

Neeta Madahar, Lisa with Primroses
On Thursday May 19th in London the show Role Play featuring Neeta Madahar and Madame Yvonde will open at PM Gallery and House. The show will have work from Madahar's Flora series (at HYG last June) and photographs from Madame Yvonde's 1935 Goddesses series, the work that inspired Madahar for Flora. 

John O'Reilly will be having a solo show at Tibor de Nagy gallery this upcoming summer. The gallery will be showing assorted work from the Nocturne and Tadzio series' as well as various other work. The show opens in July, check back for more details.