Berry Campbell is pleased to present an exhibition of over twenty recent paintings by Joyce Weinstein. Weinstein’s new works are both gutsy and minimalist in her use of florescent and brooding colors, energetic scrawls, and open fields of raw linen. Weinstein’s exhibition opens Thursday, July 28, 2016 and runs through August 26, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 28 from 6 to 8 pm.
A highly respected New York artist who has been in numerous national and international exhibitions, Joyce Weinstein creates dynamic works in which abstraction obscures hints of the natural world. Nature is most apparent in her use of light, which she creates using a combination of techniques: washes, impasto, and contrasts of texture and hue.
Weinstein uncovers dynamic balances among these opposites, so that her work achieves a fine equilibrium of both spontaneity and control. Karen Wilkin states in the Partisan Review, “Weinstein is capable of marvelous, zany passages: scribbles, spots and scratches of color that melt into the ground and then pull loose. These explosive passages look spontaneous…as though everything simply found its proper place without effort.” As Weinstein says these works are characterized by a “complicated simplicity” intensified though tension and liquidity, refinement and muscularity, and moody hues and fiery colors.
Joyce Weinstein was born in New York City in 1931, and she studied at both the City College of New York and the Arts Students League. At the Arts Students League, she met Stanley Boxer, whom she would later marry. Her first solo exhibition was at the Perdalma Gallery, New York in 1953 and she would go on to have a series of solo exhibitions at the gallery throughout the 1950s. Weinstein has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Naples, Florida, Canada, and Germany. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Steinhardt Conservatory; New York Cultural Center Museum; Pace University Art Gallery, New York; Queens College, New York; the Queens Museum, New York; the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; the Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; the Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, Michigan; the Edmonton Art Museum, Canada; the Centro de Creacio Contemporia, Barcelona; the Cologne Art Fair, Germany, among others.
Weinstein’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; the Hines Collection, Boston; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Philadelphia; the Queens Museum, New York; the Edmonton Museum, Canada; the Centre de Creacio Contemporaria Museum, Barcelona; among many others.
Joyce Weinstein is the recipient of the Lambert Fund Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia in addition to many others.
Berry Campbell continues to fill an important gap in the downtown art world, showcasing the work of prominent and mid-career artists. The owners, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, share a curatorial vision of bringing new attention to the works of a selection of postwar and contemporary artists and revealing how these artists have advanced ideas and lessons in powerful and new directions. Other artists and estates represented by the gallery are Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley Boxer, Eric Dever, Perle Fine, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, John Goodyear, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Jill Nathanson, Stephen Pace, Charlotte Park, William Perehudoff, Ann Purcell, Albert Stadler, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, and Joyce Weinstein.
Berry Campbell Gallery is located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 530 West 24th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10011. www.berrycampbell.com. For information, please contact Christine Berry or Martha Campbell at 212.924.2178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.