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News: A Charmed Life in Sarasota with Art at the Fore, July  2, 2016 - Carrie Seidman
 for Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Charmed Life in Sarasota with Art at the Fore

July 2, 2016 - Carrie Seidman
 for Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It was New Year’s Day of 1946 when Annie Solomon and her husband Syd, who had finished his service as a camoufleur — a specialist in the design and implementation of camouflage — in the war, arrived in Sarasota, where they intended to start their new life together. They’d met five years earlier, just after Pearl Harbor, at a distant cousin’s wedding when Annie, a graduate of Ohio State, was 21.

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News: SUCCESSFUL BOXER AT BERRY CAMPBELL, June  2, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

SUCCESSFUL BOXER AT BERRY CAMPBELL

June 2, 2016 - Piri Halasz for From the Mayor's Doorstep

A fair number of people by this time must know that I greatly admire the mostly-mixed- media abstract paintings of Stanley Boxer.  Since I started posting at this website, I’ve discussed his work four times, most recently and at greatest length when he showed at Spanierman Modern in 2012. Before then – around 2009, I believe – I dealt at even greater length in reviewing his retrospective that premiered in Richmond, Virginia and went on to tour in New England and Florida.

I am happy to report that his recent show at Berry Campbell (closed May 21) carried on his unique gifts with many more pleasures. 

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News: Fabricated Gallaxies: On Stanley Boxer, May 21, 2016 - Tim Keane for Hyperallergic

Fabricated Gallaxies: On Stanley Boxer

May 21, 2016 - Tim Keane for Hyperallergic

Painter Stanley Boxer used the term “manufacture” to describe his process. His late-period paintings currently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery demonstrate this notion of assemblage remarkably well. His abstractions integrate raw materials into a polished whole, all the while retaining evidence of painting as pure, manual labor.

Boxer’s body of work gives renewed meaning to what used to be called “all-over painting.” Employing multiple brushwork techniques within any single painting, Boxer crams his surfaces with impastos, drips, dabs, washes, and three dimensional objects, foregrounding both the serene and frictional properties of painting. Embedded materials such as sawdust, stones, glitter, twine, and netting produce mysterious depths within the thick, textured, melted and bleeding color.

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News: New Museum Exhibition Features Longtime Sarasota Artist Syd Solomon, April 28, 2016 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

New Museum Exhibition Features Longtime Sarasota Artist Syd Solomon

April 28, 2016 - Kay Kipling for Sarasota Magazine

Those familiar with the Sarasota visual arts scene will immediately know the name of painter Syd Solomon, whose large-scale, colorful abstract works have drawn attention and collectors for decades. But they may not fully realize how Solomon’s work was influenced by his days as an aerial camoufluer in World War II. An exhibition opening April 29 at the Museum of Art in DeLand, Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed: Camouflage & Lettering in the Artist’s Work, aims to change that.

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News: Press Release for Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed | A Traveling Museum Exhibition, April 12, 2016 - Christine Berry and Mike Solomon

Press Release for Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed | A Traveling Museum Exhibition

April 12, 2016 - Christine Berry and Mike Solomon

A Traveling Museum Exhibition of 36 paintings and works on paper with a hardcover catalog with essays by Michael Auping – Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, George Bolge- Director, Museum of Art in Deland, FL and the eminent Art Historian, Dr. Gail Levin. 

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CMCA announces 2016 exhibition schedule

April 6, 2016 - Themaineedge.com

Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2016 are Christine Berry, director of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, and John Yau, noted writer, poet, and art critic for Hyperallergic. This show is sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and CHUBB.

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News: Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn, March 29, 2016 - Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times

Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn

March 29, 2016 - Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times

Starting on June 12, “Women of Abstract Expressionism” will spotlight virtual unknowns like Judith Godwin and Perle Fine, alongside the handful who broke through, including Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler. Ms. Chanzit’s research convinced the museum to acquire seven canvases in the show.

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News: Exhibition of works by Raymond Hendler, March 20, 2016 - Artdaily.org

Exhibition of works by Raymond Hendler

March 20, 2016 - Artdaily.org

A first-generation action painter, Raymond Hendler started his career as an Abstract Expressionist in Paris, as early as 1949. In the years that followed, he played a significant role in the movement, both in New York, where he was the youngest voting member of the New York Artist’s Club and a friend of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Harold Rosenberg and in Philadelphia, where he ran an avant-garde gallery between 1952 and 1954. 

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News: JILL NATHANSON POURS SEDUCTIVE POLYMERS, March 16, 2016 - Jamie de Simone for MoCA Jacksonville

JILL NATHANSON POURS SEDUCTIVE POLYMERS

March 16, 2016 - Jamie de Simone for MoCA Jacksonville

Nathanson constructs color fields of acrylic polymer gels. I immediately Googled images on my iPhone after my conversation. Interesting was my immediate reaction, but “interesting” is my “go-to” word, my word when I don't yet know how to describe an object, but think something deeper, richer is occurring. Nathanson's work was, and is, interesting, but I couldn't come to describe the “why” until I saw the paintings firsthand.

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News: Raymond Hendler Opens at Berry Campbell, March 14, 2016 - Artfix Daily

Raymond Hendler Opens at Berry Campbell

March 14, 2016 - Artfix Daily

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an focused exhibition of over sixteen paintings and works on paper by Raymond Hendler (1923-1998) from the 1970s.  The exhibition opens on March 17, 2016 and runs through April 16, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

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