The Dumbo Arts Festival (née Art Under the Bridge) is September 24-26.
My Studio --and over a hundred others -- will be open on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 25-26) from 12-6 pm
So if you are free, stop by, have an apple, and see some of the exhibitions, other artists' studios in the neighborhood and enjoy the festival. "The largest urban forum for experimental art in the U.S." is really something to experience.
A New Painting: Abraham Brewster, Two Heads Are Better than One, Oil on Canvas, 2010. More news to come shortly: the Dumbo Arts Festival (née "Art Under The Bridge") is at the end of September, and a very very bright red painting will soon be making an appearance on the site. (Check the snapshots if you haven't already.)
I will have a number of paintings showing on Martha's Vineyard for the summer at PIKNIK Art. Who's afraid of Reddish, Yellowish and Bluish, I Have Looked, I Know, and Say It Aint So will be there among others.
PIKNIK is at 99 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 | 509-693-1366
The Pouch Cove Foundation is having its annual fund raiser and auction in Toronto on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 8 pm. (see details here--click on "Fundraiser 2009"). This remarkable residency program at the edge of our continent deserves your support, so, please, if you can, think of contributing to them.... (or by purchasing Cove, which will be for sale at the auction).
The 2008 Art Under the Bridge festival will be September 26th through Sunday, September 28th. I am assuming open-studios will again be Saturday-Sunday afternoons, but the DAC has not yet posted details. I will post more information when it becomes available.
My painting, Two, will be up at auction at the Pouch Cove Foundation benefit fundraiser in Toronto this week. Details about the event can be found on at PouchCove.org under "Fundraiser 2008." You can bid by email.
If you have any doubts as to whether this singular residency program in Newfoundland deserves your support, simply look at the list of artists who have given to the auction at the PouchCove.org site and see the breadth of artwork that has been donated. Each artist, I am sure would agree that it is an extraordinary place full of extraordinary people producing extraordinary work at the edge of our continent.
My paintings are to be included in the most recent issue of New American Paintings this month (the North-East edition). I have yet to see which paintings, exactly, are to be included. You should be able to find it at most significant bookstores, and stores which sell high-end periodicals.
More information to come on this, soon, of course...
Though I have yet to title both of these paintings, they are going to be making their way to the Recent Paintings page soon. These are large pictures: the top one is eight feet across, the bottom one, six feet.
Abraham Brewster, Swap, 2008. Oil on Canvas. 28 x 96 inches.
I just want to post a quick thank you to the hundreds of people visited my studio over the weekend to look at my paintings. I was mobbed! It is a rare chance to be able to show one's work in such an intimate setting, and to hear and see reactions to it.
(This is a week or two earlier than in previous years!)
My Studio --and hundreds of others -- will be open on Saturday and Sunday; last year, the times were from noon-6 pm, but the D.A.C. has yet to post details on its site. I will update this page when it does.
Occasionally, as those familiar with my work know, I go through significant periods of research and development of new ideas, both visual and theoretical, for my paintings. The last few months, perhaps beginning with this image, have been such a period. Of the dozen or so paintings I started, about 4 got to any sort of completion. Each one taught me something, clarified an conjecture, or showed me the error of my ways, and all gave me ideas about where to go with the next.
Happy New Year to all who visit. 2007 has a few things in store, but nothing final yet. I will keep the site up-to-date on goings-on, however.
There are two paintings almost finished in the studio; they should be arriving on the site soon. One is very large (4 x 7 feet), another, same as many others, 30 x 40 inches, but more experimental in nature.
"[Bodies that are] are most often faceless, headless and anonymous but, like most great art, they evoke deep feelings in the viewer. Complicated feelings, but deep ones." Say It Aint So was illustrated, and she also discussed I Have Looked, I Know, Apparition, and Cove.. I am very pleased with (and honored by) the review and reception up north.
An enormous thank you is due to James Baird and the Pouch Cove Foundation, the other artists who were with me (more on them anon), and to all who attended the opening and who continue to view the work: the exhibition remains open until the 25th.
A very, very, fond farewell to Newfoundland, a magical place. Once there, one only dreams of returning.
The dates are set for my solo show in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Details are below. I will have a painting in a subsequent exhibition here as well, "Humans," in September/October. More details on that soon. Newfoundland is an incredible place, with extraordinary people, and a natural beauty which is beyond anything I have ever seen.
James Baird Gallery is pleased to announce
an exhibition of new figurative paintings
by New York artist Abraham Brewster, opening August 27.
My paintings will be featured at the Baroque Festival in Saratoga, New York (165 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833; map here.). It runs on weekends in July, and by appointment as well. Span will be there, along with Crux, Veil, and some others from 2004-2005. Please contact me for further information.
Study of a Seated Figure is in the "10th Anniversary Exhibition" at the Mims Gallery at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The exhibition includes over forty artists, and runs from January 20 - March 12, 2006. (the opening is at 7 p.m.Friday, January 20).
I have added a page of studies and other paintings to the website. These pictures, for a number of reasons, are not included with the main "body of work," but I thought they might be interesting to see, and hear (or read) comments about. Essentially, they are explorations: of technique, of formal matters, of ideas, and also for fun. You can get to the page here.
I will have a portfolio of twenty drawings at
Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery's display (Booth #
351) at the New York Affordable Art
Fair. October 27 - 30. Stop by and have a look at
them (one is pictured below). They are all about 14 x 11 inches, sepia and/or
black ink on watercolor paper (some are heightened with white contÔø?). I
may post more images soon, but stop by the booth to see them
Information: Location: Pier 92, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue,
New York City Thursday, Oct
Art Under the Bridge, as last year, was a great
success. To everyone who visited over the weekend, thank you for coming and
looking at the work, and supporting D.U.M.B.O. artists in general. It is always
great to see the neighborhood open up and see the amazing quantity and quality
of the work done within a few blocks of the D.A.C.. I
heard a lot of interesting comments about my work which will keep me thinking
for a while. I will also keep those who joined my mailing list updated about
My Studio will be open on Saturday and Sunday; technically the hours of open studios are 12-6 pm, but mine will be open a bit earlier, and probably later, if last year's festival was any
indication. You will be able to see some of the older work from the show in Chelsea, as well as newer work, some which has not yet had a chance to hit my website yet, and some paintings in progress. So if you are free, stop by, have an apple, and enjoy the festival: it is really something to see.
I have added two new paintings to the 2005 page: a study of a seated figure, and a study of a head. They, along with a number of studies that may or may not appear on the website, have been instrumental in arriving at my newest painting which I hope to have finished by Art
. It's that time of year again! The Art Under the Bridge Festival is October 14-16. My studio will be open on Saturday and Sunday; 10am - 6pm. There will be new work to see; as well as some of the older. I will post some new images soon.
There will be quite a bit of news in the coming
weeks, including information about the Affordable Art Fair, Merge going on the road, and Span getting published. Also, after a few false
starts, I have a new set of paintings developing. I soon may post some images of
some studies that have happened on the way.
You may have noticed that Study of a
Head and Merge
are now on the site. I am now working on a big picture which is again, somewhat
of a departure. I am about half-done, I think, though at least for me, it is
always uncertain. Stay
everyone who visited the exhibit at KMG over the last six weeks and supported
the work, thank you. It was a great success, I have learned a lot from, and have
been deeply flattered by responses to the work. A special thanks to those who
left comments and addresses in the book. I will keep you informed about more
goings-on in the near future. (If you would like to be on the mailing list,
visit the contact
Thanks to "iPhoto," I have been able to put
together a booklet of the
2004-2005 shown at KMG. If you would like a copy, I would be happy to have one
made and shipped to you. If you are interested, visit the booklet
page to order one, or just contact
me. If I find that there is interest in this sort of thing, I might
Than Sleep will be on display at the opening
of the Scarano
& Associates new building in DUMBO. It is the new building with
the angular roof near the York Street F subway stop. If you look carefully, it
is visible throughout the neighborhood. Thank you to the architect, Dedy
Blaustein, for choosing to show it.
A new painting will soon be on the website. It is
as yet untitled, but will be before it makes it onto the website in full form. A
small image of it is below. The second which I mentioned in the previous entry
is proving difficult to resolve. Hopefully it will be finished soon as
My first one-man show runs from April 2 - May 14 2004
Carolina Wesleyan College. Details to come, though the space is very
big, so consequently most of my large paintings should be in the show. The
Opening is at 7pm on Friday April 2.
I think the newest and final painting for the show at
North Carolina Wesleyan College has been finished. I am watching it dry, but it
should be appearing on the website soon. It is 28 inches high, by 96 inches
(X), was selected by Stephen Bennett
Phillips, curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, to be included
in the exhibition. The exhibition runs from Jan 22, 2004 - March 5 2004 at the
Ridderhof Martin Gallery at Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.
Congratulations to the other winners James Reick, and Mark