Chelsea Art Gallery Openings: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Haunch of Venison; Fine Art Photography At ClampArt

Chelsea Art Gallery Openings: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Haunch of Venison

After visiting Laurie Frick’s group show at Westbeth, an artist-friend whom I met at Yaddo, who’s interesting wall piece represented GPS movements through Brooklyn, I headed to the still curiously titled Haunch of Venison on West Twenty-First Street.

JUSTIN MORTIMER TRACT 2012 Oil on canvas 86 5/8 x 70 7/8 in, 220 x 180 cm. Courtesy Haunch of Venison Gallery.

Two highlights were Patricia Piccinni’s stunningly odd merging of the hyper real and the unreal sculpture, “Eulogy,” and British painter Justin Mortimer’s large chilling photo-based dark painting—a highlight of the evening.

Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2012 Oil on canvas 11 x 8 1/4 inches 28 x 21 cm. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Sventa Deininger’s wonderful minimalist paintings at Marianne Boesky Gallery that seem to balance chance and a reduced craft were next on the way to fine art photography at ClampArt.

Fine Art Photography at ClampArt

Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Farmer’s Daughter with Heart Necklace. Courtesy ClampArt Gallery.

Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar teamed together for the show, “Tall Poppy Syndrome.”  The photographs, created in Australia’s New South Wales during a month long trip in 2010, attempt to depict the supposed egalitarian approach to life Down Under, and contain a range of image types–landscape, portrait, et. all—and a variety of presentations—some prints were displayed in salon-style groupings, some as small framed prints, some intermingled with a several larger pieces.

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