ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Tegan Brace, Bobbi Meier - Roots & Culture - March 10th - April 9th Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:43:54 +0000 Jaime Angelopoulos, Benjamin Barretto, Robert Chase Heishman, Morgan Mandalay, Adam Parker Smith - LVL3 Gallery - February 13th - March 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">LVL3 is proud to present <em>Sugar Talk</em>, a group show marking our sixth year as an artist-run space. Every year, LVL3 invites back five previously exhibited artists to celebrate their impact on our programming. <em>Sugar Talk</em> is inspired by the modern sixth anniversary gift of candy. For this exhibition LVL3 looks to draw attention to the sweet influence these artists have had on our programming and beyond.</p> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:41:29 +0000 Mel Pekarsky - Paris London Hong Kong - January 29th - March 12th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The desert is vast, but fragile and vulnerable; beautiful, rapidly and constantly changing; neat, clean, open, ordered, disciplined and precise. And it&rsquo;s honest, revealing everything, clarifying every relationship. I try to bring this back, not as a souvenir, but as icon and metaphor. I&rsquo;m interested in the tension between abstraction and representation, in the mark and in what it represents; in surface as fragile membrane; in the precision of chance and the controlled chaos of gesture, and, underneath the work, in earth as anxious object because of us.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">-Mel Pekarsky</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Desert</em> brings together a curated selection of watercolor and ink works by artist Mel Pekarsky from the 1980s. In the merging of the traditional landscape and abstraction, Pekarsky creates a contemporary language that reveals the emotive aspects of his favorite subject matter, the desert. He achieves this with simple, articulate brushstrokes and an attention to detail that focuses as much on what is in the landscape than what is not. In this tension between &lsquo;abstraction and representation&rsquo;, Pekarsky provides the viewer with an experience, both visual and emotional.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mel (Melvin H.) Pekarsky</strong> (born Chicago, IL, September 18, 1934) is an American artist and art educator. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of the desert, and is recognized by art critic Donald Kuspit as &ldquo;one of the most significant contemporary landscape artists.&rdquo; A professor of art at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for forty years, Pekarsky&rsquo;s work has been shown by the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Butler Institute of American Art, among many other venues.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:34:32 +0000