"Indian Summer" in New York City

Well, it was going to be a summer show, but a splendid tribute to the late Babe Shapiro stayed up through August, so time and title shifted to the Indian Summer Show. It certainly felt like a summer show, though: 84 degrees and tropically humid when we gathered in the early evening at the East 29th Street gallery, just off Park Avenue South. 

Visible here, 12 of the 24 artists in the show 

I'm one of 24 artists in the exhibition, so this is not a review, not even a report, simply an annotated walk-through to show you some great work assembled under the exquisite curatorial eye of Doris Mukabaa Marksohn at dm contemporary.

Entering the gallery: Marietta Hoferer, P1, left, and Ruth Hiller, Rig and Bone

Opposite Hiller: Fated-2 by Louise P. Sloane and a peek into the galleries

Panorama of the front gallery. From left: Linda Cummings, Matthew Langley, Duncan Johnson, Cheryl Yun
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Linda Cummings, Mentum I

Matthew Langley, Indian Summer

Duncan Johnson, Rain Dam 

Between the galleries: At farthest left you can just glimpse Hiller's losenge-shaped paintings, plus Cummings, Langley, Johnson. At right, the installation in the second gallery
(Both galleries are faced with a huge wall of glass, so my iPhone camera is duking it out between daylight and the gallery lighting)

The second gallery, with Carole Freyz Gutierrez, Edward Fausty, Macyn Bolt, Steven Baris, Richard Bottwin 

Carole Freyz Gutierrez, Orbs 1 & 2

Edward Fausty digital pigment photographs

Foreground: Zoe Keramea sculpture; Steven Baris painting behind it,  Indra's Circle 2, and Bottwin sculpture

Barris's video installation, Regardless of Topography

Macyn Bolt, Skipstep (cc), top, and Skipstep (ab); Bottwin, Joanne Mattera

Richard Bottwin, Scrim #1

Joanne Mattera, Silk Road, installation of nine paintings

Stepping back, this panorama includes Dennis Beach, far left, and a tiny corner of Michael Kukla's sculpture, which is shown below

Above and below: Two views of Kukla's carved marble, Untitled (for Zaha)

Dennis Beach, Wedge #3

Beach on the terrace, between his wall sculpture and the Freyz Gutierrez painting

Dennis Beach, Squeeze

The entrance to the gallery is just to the right of Ruth Hiller's paintings, but we're proceeding to the small back gallery. Martin Mullin's painting is ahead

Martin Mullin, Golden Book (Untitled), with Fran Gormley in the third gallery

Fran Gormley, Silent Rhythms 5

Two vertiginous paintings by Rob DeOude, Tantrum Mash-up, top, and Misty Limit  

Opposite DeOude is this wall of work. At left: two by Tomomi Omo, Vapors and Circular Skies III; center top: Willy Bo Richardson, Bathers 5; two center bottom: Elizabeth Duffy, Maximum Security: Riker's Island and Maximum Security: Florence B;  right: Youjin Moon, Reflection

Small panorama with three untitled paintings by Katsumi Suzuki at left and a glimpse of the Sloane painting that we saw when we entered the gallery

So I refrained from commenting on the show, but I will say here that I think it's a well-conceived exhibition that brings together a variety of work in relationships of color, size, and material sensibility. But don't take my word for it. See it for yourself. The Indian Summer Show will be up well into the fall, through November 5. Hours and info here.


Ruth Hiller said...

Thank you for such a thorough post with Fantastic images!!

CMC said...

What a great walk through, Joanne. I was not familiar with Dennis Beach but I love the Wedge piece, color, and shapes. Thank you.

Nancy Natale said...

A beautiful show! Thanks for the walk-through.

Carole Freysz Gutierrez said...

Thanks, Joanne! This is a beautiful walk-through of a wonderful show!