August 23, 2016
'Color and Drawing' is an exhibition of paintings by the late artist Kikuo Saito, opening at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery - the SAGG - at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY. The show will be on view from September 24, 2016 through March 24, 2017. An opening reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th. The public is invited to attend.
Kikuo Saito was known both as an abstract painter with a remarkable sense of color and as the creator of evocative theater/dance pieces. He was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. In 1966, at age 27, he emigrated to the United States and took up residence in New York City.
Saito had more than 60 one-person exhibitions since his first in 1976 at the Deitcher-O'Reilly Gallery in New York City. He had participated in well over 100 groups shows. In 2005, Saito became a painting instructor at the Art Students League on 57th Street in New York.
The works in 'Color and Drawing' were made between 1979 and 2012. These large acrylic paintings combine elements of painted calligraphic shapes that were 'stained' directly into the raw unprimed canvas and are juxtaposed against atmospheric fields of color. Saito approached these works directly and expressively, and all at once, foregoing any overpainting. The paintings in 'Color and Drawing' give witness to the challenge that Saito undertook to create an independent body of work.
A full color catalog of the paintings in 'Color and Drawing' will be available. To learn more about Kikuo Saito and his artwork, visit his website at www.kikuosaito.com. To view the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG) online, visit www.thesagg.org.
The SAGG is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to www.goldenpaints.com.
August 20, 2015
'Flora and Fauna' is an exhibition of selected works by painter Judith Linhares, opening at The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery – the SAGG – at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY. The show will be on view from September 19th, 2015 through December 11th, 2015. There is a reception for the artist from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th.
Painter Judith Linhares has exhibited widely since the 1960s. She was featured in the influential 1978 'Bad Painting' exhibition curated by Marcia Tucker at the New Museum in NYC. Linhares has received numerous awards including three from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award, among others.
Linhares' oeuvre is developed around three major themes: figuration, animals, and flowers. In 'Flora and Fauna' we have focused on exhibiting her animal and flower paintings. The creatures and plants in her paintings become resilient entities that engage Linhares' interest in mythology and folklore. Both modes of her painterly exploration add much to the long and storied history of the depiction of animals and flowers in painting.
A catalog featuring Linhares' artwork and an essay written by Susan Morgan will be available at the exhibition opening. Linhares is represented by the Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City. To learn more about Linhares and her artwork, visit her website at www.judithlinhares.com. To view 'Flora and Fauna' online and to learn more about the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG), go to www.thesagg.org. The SAGG is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to www.goldenpaints.com.
August 13, 2014
'Monumental Works' is an exhibition of paintings by Friedel Dzubas from the mid 70's to the early 80's. This show features several large-scale paintings nearly 10 feet tall and over 20 feet wide. According to Gallery Director, James Walsh, "These works represent an important benchmark of Dzubas's achievement in terms of his grappling with the physical limitations of a 'portable' painting, a painting that can be disassembled and rebuilt for exhibitions."
On the eve of what would be his 100th birthday in 2015, The SAGG is delighted to begin the celebration and revisit the important work of this artist. Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors shares, "It will be clear to anyone visiting the show, the incredible power that these paintings project. I am confident that this exhibition will ignite renewed interest in this brilliant artist." Dzubas spent some time in Upstate NY, including several years as a visiting artist in Ithaca, at Cornell and also made regular visits to Norwich in Chenango County.
The opening reception for 'Monumental Works' will be on September 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG) at Golden Artist Colors, 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY. The exhibition will continue through March 28, 2015. Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"These works represent some of the artist's finest examples of his ability in working with the very unique Magna Acrylics developed by Sam Golden and Leonard Bocour in the late 1940's," said Golden. "Although artists such as Morris Louis or Roy Lichtenstein are more recognized for their use of the Magna paints, Dzubas clearly demonstrates his own undeniable skill in moving these colors in a way that 40 years later they feel as fresh as the day they were painted."
Friedel Dzubas's artwork is in numerous private and public collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
A catalog of the 'Monumental Works' exhibition will be available, featuring an essay by Karen Wilkin. To learn more about the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG), go to www.thesagg.org.
For more information about Golden Artist Colors, Inc., go to www.goldenpaints.com.
To learn more about artist Friedel Dzubas, go to www.dzubas.com.
The Estate of Friedel Dzubas is represented by Loretta Howard Gallery, 525 W 26th Street, New York, NY.
September 13, 2012
'SHE' is an exhibition of recent paintings by New York artist Knox Martin. 'SHE' will open on October 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. with a Gallery Talk by the artist and will follow with a reception for Martin from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG) at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY. The exhibition will continue through April 6, 2013. Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
|Photo by: Richard Walker Photography|
'SHE' will present over a dozen paintings by Knox Martin, and in the words of catalog essayist Dr. William Fried, "The paintings in this exhibit are a set of variations on the theme of Woman, the continuation of a tradition dating from ancient representations of the female through the work of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso and deKooning."
Knox Martinâ€™s outdoor building-size murals 'Venus' (1970) and 'Woman With Bicycle' (1979) in New York City have been viewed over the decades by millions of people. Knox Martin's murals have been lauded as truly iconic examples of public art.
The SAGG is proud to bring these works to the Golden Artist Colors campus to affirm Knox Martin's sixty-year exhibition record and his dedication to art and teaching. Knox Martin has taught at Yale University, New York University, University of Minnesota, and The International School of Art in Italy. Knox continues to teach Master classes at the Art Students League of New York.
In October Knox Martin will be recognized by the Artists' Fellowship, Inc. with the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal. This award is given for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit. The medal was established in 1947 to commemorate Benjamin West Clinedinst's dedication to the fundamental and traditional principles of art, his interest in his fellow artists and his devotion to the Fellowship.
Knox Martin is a member of the National Academy and has works in numerous private and public collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
A catalog of the 'SHE' exhibition will be available, featuring an essay entitled, "SHE: An Exhibit by Knox Martin" by William Fried, Ph.D., FIPA. To view 'SHE' online and to learn more about the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG), go to www.thesagg.org .
For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to www.goldenpaints.com .
For more information about Knox Martin, go to www.knoxmartin.com .
July 15, 2011
VELOCITY is an exhibition of selected works by New York painter Larry Poons, opening with a reception for the artist from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday August 19, at The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG) at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY. The exhibition continues through November 19, 2011.
The long walls and unimpeded views at The SAGG have allowed for several of Poons's large-scale works to be included in the exhibition. VELOCITY features paintings created between 1975 and 2009.
Poons has exhibited his paintings around the world in museums and commercial galleries for more than five decades. During his long painting experience, Poons has been unafraid to engage issues of monumental scale and vigorous paint applications for his expressive purpose. He has undergone stylistic transformations that turned away from identifiable signature painting methods and plunged directly into radically different approaches to satisfy his own needs for forward motion.
The SAGG is proud to bring these works to the Golden Artist Colors' campus to affirm Larry Poons's long and influential career as a painter. Poons is represented in New York City by the Danese Gallery and by the Loretta Howard Gallery. A catalog of the VELOCITY exhibition will be available, featuring an essay entitled, "Larry Poons: Five Decades" by critic Karen Wilkin. To view VELOCITY online and to learn more about the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG), go to www.thesagg.org.
Hapening the same weekend, will be the preview of the new artist in residence space. In 2008 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation began its commitment to providing living and workspace opportunities for artists, with the development of an artist in residence space in a hundred year old barn, just a 5 minute walk from the Golden Artist Colors' facility.
Sept. 13, 2010
The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG) is pleased to present an exhibition entitled, "Carl Plansky and Friends" at the Golden Artist Colors' facility in New Berlin, N.Y. The exhibition opening will be on Saturday, September 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and runs through November 20, 2010.
This exhibition celebrates the legacy of painter Carl Plansky, founder of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, as both artist and paintmaker. Plansky's works will be displayed along with several of his most intimate and talented artist 'Friends,' including Pat Passlof, Milton Resnick, Jake Berthot, Susanna Coffey, Cora Cohen, Bill Jensen, Margrit Lewczuk, Judith Linhares, and Mary Jo Vath.
In the 1980s, Carl acquired a milling machine from painter Milton Resnick and immersed himself in the technology of paintmaking. In short order, his explorations blossomed into the full scale paintmaking enterprise that became Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors. The burgeoning art milieu of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, provided fertile ground for Carl to develop his unique approach to making oil paints. Carl reveled in searching out and sourcing rare pigments. His own needs as a painter motivated the search as well as the requirements of growing the color line for Williamsburg Handmade Oils.
As a painter, Carl was able to imbue time-honored pictorial subjects: still life, landscape and figuration, with a vigor and energy that was also informed by his familiarity with the materiality and unique characteristics of the paints that he created.
Carl Plansky, at the height of his artistic powers, died on October 10, 2009. It is with tremendous pride and honor that Golden Artist Colors continues the legacy of Williamsburg Oils that Carl Plansky began over 25 years ago. This exhibition is dedicated to Carl and to all of his friends with whom he shared an artistic vision.
The Sam and Adele Golden Gallery is dedicated to holding exhibitions of scholarly and educational focus that underscore the creative possibilities and potentials of the visual arts. For more information about the SAGG and operating hours, please visit www.theSAGG.org.
August 17, 2009
'Darryl Hughto: Diamonds' is the first exhibition presented in the newly named Sam and Adele Golden Gallery located at the Golden Artist Colors, Inc. manufacturing facility in New Berlin, NY.
The exhibition opens on Sunday, September 13 with a reception for the artist from 3 PM to 6PM and runs through Saturday November 21, 2009.
Painter Darryl Hughto has had over fifty one person shows and is the recipient of the prestigious Theodoran Award and a Gottlieb Foundation grant.
The works in the exhibition were created thirty years ago when Hughto explored this series of abstract paintings combining raw canvas stained with liquid acrylic and thicker paint applications in an unique synthesis that explored how format, in this case a diamond shape within a rectangle, could liberate drawing and color in painting. This focused chapter in Hughto's development presents him as an unmistakable, expressive and strongly independent artistic voice, a voice that continues to innovate to this day.
These paintings have not been presented formally for decades and this exhibition will provide an opportunity for those familiar with Hughto's recent approach to painting in landscape, still life and figuration to trace the artist's early development. In the Diamonds, as featured in this exhibition, Hughto deftly played with the convention of figure/ground in painting as his recent work has deployed abstract elements to contemporize their subjects.
An illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition features a text written by Steven Kern, Director of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY.
Residing in Central New York, Hughto and his wife, the painter Susan Roth, have been collaborators with Golden Artist Colors since the inception of the company.
The Sam and Adele Golden Gallery is dedicated to holding exhibitions of scholarly and educational focus that underscore the creative possibilities and potentials of the visual arts. For more information and gallery hours please visit: www.theSAGG.org.