Carl Plansky & Friends

The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG) is pleased to present 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.

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