Past Exhibitions

One of These Black Boys: New Paintings By Tariku Shiferaw

May 19-June 25, 2017
Artist reception: Friday,  May 19, 6-9PM

The Blacker The Berry (Tupac), acrylic on plastic, 10" x 8", 2016

The Blacker The Berry (Tupac), acrylic on plastic, 10" x 8", 2016

Anthony Philip Fine Art is proud to present "One of These Black Boys," an exhibit of seventeen new paintings by Brooklyn-based Tariku Shiferaw.  The Exhibition will be on display from May 19 through June 25 , 2017.

Since attaining his MFA from Parsons in 2015, Tariku Shiferaw has quickly become an important young voice in painting. His work is primarily concerned with the physical and psychological aspects of mark making as a compulsion within the human experience. To Shiferaw, it is important that the paintings act as sign that he was here, in a specific place and time, and that the identity of the artist be as present as the work that he creates. 

The strokes are representative of things wrought from the artist's mind that may remain nameless, but also allow the viewer to establish a new context and meaning for the work. He is also interested in how his work influences the space in which it is experienced.

"One of These Black Boys" is Tariku Shiferaw's first solo New York gallery show and coincides with his inclusion in Occupy Museum's "Debtfair" at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 6-9pm and will continue during regular business hours through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

For further information please contact the gallery at a@anthonyphilipfineart.com or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


Chlorophelia: Works By Seren Morey

March 17-May 7, 2017
Artist reception: Friday, March 17, 6-9PM

 

Sunflower Psychosis (detail), ultralight, glass beads, dispersion pigments on panel, 8" x 6.5" x 3.5”, 2017.

Sunflower Psychosis (detail), ultralight, glass beads, dispersion pigments on panel, 8" x 6.5" x 3.5”, 2017.

"Chlorophelia: Works by Seren Morey" Opens Friday, March 17, at Anthony Philip Fine Art


"Chlorophelia: Works by Seren Morey" is a celebration of the natural world at every level. Morey's paintings both examine and re-imagine this hidden world. Drawing from investigations of the tiniest microscopic organisms to the astronomic, the artist sees threads that connect everything. Her work reinterprets that which the physical laws of our universe have yielded and challenges us to see beyond the literal to the magical within everything that surrounds us.

“I sometimes feel that I am creating biologically inspired self-portraits and internal landscapes, or even landscapes from some alternate sci-fi, yet to be discovered, dream world hovering in deep space," says Morey.

Like some new lifeforms, Morey’s artworks establish themselves in a niche between two worlds. Morey uses advanced materials such as sculptural acrylic made with micro glass balloons for a lightweight body, and dispersion pigments to create this magical “alternate naturalism.” The results are remarkable, at once entirely painterly, and also highly sculptural.


St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair

May 5-7, 2017
Preview party and silent auction: Friday, May 5, 6-9PM
J. C. Penney Building
UMSL North Campus
1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121

COLOR ABSTRACT NO. 7: Todd Thomas; Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper; 17.25" x 11.5" (i.s.)/ 20" x 16" (p.s.); Edition of 10; 2015

COLOR ABSTRACT NO. 7Todd Thomas; Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper; 17.25" x 11.5" (i.s.)/ 20" x 16" (p.s.); Edition of 10; 2015

Anthony Philip Fine Art will be participating in the 11th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book, and Paper Arts Fair at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, on May 5-7, 2017. 

Please stop by our booth, where we will be featuring original works and limited editions by: Marco Arce (Mexico), Alejandro Avakian (Argentina), Isabel Brito-Farr (Spain), Cair Crawford (New York), Rafael Fuchs (New York), Charles Grogg (California), Art Guerra (New York), David Hammons (California/New York), Jonathan Quinn (New York), Jeremy Rabus (Missouri), Bryn Sumner (New York), Todd Thomas (Missouri), Shira Toren (New York), Steve West (New York). 


Sin Título: Works by Alejandro Avakian

January 6-March 5, 2017
Artist reception: Friday,  January 6, 6-9PM

Sin Título, stone lithograph, 22" x 30", 2016.

"Sin Título" explores the primal, youthful force of the artist, using his whole body in the service of mark making. Avakian allows the existential and elemental experience to supersede formal considerations. However he remains as in control as a jazz musician. Free to step to the front and improvise in the moment, yet in control, he is aware of how the progressions and rhythms inform each passage.

Alejandro Avakian was born in Argentina to Armenian parents. He has divided his time between Argentina and New York for the past few years. This personal internationalism has given his work a timeless and universal quality. This new portfolio of nine pieces was hand-pulled by the artist at New York's Robert Blackburn Printshop during 2016.


The Hidden Nature Of Things: Works By Cair Crawford

November 4-December 23, 2016

5 Generations, 12345:4, acrylic and canvas, 15.25" x 14.5”, 2014-2016.

"The Hidden Nature of Things" is an attempt to see the re-merging of the human with the natural world and to gain a greater understanding of our place in the universe through the combining of spirituality and reason. Brooklyn-based conceptual painter Cair Crawford follows a narrative rather than representational path. Her paintings function as a meditative text, incorporating repetitive actions and tangential arcs to provide definition and form to the formless. Much like a musical score that provides instructions, while being open to interpretation, the nature of her stories are open for the viewer to superimpose their own personal narratives. Her materials are canvas, paint, tape, and fasteners. They are as ephemeral as the story she is telling.


Ruth Shively: It Girl

September 9-October 30, 2016

Freedom, charcoal and graphite, 24" x 36”, 2016.

Freedom, charcoal and graphite, 24" x 36”, 2016.

Shively's masterfully illustrative drawings capture the intensity of women living in the 21st century. Her dynamism and structure imbues each work with a sense of playfulness, even when depicting the subject in a state of contemplation. Shively’s women are immediately beautiful, however upon closer inspection they reveal many strengths beyond the superficial. The vulnerability exhibited is not a weakness, but a means of drawing you in and preparing you for their vitality and intelligence. Look into their eyes, and you see smart, fierce human beings who will shape the world to their designs. They are thoroughly modern, without need of approval or permission to be who they are.

The works also function as a talisman for the artist. Shively embeds within each portrait a narrative of confidence and control, and they in turn allow both the artist and viewer to draw from them a sense of empowerment. Shively began this body of work more than four years ago, collaborating with a number of European fashion photographers, who provide her with raw images as subject and inspiration. She then proceeds to blow out the contrast and manipulate the composition to push each work toward a stark sophistication and elegance.


Life Sized: A Small Works Invitational

August 12-September 3, 2016

Todd Thomas, All We Me, Type 59 Polaroid Emulsion Lift, 4" x 5", 2016.

Todd Thomas, All We Me, Type 59 Polaroid Emulsion Lift, 4" x 5", 2016.

"Life Sized: A Small Works Invitational" is the final exhibit of our inaugural season and brings together over 30 artists from New York, Missouri, Kansas, Washington DC, and South Carolina, working in all media. This ambitious exhibit features works on paper, painting, sculpture, fiber art, and photography.

In keeping with our mission to introduce some of the best emerging and mid-career American artists to the New York market, this exhibit presents works by many of the artists we have worked with this year, as well as a number of new voices you may not yet be familiar with. The works are meant to fit both the homes and budgets of young and novice collectors, whether their interest is in painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary abstract art, or traditional drawing.

Featured artists: Kristen Balouch, Rochelle Brickner, Isabel Brito-Farre, Bob Clyatt, Carol Diamond, Daniella Fishburne, Barb Flunker, John Folchi, Gretchen Fuss, Marianne Gagnier, Art Guerra, KellyAnne Hanrahan, Cody Healy-Connelly, Neddi Heller, Cynthia Johnson, Karl Jones, Jeff Kapfer, Yana Kaplun, Liz ‘N’ Val, Adrianne Lobel, Amalia Lottes, Barbara Martin-Smith, Seren Morey, Debra Pearlman, Nate Plotkin, Megan Porpeglia, Jonathan Quinn, Jeremy Rabus, Carol Salmanson, Tariku Shiferaw, Bryn Sumner, Todd Thomas, Andrea Vadner, Eileen Weitzman, Steve West, and Keith Young.


Steve West: "This Place Has A Story"

June 17-July 17, 2016

The work of Brooklyn-based artist Steve West is a sort of archeological accounting of a city in constant flux. His keen observations of the details that make up something like a metropolis—the unearthed cobblestones, the broken concrete, the street art that is created and then removed, and again—all serve to describe a place and the forces at work there. DUMBO has served as his home for many years, and he has documented its transformation from geographic "other," to the gateway of a new Brooklyn, and finally to homogeneity driven by gentrification and speculation.

Like the subjects of his pronto-plate lithographs, West is tenacious. There is every possibility of being buried alive in a place run amok by invasion. But even as the street crews hammer away and the foundations for new shiny things are excavated, he remains; a living record in stratification and sediment.

West's current body of work, begun in 2014, seeks out the still-living character of this neighborhood hiding in the loam. It is there, in the chain link fences surrounding work sites, and here, in the graffiti half-covered by permits and advertisements. It is where a pile of broken concrete and rebar stands as testament to what once was, and as a signpost for what will be.

The pronto-plate lithography process that West uses to create these images is mechanical and handmade at the same time. Each begins as a photograph that is manipulated and photocopied onto a polyester plate, from which the prints are hand pulled. As each print in a series is pulled, variations occur, making each one unique.


"Lisa Lala: Ideograms"

May 4-June 5, 2016

"Yes, I'd Like Another," oil and graphite on canvas, 44" x 30", 2016.

"Yes, I'd Like Another," oil and graphite on canvas, 44" x 30", 2016.

Anthony Philip Fine Art is proud to welcome Kansas City artist Lisa Lala to the gallery for the opening reception of her exhibition, "Lisa Lala: Ideograms."

The impasto application of bold color and the reckless scribbling of the pallet knife in this series of new works, presented here for the first time, allude at once to the chaotic strains of a noisy conversation, and to the quiet musings of a private journal. These are conceptually narrative pieces exploring the transcendence of the mundane through personal reflection.

Text—or more precisely, writing—is an integral part of these paintings. Much in the same way that Cy Twombly scrawled on his canvases to imbue them with a narrative quality, Lala’s scratching gives the viewer a reference point for the work in question. Unlike Twombly, however, she is not confronting the epic, but rather the personal, universal truths of human experience. Finally, these paintings express an enthusiasm and positivity not typically dealt with in contemporary abstract painting. It is as if they are daring us to smile, to exhale the weight we carry, and to inhale clean air and new ideas.


"Let X=X: New Voices in Digital Media"

March 25-May 1, 2016

Tim Porter, new york i love yoy (sic), 2D print, 2015

Tim Porter, new york i love yoy (sic), 2D print, 2015

"Let X=X: New Voices in Digital Media" is a juried exhibition examining artistic practices in the digital age. The exhibition demonstrates the sea change in expressive possibilities in the 21st century afforded to artists who have embraced the digital domain as their primary work environment. Featured artists include: Richard Dana, Vita Eruhimovitz, Cody Healey-Conelly, mOT.To mOT.To, Anne Murray, Tim Porter and Peter Wertz.

Co-curated by Becky Nahom of Halt Gallery, Phoenix AZ, and Director Anthony Philip, this show aims not just to address aesthetic but also to provide an introduction for the public to experience and learn about the merging of art and technology.


"Art Guerra: Recent Works"

February 5-March 13, 2016

"Epsilon Blue (16.6)," Art Guerra, Detail

"Epsilon Blue (16.6)," Art Guerra, Detail

New York painter Art Guerra's work is a dialogue between process and product. The unanticipated is the desired result and, in his abstract canvases, the unusual materials—glass beads, shredded rubber, exotic pigments—form a temporal agent for light. Indeed, light isn't a painterly affect so much as the subject, and the medium itself, in Guerra's work. It is also his collaborator, constantly changing and creating new perceptions for the audience with every viewing.  

For further information please contact the gallery at a@anthonyphilipfineart.com or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


"Jaye Gregory: Sculptures and Sketches"

December 11-January 24, 2015

"Kimono" Bronze,  7" Edition of 40

"Kimono"
Bronze,  7"
Edition of 40

"Seated Nude II" Charcoal and graphite on paper 16"x21" (i.s.)/ 17.5"x23" (p.s.)

"Seated Nude II"
Charcoal and graphite on paper
16"x21" (i.s.)/ 
17.5"x23" (p.s.)

Jaye Gregory is that rarest of artist whose work is both immediate and timeless. Her classical understanding of the female figure imbues her sculptures and sketches with the quiet strength, thoughtful intelligence, and inherent beauty present in all women—and, in the artist's words, "... as she is, rather than idealized, and introspective." This exhibition is the New York premiere of one of the finest sculptors of her generation.

For further information please contact the gallery at a@anthonyphilipfineart.com or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


"Vis-A-Vis"

October 30-December 6, 2015

"Untitled" (Red Stripe Leaf) by Charles Grogg Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 14.25" x 22" Edition of 10

"Untitled" (Red Stripe Leaf) by Charles Grogg
Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 14.25" x 22"
Edition of 10

"Color Abstract No. 7" by Todd Thomas Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 11.5" x 17.25" Edition of 10

"Color Abstract No. 7" by Todd Thomas
Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 11.5" x 17.25"
Edition of 10

Anthony Philip Fine Art is pleased to announce “Vis-A-Vis,” its first exhibition of photography. This exhibit attempts to examine two different but closely aligned outlooks on the world through the coupling of photography by Todd Thomas and Charles Grogg.

Todd Thomas has spent the better part of two decades documenting the man-made environment of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. His work is not to be misconstrued as "ruin porn"; he doesn't focus on the typical destruction and neglect that is so often part of contemporary urban photography. Instead he is looking at the mechanics of a city by noticing the small things that hold it together, even in the face of time, the elements, and human indifference.

Southern California artist Charles Grogg creates images as a reaction to issues within his personal life. The effort exerted in dealing with emotions such as grief, longing, and anger is substantial, especially when it is considered that he is not attempting to expunge, but rather to live with these feelings. Superficially, he seems to maintain a level of detachment from his subject, yet one can't help but be struck by the level of engagement the artist has achieved.

Both Thomas and Grogg are concerned with the intervention of objects, whether by natural forces or by conscious effort. And, while one turns his camera outward and the other directly into his psyche, each is dealing with impermanence and the perfection that is to be found in the imperfect.

For further information please contact the gallery at a@anthonyphilipfineart.com or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


"A New Landscape: Works by Barb Flunker and Jeremy Rabus"

September 11-October 25, 2015

“A New Landscape: Works By Barb Flunker and Jeremy Rabus” features recent paintings and assemblages by two emerging artists who use the classic subject of the landscape as a launchpad to explore the human experience. Barb Flunker’s found object assemblages blend both the industrial and organic into a narrative of physical and emotional journeys in the artist’s life. Jeremy Rabus’s abstract paintings are gestural attempts to examine unpredictability and circumstance in the shaping of one’s life on an almost tectonic level. Each piece is a reflection of the struggle to attain harmony and balance from an ever-shifting perspective.

For further information please contact the gallery at a@anthonyphilipfineart.com or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

"Waves" by Barb Flunker, Assemblage, 32" x 36" x 6", 2014.

"Waves" by Barb Flunker, Assemblage, 32" x 36" x 6", 2014.

"Nyehre" by Jeremy Rabus, Acrylic and resin on panel, 9.5" x 8.25", 2014.

"Nyehre" by Jeremy Rabus, Acrylic and resin on panel, 9.5" x 8.25", 2014.