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Claire Sherman, Rock Wall, 2015, oil on canvas, 84″ x 66″

 

One of MWC’s  longtime favorite painters, Claire Sherman, opens a new exhibit,  Funeral Mountain, today at Kavi Gupta in Chicago.  The show runs until August 1st, so hopefully your summer travels will allow you a chance to get into the city and see it.  Hopefully mine too!  Here’s a link to our 2010 interview with Sherman.

 

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 MW Capacity is pleased to present Tenses of Landscape, an invitational group exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings.

The contemporary artist’s world is a dense plurality of options, framed in a similarly wide variety of contexts for viewing and interpretation. The discipline of painting is certainly no exception to this, even when applied to a genre as commonly known and accepted as the landscape. Some landscape painters convey reality in compellingly quotidian detail, reflecting or critiquing the complex relationship between humans and nature; others construct neo-byzantine visions of the future that may thrill or terrify; some work intuitively to give form to the ephemeral, conveying what cannot be said; and many bend or break accepted rules of vision, reminding us that perception itself is both a privilege and a discipline. Tenses of Landscape, an exhibition comprising recent works by nineteen contemporary painters, presents both broad and dynamic depictions of landscape revealed as motif. Moreover, each artist examines the terrain dictated by these approaches and in turn addresses the act of painting itself. 

The exhibition is on view from October 1 – November 4, 2012, in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, in Fayetteville, AR. In the next five weeks, MW Capacity will post a series of artist interviews and other statements, as well as images of works featured in Tenses of Landscape. Two participating artists will deliver slide talks at the University of Arkansas in the next few weeks: Claire Sherman (October 11, reception in the gallery at 5:30, lecture at 7 pm) and Emily Gherard (October 25, reception in the gallery at 5:30, lecture at 7 pm). Read on for an introductory statement.

[At left: Claire Sherman, Cave and Trees, 2011, oil on canvas, 96×78″]

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Claire Sherman‘s Palms Wild opens at Kavi Gupta February 19.

 

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Rock Wall, 2009, 9′ x 7′, oil on canvas

Claire Sherman, it seems, has finally got some free time.  Since I got in touch with Sherman about doing a Q&A for us, she’s come off a solo show at DCKT Gallery, moved to Brooklyn for a residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, opened another solo show at Pippy Houldsworth in London and taught an intensive painting course at Oxbow.  And what’s she going to do with that time?  She says she is “looking forward to making some big bad mistakes in the studio, and having time to clean up my own mess,”—which I think needs to be one of the 10 Commandments of painting for all of us from here on out. Read on to see what else she’s thinking about.

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I grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, and it was a wonderful place to grow up – there are always concerts and plays at the college, and the Allen Art Museum is a gem.  I went to the University of Pennsylvania for my BA, and I received my MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.  I teach painting and drawing at Knox College in Illinois, and am currently on junior leave to be a resident at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation’s Space Program in DUMBO, Brooklyn. (more…)

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Claire Sherman is showing new work at Kavi Gupta

We’ve posted on Ms Sherman before, but I think her work merits a second look, at the very least.

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