Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Mark Sheinkman. The show, the artist’s eleventh one-person exhibition in New York and his seventh with Von Lintel Gallery, will run from October 15 through November 14, 2009.
Using graphite powder, oil paint and alkyd paint, Sheinkman proves that less can indeed be more. In this body of work, he conjures abstract images that explore space, volume, temporality and scale in ways that outstrip what one might expect possible with just these three ingredients. In an elegant distillation of signature motifs, Sheinkman has grafted the thicket-like density and smoky ethereality of previous bodies of work together into wonderfully convoluted and semi-solid organic forms. The images appear to grow and flutter before your eyes. Their refined and non-Euclidean structures demonstrate the sensitivity of this skilled artist while their lyricism offers a portal to the sublime.
Mark Sheinkman’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally for nearly two decades, most recently this year at Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst in Otterndorf, Germany. The artist’s works appear in numerous public and private collections across the United States and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and The Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan.