Kristin Baker, Cecily Brown, Ann Craven, Moira Dryer, Nicole Eisenman, Keltie Ferris, Michelle Grabner, Alexandra Grant, Joanne Greenbaum, Mary Heilmann, Jacqueline Humphries, Rosy Keyser, Suzanne McClelland, Haley Mellin, Rebecca Morris, Carrie Moyer, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Neel, Dona Nelson, Laura Owens, Joyce Pensato, Analia Saban, Jackie Saccoccio, Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Kianja Strobert, Patricia Treib, Nicola Tyson, Lesley Vance, Mary Weatherford, Wendy White, Brenna Youngblood, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Harris Lieberman is thrilled to announce the opening of “A Painting Show” in a temporary location on the ground floor of 508 West 26th Street. This group exhibition includes 33 artists and charts spheres of influence among a group of painters with diverse artistic approaches. All the artists share a rigorous conceptual grounding and an interest in the act and materiality of painting. They translate and transform art historical, philosophical, and lyrical ideas into works that invite both analytic and sensory consideration, while requiring our utmost engagement.
The painters in the exhibition span several generations- many are notable for painting during periods when it was not a favored medium. These artists’ influence can be seen in the work of the show’s younger participants who elaborate on and contend with the projects of the more established artists. Conceived as a celebration of contemporary painting, the exhibition is a snapshot of individual artistic practices rather than a broader thematic statement. Moreover, it is an invitation for further consideration of painting today.
Organized by Laura Raicovich and Jessie Washburne-Harris