Diebenkorn was a member of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, a school that was came from a focus on figurative and landscape works, heavily influenced by earlier Realists and the Regionalism of the west, in an art world that had at present been focused on non-objective work. Originally influenced by Hopper, Diebenkorn actually became heavily influenced by the color field painters later on in his career, combining it with previous focus on figure and landscape in order to bring a kind of synthesis- images that weren't projections of the subconscious (like Still or Rothko) but rather deconstructions of the external world "in a style that bridged Henri Matisse with abstract expressionism". The Ocean Park series was a long-running series of paintings that compressed and broke down the external landscape to the point of almost complete abstraction.
Jillian Denby (b.1944) is an American painter that lives and works in upstate, New York. She is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants. Her exhibitions have been the subject of several New York Times reviews, and can be found in private and public collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
My paintings incorporate elements of both fiction and reality, and are brought to fruition through a varied means of production.
Recently, a significant focus in the work has been an exploration of the mediated image, and an investigation into the power of implied narrative. The architectural settings aim to situate the viewer in relationship with a domestic geography that is both recognisable yet hyperreal, offering a simulacra of the everyday. The scenes are furnished with patterns and motifs that serve to tropicalise the work and enforce the overall aesthetic of the fabricated image.
Once ascribed to Jacques Louis David, this engaging image of a young woman artist in a white dress is attributed to Marie Denise Villers. Although she is little known today, Villers was a gifted pupil of Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767–1824), and, if the present portrait is by her, it was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1801.
Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection.
A recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award, Adams received his MFA from Columbia University, BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum.
His exhibition and performance highlights include: Greater New York '05, MoMA PS1; Open House: Working In Brooklyn '04, Brooklyn Museum of Art; PERFORMA ‘05, ‘13, ‘15; Radical Presence & The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel, Brooklyn Academy of Music; and is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.
His work can be seen in New York at Tilton Gallery; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; and Vigo Gallery, London.
An unscripted performance "Ask The President" uses the image of the dollar as the framework to reflect the monument/mountain while the artist animates the hectic duties of our leader presented as a lesson in how to apply the 5 W's we once learned as children. This performance is set to an original soundtrack entitled, The President’s March.
“Go Stand Next to the Mountain” is a live performance with a portable 5 sided sculpture and video projections presented at The Kitchen, NYC in 2010. This selected video component was presented as projected interludes between acts and borrows from a style mostly inspired by educational television programming. The performance compares man to mountain, mountain to monument and monument to monumental figure. The 5 short interludes: “GO,” “Stand,” “Next,” “M is for...,” and “Word Play”; reinforce the theme as well as deconstruct the concept of the performance.
Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in the USA, Europe and Japan and is represented in museums and private collections here and abroad. He is recognized as one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960’s.
Alexander, who lived in Paris during the 1890s, achieved international success with his studies of female figures gracefully posed in elegant interiors. In this example, the provocative facial expression and supple curves reflect the contemporary French taste for sensual images of women as well as the undulating linear rhythms of Art Nouveau. With its model decoratively attired in a sweep of white fabric, "Repose" was lampooned in a French magazine as a portrayal of Loïe Fuller (1862–1928), the American dancer famous for manipulating swirling folds of silk in her performances at the Folies Bergère in Paris.