440 Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Brooklyn artist Fred Bendheim: A Retrospective On the Theme Of Water. The exhibition will run from January 14 - February 14, 2016. In the Project Space: Bovo, Gibbons, Flanery.
This will be Bendheim's second solo show at 440 Gallery and his first retrospective exhibition. The show will include work from 1978 to the present, and will include paintings on canvas as well as the artist's trademark work, shapings, shaped paintings on wood and pvc board and painted relief sculptures. The works on view will highlight the artist's career and stylistic journey from early figurative paintings to his more recent abstractions. Water, in it's many forms, is the unifying theme of the works.
The artist has always been fascinated by the symbolic and metaphoric aspect of water and it's ability to take on any form and color, to change it's state from liquid to solid, and yet remain water. Works on view will include the 1978 painting, "The Red Wave", one of the artist's earliest works, painted in California, and showing the influence of a diverse range of interests from Henri Matisse to Hokusai.
There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, January 15th from 5 - 8 PM. The artist will be giving a talk on the work at 440 Gallery on Saturday, January 30th at 4:40 PM.
In the Project Space: Bovo, Flanery, Gibbons: "Merge"
Karen Gibbons, Tom Bovo and Gail Flanery present Merge. Each artist has incorporated new elements into their habitual way of working, albeit in different media, Gibbons uses sculptural forms, Bovo photography and Flanery printmaking. The result is work the viewer can inhabit. The artists push limits conceptually and visually so that their work might begin to merge into a single experience for those who visit the 440 Project Space this month.