Monday, October 29, 2018

Images of Mary Fedden's Home

I don't mean to pry but I came across one image of Mary Fedden's studio and through google quickly found images of her home.  I have loved her work for a long time and now I want to live in her house.    She has a magical touch.

Monday, October 22, 2018

My Work on Artsy

My gallery, Nancy Margolis, has joined Artsy.  Work in inventory can be viewed there or you can contact NMG directly.  I have the dates of my next show:  April 18 - June 1 -- opening April 18...more to come...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Recent Shows of Note

I admit I have become a bit of a difficult, curmudgeonly visitor recently.  Many shows that have been recommended to me I have found lacking in some way.  I think its probably largely my attitude right now, I'm finding everything too happy for such a depressed climate or too depressing, dragging down an already depressed climate.  Haha, nothing feels right except complaining.  

So I found ways to take small issues with some of the things here but for the most part these are some exhibitions in Philly and NY worth the trip in my opinion.  (P.S. I really understand the Eeyore character from Winnie the Pooh now, I always wished he didn't exist as a kid, I felt bad for him but didn't want to spend the time, now I realize he is there for the adults reading and watching.  Like a little nod, 'you are not alone...' ahhhh) 

Philadelphia, PA

Edwin Dickinson at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Milton Avery in the Dickinson Show
There was an interesting note in the wall text with this painting (which I didn't take a picture of.)  It said something like Dickinson refused to sign the 1953(?) decree against AbEx work that representational painter friends drafted.  I know nothing about this and figured I could google it later but now I can't seem to find any further info.  Anyone know anything or have a source?

Chelsea, New York
Patricia Spergel at The Painting Center

Joan Mitchell at Cheim and Read

Kathy Butterly at James Cohan 

Drea Cofield (detail) at Nancy Margolis Gallery

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Art at Kings Oaks 2018

I have three paintings in a massive and innovative project called Art at Kings Oaks in Newtown, PA.  For the 7th year painter and curator Alex Cohen and co-curator Clara Weishahn have brought together work of artists from all over to this farm setting, installing the work in a 19th century stone barn and chapel.  Its really beautiful and such a different viewing experience.  Below are some photos I took at the opening.  I will be back for the closing on October 21st.  Here is a link to more details...

The artists in this year's show include:
Rotem Amizur
Brett Baker
Charity Baker
Linda Brenner
Alex Cohen
Dennis Congdon
Fran├žois Dupuis
Perky Edgerton
Miriam Hitchcock
Kenichi Hoshine
Martina Johnson-Allen
Albert Kresch
John Lees
Heidi Leitzke
Aubrey Levinthal
Susan Lichtman
David Ludwig
Dan Miller
Kristen Peyton
Ron Prigat
Brian Rego
Jacqueline Shatz
Clintel Steed
Gwen Strahle
Robert Winokur
John David Wissler

My work behind Alex and Clyde

Charity Baker, Heidi Leitzke

Jacqueline Shatz

John David Wissler, Gwen Strahle

Brian Rego, Cintel Steed