Correspondences

A Group Exhibition

February 16 - March 25, 2017

Trevor Winkfield The Gallery, 2012

Trevor Winkfield
The Gallery, 2012
acrylic on canvas
49 x 44 inches

John Ashbery The Checkered Game of Life – for Joe Brainard, 2016

John Ashbery
The Checkered Game of Life – for Joe Brainard, 2016
collage on paper
17 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches

Donald Evans My Bonnie. 1911. Holly. Mistletoe., (1977)

Donald Evans
My Bonnie. 1911. Holly. Mistletoe., (1977)
watercolor on paper

Donald Evans Gnostis. 1957. Natural phenomena, (1972)

Donald Evans
Gnostis. 1957. Natural phenomena, (1972)
watercolor on paper

Donald Evans Tropides Islands. 1964. Tropidisian pieced quilts., (1972)

Donald Evans
Tropides Islands. 1964. Tropidisian pieced quilts., (1972)
watercolor on paper

Donald Evans Adjudane. 1922. Pictorals., (1972)

Donald Evans
Adjudane. 1922. Pictorals., (1972)
watercolor on paper

Joe Brainard Madonna of Peas, 1975

Joe Brainard
Madonna of Peas, 1975
mixed media collage
13 x 10 1/2 inches

Joe Brainard Untitled (Male Nude), 1971

Joe Brainard
Untitled (Male Nude), 1971
mixed media on paper
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Joe Brainard Untitled (Love Story), 1975

Joe Brainard
Untitled (Love Story), 1975
mixed media
7 x 5 inches

Joe Brainard Untitled (Where legs are closest together), 1975

Joe Brainard
Untitled (Where legs are closest together), 1975
mixed media collage
6 x 4 inches

Joe Brainard Untitled (Greek Bathers), 1978

Joe Brainard
Untitled (Greek Bathers), 1978
mixed media on paper
6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

John O'Reilly Modeling In Ingres Studio, 1985

John O'Reilly
Modeling In Ingres Studio, 1985
polaroid montage
3 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches

John O'Reilly Two Models In The Studio, 1985

John O'Reilly
Two Models In The Studio, 1985
Polaroid montage
4 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Larry Rivers Disque B, 1970

Larry Rivers
Disque B, 1970
paper relief on cardboard
21 x 25 1/2 inches

Joe Brainard Cinzano, 1972

Joe Brainard
Cinzano, 1972
etching
18 x 14 1/2 inches

Joe Brainard Untitled (cigarettes), 1972

Joe Brainard
Untitled (cigarettes), 1972
etching on paper
7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches
Edition 13 of 15

Joe Brainard & Ted Berrigan We Must Love One Another or Die, 1963

Joe Brainard & Ted Berrigan
We Must Love One Another or Die, 1963
mixed media collage
24 x 18 inches

Jen Mazza Yellow Strawflowers/Moiré , 2015

Jen Mazza
Yellow Strawflowers/Moiré , 2015
oil on canvas
18 x 15 inches

Jen Mazza Carnations with Fantasy Pattern (Zeisel), 2014

Jen Mazza
Carnations with Fantasy Pattern (Zeisel), 2014
oil and gold leaf on canvas
18 x 15 inches

Jen Mazza Security envelope (open), 2014

Jen Mazza
Security envelope (open), 2014
oil on canvas
13 x 14 inches

Larry Rivers Berdie Revisited, 1989

Larry Rivers
Berdie Revisited, 1989
oil on canvas mounted on foam board
55 3/4 x 42 1/2 x 3 inches

John Newman Holding it together, 2016

John Newman
Holding it together, 2016
raffia, sisal, computer generated plastic with Japanese paper and chrome enamel, forged iron, wood
9 x 13 x 4 1/2 inches

Richard Baker The Draw, 2009

Richard Baker
The Draw, 2009
oil on wood
43 x 17 inches

Richard Baker Tag, 2010

Richard Baker
Tag, 2010
oil on wood
43 x 17 inches

Vera Iliatova Aure Multifoliate, 2015

Vera Iliatova
Aure Multifoliate, 2015
oil on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Jen Mazza Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 2 (submarine with lines), 2015

Jen Mazza
Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 2 (submarine with lines), 2015
oil on canvas
17 x 28 inches

Jen Mazza Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 1 (submarine with S marks), 2015

Jen Mazza
Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 1 (submarine with S marks), 2015
oil on canvas
17 x 28 inches

Jen Mazza ((*, 2013

Jen Mazza
((*, 2013
oil on canvas
16 x 14 inches

Jen Mazza Composition \ {{o/}, 2013

Jen Mazza
Composition \ {{o/}, 2013
oil on canvas
14 x 16 inches

Rudy Burckhardt Haircut Shave, ca. 1939

Rudy Burckhardt
Haircut Shave, ca. 1939
Gelatin-silver print
8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches

Rudy Burckhardt To Refresh, ca. 1939

Rudy Burckhardt
To Refresh, ca. 1939
Gelatin-silver print
9 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches

Kathy Butterly Garter, 1996

Kathy Butterly
Garter, 1996
porcelain, earthenware and glaze
4 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Kathy Butterly Red Line, 2011

Kathy Butterly
Red Line, 2011
clay, glaze
5 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

Jess (Collins) Study for 'The Truth Shall Be Thy Warrant', 1975

Jess (Collins)
Study for 'The Truth Shall Be Thy Warrant', 1975
graphite on Paper
24 x 30 1/2 inches

Jess (Collins) Study for 'Every Night and Alle', 1975

Jess (Collins)
Study for 'Every Night and Alle', 1975
graphite on paper
24 x 30 inches

Sarah McEneaney North Truro Porch, 2015

Sarah McEneaney
North Truro Porch, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Sarah McEneaney Reading Listening, 2015

Sarah McEneaney
Reading Listening, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Sarah McEneaney Watching Sleeping, 2015

Sarah McEneaney
Watching Sleeping, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Janice Biala Untitled (White Still Life with Flowers), n.d.

Janice Biala
Untitled (White Still Life with Flowers), n.d.
oil on canvas
63 1/2 x 38 inches

Ann Toebbe Carolyn and Ann's Room, 2013

Ann Toebbe
Carolyn and Ann's Room, 2013
gouache, paper and pencil on board
20 x 22 inches

Ann Toebbe John's Two TVs, 2016

Ann Toebbe
John's Two TVs, 2016
gouache on panel
18 x 20 inches

Larry Rivers & Frank O'Hara Stones #1-13, 1959

Larry Rivers & Frank O'Hara
Stones #1-13, 1959
lithograph
24 x 30 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery presents a group exhibition of gallery artists, with a fresh perspective, highlighting correspondences amongst generations, pairing an older guard next to a younger group of contemporary artists. The show draws attention to their different approaches to timeless subject matter: from photography to collage, still life and landscape, where interior meets exterior, where representation meets abstraction, from observation to a mediated, conceptual approach to reproducing the world one sees & confronts.  This is the first time many of these artists are exhibited side-by-side.

The show opens with a colorful dialogue between Trevor Winkfield and John Ashbery, with Ashbery giving a nod to Joe Brainard. Brainard, Donald Evans and Jen Mazza explore a vehicle of communication by way of its trappings, the envelope. The collage and cut outs of John O'Reilly and Brainard bump up against each other in their juxtapositions of classic Greek sculpture and the eroticized male form, as ideal, object of contemplation and as pop advertisement.

Jess meticulously translates Egyptian drawings in graphite, inserting Krazy Kat cartoons into his overall image. The markers of an urban society long since passed are captured in the photographs of Rudy Burckhardt. Mazza faithfully reproduces an image of an old photograph. The formal systems of painting are interrupted by the superimposition of scribbled, script like line. Textural surface treatments respond and reflect in the conversations between the sculptures of Kathy Butterly and John Newman. Newman’s rough-hewn, slightly austere sculpture contrasts with the shimmery delicacy of Butterly’s fecund vessel.


Sarah McEneaney tilts the picture plane conveying memory and the life of the mind merge into exterior space. Vera Iliatova, Richard Baker and Larry Rivers' large-scale still life works are full frontal on the surface of the picture plane with landscape pushed to the background. With a flattened aerial view Ann Toebbe unpacks intimately populated domestic rooms. The grid of the window frame fuses with the view of her courtyard as Biala interlocks interior and exterior space like the warp and weft of fabric.

Rounding up these exchanges, we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the collaboration between Rivers & Frank O’Hara on the famous suite of lithographs, Stones.