Correspondences

A Group Exhibition

February 16 - April 8, 2017

Trevor Winkfield The Gallery, 2012
John Ashbery The Checkered Game of Life – for Joe Brainard, 2016
Donald Evans My Bonnie. 1911. Holly. Mistletoe., (1977)
Donald Evans Gnostis. 1957. Natural phenomena, (1972)
Donald Evans Tropides Islands. 1964. Tropidisian pieced quilts., (1972)
Donald Evans Adjudane. 1922. Pictorals., (1972)
Joe Brainard Madonna of Peas, 1975
Joe Brainard Untitled (Male Nude), 1971
Joe Brainard Untitled (Love Story), 1975
Joe Brainard Untitled (Where legs are closest together), 1975
Joe Brainard Untitled (Greek Bathers), 1978
John O'Reilly Modeling In Ingres Studio, 1985
John O'Reilly Two Models In The Studio, 1985
Larry Rivers Disque B, 1970
Joe Brainard Cinzano, 1972
Joe Brainard Untitled (cigarettes), 1972
Joe Brainard & Ted Berrigan We Must Love One Another or Die, 1963
Jen Mazza Yellow Strawflowers/Moiré , 2015
Jen Mazza Carnations with Fantasy Pattern (Zeisel), 2014
Jen Mazza Security envelope (open), 2014
Larry Rivers Berdie Revisited, 1989
John Newman Holding it together, 2016
Richard Baker The Draw, 2009
Richard Baker Tag, 2010
Vera Iliatova Aure Multifoliate, 2015
Jen Mazza Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 2 (submarine with lines), 2015
Jen Mazza Denizalti ve Savarona, No. 1 (submarine with S marks), 2015
Jen Mazza ((*, 2013
Jen Mazza Composition \ {{o/}, 2013
Rudy Burckhardt Haircut Shave, ca. 1939
Rudy Burckhardt To Refresh, ca. 1939
Kathy Butterly Garter, 1996
Kathy Butterly Red Line, 2011
Jess (Collins) Study for 'The Truth Shall Be Thy Warrant', 1975
Jess (Collins) Study for 'Every Night and Alle', 1975
Sarah McEneaney North Truro Porch, 2015
Sarah McEneaney Reading Listening, 2015
Sarah McEneaney Watching Sleeping, 2015
Janice Biala Untitled (White Still Life with Flowers), n.d.
Ann Toebbe Carolyn and Ann's Room, 2013
Ann Toebbe John's Two TVs, 2016
Larry Rivers & Frank O'Hara Stones #1-13, 1959

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.