Lee Walton presenting a new series of drawings in an exhibition at St. John's University Art Gallery

Diamonds, Rings & Courts: Sports is More Than a Game features the following artists: Gina Adams, Emma Amos, Holly Bass, Derek Fordjour, Jeff & Gordon, Dave Johnson, Shaun Leonardo, JC Lenochan, Andrea Katz, Ray Materson, Leah Modigliani, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Karen Shaw, Natalie Shields, Jean Shin, Kevin J. Varrone, Lee Walton, New Craft Artists in Action. The exhibition will run September 5th through November 17th, with an opening reception held on September 22nd from 4:30 - 6 pm. Lee Walton has created a new series of 21 drawings for the exhibition based on the St. John's University baseball team and plans to hold a walking project related to the show in New York City on the weekend of October 21st. For more information please visit the St. John's University website.

Public Screening of 'Steps in Motion'!

Pittsburgh Friends -

Neighbors on the North Side come together to bring a neglected greenway to life in an animated film!

Join us to see animated organic forms grow up the steps to lead the viewer and walker up, into, and through nature to the accompaniment of reminiscence from residents of Arch Court Senior Living and the music of Joel Pace.

Produced and directed by Catherine Drabkin and Pahl Hluchan, this short film promotes a neglected urban green space that connects Central North Side and Perry Hilltop. In it, members of the community collaborate on a clean up of the steps that connect Arch Street and Perrysville Avenue, create a work of art, and animate it to celebrate an underappreciated link to nature and to the greater North Side community.

Please visit the website for more information and to RSVP.

A guide to the arts and culture of Pittsburgh

An article by Lucas Peterson for the New York Times highlights the local art, music and food scene of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy Gilson's house-turned-art project, Randyland, is featured in the story as a favorite of the city, and is also the subject for many pieces by Pittsburgh artist Catherine Drabkin

"...but Pittsburgh’s art scene impressed me the most. Not just standbys like the world-class Mattress Factory, where I saw light-bending shows by James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama, but less conventional exhibitions like the home of Randy Gilson, a local artist. The 60-year-old, who lives with his partner, Mac, turned a dilapidated home he bought in the ’90s (“It was all drugs and gangs back then,” Mr. Gilson said), for $10,000, into Randyland, a personal expression of joy and an extraordinary piece of public art."

Catherine Drabkin, Courtyard, Found Object Garden No. 2, 2016, gouache on paper, 20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm).

Catherine Drabkin, Courtyard, Found Object Garden No. 2, 2016, gouache on paper, 20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm).

The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on The Eight and Their Circle

On Thursday, May 4, at 6:30pm, the Museum of the City of New York will host a talk with historian Avis Berman on the impact of James McNeill Whistler on the artists of The Eight and their circle. The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, please see the museum website.

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these painters – advocates of urban realism and members of what is known as the Ashcan School – are often presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were admirers and emulators rather than denigrators. Whistler’s life and work were essential to them, as Avis Berman, noted writer and art historian, will illustrate using comparative examples of paintings and works on paper. 

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Lee Walton featured at the Atlanta Airport

To welcome the 2017 baseball season, artist Lee Walton has created a series of 15 drawings based on significant games in Atlanta Braves history for the Atlanta Airport Art Program. In these visual box scores, Walton constructs a system that translates and records the action of the games into the drawings before you. Acting as a visual guide for a live athletic performance, Walton's system interprets the unfolding game; curved graphite lines stand for base hits; a fly ball out is a straight line and angle; a double is a wide stripe running top to bottom; a home run is a thick dark blue line across paper; areas of wash represent strikeouts and walks; errors are bright green line segments. For more information and images of the 15 drawings, please visit Lee Walton's website.

Lee Walton included in exhibition at University of Richmond Museum

The University of Richmond Museums opens CROOKED DATA (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art on February 9 through May 5, 2017, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art. The exhibition features art by twenty-one contemporary artists and studios who work with data in nontraditional ways, including the work of Lee Walton. Some artists incorporate data from known sources, using it as an aesthetic device divorced from its originally intended interpretive function. Others gather and manifest data that might normally be considered not worthy of collecting. And some of the works explore alternatives to standard data visualization forms and practices.

“We see data and data visualization everywhere — graphs in the news about voting statistics, interactive maps on our phones, animated weather radars and charts, standardized testing scores, etc.,” says the exhibition curator N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions, University Museums.  “The artists in this exhibition use data and data visualization as their subject and their process, creatively questioning our assumptions about how we decide what information is important and how we communicate and interpret information visually.”

More information including an online exhibition catalogue available here

Lee Walton, The Golden State Warriors, 24 Game Winning Streak Plus System Notes and Game 25, October 27 - December 11, 2015, 2015, ink and wash on paper, 7.25 x 6.25 inches (18.4 x 15.9 cm), details Game 3, Game 5, Game 23.

Upcoming Events

November 3rd through December 16th, 2016, Kraushaar Galleries will present our new exhibition INTERIOR VIEWS, featuring paintings and works on paper by Gifford Beal, Romare Bearden, Guy Pène du Bois, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Marguerite Zorach, and others.

On November 21st, 2016, from 10am-2pm, we will be participating in JUST OFF MADISON, an open house for American art private dealers located along Madison Avenue. Please contact the gallery for details or visit the website for a map and complete list of galleries.

 
John Sloan, X-Rays (The Fluoroscope), 1926. Etching and aquatint, Plate Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches.

John Sloan, X-Rays (The Fluoroscope), 1926. Etching and aquatint, Plate Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches.

Kraushaar Galleries will also be presenting in MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK 2017, which will run January 21st through 28th. Please see the website for a full list of participating galleries. 

More information to come! 

Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17

"Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17," an exhibition of abstract graphics and works in other media by eight artists, will be on view at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center from August 4 through October 29, 2016. Organized by guest curator Christina Weyl, PhD, co-founder and co-president of the Association of Print Scholars, the exhibition highlights the innovative techniques developed at Atelier 17, an experimental printmaking studio that operated in New York City from 1940-1955. Nearly 200 artists made prints there, almost half of them women. The exhibition focuses on a core group--Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson and Anne Ryan--who bent traditional printmaking rules and explored uncharted aesthetic terrain in various intaglio and relief printing techniques. For more information, please visit their website

2016 Minneapolis Print and Drawing Fair

Kraushaar Galleries will be participating in the 23rd Annual Minneapolis Print and Drawing Fair. Located at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, the fair will run September 17 - 18, 2016. According to the MIA website, the fair will include hundreds of original works of art on paper for sale by 13 leading dealers from the United States and Europe with proceeds benefiting the Department of Prints & Drawings Acquisition and Educational Funds.  For more information please visit http://new.artsmia.org/23rd-annual-print-drawing-fair/

Catherine Drabkin exhibiting at the Delaware Art Museum

Catherine Drabkin is one of the five regional artists featured in Inside Out, a new exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum. With Inside Out, "each artist explores the concept of 'place'—physical, emotional, and spiritual—in their work, using a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, and gouache." The exhibition is on view through April 24, 2016. For more information, please visit the Museum website.

Catherine Drabkin, Found Object Garden (Randyland) No. 5, oil on linen, 28 x 22 inches

Catherine Drabkin, Found Object Garden (Randyland) No. 5, oil on linen, 28 x 22 inches

Dorothy Dehner at the Heckscher Museum of Art

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists recently opened at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York, and will run through April 3, 2016. Kraushaar Galleries' Dorothy Dehner is one of the many outstanding women artists featured in the exhibition.

"The exhibition presents more than 50 artists from the late 19th century through today. Working in representational and abstract styles, the artists in You Go Girl! express a wide range of concerns that often mirror those of their male colleagues, while sometimes challenging traditional artistic boundaries and male authority."

The Puzzling World of John Sloan

On view at the Delaware Art Museum, from June 6th through September 6th, 2015

"Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time, the puzzles demonstrate the artist’s imagination and verbal and visual wit, as well as the fluid boundaries between fine art and newspaper illustration in the first decade of the 20th century. This exhibition encourages visitors to solve Sloan’s complex puzzles."

For more information, visit the Delaware Art Museum's website: The Puzzling World of John Sloan