|Mark Sheinkman, Twelfth, 2010,|
oil, alkyd and graphite on linen, 96 x 67 inches
MARK SHEINKMAN | Opening Reception Thurs Feb 17, 6—8 PM
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Mark Sheinkman. The show, running from February 17 – March 19, 2011, marks the artist's twelfth one-person exhibition in New York and his eighth with Von Lintel Gallery.
Mark Sheinkman's linear abstractions explore notions of time, space and transition. The black and white compositions' subtle variations in tone are directly related to the artist's process and material. A base layer of white oil and alkyd paint is applied to the canvas before powdered graphite is spread over its surface. Sheinkman then goes through a multi-layered process of application and removal, erasing the graphite to create a visual effect of curvilinear forms moving through space.
Mark Sheinkman has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe for nearly two decades. His work is currently on view in "Drawing/Taped/Burned", a group exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester County, NY and was recently shown in "100 Years, 100 Works of Art", a group exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan. The artist's works appear in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. The artist lives and works in New York City.