will be one of the featured twenty artists at the Delaware Art Museum.
TRUTH AND VISION: 21st Century Realism
Delaware Art Museum
2801 Kentmere Place
October 22 through January 22, 2016
Jimmy Wright’s New York Underground, a selection of drawings from 1973 to 1990, are on view at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
June 3 – July 15, 2016.
This exhibition provides an occasion for the publication of a hardback book of Wright’s drawings, compiling them together with an interview of the artist by Jim Dempsey and
a context-setting essay by John Corbett.
In November 2016, David Fierman Gallery, NY will exhibit the drawings from the 1970-90’s. Wright’s work was on view in May 2016 at Frieze New York and in 2015 at Frieze London and
Art Basel Miami with Corbett vs Dempsey.
In 2015 Wright’s art was included in exhibitions at
Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai and Ming Gallery of Art, Suzhou, China; Manny Cantor Center, New York; La Mama Galleria, New York; National Arts Club, New York.
AN UNFINISHED POINT IN A VAST SURROUNDING
The New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
Through August 14 2016
Eric Aho is a landscape painter who doesn’t paint landscapes. He is a such a keen observer that mere representation can’t convey the restless energy, the heightened consciousness and the subtle uncertainties we sense when immersed in nature. Aho’s paintings remind us that human experience is transitory, an amalgam of fleeting sensations that are both within the world and evanescent.
While traditional landscape surveys the world from an objective distance, placing the viewer in an omniscient position, an Aho painting puts us inside nature, where light and form are always changing. Unlike Canaletto, who surveyed the Grand Canal with a confident remove, or Thomas Cole’s calm, bucolic views, or Barnett Newman, who reduced the horizon to one “zip” of a line, Aho paints in a not quite abstract style that conveys both the particular and the revelatory. With each canvas, we witness the artist’s process, his intimate knowledge of pigments, his awareness of art history, and his memories, all woven into the complex texture. We feel his immersion in the forest, his ability to capture the ever changing colors, the sounds, and movement of the living environment.
Aho is an established artist whose work is included in the permanent collections of major university and civic art museums throughout the world. He is represented by D.C. Moore Gallery in New York City. Aho received his BFA at Massachusetts College of Art. He has a diploma for Advanced Studies in Printmaking from the Central School of Art and Design in London, and he took graduate study at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana.
Celebrated Artist Eric Aho Juries WAA Exhibition
Eric Aho returns to the Washington Art Association as the sole juror for a new exhibition called The Thing of it is… featuring local artists as well as from across the U.S.
by Daphne Anderson Deeds
In addition, he holds a postgraduate certificate from the Institute of Art and Design in Lahti, Finland. Currently, the exhibition “Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding” is on view at the New Britain Museum of American Art. In September, the Burchfield Penny Art Center, SUNY Buffalo will host his exhibition, and in October his new work can be seen at DC Moore Gallery, New York City.
Aho has a longstanding relationship with the Washington Art Association that began when he participated in the Young Talent show in 1993. Now he returns to Washington as the sole juror for “The Thing of it is…”, an exhibition that will open on July 23 and continue until August 20.
Aho selected work submitted by artists from throughout the U.S., including following artists from the Litchfield Hills area: Lisa Brody and Greg St John from Kent, Alicia Mordenti, Vincent Giarrano and Zemma Mastin White from Washington, Jeanne Steers and Wendy Walker from Roxbury, and Ann Quakenbos from New Preston. The opening event will be on July 23. Several of Aho’s works will also be on view during the course of the show.