In 1990 Helmut Amann invited me to join the Manhattan Breakfast Club,
a supportive group of artists meeting every Wednesday for breakfast
to share thoughts on art, the art world, politics and society in general.
Straight lines are the product of his 30 year search to simplify art as the
abstract expressionist lives it. Straight lines are the sheerest statements to be
made for art, the clearest, as his work describes ever finer edges. He aimes for
ironical understatement in the contrast between bleak unmarried lines and the
lush fecundity of fresh color.
Totem Pole - mixed media 64" x 20" x 4½" (162.5 x 51 x 11.5 cm)
Painter and Educator
In addition to teaching and exhibiting, Vincent Baldassano was a founding member
of the Manhattan Breakfast Club during the early 70’s and 80’s in Soho, New York
City where he lived at that time. he is a recipient of numerous painting grants, residencies,
and fellowships, including NYSCA, CAPS Grants, and SUNY Painting Fellowships.
He has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Vermont Studio Center
and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Fourth of July mixed media 40" x 60" (107 x 152 cm)
When she first flew in an airplane she was struck by the color, shapes and
shadows created by the light from the sun. The sun influenced everything,
infusing the already rich palette of the landscapes and the seascapes with what felt
like a supernatural light. As the plane moved, the images seemed to move as well.
The shapes bounced and swayed in their own rhythmic way. Her paintings are places of happiness.
See more: https://www.bethbarry.com
Rocky Shoals - acrylic on canvas - 12" x 16" (30.5 x 41 cm)
My first painting buddy - we go back a very long time.
Her paintings depict open situations that provide scope for
suggested action. Without text, tools, or other objcts indicating
a location, the predominant impression is that of an actual somewhere in nowhere.
For example, her work titled "Dubai" or the lonely "Bauwagen"
set in an open landscape, do mark locations, yet simultaneously exude
a strange desertedness.
Kiosk - acrylic and ink on canvas 47.5" x 31.5" (120 x 80 cm)
Irene and I have been studio buddies at East Chelsea Studio in Manhattan for 16 years.
We have collaborated in a lot of exhibitions and are still exhibiting together.
Irene Christenen is involved in creating a personal iconography. These symbols are
rooted in the figurative and landscape images with colors setting moods rather than
copying nature. She transforms simple forms into her mythology. The knowable
and the possible visuals are melded through sensual intuition. These works are done
through traditional oil techniques as well as mixed media.
They are her translation of the spirits, humor and erotica of life.
Personal Structures - installation of 12 concertina books
The first time I saw Tony’s work was in the summer of 1989 at the
Louis K. Meisel Gallery on Prince Street in NYC – it left a lasting impression...
Tony De Blasi's work is about the process of freeing oneself fromconventions,
and the search for new parameters.Some inspirations for his paintings have been
the works of Matisse, Kandinsky’s “Improvisations," Kline’s gestural structuring,
and Twombly’s animated “scribbles”.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - acrylic polymer emulsion and gel on wood
70.5" x 138" x 3.25 " (179 x 350.5 x 8.25 cm)
Barbara Friedman is an artist and educator based in NY/NJ
whose work is centered on the transformative in landscape.
She teaches at Parsons School of Design.
Trees 1 - cold wax and oil, 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm)
Documentary photographer with a major interest in Mexico and Central America.
Other themes include flora and fauna, parades that document small town America,
and cemetery monuments that date before 1910.
position of director. She curates art exhibitions and is on the board of various art organizations.
Hands - photography, from her series of women's hands working
In his sculptures he uses metal fiber or wood.
Vincent L is inspired by Calder's lightness, Léger's sculptural thought,
the Picasso wave, and the art of calligraphy of any culture; he develops
and perfects his style of drawing and uses all available artistic media
(painting, drawing, sculpture, multimedia).
Project Poête Inconnue - copper wire 11" x 4" x 2.5" (27 x 10 x 6 cm)