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Hollis Taggart Galleries

Andrew Balkin: Spatial Constructs

  • Andrew Balkin
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    Andrew Balkin, Convergence II, 2010
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    Andrew Balkin, Spatial Construct, Series I, No. 7, 2015
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    Andrew Balkin, Spatial Construct, Series IV, No. 3, 2017
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Press for Andrew Balkin: Spatial Constructs

Current Exhibitions at Hollis Taggart Galleries


Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting

  • Andre Hemer,
  • Bethany Czarnecki,
  • Bill Scott,
  • Devin Troy Strother,
  • Dana James,
  • Elizabeth Cooper,
  • Hiroya Kurata,
  • Kenichi Hoshine,
  • John Knuth,
  • Leah Guadagnoli,
  • Matt Phillips,
  • Suchitra Mattai,
  • William Buchina,
  • Opens: Aug. 15, 2020
  • Closes: Sep. 10, 2020
  • Reception: Aug. 15, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Perceived Realities

  • Margaux Ogden,
  • Matt Mignanelli,
  • Alexandros Vasmoulakis,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2020
  • Closes: Jul. 25, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bill Scott: A Prolonged Moment

  • Bill Scott,
  • Opens: Jun. 15, 2020
  • Closes: Jul. 31, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Taggart Times 7

  • William Buchina,
  • Leah Guadagnoli,
  • André Hemer,
  • Kenichi Hoshine,
  • John Knuth,
  • Dana James,
  • Knox Martin,
  • Opens: May. 29, 2020
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael West: We Come Alive and Dream


  • Michael West,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2020
  • Closes: May. 23, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

History Reclaimed: Suchitra Mattai and Adrienne Elise Tarver

  • Suchitra Mattai and Adrienne Elise Tarver,
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 11, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Norman Bluhm: Space Time Continuum, 1950s to 1990s

  • Norman Bluhm,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Of Folly, Fortune, Glory, Ruin: William Buchina and Christina Nicodema

  • William Buchina,
  • Christina Nicodema,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kenichi Hoshine: The Magician and the Thief

  • Kenichi Hoshine,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Jan. 15, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Space Poetry : The Action Paintings of Michael West

  • Michael West,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thresholds of Perceptibility: The Color Field Paintings of Leon Berkowitz

  • Leon Berkowitz,
  • Opens: Oct. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 2 - 4pm
  • Admission: free

Alex Kanevsky: Liberation and Disorientation

  • Alex Kanevsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Sep. 28, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sven Lukin: Objects in Space

  • Sven Lukin,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

HOLLIS HEICHEMER: HAPPENSTANCE

  • Hollis Heichemer,
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 04, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Harry Bertschmann: The 1950s

  • Harry Bertschmann,
  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Norman Bluhm: The '70s

  • Norman Bluhm,
  • Opens: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Highlights: Chelsea

  • Various Artists,
  • Opens: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Andrew Balkin: Spatial Constructs

  • Andrew Balkin
  • Opens: Jun. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gallery Selections

  • Various Artists,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Clive Head: Zoetic-Realism, New Paintings, Drawings and Prints

  • Clive Head,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Between Tachisme and Abstract Expressionism: Bluhm, Francis, Jenkins

  • Norman Bluhm,
  • Paul Jenkins,
  • Sam Francis,
  • Opens: Oct. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New York Nocturnes

  • Alan Wolfson,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Poet in Space

  • Alexis Portilla,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpting Motion

  • Martin Willing,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Irene Monat Stern

  • Irene Monat Stern,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

George Vranesh

  • George Vranesh,
  • Opens: Dec. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Imagining the Actual

  • William Scharf,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Some Paintings In No Particular Style

  • Alex Kanevsky,
  • Opens: Mar. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Highlight: Summer One

  • William Buchina,
  • Elizabeth Cooper,
  • Ted Gahl,
  • John Knuth,
  • Matt Mignanelli,
  • Eric Shaw,
  • Devin Troy Strother,
  • Opens: Jul. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 02, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In the Absence of Color: Artists Working in Black and White

  • Pablo Atchugarry,
  • Will Barnet,
  • Joseph Cornell,
  • Ralston Crawford,
  • Allan D'Arcangelo,
  • Audrey Flack,
  • Frederick Carl Frieseke,
  • Daniel Garber,
  • John D. Graham,
  • Alex Kanevsky,
  • Mark Leithauser,
  • Conrad Marca-Relli,
  • Louise Nevelson,
  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Mark Tobey,
  • Julius Tobias,
  • Jack Tworkov,
  • Andy Warhol,
  • Michael (Corinne) West,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2017
  • Reception: May. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Master Drawings from Crivelli to Pollock

  • Audrey Flack,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Color Harmonies: New Paintings by Chloë Lamb

  • Chloë Lamb,
  • Opens: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 30, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

George Vranesh: Kaleidoscopic Modernism

  • George Vranesh,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jun 07 - Jul 07, 2018

  • Reception: Jun 07, 6 - 8pm

Where

Hollis Taggart Galleries

  • 521 West 26th Street, Floor 1, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.628.4000

About

Hollis Taggart Galleries is pleased to present Andrew Balkin.· Spatial Constructs. Andrew Balkin constructs dynamic dialectics between the "void" and meticulously drawn geometric spaces. His images come from a blank slate, a 'Tabula Rasa' that Balkin constructs and deconstructs intuitively to create space with new objects from positive lines and tones. He does this painstakingly, evolving his personal content-images, until he develops a supra-structure that defines a new visionary geometric realm.
Balkin has embraced the traditions of non-objective art with roots in the Russian Suprematists, Latin American Constructionists, and American Geometric Abstractionists. From his early in-depth studies of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century philosophies, Balkin's drawings and constructions emerge beyond, to reflect this ongoing dialectic in his work. Balkin's new work has evolved with increased intricacies and exquisite geometries, which exemplifies his departure from any formal pictorial narrative. Thereby, the viewer is invited to awaken their sensibilities to a new heightened and joyful aesthetic experience.
Born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1947, Balkin enrolled in the University of Wisconsin- Madison in the 1960s, during the politically tumultuous events occurring on campus and in the nation. Often his classes were interrupted and stopped by sit-ins, riots and marches. During those influential years, he studied and completed multiple degrees, first in philosophy, and later in studio arts. After leaving academia, Balkin established AGB Graphics Workshop, in Madison, Wisconsin, where he created his studio in the tradition of open European workshops, such as the former Atelier 17, in Paris. The workshop published three critical portfolio editions that included a total of thirty-seven etchings, by nationally and internationally recognized artists. He worked with artists such as Bruce Nauman, Ed Paschke, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Roger Brown, Krishna Reddy, Martin Levine, Munio Makuuchi, David Becker, John Wilde, Alan Shields, William Wiley, and Michelle Grabner, to name but a few.
After 9/11, Balkin re-focused more on his own art, concentrating first and foremost on drawings, and later on creating three-dimensional constructions. Spending long hours with focused attention to his meticulous drawings, first on glass, then on paper, he began to create a variety of multi-dimensional constructions. Using the intrinsic elements of his drawings, Balkin has incorporated two-dimensional drawings on to three-dimensional planes, which ignites further the expansion of space. His finished constructions thus attempt to create a fourth-dimensional realm. He continues to work, through his drawing of tone and line, to develop new spatial and dynamic constructs, both on paper and in mixed media constructions.
Andrew Balkin's work is in the collections of numerous institutions, both public and private, including the National Museum of American Art-Smithsonian Institution, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Palm Springs Art Museum. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried group shows, among them the Brooklyn Museum of Art, (curated by the late Gene Baro), The Chazen Museum (formerly The Elvehjem Museum of Art), 1980 Wisconsin Biennale (curated by the late Henry Geldzahler), and The Milwaukee Art Museum, among others.

PRESS CONTACT

Ginx Hudgins, press@hollistaggartcom or 212.628.4000

HOLLIS TAGGART GALLERIES specializes in Contemporary, Abstract Expressionist, Pop, and American Post-War art. Established 1979. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, images, or to arrange a viewing, please call 212.628.4000 or email info@hollistaggart.com.




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