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Miles McEnery Gallery

Recent Paintings

  • Michael Reafsnyder

Press for Recent Paintings

Current Exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery


April Gornik

  • April Gornik,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Roy Dowell

  • Roy Dowell,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Responsive Eye Revisited: Then, Now, and In-Between

  • Beverly Fishman,
  • Warren Isensee,
  • Markus Linnenbrink,
  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Josef Albers,
  • Karl Benjamin,
  • Gene Davis,
  • Lorser Feitelson,
  • Frederick Hammersley,
  • John McLaughlin,
  • Kenneth Noland,
  • Al Held,
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 15, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 14, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Michael Reafsnyder
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 15, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

David Huffman

  • David Huffman,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Heather Gwen Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patrick Wilson

  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 09, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

High Rises and Double Vision: Images of New York

  • Brian Alfred,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Guy Yanai

  • Guy Yanai,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Erin Lawlor

  • Erin Lawlor,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amy Bennett

  • Amy Bennett,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

David Allan Peters

  • David Allan Peters,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Suzanne Caporael

  • Suzanne Caporael,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

John Sonsini

  • John Sonsini,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tomory Dodge

  • Tomory Dodge,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jason Middlebrook

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

Wolf Kahn

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

Markus Linnenbrink

  • Markus Linnenbrink,
  • Opens: Feb. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hans Hofmann

  • Hans Hofmann,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Emily Mason

  • Emily Mason,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Monique van Genderen,
  • Opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Beverly Fishman

  • Beverly Fishman,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Annie Lapin,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Hayward

  • James Hayward,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson

  • Michael Reafsnyder
  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Julio Larraz

  • Julio Larraz,
  • Opens: Jul. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jul. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bo Bartlett

  • Bo Bartlett,
  • Opens: May. 31, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2018
  • Reception: May. 31, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inka Essenhigh

  • Inka Essenhigh,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liat Yossifor

  • Liat Yossifor,
  • Opens: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wolf Kahn

  • Wolf Kahn,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Reafsnyder

  • Michael Reafsnyder
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Speak, America

  • Guy Yanai,
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Franklin Evans,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patrick Wilson

  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Keep Them Still

  • Isca Greenfield-Sanders,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 09 - Feb 15, 2020

  • Reception: Jan 09, 6 - 8pm

Where

Miles McEnery Gallery

  • 525 West 22nd Street, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.445.0051

About

MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Michael Reafsnyder. The exhibition will open 9 January at 525 West 22nd Street and will remain on view through 15 February 2020. A public opening reception for the artist will be held on 9 January from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by art historian Michael Schreyach accompanies the exhibition.

Michael Reafsnyder’s abstract paintings are widely appreciated for their immediate sensuous appeal: vibrant, generously worked surfaces visualize luscious worlds of color and movement seemingly unencumbered by physical constraints.

On occasion, a disembodied Smiling Face or loopy personage—perhaps Reafsnyder’s signature motifs—marks out territory in these sumptuous environments. Their presence adds narrative to what might otherwise be classed as pure abstraction. Yet these figures invite deeper contemplation, as Michael Schreyach suggests: “On a basic level, they control our pattern of visual scanning by soliciting us to follow their lines of sight or directional movement across the plane, laterally deflecting our views of deep space. More complex is what we might call their modes of existence. We are asked not only to notice the ways the personages are incorporated into or excluded from the field, but also to contemplate the character of the relationship between each personage and the environment in which it dwells.”

Reafsnyder’s slippery technique—using planks of Plexiglas to swipe and slide plentiful applications of unmixed acrylic over large zones of canvas—yields a visual abundance that confounds conventional descriptions of pictorial effect. Yet sustained looking will reveal the rigor of Reafsnyder’s formal investigations. There is a seriousness to his work that exists in concert with his spirited and mischievous play. As in the art of Hans Hofmann, the manifest pleasure we may take in simply enjoying the quality of Reafsnyder’s surfaces is accompanied by our thoughtful engagement with his art, which rewards our attentive regard.


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