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Robert Longo

Lot 1

Robert Longo

Untitled (Cindy, from MTC Series), 1981/2014
A/P 3/10 archival pigment print
14 x 18 in. (framed)
Courtesy of the artist
$1,000 to $3,000

Robert Longo (b. 1953) is an internationally recognized visual artist known for his large-scale works in various media: drawing, sculpture, film, performance and music. He has exhibited extensively at museums through Europe, Asia and the United States, including such venues as the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and the Whitney Biennial. His work is represented in numerous major museum and private collections all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Albertina, Vienna; and the Tate, London. In 2014, Metro Pictures Gallery and Petzel Gallery simultaneously presented two ambitious companion solo shows, for which he was nominated by the United Section of the International Associate of Art Critics for the “Best show in a commercial space in New York.” In 2005, Longo was the recipient of the Goslar Kaiserring for “outstanding achievements in modern art,” and in 2010, he was inducted as Officier de L’ordre des Art et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. Longo is also a member and co-founder of the art-rock band The X-Patsys, in which he plays the electric guitar and is joined by his wife, the renowned actress, Barbara Sukowa (vocals) and artist Jon Kessler (guitar). Robert Longo lives and works in New York and is represented by Metro Pictures, NYC; Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg; Capitain Petzel, Berlin, and Emilio Mazzoli, Italy.
AJ Fries

Lot 2

AJ Fries

Monopoly Car (Stack), 2015
oil on canvas on panel
24 x 24 x 3 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$500 to $3,500

AJ Fries graduated with a BFA from Buffalo State College in 1995. His solo exhibits include Play With Me at Big Orbit’s Soundlab in 2002, Living The Fantasy at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in 2005, Recent Paintings at The Nichols School in 2006, Ignoring The Sirens at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in 2009, and Light in Shadow at Big Orbit Gallery in 2012. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Beyond/In Western New York in 2007, Remarkable at the Indigo Gallery in 2009, The Point Show at The Islip Art Museum in 2014. In 2001, he was awarded a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, and in 2007 he was awarded a full fellowship for a residency at The Vermont Studio Center. In 2009, he took part in NYFA’s MARK Program for profressional development for artists. His work is included in many public and private collections, including The Burchfield Penney Art Center and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. AJ Fries lives and works in Hamburg, NY.
Betty Tompkins

Lot 3

Betty Tompkins

La femme N’Existe Pas (Black), 2015
acrylic on paper
5.5 x 7 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$500 to $1,000

Betty Tompkins is an American painter living and working in New York City and Wayne County, PA. She is represented by Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels and Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles and Palm Beach. Recent solo exhibitions include 2014 Art Basel with Galerie Rodolphe Janssen. Group exhibitions include Eic Troncy’s curated exhibition at Almine Rech in Paris, Gea Politi’s curated exhibition in Milan and Kendell Geers curated exhibition in Istanbul. As well as A Drawing Show at Matthew Marks in NYC. Her work is in the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou.
Diane Bertolo

Lot 4

Diane Bertolo

Marking Time-October 2012, 2012
paper, vintage paper, archive inkjet print
7.5 x 12 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$150 to $500

Diane Bertolo works with pixels, paper, sticks and stones to create works that mark the passage of time, bear witness to the end of nature or both. Her “poetic objects” and installations take pleasure in the spectacle of disintegration and, as such, are part memento mori and part celebration of now. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant Garde of the 1970s at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, today.getDate(), a one-person show at the Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Postwar America at the Everson Museum and Telematic Connection: The Virtual Embrace at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown in numerous media festivals including the Mostra de Video Independent in Barcelona, Spain and the LA Freewaves Festival at MOCA in Los Angeles. Fellowships include The New York Foundation for the Arts (1995 and 2001), The Jerome Foundation and Greenwall Foundation (via Turbulence. org) and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Diane Bertolo

Lot 5

Diane Bertolo

Marking Time-December 2012, 2012
paper, vintage paper, archive inkjet print
8 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$150 to $500
Robert Longo

Lot 6

Robert Longo

Untitled (Eric, from MTC Series), 1981/2014
A/P 3/10 archival pigment print
14 x 18 in. (framed)
Courtesy of the artist
$1,000 to $3,000
Jed Jackson

Lot 7

Jed Jackson

Liberté, 2006
gouache on board
16 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$500 to $2,000

Jed Jackson received his MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, 1980 and his BFA from Memphis College of Art in Tennessee, 1977 and was awarded a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, 1974. He has taught Painting, Art History, Art Theory and Criticism and Humanities courses at the University and College level for 35 years. He is Professor of Painting at The University of Memphis. He was Chair of the the art Department there from 1999-2006. Jackson is the author of the book Art: A Comparative Study. His beautifully rendered landscape and figurative oil paintings embody realism with a distinctive twist. Gleaning inspiration from fashion magazines, movies, the literary world and a plethora of other twentieth century cultural sources, Jackson incorporates these images and ideas with a keen sense of color to create paintings that are simultaneously rich in content and aesthetically dynamic.
Richard Huntington

Lot 8

Richard Huntington

Corn Insignia with Boy and Airplane (Insignia after Rivera), 2014
digital archival print
22 x 29 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$200 to $600

Richard Huntington makes things—paintings, prints and various hybrid art works—and on occasion writes about other people who make things. In the past, he was the art critic for The Buffalo News (he’s now critic emeritus there), covering major and minor exhibitions from Buffalo and Toronto to Venice and Berlin. From 1981 to 1985, he was the director of the visual arts program at Artpark, an erstwhile sculpture park in Lewiston, NY, where he commissioned temporary sculptures by such major artists as Vito Acconci, Chris Burden and Dennis Oppenheim, among others.

Huntington’s paintings were included in the international biennial Beyond/In WNY: Alternating Currents, organized in 2010 by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. In 2008-2009, a major survey of the artist’s work, Thus I Passe By: Selections from 1970-2008, was presented by the Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY. His work is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, and a number of prominent private collections.

Mia Brownell

Lot 9

Mia Brownell

Untitled Study, 2008
watercolor and ink on paper
11 x 14 in. (framed, image: 4.5 x 6.5 in.)
Courtesy of the artist.
$100 to $300

Mia Brownell was born in Chicago, Illinois to a sculptor and biophysicist. She uses the conventions of the the painted food still life as a means to comment on contemporary issues surrounding food. Her paintings simultaneously reference 17th century Dutch Realism and the coiling configurations of molecular imaging. Mia has had solo exhibitions in major American cities including New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Mia’s paintings are in several private, corporate, and public art collections including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments and the National Academy of Sciences. Her work has been reviewed and published in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, New York Times, HiFructose and Artnet Magazine. Mia’s paintings have been included in group exhibitions worldwide. She teaches painting and drawing in New Haven at Southern Connecticut State University.
Wayne Hodge

Lot 10

Wayne Hodge

Android/Negroid #16, 2014
Collage on paper
11 x 14 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$200 to $1,000

Wayne Hodge is an artist whose work combines elements of performance, video and photography. His practice explores the relationship between history, media and fantasies of race and desire. He received an M.F.A. from Rutgers University and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School. His work has been shown at The Bronx Museum, P.S.1 and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has shown internationally in Germany, Brazil and China.
Shary Boyle

Lot 11

Shary Boyle

Untitled, 2014
archival print
21.25 x 28 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$500 to $2,500

Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold and fantastical narrative explorations of the figure, through sculpture, drawing, painting, installation and performance. Her multidisciplinary practice — at once spirited, oneiric and poetic — mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and arcane techniques to create a symbolic language uniquely her own. Boyle is the recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2009) and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award (2010), and represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 Shary Boyle participated in the exhibit in Shine a Light at the National Gallery of Canada, and presented her latest audio-visual performance collaboration Spell To Bring Lost Creatures Home on a 15-date tour from the Western Arctic to Newfoundland.
Nancy Dwyer

Lot 12

Nancy Dwyer

This Is, 2014
laser cut custom wooden slat window blinds
32 x 75-96 x 3 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$1,500 to $6,000

A founding artist of Hallwalls, Nancy Dwyer received her BFA from University at Buffalo in 1976. She then moved to Manhattan and began exhibiting with a group of artists now known as the Pictures Generation, named for their 1977 group exposition titled “Pictures” at Artist’s Space in SoHo.

Dwyer has exhibited her word sculptures, paintings and multi-media installations at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, the Contemporary Art Muesum in Houston, Texas, the Kunsthalle Wein, Austria, The Dunedin Public Art Gallery in New Zealand, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Dwyer has mounted several public commissions, including for the Public Art Fund, NY, the Danube Canal, Vienna, the City of Chicago, Artsima Art Fair, Italy, the Nevada Art Museum, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, and Case Western University in Cleveland.

In 2002, Dwyer received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and she is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Vermont.

Kyle Butler

Lot 13

Kyle Butler

We were not prepared for this, 2008
oil, acrylic, spray paint on panel
24 x 36 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Nina Freudenheim Gallery
$750 to $2,000

Kyle Butler is an artist from Michigan currently living in Buffalo. Butler’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo Arts Studio, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Exhibit A (Corning, NY), and Lost Coast Culture Machine (Fort Bragg, CA). In 2014, Butler was commissioned to execute a large performance piece for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, curated by Heather Pesanti of The Contemporary Austin. He has also been featured in New American Paintings (2010), and is in collections including the Albright Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Butler is currently co-curating the ongoing Amid/In WNY exhibition series at Hallwalls. He received his BFA with a focus in painting from Central Michigan University in 2008 and his MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2010. He is represented by Nina Freudenheim Gallery, in Buffalo.
Peter Stephens

Lot 14

Peter Stephens

The Case for Dark Matter, 2014
inkjet transfer, acrylic, oil on wood
5.75 x 9 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo.
$300 to $1,500

Peter Stephens is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, University di Siena, Italy, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been exhibiting his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions regularly since 1984, including at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Nina Freudenheim Gallery in Buffalo, NY. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Castellani Art Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. In recent years, he has been producing paintings that utilize aspects of Euclidian geometry, space science, cosmology, and the physics of the sub-atomic world.
Charles Clough

Lot 15

Charles Clough

Clufffalo 015, 2014
acrylic on board
24 x 30 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$1,600 to $4,800

Charles Clough established his art practice in East Aurora in 1971 and moved to Buffalo, then New York City for twenty years, Westerly, Rhode Island for fourteen years, and back to East Aurora and Buffalo in 2013. He has presented his work in more than 70 solo and more than 150 group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. More than 600 of his works are included in the collection of 70 museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Clough has received fellowships and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock- Krasner Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and has taught at Columbia University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in East Aurora and New York City.
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Lot 16

Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Baby Squirrels, 2015
inkjet print
13 x 19 in.
Courtesy of the artists.
$150 to $500

Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke have been working collaboratively since June 1994. Their work has been broadcast and exhibited around the world. Duke and Battersby are currently teaching at Syracuse University in Central New York. In 2010 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award, and their work is distributed by Video Data Bank in Chicago, Argos in Brussels, V-Tape in Toronto and Video Out in Vancouver. In 2012, a book was published about their work. It is titled The Beauty is Relentless.
Joan Linder

Lot 17

Joan Linder

dryer, 2004
ink on paper
13.75 x 14.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$600 to $1,800

Known for drawings packed with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of tiny, energized marks, Linder’s large-scale images of quotidian subjects finds inspiration from her immediate surroundings through a processes of embodied observation. Past notable exhibitions include the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Kunstahallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark; the Aldrich Museum, the Gwanjgu Art Museum, the Bronx Museum, Queens Museum and OMI International Art Center. She has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, Macdowell, Villa Montalvo, Smack Mellon Studios and a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Linder is an Associate Professor of Art at University at Buffalo SUNY . Recent ecent solo exhibitions include Fiendish Plots in Lincoln, NE, Omi International Art Center , Ghent, NY and Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo NY. She is represented by Mixed Green Gallery, NY and Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Robert Longo

Lot 18

Robert Longo

Untitled (Tiger Head 2), 2014
digital pigment print,
28 X 22 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$10,000 to $15,000
Ester Partegas

Lot 19

Ester Partegas

Organized Fries, 2007-2010
inkjet ultrachrome archival print
29 x 48 in
Courtesy Foxy Productions, NY
$1,500 to $8,000

Ester Partegas was born in La Carriga, Barcelona and currently lives and works in Richmond, VA, New York City, and Marfa, TX. She is a graduate of the Eina School of Art and Design, Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona, and the Universität der Kunst, Berlin. She has exhibited widely since 1996 in both solo and group exhibitions, including at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Rice University Art Gallery in Texas, Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, the Chianti Foundation in Marfa, TX, among many others.
Steven Salzman

Lot 20

Steven Salzman

Theory of Gradients, 2004
acrylic and interference acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$900 to $2,500

Born and raised in New York City, Steven Salzman was influenced by the urban landscape with its vista of rectangular shapes, its contrasts and subtle modulations of light and color, all neatly contained by the rectangle of the window frame. On the ground level, the city’s grid of simple numbered streets and avenues became his geometric theme park. Salzman first learned how to draw by copying comic books and had an aptitude for illustration. From an early age, trips to New York’s museums were a regular activity and it was a retrospective of Abstract Expressionism at the Whitney Museum of American Art that ultimately committed him to being a painter. He started his training, first at the Art Students League, then Bard College, Hunter College, and, finally the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He was a studio assistant for Sanford Wurmfeld, then chair of the art department at Hunter, and went on to work for Ellsworth Kelly, Tom Wesselman and Judy Rifka.

As a young artist in the 80s, Salzman showed his work in artist run galleries and in downtown nightclubs in the East Village, like Mo David gallery and the infamous Pyramid Club. By the 90s he was curating exhibitions and showing his work in alternative artist-run spaces, like Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York and the Drawing Center and White Columns in New York City. He also did public art projects, was commissioned to do an advertisement for Absolut Vodka, and made art in department store windows (Saks Fifth Avenue). Salzman has continued to exhibit his work in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. In 2012 he had a solo exhibition with an accompanying color catalogue at the Nassau County Museum of Art, in Long Island, N.Y.

Cindy Sherman

Lot 21

Cindy Sherman

Untitled, 2010/2012
Chromogenic color print
34 x 23 in (image) 34.75 x 24 in (framed)
Edition 4 of 10, 2 AP (MP# CS-555)
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
$60,000 to $80,000

Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman relocated to New York City where she began making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose.

Cindy Sherman has had one-person exhibitions at institutions that include: The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2012); Dallas Museum of Art (2012); Sammlung Verbund, Vertikale Galerie, Vienna (2012); Centre de la photographie, Geneva (2012); Martin-Gropius- Bau, Berlin (2007); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2007); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006/07)); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (2004); Serpentine Gallery, London (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1997); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1996); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1996); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1987). Sherman has most recently participated in major group shows and biennials such as: Bad Thoughts: Collection of Martijn and Jeanette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2014); Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars, and Artists, Centre Pompidou Paris; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Musee de l’Eysee, Lausanne (2015); The Encyclopedic Palace 55th Venice Biennial (2013); NYC 1993! Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star, New Museum, New York (2013); A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance, Tate Modern, London (2012); Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); and The Pictures Generation: 1974-1984, The Metropolitan

Jackie Felix

Lot 22

Jackie Felix

Once Again, 1985
oil on paper
19 5/8 x 23.25 in.
Courtesy Al felix
$500 to $1,500

Jackie Felix (1929-2009) earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (1981) and Master Fine Arts (1983) degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She received many awards and residencies, including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1997. Important artist residencies include the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY in 1997; Artpark in Lewiston, NY in 2000 and Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in 2000. Her art was presented in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and South Carolina. She was commissioned to produce paintings and murals for public view in the Buffalo Museum of Science and Hallwalls’ former home in the Tri-Main Building. She also taught painting, printmaking and drawing at various institutions in New York State. The Burchfield Penney Art Center owns an enormous 11-panel storyboard painting, 2 large oil triptychs, 5 paintings on paper, and 5 monotypes. In 2012, a major retrospective of her work, Storyboard: The Sexual Politics of Jackie Felix was exhibited at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo.
Carl Ostendarp

Lot 23

Carl Ostendarp

Stars, 2015
gouache on paper
13 x 14 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$500 to $3,000

Carl Ostendarp pursues a painting practice which has had a significant impact on the continuing development of pictorial abstraction. He has engaged in 33 solo national and international museum and gallery exhibitions as well as more than 170 group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include: Blanks at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City; Everything Falls Faster than an Anvil at Pace Gallery, London; and Pop Abstractions at Garth Greenan Gallery and Fredericks & Freiser, New York City. His work is represented by the Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City; Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany; and Carroll and Sons, Boston. Ostendarp has lectured on his work at Columbia University, Williams College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Wurtemburgischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany. He taught at NYU, Tyler, Rutgers, SVA, and the Cooper Union prior to his 14 years at Cornell. Ostendarp received his B.F.A. from Boston University and his M.F.A. from Yale University.
Eli Langer

Lot 24

Eli Langer

Untitled, 1993
pencil on paper
13 x 19 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sara Kellner
$350 to $1,000

Eli Langer was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1967 and has been living in Los Angeles since 2001. Langer has taught painting at UCLA and has exhibited internationally including Daniel Hug Gallery Los Angeles and Night Gallery, Los Angeles California, Cardi Black Box,Milan Italy, Platform, London, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Mercer Union, Toronto. His drawings from the 1990s were published by Semiotexte press in a limited edition for the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Langer is represented by the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.

The drawing was made in the early nineties as one of a process of drawing and paintings on the subject of childhood. It was during this time that some of these drawings were exhibited at the artist-run center Mercer Union in Toronto and subsequently seized by Toronto vice squad police, after which the artist was charged with various obscenity crimes. The ensuing trial focussed on the legality of the artist to express sometimes difficult issues versus the right of the state to censor what it deemed obscene. At the time of the trial, the artist found himself not only in legal limbo but was isolated by local galleries who dared not show his art. At this time, Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York, through curator Sara Kellner, was the sole gallery that approached Langer, interested in exhibiting his current work. This drawing is representative of the intimate portrayal of childhood games and perspectives that characterized Langers artworks in the early nineteen nineties.

Rodney Taylor

Lot 25

Rodney Taylor

Untitled, 2015
clay, tempera, and flash paint on canvas and archival board
11 x 13 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$400 to $2,000

Buffalo-based painter Rodney Taylor has exhibited internationally. His work is in gallery, private, and museum collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. Educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Taylor was awarded the Camille Cosby Fellowship, and then attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was a Milton Avery School of the Arts Fellow at Bard College.In 2014, a major survey of his work was exhibited at the University at Buffalo Art Gallery.
Ellen Carey

Lot 26

Ellen Carey

Moire Pull With Circles (Positive), 2007
20 x 24 in. Polaroid
20 x 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist and JHB Gallery, NY
$3,000 to $12,000

Ellen Carey is Associate Professor of Photography at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. The last fifteen years of Carey’s artistic activity have included two categories: 20 x 24 Polaroid camera work, and photograms, created in the darkroom at J&M Imageworks (Hartford) and at Chuck Kelton Labs (NYC). She has taught at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and at Loughborough University in the UK, in addition to lecturing at various universities, colleges, and art institutions. Carey’s monumental Mourning Wall, 2000, is currently on view in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s Part Picture curated by Chris Wiley.
Ellen Carey

Lot 27

Ellen Carey

Moire Pull With Circles (Negative), 2007
20 x 24 in. Polaroid
20 x 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist and JHB Gallery, NY
$1,800 to $5,000
Michael Zwack

Lot 28

Michael Zwack

Freda, 2014
raw pigment, pencil, gouache, oil on paper
23 x 23 in. (image)
$1,200 to $4,500

Michael Zwack was born in Buffalo, NY in 1949. His work consists of sculptures, drawings, paintings, and photographs, which he has exhibited internationally over four decades. In 1974, along with Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer and others, he co-founded hallwalls, one of the first non-profit contemporary art spaces in the United States. After receiving a CAPS grant in 1976, he moved to NYC, where he has resided since. His work was represented by Metro Pictures and subsequently by the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Zwack’s work has recently appeared in The Pictures Generation 1974-1984 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. His work is found in various museum and private collections. He has received grants from the Pollock- Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. He has been Artist in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Studio Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, the Syracuse University Graduate Program, and has taught at New York University.
Walter Robinson

Lot 29

Walter Robinson

Peanut Butter, 2013
acrylic on canvas
12 x 16 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$1,200 to $3,000

Walter Robinson is a painter who exhibits his work with Lynch Tham in New York. His 2014 exhibitions included the group show Bad Conscience at Metro Pictures in New York, the Spring Break Art Show at the Old School in Little Italy, and Painkillers at Tops in Memphis. The first museum survey of his work, presenting 90 paintings dating from 1979 to the present, was on view last fall at the University Galleries in Normal, Ill. The exhibition is slated to travel to the Moore Galleries in Philadelphia. Robinson is an art critic who most recently wrote a regular column for Artspace.com. He was founding editor of Artnet Magazine (1996-2012), and also served as art editor of the East Village Eye (1983-85) and as a contributor to Art in America (1980-1996). During 1973-77 he co-published and co-edited Art-Rite magazine. He is the author of Instant Art History (Ballantine, 1995).
George Afedzi Hughes

Lot 30

George Afedzi Hughes

Two Heads and a Faucet, 2000
oil and acrylic on canvas
30 x 48 in,
Courtesy of the artist.
$1,200 to $3,000

Originally from Ghana, Hughes studied painting at The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, College of Art, where he earned a BA in Art (Painting and Drawing) and an MA in Art Education. He later received an MFA in Painting from Bowling Green State University and moved to the United States in 1994 after a major solo exhibition of his works created in London were exhibited in Accra, Ghana at The Artists Alliance Gallery. Since moving to The United States, he has taught art at The University of Toledo (1997-2001), Bowling Green State University (1999-2000), The University of Oklahoma (2001-2006) and currently at SUNY at Buffalo (2006-present). His paintings, performances, and installations have been shown internationally in Germany, Portugal, England, Holland, China, Denmark, France, Nigeria, South Africa, and in Ghana.
Louise Lawler

silent auction

Louise Lawler

Freud’s Shirt, 2001/2003
cibachrome, matted
5 x 4.5 in (image) 13 15/16 x 11 3/8 in (framed)
Edition 55 of 100 (MP# LL-P-12)
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
$1,500 to $3,000

Born 1947 in Bronxville, New York, Louise Lawler has photographed artworks in private homes, public buildings, museums, galleries, auction houses and storage areas for nearly thirty years. Lawler’s images challenge viewers to consider the contexts in which artworks exist once they have left the artist’s studio and enter the world as commodities. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; Dia:Beacon, New York; Museum für Gugenwartskunst, Basel; Portikus, Frankfurt; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Collección Jumex, Mexico City; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona. Lawler has participated in the 2008, 2000 and 1991 editions of the Whitney Biennial.
Bruce Adams

silent auction

Bruce Adams

Nature vs Society (from the title first series), 2001/2003
oil on canvas
34 x 40 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$900 to $2,800

Bruce Adams is best known as a conceptually-based figurative painter who references various, often historical, painting styles. In exploring the act of painting, Adams peels back the layers of meaning inherent in the making and viewing of art. He has exhibited extensively, and his work is included in numerous private and museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Museum, UB Anderson Gallery, and Burchfield-Penney Art Center. He has also worked in installation/performance art. Adams considers his true education to be the result of his involvement in the contemporary art community, beginning as director/ curator of peopleart/bflo, a small storefront gallery in the 1980s, and with Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center as an Artist Advisory Committee co-founder, longtime board member and board president. Adams is also an award winning art writer. In 2007 Adams was given an extensive mid-career survey exhibition titled Bruce Adams, Half Life 1980-2006 at the UB Anderson Gallery in Buffalo.
Laylah Ali

silent auction

Laylah Ali

Untitled, 2010
watercolor and ink on paper
4.5 x 9.75 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
$1,800 to $8,000

Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, New York in 1968 and lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Her most famous and longest-running series of paintings depict brown-skinned and gender-neutral Greenheads and have been included in the Venice Biennale (2003), and the Whitney Biennial (2004) and were the subject of a major touring exhibition in 2012-2013 that originated at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA and traveled to the Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others.
Clifton Childree

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Clifton Childree

Niaga-Rag Follies, 2013
acrylic and ink on paper
16.5 X 38 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$250 to $1,200

Miami resident Clifton Childree is a filmmaker/artist who has shown locally in Miami at the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Art Center South Florida, BFI, Pulse Art Fair, Florida International University, Miami International Film Festival, Florida Dance Festival, Locust Projects and internationally in Vienna at Brot Kunsthalle and a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien in addition to over 40 domestic and international film festivals. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Legal Art Native Seeds Grant and the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His large scale installations have been commissioned by the Pulse Art Fair NYC, Locust Projects Miami, the Miami Performing Arts Center/Miami Light Project, Hilger Contemporary Gallery and Kunsthalle Wien. Childree is a featured artist in the book Miami Contemporary Artists and is currently in production on a book for NAME publishing as well as nine animated puppet films for permanent display at the new Young At Art Museum in Ft. Lauderdale.
Lynda Benglis

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Lynda Benglis

Untitled, 1995-96
pigmented wax on paper
10 x 7.5 in.
CR# BE.2807
Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Reid, NY
Image: Art © Lynda Benglis/licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
$5,000 to $8,000

Lynda Benglis was first recognized in the late sixties with her poured latex and foam works. Benglis’s work created a perfectly timed retort to the male dominated fusion of painting and sculpture with the advent of Process Art and Minimalism. Known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes, she is deeply concerned with the physicality of form and how it affects the viewer, using a wide range of materials to render dynamic impressions of mass and surface: soft becomes hard, hard becomes soft and gestures are frozen.

Lynda Benglis resides in New York, Santa Fe and Ahmedabad, India. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among other commendations. Benglis’s work is in extensive public collections including: Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Most recently Benglis was the subject of an international retrospective which traveled to: TheIrish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Le Consortium, Dijon; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times on February 17, 2011 of Benglis’s retrospective, “Whether you have been watching Ms. Benglis’s varied career for decades or know her primarily from the latex pieces and her star turn in Artforum, this exhibition pulls together and elaborates her remarkable career in a thrilling way. It proves her work to be at once all over the place and very much of a piece, as well as consistently, irrepressibly ahead of its time. This would seem to be every renegade artist’s dream.”

Suzy Lake

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Suzy Lake

Imitations of the Self (Study #1), 1973/2012
c-print, edition 5/10
7.5 x 10.25 in. / 13 x 16.25 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects
$1,200 to $3,800

Suzy Lake was one of a pioneering group of artists in the early seventies to adopt performance, video and photography to examine and critique ideals of the body, gender and identity. Utilizing her own body as both the object and subject of her work, Lake instigated critical conversations on the nature of constructed identity. In her work, Lake draws attention to social norms and constraints and aims to diminish the barrier between the viewer and the artwork.

Born in Detroit in 1947, Toronto-based Suzy Lake has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally since the seventies, beginning in venues such as Vehicule Art Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffallo, NY, USA; and, the International Center of Photography, New York City, New York, USA. Recent exhibitions have included: WACK! Art and Feminist Revolution 1965-1980, curated for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Connie Butler (touring exhibition, catalogue) 2010-13; Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (touring exhibition, catalogue), 2010-13; and, Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avantgarde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA, curated by Heather Pesanti (catalogue), 2012.

Most recently in 2014/15, the Art Gallery of Ontario presented Introducing Suzy Lake, a large-scale retrospective exhibition and major publication. Currently, Lake is part of The Feminist Avant-garde of the 1970s: Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna, curated by Gabriele Schor, which opened in 2015 at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany and will be touring through 2016 (publication).

Jim Dine

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Jim Dine

The Crash #4, 1968
lithograph
22 x 30 in.
Gift of the David K. Anderson Charitable Remainder Trust
$750 to $1,500

Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, OH and received his BFA from Ohio University in 1957, after which he moved to New York and soon became a pioneer of the Happenings movement, together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. His first solo exhibition was at the Reuben Gallery, New York, in 1960. In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, and artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Ohio. He was a visiting critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1966. From 1967 to 1971, he and his family lived in London. Dine has been given solo shows in museums across the United States and Europe and in 1971, the Whitney Museum of American Art organized a major retrospective of his work. In 1978, the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a retrospective of his etchings. Dine has also been the subject of major retrospective exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984-85), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), and National Gallery of Art (2004).
Millie Chen

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Millie Chen

Exquisite excerpt #4, 2015
digital print on BFK Rives Arches paper
22 x 30 in.
edition 1/25
Courtesy of the artist and BT&C Gallery
$200 to $600

Millie Chen’s installations, videos, and interventions are intended as sensorial experiences that prod the perceptual and ideological assumptions of the audience. She has shown her work across Canada, the U.S., and China, and in Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and Japan. She has exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Centre culturel canadien in Paris, Centro Nacional des las Artes in Mexico City, and the Power Plant in Toronto, with upcoming exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and Vtape, Toronto. Chen’s work is in several public collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Art Bank of Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Pacific Railway, and Toronto Transit Commission. Her writing has appeared in publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and China. She is a Professor in the Department of Art and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY. Millie Chen is represented by BT&C Gallery.
Joshua Reiman

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Joshua Reiman

Michael Jackson Pollock, 2007
C-print
27 x 33 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$600 to $1,500

Joshua Reiman is an artist working in sculpture, film, video and photography. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, in Germany and in Estonia. He is currently a visiting professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches sculpture. Josh has an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University and a BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include Wellesley College MA, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Hunt Memorial Library, Villa Eugenie in Bad Schwalbach Germany, and Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Napoleon Gallery with film screenings at Vox Populi’s Aux space in Philadelphia PA this coming November, the The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philladelphia, PA, and The Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden Germany in the spring of 2016. Reiman is also a contributing writer for Sculpture magazine and has recently been named an assistant professor of art at The Maine College of Art where he will teach in the MFA program and in sculpture. Joshua Reiman and his wife Addy currently live in an 1880’s stone row house in Pittsburgh, PA with their dog Otto R. Mutt. For more information please visit www.joshuareiman.com
Eliza Griffiths

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Eliza Griffiths

Love Story/Fear Eats the Soul, 2013/15
oil on canvas
36 x 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist
$1,800 to $7,000

Eliza Griffiths is a Canadian artist born in London, UK in 1965, whose work centres around an ongoing exploration of psychogical, sexual, and sociological interests using a cast of invented characters in painting. Strong women, softer men, gender play, her figures are Frankensteinian embodiments and performers for enacting distilled conversations, experiential states, and conflicts, through the direct and indirect medium of paint, abstract formal and representational decisions.

Working primarily through thematic series and mini-series, Griffiths’ paintings, drawings and installations have been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the US, Europe, and the UK. Selected solo exhibitions include Mulherin + Pollard, NYC; FOFA Gallery, Montreal; Douglas Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art, Toronto; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY; Mercer Union, Toronto; ARCO, Madrid; the Saidye Bronfman Centre Gallery, Montreal; and the Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax. Group exhibitions include the Cambridge Art gallery; The Art Gallery of Ontario; The Art Gallery of Alberta; Apexart, NY. Her work has been featured in Border Crossings; Canadian Art; CMagazine, and NYArts Magazine. Collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Canada Council Art Bank; and the University of Toronto. Griffiths is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Concordia University in Montreal, where she lives and works.