TERRAIN GALLERY                           "In reality opposites are one; art shows this." —Eli Siegel

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TERRAIN GALLERY 141 GREENE ST SOHO NYC 10012
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TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene Street, in SoHo • 212.777.4490


Through March 19, 2011 - See selections here -

The Terrain Gallery is proud to show some of the authentic painting of our time—
with comment by the artists and others about the great reason why Painting Matters:

All paintings say: You might not have seen this in just this way, and now you can....To see is to criticize; for to see is to accent and mute, include and leave out, add and subtract. In art, what the eye and self do is for the honor and full truth of reality; in what isn’t art, the eye can change reality out of fear, and in a manner dishonoring it....Paintings are awakening, delightfully chiding informants.                                  —Art as Real: Samples by Eli Siegel

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 12-5, Sat. 12-4, & by appointment

WILLIAM CLUTZ    LOIS DODD     PETER HEINEMANN

SU-LI HUNG     DOROTHY KOPPELMAN    GEORGE ORTMAN

PETER PASSUNTINO    RICHARD SLOAT     WILLIAM WILLIS

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TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene St. New York, NY 10012    TerrainGallery.org       212.777.4490

A Memorial Exhibition

Chaim Koppelman (1920-2009)

Prints, Paintings, Pastels, Sculpture with critical comment

We celebrate the art and life of Chaim Koppelman, artist, teacher, and Aesthetic Realism consultant, with an exhibition of works spanning seven decades—drawings and sculpture from the 1940s, and prints and pastels from the 1950s into the 21st century.

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Also see ChaimKoppelman.net

Napoleon Seeing by Chaim Koppelman

" Napoleon Seeing" by
Chaim Koppelman

Surface & Depth: Part II exhibition at the Terrain Gallery.

Part One of this exhibition explored the dramatic relation of Surface & Depth in the art of painting. We now show how these opposites are boldly, subtly made one in contemporary drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels. And through comments accompanying the work, you'll see what Aesthetic Realism greatly explains:

We can learn from art how to have what we deeply feel and what we show be in an honest and beautiful relation in our lives.

DEPTH & SURFACE: Is painting, like art itself, a presentation of the "on top," obvious,
immediate?—and is it also a presentation of what is implied, deep, "below"?—and is
art, consequently, an interplay of surface and sensation as "this" and depth and
thought as "all that"? 

—Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism
from Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 12-5, Sat. 12-4, & by appointment

TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene Street, in SoHo • 212.777.4490

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November through January, 2010

Surface & Depth Exhibition


This exhibition shows works by seven contemporary artists, all of whom explore, in different, imaginative ways, opposites central to the painter's art: Surface and Depth. And the artists comment on their work in relation to this landmark question from Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites? by Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism:

Is painting, like art itself, a presentation of the “on top,” obvious, immediate? —and is it also a presentation of what is implied, deep, “below”? —and is art, consequently, an interplay of surface and sensation as “this” and depth and thought as “all that”?

You will see surface, depth, and their meaning for people's lives—your life—in a way that's new, exhilarating, and deeply composing!

•  SELINA TRIEFF examines the subtleties of how outward appearances—a tilt of the head, a gesture, a costume, a critical gaze—convey the drama within and between the people and other living beings she portrays.

•  In the abstract landscapes of KEN KRAUS, paint itself, applied both thickly and in thin layers, implies depth—even as it's in eye-popping color.

•  The mysterious depth within an intensely immediate surface fascinates JUAN BERNAL in his paintings of luminous raindrops on dense, tropical foliage.

•  Depicting the tops of buildings as seen from the street in sharply angled perspective, DEREK REIST draws our eye from their sunlit surfaces into the depths of the distant sky.

•  In her plane paintings, DOROTHY KOPPELMAN shows that within the shattered wreckage of an airplane are the eternal forms of reality.

•  JAMES JUTHSTRUM's richly painted surfaces, composed of tiny multi-colored circles, suggest simultaneously uncharted depths.

•  ANTONIO MASI's large watercolor bridgescapes painted in translucent layers present the drama of massive girders seen up close and the deep space beyond.

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 12-5, Sat. 12-4, & by appointment

TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene Street, in SoHo • 212.777.4490

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"It is a deep and wonderful experience to see good work. This show of Dienes, Hall, and Poleskie will enrich one's sense of a reality that is often overlooked and undervalued. It will encourage you to think about things as having new and surprising possibilities, and should not be missed."

                                                                                                   —Journal of the Print World,
Spring 2009

 

 The photographs of each artist can be viewed by clicking on their names or the photographs below:

   
 "In reality opposites are one; art shows this." —Eli Siegel

The DRAMA in THINGS
Three Photographers

CURRENT EXHIBITION THROUGH AUGUST

The photographs of each artist can be viewed by clicking on their names or the photographs below:

AMY DIENES STEVE POLESKIE PERRY HALL
“Cloudscape” (detail) "Crystallized Ginger-II (detail) "High Window, Low Sun" (detail)

We proudly present new work by three contemporary American photographers. There are Steve Poleskie’s rich still lifes of daily objects, captivating in brilliant sunlight and deep shadow. There are Perry Hall’s acute observations of city buildings, objects, and happenings, where sharpness and softness mingle in many and surprising ways. And there is the diverse work of Amy Dienes, from an intimate portrait of the heart of a flower, to an awesome panoply of clouds.

     This radiant show includes the photographers’ comments in relation to these definitive sentences from “The Dramatic Opposites in Photography,” by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism:

Photography showed something that was beautiful about the world: that there was a oneness between light and dark. And in any rich photograph, the way the two are the same and different is an essential thing. Photography does dramatize light and shade, softness and sharpness, foreground and background; does dramatize where drama is: that is, in the surfaces, the depths, the relations of things.

Come to this exhibition and see photography and the world itself in a new way!

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 12-5, Sat. 12-4, & by appointment

TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene Street, in SoHo • 212.777.4490

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Through March 14, 2009

ARCHITECTURE AND YOU

The Opposites in New York City Landmarks and Our Lives!

The Terrain Gallery is proud to present this important exhibition, first shown at Flushing Library.  It features photographs of many beloved New York landmarks, with comments by Anthony Romeo, Dale Laurin, John Stern, Carrie Wilson, and Vincent DiPietro from the popular series of talks based on this great principle of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism:

All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.

 — Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism

Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12-5, Sat 12-4

TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION

141 Greene Street, in SoHo • 212.777.4490

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WILLIAM BEHNKEN       STEPHEN A. FREDERICKS       SU-LI HUNG

CHAIM KOPPELMAN     STEVE POLESKIE         ELFI SCHUSELKA

RICHARD SLOAT         JUDD WEISBERG

We are proud to show work—innovative and sincere—by eight contemporary printmakers. The exhibition is based on this great principle of Aesthetic Realism, stated by Eli Siegel:

 
All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
 

Surface and depth, dark and light, fact and imagination are brought together with subtlety and surprise in every beautiful print. And we can learn about these and other opposites in people, nations, ourselves, through the printmaker's art!

Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12-5; Sat 12-4
through November 15th

TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
141 Greene Street in SoHo, NYC

 


"In reality opposites are one; art shows this."--Eli Siegel

The Terrain Gallery presents the work of 10 artists in various styles and media—all showing the meaning of these great sentences from Eli Siegel's The Opposites Theory: "Shapes widen and narrow; come to a point and curve; rise, fall—and these things we do too. The drama of colors and shapes and lines is humanity's drama."

  Hours: Wednesday - Friday 12-5, Saturday 12-4.
Opening September 12, 6-8 pm • through April 2008

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Emotion in Black & White and Color

“The purpose of photography is to create an emotion about the world through what has been carefully seen and selected.”Eli Siegel, Afternoon Regard for Photography
15 Photographers

Dale Laurin • John Reddy • David Bernstein
Louis Dienes • Len Bernstein • Allan Michael
Vincent Di Pietro • Steve Poleskie • Wayne Mumford
Amy Dienes  • Dan McClung • Harvey Spears 
Perry Hall  • Doug Cox • Mary Fagan

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Hours: Wed – Fri 12-5; Sat 12-4 & by appt.
through September 6, 2007

TERRAIN GALLERY  •  141 GREENE STREET  •  NYC 10012 212.777.4490    www.TerrainGallery.org

 


 

 

 

Terrain Gallery's 50th Anniversary Exhibition


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D'ARCANGELO
POZZI
BERTANI
NODA
BLACKBURN
CONOVER
KRISEL
FREDERICKS
KOPPELMAN


ARTICLES ABOUT EXHIBITIONS

"The Surprising & Abiding Opposites / 2002" at the Terrain Gallery by Carrie Wilson, Journal of the Print World (Winter 2002)

The Opposites -- 2001: The Print. A Review and Some History by Alma Vincent, Journal of the Print World (Spring 2001)

"Three Photographers at the Terrain Gallery" by Alma Vincent, Journal of the Print World (Winter, 2000)


MORE RESOURCES ONLINE

To read the essay, "Art as Criticism" by Eli Siegel, click here

• Works on this site: Anuszkiewicz, Blaustein, Burckhardt, Di Cerbo, Hall, Henry, Hung, King, Kranjac, Koppelman, Longo, Michael, Rackow, Romano, Roth, Schmidt, Sloat, Stadnik,

• Discussions in the press & at the TG: Bernstein, Bruegel, da Vinci, Gee's Bend: Quilts, Guston, Homer, Indiana, Koppelman, Lange, Monet, Picasso: Dora Maar Seated, Picasso: Minotauromachy, Picasso: Guernica, Pollock, Pollock: Number One 1948, Potter, Rietveld, Sargent, Sloan, Terrain Gallery [1}, Terrain Gallery [2], Terrain Gallery [3], Velazquez, Vermeer

• More: Eli Siegel - Biog., Library, Self and World & chapters, On Beauty, Anthropology; Ellen Reiss - Poetry Class, Professional classes; Classes on Idioms, Children, Poetry & Animals; TRO commentaries: Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, Eli Siegel, J.K. Rowling

• More on the Arts: Film.Imagery Film Ltd.; Photography.L. Bernstein, D. Bernstein, Dienes & Dienes; Music. B. Allen, E. Green, A. Shapiro; Theater.Acting & Drama, A. Fielding

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