A well deserved congratulations to Monique van Genderen as the recipient of the 2019 Chiaro Award for painting, from Headlands Center for the Arts. The award is a fully sponsored artist residency for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States. In granting the artist a residency amongst a dynamic community of artists, the award is intended to not only honor the artists’ past success but to also to be a patron of their continued production of exceptional paintings
Image: Untitled, 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches
Tomorrow is the final day to see the current exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery: Monique van Genderen at 520 W 21st Street and Tom LaDuke at 525 W 22nd Street.
Pictured: Monique van Genderen, "Untitled," 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches. Tom LaDuke, "Wish You Were Here," 2018, Graphite on paper, 11 x 14 inches.
The Gallery will be closed for the Holidays 24 December - 1 January.
#moniquevangenderen has been working within the intersections of painting and installation painting for over twenty years. She has created a painterly language that is hyper-aware of surface and finish, producing an individualistic vocabulary of brushstrokes and mediums. Her works often suggest an abstracted landscape due to the breadth of field, biomorphic forms, and interplay of colors and translucent shapes. The subjects of her paintings can range from the objecthood of painting, to repetition through mechanical reproduction and the relationships of value and time. On view @miles.mcenery.gallery through December 22. See more from #milesmcenerygallery at #theartshownyc, opening February 2019.
Here: all work “Untitled,” 2018, oil on linen.
“In her latest suite of untitled paintings. . . there are no straight lines, no right angles or grids, no flat areas of color. All is alive, unstable, and on the move. These paintings are organic both in form and in process: They are products of the human body, and they ultimately represent it.”
Excerpt from essay “Reaction Painting” by Jonathan Griffin
Monique van Genderen’s exhibition will be on view at 520 W 21st Street through 22 December
Image: “Untitled,” 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches
“...van Genderen’s work simultaneously evokes the terminology of empirical measurement and poses a challenge to it. The most obvious ways in which this challenge manifests are through certain deceptions that take place within these paintings: the impression of speed, when in fact the paintings come together slowly; the impression of ease, when in fact the impressions the paintings impart are hard won; the impression of spontaneity, when in fact the paintings are carefully premeditated (and, elsewhere, the impression of premeditation when in fact they are blithely spontaneous)” – Jonathan Griffin.
Monique van Genderen is currently on view at 520 W 21st Street through 22 December
Pictured: studio image
“Sometimes, a sequence of overlaid marks is actually applied in the reverse order of how it appears on the canvas. A swooping brushstroke, on close inspection, is circumscribed by the sharp edge indicative of a taped-off mask. Was the background painted over it, then the tape peeled away, or did the artist use the mask to transpose the outline of an existing brushstroke from elsewhere, as Franz Kline famously would? Not all is as it seems.”
Excerpt from essay by Jonathan Griffin, “Reaction Painting.”
Monique van Genderen’s solo exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery opens tomorrow at 520 West 21st Street. A reception will be held 6:00 – 8:00pm.
Image: "Untitled," 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches.
Postcards from the Longenecker Residency @ucsdvisarts ................Martha Longenecker founded the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, and spent her life bringing us craft from around the world. In her name I get 5 weeks of studio time in San Diego. 🌊🐳🐬🐋.......................... Images of my work are interspersed here with the incredible #geisellibrary and Snake Path by #alexissmith. The campus is loaded with stunning permanent outdoor installations. @nnicool@amyadlerartist#moniquevangenderen and #anyagallaccio thank you!
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to participate in Expo Chicago, opening next week at Navy Pier, 27 – 30 September 2018.
In addition to a group show by gallery artists in Booth #267, Miles McEnery Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new works by Tomory Dodge in conjunction with Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles in Booth #366.
Image: Monique van Genderen, “Untitled,” 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches
Monique Van Genderen is included in the group exhibition "If I go there, I won't stay there" at ltd Los Angeles. The show opens September 22 and runs through November 3! ⠀
Image: Monique Van Genderen, Untitled, 2018, Oil on linen, 30 x 24" [HxW] (76.2 x 60.96 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo credit: Philipp Rittermann⠀
See Monique Van Genderen along with T. Kelly Mason, and Fay Ray in the Artists Assist Artists panel discussion. The event takes place on July 18 at 7:30pm at the ICA LA. All of the artists in the panel have worked as assistants to other artists represented in the exhibition "This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich & Many Other Artists," including Mike Kelley, John Baldessari, and Norm Laich himself. Part-storytelling and part-analysis, this discussion will explore the questions that arise when one artist supports the vision of another. The discussion will be moderated by Evan Moffitt. ⠀
This free event is in partnership with Frieze. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. ⠀
Monique van Genderen's compositions are simultaneously spontaneous and controlled. She works out mood-shifting gestures that range from sublime, candy-like colors and glazes, to agitated or burdened muddles. Frivolity and levity are negotiated against harshness and gravity.
To see more work by Monique van Genderen, go to http://www.taimodern.com/artist-landing.php?artistId=131228&artist=Monique%20van%20Genderen