SAULiSTEINBERG .. H.iC.iWESTERMAN .. GEORGEiGROSZ .. ARNOLDiFRIEDMAN

ROBINiTEWES .. ELVISiSTUDIO (XAVIERiROBEL + HELGEiREUMANN) .. RUTHiMARTEN

SCOTTiTEPLIN .. GENEVIÈVEiCASTRÉE ..ANDRÀSiBÖRÖCZ ... ADAMiDANT

VIVIENNEiKOORLAND .. SETHiMICHAELiFORMAN .. COLINiBRANT .. NICKiBLOSSER

JOHNiDOGGi(RICHARDiPRINCE + COLINiDEiLAND) .. MARKiKOSTABI .. KEITHiJONES

K.S. RIVES.. DIANEiCHRISTIANSEN .. HEATHERiGOODCHILD .. SALLYiWEBSTER

ANTONiVANiDALEN .. CHARLESiBURNS .. BETTEiBLANK ...MARKiWIENER

REBECCAiBIRD .. JOSEPHiYOAKUM ..... AND OTHERS

More images to follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


"Road Works"
June 12 - August 15, 2008


Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition "Road Works" from June 12 through August 15, 2008. This group exhibition features 29 artists' meditations on the open road, crowded thoroughfares and nature's paths. Through paintings, drawings and sculptures they explore the road as a symbol of progress, connection, expansion or escape.

Included in the exhibition is Saul Steinberg's masterful drawing "Bleecker Street," 1971 which shows the promenade as a locus of culture of all types, from the commercial to the martial to the downright seedy. Elvis Studio's (Helge Ruemann and Xavier Robel) 29 foot long drawing "Elvis Road," 2001 extends through the endless spectacle and insanity of their dystopian cartoon city. In Seth Michael Forman's painting "Traveler, "2003 the road is a recurring theme, representing the journey of life. Arnold Friedman's painting "Stoughton, Massachussets (Winding Road)," c.1935-40 makes scenic roads seem more oblique, at once inviting and forbidding. Vivienne Koorland delves into the psychological and political significance of journeys with her blank road sign painting "Signpost," 1995. Scott Teplin's "Criss Cross Crash," 2008 features civic engineering that has gone haywire, overwhelming its fragile urban location. In John Dogg's (Richard Prince and Colin De Land) "Silver Hub," 1983 consists of Duchampian mini tires are incased in a plexiglas box, as if they have intervened to keep the rubber from meeting the road.

Summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. during June, Tuesday through Friday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. during July and August. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 or abaumgold@aol.com.

 

 


SAUL STEINBERG
"Bleecker Street," 1971
Ink, graphite, crayon on paper
30' x 22"
Illustrated in "Saul Steinberg," The Whitney Museum

SAUL STEINBERG
"Bleecker Street," 1971, detail
Ink, graphite, crayon on paper
30" x 22"

SAUL STEINBERG
"Bleecker Street," 1971, detail
Ink, graphite, crayon on paper
30" x 22"

 

SAUL STEINBERG
"Egypt," 1967
Ink on music notation paper
19" x 12 1/2"
Illustrated in Saul Steinberg's "The Inspector,"

 

SAUL STEINBERG
"Egypt," 1967
Ink on music notation paper
19" x 12 1/2"
Illustrated in Saul Steinberg's "The Inspector,"

 

SAUL STEINBERG
"Walking Ladies," 1968
Ink on paper
22" x 30"

 

H.C. WESTERMANN
"Crash," 1963
Ink on paper
12" x 9"

H.C. WESTERMANN
"The Road Victim," 1963
Ink on paper
12" x 9"

 

GEORGE GROCZ
"Kriegsinvalide und Arbeiter," 1914
(from "Im Schatten)
Lithograph
ed. of 100
18 3/4" x 15"

GEORGE GROCZ
"Funeral," 1913
Ink on paper
12" x 9"

 

JOSEPH YOAKUM
"In Gablatin Mtn Range,"c. 1965
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
12" x 19 1/2"

JOSEPH YOAKUM
"In Bitter Roots Mtns," 1965
Graphite on paper
12" x 18"

 

ARNOLD FRIEDMAN
"Stoughton, Massachussets(Winding Road)"
Oil on board
17" x 34"

 

ROBIN TEWES
"Run Baby Run," 2000-2008
Oil on panel
30" x 22"

ROBIN TEWES
"Run Baby Run," 2000-2008, detail
Oil on panel
30" x 22"

 

COLIN BRANT
"Bluebird," 2008
Oil on canvas
18 " x 20"

 

ELVIS STUDIO
“Camions”
Mixed media with silkscreened box
” x ”

ELVIS STUDIO
“Camions,” detail
Mixed media with silkscreened box
” x

ELVIS STUDIO
“Racetrack”
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

ELVIS STUDIO
“Racetrack,” , detail
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

 

ELVIS STUDIO
“Elvis Road,” 2001, detail
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 354”

 

ELVIS STUDIO
"Neibelung," 2006
Five color silkscreen print
15 3/4” x 11 3/4”

 

MATT LIENES
Untitled, 2006
Ink and watercolor on paper
12” x 9”

 

CHARLES BURNS
"Dog-Boy, episode 21," 1988
Ink on paper
15 5/8” x 15 5/8”

CHARLES BURNS
"Bliss Blister, episode 38" 1989
Ink on paper
15 5/8” x 15 5/8”

 

SETH MICHAEL FORMAN
"Traveler," 2003
Oil on panel
30" x 24"

SETH MICHAEL FORMAN
"The Visit," 2005
Oil on panel in artist's frame
20" x 16"

 

COLIN BRANT
"Shuffletown Overview," 2005
Oil on canvas
14" x 28"

COLIN BRANT
"Shuffletown series: Searching," 2005
Oil on canvas
18" x 34"

 

GENEVIÈVE CASTRÉE
"dans ma famille, on marche (In My Family, We Walk)," 2008
Ink and wash on paper
7" x 5 5/8"

 

ADAM DANT
"Clown Park," 2001
Ink and wash on paper
14 1/2" x 11 1/2"

 

RUTH MARTEN
"Missing From New York," 2008
Ink and collage on paper with magnifying glass
20" x 16"

 

K. S. RIVES
"Le Kundalini", 2000
Antique Paris maps, gel medium on paper
6" x 4"

K. S. RIVES
"Montre du doigt", 2008
Antique Paris maps, gel medium on paper
4" x 6"

 

ANDRÀS BÖRÖCZ
"Home Sweet Home (Outhouse drawings)," 2006
Ink and wash on paper
9" x 12"

ANDRÀS BÖRÖCZ
"Home Sweet Home (Outhouse drawings)," 2006
Ink and wash on paper
9" x 12"

 

SCOTT TEPLIN
"Criss Cross Crash," 2008
pen & ink and watercolor
22" x 30"

 

ANTON VAN DALEN
"Abandoned Car with Dog and TV," 1977
Graphite on paper
22" x 29"

ANTON VAN DALEN
"Drive Through Tree," 1981
Colored Wax Pencil on paper
5" x 6 5/8"

 

NICK BLOSSER
"Forked Road No.2," 2001
Egg Tempera on panel with artist's frame
17" x 17"

NICK BLOSSER
"County Road," 1995
Egg Tempera on panel with artist's frame
17" x 17"

 

VIVIENNE KOORLAND
"Signpost," 1995
Oil paint and paper on linen
16" x 13 1/2"

 

MARK WIENER
"Popcorn Manhole Cover 2," 2008
Mixed media on paper
20" x 16"

 

SALLY WEBSTER
Untitled (Bags, flashlights, roadmaps)
Mixed media on paper
9" x 11"

SALLY WEBSTER
Untitled (Bags, flashlights, roadmaps), detail
Mixed media on paper
9" x 11"

SALLY WEBSTER
Untitled (Jars, bag, roadmap)
Mixed media on paper
9" x 11"

SALLY WEBSTER
Untitled (Jars, bag, roadmap), detail
Mixed media on paper
9" x 11"

 

DIANE CHRISTIANSEN
"Travelogue," 2008
Goache and collage on paper
16" x 11 1/2"

DIANE CHRISTIANSEN
"Dad Pops Up on a Switchback," 2008
Goache and collage on paper
11 " x 17"

 

MARK KOSTABI
"The Road Less Traveled," 2008
Oil on canvas
9" x 11"

MARK KOSTABI
"My Friend Pierre," 2008
Oil on canvas
9" x 11"

MARK KOSTABI
"Reincarnation," 2008
Oil on canvas
11" x 9"

 

BETTE BLANK
"Born to be Wild," 2008
Oil on linen
12" x 24"

 

BETTE BLANK
"Pink Cadillac," 2008
Oil on linen
12" x 24"


KEITH JONES
Untitled, November 29, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
15" x 11"

 

HEATHER GOODCHILD
Untitled, 2007
Felt
c. 12" x 9" x 5"

HEATHER GOODCHILD
Untitled, 2007
Felt
c. 12" x 9" x 5"

HEATHER GOODCHILD
Untitled, 2007
Felt
c. 12" x 9" x 5"

HEATHER GOODCHILD
Untitled, 2007
Felt
Dimensions variable

 

REBECCA BIRD
"After Koninck," 2007
Ink on velum
9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

 

 

Reviewed in June 16th's New York Sun