story lines

May 8 - June 19, 2009

SAUL STEINBERG: Untitled (May Rescues the Cat), 1961: Pen and ink and pastel on paper: 18 3/4” x 25 1/2”


...........Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition "Story Lines" from May 8 through June 19, 2009. The exhibition explores different types of narrative in drawing, painting and sculpture, from the ambiguous and open-ended to the fully determined. Artists included in the exhibition are Glen Baxter, Marc Bell, Charles Burns, Geneviève Castrée, Roz Chast , William Copley, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Adam Dant, Julie Doucet, Elvis Studio, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Jules Feiffer, Renée French, George Grosz, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Keith Jones, Mark Kostabi, Ruth Marten, Ed Ruscha, Lauren Schiller, Anna Sommer, Sempe, Saul Steinberg, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Scott Teplin, Robin Tewes, Chris Ware, H. C. Westermann, Trevor Winkfield and David Wojnarowicz.

...........Included in the exhibition is Charles Burns' "Robot Love," 1999- a drawing that reads like a noir mystery, offering ephemeral pieces of evidence that add up to a time, a place, and an event. Marc Bell's mixed media drawing collage "Shoo," 2009 uses the same kind of fractured narrative in a stream of consciousness diary that grows organically across and off of the page. From Aline Kominsky Crumb, Chris Ware and Julie Doucet come autobiographical comic tales that are hilarious and heartbreaking in their honesty. Robin Tewes, Anna Sommer and Alison Elizabeth Taylor challenge gender roles, while Trenton Doyle Hancock's "Vegan Season," 2004 takes place in a world in which assumed moral superiority is turned upside-down, and Ruth Marten's drawing "Les Phoques," 2007 offers her version of "a love that dare not speak its name,"

...........Mapping history, Oyvind Fahlstrom assembles the dark twists and turns of U.S. foreign policy on a literal jigsaw puzzle in "Section of the World Map - A Puzzle," 1973. In George Grosz's drawing "Dr. Sand's End," 1925, a distraught petty bureaucrat bemoans his life while a pistol waits on a nearby chair. H.C. Westermann codes his haunting response to war in private symbols in "The Time of the Hunter," 1969. Strange parlor games are present in Glen Baxter's Untitled, 1973, where a man is unceremoniously tied up in the center of a room while four other men consult maps and plans in an undefined, ritualistic game. All these works plumb the darkness of recent history, while David Wojnarowicz's "An Alter for the People of the Villa Miseria," 1984, eloquently mourns its victims.

...........Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at adambaumgoldgallery.com. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 or abaumgold@aol.com.

 

Saul Steinberg

 

Untitled (May Rescues the Cat), 1961
Pen and ink and pastel on paper
18 3/4” x 25 1/2”
C. Saul Steinberg Foundation/ NRS NY

 


"All Roads Lead to Rome,"1962
Ink on paper
14” x 17”
Reproduced New Yorker, July 14, 1962 and Saul Steinberg, New World, 1965
C. Saul Steinberg Foundation/ NRS NY

 


Untitled (Man Daydreaming), c. 1963
Ink on paper with collage
16” x 21”
C. Saul Steinberg Foundation/ NRS NY

 

George Grosz

 

At the Writing Table
Der Dichter am Schreibtisch (verso), 1921
Pen and ink on paper
20" X 12"

 

"Der Dichter am Schreibtisch (At the Writing Table) recto, 1921
Pen and ink on paper
20" X 12"

 


"Der Dichter am Schreibtisch (At the Writing Table) verso, 1921
Pen and ink on paper
20" X 12"

 

H. C. Westermann

 

"The Time of the Hunter," 1971
Ink and watercolor on paper
20" x 24"

 

Ruth Marten

 

"Las Recesionistas: I Shoes," 2008
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

"Las Recesionistas: II Couture," 2008
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Chris Ware

 

"Mr. Ware Smokes Weed," 2002
Ink on paper
28" x 20"

 

Charles Burns

 

"El Borbah: Title page: Robot Love," 1999
Ink on paper
18" x 14"

"El Borbah: Title page: Love in Vein," 1999
Ink on paper
18" x 14"

 

Glen Baxter

 

Untitled, 1974
Colored pencil on paper
23 3/8" x 33 1/2"

 

"As the Sun Goes down over Brussels the Erotic Tension Reaches a Fever Pitch,"
Colored pencil on paper
23 3/8" x 33 1/2"

 

Robin Tewes

 

"Tiny Little Thing," 2006
Oil on panel
23 3/4" x 21 7/8"

"Tiny Little Thing," 2006, detail
Oil on panel
23 3/4" x 21 7/8""

 

"Another Tasteful Discussion of a Contemporary War," 2006
Colored pencil on paper
30 " x 22"

 

Scott Teplin

 

"Crash at Sunset," 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
18" x 15"

 

Untitled, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
30" x 40"

 

"Duck Head," 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
30" x 40"

 

Renee French

The Ticking 1, 2006
Ink on paper
3 1/4" x 3 1/2"

The Ticking 2, 2006
Ink on paper
3 3/8" x 3 1/4"

The Ticking 3, 2006
Ink on paper
3 1/8" x 3"

The Ticking 4, 2006
Ink on paper
3 1/8" x 3 1/4"

The Ticking 5, 2006
Ink on paper
3 1/16" x 3 1/16"

The Ticking 6, 2006
Ink on paper
3 3/8" x 3 3/8"

The Ticking 7, 2006
Ink on paper
3 1/8" x 3 1/8"

The Ticking 8, 2006
Ink on paper
3 3/8" x 3 1/8"

 

Aline Kominsky Crumb

 

“Blabette Gets an Afro,” 1976
Ink on scratchboard
11” x 14”

“I Woke Up One Day With Or I
Dreamed That... I Had a Hole in
My Soul!” 1988
Ink on paper
11” x 15 1/2”

 

Elvis Studio

"Fabrique," 2003
Gouache on panel
8” x 20”

 

 

Anna Sommer

 

"The Lumberjack's Widow," 2007
Collage drawings, 1 of 2
27 1/2" X 19 5/8"

"The Lumberjack's Widow," 2007
Collage drawings, 2 of 2
27 1/2" X 19 5/8"

 

Trevor Winkfield

 

"Tomb," 1982
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 40"

 

Marc Bell

 

"Skinny Fighter Pilot on a Stink Reconnaissance," 2007 (detail)
Mixed Media On Paper
16 1/4" x 12 1/4"

 

"Fresh From Kiev #2," 2006
Ink and Watercolour On Paper
16" x 20"

 

Julie Doucet

 

Page from "New York Diary," 1996
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 13"

Page from "New York Diary," 1996
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 13"

 

Page from "New York Diary," 1996
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 13"

 

Page from "New York Diary," 1996
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 13"

 

Genevieve Castree

 

"Smokers II ," 2005
Ink, watercolor on paper
10 3/4" x 10 3/4"

 

"la cordillère des hommes,"2008
Ink, watercolor on paper
4 5/8" x 8 15/16

 

 

Lauren Schiller

 

"Confession: Trio," 2000
Oil on panel
8" x 10"

 

"Confession: Night Eating," 2000
Oil on panel
8" x 10"

 

Adam Dant

 

"B.I.S.I.: Bureau for the Investigation of the Subliminal Image: #11: Unmediated Sightings," 2003
Ink on paper
25" x 20"

 

"B.I.S.I.: Bureau for the Investigation of the Subliminal Image: #13: Graphic Processing," 2003
Ink on paper
25" x 20"

 

Alison Elizabeth Taylor

 

"Swords and Ploughshares," 2004
Oil on panel
40" x 30"

 

 

Jules Feiffer

 

"Family Get Together," 1977
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

"Someday He May Inherit My Power," 1975
Ink on paper
9 " x 14 1/2"

 

Oyvind Fahlstrom

 

"Section of World Map - A Puzzle," 1973
Color silkscreen on metal, ed. of 100
20" x 32

 

"Section of World Map - A Puzzle," 1973, detail
Color silkscreen on metal, ed. of 100
20" x 32"

 

"Section of World Map - A Puzzle," 1973, detail
Color silkscreen on metal, ed. of 100
20" x 32

 

Untitled, 1966
Screenprint, ed. of 225
17" x 22"

 

Mark Kostabi

"Social Mechanics," 2009
Oil on canvas
15 3/4" x 9 7/8"

 

"Can't Explain," 2009
Oil on canvas
23 5/8" x 19 3/4"

 

"Kindness is Deductible," 2009
Oil on canvas
23 5/8" x 17 3/4"

 

 

Keith Jones

 

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

Untitled, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
12" x 9"

 

William Copley

 

"Think," 1969
Charcoal on paper
18" x 24"

David Wojnarowicz

 


“An Alter for the people of the Villa Miseria,” 1984
Construction in wood with sticks, tape, barbed wire, plaster, and wire
Cabinet 21 1/4” x 10” X 6” closed
21 1/4” x 18 1/4” x 6” open


“An Alter for the people of the Villa Miseria,” 1984
Construction in wood with sticks, tape, barbed wire, plaster, and wire
Cabinet 21 1/4” x 10” X 6” closed
21 1/4” x 18 1/4” x 6” open

Roz Chast

"Belated Mother's Day Cards," 1998
Ink and watercolor on paper
9 ¾" x 7 ¾"

"Persons of Faith," 2008
Ink and watercolor on paper
11 ¾" x 8 ½'

"When Baby Boomers Hit Their Nineties,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
9 1/2" x 7 1/2"

"Error Messages," 2008
Ink and watercolor on paper
12" x 9"

 

Sempé

"Untitled," (part 1) 1986
Ink on paper
12" x 14 1/2"

"Untitled," (part 2) 1986
Ink on paper
12" x 14 1/2"