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Steven Goring

Steven Goring

Steven Goring

‘I have designed and crafted my own easels to facilitate my raised canvases. Part of the design includes custom made T-squares which are easily removed and slide freely on the easel. I use artist quality oil paint in an alkyd medium. Alkyd is oil modified synthetic resin with fast drying properties, increased resistance to yellowing and produces a flexible paint film. Since my paintings are made up of several layers, alkyd is the perfect medium.

The development of my painting can be broken down into two parts. Part one is painting in the horizontal and two is painting in the vertical. Part one; painting in the horizontal is a semi-automatic process. I may have some idea as to colour and composition but mostly it is thinking and responding as I paint. Part one becomes the background of the image. Part two; painting in the vertical is a very slow process of painting fine vertical lines over top of each other. This is a more deliberate process with a composition or spatial map in mind. Once I start to paint the vertical, an interaction of colour and form takes place between the horizontal and vertical. The painting slowly emerges creating its own voice.’

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‘I find myself exploring various spaces between representational and non-representational, objective and non-objective or natural design verses human design.  It is when these two opposing ideas meander into one another creating a less defined idea or vagueness that interest me. My work usually has a background layer and a foreground layer made up of various markings.  There is no perspective, however there is depth. The depth becomes the middle space. I am influenced by everyday observations of nature such as the play of light on trees, the movement of water or the arrangement of plant material. These observations, being micro or macro, make their way into my image making.’

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Steven Goring is a graduate of Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, with a diploma in Fine Art Cinematography and an apprenticeship in colour reproduction. Self-taught as a painter, Goring has been represented exclusively by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2004, and has since exhibited in several regional art shows and International Art Fairs. Goring is based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His relocation from large urban environments to a more isolated community, with a studio surrounded by the ever-changing atmospheric occurrences of a West Coast island, has informed his art immensely. Goring has been influenced by abstract expressionists, such as Barnett Newman, and the music of composer Phillip Glass. His art evokes qualities of light, often infused with iridescent colors, and expanding thoughts of space, by employing extremely fine hand drawn and painted lines, both on panel and paper. In his 2009 solo show, Surrounding, he exhibited the stunning 7 ft x 19 ft Surrounding (Clearing) canvas on daily and seasonal movement of Light. Goring’s work is represented in private collections in Canada and the US.

Artist Website: stevengoring.com/

Steven Goring is a graduate of Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, with a diploma in Fine Art Cinematography and an apprenticeship in colour reproduction. Self-taught as a painter, Goring has been represented exclusively by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2004, and has since exhibited in several regional art shows and International Art Fairs. Goring is based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His relocation from large urban environments to a more isolated community, with a studio surrounded by the ever-changing atmospheric occurrences of a West Coast island, has informed his art immensely. Goring has been influenced by abstract expressionists, such as Barnett Newman, and the music of composer Phillip Glass. His art evokes qualities of light, often infused with iridescent colors, and expanding thoughts of space, by employing extremely fine hand drawn and painted lines, both on panel and paper. In his 2009 solo show, Surrounding, he exhibited the stunning 7 ft x 19 ft Surrounding (Clearing) canvas on daily and seasonal movement of Light. Goring’s work is represented in private collections in Canada and the US.

Steven Goring’s CV

Residence: Victoria, BC
Born: Kingston, Ontario 1952

Education

1975-79     Apprenticeship – colour reproduction, London Ontario
1973  Diploma, Fine Arts Cinematography and Photography, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario

Exhibitions

2015 New Works, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Tumulus-Tumuli, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 Synecdoche, Side Room Gallery, Victoria, BC

2009 Surrounding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2009 Perceptions, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2007 Painting in Two Parts, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005 SPRUNG, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005 Distilling, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2004 Grounding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2003 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke BC

Art Fairs

2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Context Miami, Miami FL
2012 TIAF, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

Publications

2008 Canadian House and Home Magazine, September

Collections

Private collections throughout Canada and the United States

Representation

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada


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Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson is an Australian artist who uses digital technology as her paintbrush. She constructs imaginary landscapes using images from the world around her. The end result is a non-existing reality created from many hundreds of photographs.

 

After completing her art education in painting at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney Catherine quickly moved into the world of film and television. She created visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, 300 and Australia. Her job as a visual effects artist has taken her around the world having lived in Milan, London, Rome, Reykjavik, Bratislava, Brussels and Australia. In 2008 she started her own art studio in Gent and Amsterdam and has since dedicated her time fully to creating her own art.

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“When I embraced the medium of photography, I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn’t expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience in film visual effects behind me, I began to take my photos to another level.”

 

In 2010 she launched her series ‘Future Memories’ followed by ‘Nuit Americaine’ (2011), ‘Danube’ (2012) and ‘Other Worlds’ (2013) This work was exhibited in Australia, Europe, America and Asia. Her follow up series ‘Expedition’ (2014) took a more personal, nostalgic turn focusing on her childhood growing up in Sydney and is about memory and the way memory distorts. In her latest exhibition “Submerged” she has taken her camera underwater creating three new bodies of work: Origins (2014) , Unstill Life (2015) and Submerged (2015).‘Origins” was created from images shot in mangroves in South East Asia. ‘Unstill Life’ and ’Submerged’ were created from thousands of close ups in a small lily pond.

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Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses modern technology as her paintbrush. After completing her studies in painting with a degree from NSW College of Fine Arts, Australia, Nelson moved into the film industry creating visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300 and Australia. In her career as a visual effects artist at various film studios around the world, Catherine was exposed to the latest digital techniques but it was her painting education that formed her eye and vision for her contemporary landscapes to which she now dedicates herself. Since her debut exhibition in 2009, her art has been exhibited in International Art Fairs and Solo and Group exhibitions in Sydney, Australia, Bejing, China, Seoul, Korea, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, New York and Los Angeles, USA. The artist is originally from Australia and is currently based in Belgium. Her first exhibition in Canada was Realiteit, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada, 2013.

Artist Website: catherinenelson.com/

Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses modern technology as her paintbrush. After completing her studies in painting with a degree from NSW College of Fine Arts, Australia, Nelson moved into the film industry creating visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300 and Australia. In her career as a visual effects artist at various film studios around the world, Catherine was exposed to the latest digital techniques but it was her painting education that formed her eye and vision for her contemporary landscapes to which she now dedicates herself. Since her debut exhibition in 2009, her art has been exhibited in International Art Fairs and Solo and Group exhibitions in Sydney, Australia, Bejing, China, Seoul, Korea, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, New York and Los Angeles, USA. The artist is originally from Australia and is currently based in Belgium. Her first exhibition in Canada was Realiteit, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada, 2013.

Born in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Education

1996                  Graduated from the NSW College of Fine Arts , Australia
1996 – 2008       Digital Artist in the film industry

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014            “Expedition” Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2014            “Expedition” Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014            “Future Memories” MContemporary, Sydney, Australia
2013             “Other Worlds’, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2013             “Other Worlds’, Julie Saul Project Space, New York

2013            “Other Worlds’, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2013            “Other Worlds’, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012             “Other Worlds’, Gallerynow, Seoul, South Korea
2011             ‘Future Memories’, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2011            ‘Creation’, Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2014            “The Colonial to the Personal”, Michael Reid at Peter Walker Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2014            Mandoria Finalist Art Award, Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2014            “The Colonial to the Personal”, Michael Reid at Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, WA, Australia

2014            “Human + Graphy”, Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
2013            “realiteit”, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada

2012             Heyson Prize for “Interpretation of Place”, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

2012            ‘Murr-ma’, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012            ‘Terra Cognita’, Photography Festival, Groningen, Holland

2012            “Space Oddity”. S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

2012            “legends” La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2012            “Digital Darkroom” Slideshow event, The Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, USA

2012            “South of the Border”, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane, Australia

2012            “Out of the Darkness”, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2012            “Flipside: Australian Photography”. Project A7, Sarah Lee Artworks ad Projects, LA, USA

2011            Royal Bank of Scotland Emergind Artist Award Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

2011            Bowness Photography Prize Finalist Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2011            ‘New Worlds”, Hanmi Photography Museum, Seoul, Korea

2011            Hyper Realistic’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011            ‘Magic Spaces’, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2011            ‘Plus One’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2010            ‘Lake’, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Australia

2010            Royal Bank of Scotland, Finalist exhibition for Emerging Artist Award, Australia

2010            Blake Director’s Cut Exhibition, Australia

2009             Future Artist, Nikon Next online exhibition, Japan – http://www.nikonnext.com

Art Fairs

2014            Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, USA
2014            Photo LA

2013            Korean International Art Fair

2013            Art Stage Singapore

2013            Photo LA

2012            Miami Context

2012            KIAF, Korean International Art Fair

2012            Melbourne Art Fair

2012            FotoFever, Brussels

2012            Photo LA

2012            Art Stage Singapore

2011            Art Paris 2011

2011            Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand

2011            Slick 11, Paris, France

2010            ‘Lake’, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Australia

2010            Royal Bank of Scotland, Finalist exhibition for Emerging Artist Award, Australia

2010            Blake Director’s Cut Exhibition, Australia

Grants, Prizes, and Residencies
2012            Winner Gallery NOW Artist Award, Seoul, South Korea

2012            Finalist Heyson Prize for “Interpretation of Place”, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

2011            Winner ‘Eclectica” 2011, Frensham Fellowship Art Prize, Mittagong, Australia

2011            Finalist Bowness Photography Prize , Melbourne, Australian

2011            Finalist Royal Bank of Scotland Emergind Artist Award, Sydney, Australia

2010             Winner Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Client Choice Award, Australia

Collections

Sydney City, Artbank Australia, Australia Club, Daryl Hewson Collection, Morgan Stanley NY, various private collections in Europe,USA, Asia and Australia

SELECTED REVIEWS

Hallie Sekoff, Huffington Post, 24/10/2012, Catherine Nelson’s ‘Future Memoreis’ are Imagintaive Landscapes

Christopher Jobson , Slate, 26/10/2012, Miniature Worlds Digitally Assembled from Hundreds of Photographs

Rafaele Oriani, Corriere Della Sera, 18/10/12, Quattro (Pre)visioni Sul Mondo

Jakob Schiller, Wired, Raw File, 11/01/2012, Bizarre Micro-Planets Made From Hundreds of Landscape Photos

Mike Peters, China Daily, 02/12/2011, Worlds Apart

Michael Gold, Global Times, 30/11/2012, Wonder From Down Under

Heather Jacobs, Australia Unlimited, 10/2011, Painting With Technology

Catherine Caines, WISH, The Australian, 05/05/11, Digital Vision

Bethany Small, Time Out Sydney, 7/12/2010, Photoshop Til You Drop

 


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Marianne Lovink

Marianne Lovink

Marianne Lovink

Markings 2019

With this newest series of work I have been exploring the relationship between sculptural form and its embellishment. This is not unusual for me, but in the past I have resisted the urge to fully explore this interest. I have always been fascinated with the visual language of mark – making throughout millennia – and its complexity, variety, and pervasiveness across all cultures.

This timeless preoccupation with the endless expressive possibilities of repetitive motifs, and the subsequent effect of positive and negative space, has had a growing influence on my work. I am particularly interested in how a specific motif can conform but also resist the underlying sculptural form, creating a visual tension that enlivens the eye.



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Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Artist Website: mariannelovink.com/

Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Born: 1961, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Education

1989            Art Studio Program, The Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff, AB
1984            Bachelor of Fine Arts, honors, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Counterpoint, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
2012  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011  Unnatural Order, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010  Permutations, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009  Phenomena, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007  Molecular MechanicsKatharine Mulherin Contemporary Projects, Toronto ON
2006  Microscopic: exhibit A, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006  Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Schemata, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Definitely Superior Artist-Run Centre & Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
2002 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 1080 Bus Gallery, Toronto. ON
2001 Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2000 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
1997 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Kingston Artists’ Association Inc., Kingston, ON
1994 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013     Amber Archive, Toronto, ON
2012 Unique: 4thAnnual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Lucky 13: 2nd Annual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2008 Decade, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
2007 Playing in Traffic, Red Bull Music Academy, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Other Moments: new sculpture, photography and art on paper, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2006 Contemporary Sculpture, Rollo Contemporary Art, London, UK
2005 RBS Inside Annual 2005, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2005 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Summer Exhibition, Royal British Sculpture Society, London, UK
2004 Metamorphosis, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Sheboygan, WI
2004 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Marianne Lovink/Sheila Moss, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SA
2001 St. Sebastian, Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario
2001 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2001 Poiesis: Marianne Lovink & Sheila Moss, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2001 Pure Group
, Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000  Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Arts2000
, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Stratford, ON

Art Fairs

2013 Toronto International Art Fair – Olga Korper Gallery
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 Los Angeles Art Show – Villa del Arte
2010 AAF Singapore – Villa del Arte
2010 Toronto International Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2010 Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Villa de Arte
2009 BridgeNY09 Art Fair, New York – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007  AquaArtMiami – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2007 Toronto International Art Fair – Open Spaces Project
2007 Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2006 Scope London – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 ART(212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 AFFAIR, Portland, Oregon – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2005 Scope Miami  – Judith Tatar Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 Scope LA – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2003 Toronto International Art Fair – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects

Public Art Commissions

2017       Queen Street West BIA, Custom Tree Guards, Toronto, ON (Installation date: Summer 2017)
2016       SEPTA Art-in-Transit Program – Nexus – 40th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
2016       College Street West BIA/Toronto – Parkette Bicycle Stands
2015       Weston Village BIA/Toronto – Penny-Farthing – Custom Bike Stands
2015       Waterfront Toronto – Site Specific, Sumach St & Eastern Ave, Toronto, 2015
2013       Toronto Urban Design/Award of Merit: “Public Art and Bicycle Rack Designers”
2011       Artist-Designed Bicycle Stand/Lock-up Multiple, City of Toronto (with Scott Eunson)
2010       Lansdowne Fence Streetscape, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto (with Scott Eunson)

Grants / Awards

Award of Merit, Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2013
Canada Council – Creation/Production Grant: 2008, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1995
Canada Council – Travel Grant: 2002
Ontario Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists:  2003, 2001
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant:  2003, 1998, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
Toronto Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists 2001, 1993
Hudson’s Bay Company Scholarship (Banff Centre) : 1989
Artsfest, Kingston, Ontario – First Prize/Sculpture: 1984

Collections

W Guangzhou Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, Ontario
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario
OMERS, Toronto, Ontario
W Hoboken Hotel and Residences, Hoboken, NJ, USA
The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Atlantis Films Canada, Toronto, Ontario
City of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Private Collections

Professional Affiliation

Member of Philadelphia Sculptor’s Society
Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Bibliography

2010     Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009     Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007     Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003     Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003     Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003     Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002     Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002     Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001     Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001     Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001     Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000     “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000     “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000     Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000     S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000     lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000     Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998     Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997     Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994     Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992     Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992

Marianne Lovink Press Release Counterpoint – View

2010  Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009  Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007  Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003  Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003 Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003 Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002 Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002 Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001 Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001 Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001 Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000 “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000  “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000  Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000  S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000 lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000 Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998  Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997 Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994 Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992 Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992


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Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg

Born and raised in Southern California, painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings.  From Los Angeles, Couwenberg’s work references and suggests the aesthetic associated with mid-century modernism, car culture, skateboards, and surfboards.  Not to leave out, paying homage to the historical styles of post-war art making associated with Los Angeles and Southern California throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  Couwenbergs paintings give a nod towards the Hard-edge abstractionists, the finish fetish, and the light and space artists.  Not content to replicate, he uses the sensibility of Eames-era design and hard-edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating paintings.  His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual.  He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results, reflecting the visual landscape of his environment.

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A graduate from Art Center College of Design and The Claremont Graduate School, Couwenberg worked under the guidance of Karl Benjamin, one of the leading figures in the Southern California based school of Hard-edge geometric abstraction.  Benjamin was instrumental in the development of his painting style, process, and philosophy. A Southern California native, Couwenberg naturally embraced this sensibility and applied it to his art making practices.  By instilling the discipline and work ethic associated with these philosophies into his process, the paintings began to mature and develop a visual voice.  The vocabulary references the dedication toward craft, process, and the progression of concepts and techniques.

Couwenberg’s paintings have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.  His work can be found in numerous public, private, corporate, and museum collections around the world.  Recent museum acquisitions include the Long Beach Museum of Art, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Laguna Art Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, and the Daum Museum in Missouri.  In 2007 Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting and was recently featured as the subject of Los Angeles based film maker Eric Minh Swenson, which focuses on the artists life and studio practices. Couwenberg recently exhibited a body of paintings in a two person show along with his mentor Karl Benjamin in Los Angeles. The show was part of the Getty Museums ongoing “Pacific Standard Time” project highlighting Southern California artists and their contributions towards art making.

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Born to and raised by Dutch-Indonesian parents in Southern California, Couwenberg spoke both languages at home and was taught to understand and appreciate the craft of Indonesia, and the art associated with the Dutch masters. His childhood was thus influential in the development of his career in visual art. Together, with the aesthetics of his California experience (surf, skate, and hot rod culture), Couwenberg’s paintings visually layer archetypes or reinterpreted forms into a contemporary conversation with mid-century modernism. For Couwenberg, the build up of layers, coupled with exposed underpainting, represents the artist’s reflection on his relationship with his personal and cultural history; he intends to find and create a middle-ground between expressionism and hard-edge abstraction. Beautiful surfaces, bold minimalism of color, and asymmetric compositions produce works that are muscular and dynamic, or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy. Couwenberg’s formal art education initiated with an Illustration Degree from the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, and culminated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate School, working under the mentorship of several senior painters most notably hard-edge California abstractionist, Karl Benjamin. Couwenberg has shown throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and group exhibitions. His work is in several museum collections, most recently in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, CA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, and has been included in Out of Line, a traveling exhibition curated by the Riverside Art Museum CA, which focuses on the contributions of non-objective painting in Southern California. He is currently featured in a two person exhibition in Los Angeles held in conjunction with the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time” project. In 2007, Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting.

Artist Website: alexcouwenberg.com

Born to and raised by Dutch-Indonesian parents in Southern California, Couwenberg spoke both languages at home and was taught to understand and appreciate the craft of Indonesia, and the art associated with the Dutch masters. His childhood was thus influential in the development of his career in visual art. Together, with the aesthetics of his California experience (surf, skate, and hot rod culture), Couwenberg’s paintings visually layer archetypes or reinterpreted forms into a contemporary conversation with mid-century modernism. For Couwenberg, the build up of layers, coupled with exposed underpainting, represents the artist’s reflection on his relationship with his personal and cultural history; he intends to find and create a middle-ground between expressionism and hard-edge abstraction. Beautiful surfaces, bold minimalism of color, and asymmetric compositions produce works that are muscular and dynamic, or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy. Couwenberg’s formal art education initiated with an Illustration Degree from the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, and culminated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate School, working under the mentorship of several senior painters most notably hard-edge California abstractionist, Karl Benjamin. Couwenberg has shown throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and group exhibitions. His work is in several museum collections, most recently in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, CA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, and has been included in Out of Line, a traveling exhibition curated by the Riverside Art Museum CA, which focuses on the contributions of non-objective painting in Southern California. He is currently featured in a two person exhibition in Los Angeles held in conjunction with the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time” project. In 2007, Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting.

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions

2018      “Geometric Generation”, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2018      “Chevrons”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018      “Collaboration”, Coagula Curatorial, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2017     “In Pono”, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2017      “Long Play”, Scape Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
2016      “Left at 69’s”, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016      “Geometrie de Luce”, Artesilva, Mila, Italy
2016      “what we do is secret”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016     New Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City, NY
2016     New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016     New Paintings, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
2016     New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015      Byways, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
2015      Revisited, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2014      California, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014      Inform / form, Launch gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013       Swell, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2013      Cross Current, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012      Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik, Vancouver, BC
2012      Alex Couwenberg and Karl Benjamin: Influence, Divergence, & the Evolution of an Idea,  William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011      Trajectory, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011      New Paintings, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011      New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011      Over the Years, Metro Gallery, Pomona, CA
2010      New Paintings, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009      A Bit Left of All Right, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009      Singles, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2009      Arcade, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009      Morphic Traces, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2009      Waimea, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2008      Working Space, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008      Bypassing Referents, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2007      Cosmetically, Aesthetically, Unregrettably, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2007      New Paintings, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006      Black Labeled, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006      Alex Couwenberg: a ten year evolution, University Gallery, CSUS, Turlock, CA
2005      de Stad, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2005      Metropolitan, 455 Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005      tussenruimte, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004      Primo, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003      Paintings, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
2003      Alexander Couwenberg; a seven year survey, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2002      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997      The Hot Rod Series, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1996      New Paintings, Dillingham/Caples Gallery, Claremont, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2016      Construct, Kosuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016       Art Changes Things, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
2016      Collection: Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2016      Forethought, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016      New Masters Versus Modern Artists, Heitsch Galerie, Munich, Germany
2016     Diosyncratic Fileds, Ease Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
2016     20 Years Kostuik Gallery, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015       LA | SF, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015       New Abstraction, Lyons, Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2015       Artist of the film MANA, Villa di Donato, Napoli , Italy
2014       Shift – five decades of Contemporary California Painting, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2014            Celebrating The Spirit of Summer, Lancaster MOAH, Lancaster, CA
2014            LA Abstract, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2013            Mas Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2013            Mama, Gallery MELD, Kailua-Kona, HI
2011            The Gleam in the Young Bastards Eye, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011            Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011            Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011            A Generous Spirit, Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, CSUSB, CA
2010            Karl Benjamin: Under the Influence, Royal Projects, Indiana Wells, CA
2010            Over Paper, Bruno Davis Gallery, St. Louie, MO
2010            Line, Curve, Form, David Richards Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2010             Claremont Modernism, OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA
2010            WHAT, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009             Enduring Legacy, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2009            West/East, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2009            Rant, Design Loves Art, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
2009            Art Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2009            Los Angeles Currents, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009            Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009            ONA 2X2, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
2008             Liquid Light, Museum of Design Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA
2008            Between the Lines, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008            15 Years, 15 Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008            Art Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2008            The Finish Fetish, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2008            Keeping It Straight, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2008            Works on Paper, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007             West Coast Abstraction, Peter Blake Galley, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Liquid Light, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007             Off the Grid, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007             Paintings Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2007             Inland Emperors, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007             Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2007             Inaugural Exhibition, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007             Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Art Auction 12, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2007             Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2007             Decade, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007             Out of Line, Cal State Stanislaus, University Gallery, Turlock, CA
2007             Grey Scale, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Art Auction = Stimulus, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Let There Be Light, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2006            Aligning With Abstract Los Angeles, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2006            Landscape Perspectives, Art + Industry, Palm Springs, CA
2006            Summer Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006            Monotype, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2006            2nd Gwang Hwa Moon International Arts Festival, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
2006            Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006            Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
2006            Recent Acquisitions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2006            Border Crossing, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada
2006            Out of Line, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
2005             Inaugural Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada
2005            A Common Thread, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2005            Out of Line, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2005            Out of Line, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
2005            Abstract Los Angeles, Louisiana Tech University Galleries, Ruston, LA
2005            Art Auction 11, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2005            Theories: LA Paint, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2005            Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2005            Monothon, 2005, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2004             Luster, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
2004            Abstract Work from the Permanent Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2004            Continental Divide: LA/NYC, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NY
2004            Abstract Los Angeles, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2004            20th Anniversary Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003             No Chaser; Straight Ahead Abstract Painting, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2003             Group Show, Dolby/Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003            Black and White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003             New Paintings, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2003             Art Auction 10, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2002             California Dream, Il Museo I Magli di Sarezzo, Brescia, Italy
2002            Summer Group Show,Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002            Sam Maloof and Friends, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
2001             New American Paintings Group Show, OSP Gallery/Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
2001            Homage: Roland Reiss, Claremont Graduate School alumni show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA 2001Art Auction 9, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2001            Monothon, 2001, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA S
2001             Sequence, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
2000             Art 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
1999             Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
1999            Faculty Exhibition, Chaffey College, Ontario Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
1998             Six Gallery Artist, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998            Synchronicity, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
1998            Contemporary Works of the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA
1997             Convergent Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997            L.A. Emerging, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997             Art Auction 6, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1997             3 Weeks in L.A., Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997             Recent Paintings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997             Fringe of the Fringe, dA Gallery Benefit Art Auction, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
1996            42.2 – CGS to Paradiso, Gallery Paradiso, Newport Beach, CA
1996            Painting and Sculpture, Art Center Alumni Show, Thousand Oaks Municipal Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA
1995             Raw Data, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1994      Recent Work, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Youth Culture, Lava Room, Costa Mesa, CA

Awards

2007            Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant

Selected Public Collections

– Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
– California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
– Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
– Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
– Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
– Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
– Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
– Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
– Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
– Pitzer College Museum Collection, Claremont, CA
– Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
– Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
– Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, California State Museum, Sa Bernardino, CA
– University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Bibliography 

2018            Gary Brewer, “The Language of Style”, Art and Cake, September 2018
2018            Annabel Osberg, “Alex Couwenberg and Steve Diet Goedde”, Artillery, February 2018
2017            Liz Goldner, “Alex Couwenberg At SCAPE”, Art and Cake, November 2017
2017            Jennifer Fernandex, “Warm Modernism”, Architectural Degest, April 2017
2016            Shana Nys Dambrot, “In The Next Dimension”
2016            George Melrod, “Left at 69’s” @ Lyons Weir Gallery, review, Art LTD, November 2016
2015           Jim Daichendt, Byways (catalog essay), March  2015
2014            Nys Dambrot, Shana, Whitehot Magazine, August 2014
2014            Enholm, Molly, ArtScene, May 2014
2013            Roth, David, “Alex Couwenberg at Andrea Schwartz, “Square Cylinder”, December 2013
2013            Senn, David, “Crosscurrents”. Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
2013            Lucas-Zenk, Carolyn, West Hawaii Today, July 2013
2012            Frank, Peter, Huffington Post, January 2012
2012            Moret, A., Art Ltd, March 2012
2012            Frank, Peter, Fabrik, January 2012
2012            Artweek LA., January 2012
2011            Carasso, Roberta, Coast Magazine, “Colors, Shapes, and Light, October 2011
2011            Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, Spring 2011
2011            Davies, Stacy, “OC Weekly”, October 2011
2011            Walters, Daniela, Beverly Hills Lifestyle”, Creating Balance”, Spring 2011
2011            Roth, David, Square Cylinder, February 2011
2011            Yood, James, Critic, Writer, Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue Essay, 2011
2011            California Home and Design, “Left Coast Looks”, February 2011
2010            Dambrot, Shana Nys, Flavorpill New York, “Alex Couwenberg, New Paintings,” March 2010 Zimmermann, Mark, Art: Theories and Provocations, March 2010
2010            Artdaily.org March 2010
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, “Game On: The Arcade Paintings”, November 2009
2009            Nichols, Kimberly, Desert Magazine, “Art for Now”, November 2009
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, November 2009
2009            Melrod, George, ART ltd, “Under the Radar” May 2009
2009            Idaho Mountain Express, March 4, 2009
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, February 2009
2009            Frank, Peter, THE Magazine Los Angeles, February 2009
2009            Meyers, Holly, Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2009
2008            Art & Culture, Critic’s Pick, Winter/Spring 2008
2008            Harris, Freddie, Sun Valley Magazine, “Gallery Openings,” Winter 2008
2008            California Home and Design, “Art and Antiques,” September 2008
2008            Gay, Malcolm, Riverfront Times, “St. Louis Art Capsules,” May 20, 2008
2008            Grossman, Emily, Art and Living, “The Straight Take”, March 20, 2008
2008            The New York Sun, “Brother Culture” January 25, 2008
2008            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, “Critics Pick,” January, 2008
2008            Davies, Stacy, IE Weekly, “Everything Old Is New Again,” January 17, 2008
2007            Myers, Holly, Los Angeles Times, “Like 50’s lounge music, remixed,” August 17, 2007
2007            Gleason, Mat, ArtScene, July/August 2007 Artdaily.org, July 2007
2007            Tibbitz, Ashley, Flavorpill, July 17-23, 2007
2007            ART ltd., “Pulse,” July 2007
2007            Bossick, Karen, Wood River Journal, “Buzzer, Gilman Contemporary”, August 1, 2007
2007            Carasso, Roberta, Coast Magazine, September, 2007
2007            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Grids Unlocked,” Art Pick of the Week, June 6, 2007
2007            Jit Fong Chin, SqueezeOC, “Grey Matters”, January, 2007
2007            Walsh, Daniella, Orange County Register, “Shades of Gray”, January 14, 2007
2007            Carasso, Roberta, Laguna News Post, “Artwaves” January 4, 2007
2007            Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, “The Radar Art” January, 2007
2007            Rupe, Cynthia, SqueezeOC, Picks of the Week, January 4, 2007
2007            Mckenna, John Page, Palm Springs Life, Winter/Spring 2007
2006            Melrod, George, Art Ltd., “Culver City: Chelsea West?” October, 2006
2006            Cripps, Mick, Lifescapes, “Artist Profile,” September, 2006
2006            Allen, Bobbie, Coastline Pilot, “Seven Abstractionists for summer,” July 6, 2006
2005            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art Pick of the Week,” October 2005
2005            Muckenfuss, Mark, Press Enterprise, Riverside Museum Monothon Event, September, 2005
2005            Simou, Alexandra, New York Sun, January 26, 2005
2004            Kugelman, Kerry, Art Circles, fall 2004
2004            Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Review, August 29, 2004
2004            Gilbert, Debora, Greenline, March, 2004
2004            Gleason, Mat, Artscene, February, 2004
2004            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art pick of the week,” February, 2004
2004            Novick, La Rue, Daily Bulletin, February, 2004
2003            Litz, Paige, Los Angeles Times, “Going Beneath the Surface,” October 10, 2003
2003            Moyle, Andrew, 210 Magazine, October, 2003
2002            Nelson, Harold, Director, Long Beach Museum of Art, Statement, 2002
2002            Alfred, E. Anne, Asst. Director, Riverside Museum of Art, Statement, 2002
2002            Dennison, Lisa, New American Paintings, vol. 37, 2001-02
2001            Roth, Charlene, Artweek, “Alexander Couwenberg at Ruth Bachofner Gallery,” March, 2001
2001            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art pick of the week,” January, 2001
2000            Johnstone, Mark, ART 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery Catalog

Visiting Artist / Lecturer 

• Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
• Summer Arts, California State University Monterey, Monterey, CA
• Modernism Week 2009, The Krisel House, Palm Springs, CA
• Paintings Edge, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
• Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA California
• State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Alex Couwenberg & Curtis Cutshaw
Geometric Generation Press Release PDF Download 

The Kostuik Gallery is excited to introduce our September Exhibition of new paintings by Alex Couwenberg and Curtis Cutshaw.  Geometric Generation combines accomplished painters who express addictive and reductive paint techniques to create formal compositions of movement and textures all through highly  skilled paint application unique to each artist.California based Alex Couwenberg pays homage to the historical styles of the visual language used by hard-edge, geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles and Southern California art during the 1950’s to the 1970’s. His paintings reference and suggest influences from custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, at the same time glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design.

(download PDF for complete Press Release)

Artistic Intent

Over that last decade, Alex Couwenberg as developed a signature style of painting where he builds upon layers of paint while also exposing his under painting. His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual. His technique is partly a reflection on the artist’s relationship with his personal and cultural history as well as an intention to find and create a middle ground between expressionism and hardedge abstraction. Couwenberg’s 2014 paintings continue to explore “process” and the “moment” through tightly controlled compositions of paint and mark making, creating images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings. Couwenberg’s work gives a nod and pays homage to the historical styles of the visual language used by hard-edge, geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles and Southern California art during the 1950’s to the 1970’s. His paintings reference and suggest influences from custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, at the same time glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design. However, not intending to replicate, Couwenberg uses Eames-era design and hard edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating his paintings. He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results: asymmetric compositions of color with beautiful surfaces that can be dynamic or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy reflecting the visual landscape of the world around him.

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“With platinum printing, noted for its beautiful luminosity and wide tonal scale, the absence of a binder layer allows very fine crystals of platinum to be embedded into the paper giving it a 3 dimensional appearance. Unrivaled by any other printing process, platinum, like gold, is a stable metal. A print can last for thousands of years.

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San Francisco Bay Area artist, Beth Moon, has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly toned platinumprints. Since 1999, Moon’s work has appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Fox Talbot Museum in Wiltshire, England. In 2013, Between Earth and Sky, the first monograph of her work, was published by Charta Art Books of Milan. In 2014, Abbeville Press published, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, with a third book to follow that same year from Galerie Vevais, La Lange Verte. Moon studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin before moving to England where she experimented with alternative photographic processes and learned to make platinumprints.

Artist Website: bethmoon.com/

San Francisco Bay Area artist, Beth Moon, has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly toned platinumprints. Since 1999, Moon’s work has appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Fox Talbot Museum in Wiltshire, England. In 2013, Between Earth and Sky, the first monograph of her work, was published by Charta Art Books of Milan. In 2014, Abbeville Press published, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, with a third book to follow that same year from Galerie Vevais, La Lange Verte. Moon studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin before moving to England where she experimented with alternative photographic processes and learned to make platinumprints.

Residence: Novato, California
Born: Neenah, Wiscconsin

Selected Exhibitions

2018    Ancient Trees, Ancient Skies, The Citadelle Art Foundation and Museum, Texas
2018    The World to Come, The Harm Museum of Art, Florida
2018    The World to Come, Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan
2018    Between Earth and Sky, PH Neutro Fine Art Fotographia, Sienna, Italy
2018    Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, The Rain Forest Festival, Malasia
2018    Cosmos, Photo Eye, Gallery, Santa Fe
2018    Infinite Grace, The Waterfall Gallery, New York
2018    Best of “Noir Et Blanc” a Paris, La Galeria Blin Plus Blin, Paris
2017    Arboria, I Monumenti Vegetali Di Beth Moon E Federica Galli, Muse Museo Delle Scienze Di Trento, Italy
2017    Diamond Nights- Thy Kingdom Come, L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
2017    Summer Selections, Corden Potts, San Francisco
2017    PHOTO ISRAEL, Israel Photography Festival 2017, Midtown, Tel-Aviv, Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Jerusalem
2016    From Liberty to Freedom, PH Neutro Fotographia, Italy
2016    Wisdom and Nature, The Le Ceil Foudation
2016    Diamond Nights, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2016    Diamond Nights, Corden Potts, San Francisco, CA
2016    Lovely as a Tree, Lousiana Art and Science
2016    Bridging Earth and Sky, The Ceter for Photographic Arts, CA
2015    Beth Moon & Lois Anvidalfare, Zott’s Artspace, Italy
2015    The Savage Garden, Corden Potts, San Francisco, CA
2015    Beth Moon – Ancient Trees, George Town Festival, Malasia
2015    Selected Works, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver
2015    Odin’s Cove, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2014    Diamond Nights, Zott’s Artspace, Singapore
2014    Diamond Nights, PH Neutro Fotographia, Italy
2014    Diamond Nights, Corden Potts, San Francisco, CA
2014    Beth Moon, Between Earth and Sky, L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
2013    Dall Argento Al Palladio, PH Neutro Fotographia Fine Art, Pietrasanta, Italy
2013    Figures Studied, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2013    Beth Moon, Selected Works, PH Neutro Fotographia, Italy
2013    Nestled in Nature, The Empty Quarter, Dubai
2012    Garden-Trees, Flowers, Landscape, Orticola di Lombardia, Villa Reale, Milano, Italy
2012    Bridging Earth and Sky, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Vermont
2012    Augurs and Soothsayers, Corden Potts, San Francisco, CA
2012    Bridging Earth and Sky, Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2012    Odin’s Cove, Corden Potts, San Francisco, CA
2012    Human- Nature, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2011    Beth Moon, Selected Works 1999-2011, PH Neutro, Verona, Italy
2011    Magical Realism, The Houston Center for Photography, Texas
2010    Exposed: Today’s Photography, San Jose Institude of Contemporary Art, California
2010    Beth Moon, Selected Works, Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, Ohio
2010    Augurs and Soothsavers and Island of Dragon’s Blood, Gallery 291, San Francisco, CA
2009    Beth Moon Platinum Prints, University of San Francisco, CA
2009    Reverie and Phapsody, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2009    Fiori Wave Gallery, Brescia, Italy
2008    The Savage Garden, Gallery 291, San Francisco
2008    Small, Modern Book Gallery, Palo Alto, California
2008    Thy Kingdom Come, Gallery 291, San Fracisco
2007    Best of Arles Foto Folio France, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007    Flora and Fauna, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago
2007    Among Trees, Aperture F64, Sa Anselmo, California
2006    Noble Processes in a Digital Age, The John Stevenson Gallery, New York
2006    Portraits of Time, The Bolinas Museum, California
2005    New Photography, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005    Intimate Floral, Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado
2004    The Earth, Flatfile, Chicago
2004    High and Dry, Cultural Center of Texas
2001    Touch Wood, The Blue Gallery, London, UK
2000    Beth Moon Portfolio, Flatfile, Chicago

Awards

2011  Curators Choice, Canton Lumunaries
2009  World Wide Photography Gala Award
2007  Favorite Portfolio – Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
2004  Golden Light Award – Top Photographer
2004  Special Merit  Award, Northern National

Museum Collections

The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
The Fox Talbot Museum, United Kingdom
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy

Books

La Langue Verte, Galerie Vevais Press, Germany, January 2015
Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time
, Abbeville Press, September 2014
Between Earth and Sky,
 Charta Art Books, September 2013

Press

2015  Plethora Magazine (Copenhagen) cover, article and photos
2015  Malibu Magazine, interview with photos
2015  Radio New Zealand, 20 minute live interview
2015  The Smithsonian, interview with 10 photos
2015  Geo (Germany) article with 6 photos
2015  The Huff Post Arts and Culture, article with 12 photos
2015  Wired Magazine, Diamond Nights, interview with 10 photos
2015  The Independent (UK), article with 6 photos
2015  Berenberg (Germany) article with 6 photos
2015  Focus (Holland) interview with 6 photos
2014  The New York Times International, article with 2 photos
2014  The Wall Street Journal, interview with 3 photos
2014  The San Francisco Chronicle, article with photo
2014  The Chicago Tribune, article with 3 photos
2014  The Guardian (U.K.), article with 9 photos
2014  Wired Magazine, Ancient Trees, interview with 12 photos
2014  Slate Fr.(France) article with 10 photos
2014  The Huffington Post, article with 11 photos
2014  Orion Magazine,(U. S.) Odin’s Cove, cover with article
2014  SCHWARZWEISS (Germany), The Savage Garden,  8 page spread with interview
2014  Semanal (Spain) article with 6 photos
2014  Modern Weekly (China) article with photos
2013  Monthly Photo, (Korea) 8 page spread, 12 photos with interview
2013  Civilization Magazine (China), 10 page spread, 10 photos with interview
2013  Shots, (U. S.) cover with photo
2013  Mangazine (China), 5 photos with article
2012 Black and White Photography (UK), 60 Second Exposure, 4 photos, interview
2012  Bazaar Art (China), 12 page spread, 18 photos with interview
2012  LensWork, (U. S.)  Odin’s Cove, 12 photos with interview
2012  Orion Magazine, (U. S.)  Island of the Dragon’s Blood, article with 5 photos
2011  Rangefinder, (U. S.) The Artistic Vision of Beth Moon, interview, 11 photos
2011  The View Project  (U. S.) book compiled by Joyce Tenneson
2011  Why Photographs Work, (U. S.) edited by George Barr, Rockynook Press
2010  LensWork, (U. S.) Augurs and Soothsayers, interview with 14 photos
2010  Blow (Ireland), Thy Kingdom Come, 4 photos
2010  Rosebud, (U. S.) Portraits of Time, article with 6 photos
2010  Black and White Photography (UK), 3 photos, article
2010  Digitalis Foto (Hungary) cover, article with 8 photos
2009  Paseo Tiempo, (U. S.)  article, interview, 3 images
2009  LensWork, (U. S.) The Savage Garden, cover, 14 photos with interview
2009  Zoom International (Italy), 6 page spread with interview
2009  Fotoritum (Turkey),cover,  12 photos with article
2008  Shots, (U. S.) The Savage Garden, 8 page spread, interview
2008  Black and White (U.S.) September, Spotlight,  8 page spread
2008  Shots, (U. S.)  Issue 101
2008  Camera Arts, cover, (U. S.) Thy Kingdom Come portfolio
2007  LensWork, (U. S.) Portraits of Time portfolio,14 photos with interview
2007  Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (UK), Article, A Noble Process
2007  Silvershotz (International), Where Art Embraces Photography – 12 page spread
2007  F2 Freelance Photographer (UK)
2007  Professional Photographer, (UK) Getting Along Fine, interview
2006  The New York Sun, (U. S.) Noble Processes in a Digital Age
2005  Art Education (U. S.), Art of the Narrative: Interpreting Visual Stories
2002  Art Week (U. S.), Preview of Evocations

 


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