CURATORIAL PROJECTS

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE

exhibition poster
Beyond Black and White announcement

Organized by Henry Brown and Li Trincere

January 6 - 27, 2018

Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune St, New York, NY

Beyond Black and White was an exhibition of black and white based abstraction that goes past the limits of these two colors. Some of the painters create variations in different blacks and whites, paint using the grey tones that come in between, or work with pattern. Others set additional color against black and white as a counterpoint in their palette. A number of the artists incorporate black and white as a physical component in their artwork. They go beyond black and white color, for example, using pigment as a concrete material or working with black and white printed text. Beyond Black and White provided an opportunity to examine this important niche with in contemporary abstraction. The exhibit included 38 artists, both Westbeth and non-Westbeth.

Beyond Black and White exhibition
Left to right: Michael Scott, Untitled, 2015; Mark Williams, Space Invader, 2017; Mark Dagley, Final Sequence, 2014; Steven Salzman, The Grid Constellation, 2017-18

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Beyond Black and White exhibition
Left to right: Steven Salzman, The Grid Constellation, 2017-18; James Hyde, Surroundings, 2014

René Pierre Allain, Lisa Beck, Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Henry Brown, Jacob Cartwright, Vincent Como, Mark Dagley, Laura Duerwald, Cris Gianakos, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Daniel Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Heather Hutchison, James Hyde, Debra Jenks, Melissa Kretschmer, Robert Ludwig, Stephen Maine, Tom Martinelli, Gelah Penn, David Rhodes, Ivo Ringe, Michael Rouillard, Cordy Ryman, Steven Salzman, Karen Schifano, Michael Scott, David Seccombe, Li Trincere, Kim Uchiyama, Ken Wade, Dan Walsh, Mark Williams, Joan Witek, Douglas Witmer, Jean Wolff, Patricia Zarate

ONLINE REVIEWS

Zinn, Tamar. “Beyond Black and White @ Westbeth Gallery”, Tamar Zinn, 13 Jan. 2018. Web. 13 Jan. 2018. <href="http://tamarzinn.blogspot.com/2018/01/beyond-black-and-white-westbeth-gallery.html>

Beyond Black and White exhibition
Left to right: Vincent Como, The Temptation to Exist 001, 2013; Laura Duerwald, TelemarkXXXI, 2017; Gelah Penn, Polyglot #10, 2013

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Beyond Black and White exhibition
Left to right: Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen Black & White Abstract, 2015; Melissa Kretschmer Second Cadence, 2017; Kim Uchiyama, Untitled, 2011

Beyond Black and White was an artist organized exhibition by Henry Brown and Li Trincere (Westbeth). Henry Brown and Li Trincere were co-curators for Territory in June 2016 at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, in the Hamptons section of Long Island. Territory was reviewed in ArtNews, East Hampton Star, Hamptons magazine, Hamptons Art Hub, and Hamptons.com.

ABOUT WESTBETH GALLERY

Beyond Black and White exhibition
Left to right: Tom Martinelli, Eye-Mind No. 0716, 2016; René Pierre Allain, Tablet with Composition no.11, 2016

The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists’ Housing complex. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions. The 2900 square foot ground floor gallery is located in the West Village of New York City, four blocks south of the Whitney Museum and High Line exit.