"Unconditional Paint," Solo Exhibition at LIU Brooklyn Salena Gallery
September 6 – October 28, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LIU Brooklyn Salena Gallery is pleased to open the 2016 fall season with Unconditional Paint, an installation of abstract paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk. For the exhibition 5, 7- by 8-foot-high paintings on unstretched canvas line the gallery’s monumental convex wall. The long curve of the exhibition surface echoes the architecture of the auditorium adjacent to the gallery, which is situated one floor below the University’s library. This location is significant for the artist, “I have found that bringing together the written word, the unique object and the live event, are all intrinsic to my quest to make credible paintings.” The nearby performance and bibliographic spaces thus give meaningful context to Pundyk's installation.
The Forgetory, "Numbers and Lines"
Anxiety is the theme of the third issue of the artist magazine "The Foretory" edited by David Willis. I will be performing "Counting" at the launch of this issue on August 26th at the Dillon Gallery. My visual essay, "Numbers and Lines" begins: "Last July, I flew to Paris for a week to be with my son, Evan, who was studying in London for the summer. He had given me a small black book for my birthday, which I decided to use as a travel journal. Armed with colored pencils and pens, I employed numbers and lines to combat my anxiety about negotiating the challenges of travel: security, customs, long flights, currency exchange and access, ground transportation, reading and speaking a different language, and limited phone and wifi access. All of those digital and analog connections were tracks and channels for transcontinental communing with my son, family, friends, foes, history and culture."
Hyperallergic, "The Rebellious Spirit of Paint"
Seph Rodney writes, "But ultimately the painter has to build a world that makes sense to her and hope our sensibilities follow. I do. I stand in that room and feel the sensuous meeting of surface, substrate, theory, hand, and conviction."
ARTCRITICAL PICK: Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout
David Cohen writes, "Six powerful, lyrical, at once absorbing and theatrical canvases, patched together from separate panels and each seven feet tall by a little more than that in width, hang unstretched like baronial tapestries in a raw white cube in Bushwick."
Hamptons Art Hub, "Moving Paintings Beyond Object: Anne Sherwood Pundyk's Revolution,"
"In the new series, Pundyk seeks to create a role for painting as an integral part of performance or as catalyst for engagement and debate that goes beyond a discussion of the art works," observes Pat Rogers.
Washington Post review of "The Revolution Will Be Painted: Deux" Adah Rose Gallery
Mark Jenkins begins his review: “Painting will always tremble, but very precisely” is one line from Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s manifesto in verse, “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” The poem’s title also designates the artist’s show at Adah Rose Gallery, which translates her words into color and line.
Catalogue Preview of "The Revolution Will Be Painted"
Catalogue of work for "The Revolution Will Be Painted" by Anne Sherwood Pundyk. In 2016 work from "The Revolution Will Be Painted" is presented in two solo shows: at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York in April and at Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD in March.
WBAI Radio Interview on "State of the Arts"
New York City culture curator, Savona Bailey-McClain interviews Anne Sherwood Pundyk on her new body of work, "The Revolution Will Be Painted," Brooke Kamin Rapaport of Madison Square Park on the Martin Puryear installation and Cecilia Alemani of the High Line.
Fine Art Intelligence: Interview with Anne Sherwood Pundyk
During the last year, New York artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk has created an expansive body of work called, “The Revolution Will Be Painted" in her studio on the east end of Long Island. Inspired by the cycle of the seasons, her large wall-sized canvas pieces activate the space around them employing combinations of unruly color. The artist’s smaller works on paper reveal the development of her formal vocabulary exploring contrasting organic and geometric forms. Working within the tradition of abstract painting, Pundyk channels the wild, natural forces of the rural landscape into works to be read with an open, changeable mindset.
Video of Opening Performance at "The Revolution Will Be Painted"
Opening performance at solo exhibition by Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. April 1, 2016. Performers included Jessica Kilpatrick, dancer and choreographer; Anne Sherwood Pundyk, painter/dancer; and singers Tala Gingberg, Carolyn Mortell, Jill Shackner, Julia Romano and Robin Krosinsky.
ART21 Magazine, "'The Revolution Will Be Painted' Revisited"
Last year, as part of ART21 Magazine’s “Revolution” issue, feminist new genre painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk rewrote the lyrics to Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” to create “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” Named after one of her large scale, latex and acrylic works, the collection of phrases from artists, writers, art historians and critics advocated for the crucial role that the visual arts—especially painting—play in propelling social change. This year, she’s looking back on the months that followed the creation of her anthem and eponymous painting, investigating the ways in which expressive abstract color creates a revolution of its own.
Contemporary Zine launch at London's ICA
Jade French asked me about my abstract art and activism in an interview published in Contemporary Zine, which launched at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in September, 2016.
Noah Dillon from artcritical interviews me in "Tell Me: with Anne Sherwood Pundyk"
Dillon begins: "I’ve been visiting — with artists, writers, curators, dealers, and others in the art world — to look at one artwork of my guest’s choice. We have a one-on-one conversation about the artwork, what they find interesting in it and why it’s important to them. In this edition, painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk and I went to her studio in Mattituck, New York, to look at her ongoing painting project, The Revolution Will Be Painted..."
"Stadia" Anne Sherwood Pundyk: Exhibition Catalogue
"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.