Tag: Richard Hambleton

January 4, 2014

Group Show
January 4 – February 22, 2014
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery launches their 20TH Anniversary Year with the group exhibition Sur-Real.
The exhibition title emphasizes each part of the word surreal to give us pause to search for the fantasy in each featured artist’s imagination. With broad strokes or subtle detail, new visions for what seem possible are evoked.


The individual artists step outside of the fundamental world of life and enter another dimension of the creative process. They work in fine contemporary painting, street art backgrounds, paper collage and screenprinting techniques, yet release the creative potential of their unconscious mind. Their work liberates our existence with insight into a new artistic reality.


The selected Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thomas Buildmore, Deborah Claxton, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Kosbe, David Larson, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, NoseGo, Kenji Nakayama, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, stikman, Jeremy Szopinski, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Andy Warhol are an influential force reinterpreting our conventional thoughts and expressions.

July 6, 2013

Group Show
July 6 – July 31, 2013
Woodward Gallery

From the Street Up is a selection of celebrated urban artists who concentrate their creativity without walls. For centuries, humans leave tracks, symbols, and objects to record their location, time, and experience. It is an ancient form of documentation.

Woodward Gallery invited Artists Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler to co-curate the exhibition. Each of the featured Artists are noted for their Public or Street art: John Ahearn, Michael Alan, Richard Hambleton, Robert Janz, NohJColey, Miguel Ovalle, Leon Reid IV, Skewville, Gabriel Specter, stikman, and UFO.

Since most people walk while looking down, urban artists can capture this line of vision by carefully selecting the location for their street sculpture to exist. The principals of concentration, curation and location help define the essence of the project. Removing the vulnerable factor by isolating the work indoors, permits us to finally experience the full theory behind the art–the creative focus of defying gravity. The exhibition walls are bare as the work is presented from the street up.

May 9, 2013



Beautiful Paintings
May 9 – June 23, 2013
Art Gallery at the Rockefeller
State Park Preserve – Westchester
125 Phelps Way – Rt. 117, Sleepy Hollow, NY


“Richard Hambleton’s paintings offer a potent combination of absorbing beauty and arousing illusion. The Art Gallery at the Preserve is pleased to announce a fine art exhibit featuring “The Beautiful Paintings” by this world renowned artist. The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of the Woodward Gallery of New York City.” – Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve Art Gallery


Exhibition Features
ArtInfo
The Examiner – Pleasantville, NY
Hook Magazine

September 15, 2007


The Beautiful Paintings
September 15 – November 3, 2007
Woodward Gallery


Woodward Gallery is proud to open the Fall art season with “The Beautiful Paintings” by Richard Hambleton. The beautiful paintings on exhibition at Woodward Gallery are Richard Hambleton’s most profound achievement to date. These gold or silver leaf paintings on metal, mirrors and canvas are drenched with tinted varnish offering a potent combination of absorbing beauty and arousing illusion.


Hambleton is the only surviving member of that special historic coterie of the 80’s including his close friends Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. Hambleton is a conceptual artist and develops projects that are really only completed once people react to them. Hambleton has exhibited throughout Europe and has a cult-like following in Italy and Japan.


He has done a variety of public art going back to the early ‘70’s. From 1976-1979, he painted 620 murder victims with outlines around bodies in staged scenes often in areas of major cities around the globe designated as “low crime”. Headlines quickly proclaimed the effective realism of these tableaux and their effects on increasing urban paranoia. In 1982, Hambleton painted standing, threatening strange Shadow Man© figures with black paint on the landscape of the darkest corners of city streets. Eventually he transferred these images onto paper and canvas always stirring deep public emotion. By the mid- ‘80’s Hambleton was entering a series of paintings of implied landscapes…


Richard Hambleton has received the level of press coverage throughout his career to document a super star. In May 1985, he was the centerfold for Life Magazine. The feature emphasized his instinctive ability to break old rules and pave a whole new direction in art with his seascape paintings. By the late ‘80’s, he was featured in People Magazine with a three page spread for his street work. Articles flowed from around the world discussing the depth of his work. He was included in the Venice Biennale in 1984 and again in 1988. Hambleton was regularly photographed around New York at art events with Warhol. In 1989, Hambleton’s Shadow Man© figures were featured on The Berlin Wall in Germany- an artistic journey which took him further than his contemporaries.


He has never considered himself a graffiti artist, but instead a conceptual artist who does public works. It would follow for Hambleton, as the continuous evolution of his street and studio work, to create more philosophical gestures with paint. Over these last twenty years, Hambleton has been more private. This urban legend who has had many successful intermittent street projects, has confronted a more constant mission in the studio. His new critical aesthetic series appear to be landscapes in vivid reds or dark greens; however, they are not at all about the scapes, but the experience and the emotion they evoke. “The Beautiful Paintings are not seascapes, rainscapes, or landscapes – they are Escapes.” (Richard Hambleton, 2007)


Now more than ever, Hambleton successfully engulfs the viewer’s unwitting psyche with his conceptual force. Like the phoenix of myth, Richard Hambleton reappears in this rare, NYC solo exhibition.


Woodward Gallery welcomes press inquiries on Richard Hambleton. Images and further details available upon request.

November 14, 2006



Group Show
November 14, 2006 – January 6, 2007
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery is honored to represent their group of twelve in the exhibition, Gallery Artists ‘06 -’07.


Since 1994, Woodward Gallery has deeply appreciated these individual creative forces of art that affirm beauty and excellence.


Artists: Susan Breen, Deborah Claxton, Richard Hambleton, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, Terence Netter, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Louise Peabody, Cristina Vergano and Charles Yoder will be together for one, final exhibition at Woodward Gallery’s present New York location.


Anticipating a move from their SoHo home of thirteen years, Woodward Gallery will feature signature new work to emphasize the future direction the gallery artists will continue to blaze in New York. The original contemporary artwork by these Acclaimed Artists will offer variety from abstract to urban to figurative on paper and on canvas.