Featuring the works of Nathan Slate Joseph, John Chamberlain and David Slivka
June 15, 2018: Keyes Art presented the second summer show of the summer featuring three dimensional abstract expressionist works blurring the boundary between painting and sculpture, in our new gallery at 53 The Circle on Main Street, East Hampton. On view at this show, “Indispensable,” will show the works of Nathan Slate Joseph, John Chamberlain, and David Slivka (courtesy of folioeast).
Joseph, a sculptor and artist who exhibits internationally, is renowned for his unique process of creating dynamic, abstract compositions of galvanized steel. His work was the subject of a documentary film by Lana Jokel.
Chamberlain, the famous “crushed car sculptor,” was a sculptor, painter and print maker also acclaimed for his Abstract Expressionist works.
Slivka, a pioneer in the American Abstract Expressionist movement and a painter and sculptor, was noted for his broad range of media, which included granite, bronze, wax rope and clay, along with ink, watercolors, and crayons. During the early 1960s, Slivka was known for his series of “rapid ink” paintings. In the 1970s, he continued a series of large, organic, geometric abstract paintings in ink. Some are in vibrant oval forms; others in graphic black and white. He eventually became part of what came to be known as The New York School, along with Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Motherwell, and many others. Slivka experimented with bold and vivid compositions seeking to merge spontaneity and his surrounding natural landscape.
This show will open Saturday, July 14th, with a reception from 6-8 pm.Gallery hours are 10 am – 6pm. firstname.lastname@example.org 917-509-1379
Photography: Barry Gordin