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Janet Lehr Fine Arts

Sweet Things @ Janet Lehr
An exhibition of new works by Adam Handler and Adam Umbach.

November 25, 2018:  Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place in East Hampton, hosted a reception on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to celebrate an ongoing exhibition of paintings by two Adams, Handler and Umbach.  Also on view, are works by gallery favorites David Demers, Haim Mizrahi. Shimon Okshteyn, Jules Olitski, Christopher Deeton, Dave Rogers, Michael Bronspigel and, new to the gallery, Gideon Lewin – Avedon’s ‘ace’ printer for 25-years.

Adam Umbach Photo: Barry Gordin

Sweet Things @ Janet Lehr
An exhibition of new works by Adam Handler and Adam Umbach.

November 25, 2018:  Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place in East Hampton, hosted a reception on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to celebrate an ongoing exhibition of paintings by two Adams, Handler and Umbach.  Also on view, are works by gallery favorites David Demers, Haim Mizrahi. Shimon Okshteyn, Jules Olitski, Christopher Deeton, Dave Rogers, Michael Bronspigel and, new to the gallery, Gideon Lewin – Avedon’s ‘ace’ printer for 25-years.

The works of Handler and Umbach reveal an evolving of their aesthetic abilities with clear expressions of their on-going maturity and creative harmonies.  Adam Handler is an artist who insists that we see the big picture. His work is purposeful and dramatic engaging the viewer with an immediate connection. Shape and color are powerful tools in his hands and reflective of his aesthetic world. There is a luxurious luster in Handler’s painting, something that pokes us. Handler has absorbed the powerful style consciousness of Willem de Kooning

Adam Umbach is a classically trained artist raised in the heartland of America. His work reflects his strong Chicago roots, and a strong sense of his Prairie consciousness. A bold, textured, surface-conscious reality unfolds, bright with color and purpose. He acknowledges the vivid modernism that is a part of everything he creates. At the same time, his classical temperament manages to reveal the hand of a gracious artist. Comfortable with detailed form and precise imagery, his roots are in the far-off renaissance. He luxuriates in the architectural influences of Gerhard Richter and his pre-occupation with the flat surfaces of his dynamic canvases.

Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place, is in the Starbuck’s passageway across the street from the East Hampton Cinema on Main Street. For more information call the gallery at 631.324 or online http://www.janetlehrfinearts.com/

Front Gallery

ADAM HANDLER, Sisters by the Pond, 64 x 96 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018, $16,000.
Left 1: ADAM HANDLER, St. Thomas Tulip, 32 x 24 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$2,000.
Left 2: ADAM UMBACH, Blue Bow, 48 x 36 inches, Oil, enamel, and paint pen on canvas, 2018,
$3,500.
Center: ADAM HANDLER, Espanola Tulip, 32 x 24 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$2,000.
Right 1: ADAM UMBACH, Red Ribbon, 48 x 36 inches, Oil, enamel, and paint pen on canvas, 2018,
$3,500.
Right 2: ADAM HANDLER, Rainy Day Tulip, 32 x 24 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$2,000.
Left Upper: ADAM UMBACH, Mr. Bee, 24 x 48 inches, Oil, enamel, and paint pen on canvas, 2018,
$3,000.
Left Lower: ADAM UMBACH, Garden Scene III & IV,, 36 x 12 inches, Oil, enamel, and paint pen, 2018,
$1,800 each.
Center: ADAM UMBACH, Dancing in the Night, 36 x 24 inches, Oil on panel, 2018,
$2600,
Right: ADAM HANDLER, Haviland Girl, 52 x 44 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$6, 500.
Left: ADAM HANDLER, Pink Cadillac Tulip, 32 x 24 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$2,000.
Center: ADAM UMBACH, Merry-Go-Round, 24 x 24 inches, Oil on panel, 2018,
$2,200.
Right: ADAM HANDLER, St. Thomas Tulip, 32 x 24 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$2, 000.
Left: ADAM UMBACH, Untitled (Blue Study,) 48 x 48 inches, Oil and enamel on canvas, 2018,
$5,000.
Right: ADAM UMBACH, Untitled (Yellow Study,) 48 x 48 inches, Oil and enamel on canvas, 2018,
$5,000.
TOP RAILING:
Left 1: GIDEON LEWIN, DH 1, 20 x 24 inches, Platinum print,
Edition 2 of 25, 2000,
$18, 000.
Left 2: DAVID DEMERS, Untitled, 11 x 14 inches, Acrylic, ink and watercolor, 2018,
$1,200.
Center: GIDEON LEWIN, Avedon Mask, 22 x 17.5 inches, Gelatin silver print,
Edition 5 of 24, 1978,
$18, 000.
Right 1: DAVID DEMERS, Untitled, 11 x 14 inches, Acrylic, ink and watercolor, 2018,
$1,200.
Right 2: GIDEON LEWIN, DH 2, 24 x 20 inches, Platinum print,
Edition 2 of 25, 2000,
$18, 000.
BOTTOM RAILING:
Left: DAVID ROGERS, Janice Joplin, 40 x 40 inches, Oil on canvas, 2018,
$6, 200.
Center: GIDEON LEWIN, R & B III, 20 x 24 inches, Platinum print, Edition 2 of 25, 2000,
$18, 000
Right: DAVID ROGERS, Steven Tyler, 40 x 40 inches, Oil on canvas, 2018,
$6, 200.
TOP RAILING:
Left: JULES OLITSKI, Moon Bay,, 18 x 24 inches, Pastel on Paper, 1998,
$32, 000.
Center: GIDEON LEWIN, DL 1, 24 x 20 inches, Platinum print, Edition 2 of 25, 2000,
$18, 000
Right: JULES OLITSKI, Through the Clouds, 22.5 x 30 inches, Pastel on Paper, 1997,
$35, 000.
BOTTOM RAILING:
Left: SHIMON OKSHTEYN, Weathered Handle, Archival inkjet, 16.5 x 13 inches, 2010,
$1, 000.
Center: CHRISTOPHER DEETON, #250, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2017,
$3,200.
Right: SHIMON OKSHTEYN, Accordion Corkscrew, Archival inkjet, 16.5 x 13 inches, 2010,
$1, 000.

BACK GALLERY

ADAM HANDLER, Jaime Girl, 76 x 64 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,  $10,500.
Left: ADAM UMBACH, Steadfast, 24 x 24 inches, Oil on panel, 2018,
$1,800.
Center: ADAM UMBACH, Whitey the Goldfish, 24 x 24 inches, Oil on panel, 2018,
$1,800.
Right: ADAM HANDLER, Ghost Over Tulip Fields, 76 x 60 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$9,000.
Left: ADAM HANDLER, Sal Made Me Scream, 40 x 30 inches, Movie Posters II, collage, and acrylic, 2010, $3,500.
Center: ADAM UMBACH, Kisses, 480 x 60 inches, Oil and enamel on panel, 2017,
$4,800.
Right: ADAM HANDLER, Wild Wild Angelique, 40 x 30 inches, Movie Posters II, collage, and acrylic, 2010,
$3,500.
Left: ADAM HANDLER, Ghost Over Tulip Fields, 76 x 60 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2018,
$9,000.
Center: ADAM UMBACH, Half Moon, 24 x 24 inches, Oil on panel, 2018,
$1,800.
Right: ADAM UMBACH, Drifting, 24 x 24 inches, Oil on canvas, 2018,
$1,800.
Left: ADAM UMBACH, Hide & Seek, 48 x 60 inches, Oil and enamel on canvas, 2018,
$5,500.
Right: ADAM HANDLER, Free Bat, 50 x 56 inches, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 2015,
$6,500.
Adam Handler_Sara Girl_52x44in_Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
Adam Umbach_Blue Bow_48x36in_Oil, enamel, and paint pen on canvas
Hide and Seek. 48 x 60 inches. Oil and enamel on canvas. 2018

Photography: Barry Gordin 

Jeryl & Michael Goldberg
Janet Lehr, Barry Gordin

Sisters By The Pond
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