Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), “To my Mougouch (dedicated to Agnes Magruder),” 1946
Graphite and crayon on paper
8 ½ x 10 7/8 inches
Private Collection, New York, courtesy Norte Maar and Outlet Fine Art

Gregory Amenoff, Untitled (Study #1), 2012
Colored pencil on paper
6 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.
Courtesy Alexandre Gallery, New York

William Anastasi, Untitled (9.28.10 22:48 9.29.10 15:40), 2010
Ink on paper
7 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.
Courtesy Sandra Gering Inc, New York

Judy Dolnick, Untitled, 2014
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
7 x 5 in.

Hermine Ford, Untitled (Rome 252-02), 2002
Ink, watercolor, gouache, graphite, and colored pencil on paper
22 x 30 in.

Margrit Lewcuk, “Spannocchia,” 2013
Angel collage and colored pencil on paper
11 x 8 in.

Michael Prodonau, Untitled (After Bonnard), 2010
Charcoal with oil stick on paper
30 x 22 in.

Joan Snyder, "Dead Dead," 2003
Acrylic, ink, graphite, colored pencil on paper
14 x 17 in.
Courtesy Tierney Gardarin, New York

Liz Ainsile, "Extremely Responsive," 2013
Graphite on paper
6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

Todd Bienvenu, "I Love Cheap Beer," 2014
Graphite on paper
4 x 5 in.

Andrea Burgay, "Never/Forever #20," 2013
Collage, watercolor, acrylic, UV Glaze on hardboard panel
9 x 9 in.

Joshua Cave,"Smoking," 2013
Oil pastel, graphite and oil paint on Bristol
12 x 9 in.

Paul D'Agostino, "couplets," 2014
Oil crayon, conte crayon, grease pencil and graphite on paper
11 x 11 in. (each)

Ryan Michael Ford, "Positive Vibes," 2014
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
16 x 20 in.

Steve Harding, Untitled (spider mum), 2014
Charcoal on paper
11 x 15 in.

EJ Hauser, "the inside of you," 2014
Ink blocks and ink on paper
12 x 9 in.

Susanna Heller, "City Walk 1," 2014
Ink, acrylic, graphite, carbon pencil on terraskin stone paper
28 x 40 in.

Daniel Herr, “Shitty Bodega Roses,” 2014
Graphite on paper
12 x 9 in.

Christine Hiebert, Untitled (rd.08.63), 2008
Block printing ink, charcoal, graphite on paper (Lenox)
26 x 44 in.

Andrew Hurst, "Self Portrait as Vampire" 2013
India Ink, monoprint, and plastic button on paper
12 x 19 in.

Leslie Kerby, "Trouble from Below and Above," 2014
Graphite on paper
10 x 12 ½ in.

Francesco Longenecker, "Intersection," 2014
Ink and graphite on glassine and mylar
8 1/2 x 11 in.

Thomas Micchelli, “First Love 1-4,” 2014
Graphite on paper
8 7/8 x 6 in. (each)

Lucy Mink, "Trusted," 2014
Colored pencil on paper
9 x 6 in.

Brooke Moyse, Untitled, 2014
Ink and colored pencil on paper
7 x 5 in.

Mike Olin, "Black Angels," 2012
Graphite on paper
9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.

Cathy Nan Quinlan, "The Fig Tree,” 2014
Graphite on paper
25 x 25 in.

Sarah Schmerler, “Scientist–The Hipsters (from the Notebook "PFOTG (Prayer Files On The Ganges)”),” 2014
Ink on paper in notebook in plastic bag
8 ½ x 10 in.

Natalie Simon, "The Urge To See Rhinos," 2014
Pencil, wood, steel, magnets
11 9/16 x 17 1/2 in.

Andrew Szobody, Untitled (two skulls), 2014
Graphite, ink, paint, pastel on paper
11 x 14 in.

Colin Thomson, Untitled, 2014
Magic marker on glassine
25 x 25 in.

Jessica Weiss, "Romp," 2014
Monoprint on paper
16 x 19 in.

Arshile Gorky

and a selection of contemporary drawings

June 6 – 29, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, June 6, 7-10pm

Artists: Arshile Gorky with Gregory Amenoff, William Anastasi, Judy Dolnick, Hermine Ford, Margrit Lewczuk, Michael Prodanou, Joan Snyder, Joan Witek and Liz Ainsile, Todd Bienvenu, Andrea Burgay, Joshua Cave, Paul D’Agostino, Thomas Micchelli, Lucy Mink, Ryan Michael Ford, EJ Hauser, Steve Harding, Susanna Heller, Daniel Herr, Christine Hiebert, Andrew Hurst, Leslie Kerby, Francesco Longenecker, Brooke Moyse, Mike Olin, Cathy Nan Quinlan, Sarah Schmerler, Natalie Simon, Andrew Szobody, Colin Thomson, Jessica Weiss.
Bushwick, Brooklyn — Outlet Fine Art (253 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to present “suggestion, that is the dream: Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings,” June 6-29, 2014.

This special loan exhibition, presented in collaboration with Norte Maar, features a rare drawing by Arshile Gorky from 1946 and positions the work as a source of discussion along side the work of over thirty contemporary artists including emerging, mid-carerr, and established artists including Gregory Amenoff, William Anastasi, Judy Dolnick, Hermine Ford, Margrit Lewczuk, Michael Prodanou, Joan Snyder, and Joan Witek.

“To name an object is to suppress three-quarters of the enjoyment," wrote the poet Mallarmé, "...suggestion, that is the dream." Mallarmé's statement, although originally conceived as literary concept, was quickly adopted by a younger generation of artists and musicians who were similarly rejecting the conventions of Naturalism. Mallarmé's concept inspired a new way of seeing and interpreting art and launched the Symbolism movement in the late 19th Century.

The Symbolists argued that truth could be found in either a spiritual or mystical realm, and that this truth was the result of personal experience, rather than observation of the physical world. Painters like Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, and Edvard Munch became distinguished leaders of this period, and they believed that art could reflect an emotion or idea rather than represent the natural world in the objective, quasi-scientific manner embodied by Realism and Impressionism.

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) is one of the stand-alone heroes of American art. Championed as “the last link in a chain of modern painters who have compelled our vision since the late 19th Century,” Gorky's flight was not so unlike that of the Symbolists. His art, however abstracted, was a powerful reflection of his life. Through a uniquely developed and intensely personal iconography, Gorky ushered in a new realm of "suggestion" by articulating very personal, anguished, and tormented internal nightmares into abstract drawings and paintings that have and continue to inspire the flight of the avant-garde artist.

Over thirty contemporary artists have been selected for inclusion in this exhibition with a purpose to expand upon the history marked by one of the great leaders in Post-War American art. Each of these artists has a strong and distinct personal iconography whether it is a narrative hidden in line and shape, an expression entangled in an unyielding gesture, or an emotion visualized by color alone. It is all part of the great and ongoing mystery that surrounds so many gifted artists, like Arshile Gorky.

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