SMALL WORKSFree and Open to Public this Holiday Season
Reception: Thursday Dec 7, 6-9pmUnited in their scale, the featured artworks from thirty different artists around the world, explore the variation in style, concept, and technical approach present in contemporary painting, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition, curated by Michael J. Ruple (Gallery Director), features new works by Michael Alan, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Sergio Barrale, Casey Baugh, Rick Berry, Troy Brooks, Bill Carman, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Kelly Denato, Rose Freymouth-Frazier, Gris Grimly, Justin Hopkins, Jared Joslin, Jessica Joslin, Robert LaDuke, Chris Leib, David Lipson, Francis Livingston, Alessandra Maria, Pierre Matter, Caitlin T. McCormack, Kathie Olivas, Marc Scheff, Steven Skollar, Pol Turgeon, Hannah Yata, and more.
Dec 7 – Jan 1, 2018 |54 Greene St. SoHo | 212-226-7344
Rick is proud to be exhibiting 6 works along side this all star cast. We hope you’ll have a chance to stop by before the year’s end. Thank you.
12 feet wide, first mural commission, first time using acrylics, discovering new technological solutions, crazy short deadline—
Like the innovators and entrepreneurs of Workbar.com, the hot new coworking community in Arlington, MA, Rick loves a challenge! He resurrected drawing skills from his underground comic days, created a tattoo-like image, and launched himself into new learning territories, and enjoyed it.
Along with specifics of the mural concept, Rick talks about how we see, always respecting the viewer and portraying time in 2 dimensional art in these studio interviews by Workbar’s Dave Gentry.
When in Arlington, drop in for a free tour of Workbar at 1165 Mass Ave. Here’s a fun view, our first peek at the installed mural from the front door. Interested in-progress shots? Scroll down.Thanks.
“Kitsune Takes The Bet”, 2015 by Rick Berry, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″
Storybook… Best Remembered Stories
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
April 25 to May 9, 2015
His parents collected art extensively throughout Asia. As such, Rick grew up surrounded by art and tales of China, Japan, the Philippines and elsewhere. Stories of Kitsune, a fox spirit, are part of this. It so happens that his friend (and sometimes collaborator) Neil Gaiman wrote a “new” folklore involving a kitsuné and a monk— Sandman: The Dream Hunters. A beautiful bedtime reading aloud for children. (We had three small ones then; all grown now, meme’s hopefully installed.)
A great weekend in NYC (away from shoveling in Boston) to attend the opening reception of PHIL HALE’s solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. His new work is outstanding! It’s an impressive, thought provoking show. Ends March 21st so get there if you can!
We were happy to see many friends, and delighted to visit with Phil and his family. We’ve known each other a long time now, since Phil was apprenticed to Rick from age 16-18 and I watched as they quickly became collaborators. They last shared a studio in England (1986) and in Italy, 2009, they were the subject of a museum installation titled “Parallel Evolution.” where they once again collaborated live in front of a packed house.
At Jonathan LeVine Gallery, I found it interesting to notice that decades after sharing studios, an ocean apart, and each working his own method, Rick and Phil seem to be arriving separately at a similar mission. Each is examining “the instability and uncertainty that characterize our era” – yet with conclusions evolving in distinct directions. You’ll have a peek at Phil’s paintings in these camera shots but I hope you’ll check the gallery site if you are unable to see the originals. Enjoy!
We had a wonderful time at the recent reception for Spectrum’s Fantastic Art show at NY Society of Illustrators. This was the third Spectrum exhibition and Rick’s been privileged to have work selected for each. We appreciate the honor of being included with so many great artists and all the work Spectrum and the Society do to make it such a great show. A special thanks to the collector and his family for loaning this silver award winning painting for the duration. We enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones. Lucky us, a night in Manhattan is always fun!
Best wishes to everyone, from Sheila & Rick
We are pleased to announce Rick Berry’s Silver Award Winner,“To Absent Friends” is on view in the popular Spectrum Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration, September 2 – Oct 18
Created for the set of CABARET, starring Amanda Palmer and produced by the American Repertory Theater, “To Absent Friends” is on loan through the generosity of a private collector.
Please join us at the Opening Reception:
Friday Sept 12th 6:30 – 9, open to all
NY Society of Illustrators
125 East 63rd St. NYC