Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Contemporary art gallery in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood with an outpost in Bridgehampton. Specializing in contemporary painting and works on paper.
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Our   is: Steven Baris, Stations of Attention E12," 2024, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inchesSteven Baris considers his abstra...
05/14/2024

Our is: Steven Baris, Stations of Attention E12," 2024, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Steven Baris considers his abstract paintings to be diagrams that he creates in a persistent attempt to visually define and articulate the amorphous, and ineffable processes of everyday life. As he says, “Essentially, diagrams are graphic displays that map otherwise invisible temporal processes and space-time relationships. This is precisely what I aim to achieve in my paintings.”

In this recent series, “Stations of Attention,” Baris is concerned with the practice at the heart of his Buddhist belief – the importance of paying attention. As hard as we might try, attention wanders and often gets lost in the millions of daily impressions life imposes. Baris uses the precise, concrete elements that make up his unique visual language - opaque circles floating in a vibrating field of lines - to create a diagrammatic visualization of attention as a highly fragmented and nonlinear operation. The paintings reflect the fact that although we believe the act of paying attention is one we can control, we are fooling ourselves.

See works by Baris in his solo show, "Stations of Attention," on view in the 20th Street gallery through June 15: tinyurl.com/ysfty5uy

The galleries were bustling last week as we opened two dazzling solo shows for Zuriel Waters and Steven Baris. Thank you...
05/13/2024

The galleries were bustling last week as we opened two dazzling solo shows for Zuriel Waters and Steven Baris. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate! 🎉

“Jitterbug Waltz” and “Stations of Attention” are on view through 6/15.

05/11/2024

We have your Saturday plans covered 🙌

Join us this afternoon from 3-6 to celebrate the opening of Steven Baris’ solo show, “Stations of Attention.”

It’s opening day! Join us tonight from 6-8 in the 10th Avenue gallery to celebrate “Jitterbug Waltz” by Zuriel Waters, a...
05/09/2024

It’s opening day! Join us tonight from 6-8 in the 10th Avenue gallery to celebrate “Jitterbug Waltz” by Zuriel Waters, and Saturday from 3-6 in the 20th Street gallery to celebrate “Stations of Attention” by Steven Baris 🥂

View the exhibition catalogues: issuu.com/markelfinearts

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce two new exhibitions:📍179 10th Avenue: "Jitterbug Waltz," a collection of...
05/07/2024

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce two new exhibitions:

📍179 10th Avenue: "Jitterbug Waltz," a collection of shaped and sewn paintings by Zuriel Waters. Reception Thursday, May 9, 6-8pm.

📍529 W 20th Street: "Stations of Attention," featuring new paintings by Steven Baris. Reception Saturday, May 11, 3-6pm.

On view May 9 through June 15, 2024. Learn more: tinyurl.com/4n7jrvbv

Artist talk tonight with KMFA artist Steven Baris!
05/07/2024

Artist talk tonight with KMFA artist Steven Baris!

Take a virtual tour of Nancy Cohen’s “The State We’re in.” There’s only two days left to see these beautiful works in pe...
05/03/2024

Take a virtual tour of Nancy Cohen’s “The State We’re in.” There’s only two days left to see these beautiful works in person - don’t miss your chance!

Nancy Cohen's unconventional drawings, made with paper pulp and fritted glass, originate in her move to Jersey City in the 1980s. Along the shore and waterways, the evergreen vegetation thriving amid industrial waste sparked Cohen's environmental awareness. Waterways recur in her work as symbols of....

“When in a natural setting such as a forest, we are sensitized to our surroundings in a manner that we don't experience ...
05/02/2024

“When in a natural setting such as a forest, we are sensitized to our surroundings in a manner that we don't experience in any urban setting. The silence of a tree, blade of grass, or a moss-covered stone fills our periphery with a sense of familiarity and comfort” — Peter Hoffer

Don’t miss seeing these beautiful paintings in person. “Impressions de la Région Toulousaine” closes Saturday, 5/4.

Peter Hoffer's fourth solo exhibition, "Impressions de la Région Toulousaine," features landscape paintings that are more relational than representational – he explores trees as protagonists. “When in a natural setting such as a forest, we are sensitized to our surroundings in a manner that we ...

Future Fair is off to a great start! Here’s a peek into our booth with works by Peter Stephens & Arielle Zamora. We hope...
05/02/2024

Future Fair is off to a great start! Here’s a peek into our booth with works by Peter Stephens & Arielle Zamora. We hope to see you here - visit futurefairs.com to get your tickets! 🎟️

Our   is: Arielle Zamora, "80 Times," 2023, oil, acrylic, joint compound, cold wax on panel, 20 x 16 inchesArielle Zamor...
04/30/2024

Our is: Arielle Zamora, "80 Times," 2023, oil, acrylic, joint compound, cold wax on panel, 20 x 16 inches

Arielle Zamora's painting practice features layers of paint and joint compound as an exploration of line and form. These mathematically-informed, hand-carved patterns contrast with softer elements like subtle color and chance imperfections in their ground to create unexpectedly tender ruminations on shape. Zamora is intensely drawn to relationships between line and form, and draws inspiration from architecture and its surroundings to help assign structure, repetition, and function to the two dimensional plane. Recently, Zamora has been paying more attention to how repetition and symmetry affect our feelings of belonging and safety within a world full of noise, loss, and uncertainty.

See works by Arielle Zamora alongside Peter Stephens at Future Fair this week, May 1 - 4. Learn more: tinyurl.com/4xunh6f9

It’s always a fun time hanging out in the gallery with Nancy Cohen! Come see her solo exhibition as well as her curated ...
04/27/2024

It’s always a fun time hanging out in the gallery with Nancy Cohen! Come see her solo exhibition as well as her curated group show, “Drawing on Memory.” Open 11am-6pm.

We’re thrilled to be participating in Future Fair exhibiting works by Arielle Zamora and Peter Stephens from May 1 - 4 a...
04/26/2024

We’re thrilled to be participating in Future Fair exhibiting works by Arielle Zamora and Peter Stephens from May 1 - 4 at Chelsea Industrial.

Visit Future Fair’s digital companion to browse and purchase works now through May 25: tinyurl.com/bdbn9teu

We hope to see you there!

📍Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenue

In our latest   video, we're chatting with Nancy Cohen all about her handmade paper drawings on view in "The State We're...
04/25/2024

In our latest video, we're chatting with Nancy Cohen all about her handmade paper drawings on view in "The State We're In." See the show in person through May 4.

KM: What part does water play in your work? NC: It plays a big part. It was one of the things that made me become an artist, and it’s a big influence on my work. I love being in water, and I make my work in water. “Breathing Under Water”...

Our   is: Sara MacCulloch, "Charlotte's Garden," 2023, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inchesSara MacCulloch’s painting practice ...
04/23/2024

Our is: Sara MacCulloch, "Charlotte's Garden," 2023, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Sara MacCulloch’s painting practice exists in and out of the studio. It involves the discipline of paying attention to her surroundings, looking for moments that “spark a desire to paint it.” MacCulloch records these moments with photographs, which then translate to watercolors and oil paintings as a way to explore what she saw more deeply. Though she adheres to the composition and elements of the photo, much is eliminated. What remains tells us what was essential, in the moment and to the painting. MacCulloch paints with an equally minimal touch. The elements are captured with as few strokes as possible. It is evident that her brushes do not linger, instead her strokes are certain, fluid, and rhythmic.

“I want the paint to be allowed to be paint” MacCulloch explains, “I try to capture the character or the feel of it through as much or as little detail feels right to each subject. I often get there by trial and error. Sometimes that means wiping down all the work of a day and starting over.” A day’s work has no correlation to the finishedness of a painting. Finishing a painting is contingent on it feeling right, and that feeling comes about differently each time she paints.

Learn more: tinyurl.com/mve2a5pj

Happy   from some of our earth-inspired artists 🌎🌱1. Sara MacCulloch2. Marilla Palmer3. Stephen Pentak4. Peter Hoffer5. ...
04/22/2024

Happy from some of our earth-inspired artists 🌎🌱

1. Sara MacCulloch
2. Marilla Palmer
3. Stephen Pentak
4. Peter Hoffer
5. Antony Densham
6. Josette Urso
7. Nancy Cohen

04/20/2024

Talking with Nancy Cohen about her beautiful installation in our 10th Avenue window ✨

Nancy will be in the gallery today from 2-5pm. Come say hi!

It’s always a beautiful afternoon in the gallery when Peter Hoffer is on view 🙌 🖼️Come see for yourself - open until 6 t...
04/19/2024

It’s always a beautiful afternoon in the gallery when Peter Hoffer is on view 🙌 🖼️

Come see for yourself - open until 6 today and 11-6 tomorrow.

Ana Žanić’s work is featured on the front page of Artsy’s “European Artists” section. Check out her beautiful watercolor...
04/18/2024

Ana Žanić’s work is featured on the front page of Artsy’s “European Artists” section. Check out her beautiful watercolor paintings:

Buy, bid, and inquire on European Artists on Artsy.

Our   is: Laura Fayer, "Wild Yonder," 2023, acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas, 48 x 62 inchesLaura Fayer's paintings ...
04/16/2024

Our is: Laura Fayer, "Wild Yonder," 2023, acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas, 48 x 62 inches

Laura Fayer's paintings evoke an ephemeral natural world, poised in a delicate balance between movement and harmony. She uses handmade stencils and stamps to print patterns and lines onto very thin Japanese paper, which is then applied to a canvas or paper in layers and painted over with acrylic medium. This causes the paper to dissolve into transparency. Only the printed marks remain, interspersed with rich swathes of acrylic paint. Throughout this process, the surface of the work undergoes constant changes, hundreds of micro-decisions, revisions, additions, and overlays. The resulting effect creates a world of constant movement and change.

Learn more: tinyurl.com/ubvyh592

Congratulations to Yolanda Sánchez on this beautiful solo exhibition at the Museum of Art - Deland!
04/15/2024

Congratulations to Yolanda Sánchez on this beautiful solo exhibition at the Museum of Art - Deland!

Join us TODAY for an artist talk at 4pm with Nancy Cohen, James Esber, Margie Neuhaus and Debra Priestly, as they discus...
04/13/2024

Join us TODAY for an artist talk at 4pm with Nancy Cohen, James Esber, Margie Neuhaus and Debra Priestly, as they discuss their work on view in “Drawing on Memory.”

📍529 W 20th Street 6W

Check out this wonderful interview with Nancy Cohen by ArtByArtists. And don’t forget to join us Saturday at 4pm for an ...
04/11/2024

Check out this wonderful interview with Nancy Cohen by ArtByArtists. And don’t forget to join us Saturday at 4pm for an artist talk with Nancy!

Our   is: Peter Hoffer, "Minerva," 2024, acrylic and epoxy on board, 60 x 40 inchesPeter Hoffer's paintings are more rel...
04/09/2024

Our is: Peter Hoffer, "Minerva," 2024, acrylic and epoxy on board, 60 x 40 inches

Peter Hoffer's paintings are more relational than representational - he explores trees as protagonists. His approach to each painting is narrow, he singles out a tree and positions it at eye level. As a result, he creates an uncertain vantage point of the tree's dimension - either the viewer is close to it and it is small, or further away and the tree happens to be massive. Regardless of the viewer’s perception, a confrontation happens that humanizes the tree itself. In Hoffer’s words, “the forest becomes a stage; the tree becomes an actor.”

Each painting is coated with a layer of resin, simultaneously distancing and immersing the viewer. Surfaces have been marked, scratched, cracked, and seared, much like the terrain itself. The surface layers of these works are dynamic, balancing between the various states of the seasons. The random etching of the surface calls to task a questioning of materiality and value. The works fluctuate between rest and discontent. The preciousness of the objet d’art, as well as the peripheral landscape represented, is rediscovered like an artifact. The suggested neglect through time is salvaged, preserved, and displayed. The markings on the paintings, inconsistencies in the resin surface, and the unrefined finishing of the canvas structure allude to elements outside of the artist’s control. The result invokes a sense of abandon and a hint of a work in transition. As the paintings draw attention to areas of the landscape that can be considered “less than spectacular," they force the viewer to search for landmarks or meaning within the composition.

See this work in "Impressions de la Région Toulousaine," on view through May 4. Learn more: tinyurl.com/y3hecxtm

Exhibiting artist and curator, Nancy Cohen will be in the gallery tomorrow from noon to 2pm! Stop in to meet Nancy and c...
04/05/2024

Exhibiting artist and curator, Nancy Cohen will be in the gallery tomorrow from noon to 2pm! Stop in to meet Nancy and chat about her work. Open 11am-6pm in both locations.

Our   is: Nancy Cohen, "The Sound of Rain," 2023, paper pulp and handmade paper, 54 x 52 inchesNancy Cohen’s unconventio...
04/02/2024

Our is: Nancy Cohen, "The Sound of Rain," 2023, paper pulp and handmade paper, 54 x 52 inches

Nancy Cohen’s unconventional drawings, drawn with paper pulp and fritted glass, find their origin in her move to Jersey City in the 1980s. Along the shore and waterways, the evergreen vegetation thriving amid industrial waste sparked Cohen’s environmental awareness. Waterways, as subject and imagery, draw from personal experience and recur in her work as symbols of nature's ability to endure adversity.

Cohen's latest works peruse the theme of survival, environmentally and personally. She describes her process as “thinking with her hands.” Concerns outside the studio and challenges within are explored through physically pushing the boundaries of paper and glass. The materials serve as collaborators and provocateurs, where fused glass objects or a handmade paper are repurposed as source material and inspiration for later works. Cohen’s choices of materials and processes challenge notions of fragility and resilience. Like fritted glass undergoing transformation in a kiln, Cohen’s work focuses on strength and beauty in the struggle for survival.

See this work in "The State We're In," on view through May 4. Learn more: tinyurl.com/22y28595

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the opening receptions for “Impressions de la Région Toulousaine,” “The State...
04/01/2024

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the opening receptions for “Impressions de la Région Toulousaine,” “The State We’re In” and “Drawing on Memory.” All three shows will be on view May 4.

🗓️Mark your calendars for an artist talk with curator and artist Nancy Cohen on Saturday, April 13, at 4pm.

Join us TODAY from 3-6pm for the opening of  Peter Hoffer’s “Impressions De La Région Toulousaine.” 📍529 W 20th Street 6...
03/30/2024

Join us TODAY from 3-6pm for the opening of Peter Hoffer’s “Impressions De La Région Toulousaine.”

📍529 W 20th Street 6W
View the digital catalogue: tinyurl.com/hkrf5cu9

Join us TONIGHT to celebrate the openings of “The State We’re In,” Nancy Cohen’s solo show at the 10th Avenue gallery (6...
03/28/2024

Join us TONIGHT to celebrate the openings of “The State We’re In,” Nancy Cohen’s solo show at the 10th Avenue gallery (6-8pm) and “Drawing On Memory,” curated by Cohen featuring work by Alexandra Athanassiades, James Esber, Margie Neuhaus, and Debra Priestly, at the 20th Street gallery (5-7pm)🥂

View the digital catalogues: issuu.com/markelfinearts

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce three new exhibitions:📍179 10th Avenue: “The State We’re In,” new works ...
03/26/2024

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce three new exhibitions:

📍179 10th Avenue: “The State We’re In,” new works by Nancy Cohen. Opening reception Thursday, 3/28, 6-8pm.

📍529 W 20th Street:

Gallery One: “Impressions De La Région Toulousaine,” recent paintings by Peter Hoffer. Opening reception Saturday, 3/30, 3-6pm.

Gallery Two: “Drawing on Memory,” a group show curated by Nancy Cohen and featuring work by Alexandra Athanassiades, James Esber, Margie Neuhaus, and Debra Priestly. Opening reception Thursday, 3/28, 5-7pm. Join us for an artist talk on Saturday, 4/13 at 4pm.

On view March 28 through May 4, 2024. To learn more, visit our Exhibitions page: tinyurl.com/4y8y3cnm

Stay dry today in the gallery ☔️Deborah Dancy and Peter Stephens solo exhibitions close today.
03/23/2024

Stay dry today in the gallery ☔️

Deborah Dancy and Peter Stephens solo exhibitions close today.

The residue of grief shapes Deborah Dancy's abstract paintings and photographs, which explore the sensory and temporal and how bewilderment, fragility, and ambiguity share something bittersweet. In her photographs, the seemingly unnoticeable found object becomes an offering. In her paintings, she ca...

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