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From 14 May to 1 June

If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it

Peter Saul curates a group show at Zürcher New York

Among the artists who attract the interests of other artists (particularly from the newest generation), Peter Saul is one of the most magnetizing. Bernard and Gwenolee Zürcher proposed to him the idea of a group show based on his own artistic choices. The number of chosen artists grew along with Peter’s enthusiasm, and eventually the show had accumulated twenty artists of different generations, including Peter Saul himself.

From the curator:

“This is my first attempt to curate a group show. Even in 19 years of art teaching, I can’t remember ever selecting a group of pictures for any reason. So why now?

Why not?

I agreed to curate the show. Outside of two artists who were already shown in the gallery – Brian Belott and Taylor McKimens (whom I was interested in) – the other artists in this show are friends of mine. They’re either friends I’ve had for years, or they’re people I just met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough. My great embarrassment is that I couldn’t remember the names of all my artist friends fast enough. I ran out of time and space. There are at least 12 to 15 people who should be here if they want to. If there’s ever a next time, I’ll ask you all first.

I’ve got definite criteria for good looking, long lasting, important art, but nobody I know agrees with it. For this show, if I had to choose between 2 images, I chose the one that was more pictorial, sensational, illusionistic, glamorous, humanistic, funny, sexual, quarrelsome, violent, ugly, etc. etc. In case none of these applied, I chose the one I thought was more unusual to look at. The only absolute was to choose small works, so that more and more could fit in.”
Peter Saul

VIDEO by James Kalm: "If you’re accidentally not included…" Curated by Peter Saul at Zürcher New York


Portfolio

Exhibition view Exhibition view, Luiz Cruz Azaceta, Karl Wirsum Exhibition view, Peter Saul, Steve DiBenedetto Exhibition view, Mark Greenwold, Regina Bogat, Taylor McKimens Exhibition view, Brian Belott, Gina Beavers Exhibition view, Eric Hibit, Polly Apfelbaum, KAWS, Chelsea Seltzer, Sally Saul Exhibition view, Austin Lee, Erik Parker Exhibition view, Chuck Close, Judith Linhares Exhibition view, Irena Jurek, Judith Hudson, Austin Lee Polly Apfelbaum, St. Peter Square, 2014, red clay, glaze, 12 diameter in, Courtesy of Clifton Benevento Luis Cruz Azaceta, Killed and Robbed a Golden Tooth and His Credit Card, 1978, Color pencil, paper, 18 x 24 in - Courtesy of George Adams Gallery Gina Beavers, EggsactlywhatIwantmymorning2looklike, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 16 in - Courtesy of Clifton Benevento Brian Belott, Cat Lovers, 2013, Reverse glass painting, 9.5 x 17 in (24 x 43 cm) - Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris / NY Brian Belott, Wednesday, 2014, Reverse glass painting, 9.5 x 17 in (24 x 43 cm) - Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris / NY Brian Belott, People, 2014, Reverse glass painting, 9.5 x 17 in (24 x 43 cm) - Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris / NY Brian Belott, BRAZIL HURTS, 2014, Reverse glass painting, 9.5 x 17 in (24 x 43 cm) - Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris / NY Regina Bogat, Joan of Arc, 1969, Metal, acrylic and wood on wood, 13.7 x 9.8 in, Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris/NY Chuck Close, 2013, 32 x 26 in (81,3 x 66 cm) Edition 13/50 - Courtesy of Pace Gallery Steve DiBenedetto, Psychic Object w Bark, 2010 - 2014, oil on linen, wood frame, tape, bark and spray paint, 26,75 x 20,75 in, Courtesy of David Nolan Michael Dotson, 2 Become 1, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 30 x 24 in Mark Greenwold, Passionate Friends, 2008, oil on linen, mounted on panel, 11 x 14 in - Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York Eric Hibit, Heart with Lemon, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 17 x 14 in (43,2 x 35,6 cm) Judith Hudson, The Midsummer Night's Dream Series: I Will Roar You as 'twere any Nightingale, 2013, Watercolor on Paper, 26 X 40 in - Courtesy of Tripoli Gallery Judith Hudson, The Midsummer Night's Dream Series: Nor Hath Love's Mind any Judgement', 2013, watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 in, Courtesy of Tripoli Gallery Judith Hudson, The Midsummer Night's Dream Series: Autobiography, 2012, watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 in, Courtesy of Tripoli Gallery Irena Jurek, Puppy with shoe (The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure), 2013, Pen and marker on paper, 11 x 14 in Irena Jurek, Just a Phone Call Away, 2013, Pen and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in Irena Jurek, Rat Face, 2014, Mixed media on board, 14 x 11, 4.5 in KAWS, Untitled, 2013, acrylic on paper, 16 in in diameter Judith Linhares, Mother, 2009, Oil on linen, 26 x 22 in, Courtesu of Edward Thorp Gallery Judith Linhares, Mother II, 2010, Oil on linen, 26 x 22 in, Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery Austin Lee, Mortido, 2013, flashe acrylic on wood, 48 x 94 in - Courtesy of Postmasters Austin Lee, Untitled 88, 2014, flashe acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 in - Courtesy of Postmasters Austin Lee, Untitled 87, 2014, flashe acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 in - Courtesy of Postmasters Austin Lee, Untitled 86, 2014, flashe acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 in - Courtesy of Postmasters Austin Lee, Untitled 85, 2014, flashe acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 in - Courtesy of Postmasters Taylor McKimens, Getting Under His, 2011, Acrylic, Flashe and acryla-gouache on canvas, 28 x 22 in, Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris/NY Taylor McKimens, Getting Under Hers, 2011, Acrylic, Flashe and acryla-gouache on canvas, 28 x 22 in - Courtesy of Zürcher, Paris/NY Erik Parker, Life Line, 2008, Mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 in (56 x 76 cm) Peter Saul, Hee Her, 2010, Acrylic, colored pencil on paper, 23 x 27 in - Courtesy of Mary Boone Sally Saul, Bee and Spider Vase, 2014, Ceramic Chelsea Seltzer, McThat, 2010, Oil on canvas, 34 x 43 in (86,4 x 109 cm) Karl Wirsum, Some Underwear Over the Rainbow, 2013, acrylic on panel, 39 x 47 x 1.25 in - Courtesy of Derek Eller