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Thursday, September 09, 2010

"HEARTLAND" (1988) (72 x 96 IN) by LEONARD KOSCIANSKI
Location: Family Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

"HEARTLAND" (PASTEL STUDY FOR PAINTING) by LEONARD KOSCIANSKI
Location: Green Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"IN THE TWILIGHT OF THE GLEAMING" (1988) (48 x 66 IN) by LEONARD KOSCIANSKI
Location: Galatea Offsite--SF Apartment

"LETTER WITH SKETCH" by LEONARD KOSCIANSKI by LEONARD KOSCIANSKI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE:

Leonard Koscianski will soon open a new exhibition at O.K. Harris in New York, Sept. 11 - Oct. 16, 2010. The artist also will be present at the gallery this Saturday, Sept. 11, from 3-5 p.m.

There's also a useful article on Leonard Koscianski by John Seed at The Huffington Post. Click on excerpt below for the whole thing:
At 2:15 Koscianski is back in the studio, refreshed and ready to exert all the physical and mental energy he can muster, battling with his paintings into the evening. When I asked Koscianski about his palette and color choices he told me that he "sweats color." No wonder his finished paintings gleam with ferocity, a quality that the artist wants his viewers to recognize, fear and value.

"Fierceness is in all of us," he observes, "It erupts from the depths of our animal brain. As we mature we learn to control it... when uncontrolled it can destroy us. Reaching any difficult goal requires a certain amount of inner fierceness."

In an effort to channel his own ferocity Koscianski has built a career as an iconoclastic artist, guarding the integrity of his art while attempting to stifle his own ego. Seen another way, Koscianski is a very civilized man with a highly developed wariness about the potential for violence in both the real world and in the inner world of his imagination. The studio is where he struggles to forge a balance between the two.

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Prov.: O.K. Harris, New York; Direct from Artist

"Philip the Arabian, First Half of the III Century, A.D." (2006) (ACRYLIC ON WOOD BLOCK, 6.5 x 5.75 x .75) by MARK MULRONEY
Location: Galatea Offsite - San Francisco Apartment

"Untitled" (2005) (ACRYLIC ON WOOD BLOCK, 7.75 x 4.75 x 1.05) by MARK MULRONEY
Location: Galatea Offsite - San Francisco Apartment

FIFTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE:

Mark Mulroney just opened a new exhibition; here is the gallery's press release:

Mark Mulroney
Really Creative Pictures

SEPTEMBER 9&NDASH;OCTOBER 9, 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 6-8PM

Mixed Greens is very pleased to present Mark Mulroney’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Really Creative Pictures will consist of paintings, books and a multi-part mural.

For as long as he can remember, Mark Mulroney has made a daily practice of drawing in several sketchbooks simultaneously—recording images, ideas and perplexing haikus. Each sketchbook is a collection of characters, source material, inspiration, sexual depravity and off-color humor. Like many artists, Mulroney has often found it difficult to translate the spontaneity of a sketch to canvas.

For this exhibition, Mulroney will display a selection of sketchbooks and a series of both large and small-scale “sketch paintings” where the collage and immediacy of his private books is captured on board and canvas. The viewer is now privy to multiple versions of an image and a stream-of-consciousness that was previously concealed.

For those who have followed Mulroney’s work, Really Creative Pictures will be an exciting encapsulation of the last decade. Old and new characters and drawing styles coalesce in the new pieces. It is Mulroney’s most personal show to date, but the multiple perspectives and truncated storylines will leave viewers with countless interpretations. A portal of sorts into the mind of Mulroney, this sketch-inspired body of work recalls the past while simultaneously revealing a more complex present and future.

Mixed Greens
531 W. 26th Street
New York, N.Y. 10001

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Prov.: Mixed Greens, New York

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