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EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS FOR 2013
 
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Exhibitions and events at the
Anita Shapolsky Foundation in Jim Thorpe, PA for the Summer 2013 Season

May 25th - Memorial day weekend
Opening of the 2013 Season

May 25th - July 14th
Seymour Boardman "Personal Geometries"

Seymour (Sy) Boardman’s paintings were shaped by his responses to the major currents of twentieth century abstraction and the aesthetic turmoil of successive art movements of his time. Throughout his work, we observe a particular dynamic in his exploration of the potential vastness and all-inclusiveness of abstraction and his search for systematic and personal formal strategies to create definition and meaning...

July 21st - August 25th - Foundation Collection
Group exhibition

For more information, please contact
Anita Shapolsky Gallery for details.
 
CURRENT EXHIBITION
May 25th - July 14th
Seymour Boardman "Personal Geometries"
Press Release: Click here for more information.
Contact the A.S. Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe at 570-325-5815 or at the New York office at 212-452-1094

Seymour (Sy) Boardman’s paintings were shaped by his responses to the major currents of twentieth century abstraction and the aesthetic turmoil of successive art movements of his time. Throughout his work, we observe a particular dynamic in his exploration of the potential vastness and all-inclusiveness of abstraction and his search for systematic and personal formal strategies to create definition and meaning. He established the primacy of his works’ defining visual structure, often relying on sharply articulated geometric principles and shapes, even as he affirmed the personal presence of the artist through subtle and nuanced means. Each series of works he created, indeed each work within these series, engages us in the efforts of an inquisitive visual intelligence exploring the balance between the immanence of absolute being and the artist’s personal act of bringing impersonal realities into view. The results are paintings with distinctive, frequently dramatic impact which suggest a sense of mystery and emotion, a personal statement which is
often evocative rather than declarative.

Boardman majored in art at New York’s City College, but his plans were disrupted by World War II, from which he emerged without use of one arm and hand. He returned to painting, choosing to study in Paris from 1946 to 1949 at the École des Beaux Arts, the Académie de la Grand Chaumière, and the Atelier Fernand Leger. This sojourn was followed by a year in New York at the Art Students League and another year in Paris (1950), where he had his first solo exhibition at the Galérie Mai in 1951.

Sy worked over the years with patience and maturity, and did all the right things, and more. Sy and his good friends Sam Francis, Robert Ryman, Shirley Jaffe, and Richards Ruben, counteracted with each other as they experienced crises of confidence. Each artist took something from the other in their language of art.

 

Selected Collections

Brooklyn Museum, NY
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New York University, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
The State University of New York, Postdam, NY
Union Carbide Corporation, NY
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Westmoreland County Museum, Greensburgh, PA
Josiah White Exhibition Center, Jim Thorpe, PA
The Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation
Bocour, Artists Materials Collection, NY
Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, NY
Gallery Bcyeler, Switzerland
Stichting Yellow Fellow, Netherlands
New Britain Museum, CT
Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, NY

 

 
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Seymour Boardman - Untitled no 1, 1988, 60" x 84", mixed media on canvas Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1961, Oil on canvas, 56 3/4" x 74 3/4" Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1964, Oil on canvas, 80 1/2" x 51"
     
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Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1980, Oil on canvas, 55" x 55" Seymour Boardman - Triptych, 1969, Oil on canvas, 90" x 108" Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1967, Oil on canvas, 38 1/4" x 51 1/2"
     
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Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1959, Acrylic on canvas, 91" x 69"

Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1991, Acrylic on canvas, 62" x 80"

Seymour Boardman - Untitled, 1979, Acrylic on canvas, 51" x 78 1/2"
     

 

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
July 20th - August 25th
Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang Yun
"Trees make art"

Contact the A.S. Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe at 570-325-5815 or at the New York office at 212-452-1094

Jeonghan

Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang Yun’s Trees Make Art is a delicate and sophisticated fusion of Asian and Western papermaking techniques refined to create Zen (spiritual) “paintings” of paper alone.  These works call the viewer into an intimate connection with the timeless essence of the natural world. 
     Rather than using traditionally flat paper, each piece is constructed of hand rendered paper, reflecting the introspection that meditative painting encourages.  Each work incorporates a variety of colors and textures.  Traditional Asian papermaking techniques are utilized, involving the peeling, grinding, steaming and dying of the Dak tree.  No other type of paper contains the exuberant colors or unique texture found in this paper.  The work of Jeonghan and Choonhyang Yun focuses on the nature of the material itself. 
     “Our handmade papers are non-toxic and provide endless inspirations in both two and three-dimensional form:  our feelings, thoughts and movements are stored in the cellulose of the barks” 
     Jeonghan and Choonhyang have exhibited in galleries worldwide including New York, NY. Philadelphia, PA. Atlanta, GA. Kuala Lumpur. Paris, France. and South Korea. 
     The exhibition will be on display starting Saturday July 20th at 11am.  Artists will be available at noon, opening reception held 3-5pm. 

 

 

 

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Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang - Untitled, 2012,
Dak paper on canvas,45 1/2" x 34
Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang - Untitled, 2012,
Dak paper on canvas, 34" x 45 1/2"
Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang - Untitled, 2012,
Dak paper on canvas, 40 1/2" x 45 1/2"
     

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
August 31St-September 1St 2013:  May 24Th -July 13Th 2014.
"Visual Memoires" Abstract Expressionist painter, Joel Le Bow’s paintings: 1950-2013.

Contact the A.S. Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe at 570-325-5815 or at the New York office at 212-452-1094 Contact Michelle Neifert: Assistant Gallery Director, for further information at mashidin1@yahoo.com or by phone at 570- 872-6466

 

Lebow

 

Come join in celebration of Jim Thorpe’s most revered artist, Joel Lebow, in his solo show “Visual Memoirs”.
Opening reception:  August 31st – 3 to 5pm (refreshments)
Come one, come all!

     Joel LeBow’s art career began in New York in the 1950’s.  Although a student of Franz Kline, Joel’s images in no way resemble the work of Kline.  Instead, what he learned from Kline was to love paint itself, moving boldly with each brush stroke, giving it life and movement.
       Later in life, LeBow’s work retained it’s roots in abstract expressionism, but moved on to utilize the archetypal human figure as well as other forms derived from nature to express the human condition and its haunting memories.  His artwork varies from watercolor, to acrylic, oil and even mixed media.  LeBow’s earliest years as an abstract expressionist still holds a place in his current work which now hovers between the abstract and symbolic realism.  Suffering from allergies to paint, Joel has changed his medium in recent years to a water soluble oil, in order to continue his oil painting. 
     “My mission over the past 60 years has been to make people remember and to feel.”
      Joel LeBow’s works have been widely exhibited over the past sixty years and are represented in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States, Japan, Russia, China, Germany, Norway, and Ireland.  He has exhibited in over 40 solo shows, 44 juried exhibits, 25 selected invitational shows and over 50 gallery group showings.  He has called many cities home, including New York and Philadelphia.  For the past 24 years LeBow has painted and lived in Jim Thorpe, PA.  At the age of 81, Joel LeBow is Jim Thorpe’s most respected artist, part of the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation’s permanent collection, and has donated his work to the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

 

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Joel Le Bow - Not Yet Awake,1956 51"x35"

Joel Le Bow - Thicket, 1958, 36"x36" Joel Le Bow - Martyr, 62"x46", 1963

 

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Joel Le Bow - About Small Things, 36"x36", 2010

 

 

Joel Le Bow - Almost a Good Day, 30"x40", 2011

 

Joel Le Bow - Marshall Dines Alone, 35
1/2" x 36 1/2", 1954