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WARREN ISENSEE


WARREN ISENSEE New Paintings and Drawings March 17 - April 15, 2017

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Low to the Ground, 2016, oil on canvas, 61 x 49 inches


Homage to the Cool (study), 2015, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Clean Machine, 2016, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 inches


In and Out, 2016, oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches


Brick House, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


Heavy Rotation, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches


Birth of the Square, 2017, oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches


Jingle Jangle, 2015, oil on canvas, 61 x 49 inches


Box Top, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


Ins and Outs, 2016, oil on canvas, 50 x 65 inches


DRAWINGS


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 4 x 4 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2014, colored pencil on paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches


Untitled, 2013, colored pencil on paper, 3.5 x 3.5 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 5 x 5 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 4 x 4 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


Untitled, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 3.75 x 3.75 inches


Untitled, 2016, colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches


CHECKLIST PAINTINGS

DRAWINGS

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Low to the Ground, 2016 oil on canvas, 61 x 49 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Homage to the Cool (study), 2015 oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Clean Machine, 2016 oil on canvas, 80 x 80 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 4 x 4 inches

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In and Out, 2016 oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Brick House, 2016 oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Heavy Rotation, 2017 oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Birth of the Square, 2017 oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Jingle Jangle, 2015 oil on canvas, 61 x 49 inches

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Untitled, 2014 colored pencil on paper, 3.5 x 3.5 inches

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Box Top, 2015 oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

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Untitled, 2014 colored pencil on paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Ins and Outs, 2016 oil on canvas, 50 x 65 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 4 x 4 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 5 x 5 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Untitled, 2016 colored pencil on paper, 6 x 6 inches

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Untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper, 3.75 x 3.75 inches


BIOGRAPHY Born: Lives:

1956, Asheville, North Carolina New York, NY

AWARDS: 2007 1999

American Academy of Arts and Letters, Art Purchase Program Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 Warren Isensee: New Paintings and Drawings, Danese/Corey, New York, NY 2015 Warren Isensee: New Paintings and Drawings, Danese/Corey, New York, NY 2012 Warren Isensee: New Work, Danese, New York, NY 2010 Warren Isensee: New Work, Danese, New York, NY 2008 Warren Isensee, Danese, New York, NY 2006 Warren Isensee: New drawings, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY Warren Isensee: Paintings and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY 2002 Warren Isensee, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY Warren Isensee: Deja View, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL 2001 Warren Isensee, Massimo Audiello, New York 2000 Soft Spot, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY 1998 Bait and Switch, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2016-17 The Warmth of Winter, The National Arts Club, New York, NY 2016 Drawing Conclusions, Danese/Corey, New York, NY Dialogues: Drawings and Works on Paper, Satellite Contemporary: Las Vegas, NV

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Black and Blue Plus Orange, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Geometrix: Line, Form, Subversion, org. by Curator’s Office, Washington, DC Manmade, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX Hanging Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Obsesion Geometrica- Geometric Obsession, MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina Twenty by Sixteen, curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman, New York Infinity Mirror, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA If Not For You, Curated by Sue & Phil Knoll at Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA House, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA ALLURE, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA Twenty by Sixteen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA AUGUST a Haze Amniotic Our Dream Aether & Lens of Distance, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA The Beatles, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Grey Full (curated by Geoffrey Young), Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY Notable Henchmen (curated by Geoffrey Young), Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY In the Presence of Light, Danese, New York, NY Draw the Line, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY Works On Paper II, Danese, New York, NY Drawing Crazy Patterns on the Sheets, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA


2010 2009

2008 2007 2006 2005

Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY Ecstatic Structure: Bart Exposito, Warren Isensee, Stanley Whitney, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS PALMS, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Abstract Alternatives (Stephen Antonakos, Warren Isensee, Gary Lang, Melissa Meyers, Katherine Sehr), Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY Legacies of Abstraction, Theresa Chong, Warren Isensee & Katia Santibañez, Esther Massry Gallery, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY New Now, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Lines, Curated by Susie Rosmarin, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX Op Art, Archeus, London, England Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY Just Gouache, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Ornament, Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY Small Work, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY Gray to Black, Danese, New York, NY Jack, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Light in August, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY Radical Vaudeville, Geoffrey Young Gallery,

2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Great Barrington, MA Finesse, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA In Polytechnicolor, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY Full Disclosure, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Colored Pencil, KS Art, New York, NY Painting by Design, Wayne State University, Elaine L Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI Tastes like chicken, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Makeover, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY Inside Scoop, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Abstract Redux, Danese, New York, NY The Tipping Point, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Loss and Ardor, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Persistent Painting, Peter Coe, Warren Isensee, Kelly Spalding, John Tremblay, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA Group Exhibition, Fusebox, Washington, DC Waiting List, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA la,la, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY To Detail, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Summertime, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY Mod, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY Convivial, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY Pink and Innocent, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: 2015

2014 2013

2012 2011 2010 2009

Karabenick, Julie. “Warren Isensee, Geoform. Happersett, Susan. “Warren Isensee at Danese/Corey Gallery,” fibonaccisusan: Mathematical Art, January 17, 2015. Morgan, Robert C.; Kuspit, Donald; Westfall, Stephen. Geometric Obsession: American School 1965-2015, Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015. Corio, Paul. “Seen in New York: January, 2015,” Henri Art Magazine, 2015. Sean Green. “Infinity Mirror,” Catalogue Essay, Herter Gallery of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015. Blackburn, Shaleek. “Minimalism is More,” Modern Luxury/Riviera, July 2014. Bannon, Anthony. “Tiny Show, Powerful Impact: Final VACI Exhibition in Connection with Albright Knox is a Stunner,” The Chautauquan Daily, 2013. Cateforis, Dr. Terry. Oppenheimer Collection. Overton, KS: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012. Mattera, Joanne. “Building Geometry,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, October 10, 2010. Riley, Jennifer. “Warren Isensee,” Artcritical, September, 2012. Johnson, Ken. Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art. (New York: Prestel, 2011). Schurman, Elizabeth. “Breaking the Space,” Review Magazine, 2011. Young, Geoffrey. “The Fall,” Slipknot Press, 2011 Thorson, Alice. “Uniformity, Be Gone. Nerman: Abstraction Rules This Exhibit,” The Kansas City Star, October 2010. Wasserman, Nadine. “Strong Work Explores

2008 2007 2006 2004

Variations of ‘Abstraction,’” Albany Times Union, February 18, 2009. Pappas-Kelly, Jared. “New Drawing Form Embraces Color and Abstraction,” The Buffalo News, May 2009. Maine, Stephen. “Warren Isensee: Danese.” Art in America, November 2008, p. 191, ill. Taylor, Alex. “Warren Isensee.” Artnews, April 2008. Mattera, Joanne. “On the Geometric Trail: Part Three,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, February 2, 2008. Pape, Sky. “Exhibition Review: The American Academy of Arts & Letters,” March 10, 2007. Cohen, David. “Prada Boxes and Motherboards.” The New York Sun, January 26, 2006. Huntington, Richard. “The Drawn Line.” The Buffalo News, November 24, 2006. Johnson, Ken. “Warren Isensee.” The New York Times, January 20, 2006. Johnson, Ken. “Warren Isensee.” The New York Times, January 27, 2006, ill. Mack, Joshua. “Warren Isensee.” Modern Painters, April 2006, ill. Mueller, Stephen. “Warren Isensee.” Gay City News, February 2-8, 2006. Naves, Mario. “Isensee’s Cheery Abstractions, Mine Mid-Century Nostalgia.” The New York Observer, Feb. 8, 2006. Baker, Kenneth. “Technology Expands the Notion of Drawing.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 2004. Church, Amanda. “Colored Pencil at KS Art.” Art on Paper, July/August 2004. Cohen, Keri Guten. “Design Show Embraces Rainbow of Colors.” Detroit Free Press, January 2004. Sousanis, Nick. “Painting by Design.” The


Detroiter, January 2004. 2002 Naves, Mario. “Painting Scared.” New York Observer, January 2002. Ocana, Damarys. “Grabbed by Detail.” Miami Herald, November 2002. Smith, Roberta. “Profusion of Painting, Very Much Alive.” The New York Times, May 2002. 2001 Daley, Meghan. “Warren Isensee.” Artforum, April 2001. Johnson, Ken. “Warren Isensee.” The New York Times, April 2001. 2000 Faune-Viveros, Christian. “Fabstraction.” New York Press, April 2000. Isensee, Warren. “Mellow Drama.” Zingmagazine, Spring/Summer 2000. Johnson, Ken. “la,la.” The New York Times, January 2000. Naves, Mario. “About that Painting in the Window.” New York Observer, October 2000. Naves, Mario. “Punchy Canvases Searching for Beauty.” New York Observer, April 2000. Roberts, Cynthia. “Mod.” Zingmagazine, Winter 2000. “Summertime.” The New Yorker, July 2000. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Jack S. Blanton Museum, Austin, TX Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina Neuberger Berman, New York, NY Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY Nerman Museum of Art, Overland Park, KS Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA The West Collection, Oaks, PA


Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Warren Isensee: New Paintings and Drawings Danese/Corey, New York, NY March 17 - April 15, 2017

Cover: Box Top, 2015, oil on canvas 40 x 40 inches Photography: Tom Wool Catalogue © 2017 Danese/Corey Works of art © 2017 Warren Isensee

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