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I DARE! | DARE I?


I DARE! | DARE I? ANNE CANFIELD GREGORY HAYES AUBREY LEVINTHAL MELODIE PROVENZANO JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 10, 2018


INTRODUC TION Nancy Margolis Many artists think about trying something radically new, but hesitate. This exhibition dared four artists who have each mastered artistic methods and processes to try something artistically different, to attempt an unfamiliar technique or a new skill. What will be the outcomes of their risk-taking? Will the results be disappointing, or might they lead to the discovery of new advances in their work? The four artists participating in I Dare! | Dare I? have created a small number of original paintings that reflect experimental thinking and a new process or theme, whether through working on a larger scale, changing a tried-and-true process, tackling a difficult color, or revisiting an old project with fresh eyes. How have these artistic risks affected each artist’s thinking in moving forward? What will they—and we—learn from the ways they have pushed beyond their familiar, artistic boundaries?


AN N E CAN FIE LD | ARTIST STATEM ENT


The idea of daring my practice is timely. 2017 has been steeped in challenge artistically and I Dare! | Dare I? gives a platform to share it. The pieces exhibited in the show all in some way break from my safety net, whether by means of loosening up, tightening up, seeing a trickier, more complicated and somewhat larger piece through in a short period of time, and employing my choice stage for painting (primed panel) exclusively for pencil. This last referenced leap speaks to my final piece of the year, which I am creating in this last month for the exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery. I love to draw and I love to paint and I do both together in my panel pieces. I tend to let my pencil drawings live on paper. It has been my longtime daydream to develop a graphite drawing on panel as I would a paper work. Ordinarily I find myself half committed to making such work a reality and then end up giving in to the lure of the oil paint, the appeal of color. So I have decided for this show to create a full drawing on panel, totally out of my comfort zone. As I am currently in the midst of making this piece I can attest that this is tricky for me; I see the paints waving over there and want to give them work. Alas, I am too curious as to where the graphite on panel can go in my world, and I cannot refuse a dare.


Euphoria No. 3 2017 Graphite & oil on wood panel 6 x 6 inches


My Dreams Will Pull You Through the Garden Gate 2017 Graphite & oil on wood panel 12 x 12 inches


Patiently, From the Window 2017 Graphite & oil on wood panel 20 x 20 inches


The Seamstress 2017 Graphite & oil on wood panel 12 x 12 inches


Holiday 2018 Graphite on wood panel 24 x 24 inches


AN N E C AN FI E LD

Born in 1976 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania EDUCATION 1999 B.F.A., Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA 1998 Yale University Summer School of Painting and Music, Norfolk, CT SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2017 “Anne Canfield | Jeff Carpenter,” 2020 Gallery, Lansdowne, PA 2016 “Anne Canfield & Gary Peterson,” Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA 2015 “Anne Canfield: Fleisher Wind Challenge 1 Exhibition,” Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA Alex Baker, Amze Emmons, Laura Deustch, Esperanza Cortes, jurors “Anne Canfield | Hiro Sakaguchi,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2014 “Fugue State,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2013 “Anne Canfield & Sun Young Kang,” University City Arts League Philadelphia, PA 2011 “No Match for My Tiny Fortress,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2009 “Fiber of My Being: Anne Canfield and Ana Hernandez,” Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Darla Jackson VS. Anne Canfield,” Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2008 “Territorial,” Cerulean Art, Philadelphia, PA 2007 “One Time,” One Meeting, Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2005 “Anne Canfield,” Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 “I Dare! | Dare I?” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2017 “Cerulean Arts Invitational,” Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA “A More Perfect Union,” Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA “Paper Work,” Snyderman - Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA 2016 “Gallery Artists: Pre-Christmas Exhibition,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “All You Need is Paper,” Artspace 1241, Philadelphia, PA “Beyond Cold Polished Stones,” 2020 House Gallery, Lansdowne, PA “MORE or LESS,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2015 “Holiday Show: Works by CFEVA Artists and Alumni,” Bebe Benoliel

2014 2013

Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Privacy Made Public,” New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, NJ “The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA “Small But Not Restricted,” Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA “Dialogues and Correspondence,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA The Members Show; Second State Press, InLiquid, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA “In Front of Strangers, I Sing: 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA “Masters & Mavericks,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Centennial Juried Exhibition,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE “Maps,” Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA 2012 “New Fiction,” Philadelphia, PA “Wildly Human,” McCabe Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 2011 “The Printed Page,” Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Polarity,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2010 “Between the Studio and Facebook,” Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA “Printable,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “The Philadelphia Story,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2009 “To The Sea,” Barefoot Doctor, Philadelphia, PA “My Dog Speaks,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2008 “Perspectives,” Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA “Emerging to Established,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA “Far Away From the Beginning,” Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA “Philadelphia Selections,” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA “Natural Selection,” Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD 2007 “23 Degrees,” Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA “En Masse,” The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA 2006 “From The Studio III,” The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA


“Her Mark 2007,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL “19th Annual Northern Juried Arts Competition,” Nicolet College, Rhinelander WI 2004 “Figure and Context,” Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

HONORS & PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT 2015 Recipient Fleisher Wind Challenge Award, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA Visiting Artist / Critic, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA Visiting Artist / Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2013-14 Resident Artist, Soaring Gardens, Ora Lerman Trust, Laceyville, PA 2008 Housing Grant, Center for Emerging Visual Artists 2007 Fellow, Career Development Program, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA 2001 The Rochelle Boonshaft Portrait Prize, Woodmere Art Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition 1998 Ellen Boetell Stockel Scholarship and Artist Fellowship, Yale University School of Art BIBLIOGRAPHY 2016 Roberta Fallon, “Joyful space - Anne Canfield and Gary Petersen at MAC,” artblog, April 17 Edith Newhall, “Abstraction and Magic,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2015 Anne Canfield featured in Always Home, Book Publication, Fresh Paint Magazine 2014 Irena Frumkin, “Anne Canfield at Seraphin Gallery,” theartblog, Dec 19 Edith Newhall, “Close to Home,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 15 Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, “Anne Canfield poetesse du reel,” Salon Litteraire, Dec 5 Edith Newhall, “Galleries: In Woodmere’s Annual, paintings rule,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16 2013 Allison Malafronte, “Dialogues and Correspondence at the Seraphin Gallery,” Fine Art Connoisseur, August Edith Newhall, “Woodmere Focuses on Contemporary Art,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2

2011 2009

2008 2007

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, “Le petit interview intempestif de: ANNE CANFIELD,” Arts-Up, France Victoria Donohue, “Line Up,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4 Holly Otterbein, “Holly Otterbein’s First Friday Hit List,” The Philadelphia City Paper, January 5 Olga Dvornikova, “Anne Canfield; Portraits and Landscapes of Inner Selves,” Too Shy To Stop, Nov 23 Holly Otterbein, “Last Chance, My Dog Speaks,” The Philadelphia City Paper, June 2 Edith Newhall, “Peering Into the Darker Side of the Animal World,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31 Roberta Fallon, “Animal Collective,” The Philadelphia Weekly, May 20 Edith Newhall, “Tiny Tales,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 14 Woman Made Gallery, “Her Mark Datebook,” Chicago, Illinois


G REGORY HAYES | ARTIST STATEM ENT


For the Ribbon series of paintings, I want to push past the typical end point of my process and make that the new beginning point. I pour paint onto a flat, smooth surface in individual 1/4� strips with approximately equal lengths, using a continuous flow of different color paint to create a swirling gradient from one line of paint to the next, then let it dry. After that, I peel off the dried paint strips one at a time by hand, before they adhere to the smooth surface. I usually consider my paintings finished once the paint dries, however, for these paintings I felt the actual painting process starts in the next step. I then arrange the ribbons of paint onto a canvas. I begin by placing the strips in the order in which they were created, but partly overlapping each other. I attempt to place them as evenly as possible, but also allow the inconsistencies and variations in the dried paint ribbons to guide the process. The overlapping creates texture, and the variation in the line and color produces an optical effect, both of which I welcome. The end result is a landscape of softly shifting colors. The creation of these paintings on a large scale felt critical since size exposes the effects of the process with greater depth, revealing the relationship between the interaction of the paint’s properties and my manipulation of it. In the Reticulum series, I followed a similar process, however, I changed the manner in which I arranged the ribbons. For these I wove the ribbons together to form tightly knit nets in a relatively rectangular shape. I then mounted them onto museum board. Creating this new work has helped teach me to make better use of my intuition, and depend less on the systemic processes that define much of my earlier work. By opening up my process this way, I challenge myself as a painter and hopefully push painting as a whole further. Additionally, I feel the viewer will be able to engage with my paintings on a more emotional, rather than technical, level. Overall, these paintings reveal to me that even a slight variation in the order of a process can create new pictorial complexity.


1st Ribbons 2018 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 63 inches


2nd Ribbons 2018 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 63 inches


1st Reticulum 2017 Acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches


2nd Reticulum 2017 Acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches


3rd Reticulum 2017 Acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches


4th Reticulum 2017 Acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches


5th Reticulum 2017 Acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches


G R EG O RY HAY E S

Born in 1980 in Buffalo, New York Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York EDUCATION 2011 M.F.A., Painting, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 2006 B.F.A., Painting, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Lakewood, CO SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 “Dawn of a new day.” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2016 “I am the sun,” Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy 2015 “Stay Gold,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2014 “Shooting Star,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2010 “Re-Seeing,” Rule Gallery, Denver, CO 2008 “Primary Array,” Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO “Selected Works,” City & County Building, Denver, CO 2007 “Array,” Rhinoceropolis Gallery, Denver, CO 2006 “Machine,” Institute for Experimental Studies, Denver CO SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 “Presence | Absense,” Ncontemporary, Milan, Italy “Ruminate,” Cal State Fullerton Begovich Gallery, Fullerton, CA “I Dare! | Dare I?” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2017 “Arte Fiera,” Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy 2016 “When Something Happens Again It Starts To Feel Normal,” Ncontemporary, Turin, Italy “Young International Artists,” Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Paris, France “Gallery Artists: Pre-Christmas Exhibition,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “Gregory Hayes / Nadir Valente,” Ncontemporary, London, UK “Intent Fortuity,” Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA “Small Works: More or Less,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2015 “The Others Fair,” Ncontemporary, Turin, Italy 2014 “White | Black,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “Miami Project,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, Miami, FL “Summer Preview,” Victori Contemporary, New York, NY “Outline: Beyond the Grid,” Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA “Aqua14,” Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL

“Scope Basel,” Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland “Art Wynwood,” Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL “Artmix,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO 2013 “Aqua13,” Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL “Emerge,” Victori Contemporary, Washington D.C. “Disposition,” Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY “Artmix,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO “14th Annual Fire Island Pines Art Show,” Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY “The Wassaic Project Summer Festival,” The Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY “Scope Basel,” Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland “Art Wynwood,” Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL 2012 “Scope Miami,” Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL “Art Bash,” D Gallery, Denver, CO “Spring Group Exhibition,” Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY “25th Annual National Works on Paper,” Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA “Made in NY,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY 2011 “Introductions,” Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY “Works in Progress,” ArtBridge, Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn, NY “13th Annual Fire Island Pines Art Show,” Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY “The Wassaic Project Summer Festival,” The Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY “Do It,” Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO “Memory Palace,” Flux Factory, Brooklyn, NY “Hybrid Life Forms,” In Rivers, Brooklyn, NY “College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition,” New York, NY “North American Graduate Art Survey,” Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 2010 “Art Bash,” Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO “Feast of Fools,” Second-Floor, Brooklyn, NY “Learning Curve,” Marian Spore, Brooklyn, NY 2009 “Curly-Q,” Jack The Pelican Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “Winter Mt. Dew Tour: Featured Artist,” Northstar Resort, CA 2007 “Peep Show,” Rule Gallery, Denver, CO “Red Dot Fair,” Rule Gallery, New York, NY


2006

“Juried Show,” Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO “XX/YY: The Gender Show,” Flash Gallery, Belmar, CO

HONORS 2012 2011 2005

& AWARDS McNeese National Works on Paper, Juror’s Mention Award (Selected by Lynn Gumpert) Dave Bown Projects, “3rd Semiannual Competition,” selected artist ArtBridge “Works in Progress” Honorarium (Selected by Vik Muniz, Amani Olu, and Eugenie Tsai) College Art Association Professional Development Honorable Mention in the Fine Arts Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Most Distinguished Artist

2012 2011

2010

RESIDENCIES 2012 Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY 2011 Fire Island Pines Arts Project, Fire Island, NY BIBLIOGRAPHY 2017 Art in Write Out, “Recensioni Arte Contemporanea Roma,” Blog post. February 1 Design and Style Report, “Weekend,” Image of artwork, Blog post. January 7 Sabrina Vedovotto, “Amore Che Vieni Amore Che Vai (Ovvero Della Pittura),” Exibart, January 4 Eleonora Scoccia, “Gregory Hayes. I am the sun.,” Exibart, February 13 2016 Delia Pizzuti, “‘I’m the sun’” goccia su goccia, l’infinitamente grande e piccolo di Gregory Hayes,” ArteMagazine, December 27 2015 Noémie Jennifer, “The Price to Pay: Artists Weight in on Getting an MFA,” Blog Post, The Creators Project, August 25 2014 Kyle Fitzpatrick, “Gregory Hayes Paints Detailed Microcosms,” Blog post, The Fox is Black, April 8 Daniel Gauss, “Shooting Star by Gregory Hayes at Nancy Margolis Gallery,” Review, Blog post, Arte Fuse Magazine, June 5 “Gregory Hayes: Shooting Star,” Wall Street International, May 17 Joanne Mattera, “Centering,” Blog post, Joanne Mattera Art Blog, April 24

2009 2007

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, “Alumni Spotlight,” The Dome, January 25 Melissa Bozin, “ArtBridge decorates Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Downtown Star, October 26 The Brooklyn Review, Images of Artwork, Issue 28, 43 Kyle MacMillan, “Offbeat art approach: ‘Do It,’ and then undo it at Denver exhibit,” Denver Post, May 27 Michael Fahlund, “CAA Awards MFA Fellowships to Five Artists,” February 2 Leanne Goebel, “RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0,” Huffington Post, December 5 Michael Paglia, “Artbeat: Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing New Works, at Rule Gallery,” Westword, October 27 Kyle MacMillan, “On Point,” Denver Post, November 12 Ellen Berkovitch, “Review: Contemporary Art & Architecture in Denver,” Adobe Airstream, October 24 Anne Johnson, “Brooklyn College MFA Open Studio,” Art Fag City, April 12 Nomad Art and World Magazine, Image of artwork, Issue 1, 12 Mary Chandler, “RULE Show a Display of Veterans, New Artists,” Rockey Mountain News, January 19


AU B RE Y LE VINTHAL | ARTIST STATEM ENT


Recently in the studio I have been thinking about how to paint temperature, specifically the cold weather of the east coast. Many times my paintings are anchored by a specific sense of light or time of day. Expanding on that, I’ve been trying to paint the anticipated sensations of the winter months. This work came about when I decided to revisit painting with overwhelming white. For many years I worked away from white, fearing it [had] become too recurrent. So here I’m using white very purposefully in each painting: as thin, drafty air, as the physical but shifting shape of snow, as harsh, bright light. The cold, though seemingly invisible, creates very specific visual situations. By rendering those I wonder if the paintings can tap into the fuller sensory experience of our frigid winter.


Bouquet Among Pines 2017 Oil on panel 24 x 19.5 inches


Woman with Flurries 2017 Oil on panel 10.5 x 13.5 inches


Cereal with Snowy Sill 2017 Oil on panel 24 x 18.25 inches


Dog Park Pile Up 2017 Oil on panel 34 x 24.75 inches


Fruit with Toaster Reflection 2017 Oil on panel 24 x 24 inches


AU B R E Y LE VI NTHAL

Born in 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania EDUCATION 2011 M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2008 B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Visual Arts, concurrent major in Sociology, Schreyer Honors College 2007 Studtio Arts Centers International, Spring Semester, Florence, Italy SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “Refrigerator Paintings,” The Paintings Center, New York, NY 2016 “Spaghetti for Breakfast,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Glassboro, NJ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 “I Dare! | Dare I?,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2017 “Blurring the Lines,” Rowan University High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ “Frame Work,” Ortega Y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY “Cake Hole,” Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY “Room with a View,” Curating Contemporary, CuratingContemporary. com (digital exhibition) “Got Dressed in the Dark,” Divided Gallery, Dayton, OH “Gallery Artists Group Exhibition,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “We Create: Rowan University Faculty,” Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ 2016 “April Flowers,” Queens College Art Center, Queens, NY “Drishti,” 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY “Look Both Ways,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA “Nurturing Your Nature,” 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 2015 “Figuration Inside/Out,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY “Ortega 100,” Ortega Y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY “Star Gazaer/Ancient Light,” Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY “Privacy Made Public,” New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA “Sow Your Rows,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2014 “Image Makers,” Novella Gallery, New York, NY “Lilies, Figs & Folly: Contemporary Still Life,” Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

“The Metaphysics of Presence,” Q Art, Santa Ana, CA “A Fine Arrangement,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA “Between Matter and Experience,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA “The Intimate Gaze,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Women and Biography,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2013 “Aubrey Levinthal and Lauren Garvey, Finding What Was Not,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition,” Bowery Gallery, Chelsea, NY “Sampler: Curated by Bill Scott,” Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA “Five to Watch,” Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA “Coming Into View,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2012 “New Moderns,” Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Annual National Juried Show,” Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY “71st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2011 “Small Works Show,” Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Betsey Meyer Memorial: PAINT!,” Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA “Intimations,” Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Collingswood, NJ “215/610: Regional Emerging Artists,” Delaware County Community College, Media, PA “Thesis Exhibition,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2010 “Sample 3,” Rebekah Templeton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA PUBLICATIONS/PRESS 2017 Ella Coon, “In the Night Kitchen: Aubrey Levinthal’s ‘Refrigerator Paintings’ Chill and Excite the Imagination,” ARTnews, February Xico Greenwald, “Raiding the Fridge for Inspiration,” New York Sun, January 2016 Harper’s: Readings, Reproduced Image, Harper’s Magazine, July Sharon Butler, “Installation View: Drishti, A Concentrated Gaze,” Two Coats of Paint, June


Alan Pocaro, “Aubrey Levinthal,” Bluestem Magazine, Eastern Illinois University Press, 2016 edition Ian Wilson, “Interview with Aubrey Levinthal,” DerHouse.com, May Shannon Eblen, “Painting Human Nature,” Courier Post, March Edith Newhall, “Thrilling Exhibits by Joan Tanner, Aubrey Levinthal,” Philadelphia Inquirer, PA, January Fresh Paint Magazine, “Figuration Inside/Out at Nancy Margolis,” freshpaintmagazine.com, January 2015 Alex Cohen, “Privacy Made Public,” New Hope Arts Center (exhibition catalogue) New American Paintings Issue No. 116 (Northeast Feb/Mar) 2014 Edith Newhall, “Many Hands Make Light Work,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, December “A Fine Arrangement: The Art of Still Life,” PAFA Preview Magazine, Fall Tom Csazar, “Visual Specialties: Three Shows, Three Parts of the Culture,” Title Magazine, July 2013 Luka Weidner, “Three Artists Converge at Gross McCleaf Gallery,” Paperclips215.com, October Andrew Mangravite, “Emotion vs. Control,” BroadStreetReview.com, October Daniel Galas, “Aubrey Levinthal: Studio Visit,” Painters-Table.com, April “5 to Watch,” Avery Galleries, exhibition catalogue “Ten Questions: Aubrey Levinthal,” Moore College Galleries Blog, January 2012 “Alex Kanevsky: Artist, Curator, Juror: 71st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, exhibition catalogue “Letter from the President,” PAFA Preview Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011 Victoria Donohue, “At MLAC, Emerging Artists of Obvious Energy,” Philadelphia Inquirer AWARDS 2017 2016 2015

Ballinglen Arts Foundation Residency, County Mayo Ireland Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant New American Paintings Issue No. 116 Northeast edition, juried by Michelle Grabner

2013 2009-11

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Merit Scholarship, PAFA Academy Scholarship, PAFA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Woodmere Art Museum WRITING 2016 2015 2014

“Interview with Michael Gallagher,” Title Magazine, May “A Modest Place of Origin,” Napoleon Gallery Exhibition Essay, June “Interview with Rebekah Callaghan,” Title Magazine, March “Nicole Eisenman at the ICA,” Title Magazine, November “Stories and Dreams: Jessie Drew Bear at the Woodmere Art Museum,” Title Magazine, June

VISITING/TEACHING Assistant Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ Drawing and Painting Department, Fall 2013 - present Instructor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA PT 100: Beginning Figure Painting, Fall 2016 PT 110: Beginning Still Life Painting, Fall 2015; Spring 2016 Adjunct, Pennsylvania State University Abington Campus, Abington, PA Art 220/422: Intermediate/Advanced Figure Drawing, Fall 2013 & 2014 Art 320/421: Intermediate/Advanced Drawing, Spring 2014 Art 050: Beginning Oil Painting, Spring 2014-15; Summer 2015 Lecturer, Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ Art 101: Introduction to Art, Fall 2013 Visiting Artist, University of Cincinnati, March 2018 Panel Discussion, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, March 2015 Panel Discussion, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015 Visiting Artist, University of Virginia, VA, October 2013 Visiting Artist, Millersville University, PA, February 2013 Monitor, Stuart Shils Master Class Workshop, PAFA, PA, Fall 2012; Spring/Fall 2010 Graduate Assistant, Professor Michael Moore, PAFA, PA, Fall 2010


M E LODIE PROVE NZANO | ARTIST STATEM ENT


I had a baby boy in August of 2016 and became his full time care giver. I started a 4’ x 4’ painting of a black and white striped bow shortly after he was born, figuring that I would paint something that my son would enjoy looking at as his eyesight developed. I painted here and there, when he was napping and on days when my husband could lend a hand, but even after a year the painting was still not done. Most of my free time, of which there was very little, I myself wanted to nap, because I was exhausted from not getting much sleep, nursing my son throughout the night. When I was dared by the gallery to challenge myself to make new work, I thought this is the perfect opportunity for me. There are lots of new things that I would like to try. The biggest part of the challenge was to send my son to daycare at 15 months so that I could have my undivided attention for part of the days during the week to decide what new thing and actually start doing it. Now that my son is enrolled in a very nice daycare program with other sweet children, and I’m totally happy with the people who are taking good care of him, the first thing on my list is to finish the black and white bow painting, which is now wrapping up nicely, pun intended. Next I want to do something completely different and utilize a wallpaper that I collaborated in making with Cavern Home. At first, I was thinking I would hang the bow painting on a wall or on panels covered in the wallpaper, but I didn’t like the idea of the wallpaper simply being an installation prop and discarding it after the show. The wallpaper is silkscreened, beautiful and costly to make and install, so I opted for another solution. I’m planning to adhere the paper to various canvases which I can then paint on and hang around the bow, thus accomplishing two things. First the wallpaper will be on cavases surrounding the bow creating the visual effect of the wallpaper around the bow that I was looking for, and secondly, these wallpapered canvases will be paintings unto themselves as I plan to embellish the wallpaper by painting things directly on it.


Black and White Bow 2017 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches


Mommy’s Bananas 2017 Acrylic & Cavern hand-printed wallpaper on canvas 24 x 24 inches


Papa’s Banana 2017 Acrylic & Cavern hand-printed wallpaper on canvas 24 x 24 inches


Tying the Knot with One Banana 2017 Acrylic & Cavern hand-printed wallpaper on canvas 24 x 24 inches


Waiting for the Ripe Banana 2018 Acrylic & Cavern hand-printed wallpaper on canvas 24 x 24 inches


M E LO D I E PROVE NZN O

Born in 1974 in Kinderhook, New York Lives and works in New York City, New York EDUCATION 1996 B.F.A., Parsons School of Design, New York, NY SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2015 “Stealth Peace,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2014 “Raw Ribbon,” University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN 2012 “Rock Center,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Selected Work 2005-2011,” 5th Avenue Windows of Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 2011 “Drawn Together: Melodie Provenzano & Philippe Simille,” The Marketplace Gallery, Albany, NY 2010 “Melodie Provenzano & Rachel Hovnanian,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL “It’s My Birthday!,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY 2008 “Debutant,” Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, New York, NY 2006 “Selected Paintings,” Saks Fifth Avenue Windows, New York, NY 2005 “Resonance: Works by Melodie Provenzano and Richard Monge,” Space Other, Boston, MA 2004 “Paintings & Works on Paper,” Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD 2002 “33 Paintings by Melodie Provenzano,” North Pointe Cultural Arts Center, Kinderhook, NY SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 “I Dare! | Dare I?,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2017 “The Warmth of Winter,” National Arts Club, New York, NY “Gallery Artists: Pre-Christmas Exhibition,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2016 “Small Works,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2015 “Still Lifes: Perceptions of Inanimate Objects,” Evelyn E. Jorgenson Gallery, Moberly, MO “Observations and Collections,” Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2014 “Bingo!,” Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Painting Now,” Florence Quater Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ “A Precious Few,” Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

“Feel Life Summer Art Festival,” Waterfall Mansion, New York, NY “Art for Tibet,” Tibet House, New York, NY “Small and Large Packages,” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN “Nurture Art Benefit,” Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY “Art Southampton,” Lyons Wier Gallery, Southampton, NY “The Goddess,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA “WAGMAG Benefit,” English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2012 Art Miami, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, FL “Art for Tibet,” Tibet House, New York, NY “Nurture Art Benefit,” Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY “Dexterity,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Graphomania,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA “Fun in the Sun,” The Highline Loft, New York, NY “Grey Full,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY 2011 “MATA Benefit: Original Artwork by Christian Marclay, Melodie Provenzano, and more...,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY “Nurture Art Benefit,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY “Major Grey,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA “24/7,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Here & Now,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY 2010 “Singles,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA “Still Life: Holly Farrell, Amy Mahnick, Melodie Provenzano, Todd Knopke,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY 2009 “PALMS,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA “Another Damn Good Painting Show,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Playing Around,” Battleboro Museum, Battleboro, VT “Endless Summer Exhibition,” Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Champagne & Baloney,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY Pulse NY, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY 2008 “Small Works Show,” 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2006 “Art of the World,” Haven Arts, Bronx, NY 2005 “Summer Splendor - Donald Baechler, Richard Bosman, Louisa Chase, Morgan Cohen, Dennis Farber, Luis Flores, Kay Hwang, Melodie Provenzano, Ruth Root,” Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD 2004 “New Prints 2004/Summer,” International Print Center, New York, NY 2013


“Works on Paper - Park Avenue Armory,” Goya Contemporary, New York, NY “Palm Beach Contemporary,” Goya Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL 2003 “IFPDA Fair - Park Avenue Armory,” Goya Contemporary, New York, NY “Summer Selection: Sally Egbert, Bernhard Hildenbrandt, Hermine Ford, Gail Deery, Robert Salazar, Louisa Chase and Melodie Provenzano,” Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD “Scent,” The Proposition, New York, NY “Works on Paper - Park Avenue Armory,” Goya Contemporary, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY “San Francisco Internation Art Expo - Fort Mason Center,” Goya Contemporary, San Francisco, CA 2002 “No-Home Show,” Eugenia Vargas Residence, Miami, FL “No Show,” Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL “Art Palm Beach - International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches,” Goya Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL Art Miami - Miami Beach Convention Center, Goya Contemporary, Miami, FL 1998 “Absolut Secret,” David McKee Gallery, New York, NY 1997 “You’ve Got a Hot Ass...the Revenge of L.H.O.O.Q.,” 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY


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I Dare! Dare I?  
I Dare! Dare I?  

Exhibition catalogue for a group show featuring new work by Anne Canfield, Gregory Hayes, Aubrey Levinthal, and Melodie Provenzano. January...

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