September 09, 2007

Machine Learning #1, Boydon Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's City, MD, September 4-28, 2007

Henry Brown, Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Doug Melini. Curated by Matthew Deleget. Click here for installation shots.

Go Off, 2007, acrylic on wood panel, 48" x 42",
Photo: Matthew Deleget

Octagon, 2007, acrylic on wood panel, 34" x 34"
Photo: Matthew Deleget

July 28, 2007

Escape from New York, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Austrailia, Aug 4-Sept 5, 2007

Soledad Arias, Richard Bottwin, Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Bibi Calderaro, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Daniel Feingold, Kevin Finklea, Linda Francis, Zipora Fried, Julio Grinblatt, Lynne Harlow, Gilbert Hsiao, Andrew Huston, Steve Karlik, Daniel Levine, Sylvan Lionni, Rossana Martinez, Juan Matos Capote, Manfred Mohr, Karen Schifano, Analia Segal, Edward Shalala, Robert Swain, Li-Trincere, Don Voisine, Douglas Witmer & Michael Zahn

See images, letters, and statements of the artists

March 08, 2007

The School of John Laska, Ivy Technical College, Terre Haute, IN, open March 9- April 30, 2007

Features the work of John Laska and his students, Nick Barnhart, Dlynn Baughman, Mark Braught, Loueta Chickadaunce, Betty Conway, Susan Dailey, Jane Everhart, Linda Dailey, Stephanie Doty, Tim Engelland, John Ferguson, Sujata Gopalan, Larry Green, Cheryl Hahn, Cathleen Hogan, Gilbert Hsaio, Rhonda Kruler, Cathie Laska, Lisa Petrulis, Karen Romaro, Tina Sisson, Russ Tanner, Ann Tuttle Travers, Beth Tuttle, Barb Weber, Rhonda Yochum

Dual, (2006),acrylic on rowlux, 11" x 11"

John Laska studied with the SoyerBrothers in New York City before serving in World War II. After the war, he attended the Chicago Art Institute and was active, along with Leon Golub, with the group Momentum. before moving on to teach in Champaign, Illinois, and finally to Terre Haute Indiana where he spent years teaching art at the Laboratory School at Indiana State University. I was fortunate to be one of many students who passed through his classes to go on to have a career in the arts. This exhibition showcased Laska's work as well as work of his students. It was pretty unaminous from this group of students that Professor Laska was the best teacher, of any kind, that they had had in their collective lives. Laska's career started in the 30s and continues to this day. He will also be long remembered for his murals depicting the life of Eugene V. Debs at the Debs Home in Terre Haute.

February 17, 2007

"The Optical Edge," Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, Mar 7-Apr 14, 2007

Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasserely, Josef Albers, Sandford Wurmfeld, Robert Swain, Gabriele Evertz, Rakuko Natio, Gilbert Hsiao, Soon Ja Han, Jon Groom, Beverly Fishman, Ryszard Wasko, and Michelle Hinebrook. Curated by Robert C. Morgan. A catalog will be available for this exhibition. For links to all the artists in this show, see the entry for this show at

Encounter, 2006, sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 42" x 42"). For animated time lapse sequence go to

Propel, 2006, sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 24" x 24"

"War Is Over Again," Sidehow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Jan 20-Mar 4, 2007

This salon style exhibition with over 150 artists has become an annual tradition in Williamsburg. For a list of artists see

Convergence II, 2006, sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 15" x 15"

For an animation showing the stages of making the above, go to

Revolver II, 2006, sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 36" x 36"

See Paul Corio's op paintings from this show, and learn which horses he's bet on. Go to

Don't miss geometrician Don Rodgrigues' work: