Two Artists, One Space: John Beerman + Noé Katz
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06/27/2014
By Lauren Gordon
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TWO ARTISTS | ONE SPACE:  JOHN BEERMAN AND NOÉ KATZ

April 11 - June 22, 2014

Presenting Sponsor ArtsGreensboro

Greenhill has developed an ongoing series of exhibitions, Two Artists | One Space, whereby two artists are given the opportunity to present their work in the spacious 7,000 square foot gallery in a manner that gives each artist the sense of having a solo exhibition while creating a contextually synergistic art space. 

Opening April 11, Greenhill will present the third in this series, Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz, curated by Edie Carpenter.  North Carolina artists Beerman and Katz are known both nationally and internationally. In this exhibition, a mix of the artists’ new works and recently shown works will be presented to North Carolina audiences for the first time.  Together, Beerman and Katz bring two divergent approaches to art-making. As such, Beerman’s poetic sensibility and luminous approach to landscape contrasts Katz’s surrealist figurative works. 

John Beerman was born in North Carolina in 1958, lived and worked in Nyack, New York for over 30 years, and moved back to Hillsborough, North Carolina in 2008.  Beerman received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  His works are in many collections, such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beerman is best known for his depictions of the Hudson River Valley as well as his paintings of North Carolina’s landscape. For Two Artists | One Space, Beerman is creating a new body of work which will represent a fresh start for him.  Beerman looks at the Greenhill exhibition as “a moment to take stock and plot a new course in my explorations as a painter. I am excited about this, and I am looking forward to creating a new body of work for this show at Greenhill.  The changes will be in the direction of creating a design on the canvas.  [I incorporate] what the culture of twentieth century art has brought to the table of painting, (especially the element of flatness and design of forms and shapes on the canvas) and [interweave these ideas] with my observational investigations of the world that surrounds us. [I take] the elements of nature and man-made creations and [reassemble] them in a fresh and dynamic way on the canvas.” Greenhill will present new subjects taken from views from the artist’s Hillsborough studio, mountain landscapes, and scenes composed from the artist’s imagination.  A selection of Beerman’s small plein air studies will also be on view.

A recent resident of Greensboro, North Carolina, Noé Katz was born in 1953 in Mexico City, Mexico.  He studied at the School of Design and Handicrafts of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City with additional study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Katz, whose work has been compared to the masters of Mexican Modernism, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in both two and three dimensional art forms. His experience traverses a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and mural painting.  An animated video of his work introduced the Festival Internacional Cine Judio in Mexico City this year.  The artist has produced several major architectural commissions such as the aluminum wall reliefs for the Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec building in Mexico City, and the monumental “Kissing Doors” for the Tokoro Museum of Modern Art in Omishima, Japan.  Katz's works are in international collections including the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California.  The exquisite craftsmanship, sinuous lines, and gliding surfaces of Katz’s works which combine the figure with objects and landscape communicate sensibilities of openness. For Two Artists | One Space Greenhill will present a selection of Katz’s paintings and sculptures and prints. 

 

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

Friday, April 11: Two Artists | One Space Exhibition Opening: 5:30 - 8:30 pm for Members, 6:30 - 8:30 pm for Non-Members. You are invited to The Gallery at Greenhill for an intimate and exclusive first viewing of Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz. Between 5:30 – 6:30 pm Greenhill Members are invited to hear Curator Edie Carpenter’s comments in The Gallery.  At 6:30 pm The Gallery opens to the public. Cash Bar and light hors d'Oeuvres.  

Friday, April 11: Parents Night Out: 5:30 - 8:30 pm for Members, 6:30 - 8:30 pm for Non-Members. Parents Night Out is an opportunity for parents to attend the exhibition openings while their children are participating in ArtQuest. Trained ArtQuest staff will ensure a safe and creative experience for your child(ren) while you enjoy adult-time in The Gallery. The charge is $10 per child and is open from 5:30 - 8:30 pm for Members, and 6:30 - 8:30 pm for Non-Members. As the parent, you must remain within the footprint of Greenhill the entire time. In order to reserve your spot, please register below and pay using PayPal checkout.  Reservations must be made by 4pm on April 11. There are 15 spots available.  If you have any questions call Jaymie Meyer at 336-333-7460 x109. To register online, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, April 24 | 6:30 pm: Two Artists|One Space artist John Beerman will discuss his recent landscape paintings in The Gallery at Greenhill. The program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments and a reception will follow Beerman’s talk.

Thursday, May 1 | 6:30 pm: Two Artists|One Space artist Noé Katz will host a book signing of an informal talk in The Gallery at Greenhill in association with Casa Azul. The program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments and a reception with music will follow. 

 

BLOGS

CLICK HERE for post with selected samples of Noé Katz's body of work as well as an animated video of Katz's work introduced the Festival Internacional Cine Judio in Mexico City this year.

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