New Radicals

I am pleased to present the exhibition New Radicals featuring 14 Philadelphia connected painters chosen for their subtle, slow and pleasureful commitment to their practice: Rebekah Callaghan, Mariel Capanna, Alex Cohen, Evan Fugazzi, Claire Kincade, Bonnie Levinthal, Adam Lovitz, Dustin Metz, John Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Liza Samuel, Bill Scott and Leigh Werrell. While the work varies in form and subject, an intimate relationship with mark, color and surface is consistent. These 14 demonstrate a loving restraint, a respect for the mystery that unfolds in process and a deference for the maker’s hand. In the face of current trends, this careful work feels radical. I look to these painters as an antidote, as proof that the greatest painting can still be deeply felt and personal. And I take great interest in the way this groundswell is happening here, two hours south of New York.
                                                                                              – Aubrey Levinthal 

Rebekah Callaghan, Sea Oats, oil and oil pastel on linen, 10" x 8"  

Mariel Capanna, Lost, South of France, fresco on plywood, 5.5" x 12"  

Alex Cohen, Gold and Ebon Croissant, oil on board, 19.5" x 18"  

Alex Cohen, Via Sant Antonio, oil on museum board, 8" x 12"  

Evan Fugazzi, Dye, acrylic on linen, 19.5" x 19.5" 
Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery  

Evan Fugazzi, Marrow, acrylic on linen, 19.5" x 19.5" 
Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery SOLD 

Claire Kincade, Red Arrangement, oil on canvas mounted on panel, 22" x 26" 
Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery  

Claire Kincade, Franklin Place, oil on canvas mounted on panel, 20" x 16" 
Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery  

Bonnie Levinthal, Atina, acrylic on yupo, 9" x 12"  

Bonnie Levinthal, Nightfall (Atina), acrylic on yupo on panel, 12" x 9"  

Adam Lovitz, Fish Stick, acrylic and found mineral (schist) on panel, 11.25" x 9.25"  

Adam Lovitz, New Skin, acrylic on panel, 11.25" x 10.5"  

Dustin Metz, Self Portrait Peach, oil on canvas, 12" x 10"   

Dustin Metz, Burning Bush Wall, oil on canvas, 25" x 20"    

John Mitchell, Georgia, oil on canvas, 9.5" x 12.5"  

John Mitchell, Inlet at Night, oil on cloth, 12.5" x 9.5"  

Samantha Mitchell, Hairy Mountain, watercolor on board, 13" x 11"  

Samantha Mitchell, Blue Butte, watercolor on board, 18" x 12"  

Kaitlin Pomerantz, Rock Clock (of the Alabama Hills), rock, plaster rock cast, clock, 18" x 36" x 4"  

Kaitlin Pomerantz, Untitled (Tales from a Promise Zone), spray paint and dyes on canvas, 30" x 22"  

Liza Samuel, Eye Contact, carbonized bone, oil, wax on wood panel, 12" x 10"  

Liza Samuel, Moon, bones, hide, glue, calcium carbonate on wood panel, 6" x 9" SOLD   

Liza Samuel, Tree, chlorophyll, shellac, wax on wood panel, 9" x 8"  

Bill Scott, Winter Flowers, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"  

Bill Scott, Pink, oil on board, 20" x 16"  

Bill Scott, Little Diptych, oil on canvas diptych, 8" x 12"  

Leigh Werrell, King of Wings, gouache and charcoal on paper, 9" x 13" 
Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery  SOLD