Anita Rogers Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring the work of four Yale graduates: Eric Holzman (’73), Carrie Johnson (’82), Gordon Moore (’72) and George Negroponte (’75). The exhibition will be on view at 77 Mercer Street #2N, New York from September 9 - October 1.
Eric Holzman received his BFA from the Tyler School of Art in 1971 and his MFA from Yale in 1973, where he studied with William Bailey, Lester Johnson, Bernard Chaet, and Al Held. He has been honored with several awards and grants, including the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2015), the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant (2014), the 2008 Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Purchase Prize from the National Academy (2008). Holzman has taught at numerous institutions, such as Purchase College, Vermont Studio Center, the International School of Painting (MonteCastello, Italy), Bard College, Pratt Institute and New York Studio School. He lives and works in New York City.
Carrie Johnson graduated with her MFA from Yale’s Design Department in 1982, where she studied painting as well. Johnson has lived in New York City for the past thirty-four years. Untitled is an interconnected mix of elegant, organic lines in muted tones with pops of color. The layered piece is ripe with detail and texture. On the piece, Johnson states:
This painting is part of a series which evolved from works on paper shown at the Drawing Center in 2001. Open natural form structures in a state of reconfiguring layered in an atmospheric background aim to evoke a feeling of confronting what was left behind and what remains.
Gordon Moore received his MFA from Yale University in 1972. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts-Visual Artists Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Painting. His work is part of many prestigious collections, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), the Block Museum of Art (IL), Chase Manhattan Bank, General Electric Corporation, and Yale University Art Gallery (CT). The artist lives and works in New York. The artist’s current paintings are informed by the artist’s long history and deep understanding of the photographic process. These works begin with black and white photographs, often of found objects or of carefully constructed designs the artist creates himself. Moore then develops the images in the dark room, embracing, and even encouraging, the imperfections inherent in the interactions between the developer chemicals and the paper. Moore uses these developed surfaces, rich with depth and shadow, as the grounds for his oil paintings, which use restricted palettes of bright colors to complement the monochrome backgrounds.
George Negroponte graduated from Yale University in 1975. He has been reviewed by major art periodicals including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The New Yorker, ARTnews and The New Criterion. He has taught painting and drawing for over two decades at The Studio School, Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and Princeton University. He was co-chairman of The Board of The Drawing Center from 1997-2002 and was appointed the first President of the institution in 2002. Negroponte lives and works in East Hampton, NY.