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richard bosman: some stories    Feb 13 - Mar 22, 2014

Richard Bosman
airport, 2013
Richard Bosman
grief, 2013
Richard Bosman
lipstick, 2013
Richard Bosman
map, 2013
Richard Bosman
porthole, 2013
thruway crash
Richard Bosman
thruway crash, 2013
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The Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present some stories, an exhibition of recent paintings by Richard Bosman. After a hiatus of seven years this will be his fourth exhibition with the gallery.

This recent body of work from 2013/14 takes narrative themes from everyday life, movie stills, cell phone images and the Internet. Bosman alters the images or combines them to create a personal story. He represents traditional emotional icons with deadpan simplicity and transforms them directly with fresh paint.

In a catalog essay Carter Radcliff states: “Each of us has an individual way of seeing. Bosman’s gaze is not merely direct but fixated, fraught with incipience, and he is brilliant at conveying those qualities. His fictions convey truths about his way of looking, which bears the weight of all of his other senses in a state of extreme alertness- and calm. The serenity of his intensity is what gives his pictures their distinctive power. As I’ve said, we begin to see Bosman’s paintings only when we look past his ostensible subject to his real subject – the qualities of his vision. We can only do this if our looking is as inventive, as speculative as his.”

Vincent Katz when asked to supply text for the catalog that accompanies the exhibition decided to write a short story titled New York, which seamlessly interweaves Bosman’s paintings into his tale.

Richard Bosman lives and works in Esopus, New York. His work is in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum.

The gallery is located at 529 W 20th Street, 6th floor and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6 pm. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 13th from 6-8 pm.

for further information please contact miles manning at 212-463-9666.

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