During February the George Adams Gallery will feature Me, Myself & I, an
exhibition of self-portraits by gallery artists. The exhibition includes
paintings, drawing, sculpture, photography by ALFONZO, ARNESON, ARNOLD,
AZACETA, BARSNESS, BEAL, BEDIA, BROWN, CHAGOYA, DEMIANCHUK, DILL, EDISON,
KRUT, LENAGHAN, SAUL, and VALERIO. Me, Myself & I will also include works by
artists associated with the gallery, including BOBBY NEAL ADAMS, WILLIAM
BECKMAN, ALFRED LESLIE, CHINA MARKS, MARYAN, and ARNALDO ROCHE.
Among the highlights of the exhibition are Peter Saul’s “Oedipus Jr,” a
large-scale canvas from 1983 depicting the artist mutilating himself with a
chain saw, “Cheek,” a classic ceramic self-portrait by Robert Arneson from
1976, a stark, life-size canvas by Joan Brown from 1981, and Alfred Leslie’s
over-life-size painting in a tuxedo jacket completed in 1987.
Among the smaller scale works in the exhibition is a photograph by Bobby
Neal Adams combining his image with his father’s, Andrew Lenaghan’s
self-portrait with his daughter Sarah painted from the front seat of his 1965
Buick, a double self-portrait in pencil by William Beckman, and a very early
and unusual oil self-portrait by Maryan from 1952.
Other works include a self-portrait as a bandit by Enrique Chagoya, a
self-portrait as Charlotte Corday by Ansel Krut, and a late self-portrait
being chastised by the santeria deity Yemaya by Carlos Alfonzo. China Marks
has contributed a work stitched on cloth, Lesley Dill a self-portrait bust
veiled by a cascade of paper leaves.
A selection of small works from the exhibition will also make up part of
the gallery’s installation at the Art Dealer’s Association Art Show
(February 20 - 25 at the 7th Regiment Armory at Park and 67th Street).