On View

‘If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It’ at Zürcher Studio

'EggsactlywhatIwantmymorning2looklike' 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 16 in - Courtesy of Clifton Benevento

This rollicking 20-artist affair is leading the race for feel-good group show of the season. At the curatorial helm is the master of libidinal, cacophonous Pop painting, Peter Saul, who is responsible for some of postwar America’s most incisive, outrageous pictures. Eighty this year, he’s curating for the first time and has tapped artists young and old, nonchalantly admitting in a short essay what is true of so many group shows: he just picked his friends, even if a few he only “met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough.” Read More

Awards

Omi Arts Center Gives Greenburger Awards to Saul, Mekas, Nonas, Porter, Reichek

Peter Saul, 'Helluva Problem,' 2012. (Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery)

The Ghent, N.Y.–based Omi International Arts Center has named the five winners of its 2013 Francis J. Greenburger Award, which goes to “established artists whom the art world knows to be of extraordinary merit but who have not been fully recognized by the public.” (Good idea for an award, right?) The five honorees this year, who each receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant, are Bruce Porter, Peter Saul, Jonas Mekas, Richard Nonas and Elaine Reichek. Read More