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Founded by Tarrah von Lintel over 30 years ago, Von Lintel Gallery has continually developed its discerning curatorial point of view. The gallery predominantly features painting, photography and unique works on paper that are forward-thinking and challenging while maintaining a strong sense of aesthetic tradition. Focusing on a selective roster of artists who quietly push the boundaries of medium and materiality, the gallery exhibits art that will continue to engage the viewer over time. 

Tarrah von Lintel began her career in Paris, working first with Galerie Claire Burrus and then Thaddeus Ropac before opening her own gallery in Munich in 1993. Her gallery featured many NY artists, some of whom she continues to represent today, leading to her move to NYC’s growing Chelsea district in 1999. After 15 successful years in NY, the gallery relocated to Los Angeles, in recognition of LA’s growing importance on the international art scene. 

Von Lintel artists have shown or placed work in important public collections, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Getty Museum; The International Center of Photography; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the High Museum; The Getty; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; and Londonʼs National Gallery of Art.
Artists Represented:
Oluwatobi Adewumi
Carolyn M. Blackwood 
Lucia Engstrom
Rosemarie Fiore
Catherine Howe
Izima Kaoru
Joseph Minek
Floris Neususs
Osceola Refetoff
Joe Rudko
Joachim Schulz
Accra Shepp
Melanie Willhide
Christiane Feser
Valerie Jaudon
Chuck Kelton
Antonio Murado
Kate Petley
Miles Regis
Christopher Russell
Mark Sheinkman
Joni Sternbach
Sarp Kerem Yavuz
John Zinsser
Works Available By:
Roger Ackling
Norbert Bisky
Marco Breuer
Sarah Charlesworth
Alan Charlton
John Chiara
Jeronimo Elespe
Stephen Ellis
Yvonne Estrada
Lotte Jacobi
Farah Karapetian
Marie Jo Lafontaine
Eva Lundsager
Klea McKenna
John Newman
David Row
Wendy Small 
Joseph Stashkevetch
Allyson Strafella
Michael Waugh
Tommy White

 

 
Joe Rudko Second Solo Exhibition "Untitled Colors" Installation View


 
Past Exhibitions

Group Show

Gems from the Past 30 Years



December 9, 2023 - January 20, 2024
Von Lintel Gallery proudly announces Gems from the Past 30 Years, a group exhibition commemorating the gallery's 30-year anniversary. Founded by Tarrah von Lintel in 1993, Von Lintel Gallery initially opened its doors in Munich, and subsequently moved to New York City in 1999, before establishing its current home in Los Angeles in 2014. To put this time into perspective, during its 30 years Von Lintel Gallery has placed over 180 works in the permanent collections of major museums worldwide, displayed booths in over 80 art fairs internationally, exhibited more than 250 shows within our own gallery, and used over 3,500 red dots. Gems from the Past 30 Years is an ode to the gallery's journey and will showcase a stunning array of paintings, photography, and unique works on paper. These diverse works exemplify Von Lintel Gallery's core mission—to quietly push the boundaries of medium and materiality, while upholding an enduring aesthetic tradition. The group exhibition will feature works by artists who have been integral to the gallery's history, alongside those newly welcomed into the gallery's roster. The Gems from the Past 30 Years exhibition not only celebrates Von Lintel Gallery's rich history, but also signifies a continued commitment to fostering artistic excellence and innovation in the years ahead. Works by Von Lintel artists have been acquired by many notable museums over the past three decades. These institutions, among others, include The Getty Museum, the High Museum, The International Center of Photography, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary, London’s National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Von Lintel Gallery is a proud member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), of which Tarrah von Lintel is currently a member of the board. For additional information or visual material please contact the gallery by email at gallery@vonlintel.com.

Joe Rudko

Double Take



October 21, 2023 - December 2, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is excited to announce Double Take, our fourth solo exhibition with artist Joe Rudko, which showcases a continuation of his remarkable photomontage work. Double Take is a journey into the world of visual duality, where Rudko masterfully presents new works that take the form of diptychs wherein one side is the inverse and opposite of the other; the white spaces in these collages are the backside of the images, showing handwritten notes, dates, and branding of the paper. It is an exhibition defined by its harmonious contradictions, and it deconstructs binary oppositions while simultaneously weaving them together. The vernacular photographs used in these works have already served their original purpose, but Rudko’s work gives them a new life, bridging the past and present. As the exhibition's title suggests, Rudko encourages viewers to engage in a double take of their own, challenging the conventional distinctions between abstract and representational art. From a distance, these works appear purely abstract, a composition of mesmerizing shapes and colors. Yet, upon closer examination, the viewer uncovers the subtle, representational elements contained within the vernacular photographs. In a world where photography seems infinite, with images constantly captured, stored, and shared through technology, Rudko's process calls this continuum into question. By repurposing found photographs, he breathes new life into these forgotten moments, giving them renewed purpose while simultaneously challenging their traditional use. Joe Rudko is a Seattle-based artist who received his BFA in Photography and Drawing from the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA in 2013. His work is in numerous permanent collections, including The Getty Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and most recently the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. For additional information or visual material please contact the gallery by email at gallery@vonlintel.com.

Jeffrey Rothstein

Both Directions at Once



September 5, 2023 - October 14, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is delighted to present “Both Directions at Once” by Jeffrey Rothstein, our first exhibition with the artist. "Jeffrey’s work has always pushed boundaries and shattered assumptions. When he reaches an artistic plateau, he climbs even higher, where the heady altitude makes his heart pound. In his new and magnificent collection, Both Directions at Once, Jeffrey invites the viewer’s gaze on an existential journey, a visual wandering of rock and sky, a pageantry of color that exists exclusively in nature. The title was inspired by a conversation between John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter about their music going “both directions at once.” Welcoming a personal challenge, Jeffrey abandoned his usual chronological thinking about his work, allowing himself the agency of fluidity, starting in the middle or the end of a project and working back to its inception, so long as each symphonic element shared one resounding refrain. Music is a guide for Jeffrey – the music he hears in the desert, the trembling of the sand, wind, the formations of stone, and a mental soundtrack by Brian Eno. Each photograph shares a consensus of painterly and photographic mastery, dividing rock and sky into planes of color and vivid texture, reminiscent of the paintings of Maynard Dixon. So too, Jeffrey’s photographs gift the viewer with an experience of open space, a freedom typically reserved for birds and ghosts. Jeffrey’s images are at once otherworldly and recognizable – the blue buttes of Utah might be the strange, lonesome formations on the surface of Mars. Even in their remarkable scope, the images feel intimate, hallucinatory, transformative. Not beauty simply for the sake of beauty, but an undercurrent of power that is open to interpretation, a kind of soulful reckoning at our own smallness in the scheme of things." - Elizabeth Brundage Rothstein received his BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1982. His work has been consistently exhibited in galleries since 1997. His work is also in collections such as The Howard Hughes Foundation, Laurence and Anne-Marie Graff, Maurizio Bertelli, Uma Thurman, Jessica Alba, and The Tarn Collection. The artist lives and works in New York. *Please note that the opening reception is happening a few weeks into the show due to a scheduling conflict with PHOTOFAIRS NY, where we will also be exhibiting the artist’s work. For additional information or visual material please contact the gallery by email at gallery@vonlintel.com.

Joni Sternbach

The Surfing Landscape



June 17, 2023 - August 5, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is excited to announce our next exhibition “The Surfing Landscape”. This multimedia exhibit pairs large-scale tintypes, prints, and a new film by photographer Joni Sternbach. This is the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the artist, who will be present for the opening reception. Joni Sternbach is renowned for her use of the wet plate collodion process, an early photographic technique dating back to the 19th century, in which a metal plate is coated with a silver salt solution, exposed in a large-format camera, and developed in a portable darkroom on the spot to produce an instant positive photograph, like the 1850’s version of a Polaroid. Sternbach is a master of this complex process, and the incredible clarity and size of her tintypes demonstrate her skill. Sternbach's use of the tintype process works on many levels; it fosters the collaboration between her and her subjects and brings people together. The images possess a unique and timeless quality, which resonates with the rich history of surfing and its enduring appeal. Although not originally her goal, Sternbach quickly became fascinated with the surfers who she first saw as obstacles to her shots of the ocean. She has been following them and their practice all over the world since then. "The Surfing Landscape” features an assortment of Sternbach’s rarely seen mammoth works (14x17 and 16x20 inches). There will also be a selection of her complex, multi-panel tintypes (10x20 and 14x33 inches). These large-scale tintype portraits of surfers capture the rugged and raw beauty of their athleticism, and the spirit of adventure that drives them. The images are powerful and evocative, and much like the historical process that Sternbach uses, her photographs evoke a timelessness that transports the viewer. This exhibition also features Sternbach’s film entitled “Making Pictures”, a two-channel, experimental piece about her experience making wet plate collodion tintypes in the field. Shot with a Go-Pro camera strapped to her tripod leg, this nine minute film is presented as a meditation about process, people, time, and space. Inspired by the transcendental film movement, it takes its cues from Sternbach’s own slow style of photography. Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. Her work is held in many public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the Peabody Essex Museum, among others.

Alex Hedison

A Brief Infinity



April 22, 2023 - June 10, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition with photographer Alex Hedison, “A Brief Infinity”. Hedison is known for photography that brings attention to the ‘in between’ state. Previously, she focused on photographing exterior surfaces under construction that reflected the uncertainty of change. In 2020, with the isolation brought on by COVID-19, Hedison’s practice was interrupted. No longer able to travel to public spaces, she lost interest in picking up her camera which led her to improvise in the darkroom: I started experimenting with chemigrams; unlike traditional photography, chemigrams require nothing more than the interaction of chemicals and light on photographic paper. As I played with this process, I discovered that when black and white photo paper is given prolonged exposures to light, miraculous colors appear; bright hues alchemized, from pale pink to darker ruddy tones. Using clear packing tape, metallic paint, and varnish as forms of resistance, I began protecting the surface of the paper before submerging it into its chemical wash. I chose to photograph the chemigrams one instant to the next, making records in an abstract and shifting landscape. My intention paralleled what I consistently aim to do with my work: to chronicle the fleeting process of development. Each moment I photographed is a record of a transformation underway, a split-second in a state of flux brought into view within a single frame. I printed the image adding the silver metallic paint, initially meant to block the chemical process from occurring. I used this same reflective material and painted directly onto the final photographic prints. My work is drawn from the in between, the unfolding experience between the knowable and uncertain, it is as brief as it is infinite. – Artist Alex Hedison Alex Hedison has exhibited in galleries domestically and internationally, and her work is in public and private collections worldwide. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. For additional information or visual material please contact the gallery by email at gallery@vonlintel.com.

Jane Handel

Neither Here Nor There



March 18, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is delighted to present “Neither Here Nor There” by Jane Handel, our first exhibition with the artist. As she evokes a specific story in each work, Handel addresses broader topics ranging from the nature versus nurture conundrum to the human condition, and how we manifest our intentions. In this collection of works on paper, she uses found photographs and objects, old letters, and written words to explore these themes and their interconnection.

Anthony Friedkin

Ebb and Flow



March 18, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is excited to announce “Ebb and Flow”, our first exhibition of photography by Anthony Friedkin. A Los Angeles native, Friedkin began photographing at the age of eight and was working in the darkroom by the time he was eleven. Early on, he used photography to explore his infatuation with the ocean and now, over 60 years later, he still travels the Southern California coast with a camera in hand. Friedkin feels strongly about the powerful energy of the ocean, the medium in which life began, and speaks of waves as "liquid sculpture, moving through space and time with ethereal beauty". This series visualizes that magnetism, as well as the inherent sensuality and beauty of the ocean. “Ebb and Flow” is an ode to the omnipotence and allure of the sea. Friedkin extends his adoration of the ocean to include surf culture, in and out of the water. He believes in the power of extraordinary photographs that cannot be easily defined, but rather celebrate perception and its many layers of reality. The reality of surf culture is that it does not end when the surfers exit the sea, but rather, it carries over into how they live, party, and spend their time on land, often bleeding over into skateboard culture. “Ebb and Flow” delves into these intersections and presents the broader reality of surf culture. “[Julian Cox, associate curator of photographs at The Getty Museum] feels Friedkin’s relationship with his hometown will have a significant place in the visual history of L.A. ‘Anthony is a highly responsive photographer to his environment,’ he says. ‘His strength lies in his ability to work in a sensitized state, to get in the trenches, so to speak, and capture the authentic moment as it occurs.’” – LA Times, 2003 Friedkin’s photography has been exhibited internationally since the 1970’s and is in the permanent collections of the Getty Museum, the George Eastman Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in San Francisco, to name a few. For additional information or visual material please contact the gallery by email at gallery@vonlintel.com.

Miles Regis

What a time to be alive!



January 23, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce Miles Regis: What A Time To Be Alive!, the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Regis, a black immigrant in America, is known for his intricate mixed media paintings that make astute social and cultural commentaries on race relations, with a positive and unifying message. This exhibition of paintings and drawings is contextualized around the hot-button topic of abortion. Its visual anchor is a bare canvas featuring nothing but the distinctive image of a wire coat hanger, dripping with blood. The presence of this iconic symbol automatically forces an uneasy dialogue with the surrounding works, which depict hopeful and humanistic portraits. This connection is based on the notion that acts of legislation and decisions by lawmakers are part of our everyday life, and they affect everyone. This dichotomy is exemplified by the title of the show, “What a Time to Be Alive!”, which can be read negatively as a reaction to political turmoil, or conversely it could be interpreted as being grateful for what we have and hopeful for change to come. “Regis’ paintings insist on acceptance, tolerance and love, each work forged in the furnace of personal observation and a deeply felt commitment to the black experience as vital and necessary. After all, despite our political views and the color of our skin, we are all connected and because of those intrinsic connections, we are all responsible for each other.” – Eve Wood, Art and Cake Miles Regis has work in public collections such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, the Californian African American Museum, the Intel Corporation and other notable private collections such as The Bunker Art Space, Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee and Russell Westbrook to name a few. Regis lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife and kids.

Carolyn Marks Blackwood

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE



November 19, 2022 - January 21, 2023
Critic Carter Ratcliff says of this body of work that “Blackwood’s subject is water: flowing, frozen, and ascending in the vaporous accumulations we know as clouds. Her images of water imply the other elements—earth, air, and fire—but this is not immediately obvious. On first encounter, we are struck by the beauty of her work. Blackwood photographs the Hudson from a bluff on the river’s east side. Each time of day generates its own palette. When seasons change, ripples turn to shards; colors shift to icy whites and grays and blues. It is winter and water has become a solid, at least on the surface of the river. Yet the fragments in Blackwood’s photographs of ice do not quite count as objects. In their profusion, they are more like the glittering stuff of currents that refuse to stop flowing despite the frigid weather. Eddies of energy surge through all these images, sometimes turning back on themselves and sometimes reaching from edge to edge. Many of the winter photographs are entitled Ice Cubism, fittingly so, for their shards resemble the fractured planes of the Cubism invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early years of the 20th century. In their paintings from that time, form can be seen as abstract or obliquely representational. Blackwood’s photographs of ice are of course minutely accurate and yet, like the water images, they invite us to see them as abstractions: displays of sheer form. These forms are endlessly engaging on their own complex terms, apart from subject matter, yet precise renderings have their own allure. The preternaturally sharp focus of the artist’s lens helps us focus on details of ice and water that we ordinarily miss. Yet nothing, no matter how precisely rendered, simply is what it is. The colors in Blackwood’s pictures of ripples imply the sun—that is to say, fire. And these images also imply earth, for liquid water takes its transient shapes from the land through which it flows and, at the scale of the ocean, surrounds. Her cloud, majestic and seemingly solid, is of course a mixture of air and vaporized water. Air, earth, fire, and water . . . fully seen, Blackwood’s art encompasses the natural world. In a word, the cosmos.”

ROSEMARIE FIORE

SKYWRITING



September 10, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is proud to present Skywriting, the fourth solo exhibition with the gallery by Rosemarie Fiore, Bronx based painter, sculptor, and performance artist. Over the last 22 years Fiore has continuously refined her unique Smoke Painting process, which makes use of the colored smoke contained in fireworks. To control and direct the smoke she has fabricated over 200 tools/sculptures, which range in size and complexity from a small hand-held tool to a giant 400 pound fork lift operated tool, which can hold 150 smoke bomb canisters controlled by a series of linked fuses. She uses these devices, as others would use paint brushes. They allow her to distribute the tinted smoke directly on paper, or more recently canvas. “Wobbles, spinning on and off, in and out of control are drawn with Fiore’s singular artist designed spirographic tools. These tools engage the entire body, or many people's bodies, to move from a fixed point. Building on the surrealistic technique of fumage as well as performance artists such as Carolee Schneeman who worked with the limits of the body and drawing, chance and chaos are tandem forces in Fiore's work. She responds to the physics of the tool she has created and the limits of the smoke bombs they contain- with tube or carton once ignited has a limited amount of pigment or painting ‘time’ within it. “ - Lindsey Landfried Rosemarie Fiore received her BA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo and group exhibitions include: Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; The Savannah College of Art & Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; The Bronx Museum, NY; The Queens Museum of Art, NY; MOCA, Jacksonvile, FL and The Franklin Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been reviewed by publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art in America, The Village Voice and New York Magazine to name a few. She is a recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Grant through Penn State University.

OLUWATOBI ADEWUMI

HEADLINES



September 10, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Headlines’, the first solo exhibition of works on paper by Oluwatobi Adewumi. Adewumi is Nigerian born, but has lived in Arkansas since 2018. The culture shock of conservative America inspired Adewumi to use his art to give a voice to marginalized communities. Using graphite, charcoal, paint and collage his exquisitely crafted work depicts the resilience of Black women as they push back against trauma, sexism, inequality and racism. Adewumi states: “With every piece of art, I produce a story, an opportunity to provide history, a new voice, and perspective for my audience. I believe in using my artistic gift as a conduit to share the stories of people and places living in different societies and cultures with a new context. My practice engages in a critical commentary of the past to learn and unlearn how history shapes our understanding of the present and, in turn, impacts our perception of the future. I see and understand the world through people—their faces, expressions, and gazes allow me to represent the often- overlooked faces of Black African immigrants across the diaspora. Nigerian newspapers shaped my early knowledge about history and race, as well as stories from my great-grandparents. Those images were rich, powerful, and heroic. They embodied so much power while influencing how I see any black man or woman losing so much of their story, which must be investigated and how we are seen by the world today. Having so much rich culture and history but dismantled and kept away for a long time led me to create elegant iconic images that show the rich practices to tell the world about the future. My art takes on reconstructing the lost story, documenting the ideals of our history. Stereotypes and myths that have been created are challenged. I create a dialogue between the ideas of inclusion, culture, dignity, and consumption. And subjectivity by addressing the left-out cultures and traditions of any black race by challenging the history and untold stories, making space for the black race to tell the world about their story and history. “ Oluwatobi is a self-taught artist. He studied Computer Science at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State Nigeria and earned a B.Sc. degree in 2010. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2012.

Joe Rudko

Lightwaves



July 16, 2022 - August 15, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is thrilled to present Lightwaves, which will mark the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the artist. The work, which will be exhibited in our project room, is a continuation of the photographic montages that Rudko is known for. Concurrently, an earlier work from this same series, will be featured at the Getty Museum in its third rotation of “In Dialogue”, a series of ongoing installations that present contemporary photographs from its permanent collection, in conversation with European paintings, decorative arts, and sculpture, from the museum’s permanent collection galleries. As in previous exhibitions, the work in this show is made from the collected vintage snapshots of friends, family, and a variety of internet vendors. The images are hand cut and organized according to color before they are assembled into new abstracted forms or pathways. The result never fails to pull the viewer in for a closer look. Rudko’s arranged visual puzzles seem to evoke common threads in our collective memories reaching into our pasts, as well as our present. “His work is anything but predictable, yet he calls upon familiar visual spaces in ways that offer a sense of stability. His capacity to find practical and emotional value in the process of art-making keeps him invested in finding novel ways to articulate ideas”. Bree Lamb for Adilletante. Joe Rudko lives and works in Seattle. He received his BFA in Photography and Drawing from the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA in 2013. His work is in the permanent collection of The Getty Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and most recently in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York

MELANIE WILLHIDE

ELEGY OF THE GARDEN



June 11, 2022 - July 30, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is delighted to present new work by artist Melanie Willhide. A pioneer of merging analog and digital photographic practices, Melanie Willhide has challenged conventional notions of photography for over fifteen years and broadened the very definition of the medium. Willhide’s new series, Elegy of the Garden, continues her life-project of photographic innovation while taking on her current subject—the environmental crisis—with an immediacy and emotional intensity that evokes witnessing a powerful storm and what it leaves. In Willhide’s work, what is left behind is always beautiful, even if only a memory. Willhide’s evolving and expansive process eschews “the decisive moment” to represent a broader feeling of time. She employs any tool her work demands. The flowers in this work—some real, some artificial—are captured with either a camera or scanner in such a way they exist as phenomena, dynamic as a hurricane or wildfire. Time does not stand still, and Willhide privileges texture and depth over realism. Plastic stems with nylon petals can be indistinguishable from flowers picked from the artist’s own garden, and the recognizable form morphs into pixelated abstraction. Willhide intertwines the natural world with the artificial, and we are moved to find where beauty survives in an era overcome by wind, water, and fire. Willhide’s concern with eco-grief reaches beyond her own art practice and recent landscape designs; she recognizes the environmental crisis as perhaps the gravest calamity in human history. Many of her flowers seem to be floating away or drowning in water that possesses a supernatural force, as seas continue to rise, drought and subsequent famine persist, and mega storms destroy communities and contaminate drinking water. Left behind is loss and the fear of further loss: a dream of untouchable color moving in unfathomable darkness. Willhide received her MFA from Yale University and has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationwide and internationally. Her work is included in permanent collections such as the Getty Museum, the George Eastman Museum, LACMA, the Yale University Davenport Collection.

Joseph Minek

Rewind



April 24, 2022 - June 4, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is thrilled to present Rewind, an exhibition of vibrant chemigrams created by Cleveland-based artist Joseph Minek. This show will be displayed in the Project Room and will run from April 23rd until June 4th. Fascinated by the infinite possibilities of camera-less photography, Minek experiments with the foundational materials of photographic practice – light-sensitive paper and photo lab chemicals – to produce one-of-a-kind, chromatically exuberant images. His work delights in exploring the physical makeup of the photographic medium itself, rather than capturing any external reflection of reality, so he first exposes his high-gloss metallic paper to light – rendering it useless for its intended purpose. Strips of paper are then organized into compositions on its surface before he rolls, dips, squeegees, or sprays his prints with a variety of chemical compounds. The resulting works are infinitely varied and wildly luminous. Within a prismatic array of chartreuse, fuchsia, emerald, indigo, cyan, mustard seed, mauve, lavender, and blood orange, the overlapping pools and striations of the chemicals in the tray leave their traces not only in the explosive palette but in the intricate patterns and oil-slick parabolas, which the liquid traces and eventually settles on. Minek’s work has been exhibited consistently since 2010 and is held in public collections such as The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Rubell Family Collection in Miami, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Bidwell Projects, Cleveland.

Mark Sheinkman

New Paintings



April 23, 2022 - June 4, 2022
Von Lintel Gallery is delighted to present new work by New York artist Mark Sheinkman, whose long association with the gallery spans almost 30 years and has translated into an incredible 15 solo shows. His latest exhibition will debut on April 23rd and be on display until June 4th. For over three decades, Sheinkman chose to limit his palette almost exclusively to densely layered compositions of graphite. Only in recent exhibitions has his focus shifted to color, resulting in multi-hued paintings, whose exuberant entwined figures express both spontaneity and a progressive reduction in form. His latest work features “all over'' fields of monochrome color, populated by single trails of knotted lines that glide languidly across the canvas. Comprised of finely gradated shades of light and dark and adjoined by echoes of pale color, these lines evoke a three-dimensional depth. Meanwhile, spiralling purple or blue-white trails of partially removed paint reel on and off the edges of the canvas, engendering in the viewer an intoxicating impression of otherworldly space. In his 2021 catalog essay, George Melrod notes that “Sheinkman’s works inspire multiple allusions. Over the years, they have suggested microscopic photographs of minerals, bones, proteins, tendrils, corals, coiling strands of DNA, or, ascending like Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten, everything from the darting trails of subatomic particles to maps of astronomical events. They are notable for their elusive scale; encountering them, a viewer might feel they’ve entered another realm, of physical forces beyond our human gauge.” Sheinkman is a New York based artist and received a B.A. from Princeton University. His work is included in permanent collections at home and abroad, such as MoMA, The Met, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin, Germany, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France.