Exhibitionin New York, NY / United States
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present two exhibitions, “Richard Hickam: Pinkie, Maude and Other Paintings” and “Philip Sherrod: Street View”. Both presentations will highlight each artist’s signature expressive style, featuring Richard Hickam’s portraits from 1980 – 2000 and Philip Sherrod’s cityscapes from the 1967 – 1976.
Richard Hickam‘s portraits reveal a dedication to gestural abstraction with an emphasis on emotional confrontation. His paintings of provocative characters illustrate the artist’s penchant for raw figuration that is fundamental to his visual vocabulary. Originally interested in photorealism, Hickam pursued a looser approach to figuration in the 1980s. Influences of Fauvist Matisse as well as the loose angularity of early Diebenkorn are apparent in this period. Harkening to historical painters such as Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon, and foreshadowing contemporary artists such as Dana Schutz or George Condo, Hickam reconciles feelings of detachment with a sense of compulsion in his evocative paintings.
Richard Hickam was born in Los Angeles in 1944. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1966 and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1968. He taught at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in 1968, and the Columbus College of Art from 1969-73. Hickam has exhibited widely across the United States at museums such as the Canton Museum of Art, OH, the Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, OH, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. His work is in the collections of the Beck Center Museum, TN, the Richmond Museum of Art, VA, and the Canton Museum of Art. Hickam lives and works in Elyria, OH.
Philip Sherrod is known for his pulsating paintings of street and city scenes. He was a founder of the Street Painters group in 1977 along with artists who studied and taught at the Art Students League. In this body of work, he portrays New York as he experiences it, with excitable energy that seems to vibrate from within the painting. Buildings, storefronts and signs feature heavily in Sherrod’s paintings, underscoring the tenets of American urban culture. The humble settings of coffee shops, subway stations, Broadway marquees and even the circus are arranged in a cacophonous manner that transports the viewer to an earlier time. Sherrod’s paintings continues the tradition of portraying urban life set forth by the Ashcan School in the 19th century.
Philip Lawrence Sherrod was born in 1935. He received a BA in Painting in 1959 from the Oklahoma State University and attended the Art Students League in the early 1960s. He is the recipient of several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1982 and a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 1989. His works are in the public collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., the Museum of the City of New York, the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, among others.
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Allan Stone Projects
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
10011 New York, NY