Thursday, February 16, 2017

Max Estenger 1991-2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson February 13-May 29, 2016

I had the honor of having a mid-career survey at the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson in their Great Hall (the former headquarters for the Tuscon Fire Department). It was one of the greatest experiences of my life--from my 9 day residency and install, to my talk, to the opening reception to the exhibition itself. Best of all was working with the Museum staff on all the different facets of the show. It is a remarkable place and I am most grateful to the incomparable Jocko Weyland who curated the show and wrote a great catalogue essay and the amazing graciousness of the Director of the Museum Board Courtney Johnson.  

Yellow and White (1987) Acrylic on canvas 60.5 x 27" (five panels)

Red (1989) Acylic on canvas 40 x 40" (four panels)
Black See-Through Painting (1991) Polyvinyl over wood; acrylic on canvas 70 x 70" (four panels) 

Unpainting #4 (1993) Polyvinyl over wood, stainless steel, raw canvas 85 x 40" (three panels)
OSHA Green and Orange (1994) Oil enamel on stainless steel; polyvinyl over wood, raw canvas 60 x 91" (seven panels)

Perfect Night (1997) Wood, oil enamel on steel, plexiglass 8 x 168 x 12"

White (2001) Oil enamel on polyvinyl; raw Belgian linen 29.3 x 84" (five panels)

Untitled (2006/2007) Sheetrock, plaster, enamel on plexiglass 27 x 36 x 28" 

Twenty Four (2007) Acrylic on canvas 40 x 130.5" 

Black and Yellow (2014) Oil-based spray paint on stainless steel and raw canvas; polyvinyl over wood 67 x 30" (three panels)

Black and White (2015) Oil enamel on stainless steel, oil-based spray paint on polyvinyl; raw canvas 72 x 228" (six panels)

Red (2016) Oil-based spray paint on wood panel; stainless steel and raw canvas 120 x 48" (seven panels)

Booth (2016) Sheetrock, plaster, oil enamel on stainless steel; polyvinyl over wood

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Geometries" at John Molloy Gallery, New York City January 14-Feb. 27, 2016

Red, White and Black (2014) oil on canvas, wood and steel 24 x 12" three panels
along with Native American Plains Indians Parfleches circa 1880s
With the great American painter Mary Jones in front of Bolotowskly
Two X paintings on steel 

"Learning to See Color." University of Denver Art Museum, January 14-March, 2016

OSHA White, Blue & Orange 1995 oil on raw canvas, stainless steel and polyvinyl
69x50x3" (6 panels)
"Learning to See Color," is a big group exhibition at The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver Art  Museum.  The exhibition is co-curated by Vicki Myhren Gallery Director and Adjunct Instructor of Drawing and Color Theory Jeffrey Keith. The artists included Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and contemporaries like Rachel Lachowitz and Kehinde Wiley. The curators selected an OSHA Series painting 1994-1995.  http://vicki-myhren 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ryan Bevilaqua's Le Garage Delray, Florida

Ryan Bevilaqua of Loft 594 fame in Bushwick is now heading up operations down in South Florida at the Le Garage gallery in Delray Beach, Florida. The inaugural show is entitled "In the Beginning...The story of the Big Bang." It opened November 6 and runs through December 10th. I'm very pleased to be a part of this show with three paintings and to be in a show that includes Edmund Campos who did the wonderful concrete painting that is sandwiched in between two of my works above.
Le Garage is part of the growing scene that was spearheaded by the Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach. Best of luck to Ryan and his crew!

Red and White 2015 Oil-based spray paint on raw canvas and stainless steel; polyvinyl over wood  36 × 16 in

Twenty Seven II 2006 acrylic on canvas 14 x 65" 

Blue 2015 Oil-based spray paint on raw canvas 14x22"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New York Times, October 11, 2015

A Bed and an Easel Under One Roof

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Max Estenger @Rumba extended thru Feb. 14

Saturday night's opening at Kimba Hill's rumba space in Santa Monica was a great start to the exhibition of new paintings by Steven Van Nort and me. The show runs through December 12 and the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6.  Here are some photos from the reception and the installation.
With Steven Van Nort at the opening reception
Yellow and White 2014
Oi-based spray paint on stainless steel and canvas
45 x 36" five panels

Installation view in the white room
Red and White 2014
Oil-based spray paint on stainless steel and wood panel
12 x 24" two panels
Blue (Triangle) 2014
Oil-based spray paint on stainless steel and wood panel
52 x 40" six panels
Red and White 2014
Oi-based spray paint on canvas and stainless steel
36 x 45" five panels
Black (Square) 2014
Oil-based spray paint on canvas and poly-vinyl
54 x 36" three panels
A majestic 8-foot Steven Van Nort painting 
Black and Yellow 2014
Oil-based spray paint on steel and canvas; poly-vinyl over wood
67 x 30" three panels

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Max Estenger Oct. 18-Dec 12 Santa Monica

Max Estenger BLUE 2014
Flashe vinyl on canvas, poly-vinyl, steel
52 x 40" (six panels)
Hey everyone, I wanted to invite all of you to my upcoming show at Kimba Hill's rumba in Santa Monica from October 18-December 12. The exhibition is entitled DIGITAL and will also include paintings by the wonderful LA-based painter Steven Van Nort. Rumba is open Mon-Sat. 10AM to 6 PM in Santa Monica.