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Francis Cunningham "Three Baldwin Apples" (1964) Oil on linen 5'' x 16''

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Studio Matters Reviews Francis Cunningham's Jerusalem Exhibiton

A few weeks ago we wrote about the Jerusalem's Barbur Gallery showing In the Finest of Company, an exhibition including works by Francis Cunningham in "the finest company" of students, teachers, friends: Pesach Slabosky, Nomi Bruckmann, Avi Sabah, Masha Zusman, Yanai Segal, George Grosz.

Francis Cunningham could not attend the show, so we were happy to find a blog entry on Studio Matters, maintained by Maureen Mullarkey, reviewing the Jerusalem show.  The review by the guest blogger, Heddy Breuer Abramowitz, details the reasons for bringing all the artists together, which are personal and professional. Heddy Breuer Abramowitz starts off by pointing out a view of "disdain towards teaching that reduces those who shape future generations to ones that haven’t made the grade."  The rest of the review clearly questions such a view.

Here are two installation photos giving some idea about how the show is organized.  We are hoping to see and post here some more images of the works by all the artists, side-by-side.

Francis Cunningham's paintng of Pesach Slabosky and Pesach Slabosky's drawing of Francis Cunningham.

Pesach Slabosky's painting and one of the student works hanged between the main works.