William Pachner at 101

At 101 years-old, my father, William Pachner, is a very busy man. Interest in his work remains high in New York and I thought I would take a minute to update you on a couple of recent exhibitions that have featured his work.

At present, his work is included in a special exhibit, “Byrdcliffe’s Legacy: Handmade in the 20th Century (An Ode to Nature & Place)” at the Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY). This exhibit will be on display from August 20-October 9, 2016.


Established in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony was an important force the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. The Colony supported self-sufficiency, fulfillment in work, and the preservation of local crafts. The work in this exhibit illustrates the fine art and design accomplishments by selected artists and artisans who lived and worked in the Hudson Valley between 1903 and 1999. As makers of paintings, prints, photographs, weavings, ceramics, furniture, metal, jewelry and decorative art, the artists in this show produced work aligned with Byrdcliffe’s original pursuit of inspiration from nature and commitment to raising awareness of innovative, high-quality handcrafted work. In addition to William Pachner’s paintings, this exhibit also includes work by such renowned artists as Philip Guston, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Milton Glaser, George Bellows, Mary Frank, Doris Lee, Judy Pfaf, Carl Walters, George Ault, Robert Chanler, William Hunt Diedrich, and Robert Ebendorf.

This spring, my father was honored at the opening of an exhibit, “The Roosevelt Collection,” at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. His illustration of President Roosevelt, which appeared on the cover of Collier’s magazine on January 27, 1945, was prominently featured at this show. On the invitation of the director of the FDR library Paul Sparrow and Laura Roosevelt, the granddaughter of FDR, he returned to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum this summer for its 75th anniversary celebration.

-Ann Pachner

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William Pachner // Honored with Exhibit at MFA in St. Petersburg

We are so pleased that the legendary William Pachner continues to be honored in his 100th year. The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL is currently presenting an installation of selected works, William Pachner: Centenary in the Lee Malone Gallery through July 26h.

Here are a few of our favorites; we wish this wonderful artist a fulfilling 100th year!


William Pachner // No. 6 // 1975 // 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches // Oil on canvas


William Pachner // Window with Figure // 1988 // 40 x 30 inches // Gouache on paper


William Pachner // Self Portrait 2 // 1965-66 // 7 x 5 inches // Ink on paper

Form + Facture: New Painting + Sculpture from New York // Osamu Kobayashi at Stony Brook University

Osamu Kobayshi will be included in an upcoming exhibition at Stony Brook University‘s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery/Staller Center for the Arts:

Form + Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York
November 1 – December 13, 2014

Reception: Saturday, November 1, 7 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Monday, November 17, 1 pm

Presenting new work by six New York artists, ‘Form + Facture’ delves into the conceptual and aesthetic concerns of contemporary abstraction. The exhibition features large-scale paintings and sculptures by Rachel Beach, Paul Behnke, Matthew Neil Gehring, Osamu Kobayashi, Rebecca Murtaugh and Fran O’Neill.

Osamu Kobayashi // Hazy Block 60 x 70 inches oil on canvas

Osamu Kobayashi // Hazy Block
60 x 70 inches
oil on canvas

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Christopher Winter // Curating in Berlin + Exhibition in England

Christopher Winter is busy this month, not only being featured in the current Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibition, Reflective Realities, but also curating the art exhibition and event “You have to figure out what film you are in and play the role.” This is the first exhibition of five set for this year at Kino International Kunst (KIK) in Berlin, where Winter is one of the directors. The event is Friday, February 28, 9pm-late, Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178, Berlin.

Winter will also be honored with a solo show, Telling Tales, opening at the Museum Art Centre on the South Coast of England, April 11-May 20. He will be showcasing several new exciting works:

Christopher Winter // Speculative Realism (and the Cubist Rabbit) // 2013 // Acryl-Leinwand // 150 x 180 cm

Christopher Winter // 2Q!3 // 2013 // Acryl-Leinwand // 170 x 120 cm

Christopher Winter //

Christopher Winter // Speculative Realism (and the Cubist Rabbit) // 2013 // Acryl-Leinwand // 150 x 180 cmChristopher Winter //

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Generic Art Solutions G.A.S. // in LACMA exhibition Futbol: The Beautiful Game

The G.A.S. work Pieta is included in the current LACMA exhibition, Futbol: The Beautiful Game, and received a mention in the Wall Street Journal and Complex Art + Design last week!

Generic Art Solutions G.A.S. // Pieta // 2009 // 36" x 36" // Archival pigment print, Edition of 6

Generic Art Solutions G.A.S. // Pieta // 2009 // 36″ x 36″ // Archival pigment print, Edition of 6

The exhibition examines football and it’s significance in societies around the world, touching on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Open February 2-July 20, the exhibition features thirty artists from around the globe with works in video, photography, painting and sculpture. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, and Miguel Calderon, among others.

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Dominique Labauvie at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Dominique Labauvie presents an exhibition of work at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St. Petersburg College, opening February 2nd.

Dominique Labauvie // Starblade // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Dominique Labauvie // Starblade // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Dominique Labauvie is a French-born internationally known sculptor who currently lives in Tampa with his wife, Erika Greenberg Schneider. Labauvie works primarily in forged steel and creates large-scale sculptures, many of which are public art pieces located in Paris, Dijon, Draveil, and Levry-Gargan, France, and can also be seen at the Vandenberg Airport in Tampa.

Dominique Labauvie // Campus Stellae // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Dominique Labauvie // Campus Stellae // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

The artist says of his work: “A line of steel is for me a line that is built in segments. The segments interpret a handwriting, the movements of the arm and the hand. It is a line that is strengthened through its interruptions, with each interruption creating intervals and moments of silence. This segmentation leads us to repetition, to rhythm, to music, to a sequence where one passes from the eye to the ear. My recent works are all readings line by line of the construction of a time of vision which joins that of listening.”

Dominique Labauvie // Angelico // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Dominique Labauvie // Angelico // Installation at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Anne Drew Potter // Return from Europe

MSG artist Anne Drew Potter has recently returned to the US from a two-year tenure in Berlin; she was awarded the emerging artist prize from the Westerwald Museum in Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany for a work in her ‘Mythologie einer Geschichtsstunde/Mythology of a Hisotry Lesson’ project, part of the exhibition ‘Figurativ, Skultur in Keramik/The Figure, Sculpture in Ceramics’ at the Museum.

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Anne Drew Potter // Mythology of a History Lesson: (Little Read Riding Hood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Rapunzel would have been revolutionaries, but they ended up on the wrong side of the wall)

The exhibition is on view at the museum through January 26, 2014.
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