Howard Yezerski Gallery artists have been busy this spring and summer, participating in shows across the country. Starting farthest away we have Massachusetts-based artist Robert Cumming, recently had a show at Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles. Jancar showed work from Cumming's 1977 "Studio Still Life" series, a very popular series of photographs by Cumming, taken at movie studios in the 1970s. The show was reviewed here in the Los Angeles Times.
Moving closer east, Yana Payusova is currently in a show at the University of Arizona School of Art in Tuscon. The show is called Tale of Two Heads and is a collaboration with Joseph Farbrook in which the two have created characters from moments in Payusova's childhood and have written and illustrated the stories that have formed around them. To view more information about the show visit the University of Arizona's website.
Laurel Sparks has been busy in New York; she is currently in two shows there -- two group shows and a solo show of her work at 443 PAS called Against Nature just recently closed. At DODGE Gallery she's in their current show, Shakedown, which features a large work on canvas by Sparks and the work of 13 other artists. Shakedown is open until the end of July. At D'Amelio Terras, Sparks is included in the show Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, which was curated by Kate McNamara and is on view until August 19th.
Also in New York, John O'Reilly is currently having a solo show at Tibor de Nagy gallery, which was reviewed by Holland Cotter in last Friday's New York Times. The show, called Recent Montage is on view until July 29th. Sebastian Smee, who is a critic for the Boston Globe mentioned the show in his blog in mid-June calling O'Reilly one of New England's "most bewitching artists."
Back in Boston we have been enjoying discussions of our NAKED show, on view through August 19th featuring 14 different artists. We hope to see you this Friday, for July's First Friday!