Mark Greenwold

Mark Greenwold - Secret Storm, Paintings 1967-1975

The DC Moore Gallery in New York City featured Mark Greenwold Secret Storm: Paintings 1967-1975 from March 18 through April 8, 2010.  Dr. Greenwold is an Associate Professor of Art at the University at Albany.  This provocative exhibition brought together, for the first time, controversial early paintings made between 1967 and 1975, as well as watercolors and drawings from the period. A catalog including an interview with the artist by Alexi Worth accompanied the exhibition.  The six paintings in the show had been virtually un-exhibited, and their overwhelming size, bubblegum palette, and overtly sexual subject matter surprised even those familiar with Greenwold’s more recent, small-scale paintings of friends and family members in unsettling scenarios.

Dr. Greenwold's last exhibition, 2007’s A Moment of True Feeling, was a ten-year retrospective numbering only thirteen paintings.  Dr. Greenwold has been the recipient of a number of awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1985, the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome in 1987, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in 1987 and 1994, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1991, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation in 2001. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

The opening reception for this exhibit took place at the DC Moore Gallery in New York City on Thursday, March 18 th.  There was also a panel discussion entitled “Painting and Sex” on Thursday, April 8 th with Chuck Close, Mark Greenwold, and Lisa Yuskavage.  This event was moderated by Alexi Worth. 

DC Moore Gallery specializes in contemporary and twentieth-century art.  For more information or photographs, please call Kate Weinstein at 212-247-2111. 

4-20-2010