Paul Resika

Paul Resika
American b. 1928
Spring, 1980
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Resika
41 x 76 inches

In the 1980s, Resika combines freely applied, highly saturated paint to architectonic structures suggesting boats and fishing shacks on Cape Cod, which is where he spends his time when he is not in New York. The blocky geometry of these works affords him a straightforward platform for his consummate colorism, with layered pigments glowing as if with their own light.

As he progresses into this century, his work takes a more abstract turn, but it still bears the legacy of a lifetime of close observation and bravura painting. In “Dream of Jack’s Island” (2006), a cluster of simplified, very green trees are haloed by daubs of pure white that quickly recede into the overcast bluish-grayish-greenish sky. Though barely noticeable, these accents pop the trees off the picture plane through an expert manipulation of the vocabulary of paint.

Paul Resika
American b. 1928
Roses, 1988
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Resika; dated lower left: 10 July 1988
Titled and dated on verso: Roses (10 JULY 1988)
21 ½ x 18 inches
Framed: 29 ½ x 25 ¾ inches

 

Paul Resika
American b. 1928
The Dark Pond (Horseleech), 1983-84
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 50 1/4 inches
Framed: 37 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches
Signed at lower right: Resika
Titled and dated on verso: The Dark Pond, 1983-84

Artist Description

Resika once said that his paintings were never “of something; rather they are something – paintings that have their own very independent existence from the landscape they imagine.”

A student of Hans Hofmann and his famed theory of color and with his first solo show at the George Dix Gallery in New York at the tender age of just nineteen, Paul Resika is known as an artist who always followed his own unique path. Resika was associated with the second generation of Abstract Expressionist artists in New York City who sought to meld the gestural emphasis and emotional immediacy of the Expressionists with their own representational subject matter. Resika’s work succeeds in seamlessly incorporating the abstract and the figurative within the context of a highly keyed color palette.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2012

  • Paul Resika: Eight by Eight, Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Steve Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York

2011

  • Paul Resika: Flowers, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • Paul Resika: Paintings, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Cape Flora and Fauna, Berta Walker Gallery (with Blanche Lazzell and Romolo Del Deo)

2010

  • Paul Resika: Recent Paintings, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Edward Hopper and Varujan Boghosian)

2009

  • Paul Resika: Selected Paintings, 2000 – 2008, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Charles Hawthorne and Varujan Boghosian)

2008

  • Paintings, James Graham and Sons, New York
  • Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Penelope Jencks and Varujan Boghosian)

2007

  • Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
  • Figures and Flowers, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX

2006

  • Works on Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (with Varujan Boghosian)
  • Paul Resika: An Introduction, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • Recent Paintings, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005

  • Galleria Benucci, Rome, Italy
  • Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown. MA (with Gilbert Franklin)
  • Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX

2004

  • Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

2001

  • Paul Resika: Etchings and Monotypes, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York (with Katherine Porter)

2002

  • Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Figures by the Pond, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Paul Resika: Recent Paintings, Hackett-Freedman, San Francisco, CA

2000

  • Recent Paintings, Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Varujan Boghosian)
  • Galería Metta, Madrid, Spain
  • Walker Kornbluth Art Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ (with Paul Georges)
  • Recent Paintings, Hackett- Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999

  • Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
  • Small Paintings, Hackett-Freedman, San Francisco, CA

1998

  • Paintings, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Form and Atmosphere: The Graphic Work of Paul Resika, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY (with Esteban Vicente)

1997

  • Paper, Walker Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ
  • Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Provincetown Paintings, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

1996

  • Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

1995

  • Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
  • Provincetown Pier Paintings, 1984-1994, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1994

  • Provence Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

1993

  • Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

1992

  • Figures on the Beach, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA, also: 1988, 1984, 1981, 1979, 1977

1991

  • Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

1990

  • Graham Modern, New York, also: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985
  • Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

1986

  • Crane Kalman Gallery, London (with Robert DeNiro)
  • Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

1985

  • Artist’s Choice Museum, New York

1984

  • The Art of Landscape, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ (with Wolf Kahn)

1983

  • Graham Gallery, New York, also: 1981, 1979, 1976, 1975

1982

  • The Century Association, New York

1981

  • Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

1975

  • Carlton Gallery, New York

1974

  • Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA

1973

  • Washburn Gallery, New York

1972

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
  • Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1971

  • The Valley of Tepoztlan, Peridot-Washburn Gallery, New York

1970

  • Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Marlin McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Peridot Gallery, New York, also: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1965, 1964

1948

  • George Dix Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions:

2012

  • Heads, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York

2011

  • Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Continuous Art Colony
  • 1899-2011, New Britain Museum of American Art
  • Group 2011, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • It’s All Good!! (Apocalypse Now), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • The American Landscape, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas

2010

  • The Figure, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • North of New York: The New York School Generation in the Hudson Valley Region
  • Kleinert-James Art Center, Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
  • Generations, Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA
  • The Pilgrim Monument: A Centennial Celebration, Provincetown Art Association and
  • Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • In the Light of Corot, Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, New York
  • 2010 Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2009

  • Personal Geometry, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • The Print Club of New York, National Arts Club, New York
  • National Academy Museum, 184th Annual Exhibition, New York
  • American Waters, National Academy Museum, New York
  • Night, Alexandre Gallery, New York
  • It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Prelude: Drawings by Masters and their Students, Crowell’s Fine Art, New Bedford, MA
  • Searching for the Real – Drawings by Hans Hofmann and his Students, Provincetown Art
  • Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • Butler’s Fine Art, East Hampton, NY

Museums and Public Collections:

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK
  • Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
  • Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
  • Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Exxon Corporation, New York
  • Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
  • Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • IBM Corporation, New York
  • Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • MetLife Collection, New York
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
  • Mitsubishi Collections, New York
  • Municipal Gallery, Bordighera, Italy
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • National Academy Museum, New York, NY
  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  • Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
  • Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland
  • Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Time Warner Inc., New York
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio
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