Stuart Lehrman

Stuart Lehrman

    Studio & Gallery

    Studio: 12 Dunbarton Road Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003

    http://www.liftartgallery.com/stuart-lehrman

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Painting

    Drawing

    Photography

    Road Rage Series

    Artist's Biography

    Born: New York City in 1950

    Artist's Statement

    My practice involves the dialogue between order and chaos. The process is a constant experiment with the physical properties of paint (color, texture, sheen), moving between addition and subtraction, making and unmaking. All working to a place where I lose control of the painting, and then struggling back to achieve the right balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint. This is a struggle that I have to revisit with every painting, straining to hear an interior alphabet that leaks out during the actual act of painting. It is a personal and, I hope, universal language that I have to relearn and translate every time and is the challenge that drives me on to the next work.

    My Road Rage photography series tackles these sam problems, and attempts to capture this same dynamic, through the lens of the camera. While out on the streets, I am always on the lookout for ambiguous accidents of beauty and power, ground into the common pavement.

    My work is inspired from the natural and manmade phenomena I observe in the world around me. The historical context of my work is that of Abstract Expressionism, Post-painterly Abstraction, Color Field painting and Minimalism.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    1991
    Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

    1990
    Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

    1989
    Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

    1988
    Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

    1987
    Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

    1985
    Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

    1982
    Foster Goldstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Two-Person
    1992
    Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

    1989
    Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

    1986
    Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

    1984
    Stella Polaris, Los Angeles, CA

    1984
    Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX

    1983
    Foster Goldstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Group
    2018
    2018 SOHO Photo Gallery National Competition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY

    26th International Art Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX

    4th Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Arts-Artsy Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

    PHOTO 36 Award Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Art,s Collingswood, NJ

    2017
    Camera USA® 2017: National Photography Exhibition and Award, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
    Curator: Robin O'Dell, Curator of Photographic Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

    Fresh Hues, Media Arts Council & Gallery, Media, PA
    Curator: Alice Beamesderfer, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Open Media Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Curator: Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Photography 36, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Curator: Sarah Stolfa, Executive & Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

    F r a g mented, ArtSceneToday, Queens, NY

    Contemporary Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

    2016
    Fragmented Identities, Venice Art House Gallery, Santa Croce, Venezia, Italy

    Movement, Linus Art Galleries, Long Beach, CA

    Small Works, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

    Raw Materials, Reinboth & Company, Lambertville, NJ

    2015
    Postcard Invitational, SPACEWOMb Gallery, Manhattan-New York City, NY

    Open Lens, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    The Earth Speaks, ArtSpace Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA

    2014
    RSVP 4, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Invitational

    Curators Choice, Metropolitan Gallery, Austin, TX

    1998
    Rough Material, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Manhattan-New York City, NY

    1994
    Lost & Found, ArtLink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

    Movement in Space, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

    1993
    Recycler, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

    The Sculpture Tour, University of Tennessee, Nashville, TN

    1992
    Fragile Earth, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

    Found Objects as Art, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

    Real Space, Works Gallery, Costa Masa, CA

    Residue Immortalized, Security Pacific Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1991
    Emeryville Fifth Annual, Park Avenue Wharehouse, Emeryville, CA
    Curator: Phil Linhares, Head Curator of the Oakland Museum

    Lost and Found, Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA

    Found Objects, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DW

    Art Trends, Clary-Miner Gallery Buffalo, NY
    Curator: Barbara Haskell of the Whitney Museum

    66th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker-Kingsley Museum Sacramento, CA
    Curator- Karen Tsujiumoto of the Oakland Museum

    The North American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothill Art Center, Golden, CO

    Earth, Brandstater Gallery, Loma Linda University, Riverside CA
    Curator, Josine Starrels of the Long Beach Museum

    1990
    Miniatures & Small Works, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

    New Direction, Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Curator, Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum

    Metal Now Exhibition, Downey Museum, Downey, CA

    1986
    Bay Area Abstraction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

    1985
    Sculptural Painting, St. Mary’s College, Oakland CA

    1984
    Las Vegas Small Sculpture National, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

    1983
    Shapes and Sources, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

    Route 66 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Planar Dimension: Geometric Abstraction by Bay Area Artists, Walnut Creek Civic Center, Walnut Creek, CA

    1980
    55th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker-Kingsley Museum, Sacramento, CA

    1979
    Young Artist-New Directions, Diablo Valley College, Concord, CA

    Artist's Bibliography

    2017
    Heithaus, Harriet "National Photo Show Emphasizes Drama", The Naples Daily News, June 14, 2017

    2014
    Haupt, Chuck “The Photography Spot-Editor’s Choice”, Ragazine.cc, September 2014

    Bloom, Robin "'RSVP' at LGTripp Gallery", WHYY Newsworks, August 2014

    1991
    Roland, Carolyn “Found Objects”, Art Matters, November 1991

    Crohn, Jennifer “Art as a Civic Virture”, The East Bay Guardian, November 1991

    Mullinax, Gary “Junk Debunks Presentation of Modern Art” The News Journal, September 12, 1991

    Littlefield, Kinnery “Added Dimension shoulders the Load”, Press-Telegram, July 29,1991

    1987
    Van Proyen, Mark “Craft and Abstraction”, Artweek, January 31,1987

    1985
    Barker, Kenneth “Two Local Artist with Colorful Ideas”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 1985

    Bell, Michael “Sculpture Music”, Artweek, January 31,1985

    Boettger, Suzaan “Stuart Lehrman”, Artforum, December, 1985

    1984
    Jan, Alfred “Shape and Sources”, Fine Arts, January 5, 1984

    1983
    Liss, Andrea “Bay Area Geometric Abstraction”, Artweek, January 31,1983

    1982
    Workman,Andree “Redolent Surface”, Artweek, January 31,1982

    Awards

    2018
    4th Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Arts-Artsy Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

    2017
    Perkins Center for Arts, Photographic Award
    Show scheduled in March 2018, Collingwood, NJ

    Microgrant Project Award, InLiquid & dickblick.com
    Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Drexel University Purchases Award, "Road Rage #31"
    Philadelphia, PA

    1977
    Full Merit Scholarship for graduate study, Mills College
    Oakland, CA

    Collections

    Dellen Publishing Company, San Francisco, CA
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
    California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
    Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
    Leanin Tree Publication, Denver, CO
    Park’n Fly Service Corporation, St. Louis, MO
    Peerless Electric Company, Berkeley, CA
    Oracle Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
    Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX
    The National Old City Apartments, Philadelphia, PA
    Triple S. Investment Company, Portland, OR
    Walden Venture Capital Investment Inc., San Francisco, CA

    Education

    Mills College, Oakland, CA
    MFA