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ETHELYN HONIG
updated: 03/29/2013
website: www.ethelynhonig.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Claiming Real Estate
Cartoon/Injured and Real Estate
Bandaged Coral
Outsiders
Section/Claiming Real Estate
Section/Money Lenders
Wounded Coral
Coral Collection
Sanctuary for the Abused
Cohabitants
Post Larval Octopus 2
Not a Banana
Ocean Rubbish
Refugees from the Plutocracy
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, social criticism
 
 
Claiming Real Estate by ETHELYN HONIG
Claiming Real Estate
Ink, casein and pencil on paper
2010
40" x  60" 
Cartoon/Injured and Real Estate by ETHELYN HONIG
Cartoon/Injured and Real Estate
Casein and ink on paper
2010
12" x  14" 
Bandaged Coral by ETHELYN HONIG
Bandaged Coral
Gouache and ink on paper
2010
12" x  12" 
Outsiders by ETHELYN HONIG
Outsiders
Casein, watercolor and ink on paper
2009
11" x  11" 
Section/Claiming Real Estate by ETHELYN HONIG
Section/Claiming Real Estate
Collage
2010
12" x  12" 
Section/Money Lenders by ETHELYN HONIG
Section/Money Lenders
Casein and ink on paper
2010
14" x  9" 
Wounded Coral by ETHELYN HONIG
Wounded Coral
Ink and watercolor on paper
2009
37" x  12" 
Coral Collection by ETHELYN HONIG
Coral Collection
Archival ink pens on paper
2007
6" x  30" 
Sanctuary for the Abused by ETHELYN HONIG
Sanctuary for the Abused
Casein on paper
2009
11" x  11" 
Cohabitants by ETHELYN HONIG
Cohabitants
Gouache, crayon and ink on paper
2009
12" x  12" 
Post Larval Octopus 2 by ETHELYN HONIG
Post Larval Octopus 2
Pencil and ink on paper
2010
9" x  9" 
Not a Banana by ETHELYN HONIG
Not a Banana
Watercolor on paper
2007
10" x  8" 
Ocean Rubbish by ETHELYN HONIG
Ocean Rubbish
Gouache and watercolor on paper
2009
11" x  11" 
Refugees from the Plutocracy by ETHELYN HONIG
Refugees from the Plutocracy
Casein, crayon and ink on paper
2009
11" x  11" 

Artist Statement

These paintings and objects address careless human habits which are causing destruction to marine life.

Honig's eccentric works depict her love of the unusual structures of these biomorphic organisms. Single cells mingle with crustaceans amid reefs. They huddle, they float, they hang out or are wounded and bleed. These are not “pictures”; they are studies of real and imagined forms.

Her position as an artist is that of an anguished observer bearing witness to sea creatures as an invisible community or government under siege.

On a trip to inspect coral reefs she wandered along a pristine nineteen-mile stretch of beach in Central America. She rummaged amidst a surprising number of piles of rubbish washed ashore, tangled in dry seaweed. She photographed and sketched hypodermic needles, sneakers and many things plastic; dolls, bags, sun tan lotion, medicine bottles and massive lengths of rope from around the world. Some came from surrounding shores some from cruise ships. If it were not an environmental warning it could be seen as a beautiful mess.

Researching the Internet, she discovered the astounding “Eastern Garbage Patch “located in the North Pacific Ocean which is so named because it’s an endless gyre of swirling water containing plastic flotsam which has become the magnitude of an area twice the size of Texas. Also she discovered that the Crown of Thorns Starfish have eaten one third of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. They have grown to enormous proportions due to excessive soil enrichment for farming which runs out to sea.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1975  Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC.

‘75-’01  Thirteen Solo Exhibitions at 55 Mercer Gallery, New York/ Founding Member

1979  Franklin Furnace Archives, NY. “A Three Dimensional Drawing”.

1981  Installation: P.S. 1, LIC, NY. Curate :John B. Myers. Tibor de Nagy

2000  Jan Van Der Donk/ 601 West 26th St. Chelsea, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

1964  University Art Museum, Texas.  " 1 + 1967 Robert Elkon Gallery, NYC.

1970  Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC. 1972

1974  Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC.

1974  Museum of Modern Art, NYC "Crushed, Crumpled and Torn".

1975  Museé D'Art Modern, Paris."Nouvelle Tendences de la Peinture Americaine"

2006  Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC “Whitney Biennial 2006: Day For Night”

2009  Museum of Modern Art, NYC “Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed Folded”

 

COMPETITIONS

1976  Katonah Gallery, NY Juror: Marcia Tucker Ex. Dir. New Museum, NYC.

1998  NYU Small Works Show,” NY Juror Ealam. Winton, Gagosian Gall.

1999  NYU Small Works Show, NY Juror, Ron Feldman

*1998  Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Jurors: Walker Art.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Art News, John Gruen. February 1972, ArtForum, Kenneth Baker May 1972, Page 89 (photo).

Arts Magazine, Joseph Dreiss. (photo), April 1975, p 7

New York Times, David Shirey. Sun. May 6, 1979 “ Artistic Celebration of Paper in Rockland

Art News, Ronnie Cohen. November 1983, “New York Reviews,” Parenthese, 3 published by John Bernard Myers

 

CATALOGS

Museum of Modern Art Annual Report  New Aquisitions1973-1974; page 16

Painting and Sculpture Today, 1974; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, IND.

Art on Paper, 1974; Weatherspoon Art Gallery; the University of North Carolina

Tendences  de la Nouvelle Peinture Americaine, 1’musee d’art moderne de la Ville De Paris.

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, July 18-August 9 1981

 

MUSEUM  COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, NY (January 20, 1974), Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass.

Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum, Hartford, CT., Patrick Lannon Foundation