Howard Schwartzberg presents an untitled installation comprised of excerpts from separate but linked series of works. Central to this installation are two sculptural paintings which literally turn painting inside out to expose its constructs.
These works appear as burlap sacks filled with paint. Their polished saturated surfaces contrast with the bulging burlap, which acts as a repository for memory and personal histories while alluding to the historical baggage of painting.
These filled containers are simultaneously cynical and nostalgic. As with all of Schwartzberg's work, they speak of decay and the potential for growth. Drawings from the Product series and the Patient series utilize Miracle Gro fertilizer, plastic bags and seeds. These works use word play and metaphor to speak of both a historical critique and a personal narrative.
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1987 B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2005 Masters of Science in Education, University of New England, Maine
2022 Private Public Gallery, Hudson, New York "Before Painting"
2018 57W57 Arts, New York , NY, May/June in the waiting room
da Fonseca Contemporanea, Wilton Manors, Florida (two person show)
2001 Dorsky Gallery, “Spiral Worms”, SoHo, New York
1998 Silverstein Gallery, Chelsea, New York
1997 Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
2022 Portals, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2021 I Remember…Remember, Private Public Gallery, Hudson, New York
The Other Side of the Rainbow, Artport Kingston, Kingston, New York.
2019 Trittbrettfahrer, Cindy Rucker Gallery Lower East Side, New York
Process and Progress, E.M. Galerie, Kollum, The Netherlands
2002 Made by Nature, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, New York
Drawing Center: Benefit Show SoHo, New York
2000 Wunderkammer: Wonderworks, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1999 Spring, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
1998 Drawing a Conclusion, Dorsky Gallery, SoHo, New York
1997 Word to Word, Linda Kirkland Gallery, SoHo, New York
Gramercy Art Fair, Momenta Art, New York
Gramercy Art Fair, The Drawing Center, New York
1996 Gramercy Art Fair, The Drawing Center, New York
1991 Invitational, Stux Gallery, SoHo, New York
1990 Invitational, Stux Gallery, SoHo, New York
Selections 15, The Drawing Center, SoHo, New York
1999 Recipient for The New York City Art Teachers Association / United Federation of Teachers, Best Art Educator Award in the High School Category
M.I.T. drawing collection
Abstract Room, Strasbourg, France
2019 Frederic Caillard, Abstract Room, Interview
1998 Max Henry, Art in America, December
1998 Tom Moody, ArtForum, Summer
1998 Jennifer R. Gross and Susan Harris, Drawing a Conclusion, Dorsky Gallery, NY
Howard Schwartzberg & Dale Anthony
December 7, 1997 - January 12, 1998
1987, 110 Mercer Street, Studio, SoHo, NYC