Sunday, December 2, 2007

Critical Mass, Part Two

Terenchin Fine Art

Frank Faulkner

December 15, 2007 - January 12, 2008

December 1, 2007 - For Part Two of his double solo show, artist Frank Faulkner fills the gallery space with new landscapes: pencil drawings, acrylics on paper and large-scale canvas paintings. The December presentation is an overview of Faulkner's recent experiments with representational imagery, a decisive departure from the artist's signature structural abstraction. Heavily layered, organic compositions take their cues from natural (and sometimes unnatural) flora. The artist's technique remains unchanged: a rich variety of texture and color evoking the qualities of tapestry and mosaics. Central designs are positioned in spaces suggestive of landscapes. The settings utilize horizon lines and natural, atmospheric light to orient the viewer. Ultimately, however, these artistic conventions serve to disorient: the sometimes fantastic scenes remind us of dream settings or magical stage sets. As a whole, the new body of work makes an argument for the imaginary vs. the empirical world.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, December 15, 2007 and will run through Saturday, January 12 2008. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 4 pm. For further information and images, please contact Patrick Terenchin at 518.943.5312 or email

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

David Usborne, Our Man In New York

David Usborne: Our Man In New York
The day my neighbour used me for a well-hung portrait
Published: 26 November 2007

It is a little late for me to be considering a modelling career, I know. I felt awkward enough pausing between roasted sprouts at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday as our host fumbled with his digital camera. Please don't ask me ever to sit for a serious photographer or pose for a real artist, especially not disrobed.


Terenchin Fine Art
Catskill, NY
Critical Mass



Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 17, 2007


Frank Faulkner
November 17, 2007 - January 12, 2008

Stripped of attributes and all rhetoric surrounding the body are the naked models depicted in Frank Faulkner's Critical Mass. For his first of two shows at Terenchin Fine Art, the artist presents graphite drawings to be exhibited through December 12. Part Two opens on December 15. The drawings will be replaced with recent landscapes to be exhibited through January 12, 2008.

Faulkner continues his interest in serial imagery concentrated on a specific form. Critical Mass takes this process to a new level by exploring the human figure and the human condition. In studio sessions using live models, the artist ignores the specificity of faces in favor of corresponding genitals: a body part useless for purposes of public identification. A readjustment and reevaluation of the tacit artist-model contract is required of the viewer. The images function as anti-portraits, concealing more than they reveal. Critical Mass challenges our notion of exposure in a new century defined by its obsession with privacy and publicity, access and exclusion.

The exhibition functions as a preview. At an unspecified time, the project concludes with the publication of a bound edition featuring over 100 images from the series. Critical Mass is a work in progress, representing sessions with 23 models, a number that will proliferate until completion.

Opening Party for Part One: Saturday November 17, 6:00-8:00pm

Opening Party for Part Two: Saturday December 15, 6:00-8:00pm

The exhibition will open on Saturday, November 17 and will run through January 12, 2008. The Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday 1-5pm and Saturday 1-5pm. For further information or images, please contact Patrick Terenchin at 518-943-5312.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Smoke and Mirrors featured in November Elle Decor


What's Hot! Shops: Upstate, NY (continued)

Photo: Greg Howell

Frank Faulkner Smoke & Mirrors, Hudson
Not only does the acclaimed abstract painter’s shop offer one-of-a-kind home furnishings, it is also his personal studio. Faulkner’s eclectic array of evocative antiques and distinctive salvage embodies his wide-ranging aesthetic: His appreciation for the classics—a sunburst mirror, marble statuary—is balanced by great vintage finds. 339 Warren St., 518-828-0709;

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Judy Ann MacMillan Reception Held September 2

Frank Faulkner and Philip Kesinger hosted an opening reception for Judy Ann MacMillan on Sunday, September 2, 2007. Ms. MacMillan's current work includes landscapes of the Hudson Valley. A special thanks to all in attendance for making the opening a great success.

Her previous work is featured in the book, My Jamaica: The Paintings of Judy Ann MacMillan. To view more information about this wonderful book featuring her striking portraits and landscapes of Jamaica, click here........

And a special thanks to Kathrine Moore and John Drew for their assistance.