Albert Shahinian Fine Art was honored to present a long-anticipated exhibition of new paintings by Yale Epstein, which opened June 30, 2018. “Geometry – Affect – Spirit” was his first major show since a devastating fire destroyed his home and studio two years ago, and in which he lost nearly all of his extant personal work: quite a setback, seemingly, for anyone! Yet, his creative juices have been energized through the loss. The result is a body of new work he calls his Minimal/Maximal. The series unites, teases and explores many of the threads his creative adventures have woven during his six decades as an artist of the highest caliber. More than sixty, mainly small, paintings are included in the exhibit - each a beautifully crafted gem not unlike Persian miniatures in their rich detail. Click HERE to link to our Current Exhibition page .
The images below are, currently, more of an archive than what is available for purchase from Yale's older work. We will not be posting all of the new work but strongly suggest a visit to the gallery to see them "live". We do have about 40 paintings and works on paper at the gallery in addition to the sixty or so new works just installed.
Prior to the 2018 show, Epstein was featured in another major solo exhibition at the gallery: "Essential Forms". The exhibit ran, extended, through July 18, 2015, and included 80 small geometric paintings and a number of serigraphs and photographs that related to the new paintings, which he refered to as his Contemporary Modernist Series.
Pricing for work on hand ranges from $500 to $6800.
Yale has been a huge creative force for over 60 years. As teacher, master printer, painter, collage artist and, most recently, photographer, he is the embodiment of the consummate artist. His work is beautifully crafted, lovingly organized, and of the highest quality as enduring works of art. Various printmaking techniques are foundational for his current series, to which are added any number of processes - dry pigments, inks, wax, dyes, marble dust, graphite, varnishes, washes, etc. - until each piece feels "right". His is a very personal approach to making art but is also one that, according to the artist, "integrates his lifetime involvement with the visual legacy of the past, as well as contemporary culture." His work evolves and is sometimes repeatedly reworked - honoring a continual dialogue between his self and his work. His hope is that those viewing or purchasing his work will, also, find or experience a personal resonance and meaning with his art.