Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media & Photography

The gallery resumes full operation with a major exhibition by Yale Epstein, which runs September 10 through October 31. The show title, "Confluences", is taken from its namesake book of photographs Epstein published as a "coffee table" book in 2020, drawing on images from more than sixty years of his personal photographs. Though he is primarily a painter and master printmaker, Epstein was intrigued and fascinated by how affinity and diversity play throughout his photographs.

More significant than just showing photographs was is Yale's interest in connecting these real-time real-world images to his modern and primarily non-objective bodies of work. In this light, the exhibit is a kind of retrospective and survey - quite different from the highly specific previous exhibitions the artist and gallery have presented over the years. Here, are artist-printed photographs, works on paper, paintings, and large-format prints alongside two of his books: the 232 page anthology, "Confluences", and "The Discerning Eye", which focuses on architectural and tonalist subjects.

Epstein created a new series of unique mixed-media works on paper for this exhibit. The "Rebirth" series paintings are each twelve by eight inches and painted on paper rescued and repurposed from large-format prints that a tragic home and studio fire. Though the original prints had incurred fire and water damage, significant sections were left intact enough to be the foundation for the new work.

Click HERE to link to our Current Exhibition page for show details.

ABOUT THE IMAGES BELOW: They are, currently, more of an archive than what is available for purchase from Yale's work. We will soon be posting much of the new work but strongly suggest a visit to the gallery to see them "live". We do have over 80 paintings and works on paper on hand in our holdings gallery in addition to the sixty pieces just installed.

Prior to this show, Epstein was featured in several major solo exhibitions at the gallery: "Essential Forms" (2015) and "Geometry - Affect - Spirit" (2018) - his first major show since a devastating fire destroyed his home and studio two years prior and in which he lost nearly all of his extant personal work. The first exhibit 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. The second, a body of new work called his Minimal/Maximals. The series unites, teases and explores many of the threads his creative adventures have woven during decades as an artist of the highest caliber. More than sixty, mainly small, paintings were included in the exhibit - each a beautifully crafted gem not unlike Persian miniatures in their rich detail. A newly finished final installment of this series is also available.

Pricing for work on hand ranges from $400 to $4,200.

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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 and drawing techniques are foundational for much of his series, which incorporate any number of processes - dry pigments, inks, wax, dyes, marble dust, graphite, varnishes, washes, photography, 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.

Epstein's exhibition career is extensive, impressive, and successful, with work housed in major private, public and corporate collections, and continues to receive major commissions. Those include: the Albright-Knox galleries, Buffalo, NY: the Bibleotheque National, Paris, France; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; the Library of Congress; U.S. Department of State; Yale University, New Haven, CT; American Airlines; Cannon, U.S.A.; China World Trade Center, Bejing, China; I.B.M. Corporation; Ritz-Carlton Hotels; and Taiwan Maritime Corporation.