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An exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by New York artist Sydney Licht. On view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts from May 28th - June 4th, 2015.

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On the cover: Still Life with Sardines, 2014 Oil on linen 8 x 8 in

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May 28th – June 27th, 2015

Still LIfe with Sugar Packets and Cup #2, 2015 Oil on board 8 in. x 8 in.

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Leaning Out, 2015 Oil on linen 28 x 28 in

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Leaning In, 2015 Oil on linen 28 x 28 in

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Still Life with Sugar Packets and Cup #2, 2015 Oil on panel 8 x 8 in

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Balancing Act, 2014 Oil on panel 12 x 12 in

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Still Life with Plum, 2014 Oil on linen

10 x 10 in

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Still Life with Pear, 2014 Oil on panel 12 x 12 in

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Still Life with Sugar Packets and Cup # 1, 2015 Oil on linen 12 x 12 in

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Tower of Boxes, 2015 Found boxes 144 in high

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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Packaged Goods, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Sydney Licht. Art history contains myriad domestic still lifes full of food, utensils, flowers, and other elements that celebrate the table. Sydney Licht works within this traditional genre, choosing as subject matter the detritus of today’s packaged, sealed and sanitized food. She updates the conventions of still life by depicting the un-idealized remnants of our consumer culture and creates painterly architecture out of the ordinary. Licht’s still lifes are concerned with formal, explorative aspects of painting such as color relationships and an interest in the materiality of paint itself. She employs rough, thoughtful strokes, applied with palette knives and brushes that extend the edges of the canvas. Tabletops and other interior surfaces are minimized to a sliver of color or block of pattern across the bottom of the canvas where boxes and packages are stacked and arranged into planes of color and form. Sugar packets, take-out boxes and to go cups are loosely painted with a softness fashioned with thick marks, but are firmly planted with the weight and volume of their precise composition. Using a palette that is predominantly pastel, she impresses soft shadows that anchor her intimate piles to their resting places. The off-center placement of the objects turns the viewer’s attention to the negative space around them, leaving pause to consider the object’s existence. Sydney Licht lives and works in New York and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the country. She completed a Yaddo residency and was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She was granted an Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Ohio Arts Council, among others. She received a B.A. from Smith College and completed an M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Still Life with Fat Quarters, 2014 Oil on linen 10 x 10 in

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Still Life with Fat Quarters and Vase, 2014 Oil on linen 10 x 10 in

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Piles #3, 2014 Oil on linen 16 x 16 in.

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Still Life with Flowers, 2015 Oil on linen 12 x 12 in.

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Still Life with AC, 2015 Oil on linen 16 x 24 in.

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Still Life with Pear and Vase, 2015 Oil on linen 10 x 10 in

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Still Life with Flowers, 2015 Oil on linen 10 x 10 in

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Still Life with Sugar Packets, 2015 Oil on linen 12 x 12 in

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Untitled, 2015 Found boxes 6 1/2 x 16 x 1 in. Dimensions variable

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(View from Front and Back) Untitled, 2015 Found boxes 12 x 7 x 8 in.

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Still Life with Sardines, 2014 Oil on linen 8 x 8 in

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SELECTED  SOLO  EXHIBITIONS  2015  Packaged  Goods,  Kathryn  Markel  Fine  Arts,  NY,  NY  2011  Recent  Works,  Kathryn  Markel  Fine  Arts,  Bridgehampton,  NY  2008  New  Works,  Kathryn  Markel  Fine  Arts,  NY,  NY  2006  Boxed  &  Bagged,  Kathryn  Markel  Fine  Arts,  NY,  NY  2003  New  SJll  Life  PainJngs,  lyonswier  gallery,  NY,  NY  2003  On  the  Table,  geschiedle,  Chicago,  IL  2001  Bunches,  Lyonswier  Packer  Gallery,  Chicago,  IL  

 Strain,  SPACELab,  SPACES  Gallery,  Cleveland,  OH  1998  Houghton  House  Gallery,  Hobart  &  William  Smith  Colleges,  Geneva,  NY  1997  SJll  Life  PainJngs,  Lyons-­‐Wier  Gallery,  Chicago,  IL  1996  New  PainJngs,  55  Mercer,  NY,  NY  1995 New  SJll  Lifes,  Lyons-­‐Wier  &  Ginsberg  Gallery,  Chicago,  IL  

SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS  2015  Paper  Works,  Six-­‐Person  Show  with  catalogue  essay  by  Jennifer  Samet,  Warm    

 Springs  Gallery,  CharloZesville,  VA,  February  4  -­‐  March  31.  2015  Beyond  the  Window,  Traveling  to:  Norton  Center  for  the  Arts  at  Centre  

 College,    Danville,  KY;  Bowery  Gallery,  NYC;  Alexandre  Hogue  Gallery,    University  of  Tulsa,  OK.  

2014  Two-­‐Person  Show,  Chase  Young  Gallery,  Boston  MA,  March  5  -­‐  30  2013  Two-­‐Person  Show,  Salena  Gallery,  Long  Island  University/Brooklyn  Campus,  

 September  3  -­‐  27.  2013  SJll,  Blue,  Traveling  to:  Jessie  C.  Wilson  Galleries,  Anderson  University,  

 Anderson,  IN,  First  Street  Gallery,  NYC  2012  Inside/Outside,  Two-­‐Person  Show,  Kathryn  Markel  Fine  Arts,  Bridgehampton  2012  ReflecJons,  Traveling  to:  Lindenwood  University,  St.  Charles,  MO;  Crisp  

   Museum,  Southeast  Missouri  State  University,  Sinclair  Galleries,  Coe      College,  Cedar  Rapids,  IA;  The  PainJng  Center,  NYC,  PA  College  of  Art      and  Design,  Lancaster,  PA  Small  Works,  Cumberland  Gallery,  Nashville,  TN    The  Common  Object,  Traveling  to:  Lancaster  Museum  of  Art,  Lancaster,  PA;      Peninsula  Fine  Arts  Center,  Newport  News,  VA;  Prince  St.  Gallery,  NYC;      Meyerhoff  Gallery,  Maryland  InsJtute  College  of  Art,  BalJmore,  MD  

2010  Small  Works  InvitaJonal,  The  PainJng  Center,  NY,  NY  2009  In/Out,  Broome  St.  Gallery,  NYC;  Hobart  &  William  Smith  Colleges,  Geneva,  NY  2008  Small  Takes,  First  Street  Gallery,  NY,  NY  2007  On  Board,  Lori  Bookstein  Fine  Art,  New  York,  NY  2006  2nd  Rochester  Biennial,  Memorial  Art  Gallery,  U  of  Rochester,  Rochester,  NY  

 Facets  of  PercepJon,  Snug  Harbor  Cultural  Center,  Staten  Island,  NY;  Schweinfurth    Memorial  Art  Center,  Auburn,  NY;  Eleanor  D.  Wilson  Museum,  Hollins  University,    Roanoke  VA  

SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS  (CONTINUED)  2005  SJll  Life,  Art  Access  Gallery,  Columbus,  OH  2004  Three  Squares,  Nathan  Larramendy  Gallery,  Ojai,  CA  2003  Guaranteed  Fresh:  SJll  Life  Today,  Davidson  Galleries,  SeaZle,  WA  2002    About  Looking  At  Things,  gescheidle,  Chicago,  IL  2001  Pyramid  Art  Center  Upstate  InvitaJonal,  Rochester,  NY  

 Something  Old,  Something  New,  Lyonswier  Gallery,  NY,  NY  2000  Two-­‐Person  Show,  Tower  Fine  Arts  Gallery,  State  University  of  NY  at  

 Brockport    New  Realism  for  a  New  Millennium,  Memorial  Art  Gallery,    Rochester,  NY  

1999  Hot  Lunch,  HartneZ  Gallery,  University  of  Rochester,  Rochester,  NY  1998  SJll  Lifes,  Lyons-­‐Wier  Gallery,  Chicago,  IL  1996  &  1995  

 Dept.  of  Art  Faculty  ExhibiJon,  Hopkins  Gallery,  OH  State  University  1995  SJll  Life:  Three  Ohio  Painters,  Denison  University  Gallery,  Granville,  OH    

HONORS  &  RESIDENCIES  2010  Yaddo  Residency,  Saratoga  Springs,  NY,  April  -­‐  May  2008  VisiJng  ArJst,  The  American  Academy  in  Rome,  Italy,  November  1997  Ohio  Arts  Council,  Individual  ArJst  Fellowship  in  PainJng  1986  Jerome  FoundaJon  Grant,  Minneapolis,  MN,  W.A.R.M.  InvitaJonal  CompeJJon  1976  Scholarship  for  study  at  Skowhegan  School,  Skowhegan,  ME  1976  Elected  to  Smith  College  Chapter  of  Phi  Beta  Kappa      PUBLIC  COLLECTIONS  Advance  PublicaJons,  New  York,  NY  ConstellaJon  Brands,  Rochester,  NY  FMR  CorporaJon/Fidelity  Investments,  Boston,  MA  Scripps  Howard  FoundaJon,  CincinnaJ,  OH  

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LECTURES  &  PANELS  2013  Pennsylvania  College  of  Art  &  Design,  Panel  Member,  ReflecJons,  Feb.  2010  Lancaster  Museum  of  Art,  Panel  Member,  The  Common  Object,  Feb.  2009  Nassau  County  Museum  of  Art  Collectors,  Studio  Visit,  Oct.  2006  Memorial  Art  Gallery,  Lecture,  2nd  Rochester  Biennial  ExhibiJon,  July  2004  Hobart  &  William  Smith  Colleges,  Lectures,  Sept.  &  Dec.  2000  State  University  of  New  York  at  Brockport,  Lecture,  Oct.    

 Memorial  Art  Gallery,  Rochester,  NY,  Lecture,  June  1996  Columbus  College  of  Art  &  Design,  Columbus,  OH,  Lecture,  Feb.  1995  Denison  University,  Granville,  OH,  Lecture,  Feb.  1994  Ohio  State  University  University,  Lecture,  May  

 Oberlin  College,  Oberlin,  OH,  Lecture,  Apr.  1992  Cranbrook  Academy  of  Art,  Bloomfield  Hills,  MI,  Lecture,  Oct.      

   

EDUCATION  1983  Master  of  Fine  Arts,  School  of  the  Art  InsJtute  of  Chicago,  Chicago,  IL  1976  Skowhegan  School  of  PainJng  &  Sculpture,  Skowhegan,  ME  1976  A.B.,  Smith  College,  Northampton,  MA,  magna  cum  laude      SELECTED  BIBLIOGRAPHY  2014  Katz,  Marni,  Sydney  Licht’s  Color  Stacked  PainJngs,  Design  Milk  website,    

 hZp://design-­‐milk.com/sydney-­‐lichts-­‐color-­‐stacked-­‐painJngs/,  Jan  31.  2014  Katz,  Marni,  blog,  hZp://stylecarrot.com/2014/01/27/sydney-­‐licht/,  Jan.  27.  2014  Lauer,  David  and  Pentak,  Stephen,  Design  Basics,  9th  Ed.,  Cengage  Publishing.  2013  Naves,  Mario,  Shared  Experience:  The  PainJngs  of  Rachel  Youens  and  Sydney  

 Licht,  Too  Much  Art  blog,  www.mnaves.wordpress.com,  September  4.  2012  Plotkin,  Neil,  Interview  on  PainJng  PercepJons  Blog,  

 www.painJngpercepJons.com,  Jan.  13  2012  Baker,  BreZ.  Painters’  Table:  Top  10  Best  Posts,  January  2012,  The  Huffington  

 Post,  Feb.  13,  2012.  2011  Lauer,  David  and  Pentak,  Stephen,  Design  Basics,  8th  ed.,  Cengage  Publishing.  2008  Goings  on  About  Town,  The  New  Yorker  Magazine,  September  8,  p.  12.  

 Lauer,  David  &  Pentak,  Stephen.  Design  Basics,  Thomson  Wadsworth,  p.  152.  2004  Sundell,  Ivy,  ed.,  Living  ArJsts,  Crosswoods  Press,  Chicago,  IL.  2003  Naves,  Mario,  A  Quiet  Facility  Thrills:  SJll  Lifes  with  a  Del  Touch,  The  New  

 York  Observer,  NYC,  September  22  2000  Low,  Stuart.    New  Takes  on  What’s  Real?,  Democrat  &  Chronicle,  Rochester,  

 NY,  Jan.  12  1999  Low,  Stuart.  ArJsts  Get  Real  with  Gallery  Show,  Democrat  &  Chronicle,  

 Rochester,  NY,  Dec.  12  1997  Buchholz,  Barbara.  Licht  Reinvents  the  SJll  Life,  The  Chicago  Tribune,  Sept.  19  

 New  American  PainJngs,  Open  Studios  Press,  Aug.  1995  Heisler,  Eva.  NegaJve  Space  Has  Weight  in  SJll  Lifes,  The  Columbus  Dispatch,  

 January  29.  1987  Taylor,  Sue.  Licht  Confronts  Life’s  Pain,  The  Chicago  Sun-­‐Times,  Aug  14.  1984  Speyer,  A.  James.    ArJsts  of  Chicago  &  Vicinity  catalog,  Art  InsJtute  of  Chicago.  1983  Kenny,  Lorraine.  Randolph  St.  Gallery  ExhibiJon  Review,  The  New  Art  Examiner.      

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