HEDON EDEN at 5 Car Garage- April 23rd 2021-May 31st 2021
Five Car Garage is thrilled to present HEDON EDEN, the first solo exhibition by gallery artist New Mexico based painter Raychael Stine.
Hedon Eden is an homage to the ecstatic blooming and sensual growth of the self. The kind of transformation that ‘Spring’ expresses so precisely herself, after she has been so tightly coiled in a bud, after a long, dark and impossible winter.
Rendered through exuberant abstractions with varied applications of paint, this new body of work comprises both of Stine’s “Vision” and “Jammer” paintings which synthesize the interplay between the diffuse yet striking aural color and atmosphere of her Vision paintings, and the corporeal and immutable Jammer paintings.
With her interest in playing within, and pushing against the mechanics of the frame, the work stands firmly simultaneously as representation and abstraction—affirming itself always as an object as well. This dedication to the framing device, abstraction as representation (particularly in regards to landscape), can be found most emphatically within the work of the British artist Howard Hodgkin, whose is best known for his breech of the frame and distilling down the sensory and temporal into Lucious colorful seemly pure abstractions. In her ‘Jammer,’ series Stine, who cites Howard Hodgkin as an influence, adopts a similar approach to her work when it comes to Hodgkin’s ‘frame within a frame,’ construction of paintings. She also embodies a shared joyful use of color and variably textured brush application, but the similarity stops there. Stine sees her work with the frames, more as a threshold, or a portal and a succint gateway for her audience to step through, before fully immersing themselves into her vivaciously built painterly universe.
Once inside her screen within a screen, the artist’s vocabulary is on full volume, with thick muscular paint confidently slashes across the canvas with ecstatic colors punctuated with spritely petals, rainbows, tromp l’oeil teardrops and ‘secret’ dogs with hidden snouts poking through the brush marks. As Stine successfully brings her viewer into her land, she likes to keep the playful energy going, reminding her lookers of the frame and our larger awareness that they are still on the realm of being inside a picture.
The tempo is gentler in the ‘Vision’ paintings, where Stine incorporates time, light, and space from memory, from pictures. They mark a transitional space between material and picture, object/image and painting. The ‘Vision’ is a direct nod to the actual processes of vision-focus in the foreground on the subject, and diffuse in the back. It suggests an unclear amount of depth, and it is the in-between depth that Stine is most interested in having us float about in. This transitional and transformative space tends to be the subject of the vision paintings themselves.
In Hedon Edon, Stine dispenses through her paintings the sensate charges of play and desire, calling up the regenerative power of nature to capture this hedonistic expression, that primates and vegetable/flower forms have no fear or repression in displaying. Everything is in full bloom in this universe and we are invited to the dance.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anias Nin
B 1981 Cleveland Ohio. Stine’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Art Palace Gallery Houston TX, Richard Levy Gallery, ABQ NM; Eugene Binder Gallery Marfa TX; Marty Walker Gallery Dallas TX, Road Agent Gallery Dallas TX, and group and two person exhibitions at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles CA; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL; Common People in Brooklyn NY, Denise Bibro Gallery in New York NY; D.Berman Gallery in Austin TX; Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas TX; Gallery 400, Leviton A + D Gallery Chicago, and Jekyll and Hyde Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and others. Her work has been reviewed in KCRW Art Insider LA, Glasstire, New City Chicago, Bad At Sports, Southwest Contemporary, THE magazine, TX Arts and Culture, NY Magazine, Artlies, Houston Chronicle, and others. Stine was selected for New American Paintings Issues 132, 120 and 78 where she was awarded Juror’s Pick, the New Insight Exhibition at Art Chicago, and her work was exhibited in the Texas Biennial 2008. She is a recipient of the Dallas Museum of Art Degoylier Grant, the Stone Award Scholarship at UIC, and the Gendler Fellowship as artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. A two time Joan Mitchell painter and sculptor award nominee, Raychael Stine is currently Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico
Visions and Structures at 5 Car Garage LA opens Sept 7 2019 -
Oneiric Landscapes - 5 Car Garage LA March 23-May 7 2019
Five Car Garage
with Sara Kathryn Arledge, Trisha Baga, David McDonald, Alexandra Grant, Greg Ito, Jasmine Little, Tahnee Lonsdale, L, Aubrey Ingmar Manson, Max Maslansky, David McDonald, Alan Prazniak, Raychael Stine and Flora Wiegmann.
Opens Saturday March 23 12- 3
and runs through May 7 2019
a river is a river, not a line
a river is a river not a line
Opens April 20th and runs through May 25th
with a reception May 12th
at Richard Levy Galery
514 Central Ave SW
ABQ NM 87102
River Jammers with DEASIL and Barry Whistler
Square Dance step 2
as part of DEASIL project Square Dance
in collaboration with Barry Whistler Gallery
Opening Reception Thursday April 12, 3-5:30pm
at Barry Whistler Gallery
315 Cole Street, #120
Dallas, TX 75207
News Fall 2017
How Now Snarly Yow
Opens October 7th and runs through fall/winter 2017
Eugene Binder Gallery
218 N Highland Ave. Marfa, Texas
P.O. Box 1632 Marfa, TX 79843-1632
Look out for my work in New American Paintings #132
On newsstands October 2017
Alum of UTdallas Exhibition
opens at U T Dallas SP/N Gallery
October 1 - with a reception October 1, 4 - 7 pm
3020 Steward Drive,
Richardson TX 75080
Opens March 9th and runs through April 15 2017
There will be a gallery talk with Christina Rees and I on Saturday March 11th at 1 pm.
Art Palace Gallery
3913 MAIN STREET
HOUSTON, TX 77002
If you are at VOLTA- Art Palace with artist Deborah Roberts is featured in the special section "Your body is a battleground" Curated by Wendy Vogle
514 Central Ave SW, #2,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
"Abstraction: A Visual Language"
runs 6/12 - 7/31 2015
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
118 N. Peoria St
Chicago IL 60607
This fall, look for my work in New American Paintings #120 !
Art Palace Gallery
February 20 to March 27th
was chosen #1 pick on Glasstire- week of March 5
and reviewed in Arts and Culture Magazine by Charisse Pearlina Weston Here:
There is also a nice catalog made by Art Palace on occasion of the exhibition, with an essay by Nancy Zastudil.
The small exhibition, "Pickle and the Summer of Rainbows" at Pacific Exhibits was selected as a top 5 show in 2014 by Claude Smith on the New American Painting Blog:
and a small installation at
both curated by the awesome Nancy Zastudil
A Conversation with Art Pena and New American Paintings
I really love talking with Arthur Pena, and our conversation regarding love and painting was published on the New American Paintings Blog this morning.
Art Palace: TO EACH THEIR OWN
"TO EACH THEIR OWN"
Opens January 17th at
Come by for a drink and a sneak peak!
Thursday, Jan 9th (6-8:30pm)
The Viewing Room
1619 Cesar Chavez
The Bridge Club
"A little ways away from everywhere" at Art Palace
"A little ways away from everywhere" is up at Art Palace Gallery in Houston until December 21, 2013.
I am so excited about the show and we have been receiving some great press:
And stay tuned for more....
I will post images of the exhibition soon, but for now you can see images of new work on the Art Palace website.
Some things coming up:
"Dig a Hole Forever"
Eugene Binder Gallery
218 Highland St Marfa, TX 79843
Opens October 12 and will run through the fall and early winter--
Come out during Chinati Weekend and play
A show of small works (with TONS of great artists included)
opens November 16th at
1827 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Also- as of August- I am newly appointed Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico Department of Art and Art History.
(I am a professor, ya'll)
Hello Albuquerque. You are beautiful. I am happy.
One last thing:
Images from "carry on daisies"at Jekyll and Hyde in Chicago back in June
are now up on the site,
and from "Same Roof" at the Safe Room Gallery in Dallas, Texas-
A two person exhibition with my partner Titus O'Brien, that was up through July.
If you are going to Miami next week (December4-9) you can find my work along with other extra great work by Bret Slater, Jay Shinn and Wayne White (among others) at Miami Project in the Marty Walker Gallery booth 205.
I am currently an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.- September 6th through December 1st.
It is an amazing place-
check out the website for Art Talk dates, podcasts, video's, Auction information, and Open Studio announcements. We will be having one November 10th.
"Hounds of Love"
opens at Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, Texas
more info to come.
Happy New Year!
It is a new year, and new things are happening!
If you are in Marfa, please stop by and see "Five Points West", a group exhibition at Eugene Binder Gallery with Cassandra Emswiler, Michelle Mackey, Lisa Nersessova, and Hillary Holsonback.
In March, I will be included in "Looking at Animals" at Gallery 219 at Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas. The show is curated by Director Iris Bechtol and will include Trish Igo and Jill O'Brien, Allison Hunter, Buster Graybill and Jules Buck Jones.
Brand 10 Art Space in Fort Worth Texas is planning a group show, "Midnight Garden", That is curated by Christine Bisetto, in August.
Finally, in the upcoming year, tentatively fall, Marty Walker and I are devising plans for a solo show in her gallery that should be a blast to make happen. I am very excited to be working with her.
Whipper-in at Eugene Binder- Marfa Texas through summer
I have a show at Eugene Binder in Marfa that will be up until mid summer.
I will update my site when I have a chance, it is long overdue,
Check out Eugene's Website under "current exhibiton" for shots of the show and to read the wonderful essay he put together.