Biala, Before and Beyond: an interview with curator Diane Kelder

With only a few weeks left to catch Biala: Vision and Memory, the historic retrospective of Janice Biala’s work at Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, curator Diane Kelder opens up about her very personal connection with the work of Janice Biala and the struggles that come along with mounting the first museum retrospective of Biala’s work.

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The Courage of Her Convictions

Edwin Dickinson, Janice Biala, Biala

Biala: Vision and Memory, a recently opened retrospective exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, showcases the work of an independent-minded artist whose subtly colored figurative compositions have the courage of her convictions.

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Biala and Brustlein at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of paintings by American artist Biala (1903 – 2000) and her husband Daniel Brustlein (1904 – 1996). The exhibition will be the first time the gallery explores the paintings of her lesser-known husband and their fertile creative life together.

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Lecture series announced at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College

Janice Biala, Biala, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, lecture series, Queens College Museum

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College announces series of important lectures related to it’s current exhibition: Biala: Vision and Memory. The lectures series runs throughout the duration of this historic and comprehensive exhibition which brings together paintings, collages, and drawings from across seven decades the artist’s career from the late 1920s to the 1990s.

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First Posthumous Museum Retrospective Exhibition Announced

Janice Biala, Biala, Godwin-Terbach Museum, Queens College Museum

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, is pleased to present Biala: Vision and Memory, September 12-October 27, 2013. The exhibition is the first posthumous museum retrospective of American painter Janice Biala (1903-2000) ever held in New York. Curated by scholar Diane Kelder, the exhibition brings together work across seven decades of work including drawings from the late 1920s to paintings from the 1990s.

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New website dedicated to the life and work of Biala

Biala, Janice Biala, Rudy Burckhardt

The Estate of Janice Biala, in collaboration with Tibor de Nagy Gallery, is pleased to announce the launch of new website dedicated to the life and work of American painter, Janice Biala (1903-2000).

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Hurly-burly Intimism: The Art of Janice Biala

Janice Biala, Biala, college, Mario Naves, Tibor de Nagy

Biala didn’t yield to abstraction. Things in the world–concrete objects we hold, traverse or trip over–were her art’s impetus and end-point. The ages old endeavor of working from life puts Biala’s achievement at odds with prevailing notions of avant-gardism, of forward momentum and innovation.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Paintings by Janice Biala

Janice Biala, The New York Sun, Biala, John Goodrich, Tibor de Nagy Gallery

One of the tangential intrigues of art is the Bohemian lifestyle that often attends it — that liberated, marginal existence that feeds upon and nourishes creative intensity. The painter Janice Biala (1903–2000) lived such a life and lived it to the very fullest.

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Obit: Biala, 97, Whose Paintings Were Cryptic and Luscious

Biala was known for cryptic, lusciously painted interiors, still lifes, landscapes and street scenes that hovered between abstraction and representation. They belonged to a trans-Atlantic tradition that included French painters like Matisse, Bonnard and Marquet, as well as Milton Avery and Edward Hopper.

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