PHILLIP ALLEN
Dubious Plan
2006
Oil on board
14 1/5 by 18 1/10 in. 36 by 46 cm

PHILLIP ALLEN
Slives
2006
Oil on board
14 1/5 by 18 1/10 in. 36 by 46 cm

PHILLIP ALLEN
Novag Diamond
2006
Oil on board
19 7/10 by 23 3/5 in. 50 by 60 cm

ALISON FOX
Regal Beagle
2006
Oil on canvas
38 1/8 by 38 1/8 in. 96.8 by 96.8 cm

ALISON FOX
Daisy
2006
Oil on canvas
21 1/8 by 22 1/8 in. 53.7 by 56.2 cm

ALISON FOX
Ruins
2006
Oil on canvas
16 by 12 3/16 in. 40.6 by 31 cm

ALISON FOX
Spy vs. Spy
2006
Oil on canvas
24 by 24 in. 61 by 61 cm

ALISON FOX
Ottawa
2006
Oil on canvas
39 by 38 in. 99.1 by 96.5 cm

ALEX KWARTLER
Untitled
2006
Oil on canvas
23 by 20 in. 58.4 by 50.8 cm

ALEX KWARTLER
Untitled
2006
Oil on canvas
23 by 20 in. 58.4 by 50.8 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Isaac Hayes Painting
2006
Oil and mixed media on canvas
59 by 64 in. 149.9 by 162.6 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Seven Pointed Star
2006
Oil and mixed media on canvas
20 by 16 in. 50.8 by 40.6 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Untitled
2006
Acrylic gel, oil, newsprint and banana peel on canvas
48 1/8 by 38 in. 122.2 by 96.5 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
In Memory of Al Held
2005
Acrylic, acrylic gel, oil, newsprint on canvas
43 by 30 in. 109.2 by 76.2 cm

REBECCA MORRIS
Untitled
2006
Oil on canvas
82 by 80 in. 208.3 by 203.2 cm

REBECCA MORRIS
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
90 by 76 in. 228.6 by 193 cm

Press Release

Abstract December 2, 2006 - January 6, 2007 NOVEMBER 10, 2006: NEW YORK -- Mitchell-Innes & Nash will present a group exhibition of abstract painting in its Chelsea space from December 2, 2006 through January 6, 2007. The exhibition includes paintings by five artists whose work is devoted to issues of abstraction. The show brings to light the popularity of abstract painting among artists at a time when figurative and representational art have become so prevalent. Chris Martin, one of the artists in the exhibition, articulated this paradox in a recent article: “Abstraction no longer exists as a movement and no longer leads any avant-garde. The distinctions between abstraction and other art have become increasingly meaningless. Abstract painting is dead. That’s why it has become so interesting again.”* The Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibition presents diverse approaches to abstract painting and includes works by the following five artists: Phillip Allen - Allen is represented by The Approach Gallery (London); his solo shows include Kerlin gallery, Dublin in 2005 and P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York, in 2003 Alison Fox - A 2005 MFA graduate from Hunter College, Fox had her first solo shows last year at ATM gallery in New York and at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles Alex Kwartler - Represented by John Connelly Presents, Kwartler was included in last year’s The Painted World, at P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York. Chris Martin - A former performance artist, Martin recently had a solo show at Sideshow in Brooklyn. Included last year in The Painted World, at P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York and a group show at Feature Inc., Martin is represented by Daniel Weinberg gallery, in Los Angeles; Rebecca Morris – Represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin); the Renaissance Society in Chicago presented a ten-year retrospective of Morris’ work in 2005 Listing Information: Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea is located at 534 West 26th Street. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am to 6pm T: (212) 744-7400 www.miandn.com Opening reception will be held at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea on Friday, December 1, from 6 to 8 pm Press Information: Stacy Bolton Communications T: 212.721.5350 E: Emily@StacyBolton.com